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There really is no sugar coating it today. I got hammered. I was on the wrong side of just about everything that I did. It happens and the numbers listed below will bear witness to that.
A Deeper Dive
Now, what I am about to say to you may come across as self-serving on a day where I took a shellacking but trading really isn’t about a single trading day. I could give you all sorts of reasons for the losing today..contract roll over, crude inventory report, a trading range that was 40% less than the last 20 days. And while these would all be valid reasons, the bottom line is that my “decisions” didn’t work today. But you know what, that happens.
Again, at the risk of sounding self-serving, one trading day does not matter. It is the aggregation of trading days that is important. in the graphics below, I am going to show you what I mean.
Calendar of Winning Days and Losing Days
Green = Winning Day; Red = Losing Day
So, looking at this calendar, you might assume that it has been a rough 3 months for me.
But, in reality that isn’t the case.
August – October Numbers
These numbers include today’s losses.
With our primary philosophy of “cut the losers short and let the winners run” we have been able to have a really good month. By the way these stats are based upon trading 2 lots.
Winning Days vs. Losing Days
These numbers are for the period of August – October 18th and is the breakdown of the numbers listed above.
So, even the best quarterback in the NFL has losing games..in fact it got so bad that he had to remind his fans that it was all going to be ok. So, I play this clip form time to time to remind us all to R-E-L-A-X.Click Here for the Extended Trial
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