Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Morning session again

A better than expected volatility on pre-London session.

Books for Easter (1)

The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th CenturyWe used to think of the 20th century as the era of the two devastating wars, or the time of communism and nazism and their massacres. But they were also writers, scientists, painters, philosophers, musicians in this century. These people also changed the world forever and gave the most important mind creations of the modern times. The Modern Mind  is a splendid narration of the best part of the 20th, the creative one. Very stimulating reading, if you can forget the awful cover...I skipped trading in the last days to read this, 850 refreshing pages..a shower for the mind..

Monday, March 29, 2010


Relatively flat market and a boring session. Just one trade, as I hesitated to enter long after this.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Micro trades today, with maxi lots. going for 1-3 pips each time, first priority is to stay above zero on each trade and then to earn some.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Just three

Just these three trades in a busy, heavy day.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Post-US news

Quite market and pace up after the 16:00 news. Some pips grabbed as the wave moves north.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A good shot and then ..consolidation

A nice first shot and then unnecessary trading while price consolidates new levels..

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Anticipating, expecting, guessing

I came back one hour later. In the meantime price had retraced sharply to the 20 MA on the 15M chart, then resumed the down move. I entered late, close to previous low, a capital mistake, as i was sure of the strong bias, therefore a new leg down was almost due. I got an absolutely natural rebound in the face after my entry, I didn't close at -4 and price immediately approached the maximum loss i could support : 15 pips. The moment I was deciding to exit, euro made a red hook bar, started to go south again. Game saved with 14,5 pips gain!! I was very lucky this time. After 5 years in this market (enough time to get a PhD on other sciences..), I still commit newbie mistakes..


No time for a morning session recently but today I had a quick look at the 15M chart and entered without much thinking. A relatively easy session and pips, as the bias was strong. Just before the London opening. What happens after this is another story. Usually a move on the opposite side.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Around five

The usual volatility around 5:00 pm my time (10:00am EST winter time) or how to have a 10 minutes session.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ma France

Jean Ferrat, the big French singer and poet, died yesterday. All the richness, the melody, the tenderness and emotion of the french language and spirit are in his magnificent songs. Pour tous ceux qui aiment la France plus que leur propre pays, pour mes parents qui aimaient ses chansons et qui prennent petit a petit, eux aussi a leur tour, la route la plus longue...Merci Jean pour la beaute relevee.. Link

Thursday, March 11, 2010


The absolutely minimal session, in a week of (almost) no trades.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Riding the tide and going for the swings, in a rather risky business.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Busy week

No much trading this week, as I am busy elswhere.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Spent my Sunday morning reading Raymond Carver, the biggest American writer (for me at least), who served a "minor" genre, the short story. Minimalism is the art of the clever. A superb collection of his stories  this one!..

Thursday, March 4, 2010


An endless stagnation and then, suddenly, go! A substantial gain, despite the late entry..Forex never stops to impress me..


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

And this


..then a breakout was there and I could follow the flow.


Painful walk inside the meanders of range. I could stay out of this.