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Friday, September 28, 2012

Afraid to trade today so watched in vein

I'm noticing my gut is right and to go with it and not question as long as i put in hard target and hard stop.

CF - Breakout but didn't leave limit in (RIGHT IDEA, DIDN'T EXECUTE +2)

WYNN - Alert triggered but looked extended (TUFF TRADE BUT RAN +.75 FROM ALERT)

IBM - Alert triggered but looked extended (TOP TICKED, BUT TIGHT STOP FOR -.35)


BIDU - Pennant but didn't believe in trade quick enough (RIGHT IDEA, DIDN'T EXECUTE +1)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Another day ended red as hesitated on trades.

I see my mistakes after they happen, i cannot seem to apply them real time yet.  I tend to hesitate on winners and pull triggers on losers.  On setups today i went 2 for 3.  2 GREAT winners, and 1 small loss.  I need to stop hesitating and go with my initial assessment with stops in place.

AMZN - 1st attempt on long but didn't pull trigger (RIGHT IDEA, DIDN'T EXECUTE +2.5)

NFLX - Gapfill bounce play (GOOD STOP, SMALL LOSS)

SRI - Paper traded as cheap stock but great move (RIGHT IDEA, DIDN'T EXECUTE +5%)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ended day red as didn't trade that well.

I'm not pulling trigger on big winners and getting in losers, However doing well at exiting quick on losers.

JBL - 1st bounce attempt

JBL - Buyers stepped in again so tried 2nd time for failure


AAPL - Long but got stopped before the run

NFLX - Great trigger long but didn't take it

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Good stops saved me big

GS - Liked the Breakout but was a fakeout

DDD - Long triggered alert off previous day high

PCLN - Missed the pullback and then break of intraday highs.  LEARN

AMZN - Missed the blood buy

AAPL - Love this pattern but still not pulling trigger

RHT - How to play the gaps

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Terrible day as went 1 for 6 but good stops for only small loss on day

AAPL Rel Strength but chased and was punished

GS - Long off consol break but fake out, great stop

AMZN - Long off previous day consol

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Didn't pull trigger today and papered only, BIG mistake

Don't hesitate and stick to plan:

POT - Great bounce off 50MA

AAPL - Missed the shakeout buy but bought the consol push

NFLX - Consol fail

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I swear i'm getting closer

Good day as i feel i'm getting close to getting it.

FDX - Liked the gapdown for play long, great initial run but rolled out for flat exit

FFIV - Flag call from @gtotoy, great read on price action

SWHC - Breakout failure, great exit on failure and not hope

BIDU - Trade of the day but unfortunately was papered

Friday, September 14, 2012

I feel like i'm getting close to getting it!

I'm making the same mistake but i'm seeing it more clearly and it's not costing me as much money.  I think i may be on the verge of making a huge break through with my mindset.

ALOG - Short the gapup but abandoned plan

CTXS - Liked the long but "afraid" to chase cost me money

LVS - Great tight pennant

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Abandoned plan and took a big + day and ended flat

I commit to let trades work out, let the winners run and cut losers at stops.

PPO - Loved this as felt would run, was right but took off flat.

SINA - Great tight flag B/O but cut out too quick

UNFI - Missed lesson of the day

Monday, September 10, 2012

Potential was there, but i messed it up abandoning my plan

The lessons:

BIDU - Great bounce long off support but took off flat prematurely

AAPL - Bounce play that worked but missed the prevailing weakness short on bounce

CBM - Lesson of day as daily looked great and i missed the easy setup

Friday, September 7, 2012

I did a good job today but missed the bigger picture as still ended slightly red

Great lessons today, felt in the grove this week even though i had 1 green day and 3 red days, i still ended week slightly positive.

TTWO - Looking for the daily breakout and caught the false one.

BIDU - Long off the gapfill and bounce of rising MA

LULU - Missed the long so stalked the short, but was short lived

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

All losers today but great job exiting quick

AXP - Reversion bounce but failed, quick exit

AKAM - Long on daily consol break but failed

CF - Long off Asci Tri, right move but didn't give wide enough stop or re-enter

AAPL - Lesson of day on shorts as well as missed great opportunity for long

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Let Target hit and big green day

The trades:

QCOR - Great gap and run

AAPL - Consol and MA bounce

NFLX - Long reversion bounce but exited too early