My Journal

proximitymines

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Hey, I've decided to start a journal on this site as tribute to ICT. ICT spends a lot of time making videos and teaching us, for free! I don't know how to give back, so I thought the least I could do is dedicate a journal to ICT and spend a good amount of time showing him how I've been progressing. While I don't follow his methods to a tee because of my sleep schedule, I've been using his toolbox and sharpening the tools for my own style and use. I think the most powerful part about ICT's trading is his precision, specifically using a smaller time frame idea to enter into a higher time frame trade. This allows a tight stop and a large target.

Last time I attempted to make a journal online I gave up because of the amount of pictures I had to upload. This time I'll attempt to get my ideas across with tradingview charts.
 

proximitymines

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IDEA 1 [GU]

https://www.tradingview.com/v/0GdP2RG8/

W1 Timeframe showing OB that I have my eyes on.

https://www.tradingview.com/v/OPSFTVfh/

D1 Timeframe showing the stops MM are aiming for imo.

https://www.tradingview.com/v/TjaGek02/

H4 Timeframe showing levels my scope is pointed at to get long for this week.

https://www.tradingview.com/v/I0Mb3wxl/

H1 Timeframe - I'm looking for a LO buy here. My first profit target would be last weeks high. If I take a loss here, I'll look for another entry lower. I guess all of this is based on my bullish bias from the beginning.
 

proximitymines

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That's how I would go into the week looking for a setup. I think to improve, I could look at COT/bonds/interest rates, and maybe SMT but I don't know how to use those yet. I think we're at an extreme for the US Dollar so maybe some of those will give hints on the trend slowing down or forming an intermediate high/low. I noticed the levels on my H4 chart don't necessarily coincide with orderblocks or mitigation blocks. I could make that more precise. My H1 chart entry is also kind of drawn on the chart. It happens to be near the 5180 level but maybe next time I can zoom my scope even closer for these smaller things for even greater precision.

I like to make predictions. I think Tues LO will be the low of the week. We'll rocket up to 5550 level. Next week we will take out the high noted in my D1 chart and come back down. >:D
 

proximitymines

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I feel like I'm on the verge of something because I'll make plays on the market like the one I'm about to upload. But yet I'm not profitable yet so we will see. This just shows I'm able to read the market better and my growth in precision.

Attached is my scalp short entry, closed for 34 pips. Then I went long at 5204. I moved stops to below that swing so my risk now is 7 pips. I'm either going to close it prematurely or target last weeks high (I might be afraid of it taking out the low before reaching up with news). Small range days will lead to big range days.
 

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sqa

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proximitymines said:
I feel like I'm on the verge of something because I'll make plays on the market like the one I'm about to upload. But yet I'm not profitable yet so we will see. This just shows I'm able to read the market better and my growth in precision.

Attached is my scalp short entry, closed for 34 pips. Then I went long at 5204. I moved stops to below that swing so my risk now is 7 pips. I'm either going to close it prematurely or target last weeks high (I might be afraid of it taking out the low before reaching up with news). Small range days will lead to big range days.
Kind of the way it works with ICT-style. You see complete trades every now and then. Eventually, you get to the point of seeing them regularly.

Trading them properly? Ah, that takes more work. >_>
 

proximitymines

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proximitymines said:
https://www.tradingview.com/v/3o48KXxg/

My scope for the day.
My computer wouldn't turn on this morning. I wasn't able to take partial profits at +60 pips. Now I'm in a bit of a fickle!
 

proximitymines

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NU trade.

Everything is explained with text in the links.

https://www.tradingview.com/v/xW3wus6V/
https://www.tradingview.com/v/N8o4TmSg/
 

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walshman

ICT has shown me PATIENCE is the KEY!
proximitymines said:
Not bragging if that's how I'm coming off. I'm just excited. :p
:pbnj: Good Trade! :pbnj:

Just don't get overconfident. I did that after a big win and then went on to lose a bunch after. :'( :'( :'(

Focus on the analysis and the profits will follow :tossbills:
 

proximitymines

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2/16 MON EU SHORT

Caught 80 pips down but I bought where I exited now I'm down 20 with my new position. I'm hoping 1330 is all they're gonna run though ICT said 1270 is a possibility, which I concur with. I'm gonna hold until end of day and see how PA develops. My stop is 38 pips. My target is 1500 but I don't know if we'll get there this week(or at all) if price doesn't reverse today or tomorrow. 1270 does seem likely though since the other USD crosses have a bit more down to move.
 

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proximitymines

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2/17 EU LONG - 80 DOWN, 80 UP

My original long I took out at +3. Then after PA revealing itself I decided to get back in long. It wasn't an easy decision but I put in the order even saying to myself that sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose, and that as long as you won more than you lost, you'd be winning. So yes, there was more downward potential but despite of that I went long with a "feeling." Not sure what to make of going with your gut for now but +83.
 

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rod178

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Missed by entry on that Fiber Long by less than a pip and cancelled the trade due to by Cable Short being hit. The Fiber was the better of the two.

Note the H1 OB and mid AR confluence

 

rod178

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proximitymines said:
It's a M15 OB I believe. Nice catch. I wouldn't have seen it without you pointing it out. What's the rule on Mid AR's?
It's a H1 OB overlayed on an M15 TF (note H1_OB in small green print, also note that I do not use the upper wicks)

AR mid points I've found as a sometimes useful reaction level, although only when line up with something else, like most things.
 

rod178

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proximitymines said:
EUR VIEW

https://www.tradingview.com/v/01SsYmmr/
Suspect that stops under 11330 will provide the liquidity for the Long, most possibly at about LO, after fakeup and then JS fakedown

There is an H1/H4 OB immediately under the CBDR low, This makes me wary of taking a Long at near the AR low
 

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