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I was considering posting some charts to thalestrader's "Reading Charts in Real Time" thread, but instead of adding more bloat to that thread, I thought I'd just start a new one. 

This post is partly a test to see if my posts still require moderator approval due to my relatively "new" account (it's not that new, but I haven't posted much)...approval can take days, which would sort of defeat the point of posting in "real time."

I'll post my "plan" tomorrow (Wednesday), then begin trading/posting on Thursday.

Maybe some others will join in the fun!

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Good news is my posts no longer seem to need moderator approval!

Beginning tomorrow, I will be day-trading two currency pairs: EUR/JPY and GBP/USD. I'll trade during the morning and afternoon hours, New York time. 

I'll be using an Oanda "core pricing + commission" account. I plan to trade a "practice account" through the end of January, then a small "live" account beginning February.

I've set my charts up to closely resemble the format popular in the RCRT thread (NinjaTrader + MetaTrader). My trading style will primarily consist of what I've learned from that thread. I'll track my performance in terms of R-multiples. 

The purpose of this thread is just for a little fun with some bonus accountability. I've got nothing to sell/teach, and I will probably lose money! 😁

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Nice way to start! Don't get used to it haha. Netted 2.28R. However, I made a mistake with my position size calculation and accidentally only entered at 91.4% of the size I intended, so based on the actual risk rather than the intended risk, this trade was about a 2.5R winner.

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Whoops, I've basically neglected this thread and trading this week so far. I will fully trade/post Thur-Fri, just like last week. Then next week, I will attempt to trade/post Tue-Fri. Doesn't really look like I've missed much this week anyway. Here's hoping the next two days produce some opportunity! 

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Welp, I actually haven't managed to get any trading time in at all since the trade I posted Jan 24! I will 100% sure be able to trade the full days the next two days, Thur-Fri. Hopefully there'll be some good opportunity I can trade/post! I'm hoping/determined to post something this week to get this thread/project going again!

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