Friday, January 29, 2010

On the road

A few fast pips before I leave for a week on the mountains. Some risk taken here, trusting the power of the trend. Today the euro should correct a part of week's movement and that could give an interesting day. But I must leave by now, I will try to be back next Friday to trade NFP.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Stayed aside on a rather dull day, waiting for the post-FOMC statement volatility. The easy money is there, on extended volatility. Third trade was a late entry.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A second chance

Missed the (superb) first move up. I should start my days at 8:45 instead of 9:00. Then i got some pips on the second, less spectacular, wave.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Took some trades after the 15M trendline rejection (127.60).

Another two

...and stopping there because Monday's morning indecision can continue for a while.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Only two

Just two trades in a busy morning. Could re-enter short after the second but I had to leave screens.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nice day-3

...and closing the session with these. Totaling 72 pips in 45 minutes, although I missed the first (and biggest) price movement down!. What a day..

Nice day-2

I started trading the second move, by looking at the clumsy MT4 charts (1 and 5 min).

Nice day-1

Super trend while I was struggling with a frozen Ninjatrader platform today. So I stayed out of this, the first movement.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Easy task

A calm and easy breakout at the London opening (precisely).

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Flat day

US holiday. Relatively flat session. No trades.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Watched Avatar with family today. Not bad at all! I was wrong, writing the other day that Avatar is just a popcorn movie. It is more, it's sensational entertainment, as Roger Ebert writes. Too much violence for my taste, but with beautiful images that technology made possible. A whole new world of beauty and imagination, generated from pcs and human mind.

Price patterns

Reading simultaneously two books on Technical Analysis, one good and one (very) bad. The good one is this, by Martin Pring. All you need to know about price patterns in 350 pages. A LOT of charts and diagrams, no much text or "deep" bullshit. A nice visual library you can review in one or two hours, with your coffee and good music. Because price move and patterns is all that matters. Pure geometry.

Stone in the water

Sunday morning listening to this wonderfull cd, by the bright young Italian pianist and his trio.
Stone in the Water

Friday, January 15, 2010

Going nowhere

Friday afternoon in Europe, price ranges going nowhere, time to start the weekend.

Round formation

Risked some on the third. I let it go as a rounding bottom formation was profiling.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Again a mediocre treatment of a strong trend, many pips left on table while waiting for safe setups.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Range 4

Same trades (and 3 more)as on previous post, but on the range 4 chart. More obvious and less demanding for continuous splitting..

Slicing the bread

...and paying a lot on commissions..

Friday, January 8, 2010

Euro going up

..while eur/yen was awfully stuttering...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

After the big move

I came to my desk after the big move down of euro this morning and managed to get some pips on the large consolidation waves.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Poor execution on the last part of this. Splitting a minor move into several trades increases expenses and demonstrates fear.


Picked some pips on eur/usd this morning, as the eur/jpy was flat at this moment.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Risky start

The third trade had unnecessary risk. The conviction that the bias up is strong, can be disastrous..

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010 with Roberta

Roberta Gambarini is a girl from Torino, Italy, but she plays in the big league : her voice reminds Ella Fitzerald to many, her technique and warmth are sublime! A self-presentation of her work and excellent second album is here.

Happy new year to all!