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I used to when I was trading live in the morning. I would look at the indi's on a few others and see what it looked like. However, right now, not so much.

I used to trade just fundamentally (and was profitable!) and have learned that a bias does more harm then good on intra-day trading and doesn't leave me as open.

Do you have any suggestions to pay attention to?

I have seen this approach before, however, its too intensive for me to learn much from, I appreciate you sharing it with the group, and exposing yourself to what others might consider critical thought.

I am glad its working for you!

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-.4 points per contract today

Real simple. Not following rules or having a clear mind. I took a lot of high-risk entries...

Today was simple, I was biased. I was reading some late night 'greek debt' news and I guess I figured today would drop like a rock.

I guess I was a bit off. I liked the amount it moved yesterday. Had I just took trades at the 440 setups and the 76/Double bottoms, then it would have been a profitable day. Oh and the double bottom was nice, but how could I take longs when I was thinking about Greek debt.

Not a good week for me, but willing to put it behind me.

I continued placing arrows occasionally and had I stayed trading I would have caught a very nice short down for 6 points. It seems to me that I need to start skipping the first fifteen to thirty minutes lately! I know that changes, or hold my self for a bit.

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I used to when I was trading live in the morning. I would look at the indi's on a few others and see what it looked like. However, right now, not so much.

I used to trade just fundamentally (and was profitable!) and have learned that a bias does more harm then good on intra-day trading and doesn't leave me as open.

Do you have any suggestions to pay attention to?

If you pay attention to the news or other fundamentals, you'd better be crafty. For example, consider the bad job report two Fridays ago. Futures prices rose before dropping...to take advantage of the herd, I'll bet. Best to watch the tape and your indicators methinks. If you can think like the big boys (who have information sources in their hip pocket) and anticipate the fake outs, please share your method. Is it as easy as doing the opposite of what you would expect?

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If you pay attention to the news or other fundamentals, you'd better be crafty. For example, consider the bad job report two Fridays ago. Futures prices rose before dropping...to take advantage of the herd, I'll bet. Best to watch the tape and your indicators methinks. If you can think like the big boys (who have information sources in their hip pocket) and anticipate the fake outs, please share your method. Is it as easy as doing the opposite of what you would expect?

I have no idea what news will do. For about 4 months I traded the news on breakouts. There is no logic to the madness and I could figure out no pattern at all through the 4 months and gave up.

Yes, the news tainted me some and that causes a mess in your head while trading.

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I have no idea what news will do. For about 4 months I traded the news on breakouts. There is no logic to the madness and I could figure out no pattern at all through the 4 months and gave up.

Yes, the news tainted me some and that causes a mess in your head while trading.

I think that it's much better to wait for a pull back after news. At least you know where it's headed!!!

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I think that it's much better to wait for a pull back after news. At least you know where it's headed!!!

Sometimes. I would trade oil news and had a little ATM strategy that worked quite well on SIM for many months. Then I went live for 4 months and it was breakeven. I thought it was the difference between live and sim. It actually wasn't! The exact time I started live the market dynamic changed and now my ATM didn't really work!

Kind of funny. It made me realize how much market dynamics can change. With 5 tick stops, it is a dangerous game to play near the news. I have done it successfully live before...

But it is rare for me. I just need to get my head screwed on straight. I think until my workload eases that it will be a challenge. Plus I have 2 young kids which are another level of 'distraction' so probably not the best time to focus on an endeavor in my life right now. I can come up with all kinds of excuses... haha....

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+2 points per contract today

Nice trendy day! It moved exactly as the indi's said it would.

The difference today is that I paid attention and focused on getting in on the trend and watching price action closely. Very beautiful market today and my mind was open. ;0

1 trade, 1 profit

I tried a 2nd trade on the nice 6 point run down, but it would have knocked me out at BE +1 had I gotten filled. I did like the short after that also.

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hi Blue, I like your well managed trade, good work!

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You did a great job today!!! Nice to see you in green. One trade and you done. That's the way it should be.
Keep it up!!!

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