Friday, July 31, 2009

Trades for 7-31-09, and weekly total

For the week I’m +3.73% in forex.

I took the day off today so no trades.

For Friday’s post I got an article on some economic data. Looks like we may not be out of the woods yet, but I look more at unemployment than GDP for a better take on what’s going to happen. Here is the link: http://www.cnbc.com/id/32233911

Totals for the day
Forex: (0%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

No trades

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trades for 7-30-09

Today I had only 1 trade for +.16% during London hours. I’m glad I decided to take the rest of the day off because it looks like it was pretty choppy.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.16%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

1 trade for a gain

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Trades for 7-29-09

Today I did +.50% during London hours, +.77% in abnormal hours, and had no trades during normal hours.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+1.27%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

10 trades, 2 losses, and 8 gainers




Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Trades for 7-28-09

Today I did +.41% during London hours, +.74% in abnormal hours, and -.88% during normal hours. I was going to end my day at +1.78%, but I forgot to close oanda (trading platform). So later in the day I see something going on, and I trade it which was a mistake. Oh well, at least I still made a gain.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.27%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

17 trades, 5 losses, and 12 gainers






Monday, July 27, 2009

Trades for 7-27-09

Today I did +1.99% during London hours, no trades in abnormal hours, and +.04% during normal hours. After I made my 1st trade this morning I decided to set my goal +2% today, and I reached it.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+2.03%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

12 trades, 4 losses, and 8 gainers




Friday, July 24, 2009

Trades for 7-24-09, and weekly total

For the week I am +6.11%.

I took today off today and slept in. I’d post an article for this week’s Friday post, but all the news lately is depressing if you’re a conservative. So I decided to just post some music this week:



Totals for the day
Forex: (0%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

No trades

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Trades for 7-23-09

Today I had no trades during London and abnormal hours, but I did +2.48% during normal hours. I also forgot to state in my post on 7-20-09 that all the percentages this week are now on my full account value because I’m no longer trading ½ size. So all percentages listed from 7-20-09 to now (and future numbers) are based on full size (account value).

Totals for the day
Forex: (+2.48%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

2 trades, both gainers

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Trades for 7-22-09

Today I did +.15% during London hours, +.83% in abnormal hours, and +.22% during normal hours.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+1.20%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

10 trades, 4 losses, and 6 gains




Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Trades for 7-21-09

Today I did +.31% during London hours, +.15% in abnormal hours, and +.45% during normal hours.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.91%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

12 trades, 4 losses, and 8 gains








Monday, July 20, 2009

Trades for 7-20-09, and fishing photos

Today I did +1.52% during London hours, and had no trades for the rest of the day. I also went on an overnight backpacking trip this weekend which was a blast. I forgot how much of a but kicker it is though. It’s such a long and steep hike that I lost 6lbs overnight lol. Here are the photos:











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

1 trade which was a gainer

Friday, July 17, 2009

Trades for 7-17-09, and weekly total

For the week I am +4.28%

I took the day off today, and have my “how I trade” video done. The following 2 links are the video, the reason it’s in 2 videos is because youtube caps the time at 10 minutes.

THESE ARE OLD VIDEOS OF HOW I USED TO TRADE! I no longer trade like this, but have left these links up for educational reference.
Click here for part 1 of how I trade.
Click here for part 2 of how I trade.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Trades for 7-16-09

Today I took the day off, and worked on my trading video more. It’s pretty much done, and should be in tomorrow’s post.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Trades for 7-15-09

Today I did +2.54% during London hours, and had no trades for the rest of the day.

Totals for the day
Forex: (+2.54%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

4 trades, 2 loss, and 2 gains


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Trades for 7-14-09

Today I did -1.68% during London hours, +.56% in abnormal hours, and +1.63% during normal hours. I decided to start trading full size (slightly more than double of what I was trading yesterday) today and boy did I pick the wrong day. At the worst point today I was about -10%, but I managed to squeak out a gain by the end of the day. My mistake was I should have taken the rest of London hours and abnormal hours off after I made my 1st trade. Things were super choppy, and I tried to play it which almost burned me. I need to trust myself in the mornings when I feel like the chart is/going to be flat instead of listening to the voice that says “but I need to make some money today” or “I don’t want to miss this move”. I’m almost there, I just needed one more knock on the head to remind me :).

Oh, and even though I traded full account size today I decided to keep posting my percentages the same. The reason I did this is because I don’t think I’ll be trading full size tomorrow or the rest of this week. However, I am considering it so I’ll let you know if I trade full size in the day’s post. The reason I’m still not willing to go full size quite yet is because I told myself to go a week before going full size and it’s only been 1 day (yesterday).

Totals for the day
Forex: (+.51%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

17 trades, 6 losses, and 11 gains










Monday, July 13, 2009

Trades for 7-13-09, and some fishing photos

Today I did +.97% during London hours, no trades in abnormal hours, and +.26% during normal hours. For this week I plan on trading double size so all the percentages (including today’s) will be based off that and not my original level. I also got to recording my “how I trade video” this weekend and now I have to edit it some and then render it, so expect it in Friday’s post.

I also went fishing yesterday, and caught a bunch of fish though most were very small. I did manage to keep 3 “eaters” but they were still small.











Totals for the day
Forex: (+1.23%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

4 trades, 1 loss, and 3 gains


Friday, July 10, 2009

Trades for 7-10-09, and weekly total

My total for the week is +4.19%

I took the day off today, so no trades. I have not gotten the chance to work on my trading video, but I hope to work on it tomorrow. Things have been busy because I have my dad up visiting right now, but he is leaving either tonight or tomorrow so I should get the chance to work on my video this weekend.

For this week’s Friday post I have some photos from a fishing trip my dad and I went on yesterday afternoon after we got off of work:











Trades for 7-9-09

Today I did +.55% during London hours, +1.01% in abnormal hours, and +.89% during normal hours. I decided that even though I traded double sizing today I was going to base my percentages off of my original size because I only traded double size for 1 day. So all the percentages listed are based on what I had in my account before I made my recent deposit. If you would like to know how I did with my double sizing just divide the percentages for today by 2.

I also plan on taking the day off tomorrow (7-10-09).

Totals for the day
Forex: (+2.45%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

8 trades, 3 losses, and 5 gains