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Postby arkan1976 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:02 pm

Hello Doji and all, please, in this situation, I think in long,
Where you would enter ?
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Postby dojirock » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:25 pm

arkan1976 wrote:Hello Doji and all, please, in this situation, I think in long,
Where you would enter ?
Thanks.

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Long bias on that one, just looking at that one time frame... Need to wait and see what price action presents.... or Drop down to 15 min and trade the action there until the hourly gives a clearer picture.
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Postby arkan1976 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:52 pm

Yes, this picture is EURUSD 15 min. The red line is a resistance 1h.
Then I think only long and drop to 15 min. I have seen that the price not always reach the breakout zone in 15 min, and only when reachs the EMA goes up ...
For that what is the signal you wait in 15 min ?
In this moment the price is making that, don´t reach the break zone, only reach the EMa is going up ...
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Postby dojirock » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:34 pm

arkan,

sorry about that....man im tired...lol

yes, wait to see what price does as it comes down to that area...
right now there is a small short bias heading into a bigger bullish bias...so look for failed lines then momo to lead the way.
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Postby arkan1976 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:58 am

Don´t worry Doji! thank you very much.
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Postby FXfreak » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:51 am

@doji
what is a failed line?

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Postby arkan1976 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:31 pm

This is my current trade,
The blue arrows are missed trades,
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Postby dojirock » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:38 pm

FXfreak wrote:@doji
what is a failed line?


Hi Fx,

Its real simple really, just put a horizontal line on a chart, price fails to close over that said line, Momentum kicks in to show the way. It takes a counter momentum to trick ya.....(which is the retrace usually to other side of ema)
and that's where I enter.

One must get over the fear of missing a trade.... I dont know how else to explain it, I have called it history trading..to try to deter traders to not jumping in..wait for the best price..... jumping in is guess work in my opinion.
Traders see the mbar, momentum and start to freak out that they are missing something....but you only sacrifice small pips by waiting and catching the retrace trick per say and then you don't sweat the draw down of the retrace trick also.

Hope this helps..
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Postby dojirock » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:40 pm

arkan1976 wrote:This is my current trade,
The blue arrows are missed trades,
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Nice chart arkan!

Keep it up! :D
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Postby bettlebox » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:59 pm

Importmant lesson in trading: (insight in to what i call background work/things often over looked but are extremely importmant)

Deliberate Practice:

As Daniel Coyle says in ?The Talent Code?:
?Deep practice is not simply about struggling; it?s about seeking out a particular struggle, which involves a cycle of distinct actions.

1. Pick a Goal/weakness in your trading.
2. Reach for it.
3. Evaluate the result.
4. Return to setup one.

Essentially, it‟s a process of repeated exposure combined with a process of trial and error.

Some examples include:
Enter analsys
split into 30,15,5 mins
rat trades
straight breaks of highs lows
visual confirmation
high/low competition.
seeing more trading opprotunities.

things im still gaining experience on
visualising combined candles un aided
Break out retracement failures.
multi index analsys
cycle analsys
higher timeframe awareness (beyond my normal scope)

anyway you get the picture. If you take this approach the markets will become your teacher and they will take you beyond the basic concepts, and beyond what anyone here can show you. This process is highly rewarding its as rewarding as having profitable trades.

One of most important skills i learnt was support / resistance both holding and failing.Seeing many hundreds of pattern variations of holding and failing, your intuition will slowly grow from repeated exposure.This is active process, Everyweek i spend 5-6 hours on saturday going over my trade journal for week and go over the trades, examining them for what every goal im working on, any new insights are written by hand in my trading notebook also with any conculsions i reached. Usually i have a task to do during the coming week to see if i can spot the events happening in realtime.
There is never a week where i dont learn something new or not researching something.

This is interesting article http://www.smbtraining.com/blog/will-su ... l-the-tale

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