ES Journal - 2017/2018

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

  1. speedo

    speedo

    filled since my prior post
     
    #971     Feb 24, 2017
  2. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    I look at highs and lows for gaps, not the closing price. --I look at cash. The gap that I now see unfilled on the chart is to the downside between last Fri and this Tues
     
    #972     Feb 24, 2017
  3. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    4 Hour negative tone negated for now.
     
    #973     Feb 24, 2017
  4. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    This is why if trading, you need to trade the whole day if possible. Nice close!!!
     
    #974     Feb 24, 2017
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  5. pinabetal

    pinabetal

    LOL..much more money can be made trading the ups and downs of any move vs buying in and holding for the big move. That is, if you know "how" to trade the ups and downs WHICH can be a conglomeration of ranges..PB..rallies...flags..wedges...triangles, channels..ad nauseum. Hurst discusses the matter in his book. I don't like riding the roller coaster up to a profit..down to a paper loss..up to a profit...back down again..over and over until i finally decide to exit. If B1sell2 wants to trade that way that is ok. It is his money...his time...fits his personality..etc. I don't like wasting my time waiting around to capture the entire larger move. Think of it this way. ALL big moves are made up of many rallies and declines. Each can be traded all the way up and all the down. Look at any chart. Do the calculations. Much more money can be made entering and exiting many times in a big move. Much more than hold and wait. I suppose it is a preference of the trader as to what they prefer. Not one way is right or wrong. Except, if one is inclined to watch the screen with an eagle eye then the profits can be much greater trading the ups and downs. Think about the HFT's. They don't waste time trying to figure out and capture the big moves. They go for little tiny tiny micro profits over and over thousand of time per day.
     
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    #975     Feb 24, 2017
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  6. Handle123

    Handle123

    Trouble with Scalping for me and why I don't post many trades, I often do reversals and in seven minutes will do three trades, I can't be posting and watching chart as well, so I often post dicey trades as they entry too low for sells or too high for buys, but taking on more as price goes against position, whole purpose of how I trade is to average down, but on original trades I am risking 3.25 points to make a buck and always have runner, and averaging down the risk gets lower and possible profit gets longer. Usually I don't trade quarter to, but market kept rising and showed strength, so stayed in runners till NYSE closed.

    Good weekend all.
     
    #976     Feb 24, 2017
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  7. Ok.

    I've read Hurst's original 1970 book. I didn't see much about trading the micro time frame's, I saw a larger discussion about cycle analysis and matching the various cycle length's to determine the likely trend direction.
     
    #977     Feb 24, 2017
  8. pinabetal

    pinabetal

    I
    i will have to look it up but things are in a ruckus. Books in boxes...etc remodeling house. Not sure which box..have many many books. May take a few months but if i recall correctly the info is near the begining of the book. Just a page or two on the concept of trading ups and downs i.e. Pb's etc as opposed to buy and hold. He details how much more could be made. The concept got cemented in my brain years ago and i have not chipped it out. Is the book you got called the magic of stock market transaction timing by j.m. Hurst? Look in the intro area or first chapter. It is in there. It is true.
     
    #978     Feb 24, 2017
  9. algofy

    algofy

    I prefer 2315.
     
    #979     Feb 26, 2017
  10. wave

    wave

    2315 works. For the long term position players, 1835 is your first destination.
     
    #980     Feb 26, 2017