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

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000135144

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cup with handle?

Psychology at play

Monday, December 3, 2012

VOLUME

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I think volume expansion is underway.