The New York Stock Exchange really got off to a good start this morning. Even though there was a moment of hesitation, the market caught traction and it rolled decisively. I wasn’t able to take advantage of it in the way that I wanted to but all in all, I felt like today was productive. There was enough news and market technicals to move things so I suppose I should feel good about it but trading feels like a desert now where you run across a wellspring of water for a little bit and then you go into a long dry spell.
I didn’t trade any other assets outside of the cash open because there was nothing that really made me feel like I wanted to commit capital. As for the cash open itself, the market was ripe with good scalping opportunities and with the size I played there was just enough for me to make productive moves on the PnL. I don’t know what else to say except that it concerns me these days are slow and in between. It would be great if they were every day but I am not in the business of casting my net out like I have unlimited capital. I have a time to trade and that’s that. Besides, I know what it’s like to sit at a computer all day and the reason I got into this stupid business at all was so that I don’t have to do something like that.
It’s been a slow transition to cold weather here in the East Coast. I’m not complaining about it but I find myself thrown off by many of the things it brings about. It’s just weird, that’s all. I don’t sound very thankful and as much as I would like to, I would also like to give myself the mental room to retreat. I am grateful to God, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that I don’t feel like life is at an optimum level – it’s more like a holding pattern. At least I’ve got tomorrow to look forward to.