0.1869.17
452000
Total Profits:
$3.44
($13) Loss
ADVMShort Stock
Mansur86

Another frustrating first red day short. Kept my risk pretty tight so its a small loss but I need to learn to just take the small profits once the volume fades away. It became clear that there was no real volatility on the downside here but I couldn't bring myself to take it off for the small profit as it was up so much and I was looking to make 10%-15% on this one. Live and learn.

000

($26) Loss
ATECShort Stock
Mansur86

Short into resistance as this was looking weak in the morning and I was expecting it to fade all day. It broke through resistance so I cut it for a loss, and it continued to run all day. Not upset with this trade but I should've taken a bit smaller of a size considering the wider risk.

000

$30 Profit
MARALong Stock
Mansur86

Tiny trade just to start building some confidence back up after my losing streak. Bought as it was holding its highs near a breakout level, set my risk perfectly, although I could've gotten a better entry price if I waited a little longer. Sold into strength because I saw a big wall at 3.60. Not my best trade, but I'm working on it

000

($20) Loss
TROVLong Stock
Mansur86

Shocker. Within seconds of getting in, it panics and I had to cut my loss. That's how it seems to happen every time. I think it's time for me to reevaluate what I'm doing. I just can't seem to find a strategy that works for me.

000

($38) Loss
REPHShort Stock
Mansur86

Made a fat finger mistake shorting this one, never meant to get in the position, especially that early. Had to get out as it broke past high of day. Super disappointed with myself and my trading

000

$8 Profit
SELBShort Stock
Mansur86

Shorted this gap and crap, as it looked weak in the morning, but there was too many buyers for it to really break down. I was in doubt, so I got out for a small profit, and it's a good thing I did, because it squeezed shortly after.

000

($9) Loss
AMRSShort Stock
Mansur86

Shorted this gap and crap, as a lot of gap ups lately have been sold into rather quickly. I got faked out on a little move of strength. Looking back, there was no need to cover, because fake outs like that happen all the time with this strategy. I will try to be more patient next time and wait for that second move of strength to put in more of my size, and just take a starter short in the beginning.

000

$2 Profit
CRISShort Stock
Mansur86

Shorted looking for a gap and crap as it panicked right out of the gate. I didn't get a great entry, and really didn't even play this well at all. I'm okay with that though, as I'm trying to work on respecting the rules more and I'm glad that I respected my risk and got out for a small profit. I will be tracking these setups and trying to focus more on my long term goals.

000

$18 Profit
HAIRShort Stock
Mansur86

A really shitty trade, despite the profit. I only got half my position filled, and was distracter through out the fall, trying to deal with customer service. I saw the bottom, but wasn't paying attention to the chart when it hit the 1.10 area. Frustrating but I'll just move on from it.

000

$15 Profit
ATOSLong Stock
Mansur86

Yet another scared trade. I reentered as this began to start up trending again, figuring most shorts weren't going to want to hold overnight. My thesis was dead on, and yet I was too afraid to let my winner ride. I would've had a nice profit on this trade, and I really had no reason at all to get out, just fear. I need to start trusting myself more, my thesis was still perfectly in tact.

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