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Actions for the 4th.  Feel like the market is out to get me sometimes.  On another note, having gone over my trades, I noticed how bad I am at this.  My record is particularly bad in the 30 minutes after 10am so for the time being no more initiating trades in that half hour period.  I also need to continue working on my resilience in the face of adverse PA, that's if I can get a trade off the ground in the opening minutes.nq040720181min.thumb.png.f3d5fe1c5391963ddaa47b28f7ae4d39.pngnq04092018notes.thumb.png.78a62b9aebf2d1267550a6e04b92b9e7.png

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Actions for the 18th.  Feeling pretty frustrated with myself, T1 was not as clear cut as I would have liked and the following highs ended with deep rets.  I thought price would grind higher, by T2 I thought the volume was spasmodic (volume spikes on up and down bars) and not really offering much information, I took the shorts but thought they were likely to fail.  Despite thinking price would go higher I could not see an entry that I thought would not be whipped by the PA.  I was out of position in what I saw as a grind higher that had a high risk of trashing any longs in PA that was a little indecisive in a volume environment that offered very little in the way of clues, trending chop.  I wanted to shut down before T2 but forced out trades trying to make something out of nothing.

I missed a long right off the open as I was ill prepared for it, if I had been long I would likely have bailed out, but, being better positioned would allow one to relax and let it run instead of trying to chase and getting stung.nq180920181min.thumb.png.3840a57a3f32b972c151d14fb993f9f4.png

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