Nick’s Trading Diary – Thursday 21st February 2019

A usual day at home and now I’m settled in the office eventually after a long cycle ride I shall be watching my collection of favourite charts.

11:40am:  Nothing to report at the moment.

13:50pm:   Back from lunch and I’ve just taken a ‘short’ position on my WTI Crude Oil 15-min chart. It’s a Master-The-Trend Strategy-B set-up with a 17 pip stop loss. The trade will be quite quick potentially as the Crude Oil Inventories announcement is due out in a few hours which could cause some volatility in the market.

15:20pm:  The Oil market is getting more volatile ahead of the announcement so I am now taking the unusual step of watching my chart more closely – I may have to close the position quickly.

15:45pm:  Out of the WTI trade with +30 pips, the price is getting too volatile now.  Charts are now closing for the day.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Wednesday 20th February 2019

Planning to spend the day here in my home office catching up on admin and watching my charts.  Any trades I take will be detailed below.

09:20am:  Just taken a ‘short’ position on my UK FTSE-100 chart, it’s a UTB Price-Reversal set-up with a 15 pip stop loss.

10:05am:  Just taken a quick +22 pip profit from my FTSE position.

10:15am:  Nothing much else is occurring on my charts so I am off for a cycle ride.

11:20am:   Back now and just taken a ‘short’ om my 15-min WTI CRUDE OIL chart, it’s a Master-The-Trend Strategy-B set-up with a 15 pip stop loss.  The trade actually triggered while I was out but has not moved downwards enough to invalidate an entry at this time.

12:00pm:   I have just closed off the WTI position as the price went reasonably quickly down to the $56.00 but looked as though it may then move back upwards. Happy with the +21 pip profit.

12:30pm:   An invitation for a game of golf has just arrived so I am closing off my charts for the day – back here tomorrow.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Friday 15th February 2019

I am planning on spending the morning at least here in the office catching up on admin and watching my collection of favourite charts from time to time. Any trades I take will be detailed below.

09:55am:  Been out for an early morning cycle ride in the sunshine but now back and ready for some trading – nothing on the charts at the moment.

10:25am:   Taken a ‘long’ position on my German DAX-30 15-min chart, it’s a Master-The-Trend Strategy-B set-up with a modest 18 pip stop loss

11:45am:  I have closed the DAX position off for a quick +103 pip profit as the price action is suggesting a small retrace downwards now that it’s reached the 11200 level.

As it’s Friday and the day’s score so far is acceptable, I shall now be switching off my charts and retiring for the weekend.  My plan is to be back trading on Tuesday as I need to be in London on Sunday & Monday.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Thursday 14th February 2019

After a long lay-off I am planning a day here in my home office watching the screens for any trades that may pop up.

10:50am   Just taken a ‘long’ position on my UK FTSE-100 15-min chart, it’s a Master-The-Trend Strategy-A set-up with a 12 pip stop loss.

13:25pm:  There is an Economic Announcement due out in a few minutes from the U.S. and this could affect the UK market so I have just closed off my FTSE position. It has managed a profit of +29 pips.

Out to a late lunch now.

14:45pm:  Back home from lunch but far too sunny to be stuck indoors in front of computer screens !  Back tomorrow morning.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Tuesday 12th February 2019

Although I have been away from my charts on a daily basis for a while now, things have calmed down at home now and all the major building work has now finished so I am going to get back to ‘normal’ trading once again starting from tomorrow.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Tuesday 29th January 2019

If you follow my trading or receive my daily “Trading-Ideas” emails you will know that I’ve had most of the month away from my charts, writing trading books instead.

I am planning to get back to some serious trading at the beginning of February so I will post updates next week.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Monday 21st January 2019

A quick update on my trading – I have been involved in writing a couple of Trading Books over the last few weeks so I’ve not had much time to sit in front of my charts.

The first of the books will be released tomorrow evening so my plan is to get back to some trading on Wednesday (23rd)  The second one is part of my Trading-Education series and that will be ready at the end of the month.

As always, if you have any trading related questions please drop me a message at the normal address.

Nick’s Trading Diary – Wednesday 9th January 2019

Plans are “Fluid” today as I have an invitation for an afternoon out with friends if the weather holds out but in the meantime I shall be in the office watching my charts and catching up on Skype calls and emails.  Any trades I find will be detailed below.

08:10am:  Nothing to report on my collection of favourite charts.

09:05am:   Taken a ‘short’ position on my GOLD 30-min chart, it’s a Master-The-Trend Strategy-A pattern with an 11 pip stop loss.

09:20am:    Now also in a ‘long’ position on my FTSE-100 1-hr chart. Also a Master-The-Trend Strategy-A pattern but with a larger stop loss (33 pips) reflecting the higher timeframe.

09:30am:  Now I’m in a ‘long’ position on my WTI CRUDE 30-min Chart – another Master-The-Trend Strategy-A pattern with a 28 pip stop loss.

10:20am:    Just taken a quick  profit from my WTI CRUDE position ahead of this afternoon’s Crude Oil Inventories announcement (+66 pips)

10:55am:   Now out of my GOLD position now, it’s taken a while for the price to come down to a level where the profit was reasonable but eventually but I’ve achieved a +21 pip profit.

11:40pm:    Still waiting for the FTSE price to rise significantly to allow me to close it off with a decent profit.  My game of golf after lunch has been confirmed so I will close the position off before I leave the house if at all possible.

12:05pm:    Getting ready to close the position off before I go out for lunch so I have brought my stop loss upto -10 pips.

13:55pm:   I had intended to switch off my charts a while ago but I’ve been interested in the price action on the FTSE chart, it has had trouble moving above 6938.  While I think it may eventually get over this small obstacle I have now run out of time so I’ve closed off the position with a small +14 pip profit.

Happy with the trades I took today, my total profit was +101 pips.  I am now off for a game of golf for the next few hours and I may have a day away from the markets tomorrow as I want to write up a small eBook which will explain how to get more out of my daily “Trading-Ideas”

Nick’s Trading Diary – Tuesday 8th January 2019

Back in the office this morning with a goal of getting through my inbox today and reply to all remaining messages – plus watch my collection of favourite charts as well from time to time. Any trades I take will be detailed below.

08:55am:   Nothing report yet.

09:40am:   I have just taken a ‘short’ position on my 15-min GOLD chart. It’s a Master-The-Trend Strategy-A set-up and my stop loss is just 8 pips.

10:20am:    I’m now also in a ‘long’ position on the UK FTSE-100.  It is a Master-The-Trend Strategy-B pattern with a 9 pip stop loss (15-min timeframe)

11:10am:  Nothing to report so far – going out for a 45-min run.

12:05pm:   Just taken a profit from my FTSE position (+32 pips) is the candles are starting to suggest a move down.  My GOLD trade is still trundling along without a great deal of success yet.

13:55pm:    The GOLD price has eventually come down so I have grabbed a small profit before I go off for a late lunch. The position has given me +25 pips.

15:00pm:    Forgot to mention, my trading for the day finished with the closing of the GOLD position as my total amassed pips reached +57 pips which is adequate for a day’s profit.

 

 

Nick’s Trading Diary – Monday 7th January 2019

Back in the office this morning after a long Christmas holiday break and my only real plan for the day is to tackle my rather large inbox although if I have time I will be watching my charts from time to time.

10:15am   Not had a chance to watch any charts so far today and off for cycle ride now for an hour.

12:45pm   Just taken a ‘short’ position on my U.S. WTI Crude 30-min chart.  It’s a Master-The-Reversal UTB price reversal pattern and my stop loss is 22 pips.

14:20pm   Been watching the Crude Oil price come down nicely but I do have to go out on a few errands now so I have closed off my WTI position at $48.65 giving me a profit of +58 pips, not a bad start to trading in 2019.