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The first trade listed (below) is the closing of the one I mentioned in yesterday's post (above). I usually don't do much on Friday afternoons but I did pick up the other trade listed below and opened another one which I'll carry over until Sunday. Anyway, I was quite preoccupied most of the day setting up a new computer.

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 18, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398521995 2011.03.17 16:24 sell 1.40 eurusd 1.3986 0.0000 0.0000 2011.03.18 02:34 1.3984 0.00 -5.25 28.00
1398530935 2011.03.18 04:54 sell 2.00 usdcad 0.9823 0.0000 0.9660 2011.03.18 11:58 0.9816 0.00 0.00 142.62
0.00 -5.25 170.62
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 165.37

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398538959 2011.03.18 15:40 buy 1.50 eurgbp 0.8741 0.0000 0.0000 0.8736 0.00 0.00 -121.75
0.00 0.00 -121.75
Floating P/L: -121.75

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 3 498.90 Floating P/L: -121.75
Closed Trade P/L: 165.37 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 3 542.52
Balance: 3 664.27 Margin Requirement: 1 060.05
Available Margin: 2 482.47
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Quebec, Canada
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: MT4
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Well, not much to report (see my Daily Confirmation), as my trade is ranging (actually looks like it is slowly retracing) but will probably go ITM in the next 24 hours. I figure that the reason my broker doesn't send out my Daily Confirmations on Sunday is because they don't/didn't observe daylight savings time. Also, I think that the market is rather "stunned" by all the major, international, news activity -- Libya, Japan, etc. Sure would have preferred to have been "cooling my heels" with the EURUSD!

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 21, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
No transactions
0.00 0.00 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 0.00

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398538959 2011.03.18 15:40 buy 1.50 eurgbp 0.8741 0.0000 0.8755 0.8721 0.00 -1.51 -489.03
0.00 -1.51 -489.03
Floating P/L: -490.54

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 3 664.27 Floating P/L: -490.54
Closed Trade P/L: 0.00 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 3 173.73
Balance: 3 664.27 Margin Requirement: 1 060.05
Available Margin: 2 113.68
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Still waiting for this trade to double back ...

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 22, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
No transactions
0.00 0.00 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 0.00

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398538959 2011.03.18 15:40 buy 1.50 eurgbp 0.8741 0.0000 0.8755 0.8670 0.00 -3.03 -1 743.72
0.00 -3.03 -1 743.72
Floating P/L: -1 746.75

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 3 664.27 Floating P/L: -1 746.75
Closed Trade P/L: 0.00 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 1 917.52
Balance: 3 664.27 Margin Requirement: 1 060.05
Available Margin: 857.47
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Quebec, Canada
 
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Still waiting ...

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 23, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
No transactions
0.00 0.00 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 0.00

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398538959 2011.03.18 15:40 buy 1.50 eurgbp 0.8741 0.0000 0.8755 0.8676 0.00 -4.55 -1 583.40
0.00 -4.55 -1 583.40
Floating P/L: -1 587.95

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 3 664.27 Floating P/L: -1 587.95
Closed Trade P/L: 0.00 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 2 076.32
Balance: 3 664.27 Margin Requirement: 1 060.05
Available Margin: 1 016.27
Best Regards
Accounts Department

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Posts: 28 since Jan 2011
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Well, my pokey little trade finally felt the power of the major trend and gave up a small profit, this morning (got up about 5, saw it was about to go ITM and set a TP then went back to bed) ... in hindsight (which none of us should ever do), I could/should have stayed longer. However, I picked another pair (EURCHF) and am now "back into the fray" with a fresh trade.

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 24, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398538959 2011.03.18 15:40 buy 1.50 eurgbp 0.8741 0.0000 0.8745 2011.03.24 14:49 0.8745 0.00 -9.08 97.05
0.00 -9.08 97.05
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 87.97

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398586575 2011.03.24 17:17 sell 1.30 eurchf 1.2827 0.0000 0.0000 1.2878 0.00 0.00 -729.53
0.00 0.00 -729.53
Floating P/L: -729.53

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 3 664.27 Floating P/L: -729.53
Closed Trade P/L: 87.97 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 3 022.71
Balance: 3 752.24 Margin Requirement: 923.39
Available Margin: 2 099.32
Best Regards
Accounts Department

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Well, once again I'm waiting for the major trend to kick in on my current trade. Looks like I'll be going into next week, anyway ...

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 25, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
No transactions
0.00 0.00 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 0.00

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398586575 2011.03.24 17:17 sell 1.30 eurchf 1.2827 0.0000 1.2777 1.2962 0.00 -6.80 -1 907.61
0.00 -6.80 -1 907.61
Floating P/L: -1 914.41

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 3 752.24 Floating P/L: -1 914.41
Closed Trade P/L: 0.00 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 1 837.83
Balance: 3 752.24 Margin Requirement: 923.39
Available Margin: 914.44
Best Regards
Accounts Department

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Just reporting that I've not opened any other trades and just waiting for the one I started last week to complete ... maybe tomorrow.


Last edited by Tarry Faster; March 28th, 2011 at 05:28 PM.
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Looking at the four hour chart, it (my trade) looks like it is coming "home." I've noticed that most of my trades are short and I understand that there are studies that show that short trades go down faster than long trades go up. That being the case could explain why I'm generally drawn to short trades ... more/faster action on the "slide' down.

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 28, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
No transactions
0.00 0.00 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 0.00

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398586575 2011.03.24 17:17 sell 1.30 eurchf 1.2827 0.0000 1.2777 1.2912 0.00 -13.51 -1 205.15
0.00 -13.51 -1 205.15
Floating P/L: -1 218.66

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 3 752.24 Floating P/L: -1 218.66
Closed Trade P/L: 0.00 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 2 533.58
Balance: 3 752.24 Margin Requirement: 923.39
Available Margin: 1 610.19
Best Regards
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It seems that a representative of the EU put out some news that pumped some new blood into the EURCHF.

At the beginning of this month, before the tragedy in Japan, I began experimenting with the Japanese indicator -- Ichimoku Kinko Hyo. Since it works best on the D1 & W1 timeframes, I'm only using it for longer trades. I've included a W1 screen shot of my current trade as well as my little "cheat sheet" that I use to guide me through these trades (BTW, the white line is price.). Perhaps it will be of interest, as it appears that I'm still "ok" with my current trade.

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 29, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
No transactions
0.00 0.00 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 0.00

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398586575 2011.03.24 17:17 sell 1.30 eurchf 1.2827 0.0000 1.2777 1.2990 0.00 -20.25 -2 302.01
0.00 -20.25 -2 302.01
Floating P/L: -2 322.26

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 3 752.24 Floating P/L: -2 322.26
Closed Trade P/L: 0.00 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 1 429.98
Balance: 3 752.24 Margin Requirement: 923.39
Available Margin: 506.59
Best Regards
Accounts Department

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It would be sweet if the Fundamental News events (Like the EU & IMF.) would leave this pair alone long enough for me to exit this trade before the contest ends, tomorrow ...

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 30, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
No transactions
0.00 0.00 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 0.00

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398586575 2011.03.24 17:17 sell 1.30 eurchf 1.2827 0.0000 1.2777 1.2978 0.00 -26.96 -2 136.71
0.00 -26.96 -2 136.71
Floating P/L: -2 163.67

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 3 752.24 Floating P/L: -2 163.67
Closed Trade P/L: 0.00 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 1 588.57
Balance: 3 752.24 Margin Requirement: 923.39
Available Margin: 665.18
Best Regards
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