20150929

Long 1 TF 1184.2, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1181.9, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1180.2, 1180.2, -1.4, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1178.8, 1179.7, +4.5, +1.8

Short 2 TF 1188.3, 1187.8, -1.4, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1190.2, 1190.2, +3.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1189.4, +1.4

Total TF +6.0

### Mon Sep 28 Trade Summary

20150928

Short 2 TF 1111.0, 1111.2, -0.0, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1112..3, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1107.2, -1.4

Long 4 TF 1103.5, 1103.5, 1104.0, 1103.7, -1.4, +1.2, -0.0, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1199.0, 1199.2, +2.4, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1197.4, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1197.2, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1103.3, +3.0

Total TF +7.6

Short 2 TF 1111.0, 1111.2, -0.0, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1112..3, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1107.2, -1.4

Long 4 TF 1103.5, 1103.5, 1104.0, 1103.7, -1.4, +1.2, -0.0, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1199.0, 1199.2, +2.4, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1197.4, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1197.2, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1103.3, +3.0

Total TF +7.6

### Fri Sep 25 Trade Summary

20150924

Long 2 TF 1134.5, 1134.9, +2.7, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1135.5, +1.5

Total TF +5.2

Long 2 TF 1134.5, 1134.9, +2.7, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1135.5, +1.5

Total TF +5.2

### Wed Sep 23 Trade Summary

Trade Summary

20150923

Short 1 TF 1141.1, +1.3

Long 2 TF 1137.0, 1136.6, +0.7, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1140.4, +0.5

Short 1 TF 1141.5, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1138.2, +1.5

Total TF +5.5

20150923

Short 1 TF 1141.1, +1.3

Long 2 TF 1137.0, 1136.6, +0.7, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1140.4, +0.5

Short 1 TF 1141.5, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1138.2, +1.5

Total TF +5.5

### Tues Sep 22 Trade Summary

20150922

Long 4 TF 1144.9, 1144.0, 1143.7, 1143.8, -1.4, +0.7, +1.0, +3.4

Long 4 TF 1140.7, 1140.2, 1140.2, 1140.2, -0.0, -0.2, +1.5, +2.8

Total TF +7.8

Long 4 TF 1144.9, 1144.0, 1143.7, 1143.8, -1.4, +0.7, +1.0, +3.4

Long 4 TF 1140.7, 1140.2, 1140.2, 1140.2, -0.0, -0.2, +1.5, +2.8

Total TF +7.8

### Mon Sep 21 Trade Summary

20150921

Long 1 TF 1167.3, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1163.3, +2.0

Short 2 NQ 4341.5, 4341.5, -2.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1168.2, -0.4

Short 2 NQ 4144.75, 4144.75, +3.0, +4.0

Long 1 NQ 4135.75, +4.0

Short 1 1171.1, +0.8

Short 1 1173.3, +1.2

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +3.4

Long 1 TF 1167.3, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1163.3, +2.0

Short 2 NQ 4341.5, 4341.5, -2.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1168.2, -0.4

Short 2 NQ 4144.75, 4144.75, +3.0, +4.0

Long 1 NQ 4135.75, +4.0

Short 1 1171.1, +0.8

Short 1 1173.3, +1.2

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +3.4

### Fri Sep 18 Trade Summary

20150918

Short 2 TF 1163.2, 1164.0, -1.4, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1165.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1165.8, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1164.6, +1.4

Total TF +3.6

Short 2 TF 1163.2, 1164.0, -1.4, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1165.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1165.8, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1164.6, +1.4

Total TF +3.6

### Thurs Sep 17 Trade Summary

20150917

Short 1 TF 1168.8, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1169.3, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1170.4, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1172.2, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1172.0, +1.0

PM trades:

Long 1 TF 1173.2, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1172.0, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1172.1, +5.0

Total +5.1

note: this page was updated to include trades taken after the FOMC, just after 2pm ET.

Short 1 TF 1168.8, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1169.3, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1170.4, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1172.2, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1172.0, +1.0

PM trades:

Long 1 TF 1173.2, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1172.0, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1172.1, +5.0

Total +5.1

note: this page was updated to include trades taken after the FOMC, just after 2pm ET.

### Wed Sep 16 Trade Summary

20150916

Short 2 TF 1164.1, 1164.3, +1.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1160.1, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1161.4, -0.6

Total TF +2.0

Short 2 TF 1164.1, 1164.3, +1.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1160.1, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1161.4, -0.6

Total TF +2.0

### Tues Sep 15 Trade Summary

20150915

Long 1 TF 1148.7, +2.0

Short 2 NQ 4329.75, 4330.75, -1.0, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1154.5, -0.4

Short 2 NQ 4339.50, 4339.50, +2.0, +3.0

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +1.6

Long 1 TF 1148.7, +2.0

Short 2 NQ 4329.75, 4330.75, -1.0, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1154.5, -0.4

Short 2 NQ 4339.50, 4339.50, +2.0, +3.0

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +1.6

### Mon Sep 14 Trade Summary

20150914

Long 1 Sep TF 1154.9, +0.1

Long 1 TF 1147.3, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1145.8, 1145.8, +1.0, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4300.25, -3.0

Short 2 TF 1148.6, 1149.3, -1.4, -0.7

Short 2 ES 1946.5, 1946.5, +1.0, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1150.0, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1148.1, -0.2

Total ES -0.0

Total NQ -3.0

Total +0.9

Long 1 Sep TF 1154.9, +0.1

Long 1 TF 1147.3, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1145.8, 1145.8, +1.0, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4300.25, -3.0

Short 2 TF 1148.6, 1149.3, -1.4, -0.7

Short 2 ES 1946.5, 1946.5, +1.0, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1150.0, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1148.1, -0.2

Total ES -0.0

Total NQ -3.0

Total +0.9

### Fri Sep 11 Trade Summary

20150911

Short 1 TF 1148.0, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1148.1, +1.2

Long 2 TF 1146.6, 1146.7, 1146.3, 1145.9 -1.4, -0.0, +0.7, +0.7

Long 2 TF 1142.9, 1142.9, +0.7, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1144.7, -0.3

Total TF +2.9

Short 1 TF 1148.0, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1148.1, +1.2

Long 2 TF 1146.6, 1146.7, 1146.3, 1145.9 -1.4, -0.0, +0.7, +0.7

Long 2 TF 1142.9, 1142.9, +0.7, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1144.7, -0.3

Total TF +2.9

### Thur Sep 10 Trade Summary

20150910

Short 3 TF 1148.6, 1149.5, 1150.5, -0.0, -0.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1147.8, +1.6

Long 2 TF 1147.4, 1146.9, +0.7, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1153.1, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1152.1, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1150.7, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1152.1, +1.9

Total TF +8.7

Short 3 TF 1148.6, 1149.5, 1150.5, -0.0, -0.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1147.8, +1.6

Long 2 TF 1147.4, 1146.9, +0.7, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1153.1, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1152.1, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1150.7, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1152.1, +1.9

Total TF +8.7

### Wed Sep 9 Trades & Journal

20150909

Long 1 TF 1166.6, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1165.6, 1165.1, -1.5, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1163.0, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1162.6, -0.2,

Long 1 TF 1162.6, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1160.5, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1160.4, 1160.4, +0.7, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1160.4, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1159.4, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1159.1, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1159.9, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1154.5, 1154.3, -0.7, +0.5

Long 1 NQ 4307.5, -2.0

Long 2 NQ 4305.5, 4305.5, +2.0, +3.0

Short 2 TF 1158.7, 1159.3, -0.0, +1.0

Total NQ +3.0

Total TF +1.5

At the opening today, we fulfilled in the daily frame a minimum requirement for the correction back up from the August crash to be complete, and thus be open to selling, as I posted in the room just at the opening (albeit a more complete bounce gets one more wave up). But that doesn't get us in a futures short position in the smaller frame automatically at the open. For that we need more precise modeling. When selling is eager, ideal short entry level and structure models go often unfulfilled and unfilled. That leaves selling on breakdowns, and if not chosen correctly, those can be painfully choppy. Today, the best breakdown came right from an example in the book 'Pivots, Patterns...' ...and so all the more embarrassingly emphatic to have missed it. When faced with poor counter trend bounces, be sure to keep the losses small. Partial out more quickly, and keep an eye on the Inflection Levels for the breakdown opportunities. The bear is usually much faster and impulsive than the oft-grinding bull. Thus, an eye for these breakdown levels is critical for participation. Although I've personally called at least 4 of the last 2 bear markets, straining my credibility just a bit...ha! ....that doesn't preclude me from having to be ready to trade in such an environment as the bear structures require. Be ready to shift to those more appropriate models accordingly.

Long 1 TF 1166.6, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1165.6, 1165.1, -1.5, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1163.0, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1162.6, -0.2,

Long 1 TF 1162.6, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1160.5, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1160.4, 1160.4, +0.7, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1160.4, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1159.4, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1159.1, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1159.9, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1154.5, 1154.3, -0.7, +0.5

Long 1 NQ 4307.5, -2.0

Long 2 NQ 4305.5, 4305.5, +2.0, +3.0

Short 2 TF 1158.7, 1159.3, -0.0, +1.0

Total NQ +3.0

Total TF +1.5

At the opening today, we fulfilled in the daily frame a minimum requirement for the correction back up from the August crash to be complete, and thus be open to selling, as I posted in the room just at the opening (albeit a more complete bounce gets one more wave up). But that doesn't get us in a futures short position in the smaller frame automatically at the open. For that we need more precise modeling. When selling is eager, ideal short entry level and structure models go often unfulfilled and unfilled. That leaves selling on breakdowns, and if not chosen correctly, those can be painfully choppy. Today, the best breakdown came right from an example in the book 'Pivots, Patterns...' ...and so all the more embarrassingly emphatic to have missed it. When faced with poor counter trend bounces, be sure to keep the losses small. Partial out more quickly, and keep an eye on the Inflection Levels for the breakdown opportunities. The bear is usually much faster and impulsive than the oft-grinding bull. Thus, an eye for these breakdown levels is critical for participation. Although I've personally called at least 4 of the last 2 bear markets, straining my credibility just a bit...ha! ....that doesn't preclude me from having to be ready to trade in such an environment as the bear structures require. Be ready to shift to those more appropriate models accordingly.

### Tues Sep 8 Trades and Journal

20150908

Short 1 TF 1150.9, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1149.3, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1153.4, +2.0

Total TF +5.0

Volatility usually accompanies clarity in the turns. As volatility wanes, so usually does the clarity in the entry models. Thus the importance in capturing as much of the excursion of the early trade opportunities as possible, lest the opps turn scant thereafter. The short at the early High-of-Day called for a 2nd unit minimum what with all 4 contracts flashing sell signals simultaneously. But I shied away and was left managing a 1 lot into what turned out to be the best excursion of the frame. Seize the moment. Fulfill the plan. Only bad habits reinforced otherwise.

Short 1 TF 1150.9, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1149.3, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1153.4, +2.0

Total TF +5.0

Volatility usually accompanies clarity in the turns. As volatility wanes, so usually does the clarity in the entry models. Thus the importance in capturing as much of the excursion of the early trade opportunities as possible, lest the opps turn scant thereafter. The short at the early High-of-Day called for a 2nd unit minimum what with all 4 contracts flashing sell signals simultaneously. But I shied away and was left managing a 1 lot into what turned out to be the best excursion of the frame. Seize the moment. Fulfill the plan. Only bad habits reinforced otherwise.

### Fri Sep 4 Trade Summary

20150904

Short 1 TF 1136.1, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1138.0, +2.2

Long 2 TF 1132.7, 1132.4, +1.0, +2.0

Total TF +4.8

Short 1 TF 1136.1, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1138.0, +2.2

Long 2 TF 1132.7, 1132.4, +1.0, +2.0

Total TF +4.8

### Thurs Sep 3 Trade Summary

20150903

Short 1 TF 1149.3, +1.1

Long 2 NQ 4273.0, 4273.0, +4.0, +7.0

Short 1 TF 1152.7, +1.0

Long 3 TF 1149.7, 1149.0, 1149.0, -0.0, +1.0, +2.0

Total NQ +11.0

Total TF 5.1

Short 1 TF 1149.3, +1.1

Long 2 NQ 4273.0, 4273.0, +4.0, +7.0

Short 1 TF 1152.7, +1.0

Long 3 TF 1149.7, 1149.0, 1149.0, -0.0, +1.0, +2.0

Total NQ +11.0

Total TF 5.1

### Wed Sep 2 Trade Summary

20150902

Long 2 TF 1132.1, 1132.1, +1.0, +1.6

Long 1 TF 1132.5, +2.0

Total TF +4.6

Long 2 TF 1132.1, 1132.1, +1.0, +1.6

Long 1 TF 1132.5, +2.0

Total TF +4.6

### Tues Sep 1 Trade Summary

20150901

Short 1 TF 1145.5, -1.4

Short 1 TF 1145.9, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1141.2, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1138.3, 1138.3, -0.0, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1138.3, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1138.5, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1134.9, +3.0

Total TF +3.1

Short 1 TF 1145.5, -1.4

Short 1 TF 1145.9, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1141.2, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1138.3, 1138.3, -0.0, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1138.3, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1138.5, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1134.9, +3.0

Total TF +3.1

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