Trades and Ideas

The Incredible Lightness of Being

(I know that’s not the name of the The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel. It’s just the name of my blog post.)

I’m holding so little overnight, 1/3 of the normal size. A couple of gold stocks, and a couple of shorts a man on the internets (TK) recommended 🙂 Wow, feeling light and airy. Ecstatic, almost.

Nearly got killed; at one point I was down $9K, then 13 minutes later $5K and kept getting better. I ended the day with $690. Happy to get out alive, with some money in my hands, and trying hard to squash the regret over not making a lot more. It was clearly a day for making big money. But I’m sure a lot was lost as well.

I suck at timing. Lots of work to be done there.

On another note, I was in the camp “we’re getting a bounce soon”. I had some targets for starting shorts and instead of developing over days, those targets have been reached in a few hours. Specifically, 75 on ^BKX, (it’s 73.3, not quite, but close), and 1,200 on S&P.

So now I’m thinking – technically, I should be shorting in the afternoon to prepare for tomorrow. But I’m pretty confused and psychologically bruised by today, ha. I will wait to get a clearer picture, with my short list at the ready.