The New York Stock Exchange started off horribly slow this morning. It was even a miracle that I got a handful of trades in the opening 20 minutes. It was just one of those days where you couldn’t really trust the moves and whatever moves happened dissipated almost as quickly as they arose. It didn’t make for a fun trading experience – it was a lot more work than it was trading.
I traded the British Pound this morning and despite being up a little bit of money in the very early part of the London session, the market was just unable to hold any momentum and I ended up getting out for a little over a handful of ticks. The only reason I could say it was a productive trading series for me was because I had size – that was the only thing that saved me there. I also traded Wheat this morning but there wasn’t enough going on in the market that made me feel comfortable enough to keep capital working on that asset. Finally, the cash open for New York was just too quiet to do anything with it. Given yesterday’s loss, I really wished that today would be a bounceback day but I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to have a chance. It’s annoying to have those kinds of expectations only to have them pop like balloons.
I have been off schedule for the last two weeks because I’ve had an onslaught of social obligations to fulfill but it feels good to start getting back into the regular schedule that maximizes my time. Although I still don’t feel like I’m getting enough sleep, this is a good starting point and I feel like I can improve from here. I do, however, feel like I need something new in my life to give it an extra dimension – or rather, to counter new things that are happening. I need a source of relaxation. I am glad though that I didn’t screw up the PnL so badly that I feel like crap. In the very least, I can go into tomorrow mentally ready and sharp. I’m grateful for this and I’m grateful for the blessings that I have in life.