Thursday, September 18, 2008

Trades for 9-18-08

Just an FYI, I haven’t been trading because I’ve been out hunting. Today I paper-traded both strategies, totals are as follows:

“10k strategy” (+3.06%):

BLK - Short (+3.64%)


AZO – Short (-.58%) Stopped out, I would have traded MA but couldn't get the price I wanted



”VT strategy” (-5.19%):

DAL – Long (-4.76%) Mistake: I should of taken profits @ $9.48


BAC – Short (+1.39%)


OXY – Short (+.99%)


FCL – Short (-5.01%)


BAC trade #2 – Long (+4.08%)


FSLR – Long (-1.88%) Mistake: I should have had my stop-loss @ $209

Friday, September 12, 2008

Trades for 9-12-08, and weekly totals

My REAL trading total for the week (9-8-08 to 9-12-08) is (-2.45%) or (-$683.68)


The following chart is my 10k strategy performance paper & real trading, start with paper-trading then switch each time the color changes. So it goes paper, real, paper, real, paper.


I paper-traded 10k today because I made a chart of my performance (paper & real trading) with excel (see above), and it looks like I’m in a “pullback”. So I figured I paper-trade until this “pullback” is over, then jump in when it’s back to gaining. I also continued paper-trading the VT strategy. Totals are as follows:

“10k strategy” (-.22%):

LMT - Long (+.07%)


DVN – Short (-.29%)



”VT strategy” (-6.32%):

APA – Long (-.73%)


MS – Long (-2.81%)


DHI – Short (-1.52%) Mistake: should of had stop-loss @ $14.12


BTU – Short (-2.60%) Mistake: It was the only group moving (it didn't have a majority of the map backing it up), and it was not a powerful move


ABX – Long (+1.34%)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Trades for 9-11-08

I had 1 trade with the 10k strategy, it was a long and a loss for (-.38%) or (-$104.28). I also continued paper-trading my VT strategy which got (-4.65%). Totals are as follows:

“10k strategy” (-.38%) (-$104.28):

RIMM - Long (-.38%) (-$104.28)



”VT strategy” (-4.65%):

CNX – Short (-4.33%) Mistake: I should have had my stop-loss @ $50.56


EXM – Long (+2.09%)


MER – Short (-3.10%) Mistake: I should of had stoploss @ $20.82


RIO – Long (+.69%)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Trades for 9-10-08

It was an off day for me, and I am SSSSOOOO glad I didn't trade the VT strategy for real today. Today was the day I was looking for in the VT strategy, I needed to find out what is the expected worse day I could have with it, and so far today was that day.

Results:
I had 1 trade with the 10k strategy, it was a short and a loss for (-.93%) or (-$255.85). I also continued paper-trading my VT strategy which got (-7.29%). Totals are as follows:

“10k strategy” (-.93%) (-$255.85):

DO - Short (-.93%) (-$255.85)



”VT strategy” (-7.29%):

ENER – Long (-4.36%) Mistake: I should have had my stoploss @ $55.94


CRS – Short (-1.06%)


BTU – Long (+1.74%)


KGC – Long (-1.36%) Mistake: exiting this one prematurely inorder to enter BAC


BAC – Long (-2.22%)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Trades for 9-9-08

Today I traded my 10k strategy for real. I had 2 trades of which both were shorts, and losses. My real total for the day is (-1.85%) or (-$517.91). I also continued paper-trading my VT strategy which got (+.15%). Totals are as follows:

“10k strategy” (-1.85%) (-$517.91):

FSLR - Short (-1.35%) (-$377.72)


GOOG – Short (-.50%) (-$140.19)



”VT strategy” (+.15%):

FCL – Short (-2.85%)


ACI – Long (+.79%)


CAL – Short (+.68%


MER – Short (-2.45%)


ABX – Long (+.74%)


CNX – Long (+1.60%)


FSLR – Short (+.50%)


LEN – Short (+1.14%)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Trades for 9-8-08

Today I traded my 10k strategy for real. I had 2 trades of which 1 was short the other was long, 1 gain and 1 loss. My real total for the day is (+.71%) or (+$194.36). I also continued paper-trading my VT strategy which got (+2.05%). Totals are as follows:

“10k strategy” (+.71%) (+$194.36):

ACL - Long (-.21%) (-$60.45)


CF – Short (+.92%) (+$254.81)



”VT strategy” (+2.05%):

ATU – Long (-1.55%)


ANR – Short (+1.42%)


DAL – Short (+1.11%)


GGB – Short (+.79%)


FCL – Short (+.36%)


ANR 2nd trade – Short (+.73%)


SOLF – Short (+.74%)


HOV – Short (-1.51%)


PHM – Long (+1.20%)


WB – Long (-1.12%)


FCS – Short (-.12%)