The New York Stock Exchange started off quickly today which was cool. It’s the energy that I need to have. Of course, as you’ve seen in my posting, that kind of trading just doesn’t happen in the market a lot if any. It’s to that degree where when I do see the market slithering like that, I know that I have to make the most of my day and my opportunities.
Unfortunately, while the opportunities where there, practical application just failed me. It was a case where up was down and down was right. I’m sure you know how it goes. I traded the cash open and felt like I could go size on the ES. Additionally, I scalped for small size with the Nasdaq. Then, for my final trade, I went fishing for money in Orange Juice. Pretty much everything felt like they had momentum but then things just faded afterwards. I thought I’d have a basketfull of really good gains but in the end, everything just kind of ended up fading away. I hate it when I’m really well-positioned only to end up having the trade go sour. It seems like that’s my life story these days.
However, unlike last Friday’s British Pound debacle, I was a heck of a lot more careful and deliberate in my trading and to end the week on a positive note means a lot to me. It means that I don’t have two days to think about how I screwed up and I can go home with the knowledge that I didn’t do stupid stuff to screw up my account. It also means that I can sleep real easy tonight and tomorrow night barring some unforeseen personal issue that arises. I’m a very lucky person. Although the market didn’t do what I wanted it to do, I still got something and because I’m not underwater on my PnL, I am really really thankful. Right now, the New York Stock Exchange is trading below 10. I figure this is as good of a time as it gets to just pack it in and enjoy the weekend that has been given to me by God’s generosity.