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5/23/2011
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ALL COUNTERTREND TRADES TODAY..NO MORE THIS WEEK
if i do a ct trade, computer goes off, and next day also
look at pics, if you have the stomach


the 1st great short was just too fast

the 2nd great short, i lapsed in focus for a split second, and it was gone
now that i know what im lookin for, just be patient, and have those orders in when those consolidations happen, put them just beyond sr channel if u must

also, when 3 min is an obvious trend, and price pulls back to 200 ma on 4 rng, those 123s w trend can be taken
WITH TREND

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the main point today, is, i am still getting used to using the 3 min, in accordance with my method on the 4 rng
the pic of the 3 min demonstrates, that the support all morning was tha t99 .30 area.well, the setup was there, the 3 minwas ganging up on that sup, and the gmma throws off some really nice shorts.that i didnt take,,,hmmm.after sitting there all morning, my mind gets dull, and if i am going to stay later, than i need to trade when these signals take place..ok, seriously, when the gmma goes sideways, and is tight, and the 3 min is looking like that, its time to get ready...to be honest, when i have the setup i like, with 4 lanes on gmma, after a consolidation, it is very typical for the 3 min to beon the verge of set up, or setup.this is important.if the 3ma "could be setup" get ready..trust the gmma, and the tct..it works
oh, and no ct trades today

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wed
5/25/2011
8 trades
-14 ticks
stuck in a range all day, as you can see by all the little stops, we just couldnt follow through.as we grinded higher, you see that i stuck with it, but grinding at the days highs, the only winner i had was an early entry.the 3min supported this trend play wholeheartedly, even tho the 4 rng didnt
.look at pic 6, the best trade of the am, which i turned my head for a split second..had one of these on mon too, and it defined my whole day.why??because instead of catching the a trade i wait all morning for, i take b and c trades..that wont cut it..we have to get the a tradeswhen my choice setup is happeningDO NOT REMOVE YOUR EYES FROM CANDLES..6TICK PB AND I PLACE MY ENTRY .i would rather get stopped on an early entry, than miss the trade, take the next pb for a stop.another thing.trade 9 was a pb in a grinding uptrend on the 3min.it threw the 123, and made sense.today was still a win(did i say that?)yes.8 trades with trend, no ct.now, the purpose of looking at every trade, is i can see visually, and review, the characteristics of the setup i look for.as of now, the prefereed a trade, comes from a consolidation, tightening, then an explosion.just because the gmma seperates, doesnt mean high probability.so, we will continue to evaluate, and, heres a thought.i wait for the 1st pb, because it is visual, and the break is confirmed....but....more than not, the initial break isthe bulk of the move, that i miss.so, lets evaluate, and with the 3ma/8ma, and the macd, maybe take some late entries(did i say that?)!!! we watch these every day.maybe, a market order 5 or 6 ticks above channel.we will continue to watch, and, focus..catch those a trades
also, i will be starting a new thread, for the ipad 2 contest.i just have to write some specific rules, which i already have, and they will be for the simple a trade..

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5/26/2011
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touygh day, i see a general theme here.i am waiting gor confirmation, and taking the 1st pb.more than not, in this market, by the time we get that 1st pb, the move is done.ok, with that said, there ARE some examples of 123 trades, with trend.this is where i am struggling.the tiny window of transparency iss there, im not taking it.i see it, and i think, here we go , and wait for the 1st pb, and this week was just not the market for 1st pbs.now, when my mas on 3min are lined up, and the 4 rng sets up, we will look for the 123 .the tct has been pushing these entries to profit.just dont take entries when lt and st are overlapping.there is such a fine line, but, if mas arer correct on 4rng, these have been working.a beautiful pic perfect long was this am around 8 am..this is what i am trying, and forcing..did a good job tranig with trend,this week.problem was, in the context of this market, i was literally chasing.there are plenty of signals for me between 830 and 11am, as i get tired , and start getting impatient when im on comp too long..and the market likes that.also, ive been very busy with the kids, and its been a struggle just to get my journal in, nevermind reviewand i really need it.DOES IT SEEM LIKE ALOT OF THE BREAKS TYPICALLY LAUNC AT OR AROUND THE 200 MA?

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6/1/2011
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a short summary.the first 2 trades , especially the 1st one, were good, i just need to work on my patience.i actually bailed on the first one, and that was the best setup of the day.the cl, has been tuff lately,it seems like the setups i am trying to wait for are rare, but the market is still giving me things every day.its my job to figure this out, and it can be a hard puzzle indeed.i lucked out at the end of today, got a dt and db that were ttoo good to pass up, and they saved the day.countertrend has its place.the 3min is the key, and i had a few stops today, that were just dumb.also, my bail outs, and the oppportunities i missed, well, thats why im still simming.i didnt miss all of them, however, and in my review, it was not so bad as i thought.plain and simple, mistakes and impatience.i will continue to focus on the lt foldover, with thelt w tr w tr 3min mas correct, and 4rng 200 correct, as they work nicely.such a shame, the 1st trade, and ensuing pbs, would have been the day, and i might have been done.instead, iowent to battle, and got a few gifts in the end


1)perfect setup.hard to believe i could be this impatient, and pass on pbs too.............................be
2)123 w trend.raised stopbad job..................................................................................................be
3)bd sh w tr.....................................................................................................................................+4
4)......................................................................................................................................................-7
5)look at 3 min,...very bad trade......................................................................................................-8
6)123 sh w tr....................................................................................................................................+4
7stupid sh...........................................................................................................................................-8
8)sh off 2oo ma...................................................................................................................................+3
9)lookin for another sh off 200 ma..early............................................................................................-8
10another try sh off 200.....................................................................................................................+3
11 and 12)add,2 shs.............+2 and +5..............................................................................................+7
13)sh bd w tr.3...................................................................................................................................+4
14)bad sh............................................................................................................................................-8
15)diverg db.......................................................................................................................................+10
16)diverg dt..........................................................................................................................................+10

too many mistakes, too many bails early
too many missed ops

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6/2/2011
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i put gold up today, along side cl, with the ym , as i have noticed the emotion come in lately.
right off the bat, i missed a cl signal, as gold and cl were throwing signals together.oh, and yes, i missed them both.make a choice , on the better one, and dont be silly.if price is rippin, 1 market only
obviously, my charts look different, as i put the slingshot(gmma)and included it on my entry ch, so no more lookin at 2 charts.thanks ray, this is very helpful

1)the entry ch is ok, and i missed original entry.problem was the 3 min not agreeing.bailed...................-1
2)missed the 123 stepup, and went long into a sloppy dt. tct was slopin well tho, but not enough.........-4
3)missed this gc initial short, but the 1st pb was good, 6lanes................................................................+10

i havent had the time lately, to really review my journal, and 16 trades yest was silly.the 2 gifts i got at the end of the day ,after trying to figure out the chop, smartly, i shut it down.11 am, and thats it
frustration is creeping in, as i keep missing the 1st entry, and get left with the scraps
WHEN THE 3 MIN IS SETUP, ALWAYS BE READY
i say frustration, because i am missing the easy ones..gotta focus on the small bits of transparency..gotta gotta gotta.be specific, is what jay yu would say.and dont complain
so here it is...we are focussing on the 3min, to be setup.then we are looking for the bowtie on the long term(lt) traders to occur, and what is the tct doing?are we on the correct side of the 200ma on 4 rng?price will use the tct as a pivot when we are approaching the bowtie, so , in a short, look for price to coil down from a desc tct, and possibly 200ma,might get a 123 here, andthe tct might be above the lt.that is important, because , if we puta short just below the channel, this will pull the tct into the v.there, is the 1st entry, which we have been missing, then, look for the 1st pb

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6/3/2011
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3 trades
+19 ticks
+$175 after commiss

1)3min was setup, couldnt get the original fall, even w 123, too tight,1st pb,almost a stop.....................+10
2)3 min still setup,got the bowtie, 123, quick short...................................................................................+5
3)diverg dt, price overshot 100, 1st red candle, lousy fill on gain................................................................+4


i started to really focus on the chart with only mas, and no candles.this is imperative for me, as , for so long, i start watchin candles, and not mas.tct is king for these setups, and it works.once the 3 min is setup,and price starts to consolidate, as long as we are on the correct side of 200ma, just wait for the tct to appear in the supporting direction of the trend, and try to anticipate the bowtie, with the tct pushing price.as we get close, price will typically use the tct as a sup/res just before the move, which can coincide with the bowtie either about to happen, or, a small space allready there.this is so subtle, but the key is, with the 3min setup, we allready have a bias, and as we enter , we know if price pulls back, we have the tct as backup

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6/6/2011
3 trades,
+9 ticks cl

look at pics , for trades.
the real issue here, is the interpretation of the 3min, and i am starting to formulate the rules , and i think this will really help.look at the notes on the pics.in particular , p[ay attention to the slopes of the 5 and 15 ma.if the 15 ma is flat, we can justify an overshoot, especially, when the 5min is sloping correctly.these are very important, because the moves tend to take off, as it seems that they are the origin of the move
more later
$+75 after commiss,

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tuesday
6/7/2011
3 trades.+17 ticks
continuing with the plan, and really focussing on the tct , and trading w trend.missed a few nice ones today, so fast..i must have those orders in, atleast below ch, when we are setup, as the cl can really go.ive had the ym up, and the cl has been moving with it.i find this annoying, , but smart to atleast be aware of what the ym is doing.2 trades stand out today,the a trade which i missed, and trade 3m which was what i am really lookin to do.the consolidation, then the quick , sneaky bit of transparency..boommm.im so glad i caught that 3rd trade, because even tho the other 2 trades were w trend, the tct wasnt with us.totally different trade. on #3, even tho i left all that on the table, the point is, i had maximum backup, when i pulled the trigger.very good entryfunny thing is, they are sneaky.the ym was at rers, but was in the maybe state of goin higher, i almost missed it, as it was qwick and sneaky.
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