The New York Stock Exchange traded well this morning. With the risk that I had given myself and the moves that occurred, I was productive in extracting money from the coal mines known as the cash open. Sometimes, I wonder to myself if I only characterize cash open action as good if I’ve made money or vice versa. It’s important because any small improvement is a good improvement – especially when it’s trying to find an edge in this money game. Whatever improvements or new ideas you have, you owe it to yourself to try and find out of it’s effective. And you’ve got to keep coming up with ideas because most of the time, ideas just dissipate once a certain action of the market comes into balance. That’s what makes this business so hard and thus why I want to take a crap on it and never come back should I become a multi-millionaire.
I traded Corn – out of all things – today because I felt comfortable with the setups and moves it could do. Again, I wasn’t full on my contract count or anything so I could afford to be a little nimble. While I dug myself into a hole at first, I was able to eventually find the rhyme of the market and got myself into plus territory.
This afternoon will be landscaping duties for me. I put off mulching and such for too long of a time and now the yard looks a little worn. Of course I’d like to save money but our subdivision – although being a little on the old side – still has a certain code to it that we’d all rather keep just for the sake of property values. The only good thing about all of this is that I am not the first, nor will I be the last house to do spring cleaning. So, I’ll be loading up the truck with sod and various other garden things together with disposal containers for the rubbish I gotta throw out. I’m not looking forward to it but I have to do it now before we start hitting consistent 70 degree weather. The wife and I like doing gardening stuff while there’s still a spring breeze in the air to counter the sun.