Ideas for increasing trader performance

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trader_dante

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I had a few ideas about how some of you can increase your performance.

I decided to upload these ideas in PDF format as the feedback I've had from people is that it stops threads getting cluttered and makes the points easier to read.

There is nothing groundbreaking in this small e-book that I haven't said before - it's just a chance to sum up some things I think others might find useful. Hopefully it's pretty clear but go easy on me as I started writing it at Midnight when I couldn't sleep.

I’ve tried to stay away from the usual statements of “have a plan” and “manage your risk”. If you don’t already do these things, you stand little chance of long term success.

Instead, I’ve tried to identify a few strategies that have improved my performance. I hope they make a positive difference for you too.

I wish everyone all the best with their trading in 2010.

Tom

P.S. I have made a few minimal changes to the PDF and re-uploaded it. If you downloaded your copy before the last update, you should save this one over the top of it.
 

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I had a few ideas about how some of you can increase your performance.

I decided to upload these ideas in PDF format as the feedback I've had from people is that it stops threads getting cluttered and makes the points easier to read.

There is nothing groundbreaking in this small e-book that I haven't said before - it's just a chance to sum up some things I think others might find useful. Hopefully it's pretty clear but go easy on me as I started writing it at Midnight when I couldn't sleep.

I’ve tried to stay away from the usual statements of “have a plan” and “manage your risk”. If you don’t already do these things, you stand little chance of long term success.

Instead, I’ve tried to identify a few strategies that have improved my performance. I hope they make a positive difference for you too.

I wish everyone all the best with their trading in 2010.

Tom
Hey thanks for this - finally someone with something of value to say who is not trying to sell stuff. - cheers!
 
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trader_dante

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Please note that the section on the gap shows a 5m chart for illustration purposes only.

I have used it because you can see the gap, the s/r and how the gap fills more clearly.

When I traded this, I did so on the hourly time frame.

I do not use the 5m time frame in my trading.
 
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Black Swan

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Hey thanks for this - finally someone with something of value to say who is not trying to sell stuff. - cheers!
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http://www.trade2win.com/boards/tra...ny-experience-website-mentor.html#post1028168
 

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I don't see any problem with TD using tests of intermediate levels showing up intraday, major levels on longer timeframes and price to govern entries and exits for trades. If people want to ignore confirmation and throw the dice then that's their choice.
 

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I've saved the template of my chart for the EUR/USD as it currently looks.

I've never thought of this before but this must be the easiest way to convey my market map to you.

Download the attachment in this message and save it to your desktop. (You can virus check it first if you feel the need).

Open a new, blank, EUR/USD chart in MetaTrader.

Once you have got the chart up right click anywhere on it and choose Template > Load Template.

Scroll to your desktop, find euro.tpl and click Open.

You will now see the chart as I do each day.

Red levels = W1
Orange levels = D1
Lime levels = H1

When you put it on D1 time frame the map clearly shows you we are ranging and caught between two Daily levels that cap the upside and downside.

A break above 1.4457 is likely to run into trouble marginally higher at 1.4500. So if you play a break and retest you need to be aware that it may only have 40 odd pips to the upside.

If you switch to the H1 you can see the hourly levels that stand in the way of the daily ones. I have made them visible only on this time frame to stop the chart looking cluttered. I don't normally do this.

Once I have determined what level we are heading to on D1 then I can fine tune an entry around the H1 levels.

This is at the very foundation of my Making Money Trading thread.

NB: I change my hourly levels perhaps twice per week. Daily levels are checked once per week and Weekly levels perhaps once every three months or so.

Enjoy.

Tom
 

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thanks trader_dante, omg... if someone completely new with your strategy.. they have high chances that their 'map' is definitely gonna be different from yours..

so people still might lose money following your strategy. i propose you start a pamm account and would you do it? i know theres a broker facility able to pool account without client/trader need to do it illegally.
 
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Hi Tom,

thank you for starting this thread. When I look at your EURUSD template and compare it to mine, I don't have half of your levels. MMT talks about only marking levels which can be seen from a mile away. Many of the orange levels are not precisely aligned with any High/Low points and I just can't, I can't see them from even three feet away. I felt stupid at first, but then I thought that you've made a quantum leap in your trading since you started MMT and Potential Setups, and there is a big disconnect between that material and this EURUSD template. Without a narrative, this is a quick, easy death for a newbie.

Update: I have been staring at these levels for a while now, and it is starting to make sense. I am actually learning quite a bit, I think. So keep starting and you'll see them LOL.

Thanks, comrade.
 

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Thanks for putting your thoughts to paper or in this case PDF , it really helps us beginner traders. I hope the next time you do it, it will be a lot more than just 18 pages (>200 is what I'm thinking).

It is amazing how you give and give, one day when I grow up I want to be just like you.
 

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Do you always use the weekly levels and are there any times you add the 4 hour levels?

ps: you have really been a great help

Thanks
Wade
 
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