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andante9 Feb 26, 2010 2:28pm | Post# 1

andante9
 
Upon thread open: Gain -8.25% Drawdown -12.78% Daily: -0.01% Monthly: -0.31%



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Hi All,

My goal is to gain on the thread open stats and then to gain on the account open balance .

I trade a live account because trading live is different from trading demo.

On another note I should say that my account allows hedging.

Also, I am not a professional trader. I am posting in this journal because I want to keep a record of my progress as a trader and to share my experience with family and friends.

Pop in and say hi anytime. Constructive comments are welcome.


Dan

andante9 Feb 26, 2010 2:53pm | Post# 2

Current position
 
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andante9 Mar 7, 2010 10:19pm | Post# 3

Position update. . .
 
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andante9 Mar 8, 2010 9:00pm | Post# 4

EURCHF added
 
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I've bought ECHF.


Positive swap at a resistance level.

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andante9 Mar 11, 2010 12:01am | Post# 5

AUD/JPY added.
 
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I've added A/J.

Love that +buy swap and last weekly candle was bullish.

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trader_scott Mar 15, 2010 11:49pm | Post# 6

Hey Dan - How's that swap adding up?

andante9 Mar 16, 2010 6:37pm | Post# 7

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Hey Dan - How's that swap adding up?
Hi Scott,

Thanks for checking in, pop by anytime!

My trades are holding OK for now. Not really sure where trading FX will take me but for now I'm trying to stick to this.

Here's a shot of my current positions. . . (EURCHF was positive buy swap when I bought it but now its 0)

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andante9 Mar 17, 2010 11:31am | Post# 8

Demo example
 
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Here is a demo I've been trading since Jan 22/10 that illustrates nicely what I am trying to do with my live account.

Notice the nice swap paid (around 25.00). That really helps with drawdown and adds nicely when the market is cooperating.

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andante9 Mar 24, 2010 7:44pm | Post# 9

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I've added to my AUD positions by covering the first position and entering new longs.

andante9 Apr 3, 2010 7:40pm | Post# 10

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Doing ok so far.
I would really like to see my chf positions kick it up a notch though!
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andante9 Apr 4, 2010 10:26pm | Post# 11

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I made an executive decision and closed out that nasty EURCHF trade. I sacrificed one of my AUDJPY positions to net out with a very small gain.

andante9 Apr 4, 2010 10:43pm | Post# 12

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I'm adding to AUDUSD. Both daily and weekly TF have signaled with a break out of a drawdown.

There is an AUD interest announcement tomorrow.

andante9 Apr 4, 2010 11:01pm | Post# 13

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This is all for today

Two things to note in this update. First I've moved my SL to BE (swap paid included eeeekkkk!) in attempt to stay in this current position. Also the grey area is where I could (should?) have added to my position awhile back.

andante9 Apr 5, 2010 9:04pm | Post# 14

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Spreading the risk.

Today I decided to spread the total risk to my account over my 5 total trades open.

I have not considered the ATR of any given pair. Which means I have not given any statistical 'weight' to the expected movement of any given pair vs. any other pair in regards to the SL placement. For now this is what I'm Rollin' with.

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andante9 Apr 6, 2010 1:53pm | Post# 15

Closed GCHF for a small profit today.

andante9 Apr 6, 2010 7:53pm | Post# 16

Thank You Forex Factory!
 
I want to stop and say Thank You! To Everyone that has been following my thread. And a special Thank You to the originators of Forex Factory.

I have been a public member of FF since Feb 4 2008 and Forex Factory has been my primary source of interest for currency trading.

Dan

p.s. Comments on this thread from optimistic and constructive FF members are encouraged !:-)

andante9 Apr 6, 2010 8:18pm | Post# 17

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I've decided to eliminate risk to my account.

I closed my most recent AU trade for a small gain.

I have also brought up the SL for AU so that at worst I will recieve a very small profit. The same has been done to my AJ trade.

andante9 Apr 6, 2010 10:58pm | Post# 18

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andante9 Apr 6, 2010 11:02pm | Post# 19

I'm gonna hold!!! I have a nice position Way down low!!!

andante9 Apr 7, 2010 8:44pm | Post# 20

I've added AUDCAD to my position. 0.01 lots @ 0.9311

Currently collecting around $0.32 swap/day


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