Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

A better exit

Entry and exit based on CCI signals. Exit was spot on, just before the resume of the uptrend.

Monday opening

Second trade was not closed early, risked 10 pips to close finally at +1,5..

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Last one

On the run

I was alerted by a friend about the big drop and re-opened charts. I tried to enter on reaction at 4H low (2nd trade), I was lucky to close fastly because price moved through this in seconds... Very risky, not to consider again. Then I went with the flow and had some pips.


A few pips before London opening and back to my daily schedule. I will try the Friday closing, in the afternoon.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


A much smoother NY opening.

Range again

Another flat london opening, due to the flat day on the European markets too. Should I change my trading time slot?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In the range

I insisted to trade in the tight range and very close to a hourly low. Not a real thrill. 4 winners, 3 losers. Total : 11 pips.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Two trades

Two trades only this afternoon.

There was a perfect setup at 18:22, as Andrea Oppenheimer suggested in the comments, but I was distracted at this moment and missed it. More setups to come :).

Coitus interruptus

Simple maths

Pre-London. 3 winners, 3 losers. I kept losers smaller than winners. By doing this i had a gain of 10 pips, even with this bad w/l ratio of 1.

Second trade could be closed with small gain or breakeven.

Monday, March 23, 2009

One more

...had 1 more trade before I leave. The late entry had some risks.

Monday morning

10,6 fast pips this morning and back to my day schedule. First trade was closed at b/e whith no reason.

I will try to be back around 14:00 UK time.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The age of stupid

The year is 2055. Most of London is under water. Sydney is in flames. Las Vegas is being swallowed by the desert. The humans have perished. The Archivist lives alone in a concrete tower in the middle of the oily ocean somewhere around Norway with a museum collection of stuffed animals and priceless works of art. He sits in front of a transparent space-age screen and rifles through genuine newsreel clips, wondering why we failed to fight the 2 degrees of global warming that pushed the planet beyond the critical point in 2015. Why didn't we save ourselves when we had the chance?

'The first successful dramatisation of Climate Change to hit the big screen', wrote The Guardian.

I had the chance to watch this terrific and terrifying film by director Franny Armstrong, at the Thessaloniki Doc Festival. Opening right now in UK and around Europe. Don't miss it!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Last one

Here again, cci knew about the end of the move.

A week ago, i watched a webinar of the cci guru, Ken Wood (Woodie). I don't like his fanatism about cci but, speaking of indices (YM mainly), he demonstrated how range charts are better for this indicator, eliminating the noise of time charts. I think that is more than truth with forex.

No trades tomorrow, I will be travelling. I will miss the fixing of Friday afternoon, which, with the huge movement of this week, will be tremendous, I presume.

And this

First entry was late, second trade was closed on divergence.

CCI again

Started the day very badly, cci was ignored as I refused to accept the reversal and had a -15,4 on the face. Silly me!.. I followed the wave up then, with scared trades and then went for the reversal again, following cci for entry/exit with precision, for a change.

This chart is a good summary of my "discoveries" and uses of the cci, together with the rainbow. It shows also my big problem, the refusal to accept the obvious, like a losing trade.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

After the party

I was busy with my day job and missed the big move up (120 pips) around NY opening. That's life... Had some pips after this.

Plus and minus


Nice exit at break even, based on the good old CCI only : higher lows and tl break.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

One more

And that's all for this morning, resistance not yet clearly erased.

Towards new hights

The second trade was closed at previous (hourly) high.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nice move

Allways hesitant on the first price move. Went for the second, had a gain and risked this on the third (anticipated) move down.

Ignored support

...and paid the price.

Inversed cup

The second entry could be done a few seconds and 3-4 pips earlier.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


A second chance

Missed (hesitating) the first move up on this, I waited then for the second one.

The trap

A late entry is always a trap. This one was closed early to avoid the disaster, and then the gains came naturally, just by following the tide.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Closing the day


The entry was late and risk was taken on the first trade, price went to -10 and then again up.

Before London opening

The second trade was closed early, I was expecting the typical reversal around London opening (Big Ben effect), which took place a few minutes later.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Last trades for today

back to my "distorted" version of the rainbow and 1 sec charts. More clear to me.

And this

First trade was wrong and gave (naturally) a loss.

Post -NFP trades

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Risk, risk...

Risk taken on the last trade, which was bad. The strong bias saved me..

A few pips

Busy day again, I saw this formation at 13:30 and went with the flow.

Monday, March 2, 2009

No trades today, bank holiday in Greece. Time to spend with family.