With all the craziness this week again with our Daughter I was only really able to watch on Friday around noon. She must have been going through a growth spurt up 40 min to eat and be changed and then back down for a 40 min nap.
When I had a free second I opened up Trade Ideas to see what the scans were pulling up and I started checking the charts of the volatile stocks. $SNAP and $DFFN were on the list.
$SNAP looked like it was primed for a reversal at just below 19 and it being a Friday. So I tweeted out the potential reversal coming. Sure enough from the low of the day around 18.75 it ran up a good $1 before selling off again. These are the patterns that I love and have found success. $DFFN had a similar pattern after the big run up in the day as you can see below.
When DFFN wentdoe to just below 3 at 2.94 it was the perfect time for the reversal. Then as it approached 3.30 and tested the breakout with the shorts covering a great time to catch the run up. These are two charts that I look for when I’m trading. As always I say Carpe Profit and lock those profits to make sure you dont give the market back profits.
Now there are times when you will trade and your executions and timing wont be perfect. This week has reminded me that perfection is something you can aspire to achieve however it is inevitable that you will not be perfect. As I wanted to get the book of to editing on Friday I quickly discovered there was more work to be done on formatting and my daughter did not let that happen.
I want that book to be at the publisher but sending it before it is ready is not prudent. In the same way that waiting for prime entry into a trade is important. When you rush it and hope that it goes the direction you want you can minimize your profit or even lose. So remember that even though it can be frustrating to have to wait for those right set ups it is all worth it to be patient.
The patience in life begins today. Let things unfold in the manner they will. Don’t force trades or life. The more you can practice not forcing perfection and using patience will allow you to thrive in all areas of your life and your trading.
This time with my newborn daughter is allowing me to reflect about my trading and realize that the ability to trade each day is a priveledge and the time that I will have coming soon to get into trades will be cherished and I will be a sniper for the right set ups and not force trades. It just isnt worth it.
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