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    Dan m Trading Journal

    15/8/19 feel okay today very medium not much to report. had an odd day, a pretty frustrating start but once a took a break came back to make 3 pretty decent trades so ended up just in the green and calling it a day. 11 trades: 8 winners (VWAP reversal, False breakout, VWAP bounce, trend trade x 2, booty reversal x 3) 2 losers (chasing an ORB, trend trade) 1 what the fuck was i doing. (overtrading AMD) but my winners were small/average winners and losers were full sized. Trade 1: didnt find a good 5 min orb so chased cgc and stopped out. not a good start. Trade 2: thought AMD was doing a VWAP reversal, didnt partial at VWAP which was stupid then i saw how it bounced so flipped my position for a profit and profited some on the way down. Trade 4: CSCO already bounced off VWAP so after it bounced again i went long, got 1 partial then out at b/e. Trade 5: to be honest cant really describe my thought process here. was just overtrading AMD gonna leave it at that. ill try not to do it again but we all know i will... Trade 6: WMT was weak at the open, it made a big pullback but rejected the 9 on the 5 min so went short on the way down got some partials then out at b/e. Trade 7: CGC bounced off the 200 on the 1 perfectly so went short at the 20 with a very tight stop and got all out when it reached the 200 again expecting another bounce, quick scalp. Trade 8: WMT was looking like a trend, got in on a hammer, added after the next hammer that was a higher low but reversed on me. Trade 9: MU turned very bullish, so i went long at a consolidation as the MAs were crossing and got 1 partial at VWAP then out when it wasnt making higher lows. Trade 10: CGC looked like it was reversing and also broke out of a lower highs area so went long for a nice move up. Trade 11: third reversal in a row, made 3 successive higher lows so went long after the third one for a nice move up and out before b/e overall feel okay about the day, wish i didnt trade the open and get worked up tbh, but taking a break did a world of good.
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    14/8/19 feeling rough today, think im getting a cold so didnt sleep well. had to take a quick nap during the premarket show... and not a good trading day at all. kinda the opposite day to yesterday, nothing trading well, i think its more down to the market than me though so not really kicking myself. everything was just trading with SPY today. 5 trades 5 losers (ORB x 2, 10 min engulfing, wedge breakup, VWAP bounce) edit had 1 winner straight after i wrote this (short off resistance, then flipped to a breakout) Trade 1: tried a 5 min ORB with the best entry i could but went against me Trade 2: again 5 min ORB on AMD, stopped out just before it moved down but respected my stop so cant complain. Trade 3: the third 5 min engulfed the previous 2 candles so went short small sizr and added on a pullback, unfortunately couldnt get a partial then stopped out when the tides were turning. Trade 4: saw a wedge with a daily level id already drawn, my only issue with this trade is i shouldve raised my stop as the wedge got smaller, but still was a good setup in my mind. Trade 5: apple previously bounced off VWAP and looked like it was about to again, it mightve worked but it was just doing exactly what spy was so i got out at b/e. Trade 6: saw JD was at that resistance again, went short expecting a leg lower, but once i saw it wasnt going anywhere i flipped my position expecting it to breakout and it did, to 1 partial then out above break even, but in hindsight i maybe should've stayed in because that really strong resistance was now support... not a good day, but i blame the day more than myself.
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    13/8/19 hit the gym early this morning and had a tough workout so feeling kind of exhausted so hoping i dont do anything stupid but feeling good still and keen to get started. Amazing day today, although i think most people had pretty good days today, market was on a tear. 5 trades: 4 winners (ORB, False breakout, wedge breakup, trend trade) 1 loser almost winner (pullback on a strong stock) Trade 1: i traded within the first 5 minutes but i was just so confident so making that an exception to the rule. I put in an order so waited for the price to come down to reduce my risk, got an amazing entry and got a 5:1 on roku. almost doubled my target for the day but as im getting close to going live i carried on trading. Trade 2: This looked like a perfect VWAP false breakout. waited until it came a fair bit below VWAP and went short with a large share size, took partials quickly and got out at b/e. Trade3: This was my only losing trade, but i shouldve kept original stop at below the wick of the previous candle, if i had this wouldve been a big winner. JD was strong, waited for a pullback and confirmation of a bounce and went long. unfortunately stopped out too early. Trade 4: saw an ascending wedge, went long near the bottom of the wedge to reduce risk, and waited for a breakout. got a couple partials then stopped out at b/e. Trade 5: MU i think i noticed a trend, waited for a wick, went short after it formed, added after the next pullback and turned out to have a really nice pop. once it lost steam i got out the rest, just in time because it shot up after i got out. Brilliant day for me overall, more than tripled my daily target.
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    12/8/19 bit of a heavy weekend, but tried my best to catch up on sleep with a lie in this morning so feeling ok but not 100%. Still looking forward to trading more and more. Had a nice feeling when i woke up on saturday and got a bit bummed out when i realised i couldn't trade that day just proving to myself that i am enjoying this journey. bad day today, just nothing going my way, but didnt do too badly in terms of my rules. 1 winner (5 min ORB) 5 losers (5 min ORB, VWAP bounce, Wedge breakout x 2, ABCD) Trade 1: pretty simple 5 min ORB on MU, stopped out below VWAP Trade 2: once it came back above VWAP after bouncing of some support i went long again for a nice trade. Trade 3: It sold off a lot then looked like a VWAP bounce but broke VWAP and i stopped out. Trade 4: thought i saw a wedge form so went long, got 1 partial then stopped out. this stock was moving really weirdly and shook up my psychology quite a bit. Trade 5: basically tried to take the same trade again, again with 1 partial, then i had a stop loss order sent but when it triggered it didnt actually go through because the stock was on SSR? so took quite a hit on this trade Trade 6: looked like an ABCD pattern about to break up so went long, but went against me and stopped out below the support.
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    9/8/19 Feel pretty good today despite yesterday. not much to report. And had a reeeally good day, took perfect setups and was very patient. i think wednesdays and fridays are my good days 6 trades: 3 winners (ABCD, ABCD/VWAP bounce, wedge breakout) 2 losers (false breakout, trend trade) 1 at break even. (ORB) Trade 1:5 min ORB on AMD, got in before andrew though so i wasnt blindly following. had a nice entry on a pullback and got 1 partial then stopped out at b/e. Trade 2: FTCH very weak at the open, looked like a VWAP reversal then a false breakout was happening so went short below VWAP but stopped out. still happy with this trade as it was a proper setup. Trade 3: UBER was consolidating then punched through VWAP with volume then started consolidating. kinda like an ABCD i guess. got a great entry and partialled all at the right Rs for my rules. Trade 4: looked like the start of a trend trade so i tried to go short after a pullback but stopped out above the 20 on the 1 min. these usually dont go my way until later in the day, need to remember that. Trade 5: kinda the same trade as i took on UBER before. it came down and bounced off VWAP so i went long when it looked like it was losing it then patiently waited for my partials. Trade 6: this was my favorite trade. NKTR i was gonna get in and then it started running before i entered and it ran for $2 and i didnt chase it which i was happy and sad about. but later i saw this ascending triangle form, i got in near the bottom of the triangle to reduce risk and waited for it to pop, it did exactly what i thought and i was so confident i waited and got much more than my 2:1 Rs out of it so i was very happy. Really good day overall. hopefully many more like this to come.
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    8/8/19 feeling good today, finally getting into a good routine with gym and eating well and generally getting my shit together not to mention i got a new mattress which did wonders for my sleep. really over traded today. realised i have a long bias toward ROKU because of a day i traded it a while ago and made loads of money, and it cost me today. 1 winner 7 losers.... not great setups. Trade 1: missed a good entry for a 5 min orb on ROKU, twice but didnt screenshot the second one. Trade 3: this was actually a nice trade, guess its a 15 min ORB. in on a pull back, partialled at the right times for my rules and made exactly 2Rs which made back my previous 2R losses. Trade 4: this is where i start to go pear shaped. i dont like ROKU ive decided. thought it was aboutto break up dont really know why. stopped out Trade 5: thought id try for a long on a pull back on a strong stock but didnt work out. Trade 6: and again... Trade 7: looked like a nice trend forming so got in after a long low wick on the 1 min, got 1 partial then stopped out late so gave it all back. Trade 8: this is me just being stupid dont even wanna talk about it. thank god for sim
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    7/8/19 after my horrible day yesterday i went and caught up on the wednesday workshops ive missed over the passed few weeks and they have been helpful. i havent been taking proper set ups so im now going to start recording how many winners i have for specific strategies and hope that will keep me only taking good setups and give me an idea of what im better at. feel really happy about today, only took good setups 6 winners 4 losers Trade 1: 5 min ORB, the red candles had much lower volume than the green so i went long just below VWAP with a tight stop and turned out to be a perfect entry and a nice trade. Trade 2: DIS looked weak and looked like it was doing a false breakout so got in on a pullback to VWAP but stopped out, slightly missed my stop but not by much. Trade 3: CVS was respecting the 50 in the 5 and saw it bounce off the second time so went long, got a nice scalp at VWAP then out at b/e. Trade 4: ROKU broke VWAP with volume so went short on a slight pullback for a reverse ABCD below VWAP but stopped out. Trade 5: WW was strong and looked like it was bouncing off the MAs so went long for a scalp then stopped out at b/e. Trade 6: this looked like the start of a reversal making lower lows so went short on a pullback but stopped out when it made a new high. Trade 7: it then couldnt make a new high so went short for the reversal with small size at first then added on the way down. i knew i was going into support so got out early and actually got the perfect exit. Trade 8: DIS was strong and bounced off a lot of MAs so went long and took some good profit before i stopped out at b/e. Trade 9: CVS was strong and dropped suddenly so i went long for a move back up but stopped out below the MA support. Trade 10: i really liked this trade. CVS was strong all day and came down to VWAP, i expected a bounce and got a perfect entry just below VWAP. got one nice partial and brought my stop to b/e but i was really patient with it, saw a pendant form and waited for a breakout then just waited for my 2R then 3R for final exit. Really good day for me taking good setups. Happy Dan
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    6/8/19 feel pretty good today but hoping the markets a bit more stable today, looks like it should be with only 1 thing on the gappers at the time of writing. crack head day thankful im not live :):):):):) Trade 1: seemed like a good entry for a 5 min ORB but stopped out small size. Trade 2: went for the engulfing crack on NVDA and got a nice trade on this. Trade 3: this was reaaaally bad, went short on a pullback but didnt reduce my share size for being so extended from VWAP and so panicked and didnt stop out so took a huge loss on this trade. really glad i wasnt live for this although DAS would've cancelled this trade once i hit max loss. Trade 4: thought AMD was weak from the open so was expecting push lower from VWAP. i was so keen to make my money back i kept adding more which i shouldnt have done, i had 4 x my max share size in this trade and if it went against me i would've blown up... Trade 5: ROKU looked like it was reversing with a double bottom. had a trend line drawn for my stop but made a hotkey mistake on my exit so took another big loss on this. Trade 6: basically the same as the ROKU trade and it screwed me in the same way. calling it a day i wont come back from this and will make stupid mistakes now and get frustrated.
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    5/8/19 feeling good today, decent sleep and second time back at the gym this morning so im feeling energetic and positive, hoping for another clear-headed day like friday. This is an odd market day, everything selling off so going to keep share sizes smaller. a mixed day finished just in the red. Trade 1: stopped out on a 5 min ORB Trade 2: BP engulfed the previous 5 min candle with volume but missed the bulk of the move and stopped out. Trade 3: MU decreased with volume, got in on a pull back but stopped out. if i was live i think id stop after 3 losses in a row because i get frustrated. Trade 4: think i revenge traded this/saw it rejected VWAP but stopped out again. Trade 5: CARS bounced at VWAP so went long and got a good scalp, spread was bad or price was moving too fast so didnt get as much as i should Trade 6: MU making lower lows/highs so went short on a pullback but stopped out near VWAP Trade 7: thought SQ had lost VWAP but stopped out. Trade 8: TWTR was struggling at a support level so went long for a reversal. lost hope when it kept holding the 20 EMA on the 1 so switched my position and the support broke so got a nice trade. Trade 9: moving average cross so went long on a pullback for a nice scalp on NVDA
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    2/8/19 feeling better today, got a much better sleep so feeling more positive today, lets hope it makes a difference and who would have guessued it, a muuuuch better day. Trade 1: okay this one i just got in because andrew said it was long so not good trading on my part but still got a decent scalp with half my shares. Trade 2: after an engulfing candle and increasing volume on the 1 min i tried to get in on a pullback but got stopped out. Trade 3: This just really looked long to me, had increasing volume with price on the 1, low volume pullback then a hammer forming so i went long expecting a pop but it went against me so i got out. Trade 4: CLDR was really weak from the open. saw it pop above VWAP and come straight back down, so went short on a VWAP false breakout and had a nice trade, shouldve stayed in this longer because after the pullback i got out on it just kept going down, but i hit well over my 2:1 RR so im happpy. Trade 5: MU was very strong at the open, when it started to sell off i was expecting a VWAP bounce so waited for it to come back up and went long. was hoping for a pop above PCL but it never came. i also accidently added on my second partial so i raised my stop to above b/e. Trade 6: SQ broke above VWAP with alot of volume so i went long on a pullback with a really tight stop, but got stopped out. with was a false breakout, shouldnt really have taken this since it had already done the same thing 30 min previously and bounced off the same level. Trade 7: This was supposed to be a trend trade trying to get in on a pullback but stopped out at the 20EMA Trade 8: a triple bottom had already formed so i went long with a small size, after the 4th bottom formed i was more confident, i drew a wedge and once the price popped above it i added more and it turned out to be a very nice trade and i caught most of the move. Trade 9: trend trade on APHA, saw higher lows and higher highs, waited for the hammer on the 1 min like kurt says and went long with stop below the wick of the hammer. I was near my goal and needed to get off to do something so got out but wouldve let it run until it didnt make a new high. still a nice trade.
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    1/8/19 feeling really crap today, dont think ill trade for long if it doesn't go well from the start. Trade 1: 5 min ORB stopped out due to too large share size. Trade 2: 5 min ORB on AMD, entry wasnt great because i was trading SPWR but turned out to be a nice trade. Trade 3: dont know what i was doing here guess i thought it would bounce. feel like a hot mess tbh Trade 4/5/6: me being stupid. went short, went against me so took the reversal and got stoppped out again. the traded it long and partialled out straight away because i was scared. Dont feel up to it today and lost a lot... think im gonna go take a nap.
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    31/7/19 still feeling run down. at my aunts at the moment brought all my computer stuff with me so i can still trade, kinda nice to be in a change of scenery okay change of scenery not good, made a load of mistakes today and my DAS is being really weird, one not sending orders straight away and 2 not cancelling orders at all... very annoying so im stopping. Trade 1: 5 min ORB ENPH, got a good entry but chickened out when i thought it wasn't going anywhere. Trade 2: realised it was moving so got straight back in for some profit and the stopped out at brake even. Trade 3: AMD was really weak and saw a high wick touching VWAP so went short expecting a reversal. took profit along the way but for my last one made a hotkey mistake and added more. Trade 4: after i was out i thought a double bottom was forming on the 1 min so went long with a stop below the support but got stopped out. Trade 5: me getting chopped up by apple at VWAP lol Trade 6: Tried for the reversal again, never really know where to set my stop for these kinds of trades so i just tend to keep it tight then get back in which i did here. My first partial was another hotkey mistake but apart from that it was a decent trade. Trade 7: AMD rejected VWAP 3 times so I went short, taking one partial then stopping out when it started to look really strong. Trade 8, 9: after AMD finally broke above VWAP i thought it would carry on but got stopped out twice. It did do what i thought it would 5 mins later but wasnt paying attention. Quite a frustrating day with some okay trades and some not so good but a lot of mistakes on my part, need to pay more attention to where my fingers are on the keyboard...
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    30/7/19 not feeling too fresh today but had a while off and need to get back into it before i lose the motivation.. Trade 1: went for an ORB on PG on a pullback. it dropped suddenly and i got out, then in and then out again. too volatile and took too large a share size to let it drop to VWAP. Trade 3: went short once it was about to engulf the first 5 min candle. took some profit then stopped out at break even. Trade 4: went long on a break of VWAP with volume but got stopped out on a pullback and then back in above VWAP for a nice trade. I started to notice how im not patient with entries and usually always take more than one try so thought to try harder to wait for pullbacks. Trade 6: Saw MU falling and was currently on an upwards pullback sitting at VWAP so went short. i was 1 penny away from my first partial but annoyingly it never came back and i stopped out. Trade 7: dont really know what I was thinking here tbh. trying to chase on the first one then couldnt tell ya. Trade 9: PFE making lower highs and lows on the 1 min. Got a very nice entry and rode it until it couldn't make a new high, very nice trade. Trade 10: PG rejected VWAP twice so went long and waited for my partials. again nice trade. Trade 11: SSNC had been on a big rise and was consolidating so went long with a tight stop below the support at 49.8 and it just took off so i partialled fast for a scalp. A good day for me in the end after a really bad loss at the start so im happy, and first green day in a while but feel like I was making better choices today. gotta try to keep it up.
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    24/7/19 mad weather in the uk last night, lightning storm and the heat kept me up so feeling a bit rough today. Im off to a festival tomorrow and feeling keen to have a good day before my break. fingers crossed. Trade 1: 5 min orb on MU, wasn't ready yet. Trade 2: a lot of buying pressure on the 5 min and increasing volume on the 1 so went long but stopped out early and missed out on the move Trade 3: kinda chased this move at first so got out as i was extended from VWAP. got back in after it bounced from VWAP for a quick scalp. Trade 4: ABCD on MU but it went below where i thought the support was, only to do the final leg just after i got out annoyingly. Trade 5: thought this was at a bottom of a pullback, so tried to ride it to the top but turned out to be a reversal. Crappy day again. not sure what i need to work on but ill give it a proper think after my break.
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    Dan m Trading Journal

    23/7/19 taken the last few days off for personal reasons. Haven't been feeling great after a break up so been feeling sorry for myself and thought best not to make it worse by trading badly. still not feeling 100% but dont wanna take too much time off. Trade 1-6 LOL. went for a 4 min orb and got stopped out. once it came above VWAP got in again for a nice trade but missed a lot of profit by saving too many shares and missed the peak of the trade. 3: once it went came back above VWAP i went long again. this was stupid as it was a low volume pullback on a down trend. then did the same thing again straight after. Stupid. 5: saw on the 1 min that the price bounced straight off 50 and near the 20 on the 5 min so went long with a good entry for a quick scalp. and then got stopped out at break even. 6:after i was stopped out and the price went below the 50 on the 1 min that it help before i took short for the reversal and made some profit but made a hotkey mistake and lost some money there. Trade 7: Thought MU was bouncing from the VWAP but got stopped out due to a drop with volume. price paused for a minute with low volume so thought a continuation was coming so went short for a nice trade and got out at a daily level. trade 9: heard brian say he was going long for a reversal on ROKU, i wasnt confident and so sold all my shares in one spike for a very nice scalp. Trade 10: dont really know what i was doing here, and after the price drop with high volume i shouldn't have taken this trade long. i also stopped out late for a big loss and then frustrated i took the reversal without really thinking and that was also a bad idea. should really have a cool off period after a losing trade... Trade 12: tried the same thing again with ROKU twice but with no luck. kept my stops tight though and followed stuck to them well. Trade 14: NVDA broke through VWAP with increasing volume so went long but i missed the move and decided i was too frustrated to carry on so decided go get out at b/e and stop trading. pretty bad day, stopped before i hit my max loss due to frustration but this i think was a good move.
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