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 :(.