How did I trade today? 01252021 - Bear Market Trader
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How did I trade today? 01252021

How did I trade today? 01252021

Sum­ma­ry: Being flat is okay

Account (P&L): FLAT

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Every trad­ing day I recap my trades, includ­ing more than entries and exits. Why did I take the trade? How did I man­age the trade, my emo­tions and cog­ni­tive func­tion? All the good stuff as well as all the ugly of being a day trad­er. As always, feel free to reach out to me. 

My week­ly goal: 

  • Only take trades accord­ing to a hypo unless mul­ti­ple con­di­tions are met

Good Pre-mar­ket routines

Good Ses­sion PECS

Good Trade selection

Good Trade siz­ing or SL placement

Good Trade Exe­cu­tion & Mgmt.

Good Risk Adjust­ed Returns

Yes Dai­ly review

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


  • GOLD
    • IB: Bear Engulf fol­lowed by Inside bar
    • C: Extend­ed over IB
    • D: Made HHs
    • E: Made Inside bar with slight­ly longer buy­ing wick
    • F: Shot up closed over VAH
    • G: Closed as spin­ning top with longer sell­ing wick, M15 con­sol­i­da­tion with bull­ish finisher
    • H: Closed as a Doji, M15 Bear Engulf, H4 closed as a huge Morn­ing Star formation

Hypos — GOLD

  • Which hypo played out and how did I hypoth­e­size it play­ing out? How did it actu­al­ly play out? What did the pro­file and price action show?
  • Hypo 1 — Bal­anc­ing Mar­ket / Val­ue Rejec­tion Failure
    • Place off near­by LTF SD, ADR levels
    • 100%
    • Price moved above VAH and start­ed fal­ter­ing at H1 QHi but it seems the move is hap­pen­ing after my win­dow closed. ALthough risky due to time of day and H4 sentiment. 

How accu­rate was my assess­ment of mar­ket con­text? Was I aligned with mar­ket context?

  • I did well here

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

  • I did well here. No urge to trade as Jan­u­ary is a bit of an odd one. 

How well did I fol­low my process?

  • Trade selec­tion
    • Trade I eyed came at noon. 4 TPO struc­ture build up, M30 con­sol­i­da­tion, M15 Bear­ish Engulf­ing (on close). Entry would have been at 1862.940
  • Trade Siz­ing & SL placement
    • Would have been right at 1866.151. TP at 1856.607
  • Trade Exe­cu­tion & Mgmt
    • As I am writ­ing I see price drop­ping fair­ly quick (cur­rent­ly at 0.9R). Over­lap noise mak­ing sure of that. Will track and see if tak­ing a trade in over­lap noise might be worth it when I can risk more. 

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

  • I did some­what okay here although feel­ing slow and am still under the weath­er…. Anoth­er good night sleep will prob­a­bly do it. 

What did I learn today?

  • There is no need to trade. There is no loss in being flat. There will be when tak­ing a trade you shouldn’t be in on. When the trade comes. You know. You know when to act and take an oppor­tu­ni­ty. Every­thing else is just noise. 

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

  • Stay patient

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

  • I did well today. Noth­ing to mention. 

Under the cir­cum­stances, did I per­form at my best?

  • I did well today

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


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