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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja / Jigsaw / 9G
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Favorite Futures: NQ, YM and ES
 
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Live Trades

Well, I hit the SIM wall... I was loosing the fear quotient .

I had to pull the trigger live on a couple of quick scalps in the YM...


Ahhhhhh.......

feels good.


Two for Two... OK, back to studying and saving $$$$$$$$$.


AJ
Nashville, Tennessee


"Life On The Edge of SR"
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Couldn't Stay Away

Had to pull the trigger on one more live trade in this beautiful trend in the YM.....


Three for three in a wonderful up channel to hit 11100...



There is nothing like trading with real $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to burn in good lessons...


OK .... must walk away. Not funded well enough yet to trade as I would like. It's hard to stay away from
that Account button...

Must stay in SIM... While I learn more and Save Cash

I'm digging the Al Brooks book.....


AJ
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Doing Well


It's going well with me staying away from the live trading until I can get properly funded.

I have $2K more in the coffers and the learning is going well. I find the Al Brooks price action book fascinating...

I will not post anymore of my SIM trades, as it is fairly pointless since I am experimenting with order entries as I
bring a bit of the Brooks method into my Scalping style....

A work in progress... Plenty of time... No hurry....


It will feel good to risk 1% a trade.


Thanks again to all for the help.


AJ
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"Life On The Edge of SR"
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Work, Work , Work

I've been locked up in the studio for a week, so I haven't had a lot of time to work on the new system, however the trading account is filling up nicely...

I did break away for an hour here and there to work on Price Action and feel confident. about the system. Trade entry's are clear and I have a good plan.

I will be quite ready by the first of the year...

Also doing well about not hitting the Live Account button until I am fully funded. ...very tempting
when a classic setup is staring at me .


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anything is possible, from a blog

final update on 'Road To Million' project;
the plan:

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Apart from any other mitigating factors or extenuating circumstance beyond our control, closed-out balance of $5,400+ had a floor-limit of loss shutdown at $4,000.00 and cessation of trading for the month.
....
On September 7th we’ll resume trading as usual with same $4,000 ending balance and look to reach Month Two or possibly Month Three objective goals by/before September 30th using TF – ES – CL futures in any combination thereof. Traders joining us then can view that as a continuation of prior trading OR new start to the business plan… whatever they deem fit.

Nothing on our end changes regardless: start with $4k, focus on reaching $8k, attempt to push further if possible with a floor-stop to operations @ $8,000 balance trailed. Repeat the process in October, and each month hence thru Dec 2011.

the reality:
links to each month result located on front page are gone, link to the project is gone, only way to know if it ever existed is to dig thru its archive.

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Busy, Busy...

Been locked up in the studio for a couple of weeks now, working on a record... so, not much time to practice trading the
futures.

I've been dabbling in the spot forex market where I don't need to be constantly watching the screen. More of a swing -
position type trading stance.

Seems to be suiting my busy schedule well... 10% gain using small positions with big stops and bigger targets to just ride
general trends.

My trading journey continues... : )


AJ
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Status Update

Work is slowing down a bit for the holidays, so I'm having a bit more time for my trading studies. Still building up
the futures trading account and practising with a week at a time of replay data, to get a feel of how the markets move over that time frame. There are definite patterns in a weekly cycle.

Still trying to absorb the Al Brooks book and put the knowledge into use. Price action is my main study.

My current instrument is the EUR/USD using hourly and daily charts to get good solid positions. I am then able to stay in the trade for many hours, which suits my schedule... Finding success. It seems to mirror the DOW at
times, which will make trading it alongside the YM interesting...

I still love the fury of the futures, however.... both will be traded in time. The CL is always becking, but I resist....

No hurry.....

Happy Holidays!!!


AJ
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Lesson

If I could summarize all have learned in my first year in one phrase it would be....

"Wait for the Pull Back"


Patience is the key to this whole game.... Let the price action come to you...


Back to the books....


AJ
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Slow Down

I'm slowing things way down... Daily charts on the currencies. ... fascinating


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A New Start


Well, after a 50% drawdown on my debut trading account, I am back to live trading with a much better funded
account.

I will be risking 1% a trade. YM with CL to follow when I double the account.

At first, I am simply looking for profit everyday. I have a losing rule in place also.

Here is the first trade back. I hate this type of trade. The very top of the market, waiting to break a new high.

I got in after the second attempt broke through. But it was a major battle on my T&S and filter charts, so I
bailed. I will let this market top out and visit the down side.

One trade, one win.

This time I'm going to build the account up slowly.

Profit tartgets to follow in time.

Thanks to all for the assistance in developing a very strong system.

I'm back in the saddle again


AJ
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