The New York Stock Exchange started off energetically today but I could see that towards the tail end of the morning, we were just starting to fade. I don’t know if anything happened in the afternoon because I just sort of checked out when I saw that things weren’t going the way that I wanted it to in terms of volatility.
I didn’t trade any assets this morning because there was nothing to trade so I just waited for the cash open. I didn’t really have a whole lot of luck trading there because for every good trade I had, there were two trades that eroded the ticks I got. So in the end, the day was very very difficult and in the end, there was nothing I could really do except to protect capital. Of course, I want to make money but if I can’t make it then I have to protect what’s mine.
Today was extremely hot and humid. It was killer as I had some house stuff to take care of. I dropped the wife off in the morning because she also needed work done on her SUV so I took it to the dealership. They were giving me the familiar pitch about this having to be done yada yada yada yada – whatever. I took an Uber back and forth from the house and now things are back to normal post repairs. It’s been a full day. Hopefully, I’ll make some money tomorrow.