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Posted 05-11-2011 at 08:00 PM by Magic Comments 40
Posted in Software , Futures , COT Report
Hi Folks,

Itís done. My brain and patience has been taxed to the hilt. The worst of it was cleaning the data. Itís amazing how crappy the legacy reports are. They have commodities still listed that only go up to 1997. And some, like G$ commodity index, have so may holes in it I wonder why they arenít in jail. When looking at the charts you must pay particular attention to the dates.

And, talking about dates: I had to use several controls to get the data parsed, sorted...

Posted 04-11-2011 at 02:29 PM by Magic Comments 18
The whole Wyckoff course is in Unit 1. (The charts discussed here are in VOL01.pdf and VOL02.pdf.) The otheres are supplements and practice.

Unit 2 is has some refinements to what has already been covered with a Quiz at the end of each section.

The Unit 3 pdf has the charts discussed in the lectures found in the Unit 3 folder. The folder has 12 lectures in mp3 and document format. There are some supplemental documents here as well.

Unit 4 is practice...

Posted 04-09-2011 at 12:12 AM by Magic Comments 6
The mantra for successful trading: ďLet your winners run and cut your losses.Ē

Itís about personal discipline and managing your capital account with the goal of minimizing losses. With the Trading Plan you think in terms of probabilities. With your Trading Rules you think in terms of Capital Preservation through psychological self-discipline.

Whereas the Trading Plan is the support line for your trading activities, the Trading Rules is the resistance line.

Posted 04-06-2011 at 09:42 PM by Magic Comments 8
Posted in Strategies , Journaling
You must be insane if you are not keeping a Trading Journal. One of everyoneís favorite definitions of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results."

A Trading Journal is not about simply tracking your numbers and making some notes. It is about finding weaknesses to overcome and maximizing your strengths when you recognize them. That is, making improvements - improving your system and rules. (I define a system as a group of strategies.)

Posted 04-03-2011 at 07:17 PM by Magic Comments 1
This is a step-by-step Trading Plan for short to medium term swing trading in the Equities markets. This will be an ongoing project starting as a demo account. Every aspect of this will be experimental. You can follow (help out) the experiments in my Journal - Salvia Divinorum.

This will start focused on trading the Wyckoff Method. Other aspects won't be so important in the beginning. One of those "unimportant aspects" will be money management. For now, it will be kept to the K.I.S.S....
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