Beginners should risk only 0.25 % per trade

postman

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If you included psychology , it is most likely he will blow up , with revenge trades etc.You obviously don't have understanding of trading psychology , or a lack of it's application in real trading.

It does not matter , if 55% or 80 % , in all cases if he reaches 55% he will most certainly reach 100% .
What matters is that it demonstrates your willingness to post any random thought that comes in to your head, and then present it as treasured knowledge which should be followed without question.

You don't know sh1t about anything related to trading, psychology and now maths, and people (especially those new to this site) should be made aware of that.
 

darktone

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It does not matter , if 55% or 80 % , in all cases if he reaches 55% he will most certainly reach 100% .
Is that the same line of thinking that you apply to your draws?

:idea: DAMMIT!! That didnt go as expectecd! Fecking -20%!!... Never mind , ill prolly make it back so ill just tell the boys im -1%. Oh look theres another +2% come in on my long short FTSE position so im up +++1% on the week boys! :smart: :idea:
 
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The threads I don't usually keep up to date with are those featuring live call-outs. This is for day-traders, I don't do that.

Trend-followers don't post much. There isn't much to post about. There can't be much debate about whether price on a given time-frame chart is rising or falling. Tactics rather than prices are interesting. But for lulz I go elsewhere. Though you and foroom are fun: but I don't understand what foroom is on about most of the time while I think you and I trade on different planes entirely.
Swing trades and trend trades can't be called out in advance?
 

tomorton

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Swing trades and trend trades can't be called out in advance?

Yes they can, but I don't feel the need to play this game. You go ahead.

I've always been happy to post strategy and tactics, and anyone can draw trades from them if they wish. I use T2W etc. to refine strategy and tactics, not to copy trades or get kudos for my great trades or lulz from other people's losers.

I don't feel the need to have my trading manhood measured on a table-top. And especially not to have it judged by people who haven't earned any particular respect from me.
 
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What matters is that it demonstrates your willingness to post any random thought that comes in to your head, and then present it as treasured knowledge which should be followed without question.

You don't know sh1t about anything related to trading, psychology and now maths, and people (especially those new to this site) should be made aware of that.
“I think investment psychology is by far the more important element, followed by risk control, with the least important consideration being the question of where you buy and sell.” – Tom Basso

We could also agree or disagree , that most gurus are clueless about successful trading , trading psychology and risk , that noobs should be made aware of that too,
 
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PS: Forgot this.
Yes, I have no idea which signal will work. Most work. Sometimes the one with my best set-up criteria fails. Sometimes the one with the worst set-up criteria wins. So every trade gets a stop-loss. Every loser gets cut. Every winner gets run. Happy days.
That all sound very well. But I don't believe curve fitting works on anything but historical data, unless I see evidence to the contrary. The only evidence I can accept is money made from forward predictions. Since you are unwilling to offer this evidence, then there is no real basis for discussion.

It's simply no good to say the trend is up therefore buy. You have to have the profit to show for it.
 

tomorton

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That all sound very well. But I don't believe curve fitting works on anything but historical data, unless I see evidence to the contrary. The only evidence I can accept is money made from forward predictions. Since you are unwilling to offer this evidence, then there is no real basis for discussion.

It's simply no good to say the trend is up therefore buy. You have to have the profit to show for it.

True, buying an uptrend blindly is not a strategy.

But I still don't have to show anyone anything.
 
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True, buying an uptrend blindly is not a strategy.

But I still don't have to show anyone anything.
You don't. My belief then becomes maybe there's nothing to show.

One thing curve fitters don't realise is that we all start that way. We all had a magic formula when we were naive. For the fortunate few, they are able escape the curve fitting cul-de-sac and find true light.
 

tomorton

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You don't. My belief then becomes maybe there's nothing to show.

One thing curve fitters don't realise is that we all start that way. We all had a magic formula when we were naive. For the fortunate few, they are able escape the curve fitting cul-de-sac and find true light.

I simply and sincerely don't care what you believe.
 
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You don't. My belief then becomes maybe there's nothing to show.

One thing curve fitters don't realise is that we all start that way. We all had a magic formula when we were naive. For the fortunate few, they are able escape the curve fitting cul-de-sac and find true light.
I know your trades are a fraud , but I don't have to expose you!
 
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You can if you want. You can expose me cheating by holding until winning. Whoever heard of such a crazy thing ?
You can see all the posts by people who don't trade , lack practical trading knowledge , hold on to losers , the knowledge of clowns who sit on losing trades and the text book stuff traders .

It is all in your posts , the psychology is in your methods posted .The dumbness of your trades is in your trades posted.:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:

A pro can just figure it out by seeing your trades.:LOL::LOL::LOL: