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Shrinking Targets Ahead of The Fed

My journal work these last two weeks brought attention the fact that I had been nailing my entries, but getting stuck in trades, losing interest, and then just managing to scratch them and lose a few bucks.  I think this behavior was a byproduct of our coiling markets ahead of the Fed.

What worked really well this morning was taking smaller profits.  Thus far I have taken three wins in the futures: two in the spooz and one in the 6E.  I would still be in two of these trades, contemplating scratching them for losses, had I not lowered my profit expectations by one to two ticks. 

This is adapting, this is surviving.  You must be one with the flow, one with your environment.  I strongly believe once the market gets some visibility (after the reaction to the Fed reaction) we will return to an environment where I can push my profit expectations back to their planned levels.

I cut EXK, no other portfolio adjustments.

Be amorphous, like water.  And stay calm if the market gets wiry around 2pm.  Perhaps listen to The Buena Vista Social Club:

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6 comments

  1. TheHarper

    Nothing better than a good old fashion 1973 Grateful Dead show to calm the nerves before a Fed announcement.

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  2. James

    Great music ! I went to their live back ’80th. Are you picking up any GMCR today’s sell off ?

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    • Raul3

      My A.D.D. resulted in my instead buying CLF and Z, but GMCR still looks pretty good. I would have liked to see more pump off the #notaper news though

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    • Raul3

      The Buena Vista Social Club members get rock star amounts of women. I don’t speak Spanish so when I translated their lyrics I was like, “Damn, these guys get it in”

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