Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
A month of many thrills this May. A wild environment in currencies and economy and rumors everywhere, a frightening volatility on all markets. Personally I suffered from serious slippage in my trading for the first time and I am sure it is not the fault of my excellent broker. The price move simply shifts to a gear too high for the scalping level we live in. What does a sparrow in the jungle, anyway? Despite that I had a profitable month and I need to slow down to protect the gains. If I am happy for something, this is not the profits, it's the gained consistency in hard times..
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
i had the above chart, among others, on a violent reaction (buying back euros?) to the euro sell-off.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Sometimes I make an exception and the human talent comes via the earphones instead of the birds. Coltrane, Bach, Bill Evans, Satie. Today I listened to The Beautiful Voice, of the great Renee Fleming. Not a new cd (1998), but one of her best. The big soprano made a selection, from arias to folksongs, of the perfect material for her voice. The result is astonishing. You have never heard such a Rachmaninov Vocalise before, or a simple, exquisite folksong d' Auvergne, among other jewels. Moments of serenity and deep emotion on an early Sunday morning. Thank you Renee!..
Friday, May 7, 2010
269 pips won today, in "just" 53 trades (98 yesterday), 2,5 hours of trading. 31 winners and 22 losers. Average winner was 12,3 pips and av. loser 5,1 pips. Biggest winner 53,9 pips and biggest loser -12,8. Today I won only 15% more pips than yesterday but I earned 40% more money, with the same lot size, just by cutting the number of trades by half.
I stopped trading after this, to go swimming with the family, in order to preserve the gains and myself from the fatal trading addiction...
Thursday, May 6, 2010
232 pips won today, in 98 (!) trades, although I traded 3-4 hours only and missed many "free falls". 54 winners and 44 losers. Average winner is 8,1 pips, av. loser is 4,7 p. 60 pips given back as commissions cost.