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Postby dojirock » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:05 am

last trade of 3
+200 pips
5 stacks
love u/j
(hated it yesterday)
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Postby Dan » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:59 am

I got stopped out more than once on u/j yesterday in the choppy crap and it's the first time I stacked too..didn't go to well. Daily chart shows price was just stuck between zlines. If you hated it too then I don't feel as bad although I bet you came out better than me.

MO, I don't always understand your advice but what you are saying is a safe place to put your stop is outside daily open. So if current daily is green, better to only trade bullish zline setups and have your stop below daily open?

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Postby paweldobkowski » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:36 pm

Dan wrote:I got stopped out more than once on u/j yesterday in the choppy crap and it's the first time I stacked too..didn't go to well. Daily chart shows price was just stuck between zlines. If you hated it too then I don't feel as bad although I bet you came out better than me.

MO, I don't always understand your advice but what you are saying is a safe place to put your stop is outside daily open. So if current daily is green, better to only trade bullish zline setups and have your stop below daily open?


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Postby MightyOne » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:49 pm

At a minimum, your stop should rest on the extreme of the last 24 hours.

You should only (momentarily) place your stop within the daily range for 2 reasons:
a) you are trading minimum size (3-5 units) with a 10-15 pip stop; not to consume more than 1/3-1/2 of your total risk space.
b) you increased your size and need to normalize risk.
c) you have nunchuck skills =)

I start with position on a long term extreme and trade from 2 minute charts (& yes, I delay my own data by 3 seconds).

From there I might have a ZL setup:

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or the strong rally may have brought me to within range of an even higher extreme on a multiday chart...
just start by trading the small chart with a longer term extreme.

If you have a long term extreme then you can turn your short term trades into anything, but if you only have short term extremes then you leave yourself with few options.

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Postby TheRumpledOne » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:32 pm

Hey MO, when did you plot those horizontal lines? Is this a BEFORE, DURING or AFTER chart?
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Postby dojirock » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:36 am

Hey Tro! Good to hear from you!
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Postby MightyOne » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:59 am

I'm not sure which lines you are referring to...

The black lines is just the zero line/area and they cannot be drawn too differently than what you see.

Position is always the same (from daily/multi-day extremes) and the fibo lines just tell me how many lots that I can afford (4,6,8,or 12 units) at x price.

I started watching the UJ the day prior when doji started posting pictures on the prev. page.
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Postby Apu N. » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:48 pm

MightyOne wrote:I'm not sure which lines your are referring to...

The black lines is just the zero line/area and they cannot be drawn too differently than what you see.

Position is always the same (from daily/multi-day extremes) and the fibo lines just tell me how many lots that I can afford (4,6,8,or 12 units) at x price.

I started watching the UJ the day prior when doji started posting pictures on the prev. page.


Hey MO,

What is the indicator you are using to overlay prices on your chart?

Is it a variation of the Heikin-Ashi? Whatever it is, where can I find it?

Thanx for any reply

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Postby roctao » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:10 am

Hey Apu,

Here is the link to MIGHTY ONE 2013. Where MO presented and explains the ideas.

http://kreslik.com/forums/viewtopic.php ... 1744f87598
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Postby MightyOne » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:10 am

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