TopStepTrader 100k Combine Day 4
What a morning. News at every corner and my ultimate nemesis Crude Oil Inventories, If you are one of my students you know these days are my worst nightmare. For those of you that are not and reading, when I trade Wednesdays I lose. Period. Whether it be my patience, emotions I don’t know what but I consistently lose on Inventory days.
You think I would just stop trading these days right? Wrong. I want to beat them, I want to beat whatever is in my subconscious mind. I want to show the market who is boss. Well today was no different.
When I woke up and started to sip my coffee I could feel the impatience starting to set in, I took a trade without going through my usual routine, checklist etc. And right off the bat loss. Another trade, loss, loss, couple wins. I did not even spend half a second in the black today. Frustrating as hell.
The TopStepTrader combine is designed to keep you in check, I can’t tell you how many times I hit a daily loss limit trying to pass this thing. But today I stopped. One thing I did is realize my emotions IN THE MOMENT. Whoa.
This is something I’m personally working on, realization of yourself in the moment. IT IS POWERFULL let me tell you. It actually made me smile and not even care about taking the loss. Losing is part of the game and we have to accept it, bottom line.
I’m learning, slowly but surely, A student trader told me I need a trade plan within my trade plan to pass the combine, and he was right. I never traded with a daily loss limit, including all my commissions etc. In my real account I just kept grinding until I made it all back. Well thats not possible here you are FORCED to stay patient and wait. DISCIPLINE IS THE GAME and I will master it.
Move on, move forward, look to tomorrow.
Tomorrow I join the BEST students in our trade room to trade live together, share ideas and train. If I can teach them one new thing during our time together it’s successful. Every time I’m with them I know I learn at least 1 thing.
Learn. Practice. Profit.