Keep Calm and Don't Move Your Stops.....

A little risk management saves a lot of fan cleaning!

The Purpose of Life is Joy!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Nickels and dimes

Picking up nickels and dimes are better than nothing. No time to sit around and wait for the trend short and I got a decent counter trend scalp out of it today.

A new equity high for me today. This is new territory for me. I have been in the digging out phase for so long it became natural for me but now, I sometimes think about how high can I go and I get nervous with that kind of thinking.

I see how my own hubris as well as other traders I follow sometimes experience violent draw down when they start winning and thinking they are invincible. I know I am not but after many new equity highs in a short period, that kind of stupidity sets in.

I like very much how Sandy trades for a few weeks and then takes a few weeks off. It prevents in part, a long period of thinking you are the superman of trading.

This year, I think I will trade until early December and then take a month off and come back early January. That is two months from now and seems like a reasonable target. If things go off track before then, I will stop trading for the year.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

One and done

Perfect day, probably left a lot more on the table but done inside the first 5 minutes with very nice 30 tick spike in my direction.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

flip flop

Yesterday was a full stop out day. Got trapped in the noise with very poor emotional and technical control.

Today was slightly better. Long with poor read went my way 10is ticks then stopped at BE and by then I was looking short so just flipped to short and got roughly 30 ticks.

Not really happy with the intial read though I supposed better late than never. I'm still not convinced we are in an overall short scenario on the higher time frames. Its an inflection point and it might take days to resolve so for the next few days I will be trading very gingerly if at all until I resolve in my mind the correct higher time direction. Either that our just scalp for a few ticks here and there on the very short time frames.

Time will tell.


Monday, September 30, 2019

Piss Poor Performance

So I'm home for lunch and took at look at my earlier ideas in light of how things played out.

As you can see, it didn't work so well today. Some poor reads AFTER my original idea to get filled around 55.60 failed and went down without me.

I tried to be long back to that level and that worked but again without me after a BE stop out.

Then later on, it tagged those areas and reversed down per my original idea but of course I was long gone and had not left an order in.

Overall, a reasonably good read on both the shorts and the longs but ended the day down 1 stop out after trying to be short in the noise before the cash open.