Monthly Archives: January 2020

Disasterous entry…poor reading skills

When stocks gap up or down huge after a market close…opening move is in the direction of the gap. I made 3 bad decisions this morning. I never really recovered. This is concerning when I plan to trade live on … Continue reading

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Day 2 of the new strategy

Yes, day 2 proved fairly profitable. I got cold feet when I saw the price wavering. I could’ve stayed in longer for a much higher profit. I think that I will adjust my partial hotkeys so that I can stay … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Sleep

I have four stocks to watch on my screens at one time. I had planned to put in orders at the open for possible ORBs. this is the first time that I planned for a possibility. One triggered. It then … Continue reading

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New Week

The first day of the week where I am looking to get the IB account finally open, I almost went nuts. I had 25 tickets and was up $250 when I quit for the day. I have to remember that … Continue reading

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Trading on the road…

My two monitor setup ran into a snag with my bad wifi, no desk, and a poor setup for my DAS. The interruption kept me from trading in the first five minutes. I got in on Snapchat for a short … Continue reading

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Bad Behaviors and Trading Rules

Today, I traded in the first 30 seconds. Way too risky and the price action was not defined. This affects every trade later in the day. So here are the rules. No trading in the first five minutes. Use limited … Continue reading

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Short and Flip

Today, I tested a new Hot Key. It is the Stop and Reverse position. Essentially, this means that I get to a point and know or think I know that the stock will stop moving in a particular direction and … Continue reading

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Crappy Days

Crappy days will happen in trading. Today was one of them. I took some early trades and I have decided to focus on a short scalp to start the day on Monday. It will be quick and I will also … Continue reading

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War Fears

Note to self, do not trade after the president has decided to make war threats against Iran. After a while everything went sideways but it was confusing and I couldn’t get price direction and all my choices were wrong and … Continue reading

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Hulk Day

So Hulk Day means that I let my emotions get The Best of Me and I stayed in and trade too long and I lost money. So before I knew it, I was behind by $1100. By the end of … Continue reading

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