Sorry for lack of updates, this past week was really busy for me. I didn’t trade very much due to some personal commitments. On Thursday I went on a field trip with my daughter’s class. We went to Thoiry which is a zoo/safari in France. It’s actually not too far from where we live and I’m not sure what the safari animals do when it snows. The animals looked happy, at least the two lions that started mating right in front of our class! One thing that was very cool was we were right next to the tigers with only a window between us. That’s the closest I’ve ever been to a tiger.
Two other days I had appointments in Paris. On the days I got home in the middle of the US morning session I traded on sim, not being comfortable having missed the pre-market and the first hour. I did well on sim so as usual I just need more confidence to take my setups when they occur. Fortunately for me Friday was a day that I got home late. In studying what I missed I probably would have taken a loser there when ES made a new high and then didn’t follow through to the upside.
So that’s really good news that I shattered my weekly record despite not trading for roughly half the week. Half of my winnings this week were from two trades, both of which I was going for a big win by targeting a gap fill. I stopped swing trading a while ago so I could focus on day trading and ultimately my goal is to hold a portion of my day trades when the stars lined up. This week they lined up twice and I took advantage of this. It worked great and it’s something I want to continue doing. Without these two big wins I would have still had an above average week.
Avg(4) = 4 week average
A year ago I wrote a series of blog posts entitled A look back on my journey. It’s hard to believe that was a year ago, it seems like yesterday. I will be posting an update to this series in the near future so if you haven’t read it, you may want to read it. I just reread it and surprisingly enough, not much has changed since then, except for my performance.