I didn’t follow my rules today.

First trade followed plan, but exited +1 tick because it didn’t trend.

Ended up shorting an uptrend continually from BB 1m bottom to top.

I fought the ES uptrend by shorting NQ and of course it came along.

Then of course, I barely missed the short that went promptly down from BB 1m top to well below.

Later I got frustrated expanded my risk, and chunked off a big sum before recovering it with more trades at expanded risk.

Bad choices. Poor design. I’m trying to modify my trading plan to be more and more simple.

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Only look for trades:

Only if volume/action is high:

Near the mid point of the MA on 1minute

Anytime:

Near the top or bottom (or outside) the BB of the 1 minute chart.

There is too much noise on the in-between and with tight stops it’s too difficult to pick a direction and not get stopped out.

Although being in a trade is fine.

Only exceptions is some NOPE play (a blow-off or bearish/bullish signal).

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