1st LONG I call this the fake right shoulder trade. When H&S has little right shoulder but then runs the other way & makes a higher shoulder. 1s shoulder is a fake. Missed target by 1 tick, then seconds after exit target hit (and more). 2 Ticks 2nd LONG Long on 2nd climax bar. Exit way way too early. Find it difficult to hold on. 10 Ticks 3rd LONG Long retracement in strong price move. In too early on this one. -15 Ticks 4th LONG Try retracement again. Also 3 pushes down 15-sec chart. Worth a very easy additional 20 ticks, but I was out early. 22 Ticks 5th SHORT Retracement in downtrend. Possible bull flag forming. 10 Ticks 6th LONG Tried to buy low in what was an overall uptrending day, even though immediate trend down. 1st close below 200 EMA 15-sec chart in 2 hours. -11 Ticks 7th LONG 1st close below 100 EMA 1-min chart. Had a nice gain which evaporated. Price got stuck at resistance are 94.18 for 2nd time. 5 Ticks 8th LONG TL break & HL. No swing high made though. -6 Ticks 9th LONG 1st close below 200 EMA in 2 hours. Nobody cared about that but me. This is a good trade to take, but not when there is such a base that formed above it. Sort of an upside down cup & handle formation. -15 Ticks 10th LONG Climactic action at support. 23 Ticks SIM TRADING TOTAL 25 Ticks (minus commissions) 6 Winners 4 Losers NOTES Sooner or later I'm going to hold on for a major swing, a big move, which is the goal. Lately I get out early on the good ones. When I'm determned to stay in for a larger move those are the ones that move against me. Need to reverse that. Got pretty frustrated today, but I tried to keep it together & make good decisions. They didn't turn out to be the "best" decisions or even "great" decisions looking back in hindsight, but still I kept the mental part together pretty well today. Definitely need to work on getting those big swings though. I get used to choppy price action & feel lucky to get my little targets. It feels like it takes an eternity just to get those little targets. Hard to believe at the time that price is going another 50 ticks. The 4th long would have been my big one if I'd held on. After I entered it went in my favor immeidately. Felt good. Then the gain evapaported & it went into the red. Felt bad. Then nothing for the next minute. Then nothing again. Then little move up. Then nothing. Then nothing. Now I just feel really uncomfortable imagining price is going to reverse & take me back into the red any second. Finally, after what felt like an eternity ( 8 minutes ), my target is hit. I feel total relief. Looking back now, I can see that I missed an extremely easy additional 20 ticks and another 75 ticks if I'd just kept moving my stop below the swing lows until one was violated. Still a lot of work to do.