The Nasdaq jumped by more than 300 points, Bitcoins leapt over $40k, but yours truly had a trying time in the market trading. First and foremost, my static, once per mo managed, Quant was up 2.7%. Half of my money is there. I have a new account, called my Long Term Dollar Cost Average account and it was up 4.3%. It is 10 stocks that I buy every month, equal weight. And then there’s me, fucking guru stock trader who bellied into the session short via inverses. I was bogged at the open for -1.5%, traded back to nearly breakeven — and then got caught long in a cataclysm of spiraling crypto derivative stocks when BTC fell from $40k to $37k intra-session.
I took losses and my day was at session lows of -2.5%.
Having already traded 60 times, I placed a restriction on myself to only trade 1 stock at a time. If I wanted to buy XYZ, I had to sell something first. This kept me very disciplined to be accurate with my picks and caused me to watch every position with intensity. I never dipped below 45% cash during this time, from 2:30pm to the close.
Here were my trades into the bell:
And again IDEX +3%
I ended the day down 0.5%, more or less a nothing-burger, done via 89 fucking trades that makes you wonder why go through all there trouble. But then you look at the longer term returns and know you’re doing the right thing. These types of days happen and there is nothing you can do about it. Admittedly, I have never really day traded in my life, up until last year. I wasn’t equipped for it and never explored it. I was always an excellent stock picker, but rarely intra-day. That has of course changed drastically with my tools in StockLabs, which I hope to share with you soon. I sit and watch volume spikes, coupled with the technical grading algos, and catch waves all day long.
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