But here’s the thing: I’d rather be exhausted striving for excellence than churning out work that succeeds merely because it offends the least amount of people. The cost? The fear of financial uncertainty. But I willingly accept this cost because it allows me to follow my path and craft the type of career and lifestyle that I want and need.
There are things that I will not compromise on, including my sanity, happiness, time with my family, spontaneous travel with my son, and creative control in the work I choose to take on. If I fail, I will fail on my own terms, doing what I love.
HATE HATE HATE these penny plays, but for the second time today hit my targets and traded my plan, I call that a success!
Exit: High $7.20’s
Covered half into the crack then the other half when it looked like it didnt want to crack $7. I call this an OK trade, made the best out of a mediocre setup and BEST OF ALL, traded my plan.
Trade Entry: http://blog.tbohen.com/?p=3451
BOT 1000 NQ, Stock, SMART, USD 7.129 SMART(USD) 12:47:27 (GMT -4:00) 2073880972 new
BOT 1000 NQ, Stock, SMART, USD 7.43 SMART(USD) 12:00:25 (GMT -4:00) 2073880930
Entry: Shorted 3000 $ONCY @1.03
R/R: Super tight stop so I guess I’m meeting my 3-1 rule.
Hate cheapies like this, but its a carcass. Should probably go larger, but afraid it could spike.
Following my plan of not holding over the weekend, waited for it to crack LOD, but once it didnt I gave up. Annoying to hold for days and get out basically scratch. But I’ve devoted enough time to this illiquid bitch. I’ll almost guarantee now that I’ve covered the offering will be Monday morning.
Notes: Meh, mediocre play, let it grind back on me, but stuck to my stop. Tough to short on days like this, need to flip my bias. I’ll still watch to see if pops hard, if it grinds I’ll ignore.
Entry: Shorted 1500 $CLF @ $10.44
Scaled in all over, ended up with a decent average. Looking to fade.
Entry: Shorted 1000 $NQ @ $7.60
Target: Low $7’s
R/R: At least 3-1
Waited for entry so happy with that, but not much volume. I like the R/R, but good chance it just goes nowhere today.