It was another stellar week locking in roughly $5,000 in profits up to $15,000 for the month. Don’t get me wrong I had a bad start to the week self sabotaging my winning trades of $980 in the first 45 min. I am learning a lot from Mandi Pour Rafsendjani about the psychology of trading. I definitely had wonder women syndrome where I could do no wrong. I positioned large and gave back my gains and then some.
Tuesday I started fresh as each trade is a new possibility. I made roughly $1700 for the day. Trading is definitely a reflection of your mindset for the day. So I am working on myself to get better with my trades. Let me ego go and set hard stops to protect myself from myself.
I find that the entries in going long are the riskiest time in it going against me. I am trying to get better at adding hard stops right off the start to minimize my risk. If I enter at the wrong time I would rather take a small loss than be a bag holder all day and waste my time. If I entered at the wrong time the hard stop will help me defeat my ego and protect myself.
I used hard stops all week and I feel less stressed in my trading. I move the stops up as the profit is climbing so I don’t let those profits tank away on me. We are our worst critic and I have seen my weaknesses of not cutting losers. This week I had 4 green days and 1 red.
Onto the the stocks above. I wish I had more capital to hold $JWN over the weekend as well. All 3 of these stocks I believe will have a spike up at open on Monday.
$JWN has been oversold with earnings and then just announced their dividend. In the past two days it has gone up $2 and it was continuing to rise over the weekend. In my opinion value brokers are going to push this value stock to the baby boomers who are interested in looking for residual income on stocks that are fairly safe. It is due to grow and give them income in the next week. Monday I think will provide a nice spike at open and slow growth through Wednesday a great swing trade to sell just before dividends, since the next day the stock usually tanks.
$ENDP is down to $15.44 from the $80’s last year. This stock is oversold and just had a Billionaire John Paulson increased his position by 30% in this stock. I executed my trade awfully today getting out too soon. I made $500 and if I had left my limits it would have been $4950. I did not see the news or else I would have held until it hit all my limits. Seeing the fact that the stock did not tank down and consolidated all day. In my opinion the shorts tried to sell off the stock all day, however the investors saw that it is a bargain after a Billionaire Investor jumps on board. My anticipation is that the news will spread over the weekend and the stock will have buyer and shorts getting squeezed.
$CLRB was a huge penny stock winner of the day with a patent issued by FDA. The same thought process led me to hold this over the weekend as a couple months ago this stock was at 10 dollars. It is a lower float stock, so that usually means faster runs in price action. The stock held its value all day with dip down to 3 and then a high by end of day of 3.89. The shorts were trying to find borrows and trying to knock down the price. It did not happen and I believe the strength of today and the news will excite more buying on Monday and a pull back on Tuesday. Could be a bit squeeze, but more upside before tanking in my opinion.
As always I love hearing feedback from you. It makes my trading more personal and I like to hear how I can help you. I’m working on a training site with Mandi which will be coming soon. I have had people ask me for personal training and I am willing but it comes at a cost. The idea of having the training site will be more affordable for more people.
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