Trader Note

(Day after an election) ADP NFP up, bonds lower but briefly. Then right back up.

Cut Losses for Opportunities

It's better to get out of a losing trade and find…

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NFP, Bonds

(Non-Farm) ZN moved FULL point. Then slowly retraced. Amazing.

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Pullback and Runs

Markets General: Look for pullbacks before runs.

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1998 and Russia

When markets hear "1998 Russia": EU data doesn't matter. Short.

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2 Steps Ahead

Think 2 steps ahead (at least).

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3 Fibonacci Taps

2 Tap on a Fibonacci level is NOT 3! 3 taps goes t…

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30 Min

News Release: In the first 1/2 hour of a release,…

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30 sec

I have 30sec/tic to exit when the market is moving…

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5 hours max

Trade hard 5 hours max. Take a break to avoid performance drops.

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A Good Trade

Scalping can get you closer to even, but a good trade is better.

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ADP NFP, short week

Short week, ADP Non-farm in stable market doesn't…

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When markets are fast, your adrenaline is high, so…

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Get the brain to realize advantages (over HFTs).

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After Fed USA

Day after Fed, USA markets will make their move (often lower).

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After Fed World

Day after Fed, world market follows even if US mar…

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After Midnight

Tired? Don't trade bonds after midnight (30 min after NY open).

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Agri Options

Set wider targets for Agri options profits.


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Agri Volatility

Agriculture can be popping, even when overall mark…

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Airline vs Oil

OPEC pushing price lower will hit markets but boost airlines.

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Always Right

If you are only right 50%, then don't trade the da…

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Am I trading well?

Am I trading well? Yes->Big, No->Small

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If analysis is correct and trading is bad -> Be careful.

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Announcement: close position, pull orders. Then ri…

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Anticipating the Drop

When markets are testing new highs, bonds will go…

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Apple - EU

After Apple spike on S&P, plenty of 2 way pre-…

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Apple news

When apple releases after market, expect S&P m…

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Apple, S&P

Apple is no longer a big mover of the S&P500,…

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Asia Open

Monday Open: Early trade in Asia will drop after a…

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Asia Open after Friday Low

When USA markets move 3% lower on Friday, expect h…

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Asian Markets

Asian markets do NOT trade in lock step.

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Assumption Fail

NIFB Small Business Release: Markets collapse 2 mi…

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Attempt to square

Look for (others) "attempts to square" for opportunities.

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AU 10 yr and RBA

Au 10 year bond: RBA release retraces, mostly. Be…

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The day before a bond auction, bonds will sell off.

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Auto Numbers

Market goes up on / around when autos #s released…

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Bad News

Bad news cannot stop an enthusiastic market going…

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Bad News - ZN

(ZN)When markets trending, bad news pops will be short lived.


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Bad Start

When starting badly, at best you get one trade to…

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Bad Trades

Sometimes, it feels like every trade is a bad one.…

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Bank Wins

Bank your wins. Be prepared to run.

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Battle of Psychology

Trading is a constant battle to fight your own psychology.

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Be Agressive

Be first. Be aggressive.

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Be Biased

Have a bias.

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Be Consistent

Trade consistently. Use what works.

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Before a release

Use reason not gut to reverse a winning position s…

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Before NFP

Before NFP, there are plenty of chances to scalp i…

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Being Right

It is better to make money than "Be right".

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Better Prices

Things trade back, so get out and get back in at b…

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Have a bias. Scalp the bias side.

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Big Exit

Don't wait a long time for a big exit, just exit.

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Psychology of trading.

Markets general notes like correlation.

Dax Futures trade notes.

S&P Emini futures trade notes.

General notes.

Notes on stock trades.

Treasury futures trader notes.

Us 10 year Treasury Note futures trade notes.

Aussie 10 year Bond futures trade notes.

German Bund futures trade notes.

Trader notes on Gold, Oil, Grains, Coffee, Sugar and more.

Trader notes from trading oil.

Trader notes from trading Corn, coffee, wheat, sugar, etc. trade notes.

Trader notes from trading metals.

Trader notes from trading grains

Trader notes from trading meat futures and options.

Scalping notes.

Spread Trading notes.

Trading various news releases.

Volatility Index trading notes.

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