Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chart Porn 05/30/2012 the impatient edition

Both trades were in market I thought were ready to break hard. If I just sat with both longer - I could have made decent money but instead 2 losers.

Friday, May 25, 2012

This week's Results 5/21/2012-05/25/2012

Russell Futures: +49.96
Dow Futures: none
Crude Futures: -156.02
Gold Futures: none
Euro Futures: none
Stocks: -641.25
net: -747.31
Big ass loss this week.  The stock trade was Facebook and I was going to swing trade it for a couple of days.  The only good thing about this week is that I did not blow my profits on Thursday.  Bad news was I had no profits to blow.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chart Porn 05/21/2012 - FB unliked version

I wanted to swing FB.  I assumed a second day bounce that did not happened.  Dummy me for not being quicker on the exit.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This weeks results 5/14/2012-5/18/2012

Dow Futures: +61.68
Stocks: +31.94
Crude Futures: -50.68
Russell Futures: none
Gold Futures: none
net: +42,94
My screw up on Thursday produced a nothing week.  What should have been a $120 gain was instead a $180 loss making this week being next to zero.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chart Porn 5/18/2012 - missed opp edtion

I did not trade on Friday. Between being stupid on Thursday, a doctors appointment and Face book coming out - I just could not get off my butt.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Chart Porn 5/17/2012 - the Thursday idiot version again

From an entry point of view - this was the first since last Thursday I broke my trading rules and just like last Thursday, I paid dearly for my mistake. During the last week, I have entered using my rules about 80% and each time either made money and broke even.  During the 20% of the time that I entered not to plan, I took a lose each time and the loses were enough to cancel out my gains. I did exit only 50% according to plan which if that was higher, I would have also made to over come my stupid entries.
Even thou I feel stupid - when I stick to my trading plan - I make money. I can at least take that away.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chart Porn - 05/15/2012

Another good trade today. The two others were break even.  So far this week, I have only screwed up one stop royally and the rest of the trades have been by my rules. Last week started out good, but that Thursday mind melt was bad.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Chart Porn 5/14/2012

Everything is on the chart.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This weeks Results 5/7/2012-5/11/2012

Russell Futures: +51.96
Dow Futures: -83.04
Euro Futures: -79.94
Crude Futures: +29.32
Stocks: -149.38
Nets:  -231.08
I allowed myself to mentally screw myself and my results were crap because of them.  I made one good futures trade this week and that was the quickly on Sunday night. I had one good stock trade and that was the US Steal one for 20 cents. The rest were: a got me out I have a profit costing me a large gain, two stupid counter-trend trades costing me enough, four trades were I had my stop too close and a trade I should not have been one because I did not have the time to watch it.
I would love a week were regardless if I made money or not - I entered where I should have, I kept my stops where they should have been and I got out when either a good profit was hit or when the reason for being in the trade was no longer valid. One other thing - each trade was with the correct size.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chart Porn 5/10/2012 - The idiot version

I had been seeing the market so clearly recently I was assuming one of these days I was going to do good.  Instead today - I decided to break my rules and trade like a complete idiot.  About six months ago, I started using some trend indicators.  I promised myself I would never trade against them.  The closest I would to  trading against them is trading pullbacks in the trend.  Most of the time I would just trade continuation trades. Today I traded twice trying to play rollovers in the trends. Stupid me. The trend was up on a 5 and 15 minute basis, about ready to turn up on an hourly and mixed on a daily.  To then add insult to injury, I tried trading a stock but my mind was so f-ed there from the idiots trades, I turned a possible winner into a loser there also. Today, I did not lose a lot of money, but it was my worst trading day in months and it killed my gains for the week.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chart Porn 05/09/2012

Another fast a simple trade. I love them.  My only other trade was a mistake that I was able to get out of for a $30 gain.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Chart Porn -5/6/2012 I love quickies

I love it when a trade happens so quick - you have no time to think about it.  Too bad I was trading only 1 contract when I usually trade 2 to 4 but the Sunday night trading was crazy.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

This Weeks Results 4/30/2012-5/04-2012

Stocks: +29.00
Dow Futures: +70.66
Crude Futures: +59.32
Russell Futures: none
Gold Futures: none
Net: +158.98
I got in a couple of trades this week but I really feel like I have nothing to show for it.  I was able to watch the action on Friday and I am pounding on myself for not trying to trade it more than I did. The Sunday night opening should be interesting.

Chart Porn 05/04/2012

The first was the only crude trade I made for the day.  I was proud of myself from the fact I got up - fired up my charts - and took a trade I saw before I was even awake yet. Never in my wildest dreams I thought crude would totally fall apart after the jobs report. It could have been a great day for me if I had more balls.