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How did I trade today? 20210618

How did I trade today? 20210618

Sum­ma­ry: Process is king

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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 goals: 

  • Min. 3 times work­ing out at home + manda­to­ry cardio
    • I did all my work­outs this week
  • Trad­ing rules
    • M15/M30 entries and exits at 1st DTTZ, M5 entries and exits at 2nd DTTZ
      • I did well here
    • Use SL scal­ing in case the prof­it tar­get for the set­up doesn’t pro­vide 2R for exam­ple for FA or VAA setups
      • I am get­ting bet­ter at scal­ing SL
  • No social media / mes­sen­ger apps / phone calls allowed dur­ing the trad­ing window
    • Doing well with this for the most part but could be better. 

Good Pre-mar­ket routines

Good Ses­sion PECS

Fair 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): 2


Summary — London
  • DAX
    • 1st DTTZ
      • Price accept­ed and rotat­ed through val­ue tra­vers­ing 0.58xASR. Then extend­ed down in C before clos­ing with­in IB
    • 2nd DTTZ
      • Price closed twice with­in IB, M15 Con­sol­i­da­tion and RBR so I tried a long based on a failed auction.
      • Long 15700, SL 15685, TP 15730
      • Got stopped out imme­di­ate­ly. ‑1R. I’m done for the day. 

  • GOLD
    • 1st DTTZ
      • IB trad­ed 0.58xASR to VAL, C extend­ed above IB clos­ing as a pos­si­ble base with­in IB right at the edge.
      • D TPO closed with­in IB as a Bear Engulf leav­ing a weak sell­ing tail in C at VAL, going short as per Hypo 3
        • Short 1791.090, SL 1795.080, TP 1785.10 1.5R above LTF demand at IB low
    • 2nd DTTZ
      • F extend­ed above IB in what looks like a pop and took out my SL ‑1R. 


DAX — London

  • 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 2
    • Val­ue Accep­tance (short), demand with­in val­ue, not good TP
    • 100% cor­rect
  • Hypo 3 
    • Failed Auc­tion Long, after hypo 2
    • 100% cor­rect
  • Hypo 4
    • Auc­tion Fade Long at H4 demand
    • 100% cor­rect

What hap­pened around the 1st DTTZ? Which Hypo played out (if any)?

Price accept­ed val­ue dur­ing IB and rotat­ed through. C extend­ed below and then failed auc­tion some­what weakly.

What hap­pened around the 2nd DTTZ? Which Hypo played out (if any)?

Price shot down and kept going but had a slight pull­back before continuation. 

What was the play of the day?

Sus­tained Auc­tion down

Was I right on the out­come? Which Hypo played out and why was it not Hypo 1 (if any)?

Yes and no. The failed auc­tion well failed and sus­tained auc­tion to the downside. 

Was there an oppor­tu­ni­ty and did I take it?

There was and I did. Down ‑1R with SL hit. 

DTTZ: 2nd

Entry: M15 con­sol­i­da­tion and break higher

Prof­it Mar­gin (ADR or con­ges­tion): Plen­ty at IB high but would have tak­en M30 VWAP. 

What would a price action exit rule have done?

N.A.

How was SL place­ment and Siz­ing (Was there a need for scaling)?

I scaled below M15 for­ma­tion which was okay. 

What would time-based have done?

N.A.

What could I have done better?

I think I did okay for try­ing a failed auc­tion play. At least I’m tak­ing more trades now and don’t seem to be anx­ious too much. 

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

I felt good. Not much to note. 


GOLD — London
  • 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 3
    • Failed Auc­tion Short, probe of value
    • 70% Cor­rect

What hap­pened around the 1st DTTZ? Which Hypo played out (if any)?

Price trad­ed high­er to VAL and extend­ed in C then formed a Bear Engulf with a weak sell­ing tail in C. 

What hap­pened around the 2nd DTTZ? Which Hypo played out (if any)?

Price trad­ed high­er before return­ing back to IB.

What was the play of the day?

A very flim­sy failed auction

Was I right on the out­come? Which Hypo played out and why was it not Hypo 1 (if any)?

Hypo 3 kin­da played out. 

Was there an oppor­tu­ni­ty and did I take it?

I did but then got stopped out ‑1R.

What would a price action exit rule have done?

N.A.

How was SL place­ment and Siz­ing (Was there a need for scaling)?

Above for­ma­tion. Good. 

What would time-based have done?

N.A.

What could I have done better?

I think I did okay to try and take the trade. 

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

I felt good. Noth­ing much to note.


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

I did well here. I stayed calm and col­lect­ed going through my OODA loops and stuck with my trade. 

What did I learn today?

That I can take trades and stay objec­tive with­out grasshoppering. 

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

Take trades and go through OODA loops. 

What’s one (or more) thing(s) I need to do less often?

Wor­ry about out­come of any sin­gle trade.

Under the cir­cum­stances, did I per­form at my best?

I think I did okay. 

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

T3chAddict
t3chaddict@bearmarkettrader.com

Day trader. Tech geek. Sim racer/Pilot.

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