After a rough month in June, July is starting off much better. As you can see by my profit chart I am so close to 100K in profits I can taste it. I am however in two trades that are at a loss right now so I don’t expect to break 100K tomorrow.
This week I was better about setting my stops, but I can always improve. Two of the Three stocks that I’m in at the moment have tanked hard this week a liable to have a nice short squeeze up tomorrow.
XBIT from a very unfortunate entry of 18.15. I saw a huge buyer of 180K shares at 18 and thought that was a good support. I should have cut the loss when it dropped down to 17’s but I let it run against me. I will watch and see what happens before lunch and close it out before the weekend not to be a bag holder any longer.
It is always tough to admit that I’m in a bad trade and I let it go waaaay too far. The other one that got away from me is FSLR from today. I re entered at 46.05 and it went up to 46.20 while I was in a meeting with the lawyers. I didnt put my stop in and then we went onto further meetings and it ran against me. Same thing. I will close it out tomorrow before lunch.
My third long is LEDS which had a crazy day up almost 225% from 3.30 close on Wednesday. The run happened with a small float of 1.5 million. It traded 9 times the float today and I imagine that some shorts will squeeze it up tomorrow. My entry is 10.66 so I will watch the premarket action. With all the positive news as a giant gainer it has a good chance of having strong buyers at open based on the chart.
More on watch for tomorrow will be the 52 week low club members this week
7/5 DB, CS, CVRR, VLO FCAU, DAN, UBS, PAG
7/6 LYG, RBS, DB, VLO
7/7 VLO, DB, DHT, TNK
I am so happy to be feeling more concentrated. Of course I know better than trading today while at meetings. My lesson is always put the stops even if it ends with a loss. A small loss is better than the two big ones I have on my hands at the moment.
As Tim Sykes says cut the losers early and it it true. It is important to try to keep the losses small. I have two on my hands unfortunately that I did not follow that rule. When you break the rules it does cause errors resulting in losses.
When you examine your trades you see your faults as a trader. My husband is learning to trade now and always asks me why I did something when I have a loss. The truth is I’m imperfect and I need to try to protect myself all the time. I am not good at mental stops so I need to set those hard stops.
This week I also booked my space at the Trader & Investor Summit in Orlando September 10th-12th for a deal right now of $297. When you think of Tim’s DVD’s for the past seminars are roughly $800 it is a great deal for 3 days of experienced traders giving you their knowledge and being able to ask questions. Investing in your knowledge is always great.
I know of a bunch of Twitter, Profitly and Instagram followers that have reached out and are going as well. I am really looking forward to networking with everyone and comparing stories. This is a chance to all learn together and bring the online community together in person.
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