Looking at my charts for the first time today at 07:00 EST, NQ and CL have already taken a significant nose dive, mostly in the Euro market hours. NQ already down more than 58 points (0.79%) which could be the start of the selloff I have been expecting. Hoping this translates well into the morning session after the open bell. As mentioned in my entry yesterday, NQ will be my only focus for today.
One the calendar today, Core Retail Sales (x2) at 08:30 EST and Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30 EST.
As far as my performance today, I pretty much traded like a fish fresh out of water. Took a loss on my first play making a mistake from lack of focus, getting distracted by events happening at home. Then the rest of the day was spent taking small scalps to get back to green. Ended the day with a whole $10!
On another note, after doing a quick recap, noticed my normal strategy wouldn’t have performed much better with the crazy volatility, giving me a bunch of scalps minus the loss. Good thing I updated my entry technique yesterday. Just need to execute it better next time.
Anyway, no complaints overall today. Good to at least have a green day again even if it is only $10.
BTW, CL would have been super easy to trade today. #StoryofMyLife.
Logging into my platform for the first time today at 08:00 EST, so far volume looks good across the board. Price action of NQ and CL pretty strong, bullish so far. NQ looks to be entering some retracement at this point.
Today’s action could be pivotal, watching yesterday’s low. Could be similar to what happened back in February and March. That volatility would bring in great, much needed, profit potential. And I feel ready more than ever.
Nothing significant on the calendar today.
I know it’s not, but starting to feel like CL got something personal against me. Managed to get me to my three-strike rule right before making the move in the direction I was playing it. And this time I played it perfectly, just kept getting stopped out in a channel. Needless to say, I’m beyond frustrated.
Did better with NQ but took a loss on the last trade as well giving me just $10 profit on the day from being up more than $100. What a day!!!
Tomorrow I will be trading only NQ, mainly due to my low account balance at this point. It’s imperative that I remember to stay consistent tomorrow.
New journal format, no longer doing the “At the bell” notes. This should help me focus by removing possible anxiety which leads to a FOMO play, either in the moment or later down the road because I missed something good in the first few minutes of the open. If I see something worth noting at that time, it will go in the COB Recap.
Spent most of the weekend just clearing my mind and emotions from the struggles of last week. Only reviewed some charts and my strategy a little just to verify some things.
So far today, market getting off to a strong start as has been the case for the past few weeks with good volume and volatility for the premarket. As usual, in the news more “trade wars” and the last bit of earnings to look out for. Hopefully we get some good volatility this week, however I feel fully prepared for whatever happens.
My main goal this week is to be consistent and disciplined with my strategy. Looking for the best entries and exits to give me the best opportunities by the design of my strategy. As far as the crippling fear, I have to keep in mind that it will take 10 full risk unit losses in a row to blow out my account, so I have absolutely nothing to worry about with how unlikely that is to happen.
Well, NQ was much better than every day last week. Actually, much better than I was expecting which resulted in me missing an entry that would have hit target. It’s all good because I later got in for half of the profit.
Now for my enemy CL (LOL). It took all of that above stated profit plus some before deciding to drop on a move that I never had a strategy-based entry. Needless to say, I’m beyond pissed with CL today. But have to remember that moves like this are rare and stick to my strategy which is better for the norm. I will get my revenge!!! Bwahahahahaaaa!
I didn’t lose much today so it’s all good. Stay consistent and disciplined all week. ?