Some Success Today

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey,single motherhood | Monday 24 January 2011 11:27 pm

Today reminded me why it is so difficult for me to trade in the afternoon. Due to the time difference between NY and Israel, the afternoon here is the time when the market is open in NY. But in the afternoon I cannot work without interruptions: My children need me.

Sometimes on Monday I have some uninterrupted time when my kids go to their D&D class, but today I had a few important things to do during that time, so I got to trading only later, while my kids had to do their homework. I got everything running and then had to leave the platform to help my kids. When I came back things were looking good – my order had caught and the position was winning, but then again my son needed me and when I came back again the position was already out with -$50.

I decided to try again, and this time I was usccessful: Over 2 more positions I now got $100, so a net profit of $50. I decided to try once more, and added another profit of $25 over 1 contract.

This was all done on the simulator, so unfortunately no real profit. Anyway, it is good to have some such encouragement.


Back to Trading

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey | Friday 21 January 2011 4:00 pm

My beginning of this week’s announcement was too early: The laptop was not fixed, and I had to give it back to the technician. Now, finally it is back, and I am back to trading, or simulate-trading.

I started the new trading with a big loss, breaking as always all my rules, leaving the trading system unattended for hours. Never mind. That was for the begining. I hope to do the simulate-trading more seriously starting next week. I will probably not be trading every day now, as I have to work also on some other projects, but I hope to do it regularly enough. Please come over to visit and share my adventures!


My laptop is Back!

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey | Sunday 16 January 2011 6:36 pm

Sorry for disappearing for so long. My laptop had been hospitalized for 2.5 weeks. It started to get too hot, and I had to take it back to get fixed.

Being 17 days without my laptop was so hard! I connected to the virtual world a little with my sons’ laptop, but felt crippled. Or a better description would be I had felt I am living on suitacases for 2.5 weeks. My laptop is my home.

Anyway, now it is back, and I am returning to the world. I am not sure I will have time for any trading today, but at least I can take a look at what has happened to the market.


Checking In to Say Hello

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey | Monday 20 December 2010 12:16 am


Sorry my break from trading is still not finished. I do not feel yet ready to go back to it. I am just checking in today to say hello to people who may be looking for me.

I am busy lately in some other “money making” scheme, in internet marketing. Actually it is the first internet marketing method in which I had really succeeded to make some money in a short time. Not a substantial sum, but still a nice sum. I will write about it here sometime soon.

Ciao for now.


Taking a Break

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey | Monday 13 December 2010 11:38 pm

I am sorry I haven’t posted here recently. I am very disappointed in myself and in my recent losses of money in trading. I am taking a break now from trading, I will probably go back to the demo soon, but for now I prefer just not to trade for a while. I am more busy now in other ways to make profit online, I may write about it here in the next few days. Anyway, forgive me for not writing here for the meantime.


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I Should Take Care of My Internet Situation!

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey | Thursday 9 December 2010 12:08 am

Today I went back to trading after a few days of not having time for it.  I shouldn’t have.  My internet connection was so bad today!

The market was very loaded today, with a big volume, and my platform was not reacting well.

The first position was a total disaster.  I started a long position, but the market changed directions and jumped down.  I should have quit immediately, but the market really jumped to a big loss and I decided to try and wait it out.  The problem is that with my shrinked account I can’t wait too much.  After almost an hour my stop-limit finally caught with a loss of $287.5 over 2 contracts.  Half an hour later the market went up again and I could have had a small profit.

I proceeded to try and reduce my loss.  The 2 subsequent positions, on 2 contracts each, reduced it to $212.5 and then to $150.  The final position was on one contract and reduced it further to $125.

The problem was that during all this time my platform was not working correctly, getting stuck very often and not showing the actual state.  The Sierra charts were also no totally synchronized with the market, but showed the situation a bit better.  With this bad internet connection I could only guess what is happening with the market, and that made me quit positions too quickly.

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