Day 16: Plus 7.3%

I’ve been quite busy today, so I had only 2 Trades. I “knew” Oil would pull back a little, so I left the trade open without a Stop and I was in deep red for a while. Very risky and dumb!!! Trading Results since February 16. 2018:

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Day 15: Plus 3.17%

I’ve managed to make €158 today which is 3.17% of the Account. But I admit that I was not really trading concentrated as I was busy with other things. If I would trade like this always I would blow my Account again. I will do some testing on Friday and show my Wife how I trade and let her trade my Demo Account. So I’m not posting any gains or losses on Friday. Next Trading Day for my Journal will be Monday. Trading Results since February 16. 2018:

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Day 14: Plus 12.5%

I’ve had quite a few more trades than the Days before today and there is still plenty of time until the Markets close. But I’m getting very tired now so I better don’t risk to lose any of today’s Gains. Made 12.5% today, which is 554 Euros. I know, I know this is just Paper Trading, but it is almost as stressful as real trading. I don’t want to post any losses or dumb trades, so I’m putting myself under more stress by writing this Journal. I’m pretty sure I will be able to handle my Emotions when real money[…]

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Just had Lunch

I thought to myself, yummy I go to the Skyline Plaza and have Lunch there. I love the Asian Lunch Plates for €6,50 you can get in the Food Court. But then I remembered that there is barely any vegetarian and almost no vegan stuff, so I’ve decided to cook lunch myself. Ingredients: Onions Sweet Green Peppers Chickpeas Carrots Cucumbers Jalapenos Salt, Black Pepper, Red Curry Paste from the Asia Shop. Just cut everything into small pieces, add some Oil and heat it in the Pan. Vegan and Delicious!!!

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Bike Tour to Mainz

Took a Bike Tour to Mainz and back to Frankfurt with a Friend last Sunday. 3466 Kcal burned…wohoooo. Unfortunately the GPS didn’t work for a while from Mainz back to Frankfurt. I guess the whole Tour was more than 90 km.

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Day 13: Plus 8.46%

So, this is Day 13 of my Paper Trading Journal and my Account is up more than 100%. Why is Demo Trading so much easier? I still have to build confidence and Paper Trade for a while longer. I used to always check what other Traders say or do. This is a very bad habit and no Trader should do that. The last 13 Sessions I never looked at any Website or Forum and continuously made money. I hope I will continue like this when it’s real money again. Today I’ve made 346 Euros which is 8.46% Trading Results since[…]

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Day 11: Plus 3.37%

Made €128 today which is 3.37% of the Account. Was trading for only 2 hours today and want to start the Weekend now. I think I should invest more time in trading. Living in Europe and trading US Markets sucks a little bit. Still trying to figure out from when till when I should trade. Maybe 3pm till 9pm. Trading Results since February 16. 2018:

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Day 10: Plus 4.41%

I’ve only traded CL today and made 162 Euros which is 4.41%. My Account is up 75.15%. Even though I’m just Paper Trading right now, the trading stresses me out pretty much. I’m tired now, so I call it a day. Today I closed my Position way too early a few times. But I really hate being stopped out, so I prefer to take a 5 Tick Profit instead of waiting for a green trade to turn red. Trading Results since February 16. 2018:

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Day 9: Plus 4.65%

Phew, was trading ES and CL Futures and Dax CFDs today. Trading CL Futures during European and US Session is quite different. The volatility is nothing for the faint hearted. I’ve also tried one ES Trade which was also quite volatil. Unfortunately I’ve lost some of my gains with my last trade, but fortunately ended my day with a 4.65% gain. So the Account is up 67.67%. Enough for today. Trading Results since February 16. 2018:

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Lunch at Shinjuku Sushi Frankfurt

Just had Lunch at Shinjuku Sushi in Sandweg 62. Very Delicious !!! I had a Vegetarian Lunch Deal for 5,50 Euros which includes a Seaweed Soup. If you’re in Berger Str. near Merianplatz, I suggest you take a walk to Shinjuki Sushi. Sandweg 62 60316 Frankfurt Google Maps

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Day 8: Plus 5.08%

I traded EUR/USD, CL and DAX today. I don’t really like Forex, but I thought I will not have Market Data for Futures for a while, so I thought I try to trade Eur/Usd for a while. I also don’t like to trade CFDs. If trading DAX or DOW I recommend to trade Futures, but not CFDS. Anyway I’ve tried to subscribe for Market Data for Futures again today and voila it worked. Interactive Brokers Website says there must be $2000 in the Account which I don’t have due to my stupid SVXY Trade. Anyway now I can focus on[…]

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Day 7: Plus 4.10%

Made 130.10 Euros today which is 4.10% of the Account. But I’m not happy with my trading today. At first I went Short DAX, which was wrong. I flipped and went long after it bounced from 11800, but way too late. Then I was expecting a further advance and waited the whole day. I decided to close my Position when it was at 12024 and just Minutes later it started to shoot too 12150. Trading Results since February 16. 2018:

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Day 6: Plus 2.65 percent

Made 82.00 Euros today which is 2.65 percent of the Account. Unfortunately I’m having some Problems with my Market Data and I don’t get Data for Futures. My Paper Trading Account is getting the Data from my real Account. But it seems there must be $2000 in the real Account to subscribe to any Market Data. I thought it’s only $500, but this doesn’t seem to be enough. What a Bullshit, I don’t want to trade with real money for a while, why do I have to put money into my Account if I don’t want to trade. I’m paying[…]

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No Market Data for Interactive Brokers Accounts with less than US$ 500

Well, I just wanted to start to Paper Trade and realized that there was no Market Data in my TWS (Interactive Brokers Trading Platform). So I logged into my Account and Check marked US Equity and Options Add-On Streaming Bundle and US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle. But then got the following Message: Your account has less than USD 500 in equity. Hence, you are not permitted to add market data. Again, blowing up an Account is the worst thing that can happen. I can not even Paper Trade right now even though there is enough Cash in my[…]

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