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Postby tmanbone » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:05 am

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Moved buy zone start time to 18:00 est. Alpari 0:00 = 18:00 est. In @ 123.59 stop @ 123.49. Exit partial @ 123.71. Set 8 pip trail stop, stopped @ 123.66 on remainder.
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Postby tmanbone » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:22 am

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Second trade in @ 3.60ish stop @ 3.49 partial target 3.71 remainder off below 3 sema.

EDIT: After further review the second trade wouldn't be a legitimate buy zone if you set your limit @ 3.59 the trade wouldn't have filled.
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Postby tmanbone » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:09 am

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Interesting, by advancing the buy zone 1hr, a very nice trade woulda, coulda, shoulda been taken.

Note to self: Experiment with moving buy zone to current hour.
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Postby tmanbone » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:39 pm

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13:00 est buy zone, 14:00 est h1 candle
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Postby tmanbone » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:32 pm

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Scratch trade, moved stop to breakeven +1 @ first red candle. Changed indi to TRO_BZ_Skyline, changes buy zone every hour. White open, blue trigger, red stop, and green profit target. I'm liking limit + TTO for entries.
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Postby tmanbone » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:59 pm

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Second trade a winner.
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Postby Patch » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:23 am

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What hour, or hours are you trading or testing?

I am looking at the Semafor completed positions. If the big candles are H1, then this is an M5 chart. I wonder if you could trade the candle after the Semafor forms, only in the direction away from the Semafor. IE the 3Sema at the top middle of the above chart, once formed, whether it moves or not with the market action, you would only entry a BZ trade short. In this case, if the next candle opened and eventually moved north and the 3Sema moved up with it, you wouldn't enter a trade on that candle regardless, no long trades, only shorts off the North Semafors.

Make sense? What do you think?

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Postby tmanbone » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:40 am

The trade you are referring to was an ideal buy zone short on the 23:00 hourly candle. The buy zone trade for that candle would have been open -4 pips. If I was trading just the 3 sema I would wait for the candle after the 3 sema to close for entry, set your entry at the high or low or open or close, depending on direction and aggressiveness, of the candle after the 3 sema. I try to look at the higher timeframe sema's and trade away from, also keeping zlines in mind. I'm trading/observing trades that take place from 18:00 est - 22:00 est. I'm following TRO's advice and trading only long, looking for trades on the hourly bars. Study dchappy's thread and see how he uses the 3 semas on the 15m. I learned a lot there: http://kreslik.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1852
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Postby tmanbone » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:35 am

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Been experimenting with Heiken Ashi.
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Postby tmanbone » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:24 am

EDIT Posted 2/14/10

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rinse and repeat
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