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2 longs,both stopped.These originate from a stepup.Basically a convergent HL.The entry is the same.Wait for HH in pa, break the 60 ema, enter on pb to 20ema.Had a bunch of no fills on eurusd, which ultimately failed at 200 ema with a sell candle.I bought anyway.At this point, in my mind is one objective.Execute the signals in my playbook, with discipline , and no hesitation.Also, dont change charts.It sounds almost childish to mention this, but its reality...Also, when i use paragraphs in my post, when i post it, the text just gets pushed together, and it becomes one big rambling post....you would think after 10 years i would have this figured out...also, how to reply to a quote isolating one line in someones post...instead of quoting the whole post.

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2 longs,both stopped.These originate from a stepup.Basically a convergent HL.The entry is the same.Wait for HH in pa, break the 60 ema, enter on pb to 20ema.Had a bunch of no fills on eurusd, which ultimately failed at 200 ema with a sell candle.I bought anyway.At this point, in my mind is one objective.Execute the signals in my playbook, with discipline , and no hesitation.Also, dont change charts.It sounds almost childish to mention this, but its reality...Also, when i use paragraphs in my post, when i post it, the text just gets pushed together, and it becomes one big rambling post....you would think after 10 years i would have this figured out...also, how to reply to a quote isolating one line in someones post...instead of quoting the whole post.

Good trading ideas -- discipline and no hesitation. Maybe I can find some of that too.

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Also, when i use paragraphs in my post, when i post it, the text just gets pushed together, and it becomes one big rambling post....

I don't understand this at all. Beats me what's going on. I copied some of your text and just hit the Enter key a couple of random places, and the line breaks are fine, at each place where I hit Enter. Here's your text with paragraphs:

Execute the signals in my playbook, with discipline , and no hesitation.

Also, dont change charts.It sounds almost childish to mention this, but its reality...Also, when i use paragraphs in my post, when i post it, the text just gets pushed together, and it becomes one big rambling post....

you would think after 10 years i would have this figured out..

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But this part is easy:


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also, how to reply to a quote isolating one line in someones post...instead of quoting the whole post

When you hit the "Quote" button to start your reply, you will see the other person's entire text entered into the editing window, set off by QUOTE and /QUOTE in brackets. This will print their entire post if you just leave it as-is.

But if you want to only show a part of the entire post, just go up into the quoted text and highlight and delete what you don't want to show. Bang zoom, it's gone. That's it. (Make sure to not delete the brackets -- "[" and "]" -- by mistake, or it will throw everything off.)

If you want to quote pieces of the other person's post in different chunks, you can copy and paste what you want to show from their quoted post into the edit window wherever you want to put it, highlight it and use the quote text button at the top of the editing window, which will surround the highlighted text with QUOTE and /QUOTE in brackets:




(or you could just type the QUOTE and /QUOTE tags in yourself, with square brackets.)

This will give you a quote box like this, and you can chop up the quoted material into many different quotes as you make your reply:


Quoting 
Execute the signals in my playbook, with discipline , and no hesitation.

The thing with this QUOTE stuff is that the FIO editor uses them to format the text it is going to show. Something you might do to make it more clear would be to hit the Quote button on this post, just as if you were going to reply to it, and see where the editor has put in the QUOTE and /QUOTE (end quote) tags. Anything within them will show in a quote box, and you can manipulate this to control what is quoted.

I hope this helps a bit.

Bob.

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ok, here goes the test ..i think ive tried this before!It worked ...thanks Bob!

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ok, here goes the test ..i think ive tried this before!It worked ...thanks Bob!



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2 longs,both stopped.These originate from a stepup.Basically a convergent HL.The entry is the same.Wait for HH in pa, break the 60 ema, enter on pb to 20ema.Had a bunch of no fills on eurusd, which ultimately failed at 200 ema with a sell candle.I bought anyway.At this point, in my mind is one objective.Execute the signals in my playbook, with discipline , and no hesitation.Also, dont change charts.It sounds almost childish to mention this, but its reality...Also, when i use paragraphs in my post, when i post it, the text just gets pushed together, and it becomes one big rambling post....you would think after 10 years i would have this figured out...also, how to reply to a quote isolating one line in someones post...instead of quoting the whole post.

Just curious - how integral is your use of the 'convergence' indicator to your trade decisions? No doubt you have explained this earlier..apologies for not having time to go through it all.

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Just curious - how integral is your use of the 'convergence' indicator to your trade decisions? No doubt you have explained this earlier..apologies for not having time to go through it all.

I look for divergent double tops/bottoms as a signal to be ready for direction to change.I used to take the DDT/DDB,but being burned too many times trying to fade the highs/lows, i stopped doing that.To answer your question specifically, i rely on macd alot.Price action is important obviously as well.To short, i want to have a lower swing low.Once the trade starts to move in my direction, i will add on subsequent pbs to 21 ema, as long as the macd is convergent with pa(which it typically is).The last 2 days, the initial signal was not a DDT or DDB.Yesterday was a stepup, which is convergent pa.I have seen this work in the past, so i take the trade.

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1 trade, a pb to res and 60 ema.In retrospect, i should have taken the short on erujpy as well.I covered a bit early on the 2nd scale.This week was many losses, i wanted to have a trade that actually worked.

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well, not a fabulous week.I feel i need to get back at it,doing my studying and review each day/weekend.It definately showed this week.Also, i ran into some hiccups with the main pattern i trade.Thats part of the job tho.Also, being away definately affects the confidence,imo.Anyway,i took 1 trade today , took 9 and 12 ticks..hmmm ,i guess i left a bit on the table.Not laughing.
I started to notice some thoughts today creeping up.First, the thought of peeking at the 1 min...no way.dont do it.Also, having things to do every day, ive been leaving earlier than 11 am.We all know if youre not at the screen, you will miss trades.Routine is very important for me
Also, we finished a big renovation here, and im stressed dealing with open permits and a shitty contractor.This has been going on for months, and the $1000s keep flying out the door..sucking my soul.
Enough of that,i get back to my review, and my routine this wekend(starting now), and next week trade a full week....peace out....and once again, i indent, and make paragraphs, and when i submit, everything gets squashed together..................

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and once again, i indent, and make paragraphs, and when i submit, everything gets squashed together..................

I'm not sure what you are doing to "indent" to make paragraphs, but it's not what works (yeah, I guess you know this by now.... )

What you do is hit the Enter key. If you do it once, the cursor drops down to a new line. Like this:
Now it's on a new line, and this is where your typing goes. It's one line down, but no there's space between this and the line just above it. This is progress, but not what you want.

But if you hit Enter again, it goes down another line, so there's an empty space between lines, like this:

Now it's on a new line after a blank line. Now when you type, you are starting a new paragraph that is set off from what you typed before. Then when you're ready to start another paragraph, you just hit the Enter key twice, again.

And this is what you get. You don't get indented paragraphs, but the text is broken up into separate blocks that don't all run together.

If you don't use the Enter key to skip lines, then the text gets automatically formatted as part of the same block, and you never get the separation into distinct paragraphs (or at least sections) that you want. But if you do, voila! Success! And if you do want your typing to stay within the same paragraph block, you just keep on typing and it is automatically rendered without the line breaks -- until you decide to put them in with the Enter key.

Try it, this does work.



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I'm not sure what you are doing to "indent" to make paragraphs, but it's not what works (yeah, I guess you know this by now.... )

What you do is hit the Enter key. If you do it once, the cursor drops down to a new line. Like this:
Now it's on a new line, and this is where your typing goes. It's one line down, but no there's space between this and the line just above it. This is progress, but not what you want.

But if you hit Enter again, it goes down another line, so there's an empty space between lines, like this:

Now it's on a new line after a blank line. Now when you type, you are starting a new paragraph that is set off from what you typed before. Then when you're ready to start another paragraph, you just hit the Enter key twice, again.

And this is what you get. You don't get indented paragraphs, but the text is broken up into separate blocks that don't all run together.

If you don't use the Enter key to skip lines, then the text gets automatically formatted as part of the same block, and you never get the separation into distinct paragraphs (or at least sections) that you want. But if you do, voila! Success! And if you do want your typing to stay within the same paragraph block, you just keep on typing and it is automatically rendered without the line breaks -- until you decide to put them in with the Enter key.

Try it, this does work.



Bob.

ok ...lets give it a try
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...............................................................................................Thanks Bob, you fixed it....now if i could just do this with my trading...
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,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,so with these 2 lines, i indented (like the beginning of a paragraph) it didnt work

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