Sooo many oil and gas plays on scan, trying to sort through them all. Will need to reassess post 8AM to figure out which have volume. While I like the charts on FCX and CHK will try and focus on the junkier ones like usual.
Had a lot of distractions outside of trading yesterday so chose to work on my “Part Time Trading” instruction video’s and ended up killing a lot of time because the morning session looked uninteresting. In hindsight the afternoon got VERY interesting, but at the point I had decided to just chill and not trade. Lesson, need to always be ready and stalking, if you are fully away or busy fine, but in the afternoon, I was in my office but chose to just not pay attention to the markets. Sometimes one of the biggest challenges is trying not to overtrade, but always being ready at the same time.
I have a meeting at 9AM so that jacks up my favorite part of the trading day. Then I usually am not a fan of shorting Friday afternoons so I’ll probably just end up doing random to do’s most of the day today. On top of that just not seeing anything that juicy on watch. Lots and lots of crappy oil and gas and “real” stuff like JCP that just aren’t ready yet. Been an annoying second half of week as well. Had a good trade on ZIOP yesterday, thought I’d hold for a washout then it bounced for a small loss. While I always subscribe to the “Nail and Bail” theory you have to 10X your speed at nailing and bailing right now.
Considering the meeting, nothing great on scan and my desire to get other things done, I think it’s a perfect day to take off.
Considering these are just watches for mainly next week I’m not going to post charts, you can always hit the Yahoo finance link below to get the charts from there.
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Probably in the end got a little too aggressive yesterday. After nailing CAR out of the gate I pushed a little to hard on JCP and FIT, both manageable losses but annoying that I chose to fight “real” stocks instead of waiting for the late day fade. But at the same time, yesterday’s market was just flat out tough for a short seller, I doubt many with a short bias came out with a profit yesterday. Scaling back and being more patient on entries today, was totally wore out and tired after staring at FIT and JCP literally ALL DAY yesterday.
Decent day yesterday, felt like I traded GRPN pretty well, and even though CENX was a loser, I was patient but did not let it squeeze me, so an ok trade as well. I had a haircut at 4:30 and the roads were shit with a ton of snow, so no video recap again. I’ll do one tonight no matter what.
Decent mix of junk and real stocks, as well as an ETF.
While nothing interesting profits wise a decent day yesterday. I traded my plans and covered up a couple non working trades without getting squeezed or stubborn. Just “one of those days” where I decided to trade a couple stocks that did not move. It happens. I didnt bother to do a video recap because they were both so boring, just nothing really to talk about/discuss.