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 October 2004 Key Trades

Charts below reflect profit targets (pt's) based on Japanese Candlestick s/r levels. Profit targets suggest where the trader should have exited.

However, the trader's actual exit that's posted below in the commentary will not always be exact to the profit target (pt) due to real trading conditions.

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These highlighted trades are not based on points. They are based on a trader's ability to recognize a repetitive price pattern and exploit the trade management of the price pattern...initial stops, trailing stops, profit targets and any contingency plans (re-entry signals).

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October 7th Thursday 2004

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Chart by QCharts

October Complete Trade Journal

I don't use traditional support resistance levels like most traders that are using pivot point methodologies.  My s/r levels (zones) are based upon candlesticks (not their highs and lows) to get a better representation of volume distribution for particular patterns that requires volume analysis.

Simply, it's just another way of seeing supply and demand.

This particular bearish candlestick continuation pattern I traded is very similar to a Falling Three Methods.

Short Entry ER2 @ 570.30

Japanese Candlestick patterns combined with price volume analysis is a competitive edge

However...the problem with this trade was that my broker execution platform had stalled on me (could have been internet connection problems) in which it caused me to miss my trade signal entry price...

Resulting in me chasing down the price beyond my designated chase range as defined in the trading plan.

Yet, via the management for this trade was very easy...initial stops, trailing stops and profit targets were by the book (trading plan).

Covered @ 569.30, 567.90 and 569.40

Trade Signal Source: Advance Price Action Only Report

Overall Trade Performance:

Key Concepts for your Homework: Falling Three Methods, Chase Range, Trading Plan and Volume Distribution.

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October 5th Tuesday 2004

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October Complete Trade Journal

Often during low volatility trading environments...I will intentionally delay my entry for a better price after a trade signal.

Today the trade signal was @ 1008am est and I went Long @ 1015am est. My entry price was still within the residual price reaction of the trade signal and I was able to get a better price.

Long Entry YM @ 10175.00

Japanese Candlestick patterns combined with price volume analysis is a competitive edge

Like last month...Bullish Dark Hammer patterns seem to be in vogue (popular with lots of follow-through).

Once again...the initial stop was very tight due to getting a better price entry and price volume divergence gave the Long position plenty of reason for follow-through upwards.

Trade management for this trade was very easy...initial stops, trailing stops and profit targets were by the book (trading plan).

Last of all, I truly believe that no matter what type of price action only trader you may should have at least one Japanese Candlestick pattern integrated into your trade methodology.

Exited @ 10180.00, 10192.00 and 10199.00

Trade Signal Source: Intraday Market Tendencies Report

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