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  1. The added psychology seminars have been very good. For most traders they are great for fine tuning their mental game. But there may be other traders like me that fine tuning may not be enough, I needed a complete overhaul.... In cases like me a Life Coach is also beneficial. No need to hire a Life Coach but using their methodology was very helpful for me. Besides mindfulnesss (which is being covered well on BBT) their other methods are: Affirmations Removal of internal negative talk Gratitude Asking for what you want correctly Accountability Mastermind groups Letters to past influential people Goal setting So just suggesting that a seminar with a life coach may useful to some of the BBT members.
  2. The Complete Swing Trading Course (Updated 2020) by Wealthy Education
  3. Thursday 04/16/2020 I had a well-being score of 6.5/10 this morning. Another day I didn't feel myself and felt no discipline. I guess last Wednesday was not a fluke. I need some time off. It has been a month now with the "Shelter-in-place" and my work has evolved into 7 days a week. I have been recently lax with my meditation and other self coaching activities, so I will strengthen those first. I will force myself to take 2 days off a week from work. I will not open my platform tomorrow. If I open my platform next week it will be SIM only. If I don't see any improvement I may be in SIM for the rest of the month. I don't usually journal my SIM trades on line so you won't be seeing much of me in the near future. Good luck to everyone. Trade safe. Stay safe.
  4. DAS doesn't directly run on Mac. but there are traders that trade on their Mac so there is a way to run it. I am not a Mac user so I am unsure. I thought one trader mentioned something called Bootcamp can be used.
  5. I did actually purchase Trade Ideas my first year and did not find it useful. All I needed from Trade Ideas was already set up with the BBT scanners. So once I had the chatroom open, I just used their scanners.
  6. Are you using a simulator yet? The DAS sim would be my first recommendation. I have been day trading on my laptop for 2 years now and I haven't grown out of it yet. I do have the laptop running two external monitors. The community recommends the DAS platform with Interactive Brokers or CMEG for day trading. Check the links on the BBT site for recommendations: https://bearbulltraders.com/simulators/ https://bearbulltraders.com/software-brokers/
  7. If the BBT education center doesn't have enough have you looked at Udemy for a day trading course? I took a swing trading course on Udemy which was pretty good.
  8. You can find most of it in the education center. Especially courses 2 through 5. https://bearbulltraders.com/education-center/
  9. Wednesday 04/15/2020 I had a well-being score of 6.5/10 this morning. I took 1 live trade with AMD. My watchlist: BAC, APA, DAL, TSLA, CCL, and AMD. No obvious setup from PM. AMD and BAC were heading lower into the open so I was keeping an eye on both of them. I almost took a 1min ORBD on AMD when it broke the LOPM and again at the break of the 1min candle body. But couldn’t figure SPY out so held off. Then AMD reversed and made an 1min engulfing. But there were a few MAs and VWAP above the price. I went long on the break of VWAP but with half shares because there was a strong PM level at $54. When it broke $54 I added heavily so I was 1.5X normal share size on the trade. My target was the 200MA-5min and my stop was the 50MA-1min. The price did actually reach my target. I did take quite a few partials but using smaller % size each partial than I usually do. What did I do good today? Watch the SPY chart well without losing focus on my trade. What I am grateful from today? Finishing my day before the markets got really choppy.
  10. Great exit. I bailed too early on this trade.
  11. Tuesday 04/14/2020 I had a well-being score of 7.5/10 this morning. I took 3 live trades with CCL. My watchlist: RCL, JPM, DAL, ROKU, CCL, and AMD. I liked the 1min indecision candle with good volume at the open for CCL. But I wasn’t sure the direction until about 3.5min after the open where it was holding VWAP as resistance. Plus I really like having the 200MA-1min in front of my trades in the first 4 minutes. It acts like a magnet. So I went short with a $12 target and VWAP as my stop. Yep the 200MA-1min was a good magnet and I got a partial in, but that was it. Then I stopped out at VWAP. I was thinking about a flip but I couldn’t tell if it was intellectual decision or revenge so I didn’t. I took a couple of SIM trades with DAL but with poor discipline and got chopped up, then I noticed CCL setting up again. I thought I missed the entry but then I heard Andrew took the trade long. But I waited to see if I could get a decent entry. About a minute later the price dropped and bounced off the $12.50 price which was respected in PM and went long. My target was the HOTD with VWAP as the stop. I got two quick partials in and auto stop out at B/E. Then I saw CCL setting up again if it could just break the HOPM. I went long again when it bounced off the 9MA-1min. But now my stop was far away (still VWAP) so my share size was half of what it was before. Then after a minute I heard Andrew said he was getting out of the trade which caused some stress since I was staying in the trade. But with my large stop I was fine staying in. About a minute later the price started to move up and made my day. What did I do good today? Traded late in the morning for me, where I found my winner. What I am grateful from today? Third times the charm.
  12. Monday 04/13/2020 I had a well-being score of 7.5/10 this morning. I took 1 live trade with DAL. My watchlist: MU, MGM, DAL, TSLA, CCL, and BA. Well I took a 5 day vacation. I didn’t feel myself lately. My discipline was really waning. I usually don’t take enough time off from trading, but at least my family’s vacation will force me to stop trading a couple times a year. Due to the pendemic the vacation was cancelled of course. So I went awhile without a break. Plus, the additional stress that of course will be added at this time, I needed a break. I was actually prepared to trade last Wednesday, but I didn’t feel myself. I didn’t even have a plan at the open. I always have a plan. I knew something was up and shortly after the open I turn off my platform and walked away for 5 days. DAL had an interesting PM. The last five 1min candles before the open all touched the 24.95 price without breaking it. SPY was also dropping as we went into the open. The plan was to go short if the price broke the 24.95 and 200MA-1min. DAL opened with strong volume. And quickly dropped below the two levels. I shorted with PDC as my target and the 24.95 as my stop. The price dropped and I took two quick partials. Then I set my autostop at B/E and was quickly stopped out. Another minute later it looked like DAL was setting up even more for a short and SPY was really dropping. So I shorted again. I know I take terrible partials, but today was ridiculous. I will chalk this up for being my first day back. But I caught a 10R move, so I usually get about half in profit. Today I got 1.4R profit from a 10R move. What did I do good today? Good use levels and watching SPY What I am grateful from today? Taking a short. I have been taking so many longs lately I am getting a bias.
  13. Tuesday 04/07/2020 I had a well-being score of 7/10 this morning. I took 1 live trade with CCL. My watchlist: AMD, MGM, DAL, AAPL, CCL, and BA. In PM CCL was bouncing between levels 12.23 and 12.41 for 25 minutes after 20 cent pop. I went long when the price bounced from 12.23. There was also a reasonable size ask above the 12.41 level. I have a 10c minimum stop rule for PM and first 30 minutes after the open. I don’t even have a hot key with a stop smaller than 10c. So my stop was larger than what the chart said I would need, but this gives me some buffer if I have to ride this into the open. My final target was $13. I was hoping to get at least one partial before the open. Though price slowly rised it never reached my price to take a partial. The price did increase enough that the 50MA-1min was above my stop to help it for support. The price open with good volume and I took a partial at the high of PM. Just as I did Andrew announced he entered the CCL trade making me feel I took my first partial too early. Then it took me 3 partials to take profit at 12.60. The spread was fine, but the price was just so spikey. My big partials were my first and 5th. Then all out when it broke HOPM. What did I do good today? Good use levels and taking smaller partial size. What I am grateful from today? Stressful trade but held on.
  14. Monday 04/06/2020 I had a well-being score of 7/10 this morning. I took 1 live trade with CCL. My watchlist: AMD, MGM, DAL, ZM, CCL, and BA. I usually don’t look for PM trades until 15 minutes before the open. But CCL was trading in a tight range with a sharp 8.85 reistance level and a more convoluted support level about 8.78. There was a reasonable size ask at 8.88 which would help the price break the 8.85 level. I took a long and then made a hot key mistake with setting my stop and took a loss. But I immediately re-entered. I was a bit stressed about taking a trade so early so I decided to set my stop and walk away for a few minutes. When I returned CCL had popped and started to head back down. I sold half my shares immediately. At that point I am done for the day. I spent the next few minutes trying to squeeze out a little more profit. I took a couple of SIM trades at the open, but nothing to speak of. What did I do good today? Good use of L2. I knew myself well enough that I should walk away from the screen, since I was jumpy and when I saw there was a well defined stop. What I am grateful from today? CCL pop was very lucky I am quite aware of that.
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