Thursday, March 26, 2015

Combine- Day 17.

On the back of a losing streak but finally starting to see a glimmer of what's necessary to move towards the combine target rather than bounce around break even, which is what I've been doing.

The second trade went nicely in favour but I only got partially filled and let my disappointment get the better of me, keeping the order for the remaining 8 contracts on the books when I should have been out for a minuscule profit. I ended up paying out as a result, throwing the day off by some $400. Need to be better prepared to do the right thing even when tested.

If you are going to step off a moving bus, you had better do so with conviction! The next few days in the Combine will demonstrate whether I have that or not as I look to replicate today's kind of engagement with the market consistently. I see two probable outcomes:

1) Quickly moving towards the profit objective- I've been trading alongside the Combine in SIM and, as has been the case for 2 years now, I'm satisfied that my method has edge. The issue will only ever be the ability to execute consistently with a cool head. If I don't do this then the other outcome will be....

2) Quickly failing the Combine- Not embracing this possibility is the surest way to make it happen as we tend to hide from information that threatens us or cling to an outcome we are searching for, quickly removing our ability to be objective.

So my goal isn't to pass the's to trade the way I almost did today and let the chips fall where they may. I will gauge success or the lack thereof by the process I engage in NOT by the outcome of that process.

Let's see what happens.

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