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Nashville, Tennessee
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja / Jigsaw / 9G
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Favorite Futures: NQ, YM and ES
 
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After Hours Trading

OK ... exactly why am I trading the YM in low volume after hours trading???


The only thing that was succesful about this trade was taking Mike's advice on proper stops. I placed it below support
at 10750.

However, I bailed as soon as the market turned with consecutive LL's...

Does anyone have a rule for consecutive LL's for an out??
I suppose I should wait for a complete indicator turn to signal my out.


Things done wrong...

1. Should not be in after hours in the first place.

2. The trend while going slowly up, was too choppy

3. This is not the type of PA I have had success with in the past.


Will try another during normal hours if a regular setup shows up. I have vocals coming at 11am , so I may
grab a winner or two....


AJ
Nashville, Tennessee


"Life On The Edge of SR"
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You know, that last trade was actually pretty good if I just would'nt have chickened out.

I have got to stop thinking about scalping and let these things ride... I would have been just fine with the stop
I placed at 10750.

This is nothing except fear because of trading with scared money (not enough)... I know, Mike, I Know...


AJ
Nashville, Tennessee


"Life On The Edge of SR"
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Feel


I have a good feel of when these runs are forming, I just need to "Trade Big"

Here is the same trade a bit later...


I am not emotional about it though.... Big progress for me.

Need more tuition money....


Down $40 for the morning...

I'll give myself one more try...


AJ
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"Life On The Edge of SR"
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oops....


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I'm Out

OK.... I give

I seem to have no feel for the market anymore. I can't keep sharp just trading a few times a week.

2nd loss for the day...

Took a trade at the top of resistance HOPING for a breakout. Bad trade... I know better than that. I have just forgotten.


Bailed as it turned...


Obviously I'm rusty... I will now go back and trade the dozen or so market replays I have saved and
try to get a feel back.

I can now pull the trigger with live money easily.... (maybe too easily!! )


I will now save up the $10k Mike says is minimum and trade correctly. I didn't want to blow through a account learning. That's why I started small. The only thing I learned from it is the mental edge of losing money.
My Technique needs to be refinded and hanging around this place will help with that.


I came in with $2K and left with $1K. I fought for 6 months. I need a sharper edge.
Call it tuition. I will read all the books I have wanted to. And practice.

I will still post my practice trades and hopefully get some guidance.


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anything is possible, from a blog

So I read this guy's blog as well. He is the ONLY guy I've ever seen that posts his real brokerage statement. How do I know its real, because we use the same clearing house and mine looks the same. Its true, he is very experienced and to my knowledge has been trading the same system for years with only slight mods every now and then. He knows his stats, his edge and has money management down really well. So yes it is possible. I am encouraged by his blog as I know I can do it too by just being disciplined. It is harder with a small account. But you must have 100% faith in your edge. If not, stop trading.

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Which blog?

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Which blog?

no free adv for vendor here so I go out of the way not to mention him.

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Status Update

Things are going well as I revamp my system...

Good Success with CL

YM is still baffling me. Break even


I'm giving range bars a swing. I really like them.

Using an EMA with some Fib lines, along with SR as my main guide.

Trying to really get in tune with PA on these two markets...

Anyone know of a solid EMA that will give me the best cues possible???

I went ahead and moved up to NT7 since I'm revamping my system anyway. Solid so far..

Will start posting some charts for entry / exit advice when I settle completely on my rig..


thanks to all for the help in my journey... I'm re-juiced. I'm filling up my trading account
quickly and should be back in the game in a couple of months with a decent sized account.


AJ
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"Life On The Edge of SR"
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Things are going well as I revamp my system...

....

Anyone know of a solid EMA that will give me the best cues possible???

.

a whole topic in itself, you have fishnet indicator made out of multiple MAs, bigmike CDA made out of some MAs, MAs with fib numbers setting seems popular then again 20, 40, 50, 100, 200 are also popular. I also have a collection of MAs setting of some weird number. So what to make of them all? Just pick a number you like and go for it, everybody starts with 20 I think.

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