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I am more ashamed than you are. Just because I stopped and then started to trade again. Looking back on the charts even after news when volatility was pretty high I can see a lot of nice entries but my eyes were closed and my brain didn't work. All I had was anger and with every losing trade it was growing more and more.
Would I stay calm and concentrate I could do much better. Good thing you got all back and some on the top off it. I just knew that if I keep clicking I'll go even lower because I stopped thinking after news came out.

Yes, my brain was shutoff as well.

I didn't really get angry today. Just disappointed in myself and knowing that I can do better. Typically I would get angry so that is a change.

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Well, I am back to my old habits it seems. 16 trades today, but I don't feel too poorly about them. It seemed long to me after I missed the pivot, but I figured a retrace would be enough so I tried a few times, bounced. Then I decided to go long, bounced. Then short again and I got a great pivot!

I did not let the indicators tell me when I most likely would need to exit. Instead, my bad habits of getting out too soon jumped in my way. I could have easily been up a couple points today. That first long was incredible... I don't recall ever seeing a 20 point move up like that or at least my memory is suffering.

All-n-all, I am only disgusted in my ability to manage the trades. I caught some small one's, but they could have been big one's had I been technical.

This weekend I will need to get my head on straight. Drawdown was quite high today.

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Well, I am back to my old habits it seems. 16 trades today, but I don't feel too poorly about them. It seemed long to me after I missed the pivot, but I figured a retrace would be enough so I tried a few times, bounced. Then I decided to go long, bounced. Then short again and I got a great pivot!

I did not let the indicators tell me when I most likely would need to exit. Instead, my bad habits of getting out too soon jumped in my way. I could have easily been up a couple points today. That first long was incredible... I don't recall ever seeing a 20 point move up like that or at least my memory is suffering.

All-n-all, I am only disgusted in my ability to manage the trades. I caught some small one's, but they could have been big one's had I been technical.

This weekend I will need to get my head on straight. Drawdown was quite high today.

Have you been watching Horst on Youtube and his new ways? I used them yesterday in sim and got 6 points. Today the DOW was down over 100 points at opening. That and it being Friday... stay out!

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Have you been watching Horst on Youtube and his new ways? I used them yesterday in sim and got 6 points. Today the DOW was down over 100 points at opening. That and it being Friday... stay out!

Well, you don't know until you know right?

Yes, I watch Horst often on the ES. He is doing quite good, but a little scary the other day for me. Kind of like the trading I did yesterday, but not nearly as bad as I was...

he is a great trader and enjoy watching his vids..

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Well, you don't know until you know right?

Yes, I watch Horst often on the ES. He is doing quite good, but a little scary the other day for me. Kind of like the trading I did yesterday, but not nearly as bad as I was...

he is a great trader and enjoy watching his vids..

Horst is offering private tutoring.

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Some thoughts...

When I wake up in the morning am I....

Excited to trade because...
I will make money today
I will dance well with the market
I will find peace with the market

Not Excited to trade because...
I will be 'risking' capital
I will be tired and won't trade well
I will be risking being wrong
I am not supposed to be excited. Boring is good.

Just some thoughts...

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Well, considering I hit the pivot at the top by 1 tick, then I think my points could be in the +10+ category...

Well, you never know. I thought we were headed up further because of the strong premarket price action trend and boy was I wrong.....

If I stuck with my indicators, then I would be much more consistent and profitable, but instead I am 'inferring' what the market is telling me as far as strength etc..

I will trade what I see....

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Ok, wow, I feel a bit worn out. I thought for sure some of my trades would work out only to be knocked out by a tick for a runner. Big bars today and I was too slow or hesitant to take advantage.

I liked short and shorts should be my #1 choice considering market conditions, but the MACD's were telling me long after a while, but I couldn't make up my mind.

I finally picked the right direction and it was long nicely, but the retraces kept knocking me out and then going. I did pretty good considering I was so far down for the day.

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