Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Trades for 9-29-10

Got a few trades in today. Overall it was a down day for me, though I’m not surprised because I haven’t laid out my new trading plan yet. I’m not trading to test a strategy or anything, but just to get the practice of looking at live charts while I re-learn. I’ll be getting around to making my trading plan either next week or the week after. It just all depends on how quickly I re-learn my chart and candlestick patterns.

One quick note is that I trailed my stop too close in my 2nd trade. I was nervous of the rage it was in, and totally forgot about the fact that it had just broken out of it's short term range.

Totals for the day
Forex: (-.26%)
All times on the charts are Mountain Standard Time

3 trades, 1 loss and 2 gains

Monday, September 27, 2010

A long overdue post

Alright, time to let you all know what’s been going on. Between about mid June up until the last few weeks I had quit trading. I felt it wasn’t going to work, my mentality was all out of whack, and I was burnt out. I looked to see what else I wanted to do, and really couldn’t find anything. I like photography, but don’t like the business side of it. I like computers, but don’t want to work for someone else and don’t like working with customers. So I decided that since I liked photography the most I’d dabble in that. The end of August comes around, and my dad shows up for hunting season. At first all I did was but heads with him (and I still do, just not quite as bad), but after a while my mind started to clear. I felt lazy, and wanted to get into something. So eventually I decided to get back into trading mainly to finish something I started, but also because I still like it deep down.

During the last couple of weeks I’ve been refreshing my knowledge in trading/investing, and doing a little paper-trading on the side. I feel encouraged that I haven’t forgotten much, but I have relearned a couple of things that I didn’t have a full grasp on.

The rest of my life is improving except my eating/gym habits. We’ve (my dad and I) been out elk/deer/bear hunting for almost the entire month of September. We’ve run into countless numbers of deer, a good bit of elk, but no bear. Haven't been unable to seal the deal though (bag an animal), and have pretty much called it a season. The most we may do is go out for an afternoon between now and the 30th. However, my dad has an elk tag for mid-October so hopefully he will get something then.

Rather then show you my limited amount of recent trades I’ll just leave you with some photos (click them to enlarge) of our hunting:

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Quick update!

Sorry about my absence! I actually wound up quitting trading for a while, but I'm back now! I'll get you the full story after hunting season is over at the end of the month.