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How did I trade today? 20210805

How did I trade today? 20210805

Sum­ma­ry: Keep in mind the right strat­e­gy for the right conditions

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A small sum­ma­ry of how I did dur­ing the ses­sion. Things I did well. Things I need to keep work­ing on. Trade Reviews are part of my post-mortem but usu­al­ly I post those the next day.

My week­ly goals: 

  • Min. 3 times work­ing out at home + manda­to­ry cardio
  • Trad­ing rules
    • M15/M30 entries and exits at 1st DTTZ, M5 entries and exits at 2nd DTTZ
    • Use SL scal­ing in case the prof­it tar­get for the set­up doesn’t pro­vide 2R for exam­ple for FA or VAA setups
  • No social media / mes­sen­ger apps / phone calls allowed dur­ing the trad­ing window

Good Pre-mar­ket routines

Good Ses­sion PECS

Fair Trade selection

Fair Trade siz­ing or SL placement

Fair Trade Exe­cu­tion & Mgmt.

Good Risk Adjust­ed Returns

Yes Dai­ly review

Mup­pet Meter (1 being best — 5 being worst): 2



  • IB Trad­ed high­er above VAH, C closed slight­ly high­er but no break of IB
  • Buy Stop Order 15728, SL 15698, TP (2R) 15788
  • Buy Stop Order trig­gered, mon­i­tor­ing for a bull­ish close sus­tain­ing the auc­tion. Could poten­tial­ly be a low ini­tia­tive activ­i­ty day
  • D closed bull­ish but with­in IBR, mon­i­tor­ing for a HH in E. 
  • E closed as a Bear Engulf and I took trade off at ‑0.7R
  • I wait­ed for a pull­back to new­ly formed M30 sup­ply and went short
  • Short 15710.80, SL 15730.30, TP 15672
  • When Price hit H1 demand and M5 LKC after a Break down I took prof­it at 1.2R
    • Also M30 demand at at VAH thought it could bounce from here.

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

I did well for the most part although I did get a bit jumpy as I was los­ing con­fi­dence in the long trade. I walked away and focused on look­ing back in at 15 minute inter­vals. This helped. Start­ed lift­ing some weights as well. 

What did I learn today?

I learned that I should not have used a momen­tum based entry on an open inside day. 

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

Take trades

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

Take momen­tum trades on open inside day

Under the cir­cum­stances, did I per­form at my best?

I did okay. Screwed up on the first trade but then col­lect­ed myself and under­stood what was actu­al­ly going on. Wait­ed for a bet­ter entry and took my shot. All I can ask for. 

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


Day trader. Tech geek. Sim Racing Enthusiast.

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