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




Saturday, October 3, 2009

Trades for 10-2-09, and weekly total

Sorry I forgot to post this yesterday I got kind of busy and forgot all about it.

My real trading total for the week is -9.69%.

I took the day off today (10-2-09) because I needed a break and to think about things. So I’ll just give you a few updates as to what is going on with me. I’m picking up my dad from the airport tomorrow (10-3-09) so we can go hunting next Saturday (10-10-09). That 2nd job I was talking about called me and said I’ll likely start retraining sometime next week. They want to 1st retrain me on the front desk so I’ll probably go in during the afternoons next week for that. After about a week of that I’ll then go to retrain for night audit. The reason I say “retrain” is because I used to work there as a night auditor so all there is for me to do is get used to the new computer programs they have.

For the Friday post I decided to start a poll that I will leave up for about a week asking if you would watch a video blog by me. It will likely be just a short clip of what happened that day.

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

No Trades

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Trades for 10-1-09

“Kaboom” is all I have to say about today. Needless to say it was a really bad day for me, but with the loss I realized a few things. The 1st thing I did wrong was I traded the news releases, when I should have just slept in. They put me in a reactionary mindset and then I snowball from there, so from now on I’ll not trade (or just paper-trade) the news. The 2nd thing I did wrong was I traded full sizes when I shouldn’t have (again). The 3rd thing I did wrong was I traded for real during abnormal hours. Although I may have found the cause as to why abnormal hours are doing bad, and that would be because of new releases like what happened today. However I still need to go back and see if that is the case (or not), and hopefully I’ll be able to do that some time this weekend.

Totals for the day
Forex: (-10.19%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

8 trades: 5 losses, and 3 gains