Liberate Tutame Ex Inferis

The New York Stock Exchange traded on some bullshit again today so you know what I did? Yeah baby….I purposely traded the least amount of lots on my risk allowance until I found a position I could size.the.fuck.up in and rode that to the moon. Actually, not the moon, more like 13 ticks.

After that, there was just nothing I could do in terms of trading properly. This whole week was a total wash.

I didn’t even find anything else to trade assetwise so that’s really what pressured me to get creative in the cash open in a way that I would not make a habit of doing. I just needed it for this Friday. I craved it. Actually, I really wanted to make a good number for the week to make myself feel like I didn’t waste it.

If you haven’t watched Event Horizon with Laurence Fishburne, you should. It shows what happens when people think they are smart enough to go into trading armed with huge capital. They disappear into a black hole for like a decade and when they come back they are degenerate demons.

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Folsom Prison

The New York Stock Exchange isn’t doing anything. I feel like I’m in Folsom Prison singing a song on a guitar like ol Johny.

I was 3/4 sized up again today but the difference was I didn’t make as much money. Wheat was not the trading instrument that I thought it would be and I more or less escaped instead of making any real money.

I am on the mid to lower end of my monthly expectations and for the last 5 or so years it has been like this every summer. It is simply not acceptable.

Couldn’t even swim today because we had a little squall come and ruin a hot afternoon and now the pool is full of leaves and debris – not a good look. So I’m just trapped inside this cell.

Lonely Island

The New York Stock Exchange traded – that’s all I can say about it. It’s already Wednesday and there still hasn’t been enough action in the cash open where I could make some cookies from dough. That was a weird analogy. Chalk it up to me posting late at night. I apologize.

The good thing about today being 3/4 sized to my max position is that I caught really good trades on Feeder Cattle and as you know, if you’ve got the market direction in Feeder Cattle, you are pretty much as powerful as Thanos.

I haven’t watched any Marvel movies since Iron Man 3. Have you guys? I find the whole thing to be too overdone. I like grittier more realistic action like Bourne Identity or John Wick. It’s hard for me to believe in these otherworldly fantasies and dimensions. Especially Guardians Of The Galaxy. I took my wife to see that movie when we first started dating and it was so bad that I’m convinced it shook what was otherwise the good impression she had of me. I had to make it up by taking her to a good dinner place. Anyhow, yeah – I guess I’m just an old fart now that likes what he likes.

Poolside

The New York Stock Exchange did nothing today – nada, jacksquat, diddly, etc.

I didn’t trade assets because I didn’t find one whose movements I liked and felt comfortable with.

Right now, I am on the patio set overlooking the pool. I often wondered what it would be like if I could trade wirelessly on my laptop while on a floaty with a slush drink by my side. I’ll tell you right now: I might actually end up losing a ton of money and in a depressed rage, let myself drown in the pool. So yeah, it may not be a good idea to trade like that. Besides, the only place you see shit like that is in late-night commercials or YouTube ads about stock trading.

I’m very thankful I didn’t lose money. Sometimes, that is all this business boils down to – not losing money.

The wife is at work, I think I’ll video chat with her while I’m in the pool making sure she knows how comfortable I am – she will be thrilled lol.

Just Staying Afloat

The New York Stock Exchange has been going through opposites as of late. Whenever you have a good day of action like last Friday, it’s followed up by a slow open on Monday.

There was just nothing I could do for the cash open. I was hoping that since I was maxed out position wise, I could get a couple of ticks here and there without having to wait for a move. Alas, my trades only had enough to cover 1 or 2 ticks so there was no money to be made.

Before that, I had traded the British Pound and that’s pretty much where I made most of my money despite having to climb out of an early hole. Because I was also sized up here, I had to be careful while getting out of the red so positive trades had to be liquidated quickly therefore not giving the chance for bigger moves.

I can’t complain really. After trading, I went out to the pool and had a swim. It was even better on Friday after making some money and having the wife enjoy her day off. It was just her and I grilling in the backyard being in and out of the pool.

Hopefully, tomorrow will be a little bit busier in the markets. I’d like to have as much discretionary income as I can muster by the time I go on my August vacation.

Shooting Into Thin Air

The New York Stock Exchange opened up very well this morning. There were some really good points to get in and out – if you were sized correctly. That, therein, was my failure today. While I was able to get a couple of trades in the money, the heft of my positions were too much to get me out of certain situations in a timely manner. The result was that I ended the morning cycle weakly and more than 3/4 off of the PnL high that I established. I was not happy with this performance. I just thought that there would be a good enough market for size today. I was wrong.

Same with the asset trades. I traded Wheat today and while my trades held promise, I just couldn’t make the right decision quickly enough to asses my risk of loss.

It was just one of those days, I guess. I could have done better but could have’s and should have’s all belong in one place – the toilet. I can’t even go swimming because there’s rain and some aggressive lightning. I don’t want to be in the water for that. Right now, I’m in my dining room on the table typing this out. I may just play video games or something.

What a boring and stupid day. At least though, the weather is giving my truck a nice little powerwash.

Ahhhh, Back To The Job I Hate

The New York Stock Exchange traded ok this morning. I did not size up for any of my trades simply because I don’t want to do any heavy lifting on my first day back from Independence Day partying. All in all, I broke even on the PnL. Nothing to celebrate, nothing to write home about.

The wife and I had a blast this July 4th weekend. We got to open the pool and had a whole bunch of people in and out of the house partying and bbq’ing. I think the wife and I gained 7 pounds each over the holiday from all the food we ate. We had cajun food one day, then switched over to some tex-mex stuff (she is a big chimichurri fan), then we had some steak and seafood – it was just nuts. And of course, the pool was just a dream come true. Now, we don’t have to feel pressured about going to vacation in New Jersey when we’ve got water and privacy here. It’s a good thing we are surrounded by neighbors that are still kind of young-ish because we were partying till the break of dawn, almost literally. I thought we were going to get a noise complaint lodged against us until my neighbors actually showed up with cases of beer and food. I bought waterproof bluetooth speakers and they were a hit as we all got to add 2-3 songs per person into one gigantic YouTube playlist. It was just fun – an overall blast. Like being a kid again. I even spent most of Sunday night and Monday playing video games like I did as a sweaty 11 year old with a bag of Doritos and a bottle of Gatorade by my side. Only this time, I could have sex when I wanted and I could stay up as late as I wanted lol.

Then, today arrived and I had to log in to this stupid ass trading software to make money.

I hate this job. But at least now, I can go out and jump in the pool after being done with the day!