Saturday, January 13, 2018

Generous Market, Stingy Market - Challenge Update

It feels so good when almost everything we do works as expected and we get highly rewarded for doing the right thing. Stage 2 target of Challenge #13 has been achieved at US$ 15,000+, from its beginning at US$ 10,000 on December the 11th, more than 50% profit in a little more than a month, one day more to be exact. Now on to the next target at US$ 20,000, we'll increase the size we trade to 4 lots on ES.

When we follow a set of rules with discipline, market pays off big-time, every time.

In my experience in the trading room I run from 9 AM to 4 PM EST daily for more than 7 years, I've learned that most traders when they start trading think they must win everyday to be successful in this business, if when they start they're not lucky enough to begin when market is being generous, they will quickly give up thinking trading is not for them, or that there's a conspiracy against them to make them lose, while those who are lucky to start when market's distributing money will stick around much longer.

As traders we need to bear (not sure I should use this word, so out nowadays) in mind being successful in trading is not about a single trade, day, week or even month, it's the long run that counts, from every 10, 20, 50, 100 trades we take using our trading system we can expect a win ratio of 70%+ in average, that does not mean it will give us 70% of winners the whole time, it varies according to market generosity, market's behavior changes, having tremendous generous X some stingy periods, we may expect a wave line more or less like below along a trading month/quarter:

We will have really "easy" periods (like this past week for instance) when almost every trade we take will work, giving us a 90 or even 100% win ratio, that's the time when we make the big money, those wins will cover any small losses we might have had in the past days and much more in profits.

We have to be ready for those periods when market gets stingy, experience enables us to see early what is happening and we will play more defense than attack, being more selective and waiting for the high odds setups only until we see we can start being more aggressive again as the weather clears up allowing us to move faster onward and upward.

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