Tues Oct 22 Trade Signal Summary

20191022
Short 1 NQ 7986.0, +10.0
Short 1 NQ 7982.75, -2.25
Short 1 NQ 7984.0, +5.0
Short 1 YM 26800, -10
Short 1 YM 26820, +33
Long 1 NQ 7957.0, -0.0
Long 1 NQ 7958.0, +4.0
Short 1 NQ 7968.25, +6.0
Total YM +23
Total NQ +22.75

Mon Oct 21 Trade Signal Summary

20191021
Short 1 RTY 1555.1, -1.5
Short 1 RTY 1557.1, -1.5
Long 1 NQ 7909.0, +5.25
Long 1 NQ 7904.0, +7.0
Short 1 RTY 1549.9, -0.5
Short 1 NQ 7913.75, -2.25
Short 2 NQ 7915.0, 7915.25, -2.25, -2.25
Short 1 NQ 7920.0, -2.25
Short 1 NQ 7920.5, -2.0
Short 2 RTY 1555.7, 1555.5, -0.0, -0.2
Short 3 RTY 1555.5, 1555.5, 1555.5, +1.0, +1.2, -0.0
Short 1 RTY 1556.6, -0.0
Short 2 NQ 7936.5, 7936.0, -1.0, +3.0
Short 1 RTY 1556.8, -0.0
Total NQ +3.25
Total RTY -1.5

Fri Oct 18 No traders, away from screen

Thur Oct 17 Trade Signal Summary

20191017
Short 2 YM 37034, 37034, +15, +18
Short 2 RTY 1535.5, 1336.2, -1.5, -1.5
Short 3 RTY 1538.0, 1538.0, 1537.7, +2.0, +2.0, -1.5
Short 1 NQ 7983.5, -2.25
Short 2 NQ 7985.0, 7985.0, +2.0, -2.25
Short 2 NQ 7987.0, 7987.0, +3.0, -2.0
Short 2 YM 27044, 27044, -5, -5
Short 3 NQ 7991.5, 7991.5, 7991.5, +3.0, +6.0, +11.0
Long 1 NQ 7976.25, -1.75
Short 2 RTY 1542.7, 1543.0, +0.5, +4.0
Short 1 YM 27069, +20
Total YM +43
Total NQ +16.75
Total RTY +4.0

Wed Oct 16 Trade Signal Summary

20191016
Long 2 NQ 7925.0, 7925.0, +2.5, +6.0
Short 2 RTY 1527.0, 1527.5, +1.2, -0.6
Long 1 NQ 7922.75, +4.0
Long 1 NQ 7920.25, -2.25
Long 2 NQ 7918.0, 7918.0, +2.5, -1.25
Short 1 NQ 7927.0, -2.0
Short 3 NQ 7929.0, 7929.25, 7930.0, -1.5, +1.0, +3.0
Short 1 YM 26965, +22
Short 1 NQ 7938.0, +4.5
Short 1 RTY 1530.6, +1.0
Short 1 RTY 7940.25, +5.0
Total YM +22
Total NQ +24.5
Total RTY +1.6

Tues Oct 15 Trade Signals and Journal

20191015
Short 2 RTY 1510.4, 1511.0, -0.0, +2.0
Short 2 NQ 7900.0, 7900.0, +2.0, +4.5
Short 1 RTY 1514.1, +1.0
Short 1 NQ 7903.0, -0.5
Short 1 RTY 1516.0, -1.4
Short 2 NQ 7902.5, 7902.5, +2.0, -2.25
Short 1 YM 27035, -7
Short 2 YM 27046, 27046, -1, -1
Short 1 ES 2987.0, -0.0
Short 2 RTY 1520.1, 1520.0, +1.1, -0.1
Short 1 NQ 7918.0, -2.00
Short 1 NQ 7923.0 -1.5
Short 2 RTY 1523.2, 1523.2, -0.4, -0.4
Short 2 NQ 7926.5, 7926.25, -2.25, -2.25
Short 2 RTY 1525.5, 1525.5, , -0.7, -0.7
Short 1 ES 2994.75, -1.75
Short 2 NQ 7945.0, 7945.0, -2.5, -2.5
Short 1 NQ 7950.0, 7950.0 -2.5, -2.5
Short 1 YM 27040, -7
Total ES -1.75
Total YM -16
Total NQ -11.25
Total RTY +0.4

Normally, markets are not a straight vertical affair...but on some days, there are. Normally, they offer reversal signals, pullback signals and--if so inclined--breakout signals too. And if you have a methodology that demonstrates consistency on the majority of trading days, then you have a good shot at catching your share of the more normal signals.. Today, there was a perfect pullback signal in the NQ that would have given me a position into the straight vertical pole vault that followed... but I just couldn't get my head around the extreme readings of climax the market had already reached just shortly before that relatively shallow pullback buy opportunity appeared... and so I balked. It's very hard to stay on the sidelines as you watch the profit meter go spinning by for trades you are not in without looking for the places where these trades are most likely to end... and just so did I give up near my maximum allowable in losses trying to find a turn that did finally show up just a short distance beyond my final round of shorts...

Quit when your losses hit the high watermark allowable you have set for them. Tomorrow is another day. There is nothing to prove. There is no 'getting even'. Instead, after a losing day or two, strive for returning to consistency. Your losses are gone forever. You can't ever get them back. But it is possible to return to consistency and thus rebuilt the profit stream you were achieving just prior to your days of stop-outs.

Mon Oct 14 Trade Signal Summary

20191014
Long 1 ES 2962.0, +3.5
Long 1 RTY 1504.0, 1504.0, +1.0, +0.2
Short 2 NQ 7862.0, 7862.0, +2.0, -2.0
Short 1 YM 26810, -9
Short 1 YM 26816, +25
Long 1 NQ 7852.75, 7852.25, -2.25, -2.25
Long 1 YM 26765, +25
Long 1 NQ 7850.0, +10.0
Total ES +3.5
Total YM +39
Total NQ +5.5
Total RTY +1.2

Fri Oct 11 Trade Signal Summary

20191011
Short 1 NQ 7852.0, -3.0
Short 2 RTY 1514.0, 1513.8 +0.8, -1.4
Short 2 RTY 1516.9, 1516.9, +1.5, -2.3
Short 2 NQ 7870.0, 7870.0, -2.25, -2.25
Short 2 NQ 7873.0, 7873.0, +4.0, -4.75
Short 1 YM 26840, -7
Short 1 YM 26842, 26842, +20, +30
Short 2 YM 26863, 26860, +15, +10
Short 1 ES 2984.5, +2.0
Short 2 NQ 7892.0, 7891.75, -2.25, -2.25
Short 1 NQ 7893.25, -2.25
Short 2 NQ 7896.0, 7896.0, +5.0, +13.0
Short 2 RTY 1527.3, 1527.0, -0.3, +1.0
Short 2 RTY 1529.3, 1529.5, +1.0, +2.0
Total ES +2.0
Total YM +68
Total NQ +3.0
Total RTY +2.3

Thur Oct 10 Trade Signal Summary

20191010
Short 1 RTY 1487.3, -2.4
Short 2 YM 26332, 26334, -11, -10
Short 3 YM 26404, 26404, 26404, -7, -7, -7
Short 3 YM 26410, 26410, 26410, -7, -7, -7
Short 3 RTY 1494.0, 1494.0, 1494.0, +2.0, +2.0, -0.1
Short 2 NQ 7758.50, 7760.0, +5.0, +12.0
Short 1 NQ 7761.0, -1.0
Short 1 NQ 7761.0, +5.0
Long 1 RTY 1486.4, +2.0
Short 1 YM 26520, -7
Short 1 RTY 1494.8, +2.0
Short 1 YM 26539, -1
Short 1 NQ 7780.0, -1.0
Short 2 YM 26556, 26556, +10, +11
Short 2 NQ 7785.0, 7785.0, +2.0, +4.5
Short 1 NQ 7785.0, +5.0
Total YM -50
Total NQ +31.5
Total RTY +4.5

Wed Oct 9 Trade Signal Summary

20191009
Short 1 NQ 7678.0, -0.25
Short 1 NQ 7686.0, -2.0
Short 1 NQ 7692.0, -2.25
Short 2 NQ 7694.0, 7694.0, -2.25, -2.25
Short 1 YM 26255, -7
Short 2 RTY 1483.6, 1483.5, +2.0, +2.0
Short 1 NQ 7690.0 -0.5
Short 1 RTY 1482.0, -0.7
Short 1 RTY 1483.3, +2.0
Total YM -7
Total NQ -9.5
Total RTY +5.3

Tues Oct 8 Trade Signal Summary

20191008
Long 1 RTY 1480.5, -0.5
Short 1 NQ 7671.75, -2.0
Long 1 YM 26170, +28
Long 1 YM 26161, +23
Long 1 NQ 7648.75, -2.25
Long 1 NQ 7644.0, -0.25
Long 1 YM 26126, +31
Short 2 RTY 1478.7, 1479.0, +1.2, +2.6
Short 1 ES 2908.0, -0.0
Short 1 ES 2908.0, +2.0
Total ES +2.0
Total YM +82
Total NQ -4.5
Total RTY +3.3

Mon Oct 7 Trade Signal Summary

20191007
Short 1 NQ 7739.5, +7.0
Long 1 NQ 7730.5, -2.25
Long 1 YM 26400, -7
Long 1 NQ 7725.0, +12.0
Long 1 YM 26382, +40
Short 2 RTY 1500.2, 1501.2, +0.9, +1.1
Total YM +33
Total NQ +16.75
Total RTY +2.0

Fri Oct 4 trade Signal Summary

20191004
Long 1 YM 26292, +20
Short 1 YM 26322, +21
Short 1 NQ 7720, -2..25
Short 1 NQ 7722.0, -2.25
Short 1 NQ 7723.75, -0.0
Short 1 YM 26770, +20
Long 1 NQ 7704.0, -2.25
Long 2 NQ 7700.0, 7701.5, -1.5, -1.5
Long 2 RTY 1482.5, 1482.5, +1.5, -0.4
Long 1 YM 26281, -3
Long 1 NQ 7693.0, -2.25
Long 2 NQ 7691.0, 7691.5, +10.0, +20.0
Total YM +58
Total NQ +18.0
Total RTY +1.1

Thurs Oct 3 Trade Signal Summary

20191003
Long 1 ES 2885.25, +2.0
Long 1 NQ 7557.0, +5.0
Long 1 RTY 1478.0, -1.4
Long 2 RTY 1475.8, 1476.0, -0.2, +1.1
Long 1 NQ 7494.0, +5.0
Long 1 YM 25790, -9
Long 1 RTY 1461.9, -1.0
Short 1 NQ 7515.5, +5.0
Short 1 NQ 7521.0, -2.25
Short 1 NQ 7524.5, -2.5
Short 2 RTY 1472.2, 1472.4, +2.0, +1.8
Short 1 YM 25909, +20
Short 1 NQ 7584.0, +10.0
Total ES +2.0
Total YM +11
Total NQ +20.25
Total RTY +2.3

Wed Oct 2 Trade Signals and Journal

20191002
Long 2 RTY 1476.1, 1476.8, +2.9, -0.5
Long 1 RTY 1475.5, -0.3
Long 1 NQ 7601.75, -2.25
Long 1 NQ 7599.0, -2.25
Long 1 RTY 1473.5, -1.4
Short 2 RTY 1483.1, 1483.0, +1.0, -1.7
Short 1 NQ 7617.0, -1.0
Short 1 NQ 7617.75, +12.5
Long 1 NQ 7580.0, -0.25
Long 1 NQ 7575.0, +10.0
Long 1 NQ 7563.0, -2.25
Long 1 NQ 7560.0, +5.0
Total NQ +19.5
Total RTY -0.0

It's not that hard really to recognize a tough trading environment when you see it coming... well before the opening bell. Today, my goal was simply not to dig a big hole trying to capture some emotionally-backed volatility... In such environment, just breaking even can feel like a victory. But in truth there were a number of excellent signals today in the YM and the RTY that I simply failed
to engage. ...but things will calm down again in the immediate days ahead.... they always do...
...so keep the powder dry... One thing you can always be sure of, things never stay the same...

Tues Oct 1 Trade Signal Summary

20191001
Short 1 YM 26962, -5
Short 2 RTY 1538.0, 1538.1, -1.0, +1.0
Short 2 RTY 1539.5, 1539.4, -1.5, -1.5
Short 2 RTY 1542.0, 1542.0, -0.8, -0.8
Short 3 RTY 1543.5, 1543.5, 1543.5, -0.7, -0.7, -0.7
Short 5 RTY 1544.3, 1544.3, 1544.3, 1544.5, 1544.5, +1.0, +1.0, +1.0, +1.7, +1.7
Long 2 YM 26930, 26930, +20, -10
Long 1 NQ 7809.0, -2.5
Long 2 RTY 1531.9, 1532.0, -1.6, -1.6
Long 3 RTY 1528.6, 1528.6, 1528.6, +1.0, +2.0, -0.1
Long 2 YM 26831, 26826, -10, -10
Long 2 NQ 7781.25, 7781.25, -2.5, -2.5
Long 2 NQ 7776.5, 7776.5, -1.25, -1.25
Long 3 YM 26730, 26730, 26730, -5, -5, -5
Long 2 NQ 7759.5, 7759.5, +16.0, +20.0
Total YM -30
Total NQ +26.0
Total RTY -0.6

Mon Sep 30 Trade Signal Summary

20190930
Long 1 NQ 7712.25, +12.0
Long 1 RTY 1525.2, +2.0
Short 1 NQ 7731.0, -2.50
Short 1 NQ 7739.0, -2.25
Short 1 RTY 1528.5, +2.0
Short 1 NQ 7744.0, +14.0
Total NQ +21.75
Total RTY +4.0