The New York Stock Exchange opened up pretty slowly on this rainy Tuesday. We’re pretty much drifting which is to be expected and things just seem to be out of their normal rhythm waiting for everything to settle back to average.
I managed to escape this Memorial Day weekend’s festivities largely intact but I don’t know how things got as uncontrollable as they did. I’m just thankful that I was able to get a handle on stuff. I haven’t partied that hard in years so the toll on the body and mind was definitely big. I know it hit the fiancee too because for the latter part of the holiday weekend, she just wanted to stay in and not do anything. We didn’t even go out for Memorial Day sales so I know that she was really tired for that to happen.
I didn’t want to be too far away from the markets so I had three trades that I lined up for 1 contract each. I’m going to do this for the rest of the week until Friday or until this money I set aside for this exploration week is gone. I set aside $500 bucks so if I do lose all of it – frankly, I’d be shocked. But then again, you never know with this stupid career. I’m just trying to get through the rest of the week.
I traded the cash markets (Nasdaq & ES), Euro & Corn – all were very slow performers and I think I ended up a little below the line because of gains here and losses there. Whatever. The main point was just to be within the galaxy of what was going on in the markets and to exercise good risk parameters for when I really start to press on the gas pedal next week.
Overall, I’m glad I didn’t blow my shit up. This is a fun little annual exercise to see if I can keep a small sum of money largely intact.
Hope the week is going well for you all.