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Daily Report Card 05202020

Daily Report Card

Daily Report Card 05202020

My week­ly goal

Only take trades when there are at least 4 con­flu­ences. Trade loca­tion. Mar­ket Pro­file. Price action con­fir­ma­tion. Fol­low hard entry and exit rules.

Good Pre-mar­ket routines

Good Ses­sion PECS

Good Trade selection

Good Trade Exe­cu­tion & Mgmt.

Good Risk Adjust­ed Returns

Yes Dai­ly review

Mup­pet meter (1 being best — 5 being worst): 1


  • Lon­don opened above value
  • A pos­si­ble IB exten­sion up would be in line with a slight­ly bull­ish the­sis as well as hav­ing opened above val­ue. A fail­ure to ral­ly could be a set­up for a val­ue accep­tance move if we can close (M30) con­vinc­ing­ly into value.
  • After clos­ing inside val­ue we prefer­ably would like to see a pull­back to VAH or sup­ply lev­el if pos­si­ble. This is not always the case though.
    • M5 is show­ing a break from VWAP and a poten­tial pull­back to VWAP so that might be my best entry to go short
  • Entered on retest of PVAH at 1.39312, SL 1.39501, TP 1.38912
    • Rea­sons for tak­ing the trade:
      • Lon­don open above VA but fail­ure to ral­ly, M30 close with­in val­ue indi­cat­ing pos­si­ble accep­tance (H4 con­ter­mi­nous sup­ply), M5 show­ing VWAP break­down + pull­back coin­cid­ing with VAH
    • Dur­ing the trade
      • IB extend­ing down in last min­utes of E
      • M30 keeps clos­ing down with­in val­ue indi­cat­ing a continuation
      • Price reached PVAL and start­ed find­ing some buyers
      • Closed off the trade 10 min­utes before time-based stop because of my own pre­vi­ous approach only to see it drop 16 pips more in the last ten min­utes. Live and learn. Made 0.6 R instead of 1.3.
      • I did good on tak­ing the direc­tion­al cues.
  • AFTERMATH (post trad­ing win­dow, after noon)
    • After stop price would have got­ten close to my TP miss­ing by 3 pips

How accu­rate was my assess­ment of mar­ket context?

  • I did great here.

How did I feel before, dur­ing, and after the trade?

  • I was feel­ing jumpy in the begin­ning hav­ing drank too much caf­feine but over­all my cog­ni­tive func­tion was good. 

How well did I fol­low my process?

  • Did a good job here

How well did I man­age my phys­i­cal, emo­tion­al and cog­ni­tive states?

  • Did good here

What did I learn today?

  • When larg­er time­frame is bear­ish and we open above val­ue, fail to ral­ly, then con­tin­ue to accept val­ue with strong bear­ish engulf­ing, we can then prefer­ably wait for a pull­back to PVAH to enter short. How­ev­er, don’t be too strict and a few pips off is okay. If then in the next can­dle we don’t see a retrace­ment of the move we can assume that price will slow­ly inch lower. 
  • If we had opened below we could see a test of the new­ly devel­oped M30 con­ter­mi­nous for 2nd chance entry
  • Val­ue accep­tance = fast espe­cial­ly larg­er time frame being bear­ish and we opened above accept­ed into value

What’s one thing I need to do more often?

  • Put trust into algo­rith­mi­cal­ly researched rules

What’s one thing I need to do less often?

  • Drink too much coffee

For my trade plan(s) on this par­tic­u­lar day, go here:


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