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I know, such a tricky thing isn't it. I can never decide...

i think ill use one on the odd days and the other on the even days.. maybe flip a coin perhaps..

dont believe anything you hear and only half of what you see

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2/14/2012
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i watched the video, and after being away for a few hours, and giving it some thought, of course i realize the difference in my trading direction.Is this good?bad?im not sure...........I used to be so obsessed with rules, and specific setups, etc....Lately, i am just focussing on what the market is giving, whether it is a trend line, a trend, a support or resistance,etc.What is the market giving? is always the question.Its not even about setups at this point.Its about using trendlines and observing where sellers or buyers come in............also ,the cash chart is really helpful.......one thing that i am hopeful about, is im just focussing on price action...

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i watched the video, and after being away for a few hours, and giving it some thought, of course i realize the difference in my trading direction.Is this good?bad?im not sure...........I used to be so obsessed with rules, and specific setups, etc....Lately, i am just focussing on what the market is giving, whether it is a trend line, a trend, a support or resistance,etc.What is the market giving? is always the question.Its not even about setups at this point.Its about using trendlines and observing where sellers or buyers come in............also ,the cash chart is really helpful.......one thing that i am hopeful about, is im just focussing on price action...

That is an insightful observation. We always have to only take what the market is giving, because it would be like stepping in front of a moving freight train.

If a trader tries to be absolutly perfect on every trrade, he will never be able to pull the trigger on a trade. So, in trading, as in many things, close is close enough.

I remember Phil Condit, former CEO of Boeing talk about building the Boeing 777. He said, there are tradefoffs when building a plane. For safety, every passenger should have their own emergency exit. But, if you were to build a plane like that, it would be so heavy, it couldnt fly. In trading, you can be too safe.

I believe a 10 year old can see profitable setups on a chart. But to trade them real time, as they are being painted, thats hard. Of course, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. I for one, am glad trading is difficult to do well, otherwise, where would the challenge be? If every game you bowled you scored 300, every time, how long would it take for you to quit because it dont present a challenge? Not too long.

Food for thought.


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2/15 2102
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interesting day.Yesterday was such a channel extravaganza, i was skeptical about today.As this evolves, the anchor that i am realizing is...where are sellers or buyers likely to come in?The trendline are very important, and they need to always be in context.The 21 is the magnet, and will draw pa back to it.Im starting to really believe in the 5 min, with the 21 ma.Today , i made the worst trades in the beginning, because they were entries based on the channel only, with little regard for the 21 ma.No video today.Maybe take a break with that.After im done looking for trades, i start replay, and try to do replay every day, atleast once.The candles are so important, and they are giving us info constantly.But, as i said, the real deal is, where are the sellers and buyers?what is their price?Avery simple concept...working on the execution , though, is not...but getting better.Also, as i get better at seeing these, and the confidence grows, targets need to increase.Ive noticed some of my entries are so good, and in the right context, i need to let them go

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2/15 2102
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interesting day.Yesterday was such a channel extravaganza, i was skeptical about today.As this evolves, the anchor that i am realizing is...where are sellers or buyers likely to come in?The trendline are very important, and they need to always be in context.The 21 is the magnet, and will draw pa back to it.Im starting to really believe in the 5 min, with the 21 ma.Today , i made the worst trades in the beginning, because they were entries based on the channel only, with little regard for the 21 ma.No video today.Maybe take a break with that.After im done looking for trades, i start replay, and try to do replay every day, atleast once.The candles are so important, and they are giving us info constantly.But, as i said, the real deal is, where are the sellers and buyers?what is their price?Avery simple concept...working on the execution , though, is not...but getting better.Also, as i get better at seeing these, and the confidence grows, targets need to increase.Ive noticed some of my entries are so good, and in the right context, i need to let them go

Today was a really tight trading range day, at least as of this writing. The CL looked like the ES.

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todays chart with some correct entries, some were taken, but couldnt quite make up for the early bad trades

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2/16/2012
thursday
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1 mistake, i took a b entry sh on a candle with a HL.The entry, if the pb would have hit my entry , was on the prev red candle....it didnt hit it, so, shouldnt have been a short(at 11:05 too)Rollover day, crappy
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I was thinking, this morning, i would record the entire session, or, the areas where i was looking at entries, whether i took them or not.The video was about 30 minutes long, and i watched it afterward.I also did a replay of the day. I find that hearing my thoughts ,as the trade is appproaching, and afterward, is extremely helpful.I cant possibly remember my thoughts from a minute ago,and to hear them live is a real eye opener.(ear opener).A takable trade(by my rules) was passed on, specifically ,a long on the 10:45 candle.Now the previous takable trade i passed on, was rught at the news...thats ok.But, to hear myself, talk myself out of the trade, i was dissapointed, to be honest.Now, today was very tight, but it was a takable entry.

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I was thinking, this morning, i would record the entire session, or, the areas where i was looking at entries, whether i took them or not.The video was about 30 minutes long, and i watched it afterward.I also did a replay of the day. I find that hearing my thoughts ,as the trade is appproaching, and afterward, is extremely helpful.I cant possibly remember my thoughts from a minute ago,and to hear them live is a real eye opener.(ear opener).A takable trade(by my rules) was passed on, specifically ,a long on the 10:45 candle.Now the previous takable trade i passed on, was rught at the news...thats ok.But, to hear myself, talk myself out of the trade, i was dissapointed, to be honest.Now, today was very tight, but it was a takable entry.

should post em to youtube so we can all watch.. that part in your video today.. 'OHHHHH NOOOOO!!!' haha

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