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Buying and Selling the DOW

Buying and Selling the DOW

If you look at the 1 min chart of the Dow Jones below.. you can see that the market in the yellow box wasn't doing too much.. however, I was trading in this region, selling and buying when I should have been doing anything. I saw that the market had dropped and I was expecting to see a bounce back up to around 8500 at least... however, the adage is 'trade what you see, not what you think' and I failed miserably.. in total, I made two trades in this region,  both lost to the accumulative amount

December 1, 2008 No Comments Full Story

More stock market carnage

More stock market carnage

I read officially that we are in bear market territory, this is where the markets have fallen 20% from their highs... the state of the economy is not looking good and the financial sector especially is taking a bashing. However, I took a few scalp trades today... I am having some real problems holding trades which is my biggest weakness in the markets... trading psychology plays a huge part and I am letting myself down when the markets are going my way.. I feel inclined to take a profit whic

July 9, 2008 No Comments Full Story

Don’t get greedy, trade what you see not what you think!

Don't get greedy, trade what you see not what you think!

I saw a nice descending triangle form on the 5 min SP charts today as you can see... I have drawn in the descending triangle on the chart and the baseline. I shorted at the top of the triangle but as it had already made almost a triple bottom, I was expecting it to fall through netting big bucks! However, the fourth time it reach the baseline, it didn't fall through but bounced up stronger and through the triangle, taking out my stop. I feel frustrated that it didn't work out.. I was a nice +2 p

June 11, 2008 No Comments Full Story

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