I’m starting to forget the whole posting once a day thing: very annoying. I’m wondering if this is the natural progression of blogging.
I couldn’t trade yesterday at all because the wife had another medical conference test thing to attend and the drive getting there was compounded by a sudden storm that rolled in. So that pretty much screwed up the day.
This morning, the New York Stock Exchange traded well with some energy but I wasn’t able to really get much out of it because prices just seemed to do everything opposite of what I thought it would do and then when I thought I had adapted, it would do the opposite of that. Whatever. I went in with size as well so that was not a good thing.
Fortunately, my Wheat and British Pound trades during the early part of the day saved me from what would have been a frustrating Tuesday. I only traded both instruments a handful of times total with Wheat bearing most of my capital exposure. The result was that while I did have a positive PnL, my stubbornness in the cash open eroded a good chunk of it back. For that I am really really disappointed.
I am just trying to relax on this Tuesday. There have been so many things that have happened in the span of the last two weeks that I haven’t really gotten a chance to process the priorities around me. Getting sick is a horrible thing, especially when the cold just doesn’t seem to go away. As I am blogging now I still have coughing spells here and there. I suspect that this is really interfering with how I’m able to trade the markets but because I need to make money every day, I do not have the luxury of taking the day off. It would have been different had I been able to catch some nice moves on my asset trades but that was not to be.
For now, I am just thankful that I’m here and that I’m breathing. I’m grateful that I didn’t blow up my account and that tomorrow, I have yet another chance to make money.