For the rest of April, I’m going to be plugging my 1 year WP anniversary post as it is pertinent to the experience of trading and this blog. Click here to read it.
The New York Stock Exchange had some flashes of trading enablement but in the end, it was a day meant for the holders and the patient rather than the impetuous and neurotic (read: me). So I hear NK is going to stop making nuclear weapons and has also dropped the requirement that our troops there would have to leave. I think that’s kind of cool – if it actually does happen. But what I’m more amazed at is how the President, even with the media narrative against him, actually got “rocket boy” to chill with his nuclear ambitions. This is something the last two presidents couldn’t do. People may say that President Trump’s behavior lacks diplomacy but I, along with my dude Carl Von Clausewitz would argue that this is right up diplomacy’s alley. In fact, Clausewitz argues that going ape on someone is indeed an extension of diplomacy.
Enough of this talk. I barely made the numbers I wanted to make today and that was because I overtraded. Amazingly, it was not at the cash open. Rather, I overtraded my asset trades. I got into a small rut with Wheat and went revenge trading before I was luckily given a nice move on size. The cash open was uneventful as I pretty much shimmied my way through the markets but on reduced exposure. Still, it was enough that both sets of trades were productive even if only one set was traded. That is all that you can ask for in this dumb retarded business.
It’s Friday, I’m tired. I don’t know what I’ll do for the rest of the night but I would really like to try and relax this weekend. I’m still not 100% although I feel like I can get on with life at a more rigorous pace. Hopefully, there won’t be too much stuff going on after tomorrow morning. I’d really like to be able to lay down and just chill. Thank God for spring!