Palestinian official: World must’nt know what the real purpose is

Posted by Deb | Politics | Monday 3 October 2011 4:18 pm

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Where am I Heading?

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey,Politics | Thursday 1 September 2011 8:43 pm

My regular readers have probably noticed I have been away from this blog for a while. I have not yet decided what to do next. I am sure I will get back to trading some time, but not yet. I have to somehow overcome my impulsivity. Maybe when my regular income will be higher I will be less desperate. Or maybe I just have to take some Ritalin (not only for trading – my ADD is getting more annoying).

Meantime I may go back to demo trading. Maybe I will find another platform for this, as the Transact will not allow me do that without investing at least another $500 in my account. Maybe I will take Forex trading for a while. After all, the principles are similar enough.

Anyway, meantime I wanted to share this site (not connected to futures trading): Watch Glenn Beck speaking about Israel and the Middel East.

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Tisha B’Av – Six Years After Gush Gatif

Posted by Deb | Judaism,Politics | Tuesday 9 August 2011 2:12 pm

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The End?

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey | Wednesday 3 August 2011 5:17 pm

Well, it happened. I wiped out my account today.

I had a bad feeling when I begun, but I decided to trade anyway. I begun a short position, but the market went against me. Instead of thinking rationaly (or carefuly) and backing out as soon as I can, I let the loss go far too much, so that my account got under the $1000 I need to have there in order to continue trading.

Then I just made more and more stupid moves, and just got things worse, till I went over my $700 loss permitted per day. So I have now about $600 in my account, which means I will not be able to trade in the near future, until I add some more to it.

I am not sure what I should be doing now.

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Back from Holiday

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey | Monday 1 August 2011 4:19 pm

I took a long weekend off, and I must tell you – that was so refreshing! I must do this more often.

My flight back was a night flight, so I spent this morning sleeping. When I finally decided to trade I didn’t have much time, so I decided to take the simulator.

The market looked as if it will go down, but then it went up again. Then it seemed it would soon get back down, so I entered one contract in a short position, and then another. Then it was time to get the kids.

I came back 20 minutes later to find myself out of both contracts with a profit of $75.
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As always, my impulsivity won: I decided to try again on live trade, trying to catch the last ticks of the downward movement. I switched to live mode (Transact programmers: why does this have to include exiting the program, including the charts, and re-entering again? You should have designed some switch -which should include re-entering the password but not getting out of everything!), and tried again. As often happens to me, at this point the market went up again. I managed to quit with 0 profit, losing only the fee.

Then I tried again with a long position. This time went better: the market was going up. I quickly discovered that the brackets were not switched on, so I quickly quit with a profit of $50.

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Getting Brave Again

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey | Thursday 28 July 2011 12:54 pm

After trading yesterday I set my platform back to simulator mode, so I will not trade live accidently. Today I opened the platform on the simulator, but then decided the situation was sure enough for a small live profit.

I switched to live, entered a short position with one contract, and waited. During my wait I left the laptop for a few minutes, and when I came back I found I was already out with a profit of $37.5. Had I sat down near the pc I probably would have pulled my take-profit point one point lower, but anyway this was good enough for today.

I’m taking now a short vacation for this weekend, so will be back to trade sometime next week.

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Some Luck Today

Posted by Deb | Day Trading Journey | Wednesday 27 July 2011 6:10 pm

As you have probably realized, I have been taken some time off from trading. Today I had some free time on the afternoon, and decided to try.

I opened the platform on the simulator mode and realized the market was diving down. The charts were taking a long time to load so I decided to try a short position anyway. I tried, and it worked so I added one more contract, than another, and exited with a profit of $125 over 3 contracts.

At this point, as the market was still going down, I decided to move to live trade and try my luck again. I was lucky – I was able to make $50 with one contract.

At this point I realized how lucky I was: The market went down another point after I quit, and then went up. It went up till now 4 points (3 points over where I had left).

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