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-2.6 points today

Well, counter-trend trading was not something again to do today. These days are the bane of my trading existance!

I knew it was going down, so why was I shorting??????????????????????????

I went into crazy replay mode and sped up the market and just started clicking so I stopped my video.

Gosh, I took a short, got bounced, so wow, I guess I am a bit upset. Ever since I started reading trading in the zone I have now become overconfident and unemotional to the point of gift gift gift gift...
I am going to watch the market for a couple days to get my mojo back.

I am dealing with a couple big decisions at work and I can't get some of that out of my head while trading. Along with a child that is up all night and leaving me with little options of sleep. Ok, enough excuses, back to work!

I see that there were VERY clear entries on breakouts. Very clear....

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+1.5 points today

Ok, today was a bit more clear to me, but my first trade was ridiculous. "I don't want to miss it" trade.

I hit my trade perfect and scaled out a bit soon, but it was a good target.

I am not picking the proper direction lately which obviously isn't helping. I considered taking a long but not where I would have made any good $'s.

My wife is picking up the longer trend and she tells me an 8,000 tick chart is required. hmmm. I think I have enough charts to slow down my computer at this point. haha...

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+1.7 points today


Ok, I messed up on the # of contracts. Also, the first couple of trades were just not necessary or I guess much thought put into those.

Wasn't able to trade yesterday due to some meetings.

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+2.6 points today

Interesting day! I KNEW it was going long. This is good. I understood it was long and I was comfortable with it and willing to go with it.

Typically, I would have taken just the shorts because of what the longer term looked like. I would have done quite well going short today!

Happy with my trading today.

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-1.2 points per contract today

Ok, Not my best composure for sure. I was down -4.6 points at one point! I stopped thinking and just started clicking after about trade 6 (-1.6 points). I could have taken a time out.

I saw longs, but yet I started shorting... I think I had some misfortune in that I was taking some decent longs, but both times they came back to knock me out and go.

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Ok, Not my best composure for sure. I was down -4.6 points at one point! I stopped thinking and just started clicking after about trade 6 (-1.6 points). I could have taken a time out.

I saw longs, but yet I started shorting... I think I had some misfortune in that I was taking some decent longs, but both times they came back to knock me out and go.

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surprising,

we all know these negative days happen, but with the direction moves of today, I guess it was easy to not trust the strength of the moves, as they happened, or simply go with an existing move underway for whatever you could have taken

do you apply this method to other contracts?, or would that max out more monitors beyond the ability to concentrate (I think the latter)?

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surprising,

we all know these negative days happen, but with the direction moves of today, I guess it was easy to not trust the strength of the moves, as they happened, or simply go with an existing move underway for whatever you could have taken

do you apply this method to other contracts?, or would that max out more monitors beyond the ability to concentrate (I think the latter)?

Well, this is not a trend followers system...so....

Horst does a pretty good job of trading multiple contracts on different instruments. I don't know if he still does it as much, but it was pretty impressive how he would have on about 3 different instruments and 10 contracts each. I thought it was pretty cool.

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+1.5 points today per contract

Today was a good day. I got chopped up a bit because I wasn't patient and I wasn't taking trades with the smaller time frame saying to get in. The 144 MACD was not saying to get in but I figured it was going short a good bit so I caught it.

I need to let go as I am feeling anxious to be 'profitable' and I feel that urge within myself. That leads to anger IF I make some bad trades which of course fogs up my brain. I must keep clear and trade what I see.

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Today was a good day. I got chopped up a bit because I wasn't patient and I wasn't taking trades with the smaller time frame saying to get in. The 144 MACD was not saying to get in but I figured it was going short a good bit so I caught it.

I need to let go as I am feeling anxious to be 'profitable' and I feel that urge within myself. That leads to anger IF I make some bad trades which of course fogs up my brain. I must keep clear and trade what I see.[/yt]

surprising,

modest gains, hats off to you,

today was a day, a number of traders reported getting ranges on trades of (for example) EMD over +980, over 4 times today

we saw complete ranges (using a 10min chart) eclipsed and breached and retaken (must be footprint of the PPT)

this was one of those days just about nothing could have prepared you for, nor allowed you to stay the whole day

shredded cheese, that's what the nerves were like after an hour in the grinder like today


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broke an important support level today, but managed to close above.

on a longer term view, the uptrend is still intact.

hope you don't mind me posting this here.

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