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 Post subject: August 16th Thursday - Futures, Forex, Stocks and ETF
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##TheStrategyLab primary purpose is for you to use the free chat room as a trade journal of your trades via you posting WRB Analysis of the price action you see on your monitors, posting price action analysis, ask real-time questions about WRB Analysis or posting your real-time trades (simulator or real money) in a timestamp environment after you've received confirmation from your broker trade execution platform. Simply, the free chat room is a trade journal of your trading day (thoughts and trades). In fact, if you think the only feedback you need is your broker statements and you decide to not discuss WRB Analysis nor post any real-time information about how you're viewing the markets nor post real-time trades...the free chat room will be a waste of your time and you will increase the odds of failing at trading.

The free chat room is located on the Freenode IRC network along with being a serious professional trading chat room for traders that want to talk about their use of WRB Analysis (e.g. Contracting Volatility, WRBs, WRB Hidden GAPs, WRB Zone, WRB/WRB Hidden GAP profit targets, Key Market Events, Reaction Highs/Lows, Expanding Volatility, WRB Zone, R area of WRB Zone, S area of WRB Zone) merged with their trade methods to improve the performance of their trade methods regardless if they're a position trader, swing trader, day trader, trend trader or range trader. Therefore, you're welcome to use the free chat room to ask questions about WRB Analysis, post your real-time price action trading analysis involving WRB Analysis merged with your own trade methods, post real-time trades or talk about general market issues impacting today's price action involving stocks, futures, exchange traded funds or forex currencies. In addition, we welcome all traders (beginners, experience, part-time, full-time) that are merging WRB Analysis with their trade methods or using WRB Analysis to help develop a better understanding of the price action (market context) they're trading.

With that said, thanks for reviewing (reading) the below timestamped trades, price action analysis or market commentaries and we highly recommend you make reading of the logs a part of your trading routine because you will sometimes find useful market context information that's critical to understanding price action trading. To qualify for access to our free ##TheStrategyLab chat room that's located on the Freenode IRC network...please follow the instructions at the TSL Support Forum @ http://www.thestrategylab.com/tsl/forum/viewforum.php?f=164

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[09:35:23] * Now talking in ##TheStrategyLab
[09:35:50] <Tigerman______> exit 2/3 @ 38.50 +3 t
[09:36:35] <wrbtrader> Missed the opening trying to fix a problem with the IRCcloud on a different computer
[09:37:04] <wrbtrader> I took it off my main computer and had problems with it on my other computer
[09:37:14] <Tigerman______> exit all 1/3 @ 38 +1t
[09:37:48] <Tigerman______> wrbtrader... sometimes these Apps are not well written
[09:38:11] <Tigerman______> I ll plan install Trillian or IRc cloud on my Ipad
[09:39:16] <wrbtrader> Same here when my iPad comes back from the repair shop.
[09:39:58] <wrbtrader> One of my kids accidentally broke the rear camera
[09:40:25] <Tigerman______> Lg ES 2837
[09:40:35] <Tigerman______> try expllot NQ weak
[09:41:19] <wrbtrader> Anybody notice the past month that the Emini futures are LESS correlated the first 30 minutes after the opening bell ?
[09:41:43] <Tigerman______> yep expecially NQ vs ES
[09:41:58] <Tigerman______> YM too thinking
[09:42:12] <wrbtrader> Its strange...its as if they're in different countries in comparison to each other.
[09:42:49] <wrbtrader> As if there's completely different key players involved...its easy to give the excuse that its HFT related
[09:43:14] <Tigerman______> exit 2/3 @ 37.50 +2t
[09:43:44] <Tigerman______> wrbtrader... low liquidity on ES and the others
[09:43:53] <wrbtrader> A relative suggested he thinks its because of more Option traders
[09:44:11] <Tigerman______> less Big investors
[09:44:23] <wrbtrader> Yes...that's my personal opinion
[09:44:26] <Tigerman______> a costant money flow out
[09:44:55] <Tigerman______> plus I think a costant Re-balance in Index
[09:45:15] <Tigerman______> to continue give the good performer to passive investors
[09:45:29] <wrbtrader> I know the rebalance plays a part but why do you say "constant" ???
[09:45:58] <Tigerman______> exit all 1/3 @ 37 +0
[09:46:57] <wrbtrader> Shorts Emini ES @ 2836.00 -> large size
[09:46:58] <Tigerman______> ah I mean seems they rebalnce often the index
[09:46:59] <wrbtrader> 10 contracts
[09:47:52] <wrbtrader> WRB pt1 reached on the chop but could not grab it :(
[09:48:17] <wrbtrader> volatility increasing
[09:49:20] <Tigerman______> lg ES 2836.50
[09:49:44] <Tigerman______> seems still a bull move in short frame
[09:50:28] <wrbtrader> Covered all Emini ES Short @ 2836.75 --> - 0.75
[09:50:50] <wrbtrader> Long Emini ES @ 2837.50 -> large size
[09:50:55] <wrbtrader> 10 contracts
[09:51:07] <Tigerman______> exit 2/3 @ 37.75 +5t
[09:51:16] <wrbtrader> Emini YM took off above the most recent reaction highs
[09:51:23] <wrbtrader> killed my Short :(
[09:51:51] <wrbtrader> Lets see if Emini ES futures can do the same...get above its most recent reaction highs
[09:52:48] <Tigerman______> exit 1/3 @ 38 +6t
[09:53:10] <wrbtrader> Exited all Emini ES Long @ 2837.75 --> + 0.25
[09:53:50] <Tigerman______> NQ try to ruin this Up move
[09:54:18] <wrbtrader> Long Emini ES @ 2838.25 -> large size
[09:54:27] <wrbtrader> 10 contracts
[09:54:29] <wrbtrader> :(
[09:54:36] <wrbtrader> problem in NQ
[09:55:06] <wrbtrader> Exited all Emini ES Long @ 2837.75 --> - 0.5
[09:55:30] <wrbtrader> Long Emini ES @ 2838.00 -> large size
[09:55:36] <wrbtrader> re-entry
[09:55:40] <wrbtrader> 10 contracts
[09:55:46] <Tigerman______> lg 38.25
[09:56:03] <Tigerman______> NQ... pleas be good :)
[09:56:10] <wrbtrader> Emini NQ now wants to work together with the other Eminis
[09:57:13] <Tigerman______> exit all @ 38.25 +0
[09:57:20] <Tigerman______> NQ... prrrr
[09:57:26] <wrbtrader> Exited all Emini ES Long @ 2838.00 --> 0
[09:57:52] <wrbtrader> Shorts Emini ES @ 2837.75 -> large size
[09:57:59] <wrbtrader> 10 contracts
[09:58:06] <Tigerman______> simply a different day vs yesterday open
[09:58:24] <wrbtrader> I'm just following NQ since its the one not co-operating "again"
[09:58:36] <wrbtrader> shallow WRB pt1 reached
[09:59:02] <Tigerman______> sh dax 12186
[09:59:38] <wrbtrader> Emini NQ now testing its most recent reaction lows
[10:00:02] <Tigerman______> exit dax 1/2 @ 184 +2 pt
[10:00:06] <wrbtrader> YM not following...its stuck inside the range of its most recent Up WRB Hidden GAP interval
[10:00:17] <wrbtrader> A lot of contradictions right now :(
[10:00:39] <wrbtrader> Covered all Emini ES Short @ 2837.50 --> + 0.25
[10:00:45] <Tigerman______> exit all Dax @ 12185.5 +.5 pt
[10:01:06] <Tigerman______> simply you can t mess up with dax :)
[10:01:28] <wrbtrader> Long Emini ES @ 2838.50 -> large size
[10:02:00] <wrbtrader> 10 contracts
[10:02:31] <wrbtrader> I have trigger happy fingers right now due to losing patience with this correlation issue
[10:04:51] <Tigerman______> agrred that save us butt
[10:05:33] <wrbtrader> I may shut this down and take a small loss for the trading day...I do not like this price action so far out of the gate
[10:05:45] <Tigerman______> lg es 38.75
[10:06:15] <werner1> Long Emini NQ @ 7408.00
[10:06:34] <werner1> Exited all Emini NQ Long @ 7411.50 --> + 3.5
[10:06:42] <werner1> @wrb pt1
[10:07:23] <wrbtrader> Exited all Emini ES Long @ 2839.00 --> + 0.5
[10:07:36] <Tigerman______> exit all @ 39.25 +2t
[10:08:00] <wrbtrader> Long Emini ES @ 2839.00 -> large size
[10:08:08] <wrbtrader> re-entry
[10:08:14] <wrbtrader> 10 contracts
[10:08:43] <wrbtrader> price action still active from the prior trade signal...just choppy now
[10:09:12] <Tigerman______> Fdax can rebound up here
[10:10:10] <Tigerman______> lg Fdax 12181.5
[10:10:56] <Tigerman______> exit all @ 181 - 0.5
[10:11:39] <Tigerman______> lg dax 12179
[10:12:07] <wrbtrader> A lot of lack of correlation still within the Emini futures
[10:12:48] <wrbtrader> YM now stuck in a tightning trading range
[10:13:07] <wrbtrader> NQ trying to move higher on contracting volatility
[10:13:16] <wrbtrader> Emini ES just lost :(
[10:13:25] <werner1> :(
[10:14:01] <werner1> ...bbl
[10:15:46] <Tigerman______> exit all Fdax @ 12181 +2 pt
[10:16:20] <Tigerman______> lg dax 12180
[10:16:45] <Tigerman______> I know it will go up...the issue is resist in this continue shake out
[10:18:54] <Tigerman______> exit all @ 80.5 +0.5 pt
[10:19:05] <Tigerman______> vola is kaput here too
[10:20:18] <Tigerman______> now dax spiked up at 12184 after my exit :(
[10:29:14] <wrbtrader> Emini ES futures above that most recent reaction high...catching up to what the YM had done earlier
[10:29:44] <wrbtrader> Now I need NQ to wake up to try to do the same
[10:30:01] <wrbtrader> If it can, it will help improve the correlation problem so far today
[10:32:05] <werner1> Long Emini NQ @ 7416.25
[10:32:19] <werner1> Exited all Emini NQ Long @ 7421.00 --> + 4.75
[10:32:54] <wrbtrader> :(
[10:36:05] <wrbtrader> Exited all Emini ES Long @ 2840.50 --> + 1.5
[10:36:14] <wrbtrader> :(
[10:36:27] <wrbtrader> trail stolen as soon as I tighten it
[10:36:31] <wrbtrader> unreal :(
[10:36:54] <wrbtrader> Best trade of the day with good patience
[10:37:02] <wrbtrader> no trail stop adjustments
[10:37:29] <wrbtrader> As soon as I tighten it with a 2 tick room...it almost instantly got taken :(
[10:37:50] <wrbtrader> Then it suddenly shoots back upwards...geeesh
[10:39:30] <Tigerman______> lg ES 41.75
[10:42:18] <Tigerman______> exit all @ 41.50 -1t
[10:42:35] <Tigerman______> maybe one of the last trades x today
[10:42:43] <Tigerman______> vola dead
[10:43:27] <wrbtrader> DAX looks range bound to me
[10:44:18] <wrbtrader> Yet, there are WRB Hidden GAP intervals in that range bound price action...enough to create trade opportunities
[10:44:26] <Tigerman______> yeah we need a test around 1220 to see something
[10:46:03] <Tigerman______> lg Dax 12207
[10:46:39] <Tigerman______> exit 1/2 @ 12212 +5 t
[10:50:12] <Tigerman______> exit all @ 12216 + 9pt
[11:01:21] <wrbtrader> Long Emini ES @ 2891.75 -> large size
[11:01:28] <wrbtrader> 10 contracts
[11:01:32] <wrbtrader> re-entry
[11:01:50] <wrbtrader> price action still within the activity of a prior trade signal
[11:02:03] <wrbtrader> shallow WRB pt1 reached
[11:03:45] <wrbtrader> Exited all Emini ES Long @ 2842.00 --> - 49.75
[11:04:00] <wrbtrader> correction...
[11:04:14] <wrbtrader> +0.50
[11:04:21] <wrbtrader> I posted the wrong entry price
[11:04:50] <wrbtrader> Long Upper Shadow interval first appeared in Emini NQ futures...
[11:05:08] <wrbtrader> not a trail stop pick...I exited because of what I saw in NQ
[11:05:35] <wrbtrader> +0.25 (not +0.50)
[11:06:00] <wrbtrader> Long Emini ES @ 2821.75 -> large size
[11:06:07] <wrbtrader> re-entry
[11:06:20] <wrbtrader> ES / NQ trying again to become correlated
[11:06:41] <wrbtrader> YM joining in and RTY too but looks weak so far
[11:09:07] <wrbtrader> Every trade so far today has had the trail stop pick pocketed "before" I could react to the price movement to exit before the trail stop pick.
[11:09:41] <wrbtrader> Market action looks slow but obviously I'm slower in my reactions
[11:11:23] <wrbtrader> I slepted in a little later today and I was slow to get online...maybe its just a slow day for me before the first trade of the day :)
[11:12:06] <wrbtrader> shallow WRB pt1 reached
[11:13:23] <wrbtrader> I had an earlier trade like that with a shallow WRB pt1...it moved a little more in my favor and then I adjusted my protective trail stop...stop then got pick pocketed
[11:14:12] <wrbtrader> This time I'm going to be "slow" in adjusting my trail stop...its now a mental game.
[11:16:17] <wrbtrader> Exited all Emini ES Long @ 2845.25 --> + 23.5
[11:16:33] <wrbtrader> correction again...
[11:16:36] <wrbtrader> geesh
[11:20:14] <wrbtrader> entry @ 2841.75 and exit @ 2845.25 for +3.50
[11:21:03] <wrbtrader> YM is the reason for the recent pullback
[11:21:51] <wrbtrader> Everybody was working together and then it stopped about the time I exited the Emini ES trade
[11:22:46] <wrbtrader> Earlier today it was the stronger of the Emini futures and now its trying to become the weakest
[11:31:00] <wrbtrader> Another tough trading day that's mentally draining for me but I'm profitable today...so far
[11:31:17] <wrbtrader> May do one more trade and call it quits early today
[11:32:55] <Tigerman______> yeah not a easy day to trade
[11:33:12] <Tigerman______> it needs great money and risk manage
[11:33:31] <Tigerman______> take care all see next time
[11:33:44] <wrbtrader> Bye
[12:01:32] <Trendtrader> see you next time. no trades for me today.
[12:35:17] <werner1> ok take care all
[12:54:48] <wrbtrader> Long Emini ES @ 2847.50 -> large size
[12:55:00] <wrbtrader> scaled in
[12:55:03] <wrbtrader> 10 contracts
[12:56:04] <wrbtrader> I need to check my vision...should have entered @ 2847.00 or 2846.75
[12:56:26] <wrbtrader> not sure how I missed that initial entry
[12:57:04] <wrbtrader> Will make it tougher to hold this trade in the lunch time slowness of the volatility
[12:59:18] <wrbtrader> resistance gaining strength at the R area of the most recent Down WRB Hidden GAP interval
[13:00:55] <wrbtrader> Another trade that needs help from the other Eminis and they have not jumped on board yet
[13:01:29] <wrbtrader> YM trying to help now
[13:01:50] <wrbtrader> NQ volatility a little weaker than the others
[13:02:03] <wrbtrader> I needs to join in too on increasing volatility
[13:02:41] <wrbtrader> NQ now helping too...with increasing volatility
[13:03:00] <wrbtrader> Exited all Emini ES Long @ 2848.25 --> + 0.75
[13:03:08] <wrbtrader> shallow WRB pt1 reached
[13:03:44] <wrbtrader> Had to take it because it is lunchtime trading session...typically my worst trading session of the entire day
[13:04:09] <wrbtrader> Simply, I didn't want to hang around in the trade after a WRB pt1 was reached
[13:05:23] <wrbtrader> Take care all...I'm going to take a nap to rest.
[13:05:35] <wrbtrader> I'm done for the day...see all tomorrow
[13:05:35] <wrbtrader> I'm done for the day...see all tomorrow
[14:09:39] <wrbtrader> Hi Donnin...you're late in here today.
[14:09:57] <wrbtrader> You're not using the IRCcloud...
[14:10:15] <wrbtrader> Thus, you can read the chat logs for today's session @ viewtopic.php?f=183&t=2899
[14:10:33] <Donnin________> thanks
[14:31:08] <Donnin________> might be a huge volility spike on cl soon to upside
[14:31:29] <Donnin________> gonna test a long on sim
Session Close

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##TheStrategyLab (located on the Freenode IRC network) is free and is a serious professional trading chat room involving WRB Analysis in which any trader (position trading, swing trading, day trading) can use the chat room to post their trades or commentaries about stocks, futures, exchange traded funds or forex currencies. Simply, you don't need to be a client of TheStrategyLab.com to use the free chat room nor do you need to be a price action trader (no indicators) because some members use indicators while others do not. Yet, the only requirement is that you want to learn WRB Analysis.

Therefore, we welcome all traders that want to learn about WRB Analysis regardless if they are beginners or experience traders in price action trading.

The purpose of ##TheStrategyLab is that it's designed to be a trade journal for documentation purposes only so that members can have a time stamp archive of trades and market commentaries of each trading day so that they can better understand their broker statements from one trade to the next trade when they review their performance numbers on any given trading day.

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The free chat room is not a signal calling trading room and we do not believe in the business model of a head trader telling other traders when to buy and sell. Its a flawed approach to trading and its a flawed substitution for mentoring in which a trader can not learn how to be a successful independent trader.

Further, members are not obligated to educate nor help other members but members are encourage to ask questions about any trades or market commentaries that's posted by others because sometimes the answers contains useful trading tips.

In addition, our primary job in the free chat room is to moderate the room (keep the peace) because with so many members using different trade signal methods along with different opinions about the market...debates or arguments can easily flare up without moderating. In addition, our presence in the chat room is to ensure it's a spam free chat room during trading although these archived chat logs may contain advertisements for guest visitors.

Commonly discussed trading instruments from stocks, futures, exchange traded funds and forex currencies:

Image CME Emini Futures EMD, ES and NQ

Image CME Emini RTY Futures (formerly ICE TF)

Image CBOT mini-sized Dow Futures YM

Image Eurex Index Derivatives (futures) DAX and DJ Euro Stoxx50

Image Eurex Fixed Income Derivatives (futures) BUND, BOBL and Schatz

Image Euronext Futures FTSE-100 and CAC-40

Image CME Futures EuroFX 6E and EC

Image Treasury Futures T-Notes ZT, ZN, ZF and T-Bonds ZB

Image Forex Currencies Gbp/Usd, Eur/Usd, Eur/Yen, Usd/Cad, Xau/Usd and Xag/Usd

Image Exchange Traded Funds VXX, DIA, IWM, QQQ, SPY, BGU, FAS, FAZ, TNA, OIH, XLE and GLD

Image NYMEX Energy Futures Light Crude Oil CL, Brent Crude Oil BRN, e-miNY QM and Natural Gas NG

Image COMEX Metal Futures Gold GC, mini-Gold YG, Copper HG and Silver SI

Image S&P CNX NIFTY Futures

Image Hang Seng Index Futures HSI and mini-Hang Seng MHI

Reminder, our Terms of Use (TOU) Policy is a must read to prevent any misunderstandings along with revealing that ##TheStrategyLab is a serious professional price action trading chat room and we expect members to act professional. Also, these logs may have been edited (rarely) to remove any messages that a member has complained to me via private message that they consider a particular commentary to be inappropriate, racist, harassment, lies, hackers, pikers, trolls that's a distraction to members of our chat room, our forum or our website. Yet, the original logs are always maintain for security reasons and legal reasons if needed.

Disclaimer: Today's trading performance is not an indication of my future performance and not an indication of the future performance for any trader that decides to learn/apply WRB Analysis. The risk of loss can be substantial. Therefore, you must carefully consider if trading is suitable for you within the context of your financial condition. TheStrategyLab.com is an education and research site. The resources on this site are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace professional educational and professional research because we are retail traders only. TheStrategyLab.com does not accept liability for your use of the website and its resources.

We make no guarantees of success and your level of success is dependent upon other factors including your skill as a trader, knowledge, financial condition, market conditions and other factors. Trading is stressful and you should always consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical and mental health of you and your family because trading can impact beyond your financial condition regardless if you're a profitable or losing trader. Also, you can read our full disclaimer statement @ http://www.thestrategylab.com/Disclaimer.htm

Image Rebuttal to Mr. Emmett Moore Jr. via TheStrategyLab.com Review @ http://www.thestrategylab.com/tsl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=84&t=3167

Image The Strategy Lab: Valforex - The Manipulative Review Scam @ http://www.thestrategylab.com/tsl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=84&t=3676

Image TheStrategyLab Review @ http://www.thestrategylab.com/thestrategylab-reviews.htm

Note: chat logs saved (timestamp) from Qu├ębec, Canada in eastern daylight time

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M.A. Perry
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