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Shakexo
Philadelphia, PA
 
 
Posts: 39 since Aug 2022
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I did not trade yesterday because I had some personal business to attend to. And honestly I am glad I was able to get a small break after losing BIGLY on Tuesday.

But today I made $637 on ES today. I stuck to my plan of not taking the first trade until 10am and that worked for me today. While I was waiting I was making trades on SIM and I loss every one due to choppiness and sideways trading. I think the times I won close to the open was mostly luck because it's impossible to see a setup that early anyway.

Things I did right:

1. Waited until 10am to trade.
2. I reduced the number of lots and traded smaller to reduce my risk.

Things I did wring:

1. Entered almost exactly at 10am. In doing so I loss the first trade and had to trade 2 more times to get the money back. I just need to wait for the setup before I take the first trade.

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Shakexo
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Posts: 39 since Aug 2022
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I only had an hour to trade on Friday, 9/23 and I lost. I was rushing, impatient and shouldn't have traded knowing that I didn't have my usual amount of time which led me to not being able to focus.

I had to reset my account today (9/26). Then I made $975 on ES after winning $1000, getting greedy and taking another trade, then another, then another, then another to get my money back. I rarely trade again after making my daily profit and that is exactly why.

Things I did right:

1. I didn't let my trades go all the way to my stop. And some I closed in profit (even though it didn't hit my target) and entered a second trade.


Things I did wrong:

1. Got greedy after winning the first trade pretty easily.

My billing cycle started over and I reset my account so now I have 20 days to make the profit target. Hopefully I will adhere to my lessons and make this the last time I do this evaluation.

I live to trade another day!

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Shakexo
Philadelphia, PA
 
 
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I made $1850 on ES today by accident. I made my usual target but I had 10 contracts on there when I usually have 5! I doubled my contracts yesterday to make up for my deficit and forgot to change it back. I am happy it worked out in my favor but it could have easily went the other way.

Things I did right:

1. I was patient and entered when my setups were there.

Things I did wrong:

1. Had way too many contracts and was open to too much risk. That is a reminder to make sure you check to see if you have the appropriate lot size for your trade.

I live to trade another day!

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Shakexo
Philadelphia, PA
 
 
Posts: 39 since Aug 2022
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I made $1125 on ES today. I lost the first trade by being too early (I was in the right direction) and then I took 3 more trades to get my money back. That is far lower than my usual 10+ trades I take when I lose. So I am getting better at being patient and waiting for the next setup before I trade again.

Things I did right:

1. Even though I lost the first trade I was patient when entering subsequent trades. I also doubled up on my contracts (I am still not sure if that's good or bad).

Things I did wrong:

1. Cut my trade because I was losing but I don't think it would have stopped me out. But since I was only down half the usual amount it was easier to get my money back.

I am still learning to trust my signals and indicators a little more and find the combination that works most often. I have added pivots to my chart just to see how they hold up.

I live to trade another day!

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Shakexo
Philadelphia, PA
 
 
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I made $1100 on ES today. I LOVE easy trading days like this when it just goes in one main direction. I wish I could say that it was my skill that won the trade but it wasn't. There was little retracement and it went straight down.

Things I did right:

1. Had a good entry.

Things I did wrong:

2. Didn't let my runner run...I cut the trade short in profit.

I live to trade another day!


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Shakexo
Philadelphia, PA
 
 
Posts: 39 since Aug 2022
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Made $1400 on ES today. I loss the first two trades then won the 3rd. I still don't feel like I am making trades based on educated decisions and instead I feel like I am guessing. And sometimes I guess right and sometimes I guess wrong. I know that trading is based on probability and I will never be right 100% of the time but I just don't feel confident in my trades and I am taking trades based on feel instead of technicality. I am just hoping that gets better with time.

Things I did right:

1. Only took a few trades after I loss and was able to hit my daily profit target.

Things I did wrong:

1. Nothing really....but I just want to be more confident in my trades.

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kls06541
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Why not use an Algo system? Like Wealth-Lab?

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