Tues Jun 19 Trade Signal & Journal

20180619
Long 2 NQ 7209.0, 7209.0, +3.0, +10.0
Long 1 NQ 7191.0, -2.0
Long 1 NQ 7178.25, +12.0
Long 1 RTY 1681.6, -0.0
Long 1 NQ 7176.25, -2.25
Long 1 NQ 7176.5, +10.0
Short 1 YM 24670, +19
Total YM +19
Total NQ +30.75
Total RTY -0

Whatever you get use to in the markets, even for a few days, changes. And just so today as I refrain from taking RTY signals having been spanked so badly by it in the previous two sessions, it behaves from fractal signals and grid levels like an audition for my next book. And me just watching it from the sidelines. And I was so tainted by recent experience that even when I did venture out and into a trade on an entry signal replete with the full compliment of disparate Technical Event Concepts on board, I rushed the stop-loss to break-even to avoid tearing my healing scars, only to watch it rally to heroic victories--without me. ...and just so it is the markets. They seem designed to encourage you to do exactly the wrong things at the wrong times... It did, however, feel great not to pay all those commissions when Martindaling into 4 and 6 contracts like I did the day before.... how I do miss the previous dollar value of the mini Russell at $100 / pt.

Mon Jun 18 Trade Signals & Journal

20180618
Short 1 NQ 72.24.75, -2.25,
Short 4 RTY 1683.1, 1683.1, -1.5, -1.5
Short 2 NQ 7231.25, 7231.25, +3.0, -1.0
Short 2 RTY 1683.7, 1683.7, -1.5, -1.5
Short 6 RTY 1686.5, 1686.5, 1686.5, 1686.5, 1686.5, 1686.5, -1.0, -1.0, -1.0, -1.0, -1.0, -1.0,
Short 3 NQ 7243.25, 7243.25, 7243.25, +3.0, +12.0, +15.0
Short 3 RTY 1688.9, 1688.9, 1688.9, 1689.4, +1.4, -0.7, -0.7, -0.0
Short 1 NQ 7247.0, 7247.0, +5.0, +7.5
Short 3 RTY 1691.1, 1691.1, 1691.1, -0.7, -0.7, -0.7
Short 3 NQ 7261.25, 7261.25, -2.0, -2.0
Short 2 NQ 7267.0, 7267.0, -2.25, -2.25
Short 3 NQ 7270.25, 7270.25, 7270.25, -0.0, -0.0, -0.0
Short 4 RTY 1695.5, 1695.5, 1695.5, 1695.5, +1.7, +1.7, -0.3, -0.3
Short 2 NQ 7177.5, 7277.5, -0.5, -0.5
Short 4 RTY 1696.0, 1696.0, 1696.0, 1696.0, +1.3, +1.3, +1.3, +1.3,
Long 2 RTY 1689.5, 1689.5, -0.0, -0.0
Total NQ +33.0
Total RTY -6.1

Another extraordinary volatility for RTY. Has always been a swing champ, but current action would make an FOMC surprise rate hike look normal. And with the contract value split in half, commissions can now become a factor, especially if playing a Martingale betting system. Why play more than one contract? ...because predicting which set of signals will fail and which will succeed is almost impossible. Such conclusions are entirely based on intuition. "Which dealer should I sit with?" ...but I admit, after Friday's action, maybe I just should have known....

Fri Jun 15 Trade Signals & Journal

20180615
Long 2 NQ 7248.0, 7248.0, +8.0, +10.0
Short 2 RTY 1681.6, 1682.1, -0.4, +0.5
Short 1 RTY 1683.5, -0.5
Short 1 NQ 7276.25, -0.75
Long 1 RTY 1683.2, -0.5
Long 2 RTY 1682.6, 1682.6, -1.5, -1.5
Long 6 RTY 1679.4, 1679.4, 1679.4, 1679.4, 1679.4, 1679.4, -1.5, -1.5, -1.5, -1.5, -0.7, -0.7
Long 8 RTY 1677.4, 1677.4, 1677.4, 1677.4, 1677.4, 1677.4, 1677.4, 1677.4, +0.8, +0.8, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5,
Long 2 NQ 7253.75, 7253.75, +7.0, +13.0
Short 6 RTY 1682.5, 1682.5, 1682.5, 1682.6, 1682.6, 1682.6, +1.0, +1.0, +1.0, -0.8, -0.8, -0.8,
Short 2 NQ 7276.25, 7276.25, +5.0, +9.0
Short 6 RTY 1684.2, 1684.2, 1684.2, 1684.2, 1684.2, 1684.2, -0.7, -0.7, -0.7, -0.7, -0.7, -0.7,
Total NQ +51.25
Total RTY -19.5

Coming up near--but not quite--to your profit goals for a signal frame can put you into gray place. Why quit when things are going well? --you say. Well, because sometimes you run into a deer crossing the highway and it blindsides you right off the road.... ha!.. Today was as good a day in trading the NQ as I ever have, and although volatile, its signals remained true throughout the frame. But the Russell....sheesh... seldom--and not really since the days when I used to trade the 2;15pmET FOMC rate adjustments have I seen such hugh, spiking intraday swings...far beyond my meager stops or even my Martindale betting strategies to accommodate. True, if you could have figured out such swings, profits would be hugely rewarding.... but today, the RTY was far beyond my skill set to find the turns... No doubt, there is something technical to be learned from today's RTY action, outside the mental side of the game, I mean, but what that elusive secret might be, will have to wait for another day, and perhaps quite a few more such days of such behavior in repetition. ...and a good weekend to all...

Thur Jun 14 Trade Signal Summary

20180614
Long 1 RTY 1686.5, -1.5
Long 1 YM 25298, -5
Long 2 RTY 1686.3, 1686.3, -0.7, -0.7
Long 2 YM 25290, 25290, +13, +14,
Short 1 NQ 7275.75, -3.0
Short 1 NQ 7296.0, -3.0
Short 3 NQ 7299.0, 7299.0, 7299.0, +3.0, +3.0, -3.5
Short 2 YM 25243, 25243, +7, +40
Short 2 NQ 7308.0, 7309.25, +2.0, +16.25
Total YM +69
Total NQ +14.75
Total RTY -2.9

Wed Jun 13 Trade Signal Summary

20180613
Short 1 RTY 1689.4, +2.0
Long 1 NQ 7246.5, +3.0
Short 1 NQ 7251.5, +4.5
Short 1 RTY 1688.7, -0.4
Short 1 RTY 1689.4, +2.0
Long 2 YM 25330, 25327, -0, +20
Total YM +20
Total NQ +7.5
Total RTY +3.6

Tues Jun 12 Trade Signal Summary

20180612
Long 2 YM 25335, 25335, -10, -10
Long 1 NQ 7211.5, -3.0
Short 1 RTY 1682.1, -0.7
Long 3 NQ 7202.75, 7202.75, 7207.75, +2.5, -3.0, -3.0
Long 3 NQ 7199.75, 7199.75, 7199.75, +4.0, +4.0, +5.0
Short 1 RTY 1684.8, -0.8
Short 2 NQ 7211.75, 7212.5, +3.0, +3.0
Short 2 YM 25340, 25340, +15, +15
Long 2 RTY 1681.8, 1681.8, +0.7, +2.3
Short 1 NQ 7216.0, -0.75
Total YM +10
Total NQ +11.75
Total RTY +1.5

Mon Jun 11 Trade Signal Summary

20180611
Long 1 YM 25351, +10
Long 1 NQ 7185.5, 7185.5, +5.0, -0.5
Short 2 RTY 1681.9, 1681.9, -0.2, -0.2
Long 2 NQ 7182.5, 7182.5, +3.0, +2.0
Short 2 YM 23356, 23356, +15, +15
Long 1 NQ 7183, -3.25
Long 1 RTY 1679.9, -0.0
Long 1 NQ 7177.5, +5.0
Long 1 RTY 1680.2, -0.7
Long 1 NQ 7172.0, +5.0
Short 1 NQ 7188.25, +8.0
Long 2 RTY 1677.1, 1677.1, +1.2, +0.9
Total YM +10
Total NQ +24.25
Total RTY +1.0

Fri Jun 8 Trade Signal Summary

20180608
Short 2 NQ 7152.5, 7171.75, +10.0, +10.5
Short 1 NQ 7154.0, -1.0
Short 2 RTY 1676.9, 1676.9, +1.0, +2.0
Total NQ +19.5
Total RTY, +3.0

Thurs Jun 7 Trade Signal Summary

20180607
Short 1 RTY 1679.2, +2.2
Long 1 RTY 1677.6, -0.7
Short 1 NQ 7205.0, -2.0
Short 2 NQ 7208.25, 7208.25, +2.0, +2.0
Short 1 NQ 7209.0, +6.0
Long 1 RTY 1676.5, -0.0
Short 1 YM 25275, +25
Long 2 NQ 7174.5, 7174.5, -2.25, -2.25
Long 3 NQ 7171.75, 7171.75, 7171.75, +3.0, +10, +5.0
Long 2 NQ 7165.0, 7163.75, +1.0, +3.0
Long 1 NQ 7163.0, -2.0
Long 1 NQ 7160.5, -2.5
Long 2 NQ 7154.0, -2.25, -2.25
Long 3 NQ 7148.75, 7148.75, 7148.75, -0.0, -0.0, -0.0
Long 2 NQ 7144.25, 7144.25, +5.0, +3.0
Total YM +22
Total NQ +14.5
Total RTY +1.5

Wed Jun 7 Trade Signal Summary

20180606
Short 1 NQ 7183.25, +5.0
Long 1 RTY 1667.4, -0.4
Short 1 RTY 1667.0, -0.5
Long 1 YM 24890, -10
Long 3 RTY 1665.6, 1665.0, 1665.0, -1.5, -0.7, -0.7
Short 1 NQ 7157.25, -2.0
Short 2 NQ 7160.75, 7160.0 , +2.0, +6.0
Short 2 RTY 1669.1, 1669.1,0.8, +1.2
Short 1 YM 24913, -0
Short 2 NQ 7177.25, 7177.25, -3.0, -3.0
Total YM -10
Total NQ +5.0
Total RTY -2.6

Tues Jun 5 Trade Signal Summary

20180605
Long 2 YM 24818, 24181, -7, -7
Short 3 RTY 1659.,3 1659.3, 1659.3, +1.0, -0.5, -0.9
Short 1 NQ 7170.75, -1.0
Short 1 NQ 7172.5, -2.5
Short 3 NQ 7174.75, 7174.75, 7174.75, -3.0, -3.0, -3.0
Short 2 YM 24817, -10, -10
Short 3 RTY 1661.1, 1661.1, 1661.1, -1.5, -1.5, -1.5,
Long 1 NQ 7172.25, -3.0
Long 3 NQ 7172.25, 7172.25, 7172.25, +3.0, +4.0, +5.0
Long 1 YM 24803, -7
Short 2 NQ 7183.0, 7183.0, +2.5, +9.0
Long 2 YM 24756, 24756, -4, -4
Short 1 NQ 7166.0, +4.0
Long 2 NQ 7148.0, 7149.25, +6.0, +4.0
Long 1 NQ 7148.0, -2.0
Long 1 NQ 7141.75, +9.0
Long 1 YM 24713, +20
Total YM -29
Total NQ +29.0
Total RTY -4.9

Mon Jun 4 Trade Signal Summary

20180604
Short 4 RTY 1646.2, 1646.4, 1647.4, 1647.4, -1.5, -1.5, -0.4, -0.4
Short 6 RTY 1649.3, 1649.3, 1649.3, 1649.3, 1649.3, 1649.3, +1.0, +1.0, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0, +1.3
Total RTY +4.0

Fri Jun 1 Trade Signal Summary

20180601
Short 1 YM 24631, -10
Short 4 YM 24638, 24638, 24642, 24648, -0, -0, -0, +10
Short 3 RTY 1648.3, 1648.3, 1648.3, +2.0, +2.0, +3.0
Short 2 NQ 7038.5, 7039.0, +2.0, +4.5
Long 3 RTY 1642.3, 1641.3, 1641.3 , -0.0, +0.7, +1.2
Long 1 YM 24591, +20
Short 1 RTY 1646.6, -0.7
Short 2 NQ 7066.5, 7065.75, -2.5, -2.5
Short 3 NQ 7069.0, 7069.0, 7069.0, +2.0, -3.0, -3.0
Short 2 RTY 1648.7, 1648.7, +0.7, -1.1
Short 1 NQ 7076.75, -0.0
Short 2 NQ 7081.75, 7081.75, -1.5, -1.5
Total YM +20
Total NQ -5.5
Total RtY +7.8

Thur May 31 Trade Signal Summary

20180531
Long 1 YM 24562, -10
Long 3 YM 24550, 24550, 24542, +10, +20, +10
Long 1 YM 24529, -0
Long 1 RTY 1648.5, -0
Long 2 YM 24510, 24510, +15, +20
Long 2 RTY 1647.4, 1647.4, +1.0, +2.5
Long 3 RTY 1646.6, 1646.6, -0.0, 1646.6, +1.0, -0.4
Short 2 RTY 1545.9, 1545.9, +0.4, -0.7
Long 2 RTY 1545.6, 1545.6, +0.5, -0.9
Long 1 NQ 6965.75, -2.0
Long 2 NQ 6962.25, 6962.25, -2.25, -2.25
Short 1 NQ 6972.0, -0.5
Short 1 NQ 6974.5, -2.25
Short 2 NQ 6977.5, -2.0
Short 2 NQ 6978.25, 6978.25, +2.0, +4.0
Total YM +65
Total NQ -5.25
Total RTY +3.4

Wed May 30 Trade Signal Summary

20180530
Long 2 NQ 6956.0, 6956.0, -1.75, -1.75
Long 3 NQ 6953.25, 6953.25, 6953.75, +6.0, +6.0, +4.0
Short 2 RTY 1642.4, 1642.4, +1.6, -1.6
Short 2 NQ 6971.5, 6970.5, +3.0, +7.0
Short 2 RTY 1644.0, 1644.0, +0.7, -1.0
Long 1 NQ 1644.5, -2.0
Long 1 NQ 1645.0, +5.0
Short 2 RTY 1645.4, 1645.4, +0.7, +2.5
Total NQ +25.5
Total RTY +2.9