Day 2 of the TopStepTrader combine, Right off the bat I could feel myself very anxious today. Wanting to take trades, wanting to get involved in the market. It is a Monday and I’m sure whoever is reading this can relate to the feelings. I took a total of 14 trades, 7 winners and 7 losers. They were a mixed amount of scalp trades and momentum trades (the two strategies I trade) but most were momentum. I ended up with +38 ticks, $380.00
I could feel the market wanting to make highs but my entries were not patient and I kept getting stopped out. It happens right? Well as soon as that starts happening I start to become impatient and when that happens to me LOOK OUT. I start to overtrade. I have been trading CL Crude Oil Futures long enough to understand its movement and “feel” when it’s ready to make decent move.
There actually was some nice pull backs, a little bit of chop as well. I managed to pull it together a bit and trade my way back to profit. Attached to this blog is a video that details my trades and how I got a little out of hand.
There is something I was proud of myself for, I stopped. I recognized my emotions and impatience was taking over and stopped trading. This is something I have been working on through reading books on psychology, listening to videos and just trying to become more SELF AWARE.