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That little blue triangle looks all alone up there by itself.

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Stopped out.

Gain for the day is 35 ticks. Done for the day.

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All I see today is chop. Working later today, so I missed the opening movement and waited it out. I kept seeing reversals and short trading range today on the 1 min and 2 min chart. With no solid trend there, I extended out to 5 min and saw a much better image. Went even further to the 10 min chart and saw the beautiful trends I love to see on the 1-3 min charts. Placed a buy based on the 5 and 10 min chart with a much longer stoploss due to the extended timeframe. So far, it is paying off. Here comes the late day trading frenzy. Hopefully. And hopefully in my speculated direction.

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Lots of chop still, but I ended up with 1 tick due to greed. Not good. As soon as I closed it out, the price jumped 8 ticks in my previous direction.

I will be replaying CL today to get some more experience.

Been swamped today and interviewed for a promotion, so we'll see what happens on that front. No time to get more in-depth in review today.

I think the idea of letting winners ride is valid, but I'm holding onto positions for too long. Today my position went to +28 ticks, but due to workload, inability to set trailing stop, etc., I lost out. So still learning. If I get 20-24 ticks per trade, I'm out. Period. My average trade for the last 4-5 weeks is 23 ticks. That is a very healthy trade and I'm not sure why I didn't take it. Well, I know why. Because I think it'll turn around on me and head back up.

As I told AJ, I'll be getting the quarterly license soon enough and once I have that I'll be going back live. It is hard to learn to trade with all the tools only to go live and have almost none of what was learned on. Once I get my trading method there back in, I'll be going live again. And I'll be buying just one quarterly license. After that, should profits allow, I'll be buying the lifetime license.


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No chance to replay CL last night. SXSW is in town and the wif wants to get out on the town as much as possible before Bump get's a real name and is born.

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First trade of the day was a short. PA said short, so I did. Went 13 ticks in the money or so, but I got called away from my desk so I couldn't watch it to see everything happening. Closed out at +4 ticks. Not great, but not bad either. Crazy chop after that.

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You have Cajone's of Steel for trading while you are distracted!

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First trade of the day was a short. PA said short, so I did. Went 13 ticks in the money or so, but I got called away from my desk so I couldn't watch it to see everything happening. Closed out at +4 ticks. Not great, but not bad either. Crazy chop after that.

hey , bob maughan here (bobarian) i saw your earlir post regarding cqg quotes.i tried them , and went back to zenfire within 2 days
inside bid or ask at 1 on the nq, and slippage on every trade...enough said

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You have Cajone's of Steel for trading while you are distracted!

I wasn't distracted at the time I made the trade. I was away from my desk for 2-3 minutes. Shoulda closed out.

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Trade of the day for me. 2nd trade was a long that was good, but the TF quickly reversed on me and I reversed the trade. It went to 57 ticks positive and bounced of the pivot point. Bounced against it again. The third time I closed out. Should have paid more attention to the pivot point as a point of resistance/support. Closed out at +47 ticks.

The short was risky, for me, as it didn't meet my criteria for taking a trade, but the End of Day trading is what pulled me in. I felt as though the market would drop and I wanted to get on it before it did. I had a 50/50 chance but given the world situation, market movement throughout the day, i.e. the fighting to get up to the high of the day, and market chop. Seems I was right.

Not having the chart trader is severely inhibiting my trading. Will be getting that ASAP.

For the day, +37 ticks.

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