Discussion in 'Journals' started by Buy1Sell2, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Buy1Sell2


    In this journal, I will be chronicling all of my trades across different markets. I am certain it will be more inviting for me to keep up on since they will all be in this one thread. Feel free to comment . Thanks-:)

    I only trade futures by the way
  2. Buy1Sell2


    The following are my current open trades:

    Long Oct Sugar 967

    Long Sep Aussie Dollar Futures .84550

    Long Auggie Heating Oil 2.0145

    Long Sep Euro FX 1.35050

    Long Sep British Pound Futures 1.9979

    Short Sep ES from 1544.00
  3. Buy1Sell2


    Over my career , I have always traded by looking for divergences and then attempting to get in a trade on a reversal and subsequently following the new trend. As I have aged, I no longer feel the desire to outsmart the market and be right about reversals. I have decided a good way to take pressure off of myself is to become a total trend follower. (I was basically doing this already with the added feature of catching reversals to help the return, so I will be dropping the reversal spotting unless unbelievably obvious). I am now all about enjoying life and taking it a little easier, thus I will now forego the usual searching for reversal and I will simply trend follow. --Mind you, this is my own brand of trend following where I will be using MY grail method and yes, still divergences in the direction of the trend on pullbacks/bounces. I have my own way of defining longer term trends and all trades will be made in the direction of the longer term trend as I perceive it, even if I should venture out intraday, which would most likely be in ES or the currencies only. I look forward to communicating with you in the near future. :)

    I will also continue to write run-on sentences as I please--
  4. B1S2, may prosperity as it already has, keep you company for many many years to come.

    Thanks !

  5. Hi there b1s2,

    Look forward to your new journal.
    Do you have a stop and a target on that ES trade?
    What (if any) is your opinion on long Yen here?

  6. Buy1Sell2


    Thank you very much
  7. Buy1Sell2


    My stop is above 1554.25 As far as Yen Long goes, we may be in for a reversal to the long side. However, I will not play the long side until the long term trend reverses convincingly to the upside.
    I would mention as well though, that right here right now is not a good place to short the Yen, even though the long term trend is still down.
  8. Buy1Sell2


    Update on current postions

    Long Oct Sugar has come back to be a couple of ticks in the black now

    Long Sep Euro FX, Long Pound, Long Aussie have been adding to gains

    Short Sep ES has dropped a few handles today, but I will be looking to cover and go long at some point. Long term trend is still up. ( I am still short however from 1544 at the moment )

    Long Auggie Heating Oil is still holding up near 2.10. This has treaded water for a couple of days and I will monitor fairly closely. This trade has done well so far as it is up currently over 3000 per contract
  9. Buy1Sell2


    What I intend to do here with this journal is to chronicle large winners and smaller losers. The following is an update on what I believe is the current longer term trend direction of the markets that I am in interested in

    (Currencies are all paired with USD)

    10 yr notes--Down
    Euro FX--UP
    Swiss Franc--UP
    Canadian Dollar--UP
    Aussie Dollar--UP
    New Zealand Dollar--UP
    Japanese Yen--Down
    Nat Gas--Down
    Crude Oil--UP
    Heating Oil--UP
    Rbob Gas--UP
    Soybeans --UP

    Note--These are what I consider to be the longer term trends and will not necessarily mean that I am buying or selling at the present time. It does however, mean that I am looking for entries into trades in that direction and only that direction.

  10. Buy1Sell2


    Update for today:

    Continued holding Pound, Aussie and Euro FX Future long basis Sep 07

    Continued holding Oct Sugar Long

    Continued holding Auggie Heating Oil Long

    Continued holding Sep ES Short
    #10     Jul 10, 2007