### Thus Dec 8 - Jan 2 Holiday, trade room closed

Wishing a Joyful Christmas and a very Happy Hanukkah to all....

### Wed Dec 7 Trade Summary

20161207

Short 2 TF 1348.7, 1348.7, -1.0, -1.0

Long 2 NQ 4770.75, 4770.75, +2.0, -3.0

Long 2 NQ 4765.75, 4765.75, 4765.75, 4765.75, +2.0, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1348.6, 1348.6, +1.0, +1.0

Short 2 TF 1349.4, 1349.4, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 NQ 4779.75, 4779.75, -3.0, -3.0

Short 4 TF 1351.3, 1351.3, 1351.3, 1351.3, +1.0, +1.0, +1.0, +1.0

Short 2 NQ 4748.25, 4748.25, +2.0, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1351.2, 1351.2, -0.3, -0.3

Short 2 TF 1351.7, 1351.7, +1.2, +1.2

Long 4 NQ 4780.0, 4780.0, 4778.25, 4778.25, +5.0, +5.0, +3.0, +3.0

Short 2 TF 1352.1, 1352.1, -0.1, -0.1

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +4.2

Short 2 TF 1348.7, 1348.7, -1.0, -1.0

Long 2 NQ 4770.75, 4770.75, +2.0, -3.0

Long 2 NQ 4765.75, 4765.75, 4765.75, 4765.75, +2.0, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1348.6, 1348.6, +1.0, +1.0

Short 2 TF 1349.4, 1349.4, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 NQ 4779.75, 4779.75, -3.0, -3.0

Short 4 TF 1351.3, 1351.3, 1351.3, 1351.3, +1.0, +1.0, +1.0, +1.0

Short 2 NQ 4748.25, 4748.25, +2.0, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1351.2, 1351.2, -0.3, -0.3

Short 2 TF 1351.7, 1351.7, +1.2, +1.2

Long 4 NQ 4780.0, 4780.0, 4778.25, 4778.25, +5.0, +5.0, +3.0, +3.0

Short 2 TF 1352.1, 1352.1, -0.1, -0.1

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +4.2

### Tues Dec 6 Trade Summary

Short 2 TF 1338.2, 1338.2, +2.0, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1334.7, 1334.4, +1.6, +0.7

Total TF +6.3

Long 2 TF 1334.7, 1334.4, +1.6, +0.7

Total TF +6.3

### Mon Dec 5 Trade Summary

TF contract multiplier changes to $50.0

20161205

Short 4 TF 1331.0, 1331.0, 1331.0, 1331.0, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4

Short 4 TF 1331.6, 1331.6, 1331.6, 1331.6, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4

Short 4 TF 1335.0, 1335.0, 1335.0, 1335.0, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5

Short 2 NQ 4789.75, 4789.75, +2.0, -2.0

Short 2 NQ 4794.25, 4794.25, +2.0, +4.0

Long 2 NQ 4784.75, 4784.75, +4.0, +2.0

Long 2 NQ 4782.25, 4782.0, +2.0, -1.0

Long 2 TF 1331.6, 1331.6, +1.1, +1.1

Total NQ +13.0

Total TF -10.0

20161205

Short 4 TF 1331.0, 1331.0, 1331.0, 1331.0, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4

Short 4 TF 1331.6, 1331.6, 1331.6, 1331.6, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4

Short 4 TF 1335.0, 1335.0, 1335.0, 1335.0, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5

Short 2 NQ 4789.75, 4789.75, +2.0, -2.0

Short 2 NQ 4794.25, 4794.25, +2.0, +4.0

Long 2 NQ 4784.75, 4784.75, +4.0, +2.0

Long 2 NQ 4782.25, 4782.0, +2.0, -1.0

Long 2 TF 1331.6, 1331.6, +1.1, +1.1

Total NQ +13.0

Total TF -10.0

### Fri Dec 2 Trades and Journal

20161202

Short 1 TF 1317.7, +2.2

Long 1 TF 1314.2, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1314.5, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1317.1, -1.4

Short 2 YM 19167, 19165, +10, +10

Long 1 TF 1314.2, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1313.4, 1313.3, -0.0, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1310.7, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1314.3, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1314.7, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1318.2, +1.6

Short 1 TF 1317.7, +1.0

Total YM +20

Total TF +5.3

The ICE Futures Exchange continues to further reveal itself as the loser it is. After losing the set of Russell Indices to FUTSI/CME, they jack up the retail data fee to $115. Now, in another attempt to gouge, they are cutting the contract value of the only contract they have worth trading, the Russell2k, to half value, effectively doubling their per trade fees. Let's hope that once the CME has some influence on TF trading, things will go back towards CME's current pricing structure and that the Russell never goes back to ICE again. ...and neither will I. a good weekend to all...

Short 1 TF 1317.7, +2.2

Long 1 TF 1314.2, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1314.5, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1317.1, -1.4

Short 2 YM 19167, 19165, +10, +10

Long 1 TF 1314.2, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1313.4, 1313.3, -0.0, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1310.7, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1314.3, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1314.7, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1318.2, +1.6

Short 1 TF 1317.7, +1.0

Total YM +20

Total TF +5.3

The ICE Futures Exchange continues to further reveal itself as the loser it is. After losing the set of Russell Indices to FUTSI/CME, they jack up the retail data fee to $115. Now, in another attempt to gouge, they are cutting the contract value of the only contract they have worth trading, the Russell2k, to half value, effectively doubling their per trade fees. Let's hope that once the CME has some influence on TF trading, things will go back towards CME's current pricing structure and that the Russell never goes back to ICE again. ...and neither will I. a good weekend to all...

### Thurs Dec 1 Trade Summary

20161201

Long 1 NQ 4796.0, -2.0

Long 1 NQ 4792.25, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1330.1, 1329.9, +0.7, +3.5

Long 2 TF 1332.5, 1323.8, +0.7, +1.5

Total NQ -4.0

Total TF +6.4

Long 1 NQ 4796.0, -2.0

Long 1 NQ 4792.25, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1330.1, 1329.9, +0.7, +3.5

Long 2 TF 1332.5, 1323.8, +0.7, +1.5

Total NQ -4.0

Total TF +6.4

### Wed Nov 30 Trade Summary

20161130

Short 2 YM 19210, 19209, +10, +10

Long 1 TF 1332.2, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4863.5, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4861.5, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1333.3, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1334.8, 1334.5, +0.2, +1.4

Long 1 TF 1330.2, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1329.2, 1329.1, +1.2, +1.0

Total YM +20

Total NQ -1.5

Total TF +1.9

Short 2 YM 19210, 19209, +10, +10

Long 1 TF 1332.2, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4863.5, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4861.5, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1333.3, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1334.8, 1334.5, +0.2, +1.4

Long 1 TF 1330.2, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1329.2, 1329.1, +1.2, +1.0

Total YM +20

Total NQ -1.5

Total TF +1.9

### Tues Nov 29 Trade Summary

20161129

Long 2 TF 1329.8, 1329.1, -1.0, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1326.8, 1326.7, +1.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1332.2, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1334.3, +1.1

Total TF +4.4

Long 2 TF 1329.8, 1329.1, -1.0, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1326.8, 1326.7, +1.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1332.2, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1334.3, +1.1

Total TF +4.4

### Mon Nov 28 Trade Summary

20161128

Long 2 TF 1338.2, 1338.2, +0.7, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1336.2, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1334.9, -1.5

Long 2 TF 1333.8, 1333.8, -0.2, -0.2

Long 2 TF 1333.6, 1333.6, -0.0, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1333.5, 1333.2, -0.5, -0.2

Long 2 TF 1331.2, 1331.2, +1.5, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1335.2, -0.3

Total TF +3.2

Long 2 TF 1338.2, 1338.2, +0.7, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1336.2, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1334.9, -1.5

Long 2 TF 1333.8, 1333.8, -0.2, -0.2

Long 2 TF 1333.6, 1333.6, -0.0, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1333.5, 1333.2, -0.5, -0.2

Long 2 TF 1331.2, 1331.2, +1.5, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1335.2, -0.3

Total TF +3.2

### Tues Nov 22 Trade Summary

20161122

Short 3 TF 1326.5, 1326.9, 1326.9, -0.0, +0.5, -0.6

Short 1 TF 1327.2, -0.8

Short 2 TF 1328.7, 1328.6, -0.2, -0.1

Short 2 YM 18979, 18980, +10, +10

Short 2 YM 18956, 18955, +7, -2

Total YM +25

Total TF -1.2

Short 3 TF 1326.5, 1326.9, 1326.9, -0.0, +0.5, -0.6

Short 1 TF 1327.2, -0.8

Short 2 TF 1328.7, 1328.6, -0.2, -0.1

Short 2 YM 18979, 18980, +10, +10

Short 2 YM 18956, 18955, +7, -2

Total YM +25

Total TF -1.2

### Fri Nov 18 Trade Summary

20161118

Short 1 TF 1312.5, +2.7

Long 1 NQ 4829.75, +8.0

Short 1 NQ 4828.0, +4.0

Total NQ +12.0

Total TF +2.7

Short 1 TF 1312.5, +2.7

Long 1 NQ 4829.75, +8.0

Short 1 NQ 4828.0, +4.0

Total NQ +12.0

Total TF +2.7

### Thur Nov 17 Trade Summary

20161117

Short 2 ES 2179.5, 2179.75, -1.75, -0.0

Long 1 YM 18849, -3

Long 2 TF 1304.4, 1303.7, +0.8, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4791.5, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1306.1, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1306.1, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1308.4, 1308.4, +0.5, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1312.2, +1.1

Total ES -1.75

Total YM -3

Total NQ +3

Total TF +4.0

Short 2 ES 2179.5, 2179.75, -1.75, -0.0

Long 1 YM 18849, -3

Long 2 TF 1304.4, 1303.7, +0.8, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4791.5, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1306.1, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1306.1, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1308.4, 1308.4, +0.5, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1312.2, +1.1

Total ES -1.75

Total YM -3

Total NQ +3

Total TF +4.0

### Tues Nov 15 Trade Summary

20161115

Long 1 TF 1294.4, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1290.3, -1.4

Long 1 YM 18770, -10

Short 1 NQ 4765.25, -1.5

Short 1 TF 1294.5, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1294.2, +1.0

Short 1 YM 18797, +10

Long 1 NQ 4762.25, -3.0

Long 2 NQ 4759.0, +2.0, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1292.2, +2.0

Long 1 NQ 4754.0, -3.0

Long 2 NQ 4750.75, +4.0, +7.0

PM trades:

Short 2 TF 1300.6, 1300.6, +.0.5, -0.2

Short 2 TF 1300.9, 1300.9, +0.5, , -0.1

Total YM -0

Total NQ +3.5

Total TF +5.4

Long 1 TF 1294.4, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1290.3, -1.4

Long 1 YM 18770, -10

Short 1 NQ 4765.25, -1.5

Short 1 TF 1294.5, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1294.2, +1.0

Short 1 YM 18797, +10

Long 1 NQ 4762.25, -3.0

Long 2 NQ 4759.0, +2.0, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1292.2, +2.0

Long 1 NQ 4754.0, -3.0

Long 2 NQ 4750.75, +4.0, +7.0

PM trades:

Short 2 TF 1300.6, 1300.6, +.0.5, -0.2

Short 2 TF 1300.9, 1300.9, +0.5, , -0.1

Total YM -0

Total NQ +3.5

Total TF +5.4

### Mon Nov 14 Trade Summary

20161114

Long 1 YM 18824, -1

Long 1 NQ 4725.0, +7.0

Short 2 TF 1301.6, 1302.6, -0.2, +1.6

Long 1 NQ 4719.0, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1298.1, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1296.9, +1.4

Short 1 TF 1301.7, -1.5

Short 2 TF 1303.5, 1303.5, -1.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1305.8, 1305.8, 1305.8, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1303.8, 1303.3, -1.4, -1.4

Long 3 TF 1300.0, 1300.0, 1300.1, -0.4, -0.4, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1295.3, 1295.3, +2.0, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1293.9, +1.1, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1294.1, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1292.8, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1302.4, +1.0

Total YM -1

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF -4.0

Long 1 YM 18824, -1

Long 1 NQ 4725.0, +7.0

Short 2 TF 1301.6, 1302.6, -0.2, +1.6

Long 1 NQ 4719.0, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1298.1, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1296.9, +1.4

Short 1 TF 1301.7, -1.5

Short 2 TF 1303.5, 1303.5, -1.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1305.8, 1305.8, 1305.8, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1303.8, 1303.3, -1.4, -1.4

Long 3 TF 1300.0, 1300.0, 1300.1, -0.4, -0.4, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1295.3, 1295.3, +2.0, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1293.9, +1.1, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1294.1, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1292.8, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1302.4, +1.0

Total YM -1

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF -4.0

### Fri Nov 11 Trade Summary

20161111

Short 1 TF 1254.9, +2.0

Long 1 NQ 4726.5, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1254.3, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4710.0, +10.0

Short 1 TF 1264.7, +0.2

Long 1 TF 1259.9, +2.0

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +3.7

Short 1 TF 1254.9, +2.0

Long 1 NQ 4726.5, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1254.3, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4710.0, +10.0

Short 1 TF 1264.7, +0.2

Long 1 TF 1259.9, +2.0

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +3.7

### Thurs Nov 10 Trade Summary

20161110

Short 1 NQ 4848.5, -3.0

Short 1 NQ 4850.0, +12.0

Short 1 TF 1255.5, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1250.7, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1245.5, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1241.8, 1241.7, +1.2, +1.1

Long 1 NQ 4760.0, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1240.8, -0.0

Long 1 NQ 4726.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1251.7, +3.4

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +7.0

Short 1 NQ 4848.5, -3.0

Short 1 NQ 4850.0, +12.0

Short 1 TF 1255.5, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1250.7, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1245.5, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1241.8, 1241.7, +1.2, +1.1

Long 1 NQ 4760.0, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1240.8, -0.0

Long 1 NQ 4726.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1251.7, +3.4

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +7.0

### Wed Nov 9 Trade Summary

20161109

Short 1 YM 18280, -10

Short 1 TF 1200, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1197.4, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1196.2, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1195.5, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1194.2, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1198.6, +1.6

Total YM -10

Total TF +3.4

Short 1 YM 18280, -10

Short 1 TF 1200, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1197.4, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1196.2, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1195.5, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1194.2, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1198.6, +1.6

Total YM -10

Total TF +3.4

### Tues Nov 8 Trade Summary

20161108

Long 1 TF 1183.4, -0.7

Long 1 NQ 4761.75, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1188.2, 1188.2, +0.7, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1183.7, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1183.4, +0.6

Short 1 TF 1181.6, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1185.7, 1186.2, +0.1, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1191.5, +0.8

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +4.0

Long 1 TF 1183.4, -0.7

Long 1 NQ 4761.75, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1188.2, 1188.2, +0.7, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1183.7, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1183.4, +0.6

Short 1 TF 1181.6, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1185.7, 1186.2, +0.1, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1191.5, +0.8

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +4.0

### Mon Nov 7 Trade Summary

20161107

Short 2 NQ 4736.5, 4736.5, -2.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1184.9, +2.4

Short 1 TF 1184.7, -0.6

Short 1 ES 2113.5, +0.5

Short 1 TF 1185.7, +1.2

Short 1 NQ 4741.25, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4743.75, -0.25

Short 1 NQ 4748.25, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1187.9, +0.4

Short 2 NQ 4752.5, 4752.5, +2.0, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1187.5, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1188.9, 1189.2, -0.0, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4761.0, -3.0

Short 1 NQ 4766.75, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1189.7, +0.9

Short 1 NQ 4766.75, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1192.0, +1.0

Total ES +0.5

Total NQ -0.25

Total TF +4.8

Short 2 NQ 4736.5, 4736.5, -2.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1184.9, +2.4

Short 1 TF 1184.7, -0.6

Short 1 ES 2113.5, +0.5

Short 1 TF 1185.7, +1.2

Short 1 NQ 4741.25, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4743.75, -0.25

Short 1 NQ 4748.25, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1187.9, +0.4

Short 2 NQ 4752.5, 4752.5, +2.0, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1187.5, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1188.9, 1189.2, -0.0, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4761.0, -3.0

Short 1 NQ 4766.75, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1189.7, +0.9

Short 1 NQ 4766.75, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1192.0, +1.0

Total ES +0.5

Total NQ -0.25

Total TF +4.8

### Fri Nov 4 Trade Summary

20161104

Long 1 NQ 4664.75, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1157.4, +1.8

Long 1 TF 1157.7, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1161.7, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1161.5, +1.2

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +5.5

Long 1 NQ 4664.75, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1157.4, +1.8

Long 1 TF 1157.7, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1161.7, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1161.5, +1.2

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +5.5

### Thurs Nov 3 Trade Summary

20161103

Long 1 TF 1164.5, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1163.4, 1163.6, -0.4, -0.7

Short 2 YM 17909, 17909, +8, +25

Short 1 YM 17904, -7

Short 2 YM 17912, +15, +30

Long 1 TF 1161.7, +1.6

Short 1 NQ 4720.0, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1164.0, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1160.8, +0.2

Long 1 TF 1160.9, +1.1

Total NQ -0.0

Total YM +71

Total TF +0.9

Long 1 TF 1164.5, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1163.4, 1163.6, -0.4, -0.7

Short 2 YM 17909, 17909, +8, +25

Short 1 YM 17904, -7

Short 2 YM 17912, +15, +30

Long 1 TF 1161.7, +1.6

Short 1 NQ 4720.0, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1164.0, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1160.8, +0.2

Long 1 TF 1160.9, +1.1

Total NQ -0.0

Total YM +71

Total TF +0.9

### Wed Nov 2 Trade Summary

20161102

Short 2 TF 1171.7, 1172.5, -0.0, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1172.4, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1173.0, -0.1

Short 2 TF 1173.2, 1173.7, -0.0, -0.2

Short 1 YM 17490, +10

Long 1 TF 1170.8, -0.1

Long 1 TF 70.9, -0.3

Long 1 TF 70.4, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1169.2, -0.6

Short 1 TF 1168.6, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1168.7, +1.0

Total YM +10

Total TF +0.1

Short 2 TF 1171.7, 1172.5, -0.0, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1172.4, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1173.0, -0.1

Short 2 TF 1173.2, 1173.7, -0.0, -0.2

Short 1 YM 17490, +10

Long 1 TF 1170.8, -0.1

Long 1 TF 70.9, -0.3

Long 1 TF 70.4, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1169.2, -0.6

Short 1 TF 1168.6, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1168.7, +1.0

Total YM +10

Total TF +0.1

### Tues Nov 1 Trade Summary

20161101

Long 1 NQ 4790.75, +6.0

Long 1 TF 1186.7, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1185.4, +1.4

Long 1 TF 1184.7, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1184.8, -0.3

Long 2 TF 1184.0, 1183.8, -0.6, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1183.8, -0.7

Long 1 NQ 4778.5, -3.0

Long 1 TF 1180.9, +1.0

Total NQ +3.0

Total TF +2.3

Long 1 NQ 4790.75, +6.0

Long 1 TF 1186.7, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1185.4, +1.4

Long 1 TF 1184.7, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1184.8, -0.3

Long 2 TF 1184.0, 1183.8, -0.6, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1183.8, -0.7

Long 1 NQ 4778.5, -3.0

Long 1 TF 1180.9, +1.0

Total NQ +3.0

Total TF +2.3

### Mon Oct 31 Trade Summary

20161031

Long 2 YM 18073, 18076, -3, +7

Short 1 NQ 4817.25, +6.0

Long 1 TF 1184.2, -0.7

Long 3 TF 1183.7, 1184.2, 1183.5, -0.7, -0.0, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1182.8, -0.7

Short 1 NQ 4809.0, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1185.2, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1186.3, +1.8

Total YM +4

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF -1.1

Long 2 YM 18073, 18076, -3, +7

Short 1 NQ 4817.25, +6.0

Long 1 TF 1184.2, -0.7

Long 3 TF 1183.7, 1184.2, 1183.5, -0.7, -0.0, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1182.8, -0.7

Short 1 NQ 4809.0, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1185.2, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1186.3, +1.8

Total YM +4

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF -1.1

### Fri Oct 28 Trade Summary

20161028

Short 1 TF 1188.9, -0.2

Short 2 TF 1190.7, 1191.1, -0.1, +0.7

Long 3 TF 1189.5, 1188.6, 1188.1, -1.4, +1.1, +1.4

Long 1 TF 1188.1, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1190.4, -1.6

Short 2 NQ 4838.5, 4838.0, +2.0, -2.5

Short 2 YM 18156, 18155, +7, +2

Short 2 TF 1193.7, 1193.8, +1.5, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1191.4, -0.6

Long 1 TF 1191.1, +1.1

Total YM +9

Total NQ -0.5

Total TF +4.4

Short 1 TF 1188.9, -0.2

Short 2 TF 1190.7, 1191.1, -0.1, +0.7

Long 3 TF 1189.5, 1188.6, 1188.1, -1.4, +1.1, +1.4

Long 1 TF 1188.1, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1190.4, -1.6

Short 2 NQ 4838.5, 4838.0, +2.0, -2.5

Short 2 YM 18156, 18155, +7, +2

Short 2 TF 1193.7, 1193.8, +1.5, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1191.4, -0.6

Long 1 TF 1191.1, +1.1

Total YM +9

Total NQ -0.5

Total TF +4.4

### Thurs Oct 27 Trades and Journal

20161027

Long 1 NQ 4869.25, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1201.4, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1201.0, 1201.1, +1.2, +1.5

Long 1 NQ 4863.0, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1200.8, -0.7

Long 3 TF 1199.4, 1198.7, 1198.7, -0.0, -0.0, -0.0

Long 3 TF 1197.4, 1196.5, 1196.5, -0.0, -0.0, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1195.3, 1195.5, +2.3, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4846.0, -1.0

Long 2 TF 1195.1, 1195.2, +0.7, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1293.8, -0.1

Total NQ +3.0

Total TF +6.4

'Price Action', as it is so called, can be very deceiving. It seems to say one thing while delivering quite the opposite. That my losses did not more equal my profits must fairly be admitted to luck more than skill. I entered too early on buy-stop's at critical structure and price levels, only to have those levels smashed by after-shocks once my price was filled. That a -1.4 stop-loss was enough to survive those initial aftershocks was surprising at the time. But always stick to plan. When filled, an auto-trade management platform should fill your protective stop some default distance from the entry level. Mine is 1.4 for the TF, 3 for the NQ, 1.75 for the ES and 12 for the YM. If price goes my way initially, I cut those stp's down. As I am usually buying in a falling market, a price reaction often favors such daring entries leaving a candle tail just below. I can then cut the stop to that candle tail and see if it holds. Exit one of two contracts at some default profit, say +0.7 to +1.0 for the TF, and you've paid for the trade should a more significant turn not come. But today, price didn't go much in my favor after entries in several critical places. ...but didn't quite stop me out either. Instead, the Trade Plan stipulates that if the entry did not produce a favorable reaction in my direction, and yet nearly-but-not-quite stops me out, bring your default target quickly to break-even and just step aside. If the structure and other trade entry model aspects are still in place after this initial price erosion, then consider re entering closer to the fresh price extreme on a retest for a better relative fill. If that retest fails, however, or if the after shock destroyed the wave structure needed for the model, then wait for another model altogether. Keep to the Plan. In the heat of the moment, that's all you actually have. Assuming you know what the market is trying to do based on your appraisal of 'Price Action' is the very worst thing you can rely on for trade entry.

Long 1 NQ 4869.25, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1201.4, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1201.0, 1201.1, +1.2, +1.5

Long 1 NQ 4863.0, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1200.8, -0.7

Long 3 TF 1199.4, 1198.7, 1198.7, -0.0, -0.0, -0.0

Long 3 TF 1197.4, 1196.5, 1196.5, -0.0, -0.0, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1195.3, 1195.5, +2.3, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4846.0, -1.0

Long 2 TF 1195.1, 1195.2, +0.7, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1293.8, -0.1

Total NQ +3.0

Total TF +6.4

'Price Action', as it is so called, can be very deceiving. It seems to say one thing while delivering quite the opposite. That my losses did not more equal my profits must fairly be admitted to luck more than skill. I entered too early on buy-stop's at critical structure and price levels, only to have those levels smashed by after-shocks once my price was filled. That a -1.4 stop-loss was enough to survive those initial aftershocks was surprising at the time. But always stick to plan. When filled, an auto-trade management platform should fill your protective stop some default distance from the entry level. Mine is 1.4 for the TF, 3 for the NQ, 1.75 for the ES and 12 for the YM. If price goes my way initially, I cut those stp's down. As I am usually buying in a falling market, a price reaction often favors such daring entries leaving a candle tail just below. I can then cut the stop to that candle tail and see if it holds. Exit one of two contracts at some default profit, say +0.7 to +1.0 for the TF, and you've paid for the trade should a more significant turn not come. But today, price didn't go much in my favor after entries in several critical places. ...but didn't quite stop me out either. Instead, the Trade Plan stipulates that if the entry did not produce a favorable reaction in my direction, and yet nearly-but-not-quite stops me out, bring your default target quickly to break-even and just step aside. If the structure and other trade entry model aspects are still in place after this initial price erosion, then consider re entering closer to the fresh price extreme on a retest for a better relative fill. If that retest fails, however, or if the after shock destroyed the wave structure needed for the model, then wait for another model altogether. Keep to the Plan. In the heat of the moment, that's all you actually have. Assuming you know what the market is trying to do based on your appraisal of 'Price Action' is the very worst thing you can rely on for trade entry.

### Wed Oct 26 Trade Summary

20161026

Short 1 NQ 4854.0, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1207.5, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1208.6, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1206.9, +0.1

Short 1 NQ 4854.5, +2.0

Short 1 YM 18048, -7

Short 1 YM 18093, +6

Short 1 NQ 4873.25, -2.0

Short 2 NQ 4876.5, 4877.5, +3.0, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1213.9, 1213.9, -0.0, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1212.0, -0.1

PM trades:

Long 1 TF 1209.9, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1209.6, +0.2

Long 1 TF 1199.2, +2.0

Total YM -1

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +5.1

Short 1 NQ 4854.0, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1207.5, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1208.6, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1206.9, +0.1

Short 1 NQ 4854.5, +2.0

Short 1 YM 18048, -7

Short 1 YM 18093, +6

Short 1 NQ 4873.25, -2.0

Short 2 NQ 4876.5, 4877.5, +3.0, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1213.9, 1213.9, -0.0, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1212.0, -0.1

PM trades:

Long 1 TF 1209.9, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1209.6, +0.2

Long 1 TF 1199.2, +2.0

Total YM -1

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +5.1

### Tues Oct 25 Trade Summary

20161025

Short 1 NQ 4901.5, +4.0

Short 1 TF 1224.4, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1221.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1217.7, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1217.7, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1214.5, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1212.4, 1212.5, +1.0, +1.0

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF +3.5

Short 1 NQ 4901.5, +4.0

Short 1 TF 1224.4, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1221.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1217.7, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1217.7, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1214.5, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1212.4, 1212.5, +1.0, +1.0

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF +3.5

### Mon Oct 24 Trade Summary

20161024

Short 3 TF 1230.5, 1230.9, 1230.5, +0.5, +1.5, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1227.3, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1227.5, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1227.2, +0.7

Total TF +3.4

Short 3 TF 1230.5, 1230.9, 1230.5, +0.5, +1.5, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1227.3, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1227.5, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1227.2, +0.7

Total TF +3.4

### Fri Oct 21 Trades & Journal

20161021

Short 1 TF 1207.4, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1208.3, -0.3,

Long 1 TF 1208.7, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1209.2, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1210.9, +1.4

Long 1 YM 17976, -7

Long 1 NQ 4825.5, +5.25

Long 1 NQ 4827.75, +7.0

Long 1 NQ 4831.25, +4.0

Short 1 TF 1216.2, -0.1

Total YM -7

Total NQ +16.25

Total TF +0.1

Trade where the signals occur. Too many beginner traders say things like "I'm only going to trade the TF", ....or the ES, or whatever. The market doesn't care what you want. The TF is certainly the more desirable candidate for any entry, and and if signals do not occur there but do occur in the NQ and one of the others simultaneously, the TF is likely to do the same, even if it's entry model is incomplete. But unless you're ready to take trades in any contract, many days' action will simply leave you stranded.....or worse, leave you pressing. Monitor real estate is cheap these days. Buy lots of them... enough to cover charting for all 4 major contracts and the price entry ladders to go with each. Trade where the market leads you, not where you want to go.

Short 1 TF 1207.4, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1208.3, -0.3,

Long 1 TF 1208.7, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1209.2, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1210.9, +1.4

Long 1 YM 17976, -7

Long 1 NQ 4825.5, +5.25

Long 1 NQ 4827.75, +7.0

Long 1 NQ 4831.25, +4.0

Short 1 TF 1216.2, -0.1

Total YM -7

Total NQ +16.25

Total TF +0.1

Trade where the signals occur. Too many beginner traders say things like "I'm only going to trade the TF", ....or the ES, or whatever. The market doesn't care what you want. The TF is certainly the more desirable candidate for any entry, and and if signals do not occur there but do occur in the NQ and one of the others simultaneously, the TF is likely to do the same, even if it's entry model is incomplete. But unless you're ready to take trades in any contract, many days' action will simply leave you stranded.....or worse, leave you pressing. Monitor real estate is cheap these days. Buy lots of them... enough to cover charting for all 4 major contracts and the price entry ladders to go with each. Trade where the market leads you, not where you want to go.

### Thurs Oct 20 Trade Summary

20161020

Long 1 NQ 4823.0, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1218.9, -0.6

Short 2 TF 1220.4, 1220.1, +1.6, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1217.1, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1216.0, -0.4

Long 2 TF 1215.9, 1215.9, -0.4, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1211.7, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1211.0, -0.6

Short 2 TF 1215.2, 1215.0, +0.7, +1.1

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +1.5

Long 1 NQ 4823.0, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1218.9, -0.6

Short 2 TF 1220.4, 1220.1, +1.6, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1217.1, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1216.0, -0.4

Long 2 TF 1215.9, 1215.9, -0.4, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1211.7, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1211.0, -0.6

Short 2 TF 1215.2, 1215.0, +0.7, +1.1

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +1.5

### Wed Oct 19 Trade Summary

20161019

Short 1 NQ 4830.75, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1214.1, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1212.8, +1.8

Long 1 NQ 4827.0, +7.5

Long 1 TF 1209.8, +1.5

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +2.9

Short 1 NQ 4830.75, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1214.1, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1212.8, +1.8

Long 1 NQ 4827.0, +7.5

Long 1 TF 1209.8, +1.5

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +2.9

### Tues Oct 18 Trade Summary

20161018

Long 1 TF 1217.1, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1216.5, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4844.0, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1215.4, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1214.4, 1213.8, +0.7, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1213.8, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1214.2, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1213.4, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1213.8, 1214.0, -0.7, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1217.1, -0.1

Short 2 TF 1218.3, 1218.7, -1.4, +0.7

Short 2 TF 1220.0, 1219.9, +0.5, +0.8

Total NQ -0.5

Total TF +1.2

Long 1 TF 1217.1, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1216.5, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4844.0, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1215.4, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1214.4, 1213.8, +0.7, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1213.8, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1214.2, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1213.4, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1213.8, 1214.0, -0.7, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1217.1, -0.1

Short 2 TF 1218.3, 1218.7, -1.4, +0.7

Short 2 TF 1220.0, 1219.9, +0.5, +0.8

Total NQ -0.5

Total TF +1.2

### Mon Oct 17 Trade Summary

20161017

Short 1 NQ 4804.5, +3.0

Short 2 TF 1211.1, 1211.6, +1.2, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1208.9, +2.3

Short 1 NQ 4797.5, +3.0

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +4.2

Short 1 NQ 4804.5, +3.0

Short 2 TF 1211.1, 1211.6, +1.2, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1208.9, +2.3

Short 1 NQ 4797.5, +3.0

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +4.2

### Fri Oct 14 Trades and Journal

20161014

Short 1 NQ 4839.0, +5.0

Long 1 NQ 4830.0, +4.0

Long 1 TF 1230.1, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1223.0, +0.3

Long 1 TF 1220.5, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1219.2, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1217.1, -0.3

Long 1 TF 12.8, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1213.1, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1211.1, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1211.1, +2.0

Total NQ +9.0

Total TF +4.0

In trading, one mistake tends to compound into another. One instigator of this comes from exiting an otherwise good position too soon, sometimes by simply doubting it merits even before it shows you any pain, as I did on a short at a high fairly early in the frame, and again at the LOD at the end of the 1st frame. When you get close to your trading goal for the frame, you get protective and balk at any hesitation the market shows once a position taken. Then, when it exceeds your expectations for the excursion altogether--while you're now on the sidelines--a tendency to get some revenge creeps in and you enter the next trade too early. Although you'd like to pretend you're a machine. You are not. And once out of sync, a whole series of mistakes can be committed, and your profits can be given back quickly. Stay calm. Shake off the doubts. If the model was valid, it deserves the minimum risk afforded to Trade Plan. Accept your stop-outs. A stop-out on a valid entry model is trading according to Plan. Dumping a trade because you have misgivings about it emotionally is not.

Short 1 NQ 4839.0, +5.0

Long 1 NQ 4830.0, +4.0

Long 1 TF 1230.1, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1223.0, +0.3

Long 1 TF 1220.5, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1219.2, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1217.1, -0.3

Long 1 TF 12.8, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1213.1, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1211.1, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1211.1, +2.0

Total NQ +9.0

Total TF +4.0

In trading, one mistake tends to compound into another. One instigator of this comes from exiting an otherwise good position too soon, sometimes by simply doubting it merits even before it shows you any pain, as I did on a short at a high fairly early in the frame, and again at the LOD at the end of the 1st frame. When you get close to your trading goal for the frame, you get protective and balk at any hesitation the market shows once a position taken. Then, when it exceeds your expectations for the excursion altogether--while you're now on the sidelines--a tendency to get some revenge creeps in and you enter the next trade too early. Although you'd like to pretend you're a machine. You are not. And once out of sync, a whole series of mistakes can be committed, and your profits can be given back quickly. Stay calm. Shake off the doubts. If the model was valid, it deserves the minimum risk afforded to Trade Plan. Accept your stop-outs. A stop-out on a valid entry model is trading according to Plan. Dumping a trade because you have misgivings about it emotionally is not.

### Thurs Oct 13 Trade Summary

20161013

Short 1 NQ 4782.5, +4.5

Long 1 TF 1212.6, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1200.0, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1209.6, 1208.5, 1208.3, -1.6, -1.4, -1.0

Long 3 TF 1207.4, 1207.4, 1207.4, +1.0, -0.5, -0.5

Long 3 YM 17878, 17878, 17875, +20, +20, +15

Short 1 TF 1208.9, -0.3

Short 3 TF 1210.0, 1210.1, 1209.9, +0.8, -0.5, -0.3

Long 1 YM 17874, +20

Short 1 TF 1214.6, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1214.6, 1214.6, 1214.7, -0.8, +0.7, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1215.0, +1.5

Total YM +75

Total NQ +4.5

Total TF -2.1

Short 1 NQ 4782.5, +4.5

Long 1 TF 1212.6, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1200.0, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1209.6, 1208.5, 1208.3, -1.6, -1.4, -1.0

Long 3 TF 1207.4, 1207.4, 1207.4, +1.0, -0.5, -0.5

Long 3 YM 17878, 17878, 17875, +20, +20, +15

Short 1 TF 1208.9, -0.3

Short 3 TF 1210.0, 1210.1, 1209.9, +0.8, -0.5, -0.3

Long 1 YM 17874, +20

Short 1 TF 1214.6, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1214.6, 1214.6, 1214.7, -0.8, +0.7, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1215.0, +1.5

Total YM +75

Total NQ +4.5

Total TF -2.1

### Wed Oct 12 Trade Summary

20161012

Short 1 TF 1228.2, +1.1

Short 2 TF 1228.2, 1228.9, -0.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1226.2, +1.7

Total TF +4.8

Short 1 TF 1228.2, +1.1

Short 2 TF 1228.2, 1228.9, -0.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1226.2, +1.7

Total TF +4.8

### Tues Oct 11 Trade Summary

20161011

Short 1 NQ 4880.00, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1241.7, +1.7

Long 1 NQ 4871.25, -1.25

Long 1 TF 1239.0, -0.0

Short 1 YM 18163, +45

Long 1 TF 1237.3, -0.0

Total YM +45

Total NQ +3.75

Total TF +1.7

Short 1 NQ 4880.00, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1241.7, +1.7

Long 1 NQ 4871.25, -1.25

Long 1 TF 1239.0, -0.0

Short 1 YM 18163, +45

Long 1 TF 1237.3, -0.0

Total YM +45

Total NQ +3.75

Total TF +1.7

### Mon Oct 10 Trade Summary

20161010

Short 3 TF 1251.5, 1251.3, 1251.5, -0.1, +1.0, +0.7

Short 1 NQ 4898.5, +3.0

Short 1 NQ 4900.75, +5.0

Total NQ +8.0

Total TF +1.6

Short 3 TF 1251.5, 1251.3, 1251.5, -0.1, +1.0, +0.7

Short 1 NQ 4898.5, +3.0

Short 1 NQ 4900.75, +5.0

Total NQ +8.0

Total TF +1.6

### Fri Oct 7 Trade Summary

20161007

Short 2 NQ 4862.0, 4862.0, +2.0, +4.0

Short 2 TF 1239.8, 1240.0, -1.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1241.5, 1241.5, 1241.5, +1.4, +1.4, +1.4

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +1.4

Short 2 NQ 4862.0, 4862.0, +2.0, +4.0

Short 2 TF 1239.8, 1240.0, -1.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1241.5, 1241.5, 1241.5, +1.4, +1.4, +1.4

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +1.4

### Thurs Oct 6 Trade Summary

20161006

Short 2 NQ 4861.25, 4862.25, +2.0, +6.0

Long 1 NQ 4855.5, -1.5

Short 1 NQ 4860.0, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1234.8, 1235.1, +1.0, +1.0

Total NQ +7.5

Total TF +2.0

Short 2 NQ 4861.25, 4862.25, +2.0, +6.0

Long 1 NQ 4855.5, -1.5

Short 1 NQ 4860.0, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1234.8, 1235.1, +1.0, +1.0

Total NQ +7.5

Total TF +2.0

### Wed Oct 5 Trade Summary

20161005

Short 2 NQ 4872.5, 4872.5, -2.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1244.7, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1245.1, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1246.8, -0.5

Short 3 TF 1247.3, 1247.2, 1247.3, +0.7, +1.0, +1.0

Short 2 NQ 4883.5, 4883.5, +2.0, +2.0

Total NQ -0

Total TF +3.2

Short 2 NQ 4872.5, 4872.5, -2.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1244.7, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1245.1, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1246.8, -0.5

Short 3 TF 1247.3, 1247.2, 1247.3, +0.7, +1.0, +1.0

Short 2 NQ 4883.5, 4883.5, +2.0, +2.0

Total NQ -0

Total TF +3.2

### Tues Oct 4 Trade Summary

20161004

Short 1 YM 18217, -4

Short 1 TF 1244.3, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1245.7, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1243.8, -0.2

Long 3 TF 1241.3, 1240.3, 1240.3, -1.3, +0.9, +2.0

Short 3 TF 1243.7, 1243.7, 1243.8, -0.0, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1244.6, 1244.6, -0.7, -0.7

Short 3 TF 1245.2, 1254.2, 1245.2, -0.3, -0.3, -0.3

Long 2 TF 1243.4, 1243.4, -1.0, -1.0

Long 1 NQ 4863.0, -2.0

Long 3 TF 1239.0, 1239.4, 1239.0, +2.4, +1.0, +1.0

Total YM -4

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +2.1

Short 1 YM 18217, -4

Short 1 TF 1244.3, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1245.7, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1243.8, -0.2

Long 3 TF 1241.3, 1240.3, 1240.3, -1.3, +0.9, +2.0

Short 3 TF 1243.7, 1243.7, 1243.8, -0.0, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1244.6, 1244.6, -0.7, -0.7

Short 3 TF 1245.2, 1254.2, 1245.2, -0.3, -0.3, -0.3

Long 2 TF 1243.4, 1243.4, -1.0, -1.0

Long 1 NQ 4863.0, -2.0

Long 3 TF 1239.0, 1239.4, 1239.0, +2.4, +1.0, +1.0

Total YM -4

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +2.1

### Mon Oct 3 Trades & Journal

20161003

Short 1 NQ 4862.0, -1.0

Long 2 TF 1239.6, 1239.6, +0.6, -0.7

Long 2 NQ 4851.0, 4851.0, -1.25, -1.25

Short 1 YM 18129, -1

Short 2 YM 18146, 18146, -10, -10

Short 2 YM 18179, 18179, +20, +25

Short 2 TF 1241.6, 1241.4, -0.9, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1243.1, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1243.4, 1243.4, -1.4, -1.4

Short 1 TF 1244.5, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1242.6, -0.5

Total YM +44

Total NQ -3.5

Total TF -5.7

Second trend directions can be tricky. Disguised as pullbacks to the 1st trend direction, they often come accompanied by stutter-step action, which can draw you in as encourage to fade the dwindling strength. But 2nd trends are where the surprises often lie. A strategy when the entry models are ambiguous, and assume the roles both of pullback opportunities as well as inflection break-out opp's, is to use smaller stp-loos values, and lessen the pain if surprised by the short covering build. Today, I did not, and consequently paid the price of a full days' loss limit to bring my trading to a halt.

Short 1 NQ 4862.0, -1.0

Long 2 TF 1239.6, 1239.6, +0.6, -0.7

Long 2 NQ 4851.0, 4851.0, -1.25, -1.25

Short 1 YM 18129, -1

Short 2 YM 18146, 18146, -10, -10

Short 2 YM 18179, 18179, +20, +25

Short 2 TF 1241.6, 1241.4, -0.9, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1243.1, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1243.4, 1243.4, -1.4, -1.4

Short 1 TF 1244.5, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1242.6, -0.5

Total YM +44

Total NQ -3.5

Total TF -5.7

Second trend directions can be tricky. Disguised as pullbacks to the 1st trend direction, they often come accompanied by stutter-step action, which can draw you in as encourage to fade the dwindling strength. But 2nd trends are where the surprises often lie. A strategy when the entry models are ambiguous, and assume the roles both of pullback opportunities as well as inflection break-out opp's, is to use smaller stp-loos values, and lessen the pain if surprised by the short covering build. Today, I did not, and consequently paid the price of a full days' loss limit to bring my trading to a halt.

### Thur Sep 29 Trades & Joural

20160929

Short 1 TF 1249.3, +1.0

Short 2 TF 1250.6, 1250.6, +2.0, +4.0

Total TF +7.0

Most of the time, exiting trades proves to involve far more guesswork than entering, and is generally harder. Entry Modeling can be a fairly exacting checklist. Signals forming simultaneous entry signals in parallel contracts simply add in to quantities for the preferred contract chosen to be used. Today, in the TF, it was no more than a mechanical reaction to add a 2nd contract because the duplication of signals that appeared in both the YM and NQ contracts at the time the TF formed its own. Exiting, however, was more luck than insight. A default target of 4 points in the TF is simply the preset part of the ATM OCO order from the moment the entry is made. Today, that target limit order was hit before I could even consider removing it or moving the trailing stop order more than once did price collapse so quickly. Pure luck. But as my mentor use to remind me often, luck comes only to those who are in a position to receive it.... and a good weekend to all.

Short 1 TF 1249.3, +1.0

Short 2 TF 1250.6, 1250.6, +2.0, +4.0

Total TF +7.0

Most of the time, exiting trades proves to involve far more guesswork than entering, and is generally harder. Entry Modeling can be a fairly exacting checklist. Signals forming simultaneous entry signals in parallel contracts simply add in to quantities for the preferred contract chosen to be used. Today, in the TF, it was no more than a mechanical reaction to add a 2nd contract because the duplication of signals that appeared in both the YM and NQ contracts at the time the TF formed its own. Exiting, however, was more luck than insight. A default target of 4 points in the TF is simply the preset part of the ATM OCO order from the moment the entry is made. Today, that target limit order was hit before I could even consider removing it or moving the trailing stop order more than once did price collapse so quickly. Pure luck. But as my mentor use to remind me often, luck comes only to those who are in a position to receive it.... and a good weekend to all.

### Wed Sep 28 Trade Summary

20160928

Short 1 NQ 4867.5, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1247.8, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1244.8, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1242.3, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1238.7, -1.4

Long 1 YM 18093, +20

Long 2 TF 1236.5, 1236.5, +0.7, +2.1

Total YM +20

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +4.4

Short 1 NQ 4867.5, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1247.8, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1244.8, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1242.3, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1238.7, -1.4

Long 1 YM 18093, +20

Long 2 TF 1236.5, 1236.5, +0.7, +2.1

Total YM +20

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +4.4

### Tues Sep 27 Trade Summary

20160927

Short 2 NQ 4830.0, 4895.5, -3.0, +2.0

Short 1 YM 18046, -7

Short 2 TF 1242.7, 1242.7, +1.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1239.2, +1.0

Total YM -7

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +4.0

Short 2 NQ 4830.0, 4895.5, -3.0, +2.0

Short 1 YM 18046, -7

Short 2 TF 1242.7, 1242.7, +1.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1239.2, +1.0

Total YM -7

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +4.0

### Mon Sep 26 Trade Summary

20160926

Long 1 TF 1243.9, -0.5,

Long 1 TF 1243.1, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1242.8, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4823.0, -3.0

Short 2 TF 1246.5, 1246.5, +0.7, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1244.2, -0.2

Long 1 NQ 4824.25, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1246.9, +1.0

Total NQ +2.0

Total TF +2.9

Long 1 TF 1243.9, -0.5,

Long 1 TF 1243.1, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1242.8, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4823.0, -3.0

Short 2 TF 1246.5, 1246.5, +0.7, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1244.2, -0.2

Long 1 NQ 4824.25, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1246.9, +1.0

Total NQ +2.0

Total TF +2.9

### Fri Sep 23 Trade Summary

20160923

Long 1 TF 1258.0, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1254.6, 1254.7, +1.0, +1.7

Short 1 YM 18268, +1

Long 1 TF 1254.5, +1.2

Long 1 YM 18256, +1

Long 1 TF 1254.1, +1.7

Total YM +2

Total TF +4.2

Long 1 TF 1258.0, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1254.6, 1254.7, +1.0, +1.7

Short 1 YM 18268, +1

Long 1 TF 1254.5, +1.2

Long 1 YM 18256, +1

Long 1 TF 1254.1, +1.7

Total YM +2

Total TF +4.2

### Thurs Sep 22 Trade Summary

20160922

Long 1 TF 1250.1, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1248.6, -0.6

Long 2 TF 1251.5, +0.4, 1250.0, -0.5

Long 1 YM 18341, -0

Long 1 TF 1250.5, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4881.5, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1253.9, 1253.7, +0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1254.0, 1254.0, +0.7, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4886.0, +6.0

Short 1 TF 1254.0, +1.6

Total YM -0

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF +2.9

Long 1 TF 1250.1, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1248.6, -0.6

Long 2 TF 1251.5, +0.4, 1250.0, -0.5

Long 1 YM 18341, -0

Long 1 TF 1250.5, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4881.5, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1253.9, 1253.7, +0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1254.0, 1254.0, +0.7, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4886.0, +6.0

Short 1 TF 1254.0, +1.6

Total YM -0

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF +2.9

### Wed Sep 21 Trade Summary

20160921

Short 1 TF 1232.7, +1.7

Short 1 TF 1234.0, -0.2

Short 1 NQ 4825.25, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1235.1, -0.1

Long 2 NQ 4823.0, 4822.0, +3.0, +2.0

Total NQ +4.5

Total TF +1.4

Short 1 TF 1232.7, +1.7

Short 1 TF 1234.0, -0.2

Short 1 NQ 4825.25, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1235.1, -0.1

Long 2 NQ 4823.0, 4822.0, +3.0, +2.0

Total NQ +4.5

Total TF +1.4

### Tues Sep 20 Trade Summary

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Long 1 TF 1234.1, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1229.2, +1.2

Short 3 TF 1232.9, 1232.6, 1232.9, +0.7, -0.0, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1233.7, 1233.5, +2.0, +1.5

Total TF +4.0

Long 1 TF 1234.1, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1229.2, +1.2

Short 3 TF 1232.9, 1232.6, 1232.9, +0.7, -0.0, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1233.7, 1233.5, +2.0, +1.5

Total TF +4.0

### Mon Sep 19 Trade Summary

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Short 1 TF 1230.1, +2.0

Short 2 TF 1235.1, 1234.9, -1.5, -1.5

Short 3 TF 1237.0, 1237.0, 1237.0, +1.1, +1.1, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1235.0, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1234.7, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1233.2, +0.3

Total TF +3.7

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Short 1 TF 1230.1, +2.0

Short 2 TF 1235.1, 1234.9, -1.5, -1.5

Short 3 TF 1237.0, 1237.0, 1237.0, +1.1, +1.1, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1235.0, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1234.7, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1233.2, +0.3

Total TF +3.7

### Fri Sep 16 Trade Summary

20160916

Long 2 NQ 4801.0, 4802.5, +5.0, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1218.6, +1.3

Long 1 NQ 4801.0, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1213.5, 1213.8, -0.2, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1213.0, +1.6

Total NQ +9.0

Total TF +3.4

Long 2 NQ 4801.0, 4802.5, +5.0, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1218.6, +1.3

Long 1 NQ 4801.0, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1213.5, 1213.8, -0.2, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1213.0, +1.6

Total NQ +9.0

Total TF +3.4

### Thurs Sep 15 Trade Summary

20160915

Long 1 NQ 4748.0, +7.0

Long 1 NQ 4745.25, +8.0

Short 1 TF 1211.5, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1212.4, 1212.1, +1.0, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1213.7, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1214.4, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1216.5, 1216.5, +0.7, +0.4

Total NQ +15.0

Total TF +1.8

Long 1 NQ 4748.0, +7.0

Long 1 NQ 4745.25, +8.0

Short 1 TF 1211.5, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1212.4, 1212.1, +1.0, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1213.7, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1214.4, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1216.5, 1216.5, +0.7, +0.4

Total NQ +15.0

Total TF +1.8

### Wed Sep 14 Trades and Streaming Journal

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Long 1 TF 1205.6, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1205.1, 1205.2, -0.6, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1205.2, 1205.2, +1.8, +2.1

Short 2 TF 1208.8, 1208.9, -0.9, +0.7

Short 2 TF 1209.9, 1209.9, +0.7, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1211.6, 1211.9, +0.7, +1.0

Short 1 YM 18061, -1

Short 1 TF 1215.3, +2.3

Short 1 TF 1214.7, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1215.1, +1.7

Long 1 TF 1207.9, +0.3

Total YM -1

Total TF +6.4

[Rather than editing the journal today for this blog format, I've simply copied what I streamed into the valhallafutures real time chat room after trading, as the 1st Frame came to an end. Although much will no doubt remain obscure to those unfamiliar, members understand these concepts which are used every day in the room to call trades.]

Wed Sep14 11:05AM success today at the major turns

Wed Sep14 11:05AM at the LOD 1st trend

Wed Sep14 11:05AM and the HOD

Wed Sep14 11:05AM end of 2nd trend

Wed Sep14 11:05AM required

Wed Sep14 11:05AM that extra focus

Wed Sep14 11:05AM of seeing the other contracts

Wed Sep14 11:05AM offer loans

Wed Sep14 11:05AM against background of

Wed Sep14 11:05AM TTI track hooks

Wed Sep14 11:06AM the action can knock you out

Wed Sep14 11:06AM at least did me at the LOD

Wed Sep14 11:06AM because I had tight stps there

Wed Sep14 11:06AM now wanting to find out how big

Wed Sep14 11:06AM that 1st Pump might become.

Wed Sep14 11:06AM but once it turned

Wed Sep14 11:06AM and the loan signals and TTI hook were obvious

Wed Sep14 11:07AM then I re entered

Wed Sep14 11:07AM on top of being stp'd out.

Wed Sep14 11:07AM ..same at the HOD

Wed Sep14 11:07AM when the retest of the 1st Half Sequent

Wed Sep14 11:07AM didn't hold

Wed Sep14 11:07AM the 1st Pump appeared with YM NQ loan signals

Wed Sep14 11:07AM and the TTI hit track.

Wed Sep14 11:07AM even then,

Wed Sep14 11:08AM I barely caught it

Wed Sep14 11:08AM as price paused just for few moments after the 1st Pump spike

Wed Sep14 11:08AM around 1215.0 level

Wed Sep14 11:08AM just long enough to catch 1.

Wed Sep14 11:09AM but my management not so good,

Wed Sep14 11:09AM once I made up for the earlier stp-out

Wed Sep14 11:09AM took a small profit only

Wed Sep14 11:09AM and so left most of the excursion on the table.

Wed Sep14 11:10AM getting the bulk of the excur

Wed Sep14 11:10AM is a huge area of needed improvement

Wed Sep14 11:10AM comes much easier when you have 3 contracts,

Wed Sep14 11:11AM and with the Trendcheck in play at the HOD

Wed Sep14 11:11AM needed at least 2 up there.

Wed Sep14 11:11AM other things note worthy are the Inflections.

Wed Sep14 11:12AM yesterday's big inflection came on the way down

Wed Sep14 11:12AM at the First Half Sequent level

Wed Sep14 11:12AM which I faded

Wed Sep14 11:12AM but exited b/e,

Wed Sep14 11:12AM after with so many retests

Wed Sep14 11:12AM was likely to give way .

Wed Sep14 11:12AM but the waves piling up to that 1st Half SEquent

Wed Sep14 11:13AM were all InTights

Wed Sep14 11:13AM and TTI had room to spare,

Wed Sep14 11:13AM so was good candidate for stp-n-rev back into trend.

Wed Sep14 11:13AM that inflection break

Wed Sep14 11:13AM eventually stood half way

Wed Sep14 11:13AM between the HOD

Wed Sep14 11:13AM and the measured move targeted LOD

Wed Sep14 11:14AM and in true Rule of Alternation,

Wed Sep14 11:14AM the choppy waves leading into that break

Wed Sep14 11:14AM became smooth and impulsive for the rest of the trip down.

Wed Sep14 11:14AM today's best inflection level

Wed Sep14 11:15AM was the breakout from the Dolly Parton level up.

Wed Sep14 11:15AM the measured move worked well from there eventualy,

Wed Sep14 11:15AM but that one faced the Kilroy pretty quickly, and so discouraged a stp-n-rev ....a well justified filter.

Wed Sep14 11:16AM taking 2 contracts on those fades taken on the way up

Wed Sep14 11:16AM in 2nd trend action

Wed Sep14 11:16AM did two things:

Wed Sep14 11:16AM added to the risk,

Wed Sep14 11:16AM which I didn't want,

Wed Sep14 11:16AM but afforded partial exits

Wed Sep14 11:16AM which I needed to cover 2nd trend risk and so

Wed Sep14 11:16AM avoid the eventual losses.

Wed Sep14 11:17AM so my fighting the 2nd trend

Wed Sep14 11:17AM was really not the best thing to do.

Wed Sep14 11:17AM and not until the TTI approached the track

Wed Sep14 11:17AM on the 1st Half SEquent

Wed Sep14 11:17AM and the 1st Pump loan

Wed Sep14 11:18AM was there truly sufficient model to warrant 2nd trend fading.

Wed Sep14 11:18AM The 2nd series Sequent short was ok

Wed Sep14 11:18AM because it came at new HOD

Wed Sep14 11:18AM and that did offer some small payoff.

Wed Sep14 11:19AM so, taking small profits on 2nd trend fades

Wed Sep14 11:19AM works for keeping you out of trouble.

Wed Sep14 11:19AM but when the trend finally gets really stretched,

Wed Sep14 11:20AM you have to shift your thinking on holds

Wed Sep14 11:20AM to the bigger excursion potentials

Wed Sep14 11:20AM which the TTI track / trendcheck / loan thing offered.

Wed Sep14 11:21AM with the oil news timing in,

Wed Sep14 11:21AM all the excuse for the rally is suddenly out on the table

Wed Sep14 11:21AM with nothing else left to drive it

Wed Sep14 11:21AM and so you get that huge balloon deflation

Wed Sep14 11:22AM like a mini-FOMC.

Wed Sep14 11:22AM all these things I've enumerated

Wed Sep14 11:23AM repeat themselves in the market during these campaigns

Wed Sep14 11:23AM like a revolving checklist

Wed Sep14 11:23AM then this...

Wed Sep14 11:23AM then this...

Wed Sep14 11:23AM then this...

Wed Sep14 11:23AM and if you write them all down

Wed Sep14 11:23AM like a time line

Wed Sep14 11:23AM you become familiar with them

Wed Sep14 11:24AM and can act on them with less feelings of surprise

Wed Sep14 11:24AM and less being confounded

Wed Sep14 11:24AM by the extremes they produce.

Wed Sep14 11:25AM but I still cant get my head around the inflection b/o's well.

Wed Sep14 11:25AM it's like you

Wed Sep14 11:25AM get into fade mode

Wed Sep14 11:25AM and get stuck there

Wed Sep14 11:26AM your mind is saying you

Wed Sep14 11:26AM want the spikes to fail

Wed Sep14 11:26AM to justify your impulse to fade.

Wed Sep14 11:27AM but that mix of stp-n-rev's and fades belongs together

Wed Sep14 11:27AM ...if you can ID the right places...

Wed Sep14 11:28AM would suggest you go back to these recent Persistent Trend days

Wed Sep14 11:28AM we've had

Wed Sep14 11:28AM and ID those inflection levels

Wed Sep14 11:28AM and write down the characteristics

Wed Sep14 11:28AM of the various disparate elements leading up to them

Wed Sep14 11:28AM and then what those same levels produced coming out of them.

Wed Sep14 11:29AM that the rules of Serial Sequent are there to assist in this process of

Wed Sep14 11:29AM Inflection ID

Wed Sep14 11:30AM is an edge that most of the market players simply don't have.

Wed Sep14 11:31AM it's precision still amazes me.

Wed Sep14 11:31AM but the technical layers are still complicated

Wed Sep14 11:31AM and numerous

Wed Sep14 11:32AM and the mental game still induces me to balk

Wed Sep14 11:42AM .

Long 1 TF 1205.6, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1205.1, 1205.2, -0.6, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1205.2, 1205.2, +1.8, +2.1

Short 2 TF 1208.8, 1208.9, -0.9, +0.7

Short 2 TF 1209.9, 1209.9, +0.7, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1211.6, 1211.9, +0.7, +1.0

Short 1 YM 18061, -1

Short 1 TF 1215.3, +2.3

Short 1 TF 1214.7, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1215.1, +1.7

Long 1 TF 1207.9, +0.3

Total YM -1

Total TF +6.4

[Rather than editing the journal today for this blog format, I've simply copied what I streamed into the valhallafutures real time chat room after trading, as the 1st Frame came to an end. Although much will no doubt remain obscure to those unfamiliar, members understand these concepts which are used every day in the room to call trades.]

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### Tues Sep 13 Trade Summary

20160913

Short 1 YM 18095, -0

Long 1 NQ 4742.0, -2.0

Long 2 NQ 4737.0, 4738.0, +3.0, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1216.2, 1216.2, +1.0, -1.0

Long 1 NQ 4727.75, -2.0

Long 3 NQ 4720.0, 4720.0, 4719.5, +2.0, +4.0, +6.0

Long 1 NQ 4721.0, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4720.75, +8.0

Long 1 TF 1212.5, +0.9

Long 1 TF 1212.4, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1211.2, -0.0

Total YM -0

Total NQ +18.5

Total TF +0.2

Short 1 YM 18095, -0

Long 1 NQ 4742.0, -2.0

Long 2 NQ 4737.0, 4738.0, +3.0, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1216.2, 1216.2, +1.0, -1.0

Long 1 NQ 4727.75, -2.0

Long 3 NQ 4720.0, 4720.0, 4719.5, +2.0, +4.0, +6.0

Long 1 NQ 4721.0, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4720.75, +8.0

Long 1 TF 1212.5, +0.9

Long 1 TF 1212.4, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1211.2, -0.0

Total YM -0

Total NQ +18.5

Total TF +0.2

### Mon Sep 12 Trade Summary

20160912

Long 1 NQ 4681.0, -2.5

Long 1 TF 1208.8, +1.6

Short 1 TF 1211.6, -1.4

Short 1 TF 1213.0, -0.0

Short 2 TF 1214.2, 1213.9, +1.0, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1215.1, 1215.1, +0.7, +3.0

Short 1 YM 18022, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1215.9, +0.7

Total YM +20

Total NQ -2.5

Total TF +5.2

Long 1 NQ 4681.0, -2.5

Long 1 TF 1208.8, +1.6

Short 1 TF 1211.6, -1.4

Short 1 TF 1213.0, -0.0

Short 2 TF 1214.2, 1213.9, +1.0, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1215.1, 1215.1, +0.7, +3.0

Short 1 YM 18022, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1215.9, +0.7

Total YM +20

Total NQ -2.5

Total TF +5.2

### Thurs Sep 8 Trade Summary

20160908

Short 1 TF 1257.4, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1255.3, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1254.3, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1256.4, -0.3

Short 1 NQ 4813.75, +3.0

Total NQ +3.0

Total TF +3.0

Short 1 TF 1257.4, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1255.3, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1254.3, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1256.4, -0.3

Short 1 NQ 4813.75, +3.0

Total NQ +3.0

Total TF +3.0

### Wed Sep 8 Trade Summary

20160907

Short 1 TF 1255.4, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1255.9, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1255.8, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1256.0, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1256.3, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1256.1, -0.5

Short 1 NQ 4838.75, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1256.6, 1256.6, +0.6, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1253.2, +0.7

Total NQ -0.5

Total TF -0.0

Today, having missed so many good ones of late, I finally got committed to taking some breakouts, and as Murphy well noted when making his Laws, these were poor choices and failed immediately. The best breakouts are clean and do not hesitate to show profits. Although you might give up the opportunity too quickly if, instead, the action starts off slow and choppy, there's nothing wrong with using a clean break-out requirement as a filter to keeping the trade. Keep the losses small when taking breakouts...but be willing to take more of them. Eventually, you'll out maneuver Murhpy and catch the breakouts that work, assuming you have good models that qualify and filter them from those that shouldn't be taken in the first place.

Short 1 TF 1255.4, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1255.9, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1255.8, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1256.0, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1256.3, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1256.1, -0.5

Short 1 NQ 4838.75, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1256.6, 1256.6, +0.6, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1253.2, +0.7

Total NQ -0.5

Total TF -0.0

Today, having missed so many good ones of late, I finally got committed to taking some breakouts, and as Murphy well noted when making his Laws, these were poor choices and failed immediately. The best breakouts are clean and do not hesitate to show profits. Although you might give up the opportunity too quickly if, instead, the action starts off slow and choppy, there's nothing wrong with using a clean break-out requirement as a filter to keeping the trade. Keep the losses small when taking breakouts...but be willing to take more of them. Eventually, you'll out maneuver Murhpy and catch the breakouts that work, assuming you have good models that qualify and filter them from those that shouldn't be taken in the first place.

### Tues Sep 6 Trade Summary

20160906

Short 1 TF 1254.3, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1253.4, -0.4

Short 1 NQ 4814.25, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1251.6, +0.9

Long 1 TF 1251.6, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4815.25, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1249.1, 1248.6, -0.0, -0.2

Long 2 TF 1248.8, 1246.5, -0.7, +0.7

Long 1 NQ 4799.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1249.9, +1.0

Total NQ -4.5

Total TF +3.4

Short 1 TF 1254.3, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1253.4, -0.4

Short 1 NQ 4814.25, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1251.6, +0.9

Long 1 TF 1251.6, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4815.25, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1249.1, 1248.6, -0.0, -0.2

Long 2 TF 1248.8, 1246.5, -0.7, +0.7

Long 1 NQ 4799.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1249.9, +1.0

Total NQ -4.5

Total TF +3.4

### Fri Sep 2 Trade Summary

20160902

Short 1 NQ 4807.25, +0.75

Short 1 TF 1246.5, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1247.2, -0.6

Short 1 TF 1246.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1250.8, 1250.8, 1250.8, +0.7, +1.0, -0.1

Long 1 YM 18504, -7

Long 1 YM 18500, -7

Long 3 TF 1247.1, 1247.1, 1247.0, +1.0, +1.0, +0.7

Long 1 NQ 4806.5, +4.0

Total YM -14

Total NQ +4.75

Total TF +1.6

Short 1 NQ 4807.25, +0.75

Short 1 TF 1246.5, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1247.2, -0.6

Short 1 TF 1246.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1250.8, 1250.8, 1250.8, +0.7, +1.0, -0.1

Long 1 YM 18504, -7

Long 1 YM 18500, -7

Long 3 TF 1247.1, 1247.1, 1247.0, +1.0, +1.0, +0.7

Long 1 NQ 4806.5, +4.0

Total YM -14

Total NQ +4.75

Total TF +1.6

### Thur Sep 1 Trades & Journal

20160901

Long 1 TF 1239.6, -0.5

Long 1 YM 18404, -7

Long 2 TF 1234.5, 1234.5, +0.7, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1236.7, -0.6

Long 1 NQ 4769.5, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1233.1, 1233.1, +0.7, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1233.1, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1233.1, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1227.1, +2.0

2nd frame trades:

Short 1 TF 1232.6, +1.2

Total YM -7

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +6.5

Two days in row where biggest trades were Inflection Breakouts, and again today, at the 2nd one, a break that seemed just too late to take positioned its trigger about half way between its eventual target and the day's highs. Must get my head around these breakouts if a bigger bear is actually developing, or I'll be left out of all its sweetness, left to take the riskier, count-trend fades. Today, those provide some decent bounces, but the best trades were the breakouts.

Long 1 TF 1239.6, -0.5

Long 1 YM 18404, -7

Long 2 TF 1234.5, 1234.5, +0.7, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1236.7, -0.6

Long 1 NQ 4769.5, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1233.1, 1233.1, +0.7, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1233.1, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1233.1, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1227.1, +2.0

2nd frame trades:

Short 1 TF 1232.6, +1.2

Total YM -7

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +6.5

Two days in row where biggest trades were Inflection Breakouts, and again today, at the 2nd one, a break that seemed just too late to take positioned its trigger about half way between its eventual target and the day's highs. Must get my head around these breakouts if a bigger bear is actually developing, or I'll be left out of all its sweetness, left to take the riskier, count-trend fades. Today, those provide some decent bounces, but the best trades were the breakouts.

### Wed Aug 31 Trades & Journal

20160831

Long 1 TF 1243.6, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4768.75, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1243.4, -0.2

Short 2 NQ 4775.0, 4775.0, +1.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1241.6, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1241.7, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1241.2, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1238.6, 1238.6, -0.8, -0.8

Long 2 TF 1234.7, 1235.1, +1.0, +1.0d

Long 2 TF 1232.6, 1232.7, +0.7, +1.4

Total NQ +1.0

Total TF +0.7

Breakouts are tricky. Even when you can eye the trend failure and deterioration, picking the wrong level too early means discouraging stop-outs. Then, just when you've stepped back to consider things more clearly, that breakout comes with alarming speed, and leaves you speechless on the sidelines... or so at least it did to me today. What do you have to overcome on days like this to take a stop-and-reverse short entry...? You have to acknowledge that the clean breakout trigger has now appeared already 7 pts down into the frame, and just after taking out a daily low, and closing a gap yet unclosed for several days. And remember, the best breakouts always come right at potential fade level support/resistance, making the duplicity of an Inflection all the more daunting. But consider this: the average breakout signal comes just half way already from where the market started the trend, to where it will eventually go ....and, to the extent the breakout seems unfeasible, incomprehensible and inconceivable as to its potential success, is the extent to which almost no one has seen it coming. Remember the Valhalla First Corollary to the Douglas Premise: "....that most of the opportunity that is missed in the market is missed by traders who were unable to concede that the market would go the expected distance, but in the opposite direction to which they were prejudiced."

Long 1 TF 1243.6, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4768.75, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1243.4, -0.2

Short 2 NQ 4775.0, 4775.0, +1.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1241.6, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1241.7, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1241.2, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1238.6, 1238.6, -0.8, -0.8

Long 2 TF 1234.7, 1235.1, +1.0, +1.0d

Long 2 TF 1232.6, 1232.7, +0.7, +1.4

Total NQ +1.0

Total TF +0.7

Breakouts are tricky. Even when you can eye the trend failure and deterioration, picking the wrong level too early means discouraging stop-outs. Then, just when you've stepped back to consider things more clearly, that breakout comes with alarming speed, and leaves you speechless on the sidelines... or so at least it did to me today. What do you have to overcome on days like this to take a stop-and-reverse short entry...? You have to acknowledge that the clean breakout trigger has now appeared already 7 pts down into the frame, and just after taking out a daily low, and closing a gap yet unclosed for several days. And remember, the best breakouts always come right at potential fade level support/resistance, making the duplicity of an Inflection all the more daunting. But consider this: the average breakout signal comes just half way already from where the market started the trend, to where it will eventually go ....and, to the extent the breakout seems unfeasible, incomprehensible and inconceivable as to its potential success, is the extent to which almost no one has seen it coming. Remember the Valhalla First Corollary to the Douglas Premise: "....that most of the opportunity that is missed in the market is missed by traders who were unable to concede that the market would go the expected distance, but in the opposite direction to which they were prejudiced."

### Tues Aug 30 Trade Summary

20160830

Long 1 TF 1244.6, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1246.8, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1247.8, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1245.5, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1245.6, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1244.0, 1243.6, +1.0, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1243.4, +1.1

Total TF +6.5

Long 1 TF 1244.6, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1246.8, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1247.8, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1245.5, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1245.6, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1244.0, 1243.6, +1.0, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1243.4, +1.1

Total TF +6.5

### Mon Aug 29 Trade Summary

20160829

Short 2 TF 1242.5, 1242.5, -0.0, -0.0

Short 2 NQ 4797.5, 4797.5, +3.0, +4.0

Long 1 TF 1240.9, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1243.6, +1.1

Short 1 NQ 4791.75, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1242.4, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1241.7, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1241.1, +0.8

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +3.5

Short 2 TF 1242.5, 1242.5, -0.0, -0.0

Short 2 NQ 4797.5, 4797.5, +3.0, +4.0

Long 1 TF 1240.9, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1243.6, +1.1

Short 1 NQ 4791.75, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1242.4, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1241.7, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1241.1, +0.8

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +3.5

### Fri Aug 26 Trades & Journal

20160826

Short 1 NQ 4789.0, -2.0

Long 1 NQ 4795.0, +2.0

Long 2 NQ 4793.5, 4793.5, -0.0, -2.0

Short 1 NQ 4742.5, -1.0

Long 2 NQ 4780.0, 4780.0, +2.0, -2.0

Long 2 NQ 4776.0, 4776.0, +2.0, +8.0

Short 1 TF 1246.5, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1248.8, 1248.8, +0.7, -0.0

Short 3 TF 1249.4, 1249.2, 1249.4, -0.5, -0.0, -0.5

Long 1 YM 18573, -2

Long 2 TF 1246.2, 1246.2, +0.5, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1245.1, 1244.4, -0.0, +2.0

Total YM -2

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +0.1

The news can cause havoc in the market place, especially when a Fed Chairman is scheduled in advance to speak. But it can also create tremendous opportunities. There are often entry models that appear pre-news on which to ride the wave of apparent panic as the speech is made public, and then again after the news is out, there are often bad news buys or good news short opportunities to fade. Today offered both a pre-news short entry and a bad news buy opp, but my trading did not well capitalize on either. The pre-news setup was a stop-n-reverse into a short. I choose the NQ, but it was choppy, so I lost faith. The YM was clean a minute or so later, but I was 'skunked' and just watched as the plunge took place without me. Still focused on the NQ, I used it for the bad news buy opp, but my default exit limit, set at +8.0pts was hit so quickly that the best of the excursion went on without me. The TF would have been an excellent choice, but with my focus still caught up in trying to 'get even' with earlier NQ stop-outs, I missed the TF, and was left to trying to find the top to fade into the ensuing rally--unsuccessfully. Thus a day of huge excursions--most of which my Trade Plan did accommodate--was wasted. Think ahead. What models could appear on a news climax? Which contract do you want to be in? What are its best climax levels from the Pivot/Exhaustion Grid. Be calm. Be ready. Act when the model appears. That is what you came for.

Short 1 NQ 4789.0, -2.0

Long 1 NQ 4795.0, +2.0

Long 2 NQ 4793.5, 4793.5, -0.0, -2.0

Short 1 NQ 4742.5, -1.0

Long 2 NQ 4780.0, 4780.0, +2.0, -2.0

Long 2 NQ 4776.0, 4776.0, +2.0, +8.0

Short 1 TF 1246.5, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1248.8, 1248.8, +0.7, -0.0

Short 3 TF 1249.4, 1249.2, 1249.4, -0.5, -0.0, -0.5

Long 1 YM 18573, -2

Long 2 TF 1246.2, 1246.2, +0.5, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1245.1, 1244.4, -0.0, +2.0

Total YM -2

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +0.1

The news can cause havoc in the market place, especially when a Fed Chairman is scheduled in advance to speak. But it can also create tremendous opportunities. There are often entry models that appear pre-news on which to ride the wave of apparent panic as the speech is made public, and then again after the news is out, there are often bad news buys or good news short opportunities to fade. Today offered both a pre-news short entry and a bad news buy opp, but my trading did not well capitalize on either. The pre-news setup was a stop-n-reverse into a short. I choose the NQ, but it was choppy, so I lost faith. The YM was clean a minute or so later, but I was 'skunked' and just watched as the plunge took place without me. Still focused on the NQ, I used it for the bad news buy opp, but my default exit limit, set at +8.0pts was hit so quickly that the best of the excursion went on without me. The TF would have been an excellent choice, but with my focus still caught up in trying to 'get even' with earlier NQ stop-outs, I missed the TF, and was left to trying to find the top to fade into the ensuing rally--unsuccessfully. Thus a day of huge excursions--most of which my Trade Plan did accommodate--was wasted. Think ahead. What models could appear on a news climax? Which contract do you want to be in? What are its best climax levels from the Pivot/Exhaustion Grid. Be calm. Be ready. Act when the model appears. That is what you came for.

### Thur Aug 25 Trade Summary

20160825

Short 1 NQ 4775.75, -3.0

Long 1 TF 1235.6, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1235.6, 1235.1, +1.0, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4777.5, -3.0

Short 1 TF 1238.0, -0.4

Short 2 YM 18464, 18464, -0, -0

Short 2 TF 1239.90, 1239.9, +0.7, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1238.3, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1237.9, +1.2

Total NQ -6.0

Total TF +6.3

Short 1 NQ 4775.75, -3.0

Long 1 TF 1235.6, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1235.6, 1235.1, +1.0, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4777.5, -3.0

Short 1 TF 1238.0, -0.4

Short 2 YM 18464, 18464, -0, -0

Short 2 TF 1239.90, 1239.9, +0.7, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1238.3, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1237.9, +1.2

Total NQ -6.0

Total TF +6.3

### Wed Aug 24 Trades & Journal

20160824

Short 1 TF 1245.3, -0.2

Long 1 NQ 4816.50, -2.0

Long 2 NQ 4812.25, +2.0, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1245.1, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1244.5, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1246.2, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1246.4, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1246.6, -0.5

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF -1.6

Chop and stutterstep are the antithesis to trend and turn. Two days of it in a row can be frustrating ...but some days just better to trade than others. Nothing to do but admit it. Keep the losses small. As the turn begins to progress after a Trade Plan Model Entry, note the possible bar patterns that could act as pre-breakout setups back in the direction against the reversal entry, and trail your stops to those. As the 2nd trend took place, I went with a stp-n-rev at one such pre-break pause, but on a day like today, breakouts just fraught with failure. Monday taught me to try anyway, once a 2nd trend got in place, as Monday was a breakout player's dream. Those days always make your mouth water, and draw you back into study. What are the best qualifying attributes of clean, impulsive breakouts..? I'm still studying. A day characterized by overall chop and stutterstep is certainly no pre-qualifier.

Short 1 TF 1245.3, -0.2

Long 1 NQ 4816.50, -2.0

Long 2 NQ 4812.25, +2.0, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1245.1, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1244.5, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1246.2, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1246.4, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1246.6, -0.5

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF -1.6

Chop and stutterstep are the antithesis to trend and turn. Two days of it in a row can be frustrating ...but some days just better to trade than others. Nothing to do but admit it. Keep the losses small. As the turn begins to progress after a Trade Plan Model Entry, note the possible bar patterns that could act as pre-breakout setups back in the direction against the reversal entry, and trail your stops to those. As the 2nd trend took place, I went with a stp-n-rev at one such pre-break pause, but on a day like today, breakouts just fraught with failure. Monday taught me to try anyway, once a 2nd trend got in place, as Monday was a breakout player's dream. Those days always make your mouth water, and draw you back into study. What are the best qualifying attributes of clean, impulsive breakouts..? I'm still studying. A day characterized by overall chop and stutterstep is certainly no pre-qualifier.

### Tues Aug 23 Trade Summary

20160823

Short 1 NQ 4832.5, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4832.5, -1.75

Short 2 TF 1248.2, 1248.2, +0.7, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1249.0, -0.1

Short 1 TF 1248.9, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1248.4, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1248.0, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4831.0, -0.0

Long 1 NQ 4827.75, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4827.75, -1.5

Long 2 TF 1248.0, 1248.1, +0.7, -0.5

Total NQ -3.75

Total TF +1.6

Short 1 NQ 4832.5, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4832.5, -1.75

Short 2 TF 1248.2, 1248.2, +0.7, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1249.0, -0.1

Short 1 TF 1248.9, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1248.4, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1248.0, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4831.0, -0.0

Long 1 NQ 4827.75, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4827.75, -1.5

Long 2 TF 1248.0, 1248.1, +0.7, -0.5

Total NQ -3.75

Total TF +1.6

### Mon Aug 22 Trade Summary

20160822

Short 1 TF 1231.4, +1.5

Short 1 NQ 4801.5, +5.0

Short 1 YM 18472, -1

Short 1 YM 18472, +7

Short 1 TF 1233.1, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1234.5, 1234.8, -0.6, -0.3

Short 2 TF 1236.2, 1236.2, -0.7, -0.7

Short 3 TF 1237.5, 1237.5, 1237.5, +1.0, +1.2, -0.2

Short 3 TF 1237.7, 1237.7, 1237.7, -0.0, -0.2, -1.4

Long 1 NQ 4889.25, -1.0

Long 1 YM 18483, -1

Long 2 TF 1231.3, 1231.5, +0.7, -0.8

Long 2 NQ 4793.0, 4792.0, +3.0, +2.0

Total YM +5

Total NQ +9.0

Total TF -1.0

Short 1 TF 1231.4, +1.5

Short 1 NQ 4801.5, +5.0

Short 1 YM 18472, -1

Short 1 YM 18472, +7

Short 1 TF 1233.1, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1234.5, 1234.8, -0.6, -0.3

Short 2 TF 1236.2, 1236.2, -0.7, -0.7

Short 3 TF 1237.5, 1237.5, 1237.5, +1.0, +1.2, -0.2

Short 3 TF 1237.7, 1237.7, 1237.7, -0.0, -0.2, -1.4

Long 1 NQ 4889.25, -1.0

Long 1 YM 18483, -1

Long 2 TF 1231.3, 1231.5, +0.7, -0.8

Long 2 NQ 4793.0, 4792.0, +3.0, +2.0

Total YM +5

Total NQ +9.0

Total TF -1.0

### Fri Aug 19 Trade Summary

20160819

Long 1 NQ 4775.5, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1231.4, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1232.0, +1.9

Short 1 TF 1236.2, +1.0

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +4.1

Long 1 NQ 4775.5, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1231.4, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1232.0, +1.9

Short 1 TF 1236.2, +1.0

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +4.1

### Thur Aug 18 Trade Summary

20160818

Short 1 NQ 4808.5, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1229.5, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1229.1, -0.1

Short 1 NQ 4805.25, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4810.5, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1234.0, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1233.6, -0.4

Short 1 NQ 4813.0, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1234.9, +1.2

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF +3.0

Short 1 NQ 4808.5, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1229.5, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1229.1, -0.1

Short 1 NQ 4805.25, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4810.5, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1234.0, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1233.6, -0.4

Short 1 NQ 4813.0, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1234.9, +1.2

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF +3.0

### Wed Aug 17 Trade Summary

20160817

Long 1 YM 18477, -0

Short 1 TF 1226.0, +1.3

Long 2 YM 18468, 18468, -5, -5

Long 2 TF 1223.0, 1223.0, +1.0, +1.0

Short 2 TF 1225.5, 1225.6, +1.2, +0.3

Total YM -10

Total TF +4.8

Long 1 YM 18477, -0

Short 1 TF 1226.0, +1.3

Long 2 YM 18468, 18468, -5, -5

Long 2 TF 1223.0, 1223.0, +1.0, +1.0

Short 2 TF 1225.5, 1225.6, +1.2, +0.3

Total YM -10

Total TF +4.8

### Tues Aug 16 Trade Summary

20160816

Short 1 TF 1235.6, +1.8

Short 1 TF 1234.6, +0.9

Short 1 TF 1235.8, +0.2

Short 1 TF 1235.8, +0.2

Short 1 TF 1236.6, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1233.4, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1232.8, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1232.6, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1231.2, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1231.1, +0.8

Total TF +4.9

Short 1 TF 1235.6, +1.8

Short 1 TF 1234.6, +0.9

Short 1 TF 1235.8, +0.2

Short 1 TF 1235.8, +0.2

Short 1 TF 1236.6, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1233.4, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1232.8, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1232.6, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1231.2, -0.3

Long 1 TF 1231.1, +0.8

Total TF +4.9

### Mon Aug 15 Trades and Journal

20160815

Short 2 YM 18607, 18606, +7, +6

Short 2 TF 1237.5, 1237.5, +0.7, +1.2

Short 2 TF 1238.9, 1239.0, -0.5, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1239.4, -0.2

Short 2 TF 1240.2, 1240.2, +0.5, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1240.3, +1.1

Total YM +13

Total TF +3.4

Persistent Trend Patterns often offer scant opportunities. Today, when an inflection breakout opportunity in the first trend appeared, I felt drawn to take it, even though the momentum had peaked and 1st trend breakouts are fraught with failure. On Friday, in contrast, a pre-breakout pause pattern was ideal for a breakout play, and although I initially called it for the room, I cancelled it out before it triggered, also on an emotional basis, but to the negative side. Today's breakout was choppy and I got stopped out quickly. Friday's which I didn't take, was clean and very profitable for those who kept their orders in place. ...and then, with these two trading days back-to-back, both featuring attempts by me to take breakouts, a light bulb went off. It's the presence--or absence, I should say--of opportunity in the marketplace that is driving me to either take breakouts better filtered out, or balk at breakouts better qualified to take that is driving my execution. On Persistent Trend Days, there is scant opportunity to engage with the trend....thus I feel compelled to participate in poorly qualified break-out models simply to have something to trade. The calm, cold, unprejudiced check list of break-out filters and qualifiers goes out the window on need to have something to trade. ...Sometimes, a harder thing than the market to understand is yourself. Now....let's see if I can take this insight into some level of behavior modification in the days to come that will improve my poor participation in the breakouts that work versus those that don't.

Short 2 YM 18607, 18606, +7, +6

Short 2 TF 1237.5, 1237.5, +0.7, +1.2

Short 2 TF 1238.9, 1239.0, -0.5, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1239.4, -0.2

Short 2 TF 1240.2, 1240.2, +0.5, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1240.3, +1.1

Total YM +13

Total TF +3.4

Persistent Trend Patterns often offer scant opportunities. Today, when an inflection breakout opportunity in the first trend appeared, I felt drawn to take it, even though the momentum had peaked and 1st trend breakouts are fraught with failure. On Friday, in contrast, a pre-breakout pause pattern was ideal for a breakout play, and although I initially called it for the room, I cancelled it out before it triggered, also on an emotional basis, but to the negative side. Today's breakout was choppy and I got stopped out quickly. Friday's which I didn't take, was clean and very profitable for those who kept their orders in place. ...and then, with these two trading days back-to-back, both featuring attempts by me to take breakouts, a light bulb went off. It's the presence--or absence, I should say--of opportunity in the marketplace that is driving me to either take breakouts better filtered out, or balk at breakouts better qualified to take that is driving my execution. On Persistent Trend Days, there is scant opportunity to engage with the trend....thus I feel compelled to participate in poorly qualified break-out models simply to have something to trade. The calm, cold, unprejudiced check list of break-out filters and qualifiers goes out the window on need to have something to trade. ...Sometimes, a harder thing than the market to understand is yourself. Now....let's see if I can take this insight into some level of behavior modification in the days to come that will improve my poor participation in the breakouts that work versus those that don't.

### Fri Aug 12 Trade Summary

20160812

Short 1 YM 18534, -3

Short 1 TF 1227.6, -0.3

Short 1 YM 18553, +20

Long 1 TF 1226.6, +1.4

Short 1 TF 1230.3, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1230.3, +0.5

Total YM +17

Total TF +1.6

Short 1 YM 18534, -3

Short 1 TF 1227.6, -0.3

Short 1 YM 18553, +20

Long 1 TF 1226.6, +1.4

Short 1 TF 1230.3, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1230.3, +0.5

Total YM +17

Total TF +1.6

### Thur Aug 11 Trade Summary

20160811

Long 1 TF 1226.4, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1224.1, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1223.6, +1.5

Total TF +4.0

Long 1 TF 1226.4, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1224.1, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1223.6, +1.5

Total TF +4.0

### Wed Aug 10 Trades & Journal

20160810

Short 1 NQ 4793.0, +5.0

Short 1 YM 18500, +20

Long 1 TF 1224.9, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1224.3, -0.7

Short 1 TF 4791.25, +4.0

Short 2 TF 1228.0, 1228.1, -0.0, +1.4

Total YM +20

Total NQ +9.0

Total TF +0.5

Breakouts can be tricky. Picking the ones that will break clean into impulse is, of course, the goal. That aim acknowledges that most do not break clean, and in fact, simply act as hooks for reversals into the opposing trend. It's those very hooks that I depend on most of the time in order to capture fills at extreme price levels where exhaustion is likely. But many of these same supposed exhaustion levels are potential inflections. And if those appear with the right set of qualifiers and filters, a successful breakout can be I.D'd. Today, I got hooked, and although it didn't cost that much, being filled on a short at the Low-of-Day in the early frame is always a humbling experience. Nothing in the market makes you look more stupid.....

Short 1 NQ 4793.0, +5.0

Short 1 YM 18500, +20

Long 1 TF 1224.9, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1224.3, -0.7

Short 1 TF 4791.25, +4.0

Short 2 TF 1228.0, 1228.1, -0.0, +1.4

Total YM +20

Total NQ +9.0

Total TF +0.5

Breakouts can be tricky. Picking the ones that will break clean into impulse is, of course, the goal. That aim acknowledges that most do not break clean, and in fact, simply act as hooks for reversals into the opposing trend. It's those very hooks that I depend on most of the time in order to capture fills at extreme price levels where exhaustion is likely. But many of these same supposed exhaustion levels are potential inflections. And if those appear with the right set of qualifiers and filters, a successful breakout can be I.D'd. Today, I got hooked, and although it didn't cost that much, being filled on a short at the Low-of-Day in the early frame is always a humbling experience. Nothing in the market makes you look more stupid.....

### Tues Aug 9 Trade Summary

20160809

Short 1 TF 1229.8, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1227.5, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1231.9, +0.7

Total TF +3.1

Short 1 TF 1229.8, +1.1

Long 1 TF 1227.5, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1231.9, +0.7

Total TF +3.1

### Mon Aug 8 Trade Summary

20160808

Short 1 TF 1233.6, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4788.5, +7.0

Short 1 TF 1233.8, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1230.9, +1.0

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +4.0

Short 1 TF 1233.6, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4788.5, +7.0

Short 1 TF 1233.8, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1230.9, +1.0

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +4.0

### Fri Aug 5 Trades & Summary

20160805

Short 2 NQ 4779.5, 4778.75, -2.5, +2.0

Short 1 ES 2173.25, -1.5

Short 2 TF 1222.7, 1222.7, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1224.9, 1224.9, -0.2, -1.0

Short 2 NQ 4790.25, 4790.25, -2.0, -2.0

Short 2 NQ 4792.75, 4792.75 +2.0, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1226.3, 1226.3, +1.5, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4790.0, +3.0

Short 1 NQ 4794.25, -1.5

Short 1 TF 1228.3, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1228.6, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1229.6, -0.1

Total ES -1.5

Total NQ -0.5

Total TF +1.0

Today I succumbed to a common mental block and missed good entry opportunities in-trend. "The market is too high to buy". The market is NEVER too high to buy...at least as an intraday futures trader. Both the NQ and TF gave the 3 Bar Opening Range patterns that although a long way up from yesterday's close, proceeded to produce huge gains. This left me trying to fade counter trend tops for nickels, while awaiting deeper pullbacks to buy. But to add to the errors, I balked successively at the YM, then ES and then again NQ pullbacks for exactly the same reason. It was still just too high to buy. Except all those too went on up for further gains. ...and what's the 'swing trigger' that will free my head from this block, you ask? How about "the risk I fear is mostly that of the embarrassment". And indeed, it is mostly embarrassment that we face at the obvious stupidity of attempting to buy so high up a gap-up opening. Instead, consider that the financial risk of a default stop-loss for buying a qualified Trend Entry Model this high up at the Open to be no more than what is faced higher up at an even bigger price extension when an entry model of the same caliber appears but for shorting appears. Take the risk. Buy high, should the entry model appear for doing so, and after signs of Persistence as price proceeds, buy again on pullbacks that keep you in-trend on Persistent Trend Day models. There simply is no 'too high' to buy.

Short 2 NQ 4779.5, 4778.75, -2.5, +2.0

Short 1 ES 2173.25, -1.5

Short 2 TF 1222.7, 1222.7, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1224.9, 1224.9, -0.2, -1.0

Short 2 NQ 4790.25, 4790.25, -2.0, -2.0

Short 2 NQ 4792.75, 4792.75 +2.0, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1226.3, 1226.3, +1.5, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4790.0, +3.0

Short 1 NQ 4794.25, -1.5

Short 1 TF 1228.3, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1228.6, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1229.6, -0.1

Total ES -1.5

Total NQ -0.5

Total TF +1.0

Today I succumbed to a common mental block and missed good entry opportunities in-trend. "The market is too high to buy". The market is NEVER too high to buy...at least as an intraday futures trader. Both the NQ and TF gave the 3 Bar Opening Range patterns that although a long way up from yesterday's close, proceeded to produce huge gains. This left me trying to fade counter trend tops for nickels, while awaiting deeper pullbacks to buy. But to add to the errors, I balked successively at the YM, then ES and then again NQ pullbacks for exactly the same reason. It was still just too high to buy. Except all those too went on up for further gains. ...and what's the 'swing trigger' that will free my head from this block, you ask? How about "the risk I fear is mostly that of the embarrassment". And indeed, it is mostly embarrassment that we face at the obvious stupidity of attempting to buy so high up a gap-up opening. Instead, consider that the financial risk of a default stop-loss for buying a qualified Trend Entry Model this high up at the Open to be no more than what is faced higher up at an even bigger price extension when an entry model of the same caliber appears but for shorting appears. Take the risk. Buy high, should the entry model appear for doing so, and after signs of Persistence as price proceeds, buy again on pullbacks that keep you in-trend on Persistent Trend Day models. There simply is no 'too high' to buy.

### Thur Aug 4 Trade Summary

20160804

Short 1 NQ 4732.25, -3.0

Long 1 TF 1212.0, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1210.3, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1208.7, 1208.5, +2.0, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4715.5, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1213.4, -0.5

Short 1 ES 2156.75, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4724.75, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1213.0, -0.1

Short 2 TF 1213.1, 1213.4, +0.5, -0.8

Short 1 ES 2158.25, -0.0

Short 2 TF 1214.5, 1214.5, +0.7, +1.5

Short 1 ES 2160.0, -1.25

Short 1 TF 1213.3, -0.0

Total ES -0.25

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +2.9

Short 1 NQ 4732.25, -3.0

Long 1 TF 1212.0, -1.4

Long 1 TF 1210.3, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1208.7, 1208.5, +2.0, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4715.5, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1213.4, -0.5

Short 1 ES 2156.75, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4724.75, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1213.0, -0.1

Short 2 TF 1213.1, 1213.4, +0.5, -0.8

Short 1 ES 2158.25, -0.0

Short 2 TF 1214.5, 1214.5, +0.7, +1.5

Short 1 ES 2160.0, -1.25

Short 1 TF 1213.3, -0.0

Total ES -0.25

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +2.9

### Wed Aug 3 Trade Summary

20160803

Short 1 NQ4714.5, -3.0

Short 2 NQ 4719.0, 4719.0, +3.0, +4.0

Short 1 TF 1202.3, -0.2

Long 2 NQ 4717.5, 4717.5, +2.0, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1200.3, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1203.3, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1204.4, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1201.2, 1201.1, +1.0, +0.4

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF +2.7

Short 1 NQ4714.5, -3.0

Short 2 NQ 4719.0, 4719.0, +3.0, +4.0

Short 1 TF 1202.3, -0.2

Long 2 NQ 4717.5, 4717.5, +2.0, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1200.3, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1203.3, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1204.4, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1201.2, 1201.1, +1.0, +0.4

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF +2.7

### Tues Aug 2 Trades & Journal

20160802

Short 1 TF 1217.0, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1216.4, -1.0

Long 1 ES 2157.75, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1212.2, +2.0

Long 1 TF -1.4

Long 1 TF -1.4

Long 3 TF 1208.0, 1208.8, 1208.8, -0.0, -0.0, -0.0

Long 3 TF 1205.3, 1205.3, 1205.0, -0.0, -0.7, -0.5

Long 3 TF 1203.0, 1203.2, 1203.1, +0.7, -0.7, -1.0

Long 2 TF 1201.3, 1201.3, -0.0, -0.0

Long 3 TF 1201.3, 1201.3, 1201.4, -0.3, -0.3, -0.4

Long 2 TF 1201.8, 1201.8, +1.0, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1201.5, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1200.2, -0.4

Total ES -0.0

Total TF -3.4

2nd frame trades:

Long 1 TF 1196.7, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1202.3, +1.1

Total ES -0.0

Total TF -1.0

Breakouts as a trade strategy are inconsistent. Since the more common day model is Test-n-Reject, playing breakouts to the developing 1st trend of the frame can be very costly. But on the rarer Persistent Trend Days,

those breakouts are mouth watering with rewards, and so leave a strong lingering feeling of stupidity at not having taken them as they appear. Serial Sequent identifies the potential breakout levels with uncanny accuracy. But since structure in the smaller time frames is subordinate to Day Model, those breakout levels will fail on the more common Test-n-Reject days. Today, such a breakout level appeared on the way down some thirty minutes into the frame. I just stared at it like the proverbial deer in headlights, and tried to fade it once it hit several support levels lower down, all of which gave way with the ensuing persistence of the developing day model. Even through the Noon Hour, I had no clear levels to short a pullback. It was that breakout, or nothing at all. Take the clear breakouts when they come, although more likely to succeed from within the 2nd trend of a reversing morning, 1st trend breakouts are at least worth a moderate risk, less the day's opportunities disappear with a less common Persistent Trend Day development.

Short 1 TF 1217.0, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1216.4, -1.0

Long 1 ES 2157.75, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1212.2, +2.0

Long 1 TF -1.4

Long 1 TF -1.4

Long 3 TF 1208.0, 1208.8, 1208.8, -0.0, -0.0, -0.0

Long 3 TF 1205.3, 1205.3, 1205.0, -0.0, -0.7, -0.5

Long 3 TF 1203.0, 1203.2, 1203.1, +0.7, -0.7, -1.0

Long 2 TF 1201.3, 1201.3, -0.0, -0.0

Long 3 TF 1201.3, 1201.3, 1201.4, -0.3, -0.3, -0.4

Long 2 TF 1201.8, 1201.8, +1.0, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1201.5, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1200.2, -0.4

Total ES -0.0

Total TF -3.4

2nd frame trades:

Long 1 TF 1196.7, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1202.3, +1.1

Total ES -0.0

Total TF -1.0

Breakouts as a trade strategy are inconsistent. Since the more common day model is Test-n-Reject, playing breakouts to the developing 1st trend of the frame can be very costly. But on the rarer Persistent Trend Days,

those breakouts are mouth watering with rewards, and so leave a strong lingering feeling of stupidity at not having taken them as they appear. Serial Sequent identifies the potential breakout levels with uncanny accuracy. But since structure in the smaller time frames is subordinate to Day Model, those breakout levels will fail on the more common Test-n-Reject days. Today, such a breakout level appeared on the way down some thirty minutes into the frame. I just stared at it like the proverbial deer in headlights, and tried to fade it once it hit several support levels lower down, all of which gave way with the ensuing persistence of the developing day model. Even through the Noon Hour, I had no clear levels to short a pullback. It was that breakout, or nothing at all. Take the clear breakouts when they come, although more likely to succeed from within the 2nd trend of a reversing morning, 1st trend breakouts are at least worth a moderate risk, less the day's opportunities disappear with a less common Persistent Trend Day development.

### Mon Aug 1 Trade Summary

20160801

Short 1 TF 1218.6, +2.0

Long 1 NQ 4722.25, +6.0

Short 2 TF 1214.0, 1214.4, -0.7, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1214.8, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1215.5, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1216.7, 1216.6, +1.5, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1216.4, +1.5

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +4.8

Short 1 TF 1218.6, +2.0

Long 1 NQ 4722.25, +6.0

Short 2 TF 1214.0, 1214.4, -0.7, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1214.8, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1215.5, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1216.7, 1216.6, +1.5, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1216.4, +1.5

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +4.8

### Fri Jul 29 Trades & Journal

2016029

Short 1 TF 1215.0, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1209.1, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1207.9, 1207.9, +1.0, -0.2

Long 2 YM 18308, 18301, +13, +7

Short 1 TF 1211.0, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1210.9, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1211.2, +1.0

Total YM +20

Total TF +1.2

Using the methods offered by the Serial Sequent studies and the Pivot/Exhaustion Grid, pullbacks into 2nd trends and fades at 1st trend extremes are the most consistent opportunities. But when pullbacks remain shy of targets, 2nd trend breakouts can offer the only clear way to participate...and breakouts can be fraught with false starts and enough choppy action to thwart remaining in the position successfully. But on some days, the breakouts are just magic...if you can only muster the faith to take them. At times, there seems a missing, secret ingredient in knowing where the clean breakouts lie versus those that will fail shortly upon entry. Keep an open mind. Maybe a flash of lightning insight will yet appear, and the perfect set of breakout filters to that Technical Event Concept will be complete. ....and a good weekend to all...

Short 1 TF 1215.0, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1209.1, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1207.9, 1207.9, +1.0, -0.2

Long 2 YM 18308, 18301, +13, +7

Short 1 TF 1211.0, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1210.9, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1211.2, +1.0

Total YM +20

Total TF +1.2

Using the methods offered by the Serial Sequent studies and the Pivot/Exhaustion Grid, pullbacks into 2nd trends and fades at 1st trend extremes are the most consistent opportunities. But when pullbacks remain shy of targets, 2nd trend breakouts can offer the only clear way to participate...and breakouts can be fraught with false starts and enough choppy action to thwart remaining in the position successfully. But on some days, the breakouts are just magic...if you can only muster the faith to take them. At times, there seems a missing, secret ingredient in knowing where the clean breakouts lie versus those that will fail shortly upon entry. Keep an open mind. Maybe a flash of lightning insight will yet appear, and the perfect set of breakout filters to that Technical Event Concept will be complete. ....and a good weekend to all...

### Thur Jul 28 Trades & Journal

2016028

Long 1 TF 1214.7, -1.0 simulator mode

Long 2 YM 18330, 18330, +7, +13 simulator mode

Short 1 TF 1217.7, +1.6 simulator mode

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Long 1 TF 1215.0, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1214.4, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1213.9, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1211.8, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1212.9, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1213.5, 1213.4, +0.8, +1.5

Total TF +4.1

Previous two days in a row losses triggers a Trade Plan rule. Must start out in simulator mode until can achieve 2 of 3, or 3 of 5 profitable trades vs losers. If achieved, can go back to cash. If not, must remain on simulator til end of frame, and start off on simulator again on the following day. This behavior governor becomes a potential stop-loss on a string of losing days, and is a simple way for beginners and those of experience alike to keep from blowing up an account. A whole week of losses means you start the next week on simulator, but must achieve 2 of 3, or 3 of 5 days in profits before returning to cash. Never try to play catch-up to losses. Losses are gone forever. You can't get them back. The only way to overcome losses is to regain consistency. Regain consistency, and eventually your P&L line recovers. Succumb to the pressure of getting even, and you'll only dig yourself deeper into a hole. Sometimes the markets are more difficult than at others. If your methods are not producing consistent profits, establish behavior governors in your Trade Plan that will stop you out before you blow out your account.

Long 1 TF 1214.7, -1.0 simulator mode

Long 2 YM 18330, 18330, +7, +13 simulator mode

Short 1 TF 1217.7, +1.6 simulator mode

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Long 1 TF 1215.0, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1214.4, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1213.9, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1211.8, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1212.9, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1213.5, 1213.4, +0.8, +1.5

Total TF +4.1

Previous two days in a row losses triggers a Trade Plan rule. Must start out in simulator mode until can achieve 2 of 3, or 3 of 5 profitable trades vs losers. If achieved, can go back to cash. If not, must remain on simulator til end of frame, and start off on simulator again on the following day. This behavior governor becomes a potential stop-loss on a string of losing days, and is a simple way for beginners and those of experience alike to keep from blowing up an account. A whole week of losses means you start the next week on simulator, but must achieve 2 of 3, or 3 of 5 days in profits before returning to cash. Never try to play catch-up to losses. Losses are gone forever. You can't get them back. The only way to overcome losses is to regain consistency. Regain consistency, and eventually your P&L line recovers. Succumb to the pressure of getting even, and you'll only dig yourself deeper into a hole. Sometimes the markets are more difficult than at others. If your methods are not producing consistent profits, establish behavior governors in your Trade Plan that will stop you out before you blow out your account.

### Wed Jul 27 Trades & Journal

2016027

Long 1 NQ 4696.25, -3.0

Short 2 TF 1219.9, 1219.9, +0.5, -0.4

Long 3 TF 1216.9, 1217.3, 1216.7, -0.9, -0.0, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1213.5, 1213.3, -0.7, -0.3

Long 1 NQ 4688.5, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1215.0, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1215.5, -0.7

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF -2.6

Wide divergences between the usual leader TF and the other contact sectors usually accompany losing trading days for me. Yesterday, the YM, which is seldom right about the trend, and often makes solo new highs or solo new lows just about the time the rest of the market is finally ready to go the opposite way, was, in fact, the true leader yesterday, crashing early as the heavy bear. Again today with the leadership shifts and TF divergences. When signals make no sense, there's little you can do. Switch to trading another contract, or keep the powder dry for better trading days ahead.

Long 1 NQ 4696.25, -3.0

Short 2 TF 1219.9, 1219.9, +0.5, -0.4

Long 3 TF 1216.9, 1217.3, 1216.7, -0.9, -0.0, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1213.5, 1213.3, -0.7, -0.3

Long 1 NQ 4688.5, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1215.0, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1215.5, -0.7

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF -2.6

Wide divergences between the usual leader TF and the other contact sectors usually accompany losing trading days for me. Yesterday, the YM, which is seldom right about the trend, and often makes solo new highs or solo new lows just about the time the rest of the market is finally ready to go the opposite way, was, in fact, the true leader yesterday, crashing early as the heavy bear. Again today with the leadership shifts and TF divergences. When signals make no sense, there's little you can do. Switch to trading another contract, or keep the powder dry for better trading days ahead.

### Tues Jul 26 Trade Summary

2016026

Short 1 YM 18423, -10

Short 2 YM 18434, 18434, -7, -7

Short 2 TF 1213.0, 1213.0, -1.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1214.4, 1214.4, 1214.4, +1.2, +1.2, +1.5

Long 2 YM 18412, 18411, -1, -2

Long 1 NQ 4672.0, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1213.1, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1205.5, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1208.0, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1208.3, 1208.1, -0.7, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1209.9, 1209.9, -0.6, -0.6

Short 1 TF 1212.2, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1213.1, 1213.1, +0.5, +0.5

Total YM -27

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF -1.0

Short 1 YM 18423, -10

Short 2 YM 18434, 18434, -7, -7

Short 2 TF 1213.0, 1213.0, -1.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1214.4, 1214.4, 1214.4, +1.2, +1.2, +1.5

Long 2 YM 18412, 18411, -1, -2

Long 1 NQ 4672.0, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1213.1, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1205.5, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1208.0, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1208.3, 1208.1, -0.7, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1209.9, 1209.9, -0.6, -0.6

Short 1 TF 1212.2, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1213.1, 1213.1, +0.5, +0.5

Total YM -27

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF -1.0

### Mon Jul 25 Trade Summary

2016025

Short 1 NQ 4655.0, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1209.4, -0.1

Short 1 NQ 4658.5, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1208.5, +1.0

Long 1 ES 2160.5, -1.5

Long 1 NQ 4646.75, +4.0

Short 1 NQ 4653.75, +3.0

Total ES -1.5

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +0.9

Short 1 NQ 4655.0, -2.0

Long 1 TF 1209.4, -0.1

Short 1 NQ 4658.5, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1208.5, +1.0

Long 1 ES 2160.5, -1.5

Long 1 NQ 4646.75, +4.0

Short 1 NQ 4653.75, +3.0

Total ES -1.5

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +0.9

### Fri Jul 22 Trade Summary

2016022

Short 1 TF 1200.2, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4638.5, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1202.5, 1202.6, +1.0, +.07

Long 1 TF 1200.3, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1199.4, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1206.6, -0.5

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +2.9

Short 1 TF 1200.2, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4638.5, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1202.5, 1202.6, +1.0, +.07

Long 1 TF 1200.3, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1199.4, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1206.6, -0.5

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +2.9

### Thur Jul 21 Trade Summary

2016021

Short 1 NQ 4653.75, -0.5

Short 1 YM 18493, -10

Short 2 TF 1210.3, 1210.3, +0.7, +1.8

Short 1 TF 1207.9, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1210.2, -0.3

Long 2 NQ 4650.5, 4649.0, +1.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1211.3, +1.0

Total YM -10

Total NQ +3.5

Total TF +2.9

Short 1 NQ 4653.75, -0.5

Short 1 YM 18493, -10

Short 2 TF 1210.3, 1210.3, +0.7, +1.8

Short 1 TF 1207.9, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1210.2, -0.3

Long 2 NQ 4650.5, 4649.0, +1.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1211.3, +1.0

Total YM -10

Total NQ +3.5

Total TF +2.9

### Wed Jul 20 Trades & Journal

Short 1 NQ 4626.75, -2.5

Short 1 NQ 4628.5, 4628.0, +2.0, -1.25

Short 1 TF 1197.7, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1198.8, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1199.3, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1199.8, 1198.8, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1203.0, 1202.8, +0.7, -0.7

Short 1 NQ 4634.0, -2.0

Short 3 TF 1103.4, 1104.1, 1104.3, -1.4, -0.7, -0.3

Short 2 TF 1207.7, 1207.9, +0.5, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1207.6, +1.4

Total NQ -2.75

Total TF -1.0

The Russell 2000 index usually leads the market. Basing momentum and structure on that futures contract is the best way to create entry models for repetitive use. However, sometimes other index sectors do lead, especially the NQ. ...and when that happens the models based on the TF do not produce the expected results, playing catch-up, as it did today, to the vaulting NQ contract. Recognize the 2nd trend of the day as quickly as possible. Sometimes it appears without creating a WorkDone concept to end the 1st trend. If the strength of the 2nd trend surprises you, then it has probably also caught the majority of other traders by surprise. Look for the Inflection Levels in the 2nd trend that could coincide with clean break-out levels, and place your risks there. Today, I just couldn't get may head around it in time, and thus was left fading a stampeding bull for losses. I knew what was happening, and thus kept stops small, but that didn't put me with the trend, it just prevented me from losing big and satisfied my ego that I was doing the right thing. ...I wasn't doing the right thing, and my Analyst was in control. Let the Trader do his job. He has the Inflection Models all out on paper. It doesn't matter if the Analyst doesn't believe it. He has to be told sometimes to just take his medicine and live in a state he perceives is wrong in order for the account to make profits....

Short 1 NQ 4628.5, 4628.0, +2.0, -1.25

Short 1 TF 1197.7, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1198.8, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1199.3, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1199.8, 1198.8, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1203.0, 1202.8, +0.7, -0.7

Short 1 NQ 4634.0, -2.0

Short 3 TF 1103.4, 1104.1, 1104.3, -1.4, -0.7, -0.3

Short 2 TF 1207.7, 1207.9, +0.5, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1207.6, +1.4

Total NQ -2.75

Total TF -1.0

The Russell 2000 index usually leads the market. Basing momentum and structure on that futures contract is the best way to create entry models for repetitive use. However, sometimes other index sectors do lead, especially the NQ. ...and when that happens the models based on the TF do not produce the expected results, playing catch-up, as it did today, to the vaulting NQ contract. Recognize the 2nd trend of the day as quickly as possible. Sometimes it appears without creating a WorkDone concept to end the 1st trend. If the strength of the 2nd trend surprises you, then it has probably also caught the majority of other traders by surprise. Look for the Inflection Levels in the 2nd trend that could coincide with clean break-out levels, and place your risks there. Today, I just couldn't get may head around it in time, and thus was left fading a stampeding bull for losses. I knew what was happening, and thus kept stops small, but that didn't put me with the trend, it just prevented me from losing big and satisfied my ego that I was doing the right thing. ...I wasn't doing the right thing, and my Analyst was in control. Let the Trader do his job. He has the Inflection Models all out on paper. It doesn't matter if the Analyst doesn't believe it. He has to be told sometimes to just take his medicine and live in a state he perceives is wrong in order for the account to make profits....

### Tues Jul 19 Trade Summary

2016019

Long 1 NQ 4601.0, -0.0

Long 3 NQ 4591.75, 4591.75, 4591.75, +2.0, +2.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1200.4, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1203.8, -0.0

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +3.0

Long 1 NQ 4601.0, -0.0

Long 3 NQ 4591.75, 4591.75, 4591.75, +2.0, +2.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1200.4, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1203.8, -0.0

Total NQ +6.0

Total TF +3.0

### Mon Jul 18 Trade Summary

2016018

Long 1 TF 1199.3, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1201.4, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1204.4, +0.1

Short 1 TF 1206.4, -0.4

Short 1 YM 18456, -5

short 1 TF 1206.7, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1208.4, +1.0

Total YM -5

Total TF +1.9

Long 1 TF 1199.3, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1201.4, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1204.4, +0.1

Short 1 TF 1206.4, -0.4

Short 1 YM 18456, -5

short 1 TF 1206.7, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1208.4, +1.0

Total YM -5

Total TF +1.9

### Fri Jul 15 Trade Summary

2016015

Long 2 TF 1198.8, 1198.7, +2.0, +0.7

Long 1 NQ 4590.0, -1.0

Short 1 YM 18458, +18

Short 1 NQ 4588.0, -0.0

Short 2 TF 1203.6, 1203.5, +0.5, -0.5

Total YM +18

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +2.7

Long 2 TF 1198.8, 1198.7, +2.0, +0.7

Long 1 NQ 4590.0, -1.0

Short 1 YM 18458, +18

Short 1 NQ 4588.0, -0.0

Short 2 TF 1203.6, 1203.5, +0.5, -0.5

Total YM +18

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +2.7

### Thur Jul 14 Trade Summary

2016014

Long 2 NQ 4585.25, 4585.0, -2.50, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1200.0, 1200.2, +0.7, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1102.8, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1204.2, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1205.0, 1204.9, +1.0, +1.9

Total NQ -0.5

Total TF +4.2

Long 2 NQ 4585.25, 4585.0, -2.50, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1200.0, 1200.2, +0.7, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1102.8, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1204.2, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1205.0, 1204.9, +1.0, +1.9

Total NQ -0.5

Total TF +4.2

### Wed Jul 13 Trade Summary

2016013

Short 1 TF 1207.5, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1201.7, 1201.3, +1.0, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1105.8, -1.5

Short 2 NQ 4580.0, 4579.5, +5.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1203.5, +2.0

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +1.7

Short 1 TF 1207.5, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1201.7, 1201.3, +1.0, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1105.8, -1.5

Short 2 NQ 4580.0, 4579.5, +5.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1203.5, +2.0

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +1.7

### Tues Jul 12 Trades & Journal

2016012

Short 4 TF 1198.2, 1198.1, 1198.2, 1198.9, +0.5, -1.4, +0.5, -0.5

Short 1 YM 18233, -1

Short 2 TF 1200.5, 1201.1, +1.2, +1.0

Short 2 TF 1201.1, 1201.0, +0.5, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1102.5, 1102.8, -0.4, -0.7

Short 3 TF 1203.1, 1203.5, 1203.5, +0.1, -0.3, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1205.9, +3.0

Total YM -1

Total TF +2.5

Sometimes the turns must be stalked very carefully. Could not find the 1st frame high signals, and then because I was convinced the 2nd trend would stick, ignored the TF buy signal at the LOD. ...did the market laugh at me... but because I had not dug self into a deficit hole on the day, and was mostly quiet as I watched the TF late 2015 highs approaching, the confluence of TTI momentum, Serial Sequent structure, and price level all met with enough confluence to provide at least one decent winning trade. On many other days, my trading against such extreme grinds has been too often marked by lack of patience and disbelief that such grinding climbs could continue. Step aside when the signals are fuzzy. It's ok to miss trades. Your risk allowance should not be squandered simply because you fear missing a trade.

Short 4 TF 1198.2, 1198.1, 1198.2, 1198.9, +0.5, -1.4, +0.5, -0.5

Short 1 YM 18233, -1

Short 2 TF 1200.5, 1201.1, +1.2, +1.0

Short 2 TF 1201.1, 1201.0, +0.5, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1102.5, 1102.8, -0.4, -0.7

Short 3 TF 1203.1, 1203.5, 1203.5, +0.1, -0.3, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1205.9, +3.0

Total YM -1

Total TF +2.5

Sometimes the turns must be stalked very carefully. Could not find the 1st frame high signals, and then because I was convinced the 2nd trend would stick, ignored the TF buy signal at the LOD. ...did the market laugh at me... but because I had not dug self into a deficit hole on the day, and was mostly quiet as I watched the TF late 2015 highs approaching, the confluence of TTI momentum, Serial Sequent structure, and price level all met with enough confluence to provide at least one decent winning trade. On many other days, my trading against such extreme grinds has been too often marked by lack of patience and disbelief that such grinding climbs could continue. Step aside when the signals are fuzzy. It's ok to miss trades. Your risk allowance should not be squandered simply because you fear missing a trade.

### Mon Jun 11 Trade Summary

2016011

Long 2 TF 1180.7, 1180.5, +1.2, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1181.8, -0.1

Short 1 TF 1181.8, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1183.4, +2.4

Total TF +5.7

Long 2 TF 1180.7, 1180.5, +1.2, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1181.8, -0.1

Short 1 TF 1181.8, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1183.4, +2.4

Total TF +5.7

### Fri Jul 8 Trades & Journal

20160708

Short 1 TF 1160.1, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1161.1, 1161.3, -1.4, +1.0

Short 2 NQ 4491.24, 4491.25, -3.0, -3.0

Short 1 TF 1162.2, 1162.4, -1.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1163.1, 1163.5, 1163.3, -.0.6, -0.4, +1.6

Short 2 TF 1163.8, 1163.8, -0.3, -0.3

Short 3 TF 1163.6, 1163.4, 1163.3, -0.0, -0.2, -0.3

Short 2 NQ 4497.75, 1197.0, +5.0, -1.0

Short 3 TF 1166.6, 1166.6, 1166.6, +1.0, -1.0, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1168.1, 1168.1, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1169.2, 1169.2, -0.0, -0.0

Short 3 TF 1169.6, 1169.2, 1169.6, -0.4, +0.5, +0.5

Short 2 TF 1170.7, 1170.7, -0.5, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1170.6, -0.4

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF -8.7

Most difficult days to trade are the grinding bulls. Action defies clean breakout levels, and pullbacks are shallow without providing entry signals. Sometimes just quitting before you dig too deep a hole is best strategy of all.

Short 1 TF 1160.1, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1161.1, 1161.3, -1.4, +1.0

Short 2 NQ 4491.24, 4491.25, -3.0, -3.0

Short 1 TF 1162.2, 1162.4, -1.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1163.1, 1163.5, 1163.3, -.0.6, -0.4, +1.6

Short 2 TF 1163.8, 1163.8, -0.3, -0.3

Short 3 TF 1163.6, 1163.4, 1163.3, -0.0, -0.2, -0.3

Short 2 NQ 4497.75, 1197.0, +5.0, -1.0

Short 3 TF 1166.6, 1166.6, 1166.6, +1.0, -1.0, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1168.1, 1168.1, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1169.2, 1169.2, -0.0, -0.0

Short 3 TF 1169.6, 1169.2, 1169.6, -0.4, +0.5, +0.5

Short 2 TF 1170.7, 1170.7, -0.5, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1170.6, -0.4

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF -8.7

Most difficult days to trade are the grinding bulls. Action defies clean breakout levels, and pullbacks are shallow without providing entry signals. Sometimes just quitting before you dig too deep a hole is best strategy of all.

### Thurs Jul 7 Trades & Journal

20160707

Short 2 NQ 4452.75, 4453.0, -0.0, -0.0

Short 2 TF 1153.8, 1153.7, +1.3, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1151.9, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1148.0, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1147.6, 1147.7, -0.8, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1149.4, -0.4

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF +3.3

The ideal entry model consists of the confluence of Structure, Price and Momentum...and occasionally a static time cycle. Structure is contained by the rules of Serial Sequent, and includes concurrence between the four futures contracts we trade. But sometimes, Structure and Momentum targets are fulfilled without the price level of the Pivot Exhaustion Grid being reached. Today, this happened twice and left me on the sidelines for two clean and significant moves among what otherwise were a lot of choppy other opportunities. Resolution: adjust for an incomplete model by size of entry. Such entries would have at least deserved a 1-lot play, and could easily been entered near their turns by use of a stop order type entry. Compromise. The ideal entry opportunities simply do not always show.

Short 2 NQ 4452.75, 4453.0, -0.0, -0.0

Short 2 TF 1153.8, 1153.7, +1.3, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1151.9, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1148.0, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1147.6, 1147.7, -0.8, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1149.4, -0.4

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF +3.3

The ideal entry model consists of the confluence of Structure, Price and Momentum...and occasionally a static time cycle. Structure is contained by the rules of Serial Sequent, and includes concurrence between the four futures contracts we trade. But sometimes, Structure and Momentum targets are fulfilled without the price level of the Pivot Exhaustion Grid being reached. Today, this happened twice and left me on the sidelines for two clean and significant moves among what otherwise were a lot of choppy other opportunities. Resolution: adjust for an incomplete model by size of entry. Such entries would have at least deserved a 1-lot play, and could easily been entered near their turns by use of a stop order type entry. Compromise. The ideal entry opportunities simply do not always show.

### Wed Jul 6 Trade Summary

20160706

Long 2 TF 1127.9, 1128.2, +2.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1133.7, +1.0

Total TF +5.0

Long 2 TF 1127.9, 1128.2, +2.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1133.7, +1.0

Total TF +5.0

### Tues Jul 5 Trade Summary

0160705

Long 2 YM 17739, 17738, +10, +10

Long 2 TF 1137.5, 1137.5, +1.0, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1135.9, +1.9

Short 1 NQ 4403.0, +5.0

Total YM +20

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +2.8

Long 2 YM 17739, 17738, +10, +10

Long 2 TF 1137.5, 1137.5, +1.0, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1135.9, +1.9

Short 1 NQ 4403.0, +5.0

Total YM +20

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +2.8

### Thurs Jun 30 Trade Summary

20160630

Long 1 TF 1127.0, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1125.7, 1125.9, -0.2, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4350.0, -2.0

Long 2 NQ 4350.5, 4350.5, +5.0 +7.0

Long 2 TF 1126.6, 1125.6, -0.0, +2.1

Short 1 TF 1131.2, -.0.1

Short 1 TF 1134.7, -0.3

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +2.5

Long 1 TF 1127.0, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1125.7, 1125.9, -0.2, +1.0

Long 1 NQ 4350.0, -2.0

Long 2 NQ 4350.5, 4350.5, +5.0 +7.0

Long 2 TF 1126.6, 1125.6, -0.0, +2.1

Short 1 TF 1131.2, -.0.1

Short 1 TF 1134.7, -0.3

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +2.5

### Wed Jun 29 Trade Summary

20160629

Long 2 TF 1114.2, 1142.4, +2.0, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1116.0, -0.7

Short 1 YM 17459, +20

Short 2 TF 1117.9, 1118.5, +0.5, -0.6

Short 1 NQ 4332.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1117.5, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1118.9, -0.3

Short 1 NQ 4333.5, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1118.7, +0.8

Short 1 NQ 4336.25, +10.0

Short 1 TF 1121.3, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1121.4, -0.2

Short 1 NQ 4341.5, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1124.5, 1124.6, -0.0, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1125.7, +1.2

Total YM +20

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF +4.1

Long 2 TF 1114.2, 1142.4, +2.0, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1116.0, -0.7

Short 1 YM 17459, +20

Short 2 TF 1117.9, 1118.5, +0.5, -0.6

Short 1 NQ 4332.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1117.5, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1118.9, -0.3

Short 1 NQ 4333.5, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1118.7, +0.8

Short 1 NQ 4336.25, +10.0

Short 1 TF 1121.3, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1121.4, -0.2

Short 1 NQ 4341.5, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1124.5, 1124.6, -0.0, +0.7

Short 1 TF 1125.7, +1.2

Total YM +20

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF +4.1

### Tues Jun 23 Trade Summary

20160628

Short 1 TF 1099.8, +2.1

Short 1 TF 1100.2, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1101.2, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1103.8, 1104.4, 1104.8, -1.4, -0.1, -0.0

Long 3 NQ 4255.0, 4255.75, 4255.0, +3.0, -1.0, +3.0

Long 2 TF 1100.5, 1100.8, +0.7, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1100.1, -0.4

Long 2 NQ 4251.25, 4250.5, +3.0, +2.0

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +0.2

Short 1 TF 1099.8, +2.1

Short 1 TF 1100.2, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1101.2, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1103.8, 1104.4, 1104.8, -1.4, -0.1, -0.0

Long 3 NQ 4255.0, 4255.75, 4255.0, +3.0, -1.0, +3.0

Long 2 TF 1100.5, 1100.8, +0.7, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1100.1, -0.4

Long 2 NQ 4251.25, 4250.5, +3.0, +2.0

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +0.2

### Mon Jun 27 Trade Summary

20160627

Long 1 YM 17084, -7

Long 2 TF 1102.7, 1102.7, +1.2, +3.0

Long 1 TF 1090.5, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1089.9, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1189.8, +2.0

Total YM -7

Total TF +5.6

Long 1 YM 17084, -7

Long 2 TF 1102.7, 1102.7, +1.2, +3.0

Long 1 TF 1090.5, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1089.9, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1189.8, +2.0

Total YM -7

Total TF +5.6

### Fri Jun 24 Trades & Journal

20160624

SIM mode calls in the room today only:

Short 2 TF 1126.0, 1127.6, -2.2, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1127.2, 1127.2, +2.0, +2.0

Short 2 TF 1130.4, 1130.2, -1.0, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1133.4, 1133.4, 1133.2, +1.0, -2.0, -2.0

Short 4 TF 1135.0, 1135.0, 1134.9, 1135.7, +0.7, -2.0, -2.0, -2.0

Short 3 TF 1138.1, 1138.1, 1138.1, +2.0, +3.0, +3.0

Long 3 TF 1130.9, 1130.9, 1130.2, +1.0, +1.0, +3.0

Total TF Simulator Mode +2.5

The TF was down a full 100pts from the ETH high to ETH low at the Open. And the bid/ask was so thin, price would jump 3-5 ticks per trade. The market moved 10 pts in the first 3 minutes, equal to a normal gap opening on most days... So going Simulator Mode was really the only choice. Despite the volatility, had to see if the rules of Serial Sequent, TTI momentum, and Pivot/Exhaustion Level price calculations would still apply under such conditions. ...and they did. However, I would not have been able to withstand getting stp'd out so quickly at times, even with default stp-loss OCO's set to -2 pts, instead of the usual -1.4. The early going was practically just 'breathing' in 2 pt increments. I also noticed the same weaknesses to my trading as on more normal days, where action is usually less volatile than desired instead of too volatile to handle, like today. I failed to establish runners, and even those I did establish, failed to held to their more full excursions. I passed on Inflection breakout trades, and thus missed a good deal of the initial impulse swing, and for the same mental misperception I suffer from on normal days: that is, I perceive price has already gone too far when Inflection level signals present themselves, and can't concede that price could actually go further ....and so much further did the 1st Pump Inflection Breakout Level go today.... But even all this is an important lesson...that these Entry Models are truly valid, and tested in all market conditions, and should inspire more faith at their appearance on less volatile, more normal days.... when I'm again playing with real money.... and a good weekend to all...

SIM mode calls in the room today only:

Short 2 TF 1126.0, 1127.6, -2.2, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1127.2, 1127.2, +2.0, +2.0

Short 2 TF 1130.4, 1130.2, -1.0, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1133.4, 1133.4, 1133.2, +1.0, -2.0, -2.0

Short 4 TF 1135.0, 1135.0, 1134.9, 1135.7, +0.7, -2.0, -2.0, -2.0

Short 3 TF 1138.1, 1138.1, 1138.1, +2.0, +3.0, +3.0

Long 3 TF 1130.9, 1130.9, 1130.2, +1.0, +1.0, +3.0

Total TF Simulator Mode +2.5

The TF was down a full 100pts from the ETH high to ETH low at the Open. And the bid/ask was so thin, price would jump 3-5 ticks per trade. The market moved 10 pts in the first 3 minutes, equal to a normal gap opening on most days... So going Simulator Mode was really the only choice. Despite the volatility, had to see if the rules of Serial Sequent, TTI momentum, and Pivot/Exhaustion Level price calculations would still apply under such conditions. ...and they did. However, I would not have been able to withstand getting stp'd out so quickly at times, even with default stp-loss OCO's set to -2 pts, instead of the usual -1.4. The early going was practically just 'breathing' in 2 pt increments. I also noticed the same weaknesses to my trading as on more normal days, where action is usually less volatile than desired instead of too volatile to handle, like today. I failed to establish runners, and even those I did establish, failed to held to their more full excursions. I passed on Inflection breakout trades, and thus missed a good deal of the initial impulse swing, and for the same mental misperception I suffer from on normal days: that is, I perceive price has already gone too far when Inflection level signals present themselves, and can't concede that price could actually go further ....and so much further did the 1st Pump Inflection Breakout Level go today.... But even all this is an important lesson...that these Entry Models are truly valid, and tested in all market conditions, and should inspire more faith at their appearance on less volatile, more normal days.... when I'm again playing with real money.... and a good weekend to all...

### Thurs Jun 23 Trade Summary

20160623

Short 2 YM 17819, 17822, -7, -7

Short 2 YM 17838, 17838, +7, +21

Short 1 TF 1157.2, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1158.5, +1.2

Short 1 NQ 4436.25, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1160.9, -0.7

Short 2 NQ 4440.75, 4440.75, +2.0, -2.0

Short 3 TF 1162.8, 1162.8, 1163.3, -0.0, -1.4, -0.6

Short 2 TF 1162.2, 1162.2, -0.5, -0.5

Total YM +14

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF -2.5

Short 2 YM 17819, 17822, -7, -7

Short 2 YM 17838, 17838, +7, +21

Short 1 TF 1157.2, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1158.5, +1.2

Short 1 NQ 4436.25, -1.0

Short 1 TF 1160.9, -0.7

Short 2 NQ 4440.75, 4440.75, +2.0, -2.0

Short 3 TF 1162.8, 1162.8, 1163.3, -0.0, -1.4, -0.6

Short 2 TF 1162.2, 1162.2, -0.5, -0.5

Total YM +14

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF -2.5

### Wed Jun 22 Trade Summary

20160622

Short 1 NQ 4407.5, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1149.7, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1152.8, +1.5

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +3.5

Short 1 NQ 4407.5, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1149.7, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1152.8, +1.5

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +3.5

### Tues Jun 21 Trade Summary

20160621

Short 1 NQ 4407.5, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1148.5, 1148.0, -0.0, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4409.75, +5.0

Short 1 NQ 4410.25, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1146.0, +2.0

Total NQ +8.0

Total TF +3.0

Short 1 NQ 4407.5, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1148.5, 1148.0, -0.0, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4409.75, +5.0

Short 1 NQ 4410.25, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1146.0, +2.0

Total NQ +8.0

Total TF +3.0

### Mon Jun 20 Trade Summary

20160620

Short 2 TF 1156.8, 1157.2, +1.2, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4432.75, -3.0

Short 1 NQ 4434.75, +3.0

Long 1 NQ 4429.0, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1161.3, -0.5

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +1.7

Short 2 TF 1156.8, 1157.2, +1.2, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4432.75, -3.0

Short 1 NQ 4434.75, +3.0

Long 1 NQ 4429.0, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1161.3, -0.5

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +1.7

### Fri Jun 17 Trades and Journal

20160617

Short 1 TF 1141.5, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1142.2, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1145.4, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1143.5, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1141.4, +1.2

Total TF +4.2

A Trade Plan is a rehearsal to carry out what should be done without having had the time to think about it. For instance, what if your entry model is an exhaustion move, but with an unexpected burst of volatility, blowing through one level of support while maintaining the fractal structure, and still arriving within a minute of the static time cycle that was designated by the entry model? What do you do? You re-enter with an additional contract more than the amount you got stopped out with. If the model was valid at one price level, it should be even better at a more extreme one. Some would call this the martingale betting scheme. But in trading, it actually works better than with cards, if the entry model remains precise while price simply moving to a more extreme stretch. However, such moves come with a great deal of emotion. If you haven't sufficiently rehearsed your intentions to perform this feat, it's quite unlikely you'll NOT have the nerve to execute. Today, at precisely such an opportunity post stop-out, I balked. I took the re-entry alright, but hesitated at the needed 2nd contract unit, and thus only regained what was lost on the too-early entry stop-out. The signal developed into a huge opportunity, as such exhaustion moves often do, and would easily have doubled the outcome of my trading day. But I was stuck sitting on the sidelines for the rest of the move after exiting with only enough to insure loss recovery. Have a Trade Plan. Be rehearsed in all its subtleties. Execute.

Short 1 TF 1141.5, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1142.2, +1.5

Short 1 TF 1145.4, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1143.5, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1141.4, +1.2

Total TF +4.2

A Trade Plan is a rehearsal to carry out what should be done without having had the time to think about it. For instance, what if your entry model is an exhaustion move, but with an unexpected burst of volatility, blowing through one level of support while maintaining the fractal structure, and still arriving within a minute of the static time cycle that was designated by the entry model? What do you do? You re-enter with an additional contract more than the amount you got stopped out with. If the model was valid at one price level, it should be even better at a more extreme one. Some would call this the martingale betting scheme. But in trading, it actually works better than with cards, if the entry model remains precise while price simply moving to a more extreme stretch. However, such moves come with a great deal of emotion. If you haven't sufficiently rehearsed your intentions to perform this feat, it's quite unlikely you'll NOT have the nerve to execute. Today, at precisely such an opportunity post stop-out, I balked. I took the re-entry alright, but hesitated at the needed 2nd contract unit, and thus only regained what was lost on the too-early entry stop-out. The signal developed into a huge opportunity, as such exhaustion moves often do, and would easily have doubled the outcome of my trading day. But I was stuck sitting on the sidelines for the rest of the move after exiting with only enough to insure loss recovery. Have a Trade Plan. Be rehearsed in all its subtleties. Execute.

### Thur Jun 16 Trades & Journal

20160616

Short 1 NQ 4380.0, +6.0

Long 2 TF 1132.3, 1132.2, +1.0, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1130.4, -0.2

Long 1 NQ 4362.5, -1.5

Long 1 NQ 4353.5, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1131.0, +0.1

Short 1 YM 17442, -0

Short 1 TF 1137.1, 1137.5, +1.5, +2.7

Total YM -0

Total NQ +9.5

Total TF +5.8

One day tends to 'train' you for the next. If the action on the earlier day was choppy with truncated swings, you find yourself exiting positions taken on the next day as if expecting the same.... only to witness the Rule of Alternation in full force, cringing to see yourself exit before the excursions fully develop. Cursing yourself for leaving such big swings on the table, you begin the day after that with fresh reprimand in mind, and find yourself holding positions you could have at least gotten some profit with far too long amidst the return to truncated swings and choppy action. This is how the market works. "Unless you expect the unexpected, you can never find truth. So hard it is to find and grasp." --Heraclitus

Short 1 NQ 4380.0, +6.0

Long 2 TF 1132.3, 1132.2, +1.0, +0.7

Long 1 TF 1130.4, -0.2

Long 1 NQ 4362.5, -1.5

Long 1 NQ 4353.5, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1131.0, +0.1

Short 1 YM 17442, -0

Short 1 TF 1137.1, 1137.5, +1.5, +2.7

Total YM -0

Total NQ +9.5

Total TF +5.8

One day tends to 'train' you for the next. If the action on the earlier day was choppy with truncated swings, you find yourself exiting positions taken on the next day as if expecting the same.... only to witness the Rule of Alternation in full force, cringing to see yourself exit before the excursions fully develop. Cursing yourself for leaving such big swings on the table, you begin the day after that with fresh reprimand in mind, and find yourself holding positions you could have at least gotten some profit with far too long amidst the return to truncated swings and choppy action. This is how the market works. "Unless you expect the unexpected, you can never find truth. So hard it is to find and grasp." --Heraclitus

### Wed Jun 15 Trade Summary

20160615

Short 1 NQ 4427.25, -2.0

Short 2 NQ 4429.75, 4429.75, +3.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1146.5, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1147.4, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1148.7, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4425.25, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1150.4, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1150.6, +0.7

Short 1 NQ 4429.0, +4.5

Total NQ +8.7

Total TF +2.1

Short 1 NQ 4427.25, -2.0

Short 2 NQ 4429.75, 4429.75, +3.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1146.5, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1147.4, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1148.7, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4425.25, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1150.4, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1150.6, +0.7

Short 1 NQ 4429.0, +4.5

Total NQ +8.7

Total TF +2.1

### Tues Jun 14 Trade Summary

20160614

Short 1 YM 17613, -5

Short 1 TF 1148.3, +1.0

Short 2 NQ 4431.25, 4429.75, +2.0, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1144.5, -0.3

Long 2 TF 1143.6, 1143.5, -0.7, -0.5

Long 3 TF 1142.4, 1142.4, 1141.9, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4

Long 1 ES 2059.25, -1.75

Long 2 TF 1138.2, 1138.2, -1.0, -1.0

Long 2 TF 1136.8, 1136.8, +2.0, +2.0

Total ES -1.75,

Total YM -5

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF -2.7

Short 1 YM 17613, -5

Short 1 TF 1148.3, +1.0

Short 2 NQ 4431.25, 4429.75, +2.0, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1144.5, -0.3

Long 2 TF 1143.6, 1143.5, -0.7, -0.5

Long 3 TF 1142.4, 1142.4, 1141.9, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4

Long 1 ES 2059.25, -1.75

Long 2 TF 1138.2, 1138.2, -1.0, -1.0

Long 2 TF 1136.8, 1136.8, +2.0, +2.0

Total ES -1.75,

Total YM -5

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF -2.7

### Mon Jun 13 Trades & Journal

20160613

Short 2 TF 1158.0, 1158.1, -1.2, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4445.0, -3.0

Short 1 NQ 4457.5, +3.0

Short 2 TF 1159.5, 1159.3, +1.0, +1.6

Short 2 TF 1160.2, 1159.5, -0.2, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1157.8, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1154.6, 1154.6, +1.2, -1.4, -1.4

Long 4 TF 1154.3, 1154.3, 1153.2, 1152.3, -2.0, -2.0, -1.7, -0.8

Long 4 TF 1151.3, 1151.3, 1151.4, 1151.5, +1.0, +1.0, -0.0, -0.0

Long 3 TF 1150.8, 1150.9, +1.0, +1.0, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1150.4, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1150.5, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1149.7, 1149.8, -0.4, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1149.4, 1149.4, +2.0, +2.0

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF -0.8

Digging yourself out of a deficit on the day can be a very expensive undertaking. When fading price extremes, be sure the entry model as reformed before jumping back in. Just because you think price if supposed to pop away from set of support and structure signals doesn't mean it will. And remember that the first trend direction of the day tends to look the most real, but seldom is, and that the 2nd trend direction of the day tends to look like just a pullback but is almost always the true trend. Stay focused. Keep your trading rules in front of you. Trade the Plan, not your opinions as to the meaning of apparent 'market action'.

Short 2 TF 1158.0, 1158.1, -1.2, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4445.0, -3.0

Short 1 NQ 4457.5, +3.0

Short 2 TF 1159.5, 1159.3, +1.0, +1.6

Short 2 TF 1160.2, 1159.5, -0.2, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1157.8, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1154.6, 1154.6, +1.2, -1.4, -1.4

Long 4 TF 1154.3, 1154.3, 1153.2, 1152.3, -2.0, -2.0, -1.7, -0.8

Long 4 TF 1151.3, 1151.3, 1151.4, 1151.5, +1.0, +1.0, -0.0, -0.0

Long 3 TF 1150.8, 1150.9, +1.0, +1.0, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1150.4, -0.2

Long 1 TF 1150.5, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1149.7, 1149.8, -0.4, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1149.4, 1149.4, +2.0, +2.0

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF -0.8

Digging yourself out of a deficit on the day can be a very expensive undertaking. When fading price extremes, be sure the entry model as reformed before jumping back in. Just because you think price if supposed to pop away from set of support and structure signals doesn't mean it will. And remember that the first trend direction of the day tends to look the most real, but seldom is, and that the 2nd trend direction of the day tends to look like just a pullback but is almost always the true trend. Stay focused. Keep your trading rules in front of you. Trade the Plan, not your opinions as to the meaning of apparent 'market action'.

### Fri Jun10 Trade Summary

Trade Summary

20160610

Short 2 TF 1161.0, 1161.4, +1.0, +1.4

Short 2 NQ 4467.75, 4466.75, -2.0, +2.0

Short 2 YM 17819, 17818, +7, +15

Total YM +22

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF +2.4

20160610

Short 2 TF 1161.0, 1161.4, +1.0, +1.4

Short 2 NQ 4467.75, 4466.75, -2.0, +2.0

Short 2 YM 17819, 17818, +7, +15

Total YM +22

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF +2.4

### Thurs Jun 9 Trade Summary

20160609

Short 2 TF 1181.7, 1181.0, +2.0, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1181.8, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1179.8, +1.0

Total TF +5.1

Short 2 TF 1181.7, 1181.0, +2.0, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1181.8, +1.1

Short 1 TF 1179.8, +1.0

Total TF +5.1

### Wed Jun 8 Trade Summary

20160608

Short 1 NQ 4521.25, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1182.0, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1181.8, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1182.9, 1182.7, -0.5, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1182.9, 1182.7, 1.4, +0.2,

Long 1 TF 1180.8, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4514.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1182.9, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1181.8, 1181.7, -0.5, +0.5

Total NQ +2.0

Total TF +1.1

Short 1 NQ 4521.25, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1182.0, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1181.8, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1182.9, 1182.7, -0.5, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1182.9, 1182.7, 1.4, +0.2,

Long 1 TF 1180.8, +2.0

Short 1 NQ 4514.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1182.9, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1181.8, 1181.7, -0.5, +0.5

Total NQ +2.0

Total TF +1.1

### Tues Jun 7 Trade Summary

20160607

Long 1 TF 1176.8, -0.5

Short 1 NQ 4526.75, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1176.3, +2.5

Long 1 TF 1173.5, +1.4

Short 1 TF 1176.6, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1177.7, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1178.9, +1.5

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF +4.2

Long 1 TF 1176.8, -0.5

Short 1 NQ 4526.75, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1176.3, +2.5

Long 1 TF 1173.5, +1.4

Short 1 TF 1176.6, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1177.7, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1178.9, +1.5

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF +4.2

### Mon Jun 6 Trades and Journal

20160606

Long 2 TF 1163.9, 1164.0, +1.0, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1166.3, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1168.5, 1168.6, -1.0, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1169.7, 1169.6. -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1171.6, 1171.7, +0.8, +1.6

PM trades:

Short 2 TF 1175.8, 1175.7, +0.5, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1176.4, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1177.2, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1177.7, -0.0

Total TF -0.1

So much of our success depends on our exits...on how much of the excursions we capture. And so much of our hold time can be tied to our interpretation of the action during that hold. If action seems tentative and stutter-step, the more likely we are to be happy with any decent profit before prices fall back into our entry zone. But Nature just loves to hide. ...and what can seem like tentative action can develop far beyond our expectations just after it shakes out all the lose position holders. When a valid signal has triggered you into the market, reconsider what you interpret as tentative action as an underlying trend in disguise. What it looks like at first, it isn't. What you fear it will fail to achieve, it will surpass. What you see in its early stages that lends it such doubt is just as easily seen by others....and others will be taking identical action. ...but 'everybody' is always wrong. Have the courage of your positioning convictions. There's no shame in taking a stop-out in the name of giving the entry model a fair chance. It's the Entry Model that deserves the true weight of the trend's potential merits...not the ensuing price action that is so deceptive to the market's true destiny.

Long 2 TF 1163.9, 1164.0, +1.0, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1166.3, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1168.5, 1168.6, -1.0, -1.0

Short 2 TF 1169.7, 1169.6. -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1171.6, 1171.7, +0.8, +1.6

PM trades:

Short 2 TF 1175.8, 1175.7, +0.5, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1176.4, -0.7

Short 1 TF 1177.2, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1177.7, -0.0

Total TF -0.1

So much of our success depends on our exits...on how much of the excursions we capture. And so much of our hold time can be tied to our interpretation of the action during that hold. If action seems tentative and stutter-step, the more likely we are to be happy with any decent profit before prices fall back into our entry zone. But Nature just loves to hide. ...and what can seem like tentative action can develop far beyond our expectations just after it shakes out all the lose position holders. When a valid signal has triggered you into the market, reconsider what you interpret as tentative action as an underlying trend in disguise. What it looks like at first, it isn't. What you fear it will fail to achieve, it will surpass. What you see in its early stages that lends it such doubt is just as easily seen by others....and others will be taking identical action. ...but 'everybody' is always wrong. Have the courage of your positioning convictions. There's no shame in taking a stop-out in the name of giving the entry model a fair chance. It's the Entry Model that deserves the true weight of the trend's potential merits...not the ensuing price action that is so deceptive to the market's true destiny.

### Fri Jun 3 Trade Summary

20160603

Long 2 TF 1161.9, 1161.9, -0.1, -0.1

Long 3 TF 1161.1, 1161.6, 1160.5, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4

Long 4 TF 1159.0, 1158.7, 1158.6, 1158.5, -1.4, -1.4, -0.7, -0.8

Long 2 TF 1157.3, 1157.3, -0.7, -0.7

Short 3 TF 1159.3, 1159.3, 1159.5, +1.1, +1.1, +1.2

Total TF -6.7

Long 2 TF 1161.9, 1161.9, -0.1, -0.1

Long 3 TF 1161.1, 1161.6, 1160.5, -1.4, -1.4, -1.4

Long 4 TF 1159.0, 1158.7, 1158.6, 1158.5, -1.4, -1.4, -0.7, -0.8

Long 2 TF 1157.3, 1157.3, -0.7, -0.7

Short 3 TF 1159.3, 1159.3, 1159.5, +1.1, +1.1, +1.2

Total TF -6.7

### Thurs Jun 2 Trade Summary

20160602

Long 2 NQ 4506.5, 4506.5, +2.0, +4.0

Long 1 TF 1159.0, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1157.3, 1157.3, +1.0, +1.4

Short 1 TF 1159.0, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4500.0, -2.0

Short 2 NQ 4503.00, 4503.00, +2.0, -2.5

Short 2 YM 17734, 17734, +10, +13

Short 1 NQ 4508.0, -0.75

Short 1 NQ 4507.5, -1.5

Short 2 NQ 4511.5, 4511.5, +2.0, +3.0

Short 2 NQ 4516.75, 4516.5, +2.0, +3.0

Total YM +23

Total NQ +11.25

Total TF +1.0

Long 2 NQ 4506.5, 4506.5, +2.0, +4.0

Long 1 TF 1159.0, -1.4

Long 2 TF 1157.3, 1157.3, +1.0, +1.4

Short 1 TF 1159.0, -0.0

Short 1 NQ 4500.0, -2.0

Short 2 NQ 4503.00, 4503.00, +2.0, -2.5

Short 2 YM 17734, 17734, +10, +13

Short 1 NQ 4508.0, -0.75

Short 1 NQ 4507.5, -1.5

Short 2 NQ 4511.5, 4511.5, +2.0, +3.0

Short 2 NQ 4516.75, 4516.5, +2.0, +3.0

Total YM +23

Total NQ +11.25

Total TF +1.0

### Wed Jun 1 Trade Summary

20160601

Long 1 NQ 4504.5, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1149.2, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1149.6, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1148.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1152.5, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1149.1, +1.2

Total NQ +3.0

Total TF +6.0

Long 1 NQ 4504.5, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1149.2, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1149.6, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1148.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1152.5, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1149.1, +1.2

Total NQ +3.0

Total TF +6.0

### Tues May 31 Trade Summary

20160531

Long 1 TF 1152.1, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1152.0, -0.6

Short 1 TF 1152.6, +0.4

Long 2 TF 1151.6, 1151.8, -0.3, -0.5

Long 2 YM 17852, 17850, -6, -7

Short 1 TF 1155.00, +1.1

Total YM -13

Total TF -0.4

Long 1 TF 1152.1, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1152.0, -0.6

Short 1 TF 1152.6, +0.4

Long 2 TF 1151.6, 1151.8, -0.3, -0.5

Long 2 YM 17852, 17850, -6, -7

Short 1 TF 1155.00, +1.1

Total YM -13

Total TF -0.4

### Fri May 27 Trades & Journal

20160527

Short 1 TF 1141.9, -1.0

Short 1 NQ 4498.25, -3.0

Short 2 NQ 4503.0, 4503.0, +3.0, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1144.2, 1144.7, -0.9, +0.7

Short 1 NQ 4408.75, +12.0

Short 3 TF 1145.7, 1146.1, 1146.5, 1146.4, -1.4, +1.0, +1.2, +1.7

Total NQ +9.5

Total TF +1.3

...time to take just a moment at this Memorial Day weekend to remember all those who have gone before us, especially our veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on the altar of freedom. I salute them all... Freedom First !! There is no peace without freedom. And there is more peace in the midst of all hell's gunfire fought for it than in all the deadly silence of sustained truce while under the oppression of tyranny. Let's us never forget the cost of freedom...and moreover, especially in current times, let us never be apologetic for having stood and fought for freedom, that those who make apologies for freedom's principles only do so in the warm place of security paid for by the precious blood spilled by our loved ones they deem to make apology for. Shameful. So for those who remain true, I salute all. Semper Fi.

Short 1 TF 1141.9, -1.0

Short 1 NQ 4498.25, -3.0

Short 2 NQ 4503.0, 4503.0, +3.0, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1144.2, 1144.7, -0.9, +0.7

Short 1 NQ 4408.75, +12.0

Short 3 TF 1145.7, 1146.1, 1146.5, 1146.4, -1.4, +1.0, +1.2, +1.7

Total NQ +9.5

Total TF +1.3

...time to take just a moment at this Memorial Day weekend to remember all those who have gone before us, especially our veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on the altar of freedom. I salute them all... Freedom First !! There is no peace without freedom. And there is more peace in the midst of all hell's gunfire fought for it than in all the deadly silence of sustained truce while under the oppression of tyranny. Let's us never forget the cost of freedom...and moreover, especially in current times, let us never be apologetic for having stood and fought for freedom, that those who make apologies for freedom's principles only do so in the warm place of security paid for by the precious blood spilled by our loved ones they deem to make apology for. Shameful. So for those who remain true, I salute all. Semper Fi.

### Thurs May 26 Trade Summary

20160526

Short 2 TF 1143.3, 1143.3, +1.3, +3.0

Long 2 TF 1139.0, 1139.3, +0.9, -0.5

Short 1 NQ 4482.0, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1141.0, -0.0

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF +4.8

Short 2 TF 1143.3, 1143.3, +1.3, +3.0

Long 2 TF 1139.0, 1139.3, +0.9, -0.5

Short 1 NQ 4482.0, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1141.0, -0.0

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF +4.8

### Wed May 25 Trade Summary

20160525

Long 1 NQ 4453.0, +6.0

Short 1 NQ 4465.25, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1137.2, -1.4

Short 2 NQ 4472.0, 4472.0, +2.0, -2.0

Short 3 TF 1138.9, 1138.7, 1138.6, -1.4, -1.5, -1.6

Short 3 TF 1141.2, 1141.0, 1141.1, +1.5, +1.5, +0.7

Long 2 TF 1138.0, 1137.5, +0.2, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1137.1, +1.3

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF -1.2

Long 1 NQ 4453.0, +6.0

Short 1 NQ 4465.25, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1137.2, -1.4

Short 2 NQ 4472.0, 4472.0, +2.0, -2.0

Short 3 TF 1138.9, 1138.7, 1138.6, -1.4, -1.5, -1.6

Short 3 TF 1141.2, 1141.0, 1141.1, +1.5, +1.5, +0.7

Long 2 TF 1138.0, 1137.5, +0.2, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1137.1, +1.3

Total NQ +4.0

Total TF -1.2

### Tues May 24 Trades & Journal

20160524

Short 3 TF 1121.5, 1121.5, 1121.8, +0.2, -0.0, -1.4

Short 1 NQ 4386.75, -3.5

Short 3 TF 1125.4, 1125.2, 1125.5, +1.0, -1.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1126.4, 1126.4, 1126.4, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5

Short 4 TF 1126.4, 1126.4, 1126.4, 1126.4, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1127.4, 1127.7, -0.5, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1128.7, -0.5

Total TF -8.0

Some days the market is just humbling. And salt to the wound, I ignored the early buy signal after an 8 point gap up because it just seemed to rich.... and left a quota plus of losses on the table shorting sell signals at extremes of some 15 further points higher... I'd feel really bad about it if it didn't leave one some amazed... The market can do anything... and eventually will. But the Persistent Trend Model is not the model of high percentage. First frame volatile swings and Test-n-Reject occur each month almost three times as much. So I will return to my current Trade Plan tomorrow knowing this kind of action is not the norm, but the exception.

Short 3 TF 1121.5, 1121.5, 1121.8, +0.2, -0.0, -1.4

Short 1 NQ 4386.75, -3.5

Short 3 TF 1125.4, 1125.2, 1125.5, +1.0, -1.4, -1.4

Short 3 TF 1126.4, 1126.4, 1126.4, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5

Short 4 TF 1126.4, 1126.4, 1126.4, 1126.4, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1127.4, 1127.7, -0.5, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1128.7, -0.5

Total TF -8.0

Some days the market is just humbling. And salt to the wound, I ignored the early buy signal after an 8 point gap up because it just seemed to rich.... and left a quota plus of losses on the table shorting sell signals at extremes of some 15 further points higher... I'd feel really bad about it if it didn't leave one some amazed... The market can do anything... and eventually will. But the Persistent Trend Model is not the model of high percentage. First frame volatile swings and Test-n-Reject occur each month almost three times as much. So I will return to my current Trade Plan tomorrow knowing this kind of action is not the norm, but the exception.

### Mon May 23 Trade Summary

20160523

Short 1 TF 1110.4, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1114.2, 1114.0, +1.3, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1111.7, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1114.6, -1.4,

Short 2 TF 1116.2, 1116.3, +1.0, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1116.6, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1114.4, -0.6

Total TF +3.8

Short 1 TF 1110.4, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1114.2, 1114.0, +1.3, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1111.7, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1114.6, -1.4,

Short 2 TF 1116.2, 1116.3, +1.0, +1.2

Short 1 TF 1116.6, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1114.4, -0.6

Total TF +3.8

### Fri May 20 Trade Summary

20160520

Short 2 NQ 4347.0, 4347.0, +2.0, -2.0

Short 3 TF 1102.4, 1102.4, 1103.0, -0.0, +1.0, -0.5

Short 1 NQ 4360.75, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1104.0, 1104.0, 1104.5, 1105.2, 1105.8, +1.2, -1.1, -1.6, -1.4, -0.5

Short 1 NQ 4378.0, +4.0

Total NQ +2.0

Total TF -2.9

Short 2 NQ 4347.0, 4347.0, +2.0, -2.0

Short 3 TF 1102.4, 1102.4, 1103.0, -0.0, +1.0, -0.5

Short 1 NQ 4360.75, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1104.0, 1104.0, 1104.5, 1105.2, 1105.8, +1.2, -1.1, -1.6, -1.4, -0.5

Short 1 NQ 4378.0, +4.0

Total NQ +2.0

Total TF -2.9

### Thurs May 19 Trade Summary

20160519

Short 2 TF 1100.5, 1100.4, +1.4, +3.0

Long 1 TF 1193.5, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1191.3, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1191.2, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1187.3, +1.7

Short 1 TF 1190.0, -0.4

Total TF +5.3

Short 2 TF 1100.5, 1100.4, +1.4, +3.0

Long 1 TF 1193.5, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1191.3, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1191.2, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1187.3, +1.7

Short 1 TF 1190.0, -0.4

Total TF +5.3

### Wed May 18 Trades & Journal

20160518

Short 1 TF 1095.0, +0.9

Short 3 TF 1098.6, 1199.4, 1199.6, -1.6, -1.4, -1.4

Short 2 NQ 4331.5, -1.0, -1.0

Short 3 TF 1101.9, 1101.9, 1101.9, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5

Short 3 TF 1104.3. 1104.3, 1104.3, +1.0, +1.0, -0.3

Short 3 TF 1106.3, 1106.3, 1106.0, +2.3, +1.3, +1.4

Long 2 TF 1102.2, 1102.0, +0.5, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1101.3, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1100.4, 1099.9, -1.0, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1099.7, 1099.7, +1099.7, +1.4, +1.5

Total TF +3.1

The most common of all day models is the Test-n-Reject. But the last 3 days have all seen Persistent Trend Day models, albeit in opposite directions. If the most common of all day models is Test-n-Reject, then the first trend tends to be false, and odds therefore favor in fading it. But that's not so easy to know during the action, and today, the market stretched the 1st Trend of what seems to be turning out to be a Persistent Trend into 3 full series of thrusts before enacting a turn. After a set of day crushing stp-outs, that turn at the 3rd series restored my P&L, and allowed me some places to buy pullbacks, but my loss limit was at the rim of a day-cancelling requirement before it arrived. How to handle being out of Trade Plan margin for the day when another entry signal finally appears? .... very carefully, and with tight stops so as to keep the losses of that final effort to a minimum should it also fail to show production. Stay calm. Stay focused. The action can beat your psyche into a state of blurred vision. See what's in front of you. Trade what's in front of you until you've either hit your loss limit, your profit goal, your maximum number of allowed trades per frame, or the frame clock you are trading runs out on your efforts. Tomorrow is another day. Be sure your P&L is still there for it. ....

Short 1 TF 1095.0, +0.9

Short 3 TF 1098.6, 1199.4, 1199.6, -1.6, -1.4, -1.4

Short 2 NQ 4331.5, -1.0, -1.0

Short 3 TF 1101.9, 1101.9, 1101.9, -0.5, -0.5, -0.5

Short 3 TF 1104.3. 1104.3, 1104.3, +1.0, +1.0, -0.3

Short 3 TF 1106.3, 1106.3, 1106.0, +2.3, +1.3, +1.4

Long 2 TF 1102.2, 1102.0, +0.5, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1101.3, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1100.4, 1099.9, -1.0, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1099.7, 1099.7, +1099.7, +1.4, +1.5

Total TF +3.1

The most common of all day models is the Test-n-Reject. But the last 3 days have all seen Persistent Trend Day models, albeit in opposite directions. If the most common of all day models is Test-n-Reject, then the first trend tends to be false, and odds therefore favor in fading it. But that's not so easy to know during the action, and today, the market stretched the 1st Trend of what seems to be turning out to be a Persistent Trend into 3 full series of thrusts before enacting a turn. After a set of day crushing stp-outs, that turn at the 3rd series restored my P&L, and allowed me some places to buy pullbacks, but my loss limit was at the rim of a day-cancelling requirement before it arrived. How to handle being out of Trade Plan margin for the day when another entry signal finally appears? .... very carefully, and with tight stops so as to keep the losses of that final effort to a minimum should it also fail to show production. Stay calm. Stay focused. The action can beat your psyche into a state of blurred vision. See what's in front of you. Trade what's in front of you until you've either hit your loss limit, your profit goal, your maximum number of allowed trades per frame, or the frame clock you are trading runs out on your efforts. Tomorrow is another day. Be sure your P&L is still there for it. ....

### Tues May 17 Trade Summary

20160517

Long 1 TF 1107.6, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1113.6, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1108.6, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1108.3, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1107.4, +0.5, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1112.2, -0.5

Short 3 TF 1113.5, 1114.5, 1114.3, -0.0, +1.0, +1.5

Total TF +4.7

Long 1 TF 1107.6, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1113.6, +1.2

Long 1 TF 1108.6, -0.4

Long 1 TF 1108.3, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1107.4, +0.5, -0.2

Short 1 TF 1112.2, -0.5

Short 3 TF 1113.5, 1114.5, 1114.3, -0.0, +1.0, +1.5

Total TF +4.7

### Mon May 16 Trades & Journal

20160516

Long 2 TF 1108.7, 1109.0, -1.5, -1.5

Short 3 TF 1109.7, 1109.7, 1109.9, +1.3, +1.3, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1108.2, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1108.4, +2.5

Short 2 TF 1113.5, 1113.5, +0.7, +1.4

Total TF +5.7

Overcoming losses is critical in trading, but it comes with a precise trade entry requirement. When stp'd out, you not only can re-enter the trade if the Trade Model is still intact, you MUST re-enter the trade. Since price is 1/3 of the critical elements required for a Trade Entry Model, it cannot be ignored, but there is a whole grid of price levels facing the trading range for the day, and the other critical elements, momentum and fractal structure, can force price to re-intersect as successive price levels, stopping you out of a position during volatile price spikes. If the model is still intact, it becomes even better at a greater price extreme than it was just earlier, thus re entering the trade with a greater number of contracts is not only valid, but required if you are to reposition for something greater than your stp-out losses. It comes as additional comfort to the contrary trader that this violates two otherwise widely accepted norms and rules forbidden to the greater pool of futures traders. Namely, first, never sell new highs or buy new lows, and secondly, never add to a losing position. As a whole, I thank the trading community at large for adhering strictly to these two rules, as it puts most of my trades among the the slimmest minority of fresh trader commitments, and thus increases the probabilities of their success. Think outside the box. Question everything you've been told about trading. Reverse engineer your methodology to the places where you've been repeatedly stp-d out in the past as the most desirable places to enter trades. ...and ask yourself, "What might be the criteria to have identified those places as Trade Entry Models in the first place?"

Long 2 TF 1108.7, 1109.0, -1.5, -1.5

Short 3 TF 1109.7, 1109.7, 1109.9, +1.3, +1.3, +1.5

Long 1 TF 1108.2, -0.0

Long 1 TF 1108.4, +2.5

Short 2 TF 1113.5, 1113.5, +0.7, +1.4

Total TF +5.7

Overcoming losses is critical in trading, but it comes with a precise trade entry requirement. When stp'd out, you not only can re-enter the trade if the Trade Model is still intact, you MUST re-enter the trade. Since price is 1/3 of the critical elements required for a Trade Entry Model, it cannot be ignored, but there is a whole grid of price levels facing the trading range for the day, and the other critical elements, momentum and fractal structure, can force price to re-intersect as successive price levels, stopping you out of a position during volatile price spikes. If the model is still intact, it becomes even better at a greater price extreme than it was just earlier, thus re entering the trade with a greater number of contracts is not only valid, but required if you are to reposition for something greater than your stp-out losses. It comes as additional comfort to the contrary trader that this violates two otherwise widely accepted norms and rules forbidden to the greater pool of futures traders. Namely, first, never sell new highs or buy new lows, and secondly, never add to a losing position. As a whole, I thank the trading community at large for adhering strictly to these two rules, as it puts most of my trades among the the slimmest minority of fresh trader commitments, and thus increases the probabilities of their success. Think outside the box. Question everything you've been told about trading. Reverse engineer your methodology to the places where you've been repeatedly stp-d out in the past as the most desirable places to enter trades. ...and ask yourself, "What might be the criteria to have identified those places as Trade Entry Models in the first place?"

### Fri May 13 Trade Summary

20160513

Short 1 TF 1106.3, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1107.5, 1107.5, -1.4, -1.4

Short 4 TF 1109.8, 1109.8, 1109.8 1109.8, +1.6, +1.6, +2.0, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1104.5, +1.2

Total TF +4.2

Short 1 TF 1106.3, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1107.5, 1107.5, -1.4, -1.4

Short 4 TF 1109.8, 1109.8, 1109.8 1109.8, +1.6, +1.6, +2.0, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1104.5, +1.2

Total TF +4.2

### Thurs May 12 Trade Summary

20160512

Short 1 TF 1116.2, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1113.7, +2.2

Long 2 TF 1113.0, 1112.6, -0.0, +1.8

Long 1 TF 1113.0, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1113.3, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1110.8, +2.1

Long 1 TF 1107.7, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1107.9, -0.5

Total TF +6.3

Short 1 TF 1116.2, -0.7

Long 1 TF 1113.7, +2.2

Long 2 TF 1113.0, 1112.6, -0.0, +1.8

Long 1 TF 1113.0, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1113.3, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1110.8, +2.1

Long 1 TF 1107.7, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1107.9, -0.5

Total TF +6.3

### Wed May 11 Trades & Journal

20160511

Long 1 NQ 4388.5, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1120.6, 1120.7, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1120.1, 1120.1, +0.7, +1.1

Long 2 YM 17784, 11784, -7, -7

Long 2 YM 17766, 17766, +14, +19

Short 1 TF 1122.7, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1121.6, +1.2

Total YM +19

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +2.6

Sometimes entry models are incomplete, or arrive with negative filters that shift entry to retest patterns or multi-contract confirmation. Sometimes these filters keep you out of big winning trades, and sometimes they prevent you early entry against the prevailing trend. Today, we faced several of these against price extremes in the TF, the YM and the NQ, but always at different points, so as to lack that extra multi-contract confirmation we include in our models. An alternative to staying out altogether when entry models are thin, is to take a minimal small lot position against a tight stp. One or two of such entries, if they fail, has a minimal affect on the day's profit goal. But even the slightest hesitation in those can often mean you miss the trade altogether. Stay focused. Have a Trade Plan that includes all contingencies and alternatives. Let 'If this, then what' be your modus operandi.

Long 1 NQ 4388.5, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1120.6, 1120.7, -0.7, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1120.1, 1120.1, +0.7, +1.1

Long 2 YM 17784, 11784, -7, -7

Long 2 YM 17766, 17766, +14, +19

Short 1 TF 1122.7, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1121.6, +1.2

Total YM +19

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +2.6

Sometimes entry models are incomplete, or arrive with negative filters that shift entry to retest patterns or multi-contract confirmation. Sometimes these filters keep you out of big winning trades, and sometimes they prevent you early entry against the prevailing trend. Today, we faced several of these against price extremes in the TF, the YM and the NQ, but always at different points, so as to lack that extra multi-contract confirmation we include in our models. An alternative to staying out altogether when entry models are thin, is to take a minimal small lot position against a tight stp. One or two of such entries, if they fail, has a minimal affect on the day's profit goal. But even the slightest hesitation in those can often mean you miss the trade altogether. Stay focused. Have a Trade Plan that includes all contingencies and alternatives. Let 'If this, then what' be your modus operandi.

### Tues May 10 Trade Summary

20160510

Long 2 TF 1115.4, 1115.8, +1.0, -1.4

Short 1 TF 1118.6, -1.0

Short 3 TF 1121.0, 1121.7, 1121.1, +1.0, +0.7, +0.5

Total TF +0.8

Long 2 TF 1115.4, 1115.8, +1.0, -1.4

Short 1 TF 1118.6, -1.0

Short 3 TF 1121.0, 1121.7, 1121.1, +1.0, +0.7, +0.5

Total TF +0.8

### Mon May 9 Trade Summary

20160509

Short 2 TF 1114.2, 1114.2, -1.4, -1.4

Short 2 NQ 4344.25, 4344.75, +4.0, +4.0

Long 1 NQ 4340.0, +8.0

Short 1 TF 1117.3, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1116.9, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4349.25, -1.25

Long 2 TF 1109.6, 1109.5, +1.0, +2.0

Total NQ +15.75

Total TF +2.5

Short 2 TF 1114.2, 1114.2, -1.4, -1.4

Short 2 NQ 4344.25, 4344.75, +4.0, +4.0

Long 1 NQ 4340.0, +8.0

Short 1 TF 1117.3, +1.3

Short 1 TF 1116.9, +1.0

Short 1 NQ 4349.25, -1.25

Long 2 TF 1109.6, 1109.5, +1.0, +2.0

Total NQ +15.75

Total TF +2.5

### Thurs May 5 Trade Summary

20160505

Long 2 TF 1110.2, 1109.7, +3.0, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1108.6, +1.3

Total TF +5.3

Long 2 TF 1110.2, 1109.7, +3.0, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1108.6, +1.3

Total TF +5.3

### Wed May 4 Trade Summary

20160504

Short 1 NQ 4307.0, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1113.5, +1.3

Long 1 TF 1113.5, +1.8

Short 2 TF 1120.5, 1121.6, -0.3, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1122.6, 1122.4, +2, +1.4

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +4.8

Short 1 NQ 4307.0, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1113.5, +1.3

Long 1 TF 1113.5, +1.8

Short 2 TF 1120.5, 1121.6, -0.3, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1122.6, 1122.4, +2, +1.4

Total NQ -1.0

Total TF +4.8

### Tues May 3 Trades and Journal

20160503

Short 1 TF 1126.7, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1121.9, 1121.7, -1.0, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1119.6, 1119.5, -1.4, +1.0

Long 3 TF 1118.9, 1118.6, 1118.6, +3.0, +0.7, +1.0

Total TF +6.3

Always remember to 'pay for the trade' with partial exits. This is the problem with shying away from a 2nd or 3rd unit when the entry model warrants it. Trading with a 1-lot position denies you this important part of the management strategy. There are signals that arrive with a decent swing for 2nd contract profits, and there are those that signal an entry but only move far enough to get that initial profit for a partial exit. You can't assume that just because the entry signal appeared, the market will cooperate with a good swing. Sometimes, its no more than the proverbial dead cat bounce... but that bounce may be just the needed distance to pay for the trade.... Stay focused. Enter your trades based on models with a history of structural correlation. Then, manage your trades as if the position will NOT work. Too many traders do it the other way around, entering trades because they think the market is trying to move in one direction or the other, then manage the trade as if it MUST work. This produces a day with too often with more losses than gains.

Short 1 TF 1126.7, +2.0

Long 2 TF 1121.9, 1121.7, -1.0, +1.0

Long 2 TF 1119.6, 1119.5, -1.4, +1.0

Long 3 TF 1118.9, 1118.6, 1118.6, +3.0, +0.7, +1.0

Total TF +6.3

Always remember to 'pay for the trade' with partial exits. This is the problem with shying away from a 2nd or 3rd unit when the entry model warrants it. Trading with a 1-lot position denies you this important part of the management strategy. There are signals that arrive with a decent swing for 2nd contract profits, and there are those that signal an entry but only move far enough to get that initial profit for a partial exit. You can't assume that just because the entry signal appeared, the market will cooperate with a good swing. Sometimes, its no more than the proverbial dead cat bounce... but that bounce may be just the needed distance to pay for the trade.... Stay focused. Enter your trades based on models with a history of structural correlation. Then, manage your trades as if the position will NOT work. Too many traders do it the other way around, entering trades because they think the market is trying to move in one direction or the other, then manage the trade as if it MUST work. This produces a day with too often with more losses than gains.

### Mon May 2 Trade Summary

20160502

Long 1 TF 1126.8, +2.7

Short 2 NQ 43420, 4341.0, +8.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1125.4, +1.5

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +4.2

Long 1 TF 1126.8, +2.7

Short 2 NQ 43420, 4341.0, +8.0, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1125.4, +1.5

Total NQ +10.0

Total TF +4.2

### Fri Apr 29 Trades & Journal

20160429

Long 1 TF 1134.6, -1.4

Long 2 YM 17677, 17688, -10, -10

Long 2 TF 1131.8, 1131.8, -1.4, -1.4

Long 3 TF 1131.8, 1131.8, 1131.8, +1.0, -0.5, -0.5

Long 3 TF 1127.2, 1126.2, 1126.4, +1.0, +2.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1131.5, +1.0

Total YM -20

Total TF +2.8

The big sell signals in Serial Sequent from the daily frame in ES, NQ and TF these past few days had their follow through this morning. And all I could do was complain yesterday about the action of yesterdays' 1st Frame dull bull grind...that today's return to impulse swing left me mentally unprepared for it, and somewhat trained to expect the same as yesterday. That's what the market does. It conditions you to a set of expectations in its action and direction, and arrives on the precipice of its true intentions in the disguise of those expectations. The the market tends to fulfill in opposites. That's why the Elliott Wavers call it the Rule of Alternation. It plays out by impulsive action going into choppy consolidation, in 1st Frame going into 2nd, in the George Taylor Three Day Cycle, in the rotation of Persistent Trend to Test-n-Reject models, in the April bull grind of recent days setting up for the 'sell May, and go away' seasonal. Look for opposites... or in the words of Heraclitus "Unless you expect the unexpected, you cannot find Truth, so hard it is to find and grasp."

Long 1 TF 1134.6, -1.4

Long 2 YM 17677, 17688, -10, -10

Long 2 TF 1131.8, 1131.8, -1.4, -1.4

Long 3 TF 1131.8, 1131.8, 1131.8, +1.0, -0.5, -0.5

Long 3 TF 1127.2, 1126.2, 1126.4, +1.0, +2.0, +3.0

Short 1 TF 1131.5, +1.0

Total YM -20

Total TF +2.8

The big sell signals in Serial Sequent from the daily frame in ES, NQ and TF these past few days had their follow through this morning. And all I could do was complain yesterday about the action of yesterdays' 1st Frame dull bull grind...that today's return to impulse swing left me mentally unprepared for it, and somewhat trained to expect the same as yesterday. That's what the market does. It conditions you to a set of expectations in its action and direction, and arrives on the precipice of its true intentions in the disguise of those expectations. The the market tends to fulfill in opposites. That's why the Elliott Wavers call it the Rule of Alternation. It plays out by impulsive action going into choppy consolidation, in 1st Frame going into 2nd, in the George Taylor Three Day Cycle, in the rotation of Persistent Trend to Test-n-Reject models, in the April bull grind of recent days setting up for the 'sell May, and go away' seasonal. Look for opposites... or in the words of Heraclitus "Unless you expect the unexpected, you cannot find Truth, so hard it is to find and grasp."

### Thurs Apr 28 Trade Summary

20160428

Short 3 TF 1148.0, 1149.1, 1148.6, -0.0, +1.0, -1.6

Short 2 TF 1150.2, 1149.9, +1.0, -0.0

Short 2 TF 1150.3, 1149.9, +1.0, -0.0

Short 3 NQ 4434.5, 4436.0, 4436.0, -3.5, +2.0, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1151.3, 1151.7, -0.6, +1.0

Short 2 TF 1152.8, 1152.8, +0.3, -0.5

Short 1 Tf 1152.8, -0.5

Total NQ -3.5

Total TF +1.1

Short 3 TF 1148.0, 1149.1, 1148.6, -0.0, +1.0, -1.6

Short 2 TF 1150.2, 1149.9, +1.0, -0.0

Short 2 TF 1150.3, 1149.9, +1.0, -0.0

Short 3 NQ 4434.5, 4436.0, 4436.0, -3.5, +2.0, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1151.3, 1151.7, -0.6, +1.0

Short 2 TF 1152.8, 1152.8, +0.3, -0.5

Short 1 Tf 1152.8, -0.5

Total NQ -3.5

Total TF +1.1

### Tues Apr 26 Trade Summary

20160426

Short 2 NQ 4481.5, 4480.5, +5.0, +2.0

Short 2 TF 1142.9, 1142.7, -0.9, +0.5

Short 2 TF 1144.8, 1144.5, +2.3, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1140.7, -0.7

Long 4 TF 1138.0, 1137.9, 1137.0, 1136.9, -0.0, +0.5, +1.9, +0.5

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +4.8

Short 2 NQ 4481.5, 4480.5, +5.0, +2.0

Short 2 TF 1142.9, 1142.7, -0.9, +0.5

Short 2 TF 1144.8, 1144.5, +2.3, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1140.7, -0.7

Long 4 TF 1138.0, 1137.9, 1137.0, 1136.9, -0.0, +0.5, +1.9, +0.5

Total NQ +7.0

Total TF +4.8

### Mon Apr 25 Trade Summary

20160425

Short 1 TF 1142.2, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1136.9, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4453.5, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1134.8, 1134.7, -0.1, +0.7

Short 1 YM 17821, +5

Short 1 TF 1136.6, +1.2

Total YM +5

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +3.3

Short 1 TF 1142.2, +2.0

Long 1 TF 1136.9, -0.5

Long 1 NQ 4453.5, -2.0

Long 2 TF 1134.8, 1134.7, -0.1, +0.7

Short 1 YM 17821, +5

Short 1 TF 1136.6, +1.2

Total YM +5

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF +3.3

### Fri Apr 22 Trade Summary

20160422

Short 2 YM 17946, 17945, +20, +10

Short 3 TF 1140.4, 1141.1, 1141.0, -0.0, +1.0, +2.0,

Short 1 TF 1142.3, +1.0

Total YM +30

Total TF +4.0

Short 2 YM 17946, 17945, +20, +10

Short 3 TF 1140.4, 1141.1, 1141.0, -0.0, +1.0, +2.0,

Short 1 TF 1142.3, +1.0

Total YM +30

Total TF +4.0

### Thur Apr 21 Trades & Journal

20160421

Short 1 TF 1139.4, -1.4

Short 1 ES 2096.75, +2.5

Short 1 TF 1140.8, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1141.5, -0.4

Short 1 NQ 4546.25, -2.0

Total ES +2.5

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF -1.8

Traders tend to look for trades when it's convenient to arrive at work that day. "I'll just jump in and find a few trades. But the market is not always so accommodating. Today, unable to make the opening bell, I stepped in at the 2nd Trend and got stop'd out repeatedly trying to fade it. The trades normally taken had already appeared in the first hour, but I felt I 'needed' to trade, and misapplied one method in the wrong place. ...I got what I deserved. If you can't make to work on time for the opening bell, consider just watching for awhile, and take stock of what is really occurring in the bigger picture. Because from down in the weeds of a fractal algorithm, incomplete trade signals can be very deceiving.

Short 1 TF 1139.4, -1.4

Short 1 ES 2096.75, +2.5

Short 1 TF 1140.8, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1141.5, -0.4

Short 1 NQ 4546.25, -2.0

Total ES +2.5

Total NQ -2.0

Total TF -1.8

Traders tend to look for trades when it's convenient to arrive at work that day. "I'll just jump in and find a few trades. But the market is not always so accommodating. Today, unable to make the opening bell, I stepped in at the 2nd Trend and got stop'd out repeatedly trying to fade it. The trades normally taken had already appeared in the first hour, but I felt I 'needed' to trade, and misapplied one method in the wrong place. ...I got what I deserved. If you can't make to work on time for the opening bell, consider just watching for awhile, and take stock of what is really occurring in the bigger picture. Because from down in the weeds of a fractal algorithm, incomplete trade signals can be very deceiving.

### Wed Apr 20 Trade Summary

20160420

Long 1 NQ 4517.0, +7.5

Short 1 TF 1137.2, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1139.0, 1138.7, 1138.7, +1.0, -0.0, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1137.4, 1137.7, +0.7, -1.0

Short 2 YM 17988, 17989, +13, +7

Long 1 YM 17974, -7

Long 2 YM 1796, 1797, +7, +10

Short 1 YM 17977, +20

Long 2 NQ 4522.5, 4522.5, +2.0, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1135.9, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1136.0, -1.4

Short 1 TF 1137.8, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1138.1, -0.5

Total YM +30

Total NQ +14.5

Total TF -1.0

Long 1 NQ 4517.0, +7.5

Short 1 TF 1137.2, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1139.0, 1138.7, 1138.7, +1.0, -0.0, -0.0

Long 2 TF 1137.4, 1137.7, +0.7, -1.0

Short 2 YM 17988, 17989, +13, +7

Long 1 YM 17974, -7

Long 2 YM 1796, 1797, +7, +10

Short 1 YM 17977, +20

Long 2 NQ 4522.5, 4522.5, +2.0, +5.0

Short 1 TF 1135.9, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1136.0, -1.4

Short 1 TF 1137.8, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1138.1, -0.5

Total YM +30

Total NQ +14.5

Total TF -1.0

### Tues Apr 19 Trade Summary

20160419

Short 1 YM 17954, -11

Long 1 NQ 4543.5, -3.0

Long 2 NQ 4540.75, 4540.5, +5.0, +3.0

Short 2 TF 1140.6, 1140.6, +0.5, -0.8

Long 1 NQ 4543.5, +8.0

Short 1 TF 1142.5, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1143.6, -0.5

Short 2 NQ 4546.25, 4546.25, +2.0, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1141.5, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1139.6, 1139.6, +2.0, +1.5

Total YM -11

Total NQ +14.0

Total TF +2.2

Short 1 YM 17954, -11

Long 1 NQ 4543.5, -3.0

Long 2 NQ 4540.75, 4540.5, +5.0, +3.0

Short 2 TF 1140.6, 1140.6, +0.5, -0.8

Long 1 NQ 4543.5, +8.0

Short 1 TF 1142.5, -0.0

Short 1 TF 1143.6, -0.5

Short 2 NQ 4546.25, 4546.25, +2.0, -1.0

Long 1 TF 1141.5, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1139.6, 1139.6, +2.0, +1.5

Total YM -11

Total NQ +14.0

Total TF +2.2

### Mon Apr 18 Trade Summary

20160418

Short 2 YM 17808, 17806, +7, -3

Long 1 NQ 4524.75, +7.0

Short 1 TF 1125.6, -0.4

Short 1 NQ 4532.75, -2.0

Short 1 NQ 4535.75, 4546.0, -2.0, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1129.6, -0.2

Short 2 NQ 4548.25, 4548.25, +2.0, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1130.8, 1130.2, -1.2, +0.7

Short 2 NQ 4554.5, 4554.5, +2.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1132.6, +1.7

Short 2 NQ 4559.0, 4559.0, +2.0, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1131.8, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1130.6, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1132.3, +0.8

Total YM +4

Total NQ +6.5

Total +3.4

Short 2 YM 17808, 17806, +7, -3

Long 1 NQ 4524.75, +7.0

Short 1 TF 1125.6, -0.4

Short 1 NQ 4532.75, -2.0

Short 1 NQ 4535.75, 4546.0, -2.0, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1129.6, -0.2

Short 2 NQ 4548.25, 4548.25, +2.0, -2.0

Short 2 TF 1130.8, 1130.2, -1.2, +0.7

Short 2 NQ 4554.5, 4554.5, +2.0, -2.0

Short 1 TF 1132.6, +1.7

Short 2 NQ 4559.0, 4559.0, +2.0, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1131.8, +1.0

Long 1 TF 1130.6, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1132.3, +0.8

Total YM +4

Total NQ +6.5

Total +3.4

### Fri Apr 15 Trades and Journal

20160415

Long 1 TF 1122.4, +0.9

Short 1 TF 1123.8, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1125.9, -1.4

Short 2 NQ 4546.0, 4546.26, -2.0, +2.0

Long 1 1125.5, +1.7

Short 1 TF 1127.6, -0.3

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF +0.6

Some days are better for trading than others.....

Long 1 TF 1122.4, +0.9

Short 1 TF 1123.8, -0.3

Short 1 TF 1125.9, -1.4

Short 2 NQ 4546.0, 4546.26, -2.0, +2.0

Long 1 1125.5, +1.7

Short 1 TF 1127.6, -0.3

Total NQ -0.0

Total TF +0.6

Some days are better for trading than others.....

### Thur Apr 14 Trade Summary

20160414

Long 2 TF 1128.8, 1128.8, +0.5, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1125.9, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1122.5, 1122.2, +1.3, +1.6

Total TF +3.9

Long 2 TF 1128.8, 1128.8, +0.5, +1.0

Short 1 TF 1125.9, -0.5

Long 2 TF 1122.5, 1122.2, +1.3, +1.6

Total TF +3.9

### Wed Apr 13 Trade Summary

20160413

Short 1 NQ 4518.75, -2.5

Long 1 TF 1110.1, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1109.5, -0.6

Short 2 TF 1112.4, 1112.5, +0.7, +1.9

Short 2 TF 1112.7, 1112.9, -0.7, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1113.5, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1113.5, 1113.5, +0.5, -0.1

Short 1 TF 1113.3, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1114.4, 1114.6, +2.0, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1113.3, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1113.5, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1114.4, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1114.3, 1114.7, -0.0, -0.5

Short 3 TF 1118.5, 1118.5, 1118.8, 1119.5, +0.7, -0.8, -1.4, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1121.0, 1121.0, +0.7, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1122.1, 1122.5, +1.0, +2.0

Total NQ -2.5

Total TF +3.6

Short 1 NQ 4518.75, -2.5

Long 1 TF 1110.1, -0.5

Short 1 TF 1109.5, -0.6

Short 2 TF 1112.4, 1112.5, +0.7, +1.9

Short 2 TF 1112.7, 1112.9, -0.7, +0.5

Long 1 TF 1113.5, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1113.5, 1113.5, +0.5, -0.1

Short 1 TF 1113.3, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1114.4, 1114.6, +2.0, +2.0

Short 1 TF 1113.3, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1113.5, -0.4

Short 1 TF 1114.4, -0.4

Short 2 TF 1114.3, 1114.7, -0.0, -0.5

Short 3 TF 1118.5, 1118.5, 1118.8, 1119.5, +0.7, -0.8, -1.4, -0.7

Short 2 TF 1121.0, 1121.0, +0.7, -0.5

Short 2 TF 1122.1, 1122.5, +1.0, +2.0

Total NQ -2.5

Total TF +3.6

### Tues Apr 12 Trades & Journal

20160412

Short 1 YM 17522, +17

Short 1 TF 1092.3, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1093.8, 1093.8, +1.0, +1.4

Long 1 TF 1091.9, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1092.1, 1092.5, -0.0, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1090.3, -1.5

Long 2 TF 1088.7, 1088.7, +1.0, -0.5

Long 2 YM 17477, 17477, -7, -7

Long 2 TF 1086.8, 1087.1, +1.0, +4.0

Short 1 TF 1101.2, +1.0

Total YM +3

Total TF +5.4

Third day in row where breakouts worked well and were the preferred call to fades.

Friday and Monday were bear breakouts in 2nd trend Inflection Levels, after explosive 1st trends that stretched momentum to limits. ....and me stp'd out badly in Friday's 1st trend trying to find the turn to begin it all. But the 2nd trend breakdowns had very readable inflection levels, and gave a clinic on taking breakouts AFTER the turn was in, instead of fighting the frothing momentum trying to find the turn. So if you want to study breakouts, these last 3 days were good chapters on that subject. Today, the predominant breakout play did not appear at an inflection level, but was more classic Pre-breakout Pause Pattern instead, old school. But whether breakout plays arrive with Inflection Levels or classic patterns, the most important ingredient is the same: a WorkDone technical event accomplished as background to the ensuing 2nd trend trend explosion. These type of technical events base their reversals on exhaustion, a feat that tends to clear the market of all traders holding positions in the opposite direction. Cleaned out, and now attracted to participating in the trend that took them out, they switch hats only to be caught again, fighting the very direction they had intended to partake in the first place. Such is the perversity of the market. But since it's classic and textbook, why not incorporate it in a Trade Plan. The most desirable positions are those that are taken where everyone else is being stp'd out and proven wrong, thus born is the 1st Corollary to the Douglas Premise. Those market psychological concepts are available in the book

Short 1 YM 17522, +17

Short 1 TF 1092.3, -1.4

Short 2 TF 1093.8, 1093.8, +1.0, +1.4

Long 1 TF 1091.9, -0.7

Long 2 TF 1092.1, 1092.5, -0.0, -0.1

Long 1 TF 1090.3, -1.5

Long 2 TF 1088.7, 1088.7, +1.0, -0.5

Long 2 YM 17477, 17477, -7, -7

Long 2 TF 1086.8, 1087.1, +1.0, +4.0

Short 1 TF 1101.2, +1.0

Total YM +3

Total TF +5.4

Third day in row where breakouts worked well and were the preferred call to fades.

Friday and Monday were bear breakouts in 2nd trend Inflection Levels, after explosive 1st trends that stretched momentum to limits. ....and me stp'd out badly in Friday's 1st trend trying to find the turn to begin it all. But the 2nd trend breakdowns had very readable inflection levels, and gave a clinic on taking breakouts AFTER the turn was in, instead of fighting the frothing momentum trying to find the turn. So if you want to study breakouts, these last 3 days were good chapters on that subject. Today, the predominant breakout play did not appear at an inflection level, but was more classic Pre-breakout Pause Pattern instead, old school. But whether breakout plays arrive with Inflection Levels or classic patterns, the most important ingredient is the same: a WorkDone technical event accomplished as background to the ensuing 2nd trend trend explosion. These type of technical events base their reversals on exhaustion, a feat that tends to clear the market of all traders holding positions in the opposite direction. Cleaned out, and now attracted to participating in the trend that took them out, they switch hats only to be caught again, fighting the very direction they had intended to partake in the first place. Such is the perversity of the market. But since it's classic and textbook, why not incorporate it in a Trade Plan. The most desirable positions are those that are taken where everyone else is being stp'd out and proven wrong, thus born is the 1st Corollary to the Douglas Premise. Those market psychological concepts are available in the book

**Pivots, Patterns and Intraday Swings Trades**, but in more exhaustive detail in the upcoming book**Self Recognition***A treatise on mental habit patterns, and a guide to train for and navigate the psychological landscape faced by the active market trader.*### Mon Apr 11 Trades & Journal

20160411

Long 1 NQ 4080.75, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1098.8, +2.0

Short 2 TF 1102.1, 1102.1, +0.5, +1.4

Short 1 TF 1104.0, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1100.8, +1.4

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +4.3

After a losing day, especially after a big stinker like Friday's, there's a temptation to try and recover losses ...to get back what was taken from you. This usually just leads to further mistakes. Consistency is the key, so the day after a loss is an important day to reach a daily goal and quit, just to try and reestablish that consistency. Friday was also a good lesson in what not to do when you have assumed you are right...do not extend stp-losses trying to survive when price moves outside the model price and structure zone. Just let it go. There will be more signals ahead. Also, Friday's big momentum stretch Test-n-Reject model left me trained for today's action, and so I made sure I wasn't suffering any early short positions while that momentum stretch took its course. Stay focused. Stay within Plan.

Long 1 NQ 4080.75, +5.0

Long 1 TF 1098.8, +2.0

Short 2 TF 1102.1, 1102.1, +0.5, +1.4

Short 1 TF 1104.0, -0.5

Long 1 TF 1100.8, +1.4

Total NQ +5.0

Total TF +4.3

After a losing day, especially after a big stinker like Friday's, there's a temptation to try and recover losses ...to get back what was taken from you. This usually just leads to further mistakes. Consistency is the key, so the day after a loss is an important day to reach a daily goal and quit, just to try and reestablish that consistency. Friday was also a good lesson in what not to do when you have assumed you are right...do not extend stp-losses trying to survive when price moves outside the model price and structure zone. Just let it go. There will be more signals ahead. Also, Friday's big momentum stretch Test-n-Reject model left me trained for today's action, and so I made sure I wasn't suffering any early short positions while that momentum stretch took its course. Stay focused. Stay within Plan.

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