ES Journal - 2017/2018

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Buy1Sell2, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. First trade I thought we were in the midst of a breakout to the upside, and I got in on a very small pullback assuming that the shorts were trapped. I was wrong.

    Second trade was a different kind of setup.

    But I gave up 'proper trading' a good year or so ago so don't listen to me. You may (or may not) remember me from this thread! I just trade small size as a hobby now. I actually enjoy it, but the idea of making a living out of it was something that I had to give up on after about 6 years of giving it my best, fulltime.
     
    #691     Feb 2, 2017
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  2. JSSPMK

    JSSPMK

    -1 unit
     
    #692     Feb 3, 2017
  3. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    Checking in here this morning. Looks like we have had some good long movement for my position overnight. I will be monitoring as the day progresses.
     
    #693     Feb 3, 2017
  4. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    A large portion of the real moves happen outside of Regular Trading Hours. Looking at the bigger picture is extremely beneficial.
     
    #694     Feb 3, 2017
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  5. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    My belief is that breakout trades need much larger stops and likely need to be held overnight unless perhaps they are being taken on the 1 minute chart. --Tight stops would be more in an oversold/overbought condition with fresh momentum.
     
    #695     Feb 3, 2017
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  6. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    Sell signals today should be looked at for profits of 2 or 3 pts only. If it goes farther than that, that's fine, but 2 or 3 is all that should be taken and then move on. ---Until a sell signal on larger frame presents itself.
     
    #696     Feb 3, 2017
  7. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    Getting on the elliptical for a bit. Will check on status later.
     
    #697     Feb 3, 2017
  8. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    60 minute chart overbought. Taken by itself , it means nothing. Several frames need to be looked at.
     
    #698     Feb 3, 2017
  9. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    If you took the short signal on the 1 minute chart at 2293.00, you may want to take your profit at 2290.25 here and re-assess.
     
    #699     Feb 3, 2017
  10. algofy

    algofy

    What was the short signal on the one minute?
     
    #700     Feb 3, 2017