Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 review

A great year for trading. I have 3 accounts I use, not gonna report on 401Ks as I have little control over them. Roth1: Holding a profitable Leap. 4 small size profitable option trades. Loss SPXL. 2 stock gains. +38%. Roth 2: Little action. Sold profitable VSI. In out TSLA profit. Loss FAZ. Holding 4 +/-. +17% IRA: Most active, in and out action. Held XIV massive loss for good gain. 5 losing trades in 2 stocks. 3 gains stocks. +110% for the year, 25% above acct high. Overall YTD +39%. Discussion: Still too much trading with emotion, much longer holding periods. Perhaps some better skill with options (no losses but only small size). I am off highs, preserved capital. I could get back into trading on margin but still think I would screw it up. I'll continue to invest in rentals instead of intraday trading.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Old habits

I let too much garbage in my defenses, I wonder if I ought to stop reading new books on the market and stop reading and/or participating in online market related forums. I took a sizable hit, got out fast, quickly regrouped. Better than any other time.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Take that Jimmy Cramer

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cup with handle?

Psychology at play

Monday, December 3, 2012



I think volume expansion is underway.