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Trading After Dark – Eliminating the Noise

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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!

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Trading After Dark – Catcher’s Mitt Edition

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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!

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Trading After Dark – Shall We Play a Game?

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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.

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Trading After Dark Returns – Asia Edition

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View a 30 minute video and critique of tonight’s NKD trade sequence. We’ll eventually dovetail this with the older videos at 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.

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This weekend’s public video touches on a key topic which the Trading After Dark team is currently emphasizing that addresses execution and trade sequence follow-through, much akin to the importance of a golf swing follow-through. TAD team, please look for the standard weekly video link via email.

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The Weekend Trader – Trading After Dark Stage 2

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Today’s video describes the continued evolution of the Trading After Dark “virtual prop shop” and closing off to future participants after this weekend.  Please note I will maintain a waiting list for interested parties, yet as the video informs, we’re currently at the optimal mix of traders, programmers, and technology and thus will keep our focus on trading and profitability.

Here’s the latest summary datasheet reflecting recent changes (please ensure you refresh your browser and see the v4.0 version.) Lastly, a reminder that the Jellie webinars – which we’ve recently converted to mp4 files and are now viewable on all devices – remain available, and that past or future participants receive discounted or waived participation fees for all future efforts including the TAD community.

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Trading After Dark – A Taste of Life After Dark

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A taste of tonight’s MATC sequence planning and execution (sans the live audio) …

From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 08:02 PM
shorts covered 1225 … considering Ls into 2410

From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 08:11 PM
reversed 1225
will add closer to 1000 if we get it
3-5 Tick objective on these
75 contracts fwiw
don’t chase if you’re doing any of these
got +.75 to lighten

From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 08:14 PM
Ramping up my ETH sizes in June
starting now
top goal of mine
1. Be present
2. Trade like you mean it
Caution to the market: You don’t want to be on the other side of my trades
June is going to be my best month evah … and it starts now

From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 08:20 PM
Really prefer 1050
loaded for bear there
this is the ketchup … I want the burger
and then the bun
odd way to build a sandwich
but you get the pic
already trading better in ETH
than RTH mess
The Trading Places guy didn’t have ETH back then to get back in the saddle
“Open those machines back up”
OK, well, they just did
beauty of MATC
(Morning after Trend Close)
Learn it
Trade it
Everyone else eating or sleeping
ideal would be to stop here, retrace toward 1050 for Shanghai, load up, delta turn up, and exit into 13 again
too much to ask?

thus this trade
(just in case)
we don’t get optimal price
at least we eat

June motto: “Don’t fade the TAD Team”
Finally nailed a A+ trade exit on that short off 11-14
blind squirrel
broken clock
blind squirrel using a broken clock
? is how far does Nikkei take us
Got the +1

Goal for everyone:
Make June the BEST MONTH of your trading career

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From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 08:37 PM
isn’t this so much better than cowboy time??

From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 08:39 PM
Again, note the time of the turn
8pm ET
2.5pts off the high
in mitt conditions
Delta confirming
The stuff no one wants to share with you

From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 08:41 PM
Goal 200 cards 1.5 pts over and over and over

From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 08:56 PM
Nikkei not as rangey as I’d like
want another bite of the apple

From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 10:01 PM
anyone interested in a 10 approach?

From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 10:04 PM
taking 1075

From Don Miller Screen Share to Everyone: 10:29 PM
breathe Don
there we go
had 96 cards on

From Xxxxxx to Everyone: 10:35 PM
nailed it

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A good week of reinforcement that the trading fish are best “biting” far outside of the U.S. RTH session, and a call to Europe traders.

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