Monday, December 31, 2012


+9 pips

-55 pips
- totally tilted

+36 pips
-when market is "right" profit is easily obtained

Friday, November 30, 2012


-4 pips

-8 pips

+8 pips

-10 pips

- three pips is enough in this enviroment
- if it's possible top of the range don't tick yourself out
- adding second position only complicate things and get you out prematurely
- second position problem again
- after finally profit continuation trade that's low probability in this choppy low range market
- nervous trades, saved on one
- again three pips should be enough however small it looks
- not thought out trades in the end made while I was really doing other things, lost eight pips

-19 pips

Friday, November 2, 2012

September & October

Hello fellow traders
I reloaded my account with fresh bullets. Trading fever is not keeping me glued to screens like it used to. Long gone are the days of juicy intraday trading ranges in forex. Nevertheless I'm still here.

 +7 pips

-7 pips

+5 pips

-25 pips

+15 pips

-2 pips

-6 pips

-10 pips

-17 pips


Scalping, so easy to lose, so easy to add one more trade.
-31 pips

Finally some profit with little bit different scalping then usual.

+18 pips

-5 pips

 -18 pips
I was profitable in trend but I decided to continue playing around, looking for reversal back down so profit melted and loss became bigger. This is kind of market that is hard to see lately.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


June 21.

June 25.

Experiment, trading both directions at the same time with different sizes, fading myself.

June 28.

Monday, June 4, 2012


Started the month optimistic and with few good days. Later bad days got out of hand. As usual when emotions kick in my daily stop limit was breached.

I'm seriously contemplating leaving behind scalping. On some days I'm able to turn profit, but very hard and rare. On bad days I can't contain bad behavior and lose so much more then I win on good days. The problem is that I'm little disinterested in other forms of trading, other time frames. So when I don't scalp I don't trade.

May 2.
+12 pips

May 3.
+7 pips

May 7.
+11 pips

May 8.
+10 pips
On my second trade I was slow at entry as I clicked it moved 3pips, so I got bad position. Third trade it would be better to take 3-4 pips and not wait. I was overall slow this morning in every sense.

May 9.
-26 pips
Anger level through the roof.

May 10.
+11 pips
Eur/jpy was main drive down, steady but firm, eur/usd couldn't resist down force. At least I saw it like that.

May 11.
+5 pips

May 14.
-3 pips

May 15.
+3 pips

May 16.
-48 pips
I can't stop

May 17.
-18 pips
I had profit of 8 pips and I should have stop trading at that. Let's say greed kicked in and then I traded poorly. 

Afternoon session
-13 pips
Impatient, just jumping in.

May 23.
-6 pips

May 2012. results

-55 pips

Friday, May 4, 2012

May longer term trades

Long this pair, daytrading decision based on market that was moving. Forty pips target and stop. So no real conviction about the trade. After my entry it stopped moving up, so I decided to abandon this idea at b/e.

Later pair hit target, but I'm not disappointed in my call. It was momentum based call based on my scalping thinking, probably not so effective for longer term plays. Too close stop to let it play around. 

Nzd/usd broke the range on daily. This is very late entry. Hundred pips R. Basing decision that this kind of break will have real follow thrue. Maybe it would be wiser to wait for some kind of setup for entry, not jump in just because I'm analyzing the market right now. Maybe 100 pips stop isn't enough if move test break level first.  
Decided to take profit at 0.6R

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Longer term trades

First trade short of aud/usd after negative fundamental news. It's not ideal to open such trade pretty much late. I gave it big stop of 77 pips. Target was the same.  Three open trades were just because I was experimenting with sizing in relationship to stop. First stop was 100 pips, when I changed stop I took bigger size for a trade. Yellow mark is average.
That trade didn't really work from the start. I had nice push after being first in negative but then it reversed. I'm thinking that on such trades that from start don't really go in my direction I should take profit if later given in size that was previous negative move. But it's all fluid, I really don't know is that optimal. I didn't touch this trade, or reevaluate it. I just left it to do whatever. Maybe some trade management would be better to exit with smaller loss then full R.

Entry short immediately after the news, move before the trade was instant. Support held and it moved slowly toward the stop. I wouldn't do much different in this trade. I think that probability was more for down side. Stop and target were 100 pips. Maybe stop should have been lower because if it goes back to 160 resistance it's hardly weak. Maybe in this case stop of 70 and target 70-100.

Third trade short in eur/gbp.This trade was opened around the same time as previous short in gbp/usd. I didn't believe that previous down break in eur/gbp will so easily fail on gbp weakens. So I shorted with idea that it's now top of the range. It worked that way. When I checked that trade next day I found it not taking my take profit for just one pip, so I closed.

Fourth trade short eur/usd after Spain downgrade. I was early in the move. Two trades because I found out that I don't need 100 pips stop to invalidate my idea of down side. So I doubled the position because I only needed 50 pips R. At first I set up things that one take profit is at 1R and second at 2R. Later after move went in my direction I moved my stop down and widen the take profit. So for first trade it was at 3155 and move only went to 3160. It moved exactly 1R. After it rushed bit by bit back up (I was by the screen scalping) I was mad because of my greed. If I had 1R target all would be peachy. I didn't believe that it was full reversal, I expected some resistance at some point.
Basically it's very hard for me to decide what to do with the trade in between my stop and target. On smaller time frames it's different story from minute to minute and I can't judge clearly.
So those were my longer time trades. I don't know will I continue with it. This is only testing and treading water. It's interesting but I feel little bit new and clueless.