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Chikot
Aug 10 2012 at 06:07
2299 posts
Looks like news from China are hurting aud and nzd. moved stops to under BE on both pairs related. and couple of other trads on the verge of closing. might be more opportunities around the corner.
minosd777
Aug 10 2012 at 11:22
44 posts
yes i am watching aud/jen for a break of the 82.30 level, i think aud can go back to 1.0420, it's also interesting to see how eur/aud is trading near resistance line
Chikot
Aug 10 2012 at 12:44
2299 posts
yes, potential is big on this pair. I have moved stop to be, but cross fingers it finally really can break up. China news were bad for Aud.
Chikot
Aug 10 2012 at 12:44
2299 posts
I think aud is weakening.
Chikot
Aug 10 2012 at 13:03
2299 posts



been 7 hours in this trade, BE stop got missed by 1.5 pips. took half at 30 pips and the rest got taken out at 15 pips my original risk. i was thinking it was going to at least mid point between s1 and s2.

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Chikot
Aug 10 2012 at 13:04
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I would say conditions are not for newbies to trade. hours spent to get just few pips. in 2008-2010 it would garner 100 pips.
I also wonder how anybody can trade form 1 min now. I think it might cause permanent insanity.
Chikot
Aug 14 2012 at 14:10
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yesterday: all break even trades





today: 2 winners 1:1 both up and down and 1 5 pips loser in the beginning. got stopped on my short by spike then it moved to my target. I tend to stop trading by 6:30 a.m.





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Chikot
Aug 15 2012 at 14:58
2299 posts
Had messy night. 1 BE, few 4-5 pips losses and 1 full size loser and finally caught a big short made up for losers and added some.
PA was very messy. i was bullish most of the time. The problem was that I am trading form pivots and today daily, weekly and monthly pivots are within 20 pips from each other. no wonder PA was so messy until the last moment.






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minosd777
Aug 15 2012 at 15:09
44 posts
These are difficult conditions to trade!! This month may be the worst month I ever saw in PA. I think it's better to stay at the sidelines and only trade the big opportunities and wait for september, the problem is that i leave on vacation that month! Terrible!! :D

As you can see I made some small losses in August, averaging a loss of 0.4% so that's still acceptable, I will be looking for pairs with a very strong trend to take some big positions, i want to make some percentages, maybe I will even risk 1% on a trade

Chikot
Aug 15 2012 at 17:06
2299 posts
Yes, it is whipsaw. Got bad luck to start trading beginning of July but gotta start some time. The thing is I am trying to get on trend in the beginning the moment i have signal, so I have to take signals. I did not take a number of signals before still on demo resulting in missing few big trends. Now let's imagine I get few big runners with r:r 5/1- to 1 of risk and it is pretty possible. pips wise, gbp/aud and eur/aud trades would bring 8:1 and 10:1 r:r. and I did not take aud/chf long and few others. so, the picture is clear. few such trades can make a lot of % and I have to take all signals whether bad or good time cause I have no idea when trend starts. but I can assure, once trends start I will ride them.
You are looking for established trends but I cannot afford to miss ones, i need to take all signals. ia m going on vacation in September too but will be entering trades even during vacation. no way I can miss trends.
Chikot
Aug 15 2012 at 17:16
2299 posts
Note that I am cutting size per each trade as I am in DD. My trade size is now directly related to current balance. I am getting now what it means to go through DD period but I have no doubt trends will resume and I will get on them.
Chikot
Aug 16 2012 at 15:33
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one trade closed -5 pips. had to go and missed long opportunity. someone told me tomorrow option expiration so must be some volatility. not sure if I trade but will try if get up.

hopefully markets are taking off....

e/u had to close short again, will see how today closes and might go long again.

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Chikot
Aug 20 2012 at 20:41
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one trade today and to bed. I am in front of PC every day but some Fridays at 1:30 a.m. EST. Was targeting 1.2400 are around R2, but the price did not even reach R1. I knew it was going down, but was content with my win. double of risk.
overall hard month as there is no big runs at London time when trade.

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stevewalker
stevewalker
Aug 20 2012 at 21:21
1439 posts
summer and Monday.
worst match 😑
Chikot
Aug 20 2012 at 21:31
2299 posts
actually that was a good Monday 😀 I was long. closed half for 32 pips and another half got stopped for 16 pips. risk was 15 pips. Expected more but sorry no. I only want to say when this thing breaks out there will be a long run either up or down.
stevewalker
stevewalker
Aug 20 2012 at 22:23
1439 posts
well done😄
Chikot posted:
actually that was a good Monday 😀 I was long. closed half for 32 pips and another half got stopped for 16 pips. risk was 15 pips. Expected more but sorry no. I only want to say when this thing breaks out there will be a long run either up or down.
Chikot
Aug 20 2012 at 22:48
2299 posts
this is a hard month to trade. no continuation on trades.
Chikot
Aug 21 2012 at 17:53
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Chikot
Aug 22 2012 at 15:33
2299 posts
was always long today. got spooked and closed trade for -8 pips, then reentered had about 20 pips and locked 10 pips. got stopped and this was the day





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