Thursday, June 26, 2008

Trades for 6-26-08

Today I had 3 trades, of which all were shorts, with 1 loss, and 2 gains. The total of the day was (-.42%), or (-$121.26). Trades were:

SNDK – Short (-.92%) (-$267.05): Stopped out, I picked the wrong stop-gain which should have been $19.91


DELL – Short (+.28%) (+$81.33): Original stop gain was $22.66


RAI – Short (+.22%) (+$64.46):

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Trades for 6-25-08

Today I had 1 trade, which was a short, and a loss. The total of the day was (-.71%), or (-$270.96). Trade was:

TXT – Short (-.71%) (-$270.96): Stopped out, I know it would have made money if it weren’t for the FOMC policy statement today, but oh well. Maybe the next FOMC policy statement I’ll take the day off.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Trades for 6-24-08

Today I had 2 trades. 1 was a long, 1 was short, 1 loss, and 1 gain. The total of the day was (+.07%), or (+$20.66). Trades were:

FDX – Short (-.43%) (-$125.42): Original stop loss was -.29%, but stock moved too fast :*(


SE - Long (+.50%) (+$146.08): Suspected $28.48, but got out @ $28.28 because $28.30 looked like technical resistance

Monday, June 23, 2008

Trades for 6-23-08

Today I had 3 trades. 1 was a long, 2 were shorts, and all were gains. The total of the day was (+1.74%), or (+$502.07). I would have made an extra .14% had I just held on to my 1st AN trade. Trades were:

AN – Short (+.45%) (+$129.13):


AN - Short (+.62%) (+$180.04):


NOV – Long (+.67%) (+$192.90):

Trades for 6-20-08, and weekly total

Sorry for the delay in postings, but I got busy. Here is my totals for the week of 6-16-08, and the daily total for 6-20-08:

My weekly total (6-16-08 to 6-20-08) was -.87% or -$256.90.


For Friday 6-20-08 I had 2 trades. 1 was a long, 1 was a short, and both were losses. The total of the day was (-1.87%), or (-$546.34). Trades were:

BMRN – Short (-.68%) (-$199.19):


HBAN - Long (-1.19%) (-$347.15): This sucked, went up 7mins after I exited :*(

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Trades for 6-19-08

Today I had 3 trades, of which 2 were long, 1 was short, with 2 gains, and 1 loss. The total of the day was (-.10%), or (-$29.16). Trades were:

ELN – Long (+.53%) (+$156.34):


FITB – Short (-1.15%) (-$339.32):


TLAB – Long (+.52%) (+$153.82):

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Trades for 6-18-08

I had a good day today, and it would have been better had I continued (would have made an extra 3.09% had I kept trading for real!) trading for real, but I decided to paper-trade the rest of the day so I could test a way of finding picks.

I had 2 real trades, of which 1 was long, 1 was short, and both were gains. The total of the day was (+1.68%), or (+$488.78). Trades were:

CHK – Long (+.71%) (+$205.70):


FHN – Short (+.97%) (+$283.04): My gut said $7.56, or even $7.41 is where it would head to, got out $7.61 because it was the technical level

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Trades for 6-17-08

KEY totally stressed me out for little while there, but then I had a gain to end my day with so now I’m happier. I had 4 trades, 2 longs, 2 shorts, 3 gains, 1 loss. The total of the day was (-.10%), or (-$33.09). Trades were:

AGU – Long (+.22%) (+$64.26): Got out based on past performance, had I been greedy I woulda got out at $110.89


TXT – Short (+.35%) (+$101.17): Original stop gain was $52.56


KEY – Short (-1.29%) (-$376.77):


ELN – Long (+.62%) (+$178.25): Shoulda stuck with $29.48

Monday, June 16, 2008

Trades for 6-16-08

Today I had 2 trades, both were shorts, for a total of (-.48%), or (-$137.09). Trades were:

T – Short (-.27%) (-$76.97):


APOL – Short (-.21%) (-$60.12): Stopped myself out because I missed the fact that $50.50 was the morning’s low (the 9:30am EST bar) due to the line that was drawn for Monday (vertical blue line) grrr.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Trades for 6-13-08, and weekly total

My total for the week is (+2.37%) or (+$676.26).

Today I had 1 trade, which was a short, and a gain for a total of (+.70%), or (+$203.74). Trade was:

WB – Short (+.70) (+$203.74): Should have stuck with $17.91 (would have been +.98% or +$283.59)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Trades for 6-12-08

Today my total trades were 3, all of them were shorts. All 3 were gains for a total of (+.94%), or (+$269.08). Trades were:

BMRN – Short (+.48%) (+$135.32):


KEY – Short (+.22%) (+$63.48): Thought it would bounce off $12.88, didn't think it would break like it did


KEY – Short (+.24%) (+$70.28): Looked like a big run already, but saw that I could eek out $12.70 from $12.75 (I wanted $12.78 but stock wouldn't let me have it)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Trades for 6-11-08

Today my total trades were 5, all of them were shorts. I had 4 gains, and 1 loss for a total of (+.775%), or (+$219.45). Trades were:

ATI – Short (-.59%) (-$168.50): Should not have traded this because it already had a big run, I got anxious


SUN – Short (+.46%) (+$129.81):


CSCO – Short (+.16%) (+$46.47): Should have stuck with $25.56 (original stop gain)


CTX - Short (+.535%) (+$151.90): Based my stop gain on past moves, but my gut said $14.71 was the place to stop out at


LEH – Short (+.21%) (+$59.77): This was one was not fun at all! Had to stomach a 1.82% pullback, stuck with it because I knew it would go back to $25

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Trades for 6-10-08

Today my total trades were 4, 1 was long, and 3 were shorts. I had 2 gains, and 2 losses for a total of (-.58%), or (-$166.23). Trades were:

FRE – Short (+.51%) (+$145.24):


T – Long (-.34%) (-$96.52): Stopped out, risky play should not have done it. I also should have saw the 4 bar run, and compared to past 4 bar runs


SUN – Short (+.21%) (+$59.92): Got out because it looked like support was @ $39.60, I was wrong and should have stuck with my $39.51 stop gain


LEH - Short (-.96%) (-$274.87):

Monday, June 9, 2008

Trades for 6-9-08

Today my total trades were 4, all of them were shorts. I had 3 gains, and 1 loss for a total of (+.53%), or (+$149.44). Trades were:

NSM – Short (+.53%) (+$150.22):


MBI – Short (+.32%) (+$91.03): Would have made more money if I had done a limit order @ $5.20 for my entry


MAR – Short (+.14%) (+$39.15): Should have kept my stop gain @ $29.66


LEH - Short (-.32%) (-$130.96): Mistake, I did not wait for the bar to close

Friday, June 6, 2008

Trades for 6-6-08

Wow, talk about a down day on the market (more then 300 point drop in the DOW), and an up day for oil (set a new record)! My dad got into T (AT&T) on his 401K yesterday, and looks like he’s taking a bath right now (-2.71% at 12:53am MST today). He/we forgot the fact that he needed to wait for a resistance level break before going long, and also forgot to look at the economic calendar. Guess we didn’t look at the calendar because I daytrade, therefore I don’t worry about upcoming things like unemployment rate, jobless claims, oil inventories, etc.

Today I traded for real, and from now on I will be trading for real unless noted. Total trades were 1 gain, it was a short, for a total of (+.67%), or (+$189.92). Trade was:

SUN – Short (+.67%) (+$189.92): This time I stuck with my stop-gain

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Trades for 6-5-08

Today I traded for real, most of my trades I should have stuck with the price I picked for my stop-gain. Total trades were 4, of which 1 was a loss, and 3 were gains. 2 of them were longs and 2 were shorts. Total for the day is (+1.19%), or (+$342.32). Trades are as follows:

ACOR – Long (+.57%) (+$162.45): Should have stuck with my stop gain @ $32.49 would have meant an extra +.28%, or +$58.30


SUN – Short (+.61%) (+$173.26): Should have stuck with my stop gain @ $43.11 would have meant an extra +.23%, or +$64.40


CSCO – Long (-.22%) (-$60.52): Stopped out, figured if it broke $27.55 it would continue down to my original stop-loss @ $27.49 then maybe flatten or continue down


CIEN – Short (+.23%) (+$67.13): Should have stuck with my stop gain @ $28.21 would have meant an extra +.35%, or +$98.80

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Trades for 6-3-08 AND 6-4-08

Yesterday (6-3-08) I didn’t have any trades. I’ve been noticing that I’ve been on a flat/loosing streak from Thursday (5-29-08) till yesterday (6-3-08). After a very long discussion with my dad we found a few flaws in my trading. So, today I decided to paper trade to make sure I had everything fixed.

I wish I traded for real, because I would have made 1.42%, or $416.93 today (6-4-08)! Total trades were 7, of which 2 were losses, 5 gains with 2 longs and 5 shorts. Trades are as follows:

AMR – Long (+.97%) (+$273.36): Was looking for $7.73, and as you can see I would have got it had I held on


TSO – Short (+.40%) (+$114.16):


CNX – Long (-.48%) (-$132.40): Was looking for a quick hitter, but stock looked like it was done going up


TIBX – Short (-.63%) (-$175.16): I should not have traded this one. I had nothing to back up my prediction.


MAR – Short (+.39%) (+$111.25):


SUN – Short (+.36%) (+$103):


MAR – Short (+.41%) (+$122.72):