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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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I mean what would you do???
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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

andante9 Apr 8, 2010 12:52am | Post# 21

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AUDCAD trade as indicated above.

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andante9 Apr 9, 2010 3:51am | Post# 22

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Oh Dear!!!

All I've got going for me is that it costs nothing to own!!!

I'm in for .01 on eurchf


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andante9 Apr 9, 2010 11:50am | Post# 23

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I've moved to break-even plus 5 (spread and 1 ) on ECHF.
Also I put a 150pip trailing SL.

Most likely my SL will get hit before trail locks in any more pips. But you never know. . .
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andante9 Apr 10, 2010 12:18am | Post# 24

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Hi All

My current 'state of affairs'.

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I think I will be moving some stoplosses up soon.

I have posted the template and indicators that you see here in post 1.

andante9 Apr 11, 2010 5:45pm | Post# 25

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Some very large gaps on today's open. Check out EJ if you haven't seen it!

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andante9 Apr 11, 2010 5:46pm | Post# 26

I've decided to add a EURAUD short to my position just after todays open.

andante9 Apr 11, 2010 7:27pm | Post# 27

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E/CHF from post 22 closed for a small profit today (90pips!)



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andante9 Apr 12, 2010 9:07am | Post# 28

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With some strong bearish candles forming I've decided to tighten things up a bit. I've closed all but 3 positions and moved my SL up on my remaining larger positions.

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andante9 Apr 12, 2010 4:59pm | Post# 29

Time-out for a 500 posts celebration.

andante9 Apr 13, 2010 6:10pm | Post# 30

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I'm looking for a long entry on NZDUSD with this retracement.

My two remaining AUD positions remain intact so far.

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andante9 Apr 14, 2010 7:15pm | Post# 31

The above buy stop has triggered

andante9 Apr 15, 2010 12:33am | Post# 32

AUDCAD
 
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I'm looking for longs again in AUDCAD

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andante9 Apr 15, 2010 12:51am | Post# 33

Also looking go short EURAUD again. . .

andante9 Apr 15, 2010 9:20am | Post# 34

EURAUD
 
Hi All

My EURAUD short triggered @1.4587
and I've moved to break-even. . .

andante9 Apr 16, 2010 9:32am | Post# 35

EURAUD
 
Stopped out at BE +7

Still holding AUDJPY, AUDUSD, and AUDCAD

andante9 Apr 19, 2010 9:22am | Post# 36

Alot has happened since my last post!

I tightened my AUDJPY and AUDUSD and was taken out in profit.

My only trade remaining from last week is AUDCAD.

Currently looking for an early long entry on AUDJPY based on the last 4hr bullish engulphing candle

andante9 Apr 19, 2010 7:30pm | Post# 37

AUDJPY
 
Buystop triggered and moved over 70pips today while I was at work. I decided to cash in on that move and closed my trade.

Currently still sitting on AUDCAD. And watching pairs for more entry points. . .

andante9 Apr 19, 2010 11:27pm | Post# 38

AUDUSD Long entry???
 
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andante9 Apr 20, 2010 9:48am | Post# 39

Buystop triggered and moved over 70pips today while I was at work. I decided to cash in on that move and closed my trade.

Currently still sitting on AUDCAD. And watching pairs for more entry points. . .

WOW that AJ trade went over 200pips - I might have done better than 70 by using a trailing stop.

andante9 Apr 21, 2010 9:34am | Post# 40

The only trade I have at the moment is AUDUSD and I've moved to break even.

Also I'm looking for breakouts on upper time frames for AJ and ACAD.



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