Nick’s Trading Diary – Thursday 13th December 2018

My plan today is to be here in my home office this morning catching up on emails plus indulging in some chart watching and if all goes well – the afternoon will be spent outside in the garden.

09:30am:  The markets seem quite volatile this morning so far – watching from the sidelines at the moment.

11:35am:  The markets are still fairly “lively” so far which means I am still sitting on my hands as far as trades are concerned.  I’ve noticed that there are many more unanswered emails than I originally thought so I envisage being here at my desk (and watching my charts) for the rest of the day.

12:20pm:   Out for lunch now – nothing new to report at the moment.

13:40pm:   I am now in 2 positions – both are Master-The-Trend Strategy-A set-ups, one on the GOLD 15-min chart and the other on the Brent Crude chart of the same timeframe.  These may not be very long (time wise) trades as markets are quite unpredictable at this time of the day.

13:55pm:    I am out of both trades !  The Brent Crude position has just been stopped out at 21 pips but the GOLD position faired better and has come away with a small +20 pip profit.

14:05pm:  The markets have not really settled down and I was planning to be outside anyway this afternoon so I am switching my screens off now.

I am not planning to be in the office tomorrow but I will be back next Tuesday for some more trading.

Nicks’ Trading Diary – Wednesday 12th December 2018

I am planning a day in my office and I’ll be watching my charts from time to time. Trades I take will be detailed below:

08:55am:  Nothing to report so far, the European markets are settling down after the open.

09:40am:    Off for a cycle ride in the sunshine, my charts are quiet with regard to opportunities.

11:10am:     I have just taken a ‘long’ position on my UK FTSE-100 chart – it’s a Master-The-Trend Strategy-B set-up on the 15-min chart with a 12 pip stop loss.

13:55pm:   The FTSE-100 price has not risen as quickly as I had hoped and earlier got stuck around 6900 but a few seconds ago it rose just above this level which enabled me to grab a +20 pip profit.  I am now going out for a late lunch and then playing a round of golf with some friends so my trading is finished for the day.  I envisage being back in front of my charts tomorrow morning.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Tuesday 11th December 2018

My plan today is to definitely be in my home office today catching up on emails and Skype calls plus watching my collection of chats from time to time through the day. I realise this was my plan yesterday and it did not go well but I am determined to keep my door shut today and have no interruptions !  Any trades I do take will be detailed below:

08:50am:    Nothing to report so far, there is a fair amount of volatility in the markets this morning so I shall wait for it to die down before contemplating a trade.

10:00am:    Quick cycle ride as there’s nothing happening on my charts currently.

11:45am:   After a fairly quiet morning as far as trading opportunities go, there has just been two opportunities trigger. They are both Master-The-Trend Strategy-B patterns and one is on the German DAX-30 chart and the other is on WTI Crude Oil.  Stop loss values are: DAX-30 24 pips, WTI Crude 23 pips.

12:40pm    Taken quick profit from my DAX-30 position and it’s now closed at +37 pips.   My WTI Crude trade is still languishing around +10 pips so I am leaving it open to see if it can reach a better level.

14:40pm:  The Oil price has risen nicely in the last hour and I am now out of my position with  a score of +77 pips.

14:45pm:   I have an overall score of +114 pips for my first “proper” day of trading in December so I am going retire early and have a late lunch. Back here early tomorrow morning.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Monday 10th December 2018

After what seems a long time away from my charts, I am back today and resuming ‘normal’ trading activities. My house restoration project has consumed me over the last 3 months but we are now back home and I am once again working from my home office.  My plan is to be indoors for most of today catching up on a few weeks of emails and Skype calls and I will also be glancing at my collection of favourite charts from time to time. Any trades I take today will be detailed below.

09:20am   Nothing to report so far on my group of eight favoured charts.

15:00pm    I have to report that I have not been in front of my screens as much as I had hoped today as there have been some other errands to attend to that have cropped up since we moved back in.  This means that I have no trades to report for today but I am planning to have a more constructive day in the office tomorrow !

Nick’s Trading Diary – Wednesday 28th November 2018

I’ve decided to be away from my screens for the rest of the week while I continue writing up my latest edition of the monthly Trading-Education eBook.

Release date soon – more details on Friday.

Nick’s Trading Diary- Thursday 22nd November 2018

Today’s markets will be fairly quiet due to the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday and I also want to spend some time writing up the November edition of my monthly ‘Trading-Education’ eBook which means I will not be back in front of my charts until next Tuesday (27th November)

Nick’s Trading Diary – Wednesday 21st November 2018

I am planning a day here in the office catching up on emails/Skype calls plus some chart watching from time to time. Any trades I take will be noted below.

08:45am:   Nothing to report so far.

09:50am:   I have just taken a ‘long’ position on my UK FTSE-100 15-min chart. It’s a Master-The-Trend Strategy-A pattern with a 13 pip stop loss.

11:05am:    My FTSE position has been stopped out at -13 pips.

12:40pm:   Switching off my screens as an opportunity has arisen to spend the rest of the day out with the family.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Tuesday 20th November 2018

Back trading today after a short break away – any trades I take will be detailed below:

10:55am:   I am now in front of my screens for the day after helping a friend out this morning – nothing to report so far on my collection of 8 favourite charts.

12:05pm:   Nothing to report so far regarding trades.

12:55pm:   I have just taken a ‘short’ position on my Brent Crude 15-min chart, it’s  a Master-The-Trend Strategy-B set-up with an 18 pip stop loss.

13:35pm:    Not sure how much longer I will stay in the position as I am having to watch it carefully as the price is so volatile at the moment. Plus I want to go out to lunch !

15:20pm:  Every so often you’ll be a in position that just keeps on going in the direction that you first guessed and the trade ends up being a big winner. This has occurred today as my Brent position has just been closed at +279 pips.  I had intended to close it off a while ago but every time I looked at the screen the price had dropped another 20 pips so I ended up just watch non stop in the last 15 minutes which is something I do not like doing !  It was worth doing it this time !

Needless to say I am happy with my score so far today so the screens ARE being switched off now.  With today’s score, my monthly accumulated profit is +544 pips.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Friday 16th November 2018

No trading for me now until next Tuesday, I am away on a short break.

My trading performance for November is 8 winning trades, 2 losses and a total of +265 pips so far.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Thursday 15th November 2018

I shall be at my desk this morning catching up on emails and Skype calls plus I’ll also be watching my screens for trading opportunities. Any trades I take will be detailed below.

08:05am:  I’ve taken a ‘long’ Master-The-Trend position on my FTSE-100 15-min chart, it’s a Strategy-B set-up with a 14 pips stop loss.  Trades at this time of the day can be risky as the markets are just starting to get going for the day but the stop loss is quite low so I will press ahead.

09:10am:  I am watching my FTSE chart carefully now as the price will become increasingly volatile as we approach 9:30am when the UK Retail Sales figures are released and we may also see some reaction to another government cabinet minister resigning in the past few minutes.  I may take a ‘Quick’ (minimal) profit and then stand on the sidelines.

09:25am:   I have taken the opportunity to grab a quick profit from my FTSE position as the price is getting increasingly unpredictable. I went to manually close the trade off at +20 pips but a rare case of slippage has caused a loss of a single pip so my running total for the day is +19 pips.

10:15am:   Most of my charts have become quite volatile so I am off for a cycle ride now.

12:30pm:  I’m in another ‘risky’ trade and on this occasion it is because the weekly U.S. Crude Oil Inventories which are announced this afternoon cause the oil markets to move erratically and my latest position is on the U.S. WTI Crude 15-min chart (long).  It’s another Strategy-B pattern from the Master-The-Trend system manual  and the stop loss is a manageable 17 pips.

13:10pm:  The WTI price has become extremely volatile so I am now out of my position with my minimum trade profit (+20 pips)

Total for the day is now +39 pips so going to switch off my screens for the day now.  I will be back trading next Wednesday (21st Nov.) after a short break away in Majorca.