The New York Stock Exchange traded quickly out of the gates but beyond 2 or 3 trades, things just slowed down. I think we are kind of negative at this point marketwise. Last I checked we were down 50.
I traded Feeder Cattle this morning and was sized up. This was not a good thing. After 2 good trades, I pretty much blew out the PnL with a series of sized up bad trades. I decided to call it a day on the asset after going negative.
I was hoping the Dow would give me some help but even there, sized up, I fared poorly after a promising beginning. At the end of the day, I pretty much stumbled into a pig hole and couldn’t get out.
The holiday weekend went well for us. The wife and I spent time with family. We watched football and caught up with some people we hadn’t seen in a while. I even caught up with an old trading buddy who I worked with in L.A. but now lives in Boston – talk about an upgrade from 3rd world living, hahaha! Just kidding. It was all good until we went to some family friend’s house and got served the nastiest, most un-delicious turkey I’ve ever had in my existence. It was so bad that I actually discerned something about the character of the people who served it to us, lol. Anyway, I don’t know how they prepared the turkey but it was like eating meat out of a sewage pipe. Yeah…it was that bad. Not even the tasteless gravy could mask it and believe me, I put a goblet’s worth of gravy on that deformity.
I’m tired. Even though I didn’t trade on Monday, I am still tired. I’m uninspired, but I am grateful for the things that I have and the things that I enjoy. I just hate this job and I wish I were a mega millionaire.