Back to the monitors after several busy days. I opened charts around 10pm, only to see the euro collapse that happened earlier today. I insisted to trade even at this obviously dead hour. The result was some consecutive losses and intense frustration.. A totally unacceptable behavior, given my experience.
On first trade, the two pillars of catastrophy were there : late entry and refusal to exit with a loss. Price went to -18 and I was just looking at the disaster, like a petrified newbie. Then price recovered to breakeven, trade not closed, and went south again, making a double top. I closed with a -6.8 loss, in extremis, just because the market was kind enough to give me a second chance..The pips came immediately after, when I got the correct direction...
"When i trade at home, I often watch the sparrows in my garden. When I feed them bread, they take just a little piece at a time and fly away.They keep on flying back and forth, taking small bits of bread. You will never be able to shoot a sparrow, it is just too fast. That is the way I day trade". M. Weinstein.
"Μηδείς αγεωμέτρητος εισίτω μοι την θύραν". Plato
"Toute lucidité est la conscience d'une perte". E. Cioran
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The Forexbird is a professional currency trader. He is also photographer and engineer, a maths and music addict and curious about everything.
...then euro/jpy decided to speed up. Easy trade, no doubts there.
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