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Postby dojirock » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:29 pm

TygerKrane wrote:
dojirock wrote:On a streak that I dont want to be on......done for the day....I think maybe I need to go back to scalping.

How does one learn more when he doesnt know what to ask???
I cant even start to explain my last trade!!

1 dont feel like I can see anything right now
2 dont know what questions to even ask
3 couldnt even begin to tell you how to trade
4 feel completely, utterly lost.
5 sick of trading demo, scalps and making 150 percent a month
6 really sick of trying to scalp live, with fear standing next to me breaking even overall
7 just really cant get longer term trading down.

Maybe trading....is not in the cards for me....

:cry: :evil: :x

Hey dojirock, I got your back...

Some of your statements, I have asked them myself a time or two; answers I came up with for myself, may or may not apply to you since I don't know everything you are working with trading-wise. They should though, give you some fresh inspiration, a little light since you currently find yourself in the dark

1 dont feel like I can see anything right now
    Until you 'arrive' these times have a way of showing up; it's because of the nature of trading, if you throw an apple up into the air, it doesn't always come down :shock: how can one feel confident that they are following their plan correctly, when even identical setups don't yield identical results?
2 dont know what questions to even ask
    need a more objective way of making observations; start to line up all of those 'identical' setups, where are their differences? (complicated by the fact that things are not always equal due to the fact of outside economic influences...a need for a 'fuzzy logic' to realistically differentiate when your analysis is wrong vs. when 'sh!t just happens' {please no excuses about stophunting}
3 couldnt even begin to tell you how to trade / 4 feel completely, utterly lost
    there are only Long trades & Short trades, perhaps flip-flopping your bias isn't best thing right now. On a daily basis, find a higher timeframe based reason to draw a horizontal line and trade from. The idea is to put blinders on yourself to give you a stronger ability to make objective observations from. When you force yourself to only turn left, it becomes easier to see that not all left turns are the same. I mean to say don't flip-flop needlessly on any particular pair. You can still trade Long & Short on the same day, just follow your Bias Line. [this point is actually its own discussion in the making, so much to say here...]
    A particular event that this allows you to see --more objectively, I believe-- is watching, say, a MOMO D1 candle that you are trading Long, reverse Short and turn into a Pinbar (I guess it's called). You'll probably desperately want to trade it short if you see the Long D1 candle reversing from Supply, but DON'T, instead focus on the lower timeframe Long entries and objectively observing why they don't work.
    If a day is Long and you're trading Long, you'll have an objective viewpoint of what makes pullback Long entries good. If a day is reversing Short from the high, but your bias is Long, you'll have an objective viewpoint of what makes pullback Long entries no-so-good :) Furthermore, you'll understand better what type of entry leverage and stops you should be working with, bc ultimately, you NEED TO SURVIVE your errors in judgement.
5 sick of trading demo, scalps and making 150 percent a month / 6 really sick of trying to scalp live, with fear standing next to me breaking even overall
    if you're not consistently profitable, one of the best things is to attempt limiting weekly losses to 5%. You either a)trade less, while making more observations; b)come to the reality that you need to lower your leverage so you don't blow your wad 12 hours into the new week. It's a sobering proposition, but it makes you realize just how overleveraged you are to your current skill level. A modest goal of 6% a week is nice. If by fear we are talking heart palpitations, that is definitely not good. Let's not make a career based on a day-in day-out feeling of our hearts in our throats everytime we press the button. <To paraphrase *especially* if your scalping skillz aren't up to par, 'Perhaps you shouldn't put yourself most at risk when you most vulnerable.'>
7 just really cant get longer term trading down
    Meh. :smt090 Let's find out why our entries generally suck while limiting our losses, thus giving us more chances to participate in the market with at least even a little money at stake each time.

Maybe trading....is not in the cards for me....
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(...almost as good as one of bettlebox's pictures :oops:)

~Krane


Just reading over the thread and remembering when I was about ready to quit! Thanks for the pep talk of encouragement Krane!

This is where I am today.............

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Postby dchappy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:59 am

:shock: :smt023 Good Progress !

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Postby dojirock » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:04 am

Thanks DC,

A good portion of that percentage is due to your help!

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Postby MDSEA » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:57 pm

I see 1hr mbar history pass by mbar.
I see 30 min mbar history pass by mbar
In same area.

So when those areas are retested you enter
On failed mbar 15min. In this case 15min mbar green.
Would that be entry as long as price does not close above higher mbar.

My trading has been going well. Wanna see what happens in a month.

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Postby MDSEA » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:39 am

So im up 74+ pips this week on one pair. %8 of account

I've seen things that I haven't

It feels good. But I haven't seen exactly what you are pointing out. I see pass mbars and lining up with lower tf mbars. But the entries are a little hazy to me.

The clear thing I do see is... Higher tf makes Mbar. Look for opposite mbar on lower tf... find rejection. Its more of sam seiden look at things. But I am sure glad I had a good week and we will see next weeks outcomes. I will prolly look at GU also this week. The funny thing is I know your pictures helped me out more then any other thing on this site. No offense to the other threads...

Thanks for the guidance.... And please keep the pics coming... understanding at a slow pace... is better then no pace

The other things is... 600+ % on you earnings...
Is that compounded...?

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Postby dojirock » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:47 pm

Thats great MDSEA!

Im glad something helped...even if it was just the pics...everyone finds there own understanding of the price action and hopefully becomes successful.
Im looking at a new idea to help me try to get to the hourly time frame..we will see...but still doing well on the 15 min. Yes it is compounded...Goal is 10 percent per week...in a year I will be set...it really doesnt take long!

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Postby dojirock » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:53 pm

Here are some more h4 analysis charts, hope they help ya...
Over a 1000 pips on these 5 trades...

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Postby dojirock » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:55 pm

Trades 3 & 4
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Postby dojirock » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:57 pm

5th trade....

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Postby dojirock » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:12 am

All you data guru's out there.....Is it me or is market volume down from last year...???? It sure seems slow....

dojirock :(
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