I decided to sleep in today and got to the screens in the afternoon.
Trying to follow the rules I set out yesterday.
12:18 PM - Long at 771.75 (Uptrend on 3-min time-frame, bought the .618 retracement)
12:44 PM - Exit at 776.75 (1 tick below yesterday's high of 777) for +5 points
1:11 PM - Normally, I would have shorted the double-top in the 777 area, and looks like that would have worked too, but sticking with yesterday's goals, I'm staying out of shorts until the up-trend is clearly broken or price becomes way over extended
2:24 PM - Just hit it long at 781 (market mid-point + 200 EMA on 1-min chart + positive divergence on volume oscillator, support below so I can probably bail for break-even if it doesn't work)
2:25 PM - Exit at 783 for quick +2 points (should have held for a bit longer but there was a lot of momentum to the down-side. Initial target was 785; the level where price broke out to higher highs earlier)
I made more money today in 2 trades than I did with15+ trades yesterday (efficiency). This is EXACTLY what the goals from yesterday were shooting for. Now lets see if I'm able to keep this up.
ES 610-Tickbar (Morning Trade)
ES 610-Tickbar (Afternoon Trade)
Gap filled by 12:45 PM
ES/$TICK (3-Min) - Remained above zero line most of the day