Sunday, April 18, 2010

Vacation

I will be gone for two weeks returning on May 3rd. Good luck to all.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Trading for the rest of the week 4/17/2010

Wednesday trades:
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Stocks: gross -162 net -180 shares 3600
Stock Futures: none
Forex: none
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This is all I did. The trades were on the Big Mouth Stocks on Wednesday. This week has been crazy for me.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Big Mouth Stock 4/16/2010

A no go here unless you did things in premarket.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday Big Mouth Stock 4/15/2010


Both sucked as shorts but both would have worked as reversal trades.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday Big Mouth Stocks 4/14/2010



Not really a good day to be shorting Big Mouth Stocks. I tried twice on HOTT and lost a small amount of money. You could have made a small amount from FDO. I tried going long FDO later in the day when it took out its HOD but that failed too. SFY had no volume.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The stars aligned but I dropped the ball sort of..... 4/13/2010

This was my best trade in a while and my biggest mistake. The Big Mouth said to buy SUN - an energy play. The stars aligned so beautifully. This and HK were about the only energy stocks up big. Crude was down and the market looked to open down.
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SUN popped up strong, hung there and dropped. I had a list of energy stocks opened and they were falling fast. Instead of selling the living crap out of SUN - I has pussy footing around SUN was bouncing between 31.05 and 31.15. I had a sell at 31.20 and a sell stop at 30.99. I had already sold at 30.77 early in premarket. I should hit SUN with about 3 orders of sells while it hung there seeing the other oils falling apart. When SUN finally broke, I got slipped 7 cents on the fill - stupid.
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This was the classic would of, should, could of trade that I messed up. Thankfully I did not chicken out and I made some coin but this should have been a 4 figure trade not the $186 I made.
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Sometimes a gain can be a bigger mistake than a loss.
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The numbers:
Stocks: gross +198 net +189 shares 1800 (should been 6000 shares)
Stock Futures: none
Forex: none

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday trade 4/12/2010


The first chart is the big mouth stock of the day. I chased it in premarket but could not get filled even with being the low ASK a couple of times. The second chart was my only trade of the day and it worked out nice. I bought - put in a stop and got myself some coffee. Came back and saw it having problems with 66.50 and sold half. Moved my stop up and set my timer to 10 minutes. Timers rang and before I could sell the stock hit my stop. Such an easy trade.
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The numbers:
Stocks: gross +172 net +166 shares 1200
Stock Futures: none
Forex: none

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday's Crap 4/9/2010


Both are big mouth stocks above. One worked as a buy reverse and the other had little volume or movement.
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I need to place a stop and walk away. Again I had a great trade and bailed on it way too early.
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I used the word crap in my title to see if I get more blog traffic. I can be a nerd with stats. During the last 10 days, I have had 16-18 readers except for one day. Also I have had 7 returning visitors 7 out of 10 days. I just wonder if the same handful of people are showing up each day to watch my insane drive to no where.
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I hope you see a small change. I am trying to push myself to trade every single Big Mouth Stock I identify. I figure it is about time I completely eat my own cooking. So I first try to get a position on each of them. Then I will work on trading them better. One step at a time.
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I also want to only buy or sell stock futures/forex on the buy and sell signals instead of waiting for break outs and break downs.
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The numbers:
Stocks: gross +66 net +48 shares 3600
Stock Futures: none
Forex: none

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thursday 4/8/2010


The two charts above are Big Mouth Stocks - one good - one nothing. I looked at them and tried to play CYN for a few second. I notice the volume just was not there. I did not even look at TEVA because of the small pop. How stupid was that?
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The numbers:
Stocks: gross -5 net -10 shares 1000
Stock Futures: none
Forex: none

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hump Day Trades and BMS 4/7/2010


The three above are the Big Mouth Stocks - BMS.
The last chart is my only other trade. I had problems with TS and IB again today but not bad enough to freak me out. I know of others who had problems too.
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I played each of the Big Mouth Stocks today. On HAIN I got in good but not big enough. I hit the exit perfectly on it. I chicken out on TGI when I had the chance to go bigger. And SPF has very hard to make anything unless you hit big on the open tick. Then I gave most of my profits back on a trade BTU.
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The numbers:
Stocks: gross +80 net +57 shares 4400
Stock Futures: none
Forex: none

No Trade Tuesday 4/6/2010


Big mouth stocks for Tuesday - no pain, small gains. I did not trade.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday 4/5/2010

Very frustrating today. Felt good about trading again but once the market opened , my Internet connection died 6 times in 45 minutes. No more than 2 minutes at a time but still crazy. The first time I had got into the trade above but did not put in a stop yet.
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I might have got more out of the trade if this crap was not happening.
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The numbers:
Stocks: gross +120 net+114 shares 1200
Stock Futures: none
Forex: none

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I know this stupid but.......

I hate Birthdays or I should clarify MY BIRTHDAY or anything to do with it. It is not the fact of getting old. I like the way I have aged. I am in good health and work out a lot and I never acted my age. I have no problem making a big deal out of someones elses birthday if they want me to.
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I just hate the whole thing of my birthday. It painfully start with my mother and her excess turning away my friends and friends parents at a young age. To where I would set stupid goals that life made sure would not happen. To being told during my divorce that my ex-wife's 30th birthday of a NYC play, limo, dinner at the top of the Trade Center, with roses and many presents, ending with a horse buggy ride in Central Park - was one of the worst things I ever did to her.
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Years ago - I was told to reclaim it for myself and celebrate it how I wanted to but people in my life said that is what I should do but would than not let me. Then I wanted to do nothing and that was not allowed. So each year I feel like I have hands around my neck and I can not breathe.
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This year is no different. Soon my birthday in days will come and my mind is so twisted, I can't think straight. My other half has some nice things planned but all I have is fear of things going wrong and others doing stupid stuff or just not knowing what is going to happen.
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Three out of the last 5 nights, I could not sleep. Last night we used one of the free coupons you can get for your birthday. A free meal at a chain restaurant. Others where getting the crew to sing Happy Birthday them. Every time it happened - I felt closing to throwing up.
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Please world - just make it go away. I just want to be left alone and know I am going to be left alone.