Yesterday I didn’t take any trades. I’m happy with myself for being able to watch the market for 90 minutes and not force any trades. That’s good progress.
Today I got a short setup and I took it. Just after I entered something spooked the market and it shot up very quickly. I had a 6 tick mental stop and a 8 tick hard stop.. the mental stop was triggered and it came 1 tick from my hard stop. So I got out with a 3 tick loss. Everything was by my rules so I’m very content to have followed my rules and taken a small loss, even though the market did hit my 2 pt target after I got out. I did the right thing.