## The ideas that I trade by:

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Jalarupa wrote:
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Edit So I placed the Buy Stop with a TP at my Stop Loss of my Sell Limit and SL of 11 Macro's away...

Thank you MO for taking the time to instruct me

This is called macro SCALPING for a reason.

If we are not risking less than we would if trading for micro pips then what are we even doing?

1) Select an option based on your average stop loss; if 3 lines then select 1% over 3:
(.01 / 6)3000 = \$5.00 <--- 5% over 30
(.01 / 5)3000 = \$6.00 <---5% over 25
(.01 / 4)3000 = \$7.50 <--- 5% over 20
(.01 / 3)3000 = \$10.00 <--- 5% over 15
(.01 / 2)3000 = \$15.00 <--- 5% over 10
(.01 / 1.5)3000 = \$20.00 <---5% over 7.5 lines.

Am I risking 5% on each trade at a full stop of 3 Lines? - cause that is what I am getting out of the equation...

Macro Level & Stop Loss in Lines:
01) 6 to 8
02) 5 to 6
03) 4 to 5
04) 4 to 5
06) 3 to 4
08) 3 to 4
12) 2 to 3
16) 2 to 3
24) 1.5 to 2
32) 1.5 to 2

Is the above the same as saying Lines / Risk Amount?

3) Space the lines based on the weekly median range and the number of lines that you are targeting:

You can expect the current weekly range to fall within 62.5 to 137.5% of the median range
If the median is 230 pips then that gives you a weekly price range of 143.75 to 316.25 pips.

If you decide to trade 14s then there are 16 lines available or a range of 10 to 22 lines.
If you decide to risk 1% over 2 pips (Macro Pips of 10 Micro Pips Each?) then you would divide \$15 by 14 and risk 1.07/pip, So this is your initial lot size? .... or what is that and how do I get there? ... what am I risking to get what, I guess is what I am asking?
\$15 per line.

Scaling out/in is simply a mid trade widening or narrowing of the spacing of the lines, it is just a speed dial.

Is there anyway to narrow the spacing lines (I'm sure the equation is already above just want to check) by entering another trade? or do I liquidate and reenter with a lower lot size based off of the equation? - Just trying to understand how admin intensive this method is?

Whatever happened to halving size to increase space?

I guess what I am asking for is a lesson in practical application... Using the Indicator ... and doing the math on the fly...

Thank you so much for your time... and if anyone else feels like they can help please PM me... I don't want to derail this thread

Thank you!

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Jalarupa wrote:
Thank you MO for taking the time to instruct me

Am I risking 5% on each trade at a full stop of 3 Lines? - cause that is what I am getting out of the equation...

(.01 / 3) is saying that you wish to risk 1% over 3 lines and that each pip is equal to .333%
If you risk 5 lines on average then you would use (.01 / 5)

.333% of 3000 is \$10 so you are trading for \$10 per line with a space of ONE pip between each line (\$10 / ONE = \$10/pip)

When you divide \$10 by 16 then there is sixteen pips (or a "SIXTEEN Pip") between each line (\$10 / SIXTEEN = \$0.625/pip).

Every line marks .333% & .333% is what we call a macro pip.

Is there anyway to narrow the spacing lines (I'm sure the equation is already above just want to check) by entering another trade? or do I liquidate and reenter with a lower lot size based off of the equation? - Just trying to understand how admin intensive this method is?

If you gain 4 lines before the adjustment then it will take 4 lines to lose it, no matter what the new spacing is, because 1 pip of something is equal to 1 pip of something else.

Whatever happened to halving size to increase space?

Nothing.

I guess what I am asking for is a lesson in practical application... Using the Indicator ... and doing the math on the fly...

See above.

Thank you so much for your time... and if anyone else feels like they can help please PM me... I don't want to derail this thread

Thank you!

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Okay wow MO thanks... After reading and testing... I have realized something PROFOUND...

I am an enormous DUMBASS!

So the Math that you so Kindly have laid out for me and painstakingly walked me through kindergarten style can easily be done by Synergy... (I know dumbass is right!)

So I like this way of looking at the battlefield... I can grab a few Macro's and bank them... and then just decrease the amount of Pips in the Macro to increase my leverage and deploy those macro's (i'm still trying to figure out how best to do this... IE trading with held profit... But Your equations will come in handy and I'm sure I'll figure it out...) - I have a sneaky suspicion that it entails dragging the SL closer to current price but beyond extremes - To trail the stop so to speak...

So (thinking aloud here) if say I've BANKED 3 macro's and I started on three... I now have 6 but I may not need 6 so... If trading with 16pips/Macro I can drop it down to 8 pips/Macro and my position size is doubled if I keep a SL of 3 Macro's...

My only question/observation is IF i'm doing this, I'm still only risking 1% of my account... How would I reinvest gains?

Got a feeling I'm in for another dumbass moment...

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

When you get your 5% your account will be bigger and your 1% will be a bigger number so you would be "reinvesting your gains".
I dunno if thats what you ment trade to a goal not through a goal
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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Okay that makes sense...

So when I grow my account by 5% in this case \$150 of \$3000 I then take that \$150 and unleash hell...

Thank you for making it easy!
Edit - By stating the obvious...
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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Thats not really what i ment haha

When you reach your goal.. in your case 5%.. you stop.. reset to a new micropip value and work your way up again to your goal of 5%.
More risk is just more risk.
You can only enter x amount of lots on your account so whether you worked your way to max\$pip from 30 dollers of risk or from 150 dollers of risk.
Thats just my opinion ofc.. as long as its OPM do whatever you like
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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

haha I see your point LOL...

I must say after taking some time to apply some thought into the newer information, I've made the EIGHTS indicator give me a solid line every 2 lines and chosen 8 pips/MacroLine...

This allows me to ADD (via doubling on the fly and keep my Risk relative)

All I do is if I'm sized to 3 Macro's and I need to double... I take the average line generated by Manta's old average entries indi (blubbs will work as well) and center EIGHTS indi to that price and I then pull my stop down three mini macros or 1.5 big macros (Solid line and dotted line)

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

If you scale into trades like a jackass (you know who you are) you are going to lose money.
You cannot afford multi hundred pip losses at ANY SIZE...how many times must...

Some people need rules so here are some rules:

1) HOUR+ charts.
BUY only when: a) candle is green b) price is above a midpoint c) price failed to maintain lows after a breakout
2) Enter twice on the entry candle.
If your stop isn't hit 10 seconds before the new candle then make a forced second purchase.
If you are stopped out then restart the sequence
3) Skip the next candle
4) enter on the open after the skipped candle

EDIT: I'm not saying that this is perfect, it is just meant to give you some idea of what scaling into trades should look like.

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

MightyOne wrote:If you scale into trades like a jackass (you know who you are) you are going to lose money.
You cannot afford multi hundred pip losses at ANY SIZE...how many times must...

Some people need rules so here are some rules:

1) HOUR+ charts.
BUY only when: a) candle is green b) price is above a midpoint c) price failed to maintain lows after a breakout
2) Enter twice on the entry candle.
If your stop isn't hit 10 seconds before the new candle then make a forced second purchase.
If you are stopped out then restart the sequence
3) Skip the next candle
4) enter on the open after the skipped candle

EDIT: I'm not saying that this is perfect, it is just meant to give you some idea of what scaling into trades should look like.

XAUUSDecnH4.png

Guess i should stop trading since i scale in and out of trades. I don't want to be a jackass.

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

aliassmith wrote:
MightyOne wrote:If you scale into trades like a jackass (you know who you are) you are going to lose money.
You cannot afford multi hundred pip losses at ANY SIZE...how many times must...

Some people need rules so here are some rules:

1) HOUR+ charts.
BUY only when: a) candle is green b) price is above a midpoint c) price failed to maintain lows after a breakout
2) Enter twice on the entry candle.
If your stop isn't hit 10 seconds before the new candle then make a forced second purchase.
If you are stopped out then restart the sequence
3) Skip the next candle
4) enter on the open after the skipped candle

EDIT: I'm not saying that this is perfect, it is just meant to give you some idea of what scaling into trades should look like.

XAUUSDecnH4.png

Guess i should stop trading since i scale in and out of trades. I don't want to be a jackass.

I scale in after going down 100+, even hold for -1000 @"any" size.
But I have a "fine-ass".
#1BODY in direction of profit #2INCREASE lot size Obsessively
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