Trading (Page 14) - Trading Journals | futures.io
futures.io futures trading
 

Go Back   futures.io

> Futures Trading, News, Charts and Platforms > Trading Journals


Trading
Started:January 30th, 2011 (12:29 PM) by aquarian1 Views / Replies:40,186 / 682
Last Reply:November 25th, 2016 (11:28 AM) Attachments:357

Welcome to futures.io.

Welcome, Guest!

This forum was established to help traders (especially futures traders) by openly sharing indicators, strategies, methods, trading journals and discussing the psychology of trading.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading forums:
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive on our forums.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendor advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in openness and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, it is not something tangible you can download.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.


You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community. It's free and simple, and we will never resell your private information.

-- Big Mike
     

Reply
 357  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

Trading

Old April 7th, 2011, 02:50 PM   #131 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB and free NT
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
aquarian1's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,198 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 696 given, 967 received

Trade 6 of thurs

Sell 1 1331 4/7/2011 11:53 Entry
Buy 1 1329.25 4/7/2011 12:12 Exit =+1.75

Good trading to everyone.
Attached Thumbnails
Trading-jour4j.jpg  
Reply With Quote
     

Old April 7th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #132 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB and free NT
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
aquarian1's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,198 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 696 given, 967 received

Trade 7 of thurs

Buy 1 1327.25 12:34 Entry
Sell 1 1327.75 14:05 Exit =+0.50

Good trading to everyone.
Reply With Quote
     

Old April 7th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #133 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB and free NT
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
aquarian1's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,198 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 696 given, 967 received

Thursday total +7.5


Trades 7 Apr
Buy 1 1327 9:48 Entry
Sell 1 1327.75 9:52 Exit =+0.75

Buy 1 1326.75 10:21 Entry
Sell 1 1327.5 10:29 Exit =+0.75

Sell 1 1327.5 10:29 Entry
Buy 1 1323.5 10:38 Exit =+4.00

Buy 1 1324 10:43 Entry
Sell 1 1326 10:57 Exit =+2.00

Buy 1 1328.25 11:01 Entry
Sell 1 1328.75 11:13 Exit =+0.50

Sell 1 1331 11:53 Entry
Buy 1 1329.25 12:12 Exit =+1.75

Buy 1 1327.25 12:34 Entry
Sell 1 1327.75 14:05 Exit =+0.50

Sell 1 1327 14:06 Entry
Buy 1 1329 14:19 Exit
Buy 1 1329 14:19 Entry
Sell 1 1328.25 14:25 Exit =-2.75

Total for the day +7.5

Good trading to everyone.
Reply With Quote
     

Old April 8th, 2011, 12:58 AM   #134 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB and free NT
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
aquarian1's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,198 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 696 given, 967 received

I wonder if the gods are sending me a message


aquarian1 View Post
Had to totally shut down everything and do a reboot,
due to .... .At a crucial time, NT f--ks me.

Have to relog onto IB
Reload 123
and then
reload ... fingers crossed .. the flakey ...

I've had a nap been for a walk and I'm doing my close-up.
Looking at the graph the best trade was Sell 9:05 Buy 9:46 for 13 pts, so then i got to thinking how did I miss that?
Oh yes the NT crash and forcing a total system reboot


I wondering what the people in Fiji are doing...

Good trading to everyone.
Reply With Quote
     

Old April 8th, 2011, 05:00 PM   #135 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB and free NT
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
aquarian1's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,198 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 696 given, 967 received

Futures Edge on FIO
resolutions for change

do posting after market action is done and trade is completed
show before and after screensnaps so I can learn for trade
if no entry before 10amCT turn off computer until wrap-up time.
focus on one great day a day.
the key is the entry.
look for one learning lesson each day -find it type it out and review your lessons.

On est
1334.50 vs 1335.75
1322.50 vs 1327.75

o/n h=1335.75@6:49
l=1328.75 @ 15:35
so buy right after close was a good trade +7pts
---------
actual o/n trade
06:03:29 SLD 1 ES 1334.50
09:23:23 BOT 1 ES 1329.00
=+5.50 pts
----ok that was encouraging

Good trading to everyone.
Reply With Quote
     
The following user says Thank You to aquarian1 for this post:
     

Old April 8th, 2011, 05:03 PM   #136 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB and free NT
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
aquarian1's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,198 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 696 given, 967 received

Firday Summary

Summary Week2 8.0 pts
(Apr4 to Apr 8)

Monday +3.0
Tuesday -3.0
Wednesday +0.25
Thursday +7.50
Friday +5.50

Total for week2: +13.25 pts
Walk score week2: 4 for 6
Sleep score week2: -4.5

Good trading to everyone.
Reply With Quote
     

Old April 9th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #137 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB and free NT
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
aquarian1's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,198 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 696 given, 967 received

Saturday thoughts

On Friday, I wasn't able to wake-up until 5:50PT and on the computer and going around 6:30=8:30CT. When I saw the positive $250 from the o/n trade I just snatched it.

If I was really awake ready and able by opening - charts done ready for battle - I may not have killed the trade at all. I was in the money the FE=HE was in place, the market was trending down, I had a stop in place with it adjusting to trail 6 -once it was 6 pts in my favor.

The reason I killed it was I wasn't ready. I had no clue where the market was going to go - my o/n and pre numbers weren't in and I just didn't want to see a profit go to a loss.

So I have concluded every boils down to getting my sleep and waking up on time refreshed and ready to do business. However, with woofer Dan and screaming Mimie (aka Lillian) that was beyond my control.

I need to make some money and get otta here. I'm caught in a catch 22. Until my neighbors behave quietly on the weekend I won't be on my sleep schedule and until I am on my sleep schedule I won't be ready at opening bell, and until I ready at the opening bell I won't make any money, and until I make some money I can't move, until I move I can't control my sleep...

Back to Friday's trade. Awake and ready i would have let it run, getting more and more relaxed as the time wore on and the points stacked up.

Friday RTH high was 1335.75 at 8:33 and the low was 1318.75 at 14:03 for 17PPP. 17pts is more than i made all week. One trade more than all week.

My entry was:
06:03:29 SLD 1 ES 1334.50
that isn't the top of 35.75 (1.25) but pretty good for shooting all the way from the day before.

All this week I have made some noise when I got up. Hopefully the clowns downstairs had caught on. You don't f_- me on the weekend and you get to sleep in on the weekdays. Even a dog could figure that out. Can they? I doubt it.

Woofer Dan didn't keep me up on Friday night (last night). So if screaming mimmie will be quiet tonight I have a good chance of getting up on Sunday with the alarm 3:30 as resetting my sleep clock for Monday..
--
Friday's chart attached

Good trading to everyone.
Attached Thumbnails
Trading-jour6a.jpg  
Reply With Quote
     

Old April 9th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #138 (permalink)
Elite Member
United Kingdom
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts
Favorite Futures: Dow
 
PositiveDeviant's Avatar
 
Posts: 587 since Nov 2010
Thanks: 257 given, 253 received

Hi Aquarian, your neighbours sound like a nightmare (pun intended). Have you reported it to the police? In the UK we have quite strict laws where neighbours can be fined and their stereo confiscated etc if they are causing too much noise. I would have thought you would have similar type laws in the US...?

Also, I guess you would have already tried this, but how about earplugs? I find they work really well. I also limit myself to one coffee per day otherwise I don't sleep properly.

"The primary thing required to obtain what you want from life, is simply the will to pursue it, and the faith to believe it is possible." - Author Unknown

"The ability to maintain discipline and stick to the rules is the hallmark of the experienced successful trader" - Curtis Faith
Reply With Quote
     
The following user says Thank You to PositiveDeviant for this post:
     

Old April 10th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #139 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB and free NT
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
aquarian1's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,198 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 696 given, 967 received


PositiveDeviant View Post
Hi Aquarian, your neighbours sound like a nightmare (pun intended). Have you reported it to the police? In the UK we have quite strict laws where neighbours can be fined and their stereo confiscated etc if they are causing too much noise. I would have thought you would have similar type laws in the US...?

Also, I guess you would have already tried this, but how about earplugs? I find they work really well. I also limit myself to one coffee per day otherwise I don't sleep properly.

I'm hoping to avoid escalating to the level of the police.

I saw Matt - the boyfriend of screaming mimmie - on my way out for a walk today (Sunday). He was quite embarrassed about the incidents and apologized. he's a nice fellow and I'm she is too -when not giving into her rages.

I asked Matt if his girlfriend is 100% clear on the correlation between her hysterical temper tantrums and my being noisey in the mornings.
"She is now"

I'm hoping this is the end of the episodes.

Woofer Dan was quiet this weekend as well.

Good trading to everyone.

Last edited by aquarian1; April 11th, 2011 at 08:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
     

Old April 10th, 2011, 11:07 PM   #140 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB and free NT
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
aquarian1's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,198 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 696 given, 967 received


o/n orders are in
h=1332.25
l=1319

Stops are 5pts and they adjust to trail 6pts once the trade is 6pts profitable.

Good trading to everyone.
Reply With Quote
     

Reply



futures.io > Futures Trading, News, Charts and Platforms > Trading Journals > Trading

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)
 

NinjaTrader 8: Features and Enhancements, Tips and Tricks

Dec 6
 

Al Brooks: Stop Losing when a Good Trade goes Bad, Correcting Mistakes

Elite only
 

Trading Technologies: Algo Design Lab hands-on

Dec 13
     


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:49 PM.

Copyright © 2016 by futures.io. All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
 
no new posts

Page generated 2016-12-03 in 0.11 seconds with 19 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.211.5.239