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Everything posted by Dinerotrader

  1. SMP Support has held up well several times, short term down trend line broken. I'll be looking for an entry if Monday is looking bullish.
  2. I definitely think having more small screens is better. I think it is easier to manage multiple tasks by giving them their own screen than it is trying to use all the space on one large one.
  3. I barely have time to deal with my stock trading so I limit myself to only taking long positions. I just sit on the sidelines when there is no reasonable up trend in place.
  4. Well, I thought we might be headed for a good move up today after the morning move on the ES but the bears are still in control. It is getting boring being in cash in my retirement accounts but just have to wait for the long setups for now.
  5. I agree, a loan for trading without strong past trading performance is pretty risky and 99% of the time, a bad idea.
  6. Not quite there with the new career but just wanted to know what kind of red tape I need to be aware of if a wealthy friend wants to loan me $20k-40k to trade with. Not a lot of money but I'd rather be aware of what goes into doing it the right/legal way.
  7. Can you simply sign up with all three and maintain the same account for free? I remember when I wasn't with OEC, others would say stuff was free but you had to sign up with a new account every 2 weeks and other crap like that.
  8. That 72.40 level is really getting a lot of rejections on either side. A breakout could get some momentum.
  9. I annotated the chart with the places I see as S/R (support/resistance) levels and some more obvious trendlines. I normally trade close to the S/R levels trying for a reversal or breakout so I wouldn't be taking any positions right now on this. I could imagine price making its way back down towards the lower resistance level and trendline and then making another run up and I would look to play that if it occured. Many ways to play this and make money if you are willing to be patient for a low risk high reward trade setup. Base your analysis on support and resistance first and build off that. Also keep an eye on what the ES (S&P futures) are doing because if it is continuing to make lower lows you'll have a hard time making long positions work on any stock no matter the technical or fundamentals. My
  10. SIM +$114 Great movements today on oil. Didn't capture much of it but still learning. Price came up at the end of the day to that big 72.40 level I posted on JonBig's thread about and turned right around for a pretty big move. I chickened out at +25 ticks but it was a good reversal.
  11. SIM +$260 Kept missing possible entries today. Still switching between different time frame charts trying to figure out what works best. Win rate still not very good.
  12. Alright Jon, let's review the setup. Leave out anything you aren't comfortable sharing. My understanding is you are looking to trade the breakout of significant levels with very tight stops in place. You are defining significant levels as an S/R level created by major reversal in price which happens at a minimum of 2 times with the 2 swings occuring within ~5 ticks of each other. You have another criteria related to a large rejection which I am still unclear of. I believe it is that the move away from a level needs to be large (70-100 ticks on oil) in order for you to call that level signficant and thus tradable. Once you have a level established, my understanding is that you take a couple shots at catching a swift breakout quickly moving stop to B/E. Do you still use volume to try to confirm momentum is coming in to make the trade work? How did you come up with your profit targets on each instrument? Setup summary: 1. Define significant level: Very close reversal price points mixed with large rejections 2. Keep stops at 1:10 of profit target 3. take 3 tries and then move on Here is an example of a level I would have considered. The first 2 arrows show some difference in the reversal point but the 3rd confirms the first reversal price level. I circled the breakout level. I'll try to post some real time levels that I think would meet your criteria to discuss.
  13. SIM +$26 Didn't have much time to stay in front of the screen today.
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  15. Had to exit because ES started breaking down after testing resistance. I'll be watching for another entry.
  16. I'm in at 1.51. Little risky entry than I wanted but couldn't wait around on this today. Initial stop is at 1.29.
  17. GKK This is one I watch because it moves enough to make trades interesting and I've made money on it several times before. I'm looking at a possible trendline break now that price has reached a support level it made on the "computer glitch" crash a few weeks ago.
  18. Here is how I see the S/R from the past few days action.
  19. SIM +$398 Crappy day. Tons of entries. Posting to this thread always adds more emotional strain so that was good.
  20. Some serious volatility on oil today. I don't currently trade to catch these huge moves so this was not good for me in general. NOTE: Inventory is NOT on Wednesday this week. It comes out on Thursday this week at 11:00 ET.
  21. SIM -$380 Well, I finally got most of my new system down so I am going to start posting my daily results again. I was up $490 today at one point and then just got bulldozed by the trend. I won't be using a "stop trading after X number of losses" for a couple weeks and then I expect to start using such a rule. I am only trading oil. My hope is to get back to live trading in about 6-7 weeks.
  22. Still working out some system tweaking. Good to hear things are going well.
  23. How are things going Cory?
  24. Natural Gas has really good directional moves often times. Seems to go in cycles though. Gold works too.
  25. I thought of you while I watched it chop back and forth around that level. Very annoying but that's how it goes sometimes. -6 ticks isn't too bad. Nice work keeping your losses small.
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