For the week I’m -14.21%. Which is my 1st down week since 5-15-09.
Today (8-7-09) I had no trades during London hours, did +.98% in abnormal hours, and +1.99% during normal hours.
This week has been crazy, and I’ve learned from it. The #1 thing (in trading) I’ve learned is that I let myself become lazy which in turn made me mentally slow to recognize the market going flat. Then once the market went flat and I made some losses I figured I could make a comeback like I have before, but this time was different because it went so flat for so long. The other thing I’ve learned (spiritually) is that money/trading doesn’t matter in the end, and it can come and go like the wind. What I have to do is just be happy with what I have, and to always do my best because I have no control over what happens in life.
For this week I’m posting a quote from the bible (Ecclesiastes 9:7-12) that I read last night (8-6-09) which taught me a lot about life:
“Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment. Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and thy labour which thou takest under the sun. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.”
Totals for the day
Forex: (+2.97%) Real Trades
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time
4 trades, all gains