Thursday, December 24, 2009

Trades for 12-22-09, and weekly total

Only 1 trade this week and it was on 12-22-09 during London hours.

I finally got around to moving my desk so I could hook up my comp to my surround sound system (it was already hooked up to my 46” HD TV) today. Wow, what a difference! I about gave myself a headache because I was enjoying the music on it a bit too loud lol.

Have a merry Christmas all!

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.79%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Trades for 12-22-09

Only had 1 trade today, and I don’t expect much more this week due to Christmas.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.79%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Friday, December 18, 2009

Trades for 12-17-09, and weekly total

Sorry I completely forgot to post my weekly totals the other day. I wound up making no trades on Thursday (17th) and Friday (18th).

My total for the week is +2.65%.

For this week I have an article on the current jobless rate for the US: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=azIXzAt1L9Js&pos=2

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Trades for 12-16-09

I managed to squeeze in a trade today even though it’s a fed day. I also finally updated my blog with all my trades this week. I may not trade tomorrow because I’ve done pretty well for a fed week and I’d like to keep it that way.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.39%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Trades for 12-15-09

Not much going on today, only had 1 trade and I’ve got a bunch of chores to do.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.58%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Trades for 12-14-09

I traded from work today, and managed a gainer.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+1.68%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Trades for 12-10-09, and weekly total

I took the day off today, nothing much going on right now. I wish I had something more interesting to post, but I don’t :(. Hopefully I’ll have something for you next week.

My total for the week is +3.23%.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Trades for 12-9-09

Today went well, but could have been a lot better had my trailing stops not been triggered so soon. I’m still happy with the results, and may not trade tomorrow because I’m now over my weekly profit goal.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+1.66%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

2 trades both gains


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Trades for 12-8-09

Updated my blog with my trade from Monday morning, and today (12-8-09) I did good. I wound up only trading London hours today (12-8-09) because I was very tired due to my weekend job.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.86%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Trades for 12-7-09

Today I traded from work and only had 1 trade.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.71%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Trades for 12-3-09, and weekly total

Today I slept in, but still wound up making a couple of gainers later in the day on the EUR/GBP and Gold.

My total for the week is +1.72% which is short of my weekly goals, but I expected it because I had to work Tuesday night.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+1.42%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

2 trades both gains


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Trades for 12-2-09

I was only able to make 1 trade from work today, but I decided that I am not going to include it in my weekly totals because it was during abnormal hours.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.38%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trades for 12-1-09

I was so tired today I only made 1 trade then went back to bed. I have to work tonight at my night audit job because we are upgrading the computers (they want me there in case something blows up) so I don’t expect to make any trades tomorrow.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.30%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Trades for 11-25-09, and weekly total

Today I did really good. I wound up taking the early morning (London hours) off, and starting my day during abnormal hours. Today’s abnormal hours trading just reinforced why I don’t trade during that time any more (-.98%). I don’t even know why I bother with it, but I may just stop trading that timeframe all together from now on.

I started normal hours trading with a loss (-1.41%), however I was just barely stopped in it (my original forecast played out like I expected). You could also technically call it an abnormal hours trade because I entered it about 10 minutes before (8:50amMST) normal hours starts (9amMST). I decided to keep it in my normal hours results though because it was so close.

My 2nd trade (normal hours) is where I made my money. I looked at the USD/JPY chart on the 1 hour and it looked like a good short, so I double checked myself on the daily and entered a ½ sized position. I knew this trade was going to take a while and I needed to sleep because I work the night shift tonight at my other job so I set my stop gain/loss and went to bed. When I woke up I could see that I was in the money, and decided to jump out because I had a very nice profit and figured it might start flattening/pulling back because it was nearing support.

I will try to get some trading in from work tonight, but it will be thanksgiving so it will really just be an experiment to see if I can trade it in the future. Therefore I’m going to post my weekly results today, walking away from this week with a nice gain.

My total for the week is +6.64%.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+5.15%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

2 trades, 1 loss, and 1 gain


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Trades for 11-24-09

Today I am unhappy with my trading even though I made a good gain overall. What I’m unhappy with is the fact that I over traded (trades 2-4) and that is never good for me. However, I am happy that I caught myself before the end of the day.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+1.17%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

5 trades, 2 losses, and 3 gains


Monday, November 23, 2009

Trades for 11-23-09

Today I decided to try and trade from an old laptop at work. I made 1 trade during London hours for a gain, and made 2 more trades during “abnormal” hours (abnormal hours trading is not included in today’s totals). My mistake was entering in on my trade late, however I knew it had a very good chance of hitting the next resistance level so I held on to it.

Also, I’ve decided not to do my video blog because my cell phone camera shoots in a very low resolution and I’d much rather wait until I can get a decent camera.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.32%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A quick update

Well, I tried to post my 1st video (for my video blog) but I'm having problems with the sound. Hopefully I can fix it soon, but meanwhile if you would like to watch my other videos just head over to http://www.youtube.com/stockhunter20.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Trades for 11-19-09, and weekly total

My total for the week is +3.03%. I am very happy with this week overall. The thing that I did this week to improve my trading was to skip any trades that I did not feel 100% comfortable with. Grated I missed like 1 or 2 gainers because of this, but I avoided a lot of losses (about 4-6).

Today went well, I had 2 trades during London hours and that was it. I also finally plan on starting my video blog this weekend. I didn’t today because I need to get ready for my night audit job, and therefore don’t have the time. I will get a video made this weekend and post it.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.82%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

4 trades, 1 loss, and 3 gains

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Trades for 11-18-09

Had a few trades today, all during London hours. Other than that it’s just been the normal day to day routine.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.81%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

4 trades, 1 loss, and 3 gains


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Trades for 11-17-09

Today I only had 1 trade during London hours. It turned out to be a nice run down, but I got trailing stopped. Almost went in a 2nd time on a short but decided not to because I wasn’t 100% convinced it was going to continue down.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+1.40%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Trades for 11-12-09, and weekly total

My total for the week is +2.54%.

Today I only had 1 trade during London hours. I may also trade tomorrow, but if I do I don’t think I’ll post the results because I’ve decided that Fridays are mostly crap trading for me (even if I was trading for real I would trade Fridays on paper).

Yet again I don’t have anything special for you this week :(. However, I promise that I’ll start my video blog soon!

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.46%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Trades for 11-10-09

Today I had a very nice play in gold (XAU/USD), and I plan on taking tomorrow off because it’s a US bank holiday. I may also try to make my 1st video blog tomorrow.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+3.32%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

2 trades, both gains


Monday, November 9, 2009

Today I was out of it, and tired. My trading reflects it, but tomorrow should go better.

Today’s totals do not include my trade during abnormal hours.

Totals for the day
Forex: (-1.24%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

3 trades, 2 losses and 1 gain. 1st chart is not included in today's totals because it was during "abnormal hours" trading.






Thursday, November 5, 2009

Trades for 11-5-09, and weekly total

For the week I’m +1.26%, which isn’t very good but it was a fed week so it is somewhat expected.

I took the day off from trading today.

Went ice-fishing yesterday, was about a 2mile hike because I could drive in farther than I could last year (Click here to read about last year’s trip). Fishing was good for the time that I was there, caught 2 but threw the one back because it was small. I also got a 3rd to bite and it was a big one, but the hook popped out of it’s mouth when I reeled it up to the hole.

I had to take photos with my cell phone because my dad took the camera to AZ :(.


Trades for 11-4-09

Only 1 trade today during London hours.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.34%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trades for 11-3-09

Only had 2 trades today during “abnormal hours”, and I find it odd how gold is moving up but the EUR/USD isn’t. Any ideas? Post them in the comments.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.20%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

2 trades, 1 loss and 1 gain


Monday, November 2, 2009

Trades for 11-2-09

I almost took the entire day off, but I decided to make a few trades during abnormal hours.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.72%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

2 trades, 1 loss and 1 gain

Trades for 10-30-09, and weekly total

No trades today, and my total for the week is +4.03%.

I didn't get around to making my 1st video blog today because I found out that my dad took the camera with him to Arizona. So now I don't have my camera, but I will try to start my video blog with my cell phone's camera this week, it just won't be in 720p :(.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trades for 10-29-09

I had another good day today so I decided to end my day early. This will be my last trading day this week, and I’ll post the weekly results tomorrow. I also hope to start my video blog tomorrow.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+2.11%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

2 trades, both gains


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trades for 10-28-09

Today I did great with that hourly trade that I had to hold over night. The only problem with it was I should not have added the 2nd ½ to it (or added at a higher price) because of the risk:reward. I also should have held on my last ½ size for longer than I did.

I expect to be busy tomorrow (10-29-09) so I may not get around to posting tomorrow’s results until Friday (10-30-09).

Totals for the day
Forex: (+3.44%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

3 trades, 1 gain and 2 losses




Trades for 10-27-09

Today (10/27/09) I slept in because I had a big headache. I should have just taken the day off all together, but I decided to paper trade. I also wound up having an hourly trade that I have to hold on to overnight so you should see it in tomorrow’s post.

Today’s totals do not include my trade during abnormal hours.

Totals for the day
Forex: (-1.52%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

2 trades, both losses


Trades for 10-23-09, and weekly total

My total for this week (10-19-09 to 10-23-09) is +1.99%.

I had no trades for today, and I don't have anything for the Friday post because I have been really busy.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Trades for 10-21-09

Today (10/21/09) I had a long talk with my dad about trading and where I’m going with it. We decided that what would be best for me would be to paper-trade until January 1st 2010 because I need to regain my confidence. I’ve been so uncertain on trades lately I almost feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. I figure that it’s mostly due to the 2 weeks I recently took off, and that I need to get back into a groove. However, I looked at my results and if I had not been bouncing back and forth from paper to real trading I would be much better off than I am now. So paper-trading the next few months should give me the confidence to battle through the -10% days when I go back to trading for real, which in turn will improve my results.

Totals for today do not include my abnormal hours trades.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.24%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trades for 10-20-09

Sorry for my lack of posting lately, I’ve just been so busy that I haven’t gotten around to trading.

Today (10/20/09) I did good with only 1 paper-trade during abnormal hours. What I really did today was go over what I need to do to improve my results. I came to the conclusion to develop a forecast/plan before each trade, if I don’t have a plan I should not enter the trade. I’ve also decided to at least paper-trade the rest of this week, and then decide on the weekend or Monday to trade for real or not.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+1.75%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Friday, October 16, 2009

Update

Just a quick update. Hunting season starts this weekend, and since my dad needs to use the SUV while I'm at work I got a room to crash in for the next week or so. So far work is going good, my history working here has helped me learn things quickly. I wish I had more time for trading though, I'm missing it. I plan on using this time to reflect and see how I will continue to trade in the future. I hope to have more updates posted during the week, but don't expect much.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Trades for 10-8-09, my weekly total, and an update

My total for the week is -.77% (paper-trading).

Sorry I haven't been around lately, with hunting season and all I've been pretty busy. I hope to return to trading either next monday or the monday after.

So far I’ve taken this week off (12th to the 16th) due to hunting season. Today (10-14-09) was the last day, and we didn’t see anything. The problem was the weather, and that my dad wound up getting stuck with work until late on Friday night so we weren’t able to go to our original spot until later in the week. Overall it was a sucky season, and everyone we ran into had the same luck we did. Looking forward to deer hunting, which starts this weekend :).

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.34%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Trades for 10-7-09

I took the day off, and I'll be starting my 2nd job at 2pmMST today. Not much else going on.

Trades for 10-6-09

I’m catching up my posts so it’s just the numbers for today.

Totals for the day
Forex: (-1.64%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

2 trades: 1 loss, and 1 gain


Trades for 10-5-09

I’m catching up my posts so it’s just the numbers for today. All trades for today (10-5-09) are paper-trades.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.53%) Paper Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

4 trades: 2 losses, and 2 gains