My name is Paulo, i just finish my register in Big Mike Forum, and I accept the challenge of starting my own journal.
Hope this could really help me in day trading. I'm currently in SIM trading.
Preferred Markets: ES and FDAX
Currently, I have two groups of entry Market activations:
1- Activation Group Go with the Trend, with 2 possible Market Entry:
- Opening Activation (OA) - This is an entry used only at the Opening bell, when the market cuts a resistance/support with an extreme volume, I enter to follow the trend
- Green Light (GL) - This is an entry used to follow the trend, and the activation comes with the Green Light of all indicators and market sentiment
2 - Activation Group Reversal/End of the Trend, with 2 possible Market Entry:
- V1P - This is an entry based on volume and price candles, I enter the opposite way of the trend (Risk Entry)
- P1C - This is an entry based on price candles, I enter the opposite way of the trend (Less Risk)
- V2P - This is an entry to follow the main trend, but usually the market have some corrections, I enter in the correction (Risk entry)
- V2C - this is an entry to follow the main trend, but usually the market have some corrections, I enter in the correction (Less Risk)
I will try to put my entry's every day.
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Finally today, the price seems to have movement, and when this happens, we can spot some nice opportunities.
In terms of Price trend, the main trend was down, so a nice opportunity is to go with the flow.
I spot a nice entry to go down: So I got a 38% of fib (correction of the previous impulse) plus double roof (swing is showing this event)
I wait for the stop of the price, so I count 3 candles (the first candle is the highest, second and third stays below of of the first Candle) - > Enter Short with the stop a tick above the first candle.
After that, wait for the price movement to go down, then I draw a extreme trend line, and when I detect that the price was no longer inside of the extreme trend line I decided to exit (because many times price comes against us).
Nice afternoon of trading, but I was not able to get the best of Opportunities.
ES market Open for High trades Only, but in my mind was that price will eventually get down. I saw the first impulse with VOL, then I was expecting for the correction (but the correction came with VOL too), so I stayed a little confused. After that comes another Impulse (the second one), so I though, well I started to count the Impulses in order to enter short on the last Impulse ( the 5 wave).
The 5 wave came, well with little VOL (it seems to me that this was the point of return), I change to Live account and enter short, wait for VOL, but VOL didn't appear
I decide to leave the operation, If I stayed i was able to get 1 point (that was my target), but still I think I did the best option because it seems that the market may want to go Up again.
I would say that FDAX had a very interesting morning with several opportunities to go long...
I miss it all
So I started to find a possibility to go Short, I start to find resistances and project the price to find where could the price go.
I found a place where I had a resistance (not very strong), and the projection of the first wave to get my second wave overlap 100% with that resistance.
I wait for the price to get there (...) After a few minutes the Price gets!!!
I was ready to enter, I know that to enter short I should enter and exit very quickly because the price could eventually return to long. I detect VOL to go Short and wait for 2 price candle to fail: I enter short, price comes against me for a second or two, but it gave me reason and I exit.
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