Archive for February, 2018

Feb
21

Trading After Dark – Eliminating the Noise

Posted by: Don Miller | Comments Comments Off

Tonight’s sequence is a bit long-winded (30+ minutes), yet shows how I traded tonight’s ES after it lost 2690 support.  It’s not a home run sequence, yet shows how I used size and scratches/re-entries to manage risk, and combined CumDelta with Volume Profile to eliminate the noise and manage the sequence.  I’d likely grade it B-.

As I mention in the video, recording these is helping me focus and I seem to be getting in a decent rhythm and now stand at +$200k off the low of the Feb 5 horror show (much like Page 109 in Chronicles or our initial diary detailing the 10-6-08 trade).  I recall mentioning the other day that I thought Feb 5 might be the kick in the a$$ this trader needed.  So far, so good, and I’m adjusting to the Tinnitus … yet I’ve still left far too much on the table and have missed a few 6am alarms.

39 days until I return to full-time trader status!

Comments Comments Off
Feb
18

The Weekend Trader – Redemption

Posted by: Don Miller | Comments Comments Off

I’ll let the pic and video speak for me tonight … as we now head to Zihuatanejo (you’ll have to watch the movie to get that if you haven’t seen it among the 10,000 times it’s played on free TV).  Feel free to meet me on the beach on April 2!

Comments Comments Off
Feb
12

Trading After Dark – Catcher’s Mitt Edition

Posted by: Don Miller | Comments Comments Off

Note: Please adjust the video slider so you start at the beginning … having a few technical challenges as it seems to start mid-video. Thanks.

I’ve talked about the catcher’s mitt sequence for years … sometimes even taking some grief from my closest trading friends! Hopefully this visual and accompanying narration will help further burn the pattern into your brains.

These continue to be real trades folks … and I promise to show one that doesn’t work.  Remember it’s not always about probability … it’s about bet size when you’re right.  Concepts and advisories are great … but they mean nothing without execution and don’t pay the bills.  We’ll continue to work on the video quality and combine these new episodes with the earlier TAD series. Consider it some thanks for your recent support.

Oh, and this post-trade sequence chart is why trades are dates and not marriages. Note MACD never crossed about zero.

Feel free to comment or ask questions via Twitter and I’ll try to get to them as I’m able.

Love, uplift, & inspire!

Comments Comments Off
Feb
08

Trading After Dark – Shall We Play a Game?

Posted by: Don Miller | Comments Comments Off

Slowly regaining my rhythm and putting the “Fun” back in this trading desk. Shall we play a game? See if you can spot the technique and tweet @millerdon to discuss.

Bonus points if you remember the name of the movie.

Comments Comments Off
Feb
08

Trading After Dark Returns – Asia Edition

Posted by: Don Miller | Comments Comments Off

View a 30 minute video and critique of tonight’s NKD trade sequence. We’ll eventually dovetail this with the older videos at tradingafterdark.net over time. No advance graphics and we’ll work on the video resolution over time, yet I wanted to load this quickly to keep it current and start the cadence once again. All critiques welcome as I continue the reboot. Enjoy!

2-8-18 AM Update: Here are the entries on a TOS 1 minute chart, including the scratch sequence prior to the recording, keeping in mind they tend to aggregate closely-executed trades.

Comments Comments Off
Feb
07

“Rut” Update – Finding Oneself

Posted by: Don Miller | Comments Comments Off

Here’s an update on my current battle with self and the markets.

Categories : Personal Trading
Comments Comments Off