Am I Insane?

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey | Sunday 30 May 2010 10:53 pm

I am almost there. My investing account stands now on $4,889, meaning that probably on the next trading day the account will be restored to the $5,000 figure, after which I will see any added sum as pure profit I can withdraw.

As in the last weekend, this compulsory break from trading gives me time to reflect, and to panic. At the begining of the weekend, on Friday night and Saturday as was in the highest mood, fantasizing about my future profits.

Today I started to panic. I read an article some internet marketer sent me with tips for the begining investor, and one of the first tips is that you should not be investing the money you need for your daily expenses.

Am I totally insane? I not only invest my needed money, I am planning to live on the profits I gain. Isn’t that crazy?

To my defense, I can only say that I do not have much choice. There are not many high-tech jobs waiting for me in my current age (high-tech companies around here look for the young, under 35 employee), and even if I found a fantastic one, how will I have time for it? High tech companies around here expect their employees to be available about 18 hours a day! I need a flexible job, I need a job that does not take too many hours, I can’t work those hours. And anyway during this last month on which I sent my cv all over I have had a few phone interviews, but nothing had materialized. So I actually don’t have much choice, which does not help much to my panicky situation.

Ok, enough for this panic. There’s not much I can do about it anyway. I hope and pray this coming week of trade will be as good as the last 2. Amen.



  1. Comment by Joya Kaaz — June 14, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

    you have a good taste.

  2. Comment by Deb — June 14, 2010 @ 4:14 pm


  3. Comment by Jeffry Krogmann — June 15, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

    you’ve got a great personality.

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