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Hello,

I've been trading a simple approach for 2 or 3 months on demo, with pretty fair results.

There's nothing special other than pa with standard bollinger and 20 ema which give me some bias and I usually trade the h4 and daily with it.

I plan to trade this approach for the next couple of months and I'll post ongoing results with a chart here and there, mainly for my benefit more than anything else as a record keeping exercise to further check it's validity before I go live with it.
 
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Welcome to the forum, Andy - looking forward to seeing your Journal.

(When you say "standard Bollinger", I'm guessing you're referring to "14/2" rather than "20/2", because the midline of "20/2" BB's would be almost the same as the EMA-20? I can't quite see, from your chart).
 
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Welcome to the forum, Andy - looking forward to seeing your Journal.

(When you say "standard Bollinger", I'm guessing you're referring to "14/2" rather than "20/2", because the midline of "20/2" BB's would be almost the same as the EMA-20? I can't quite see, from your chart).
Yeah I'm aware of the similarity, and actually that difference/edge is part of the reason I prefer the ema as opposed to the bollinger c/l
 
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WD Andy - you got a great entry and up over 50+ pips already

I see problems at 1350 to 70 - but wish you all the best and really do hope the simple approach works well for you

GL with the Journal

Regards

F
Tks, it's one of a number of trades I' currently have on the go at present, here's UCHF using my same approach. I always have 3 orders btw, and that gives more mm flexibility. I have already taken profit from this one on 1 position and have adjusted stops on the remainder to mitigate risk a bit further now.

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=206468&stc=1&d=1447939688
 

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Tks, it's one of a number of trades I' currently have on the go at present, here's UCHF using my same approach. I always have 3 orders btw, and that gives more mm flexibility. I have already taken profit from this one on 1 position and have adjusted stops on the remainder to mitigate risk a bit further now.

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=206468&stc=1&d=1447939688
AU this time, first tp close now

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=206470&stc=1&d=1447940836
 

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. . . with a chart here and there, mainly for my benefit more than anything else as a record keeping exercise to further check it's validity before I go live with it.
Hi Andy,
Well done starting a journal - good luck with it. It's great to see someone using a line chart - that's quite rare these days!
Tim.
 
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Hi Andy,
Well done starting a journal - good luck with it. It's great to see someone using a line chart - that's quite rare these days!
Tim.
Hi

Yeah...I've used line charts for years now, and imo are superior to candles etc. The charts posted show my basic line chart configuration, but I use lines in other ways also, but this journal is only focussing on this strategy for now which involves only what i have on the chart as seen. I may at some point go further with other strategies I use on my live accounts, but for now this set up is what matters for this particular journal.
 

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Fair play Andy. Any info' you'd care to share about what you're looking for in terms of setup, entry and exit criteria etc. would be very welcome.
Tim.
 
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Fair play Andy. Any info' you'd care to share about what you're looking for in terms of setup, entry and exit criteria etc. would be very welcome.
Tim.
PA is the main thing for me with any strategy I apply. I look for patterns that often enough give me a clue where price will be going. I climb on board and then when the bb and mas further support my decision during the course of the trade, then I consider whether and where I can get a good price to add on further orders.

That's the basic description of my approach for this strategy anyway.
 
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WD Andy - you got a great entry and up over 50+ pips already

I see problems at 1350 to 70 - but wish you all the best and really do hope the simple approach works well for you

GL with the Journal

Regards

F
Hi Andy

This is always a good test for keeping it KISS

Your target on AU was just over 1360 ( I think )

We made 1350 - stopped and then did a full reversal

Over 135 pip drop in under 2 hrs - a great sell

Please tell me you took profit early and not one of those traders who waits to get taken out either with full target profit - or via their stop ?

Regards

F
 
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Hi Andy

This is always a good test for keeping it KISS

Your target on AU was just over 1360 ( I think )

We made 1350 - stopped and then did a full reversal

Over 135 pip drop in under 2 hrs - a great sell

Please tell me you took profit early and not one of those traders who waits to get taken out either with full target profit - or via their stop ?

Regards

F
Hi, we have a different mindset that's all. I have targets and a stop loss for all positions. I accept you are pleased with your 135 pips, and that's fine. In my case I am trading to net somewhat more, and I only make adjustments to stops and tps once initial target is made. If stopped ok, I'm stopped, but until then I'm still in the trades, and my philosophy keeps any temptation to tinker at bay.

I don't expect to win 100% of the time, but I expect to be consistent with my approach nevertheless, which has proved successful for me, and I have no intention of changing my policy, which is the objective of starting this journal in the first place, to more proactively see just how valid this approach is. Time will tell who ends up most profitable I guess, your way or my way, either way though I expect we will both be satisfied with whatever results are achieved.