Let's meet again in 3 months (April), build up a list of questions you want to discuss, see where you're at, review where you've been and where you want to get to next. This time I'll let you buy me lunch
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I wrote a comment in the Skype room after the facts, but I've not cheated, and only look at your first screenshot, my NT was closed at this time.
And I just wrote "very CT...", that was not an advice, just a fact.
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This is exactly what worries me about trading the gaps per John Carter. I don't want to jump the gun here but I think I see an influence here, I just sped read to get caught up. I'm curious if you were able to figure out anything that could have given the gap and go away or is this just one gap in the sea of probabilities that just didn't work? I've been following your trading for a couple of weeks now but haven't read your entire thread. I'm interested in learning what you have figured out thus far. I'll find the time to get caught up with what you are doing. I appreciate you. Thank you,
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Haha... This reminds me when I was sim trading news breakouts. I was easily profitable for over 3 months day in day out. Then, I went live. No kidding it seemed instantly the market had changed its dynamic and I ended up losing money. Then I stopped doing them and volatility came right back 3 days later (after 1 month of live).
My point is, right when you give up is your best string of winners.
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Actually my trade today, while discretionary, was based on favorable gap guide data, just with a better entry price. I didn't take the gap trade at the open because I set up my strat in ES incorrectly the night before (had the wrong trade date).
As for the NASDAQ, I wasn't feeling the love in NQ.
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Plus it came 2.25pts of filling the gap, then turned around and would have been an end-of-day loss of 8.75pts, so good call to stay away.