SirGhoul15

December, 2021 61 (26W/35L) | 43% +$93.98 ----- 12/1 - 12/3 7 (5W/2L) | 75% +$50.02 12/6 - 12/10 25 (12W/13L) | 48% +$57.65 12/13 - 12/17 12 (2W/10L) | 17% -$49.89 12/20 - 12/24 8 (1W/7L) | 13% -$59.90 12/27 - 12/31 9 (6W/3L) | 67% +$94.10 ----- This month I definitely overtraded; there is no way I should have taken over 60 trades in 5 days. Clearly I was not trading only ideal setups. I also was too quick to take profits on obviously good setups. I have much to improve on, but knowing what to work on will greatly speed up my learning curve. Just take it one trade at a time.

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December, 2021 Week 2: 12/6/21 - 12/10/21 Trades: 25 (12W/13L | 48%) +$57.65 M 4 (3W/1L | 75%) | +$58.50 T 7 (3W/4L | 43%) | -$12.25 W 3 (1W/2L | 33%) | +$14.27 T 5 (3W/2L | 60%) | +$8.75 F 6 (2W/4L | 33%) | -$11.62 Monday, 12/10 | 4 (3W/1L | 75%) | +$58.50 (1) ISIG (+8.07%) - I bought this FGD spiker that was consolidating near the highs and resistance but sold my entire position due to a lack of patience. I need to improve that quality if I'm going to become profitable. Good trade overall. (2) ISIG (+5.18%) - Reentered this stock when it began to push HOD and sold into what seemed to be a top. I was risking the low above the B/O and ended up taking profits too soon due to my patience problem. Good trade overall again. (3) ISIG (+9.17%) - Rebought after the run that I missed after it seemed to consolidate after the spike and put in higher lows. Risk was the double bottom following the spike. Took profits into the strength once it seemed like it topped out. Good trade overall. (4) ISIG (-3.46%) - Bought into a spike's consolidation (which I need to stop doing in general) with the higher low as risk. It seemed to top so I sold near the risk level. Decent trade but I should take at least some profit when it is there. I need to work on patience. Patience prior to entering trades and patience when trades are working as expected so I don't sell too soon. I also need to stop buying into spike's consolidation. Tuesday, 12/11 | 7 (3W/4L | 43%) | -$12.25 (1) IGEN (+8.50%) - Morning spike dip buy when it seemed to hold near VWAP with a risk of the low of the dip. Sold into a quick pop due to morning momentum. Good trade overall and good job taking profits. (2) SYTA (+2.32%) - Same type of trade as the last one; buying on a dip following the morning spike with risk of low of the dip. Sold half into strength and the other half into a seemingly lower high. Good trade overall selling some into strength. (3) SYTA (-3.26%) - Bad trade IMO. Buying into a spike thinking this may B/O and then adding into a seemingly higher low. Good job cutting losses once it began to dip. If I waited for an opportune time to enter, I may have seen that this stock put in consecutive lower highs. Good lesson as well. (4) SYTA (-0.27%) - Rebought this entering too early after a dip and added into what I hoped was a higher low. Sold into the next pop which appeared to be a lower high. I need to be more patient and smiper-like with my entries. If I waited and entered near where I sold, I could have sold into a push past HOD. Good lesson. (5) TESS (-4.08%) - Another trade where I was impatient with my entry, buying directly into a small spike near HOD and selling once it cracked a few minutes later. The lesson? Wait to enter. If you miss a B/O, just wait for a potential dip. Entering trades like this just makes me take more paper cuts. I also got stubborn and took a larger loss than necessary due to stubbornness. (6) ACET (+1.09%) - Bought this stock on a dip into a higher low after consolidation and a ramp up. Great entry but I got stubborn again and refused to take profits into a spike, thinking it could push further. At least take some profits into a parabolic spike and hold the rest. However, I did sell when I was still in the green which is good. Good lesson on this one. (7) ENSC (-4.83%) - Entered this FGD trade on a dip near the B/O level and sold once it pushed near the lows of the consolidation because of all the overhead selling pressure. I need to continue to watch stocks that are near B/O's because this loss cut was good, but there was opportunity to make money AFTER this dip. Good lesson. Early morning spiker dip buys are working decently but I need to make sure to take profits along the way during the volatile mornings. I also need to be cautious to not trade not ideal setups and to take at elast some profits when I have them. Wednesday, 12/12 | 3 (1W/2L | 33%) | +$14.27 (1) CARS (-1.16%) - Bought this stock after a stutter during the morning spike and sold at the very bottom of the dip. Either sell into the small pop, or risk the open, but don't sell into weakness because this caused me to miss the larger followup spike. Good lesson. (2) DARE (+4.88%) - Bought the dip following a morning panic and double bottom with risk of LOD. Sold half into the first pop and held the other until it appeared to double top and sold into weakness. Good trade overall and good job selling in pieces and giving it time to play out. (3) DARE (-2.54%) - Bought late morning on a dip thinking it was putting in a lower high with risk of LOD but I sold early due to the selling pressure and no bounces. Decent trade but I really should take some off into spikes/pushes. I have to make sure that I have clear risk levels in mind prior to entering ANY trade and, again, take at least some profits into pops when I have them. Thursday, 12/9 | 5 (3W/2L | 60%) | +$8.75 (1) OWUV (+3.35%) - Bought this following a morning dip and sold into a pop when it couldn't reclaim VWAP. Good trade but keep in mind the overall trend of the chart as this uptrended the rest of the day and I could have capitalized if I recognized the bigger picture. (2) AXXA (+4.72%) - Another example of me buying at the B/O level on a FGD near multi-week resistance and selling too soon. On ideal setups like these I really need to just sit on my hands and force myself to wait it out as B/O's take time. Good lesson regardless. (3) IINN (+1.05%) - Bought this when it appeared to be pushing a resistance level with VWAP near it and sold half into topping action, while holding the other half. Sotck crashed in seconds and I sold the rest into the small immediate bounce. Good lesson to take some profits when they're there. (4) IPW (-2.98%) - Bought into a small push upward and sold when it cracked LOD minutes later. Impatient entry and just a bad trade IMO. (5) ENSC (-6.20%) - BAD TRADE. Bought this into a spike's consolidation and then refused to cut when it was putting in lower highs minute by minute. Good lesson on why that's a bad idea since it cracked hard and forced me to sell. I do need to continue to look at the bigger picture however because, after that dip, it did ramp and B/O. Continue to watch stocks that are in play. Just because you lose money, doesn't mean you're wrong, it could just mean that your timing is off. Once again selling too soon when a stock is breaking out past multi-week resistance on massive volume. Patience. It will come in time but I do need to work on it also. And again, try not to buy into a spike's midday consolidation, wait for dips! Dips will show the channel where the stock is trading and can give you a better perspective on the potential R/R of the play. Friday, 12/10 | 6 (2W/4L | 33%) | -$11.62 (1) VYNE (+3.19%) - Bought this into the morning spike's dip and sold into the next pop with the low of the dip as risk. Good quick trade. (2) VYNE (-1.03%) - Rebought into another dip with the low of that dip as risk. Cut quickly when it appeared to begin to fade. Good trade cutting losses quickly before it becomes a large loss. Price action is king. (3) VYNE (-2.23%) - Rebought a dip thinking I was close to a bounce and sold when it dipped and didn't appear like it was going to bounce. I need to be careful trading the backside of these spikes. Perhaps I was even overtrading it. Good lesson. (4) VYNE (-0.86%) - At this point, I was looking for a trade. Bought following a small push after this appeared to put in a LOD at the open price and then a higher low. Sold once the price appeared to be bearish. Good sell. (5) VYNE (+0.55%) - Bought into a spik, which I need to stop doing, and then sold some into a push higher. I then added into another significant crack and sold the rest in small pieces as the highs became lower and lower for small gains. Lesson: be careful trading choppy, midrange stocks that may just go sideways...especially based on the small daily candles and it being the 3GD. (6) AVCT (-1.93%) - Impatient with my entry once again when this stock appeared to be curling and pushing resistance/VWAP in the afternoon. I didn't sell into the lower high and waited for a crack. Decent trade overall but I need to jsut do better with my patience and early entries. I have to be careful not to overtrade the backside of morning spikes since they don't seem to ramp up after the inital lately. If I am going to enter, keep a tight risk. Quite a few bored midday trades that I forced. I need to wait to enter until charts look ideal, not just because I'm bored. I also missed SGMA since I took so many small losses due to idiocracy and lost confidence in an excellent B/O play. This week was full of great lessons and decent trades. I have been improving on taking at least some profits into strength. My patience in plays has improved as well. I do still need to work on patience prior to entry, if I can do that, then I'm sure I can eliminate a great deal of my losses. Overall I learned a lot this week and I'm ready to see what opportunites the market presents next week.

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December, 2021 Week 1: 12/1/21 - 12/3/21 Trades: 7 (5W/2L | 71%) +$50.02 W 0 (0W/0L | N/A) | $0.00 T 1 (1W/0L | 100%) | +$9.75 F 6 (4W/2L | 67%) | +$40.27 Wednesday, 12/1 | 0 (0W/0L | N/A) | $0.00 I only placed mental trades on Wednesday (2 total) and they were both wins and decent trades. No complaints as I did have factors in mind when trading. Thursday, 12/2 | 1 (1W/0L | 100%) | +$9.75 (1) IMGN (+1.34%) - I missed the higher lows put in by this stock but I waited until it approached the intraday B/O level to buy. I wanted to buy on a dip but the stock was strong and I had a tight risk of the B/O level. I was also realistic with where I wanted to see this stock go and sold when it started to show signs of topping. Overall this was a well thought out trade and I have no complaints. I placed mental trades today and was not planning on making any actual trades until I saw the one mentioned above. If that stock continued to push it would have been a great % gain but I was realistic when taking profits about its price action. This may have been my first taste of what Tim says when he talks about coming out of retirement only for the best setups. This was, by no means, the best, but I did see an opportunity and took it. Great lesson for me to learn. Friday, 12/3 | 6 (4W/2L | 67%) | +$40.27 (1) TGHI (+4.78%) - Previous day was FGD closing strong. Stock opened and began to panic. The stock stuttered at some key levels from the previous day and I bought waiting to see if it could quickly reclaim VWAP and G/R but it couldn't push so I sold quickly for a small profit, recognizing that this stock has a history of quick spikes and large red days. Good trade overall. (2) CYAD (+2.90%) - I have a lot of mixed emotions about this trade. FGD biotech gapper and at open it dipped hard but then reclaimed premarket highs. I netered looking for a push and didn't sell into a minor one because I got greedy thinking it could push further. Once the stock dipped, I added (another bad move) and ended up moving my risk lower to the LOD (yet another bad move). Once a higher low (thank god) was put in, my plan was to hold until either the trend broke or LOD was breached. I ended up selling both positions for small gains but I knwo I made mistakes that could have cost my small account big-time. I need to take profits if the stock is looking toppy at key levels, regardless of what I think it can do. Good lesson. (3) CYAD (-2.73%) - Another example of me buying a dip on a higher low, which is good, but not selling into the same key area I refused to sell into previously. Once the stock dipped again and put in a seemingly higher low, I added. Then the stock cracked and broke trend, forcing me to sell. The original buy was not an issue, but me refusing to take profits and then adding was. Good lesson. (4) IGEN (-5.06%) - I bought this when the price action was showing higher lows and consolidation near the HOD which was also a multi-month breakout level. My risk was appropriate but I got too into the idea of it maintaining trend, which caused me to sell. If I stuck to my risk alone, I would have held. Good lesson to look at the big picture as this stock did, later on, break out significantly. (5) CFVI (+2.25%) - Stock that dipped hard at the open, put in a bottom, and then ended up reclaiming VWAP and the R/G level. I missed the higher low due to hesitation and ended up buying a dip once this stock spiked above a key level. I sold quickly into a pop since I knew this stock moved a great deal already and I was chasing it a bit. A realistic profit taken due to realistic goals. Good trade, good lesson. (6) IGEN (4.12%) - Rebought this sotck once it passed the B/O level because I wanted to see the big sellers that were on the 'Ask' from earlier to get taken out. Once that happened, I entered and sold at the first sign of trouble. Good profit taking, but I have to keep in mind each stock's peticular situation. In this case, it was a multi-month B/O that consolidated at the highs for most of the day. I should have given it time or taken some profits but due to smaller position sizes that poses a problem due to commissions. Regardless, good trade overall and an even better lesson. I'll be ready next time. I see improvement but I still have to avoid overtrading peticular stocks when I think I might miss out and I need to take profits when I have them and the stock is showing signs of topping. Keep improving, keep refining. You'll get it soon. I have to make sure that I stick to setups that have a high R/R as well as all the indicators (ie. volume, catalyst, TOD, etc.). Once I refine this, my losses will continue to decrease, along with my overall trade count, and my wins should increase as well. Good lessons and I'm totally ready for next week. I do, however, need to keep in mind the overall market at all times (especially Monday, 12/6, since we are near the next significant resistance/support level).

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November, 2021 Month Recap Week 1 (11/1 - 11/5): 10 (3W/7L | 30%) | -$61.88 Week 2 (11/8 - 11/12): 16 (8W/8L | 50%) | -$0.17 Week 3 (11/15 - 11/19): 19 (5W/14L | 26%) | -$90.53 Week 4 (11/22 - 11/26): 27 (12W/15L | 44%) | +$2.10 Week 5 (11/29 - 11/30): 18 (4W/14L | 22%) | -$68.06 Total: 90 (32W/58L | 36%) | -$218.54 Week 1 (11/1 - 11/5) 10 (3W/7L | 30%) | -$61.88 This week consisted of a lot of impatient trades and trades that should have just been avoided. Buying after spikes is a problem for me since I seem to always be too early and take losses. I also need to be careful not to buy into tops. Week 2 (11/8 - 11/12) 16 (8W/8L | 50%) | -$0.17 Same problem as the last week buying after spikes too early. I need to wait until the chart shows me a trend following a spike, then buy if it appears that the trend can continue. I also need to stop taking so many trades mid-range. Mid-range trades are leading to a great deal, if not the majority, of these losses. Week 3 (11/15 - 11/19) 19 (5W/14L | 26%) | -$90.53 Be cautious of buying too early; allow the chart to form a channel unless it is pulling hard one way or the other on volume. I also need to consider all factors when placing trades (ie. volume, overall market, TOD, catalyst, how far has the stock already run, previous overhead, etc.) because a lot of these trades should have been avoided based on volume alone looking back. Lastly, I keep looking for the daily bottoms on these spikers and getting in too early. Wait for the afternoon to see if they put in bottoms, not late morning. Week 4 (11/22 - 11/26) 27 (12W/15L | 44%) | +$2.10 Problems again with mid-range buying but I will work on that. It is also comploetely clear that I can no longer buy right after spikes; that is where I am taking a majority of these losses. Great to know moving forward. Week 5 (11/29 - 11/30) 18 (4W/14L | 22%) | -$68.06 Once again a week of buying after spikes into their highs or after they dip and go lower. I need to avoid those trades in the future. I also need to make sure when I'm ready to place a trade and I have a plan formulated, I stick to my designated risk and buy in with an appropriate position size realtive to that risk. I also see improvement this week but I still have a long way to go. Overall I think I see what mistakes I'm making and will try my best to avoid putting myself into those situations in the future (mainly buying right after spikes into their highs or into a quick dip and aiming for bottoms in the mid-morning). I also have to make sure that I identify a trend, formulate a plan with a R/R to determine if a position is even worth it, check all other variables (as mentioned above: volume, catalyst, daily chart, channel, etc.), and then if I do enter, make sure I don't cut my loss prior to the specified risk UNLESS the stock is showing signs that it is not doing well. Good lessons this month and I need to make sure I use what I've learned to help me, rather than hinder me.

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November, 2021 Week 5: 11/29/21 - 11/30/21 Trades: 18 (4W/14L | 29%) -$68.06 M 12 (3W/9L | 33%) | -$33.61 T 6 (1W/5L | 20%) | -$34.45 Last week of November and my sixth week full-time trading. Nearly all of my losses were due to me entering a trade minutes too early, which makes me nervous when the stocks dip, and selling due to nerves. I need to work on patience. Patience when entering, patience when exiting. I will improve. Monday, 11/29 | 12 (3W/9L | 33%) | -$33.61 (1) BFRI (-1.99%) - Entered this stock right at the open following a gap down and sold quickly for a small loss. Not a bad trade overall. Good loss cutting. (2) CARS (-1.99%) - I was impatient with my entry following a spike and thought I was nailing a higher low. I need to be more patient with entries. If I waited just 1 more minute, I would have seen the weakness and potetnially capitalized on the spike to follow, but since I screwed up, I was in no mood to trade this ticker again. OR, I could have sold quickly when weakness appeared and then rebought at the double bottom. Bad trade, good lesson. (3) PTN (-3.57%) - Buying into a dip again following a morning spike and selling into weakness when that bottom fell out. I'm not really sure what to say other than to ask myself "Was this an ideal setup, or were you just gambling here?". (4) PTN (+3.71%) - Rebought after the previous sell into this support and sold into the spike. I want to say that I should be more patien with selling but I'm sure that'll come in time and with more confidence. Overall, a good trade. (5) BFRI (-4.15%) - I bought this near LOD with LOD as risk but once it got weak, I sold. This is a perfect case of me needing to work on patience and let these chart patterns play out. If I waited, this never would have broken LOD and I would have been able to sell into a decent spike towards the R/G level. (6) PTPI (-8.86%) - Another perfect example of a problem that I am currently struggling with, buying into the spike's top and not waiting for it to dip. If I waited a few more minutes and let the chart play out a bit, I would have seen it crack and put in gradual higher lows. Bad trade, good lesson. (7) BFRI (-3.49%) - Same thing as the previous trade, buying into a spike's top and waiting until weakness forces me to sell for a loss. I need to work on patience. I NEED TO WORK ON PATIENCE. (8) PTPI (-1.80%) - I bought into weakness here, which is great, but I didn't have wide enough risk and sold into a small dip . I need to keep in mind what the overall trend is for the charts and ONLY TRADE when I see an opportunity to potentially exploit based on the technical analysis. Good lesson. (9) ISPC (-7.50%) - I entered this trade risking the higher low, but if that were truly the case, I should have sold immediately. If I widened my risk to the initial low, I would have been able to hold and capitalize on the upcoming spike. Good lesson. (10) ISPC (+11.05%) - Good trade. I acknowledged that where I previously sold is actually showing a bottom and rebought with the initial dip as risk. Once it spiked, I sold into strength. Good trade overall. (11) ISPC (-6.47%) - I was defeinitely overtrading this stock midday and bought into a spike's consolidation again, selling into the weakness. I need to avoid doing this. (12) PTN (+3.98%) - This chart was showing higher lows and I bought into a dip, then sold into the next spike. Good, simple trade. I made a lot of mistakes on Monday but I will make sure that I learn from them all. Eventually, I'll get this. Tuesday, 11/30 | 6 (qW/5L | 20%) | -$34.45 (1) ISPC (+3.50%) - Early buy thinking that this stock might push the highs. I added into a dip and sold half into the spike while holding on to the other. Once the other half came close to my entry, I sold for a small profit since the daily was not ideal. Decent trade. (2) AVRN (-12.22%) - I bought this on a dip following a spike but did not cut at my risk, thus giving me a larger loss. Really, I should have sold into the small pop after my entry since the stock was actually putting in a higher low. Bad trade, but a good lesson. (3) CPIX (-4.27%) - Buying into a spike's top end consolidation again and selling into weakness. Bad trade. (4) CPIX (-4.17%) - I rebought this stock into the dip but got wicked out even though it was nowhere near my risk. Show patience and confidence when the stock is doing what you want. Bad trade, good lesson. (5) IMGN (-0.16%) - I bought this on a dip following the spike and sold when it didn't push. Good trade, good job cutting the loss quickly when the stock isn't doing what you want. (6) IMGN (-0.62%) - Buying near LOD (with that as risk) and expecting to hold until a ramp occurs. The stock dipped and I got scared out. Again, if the stock hasn't broken risk, DO NOT EXIT UNLESS IT BREAKS TREND. Another day of small problems that led to a decent amount lost. I will improve and continue studying. I also implemented mental trading for setups that I think are less than ideal or speculative, so I can still "trade" without risking capital. I will get this. I will provide for my wife. Keep moving forward every day.

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November, 2021 Week 4: 11/22/21 - 11/26/21 Trades: 27 (12W/14L | 44%) +$2.10 M 5 (1W/4L) | -$2.01 T 12 (8W/4L) | +$62.16 W 6 (1W/6L) | $33.69 T Thanksgiving | Market Closed F 4 (2W/2L) | -$24.36 Fifth week as a full-time trader and the few changes that I made did make a difference for better and for worse; now I just need to correct the mistakes. First, I switched to NASDAQ since they are currently hot and I need to get experience with them. Second, I started trading near market open again since that is the most volatile time of the trading day and, rather than avoid it, I need to learn discipline. Third, I changed how I look at risk from risking a specific percentage to Grittani's strategy where you set a specific $ amount to lose and then base your share count off of that (depending on how far you are from your risk level). I did this because I was cutting at very awkward moments when risking a specific percentage and I need to improve my patience and let the chart patterns play out. Monday, 11/22 | 5 (1W/4L) | -$2.01 (1) ISPC (+5.20%) - I saw that this stock seemed to be putting in a bottom and forming a higher-low. Sold into the small pop. Good trade. (2) ISPC (-2.24%) - I rebought this stock based on the price action thinking that it may push HOD with a tight risk. Cut it when it appeared to be fading. Good trade, small loss. (3) ISPC (-0.47%) - Rebought again in the same area as above and cut it quickly. Bad trade and defeinitely overtrading it at this time, trying to force a move. I need to be more patient but good loss cutting regardless. (4) ISPC (-2.08%) - Bought on a dip to VWAP but was very impatient with my entry. My risk was VWAP and I cut almost immediately. Patience. (5) ISPC (-1.19%) - Rebought again right after I previously sold when the stock appeared to be holding VWAP. I should have waited until this time to make the trade instead of immediately when it approached VWAP. I sold when it quickly dipped under VWAP for a small loss. Trading mid-range and basically gambling at this point. I do well with trades when they're volatile and I have a good plan, whether I sell for a gain or small loss. My problem is that I trade too often while the stock is mid-range and I'm very impatient. I will work on these traits. Tuesday, 11/23 | 12 (8W/4L) | +$62.16 (1) APVO (-2.46%) - I took this trade with no plan at the market open. Sold for a small loss. (2) HMBL (-1.12%) - Bought this on a dip at a support/resistance level and sold for a small loss when it appeared weak. Decent trade, good loss cutting. (3) KTTA (-2.37%) - Got in when it put in a higher-low following an early morning double-bottom and cut it when the ceiling kept getting closer for a small loss. Good loss cutting. (4) KTTA (+5.73%) - Got in once this stock dipped and pierced VWAP and appeared to hold at premarket resistance. Good entry but I need to be careful not to try and catch falling knives. Sold into the next pop/test of VWAP. Good trade. (5) KTTA (+11.00%) - I missed the spike that occurred following the previous higher-low so I bought into the next higher low and sold when it appeared toppy at morning HOD levels. Good trade, good profit taking. (6) KTTA (+5.41%) - Entered when the stock continued putting in higher-lows with the same resistance level and sold into strength near HOD levels. Good trade. (7) LGVN (+2.62%) - Entered near LOD with LOD as risk and sold into the small gradual uptrend because of a larger position size due to me being close to risk. I should have been more patient but good lesson and a profit regardless. (8) APVO (+7.81%) - Bought after a mid-day uptrend and now test of VWAP. Sold into toppy-looking action near HOD. I could have sold part of my position and let the other part ride, but a good trade regardless and I'm not upset at the % gain. (9) APVO (-5.75%) - Early buy on initial test of VWAP. I should have went in with the risk level just under 10 but I had a tight risk and sold for a decent % loss at the bottom. Good lesson. (10) APVO (+12.84%) - Rebought once this played out a bit more into the HOD test/consolidation and sold into strength for an excellent % gain. Good trade. (11) APVO (+35.26%) - While entering the previous trade, I thought I missed an execution but actually ended up entering twice accidentally. I noticed this after I sold my actual position and after the stock halted up twice. Once I realized, I immediately sold and it just happened to be at the top (Regardless, since this was an unintentional trade, I would have exited). Accidental but excellent % gain. (12) APVO (+6.00%) - Bought into a higher-low while this stock was near new HOD levels and sold into the next pop when it appeared it wouldn't be able to break HOD. Good trade, good profit taking. Overall a good day but I need to make sure that I'm not trading when there isn't an edge or when the stock hasn't shown an overall trend. I also need to be more patient with entries regarding longer-term trades (longer-term meaning a few hours). Wednesday, 11/24 | 6 (1W/5L) | -$33.69 (1) BFRI (+10.30%) - Bought following a dip after market open and sold into the next pop when it appeared it couldn't push past HOD. Good % gain and good profit taking. (2) BFRI (-2.15%) - I got in into strength and didn't have much of a plan, I just didn't want to miss if this stock broke out. Bad trade overall and a small loss. (3) BFRI (-4.15%) - Trying to take more that what the stock is showing here and definitely overtrading it, or rather, trading it backwards. I bought here into strength near the HOD and sold during a crack. Bad trade, good lesson. (4) BFRI (-3.39%) - I didn't learn on the last trade and rebought with a risk of VWAP here. Not a bad idea but if I was just a minute or two more patient, the stock would have shown why that was a bad idea. Looking back this chart appears toppy so good lesson to remember looking at the overall picture as well. (5) BLIN (-2.49%) - Bought into a dip near VWAP following spike and didn't sell into the small pop. Sold near a break of VWAP for a small loss. (6) OCUP (-4.40%) - Bad trade here. Entering a stock that is far below VWAP following a one-day gap up and top wicked every time it reached for it. Then, after entry, I refused to cut until it nrealy broke LOD. Bad trade, good lesson to, again, look at the overall trend of the stock. Rough trading day for me but it was all due to my inexperience. I need to focus on the overall trend of these stocks and work on overtrading. Thursday, 11/25 | Thanksgiving | Market Closed Friday, 11/26 | 4 (2W/2L) | -$24.36 (1) BFRI (-0.93%) - Market open buy on a premarket spiker seeing if it hold premarket support. Cut for a small loss when it didn't do what I wanted. Good trade. (2) BFRI (+2.41%) - Bought into strength and then added into a higher low but sold too soon here. I need to remember not all charts behave the same and to learn how to trade them individually. Decent trade and a decent small gain. (3) BFRI (+7.20%) - Bought and added into strength twice (which sets me up for my large failure next) and then added into weakness during a quick down-tick. Sold into strength. Good trade but I need to be cautious with my entries. (4) BFRI (-10.19%) - This stock halted upward and resumed. My mistake is that I tried to force what I wanted into this trade and the results show that. Buying twice into a potential bottom (of which I really had no idea) and then refusing to sell as weakness continued to show and downtrend. Finally the stock cracked hard and I had no choice but to sell. Horrible trade but a good reminder to stick to your trading rules and wait for the stock to tell you what it's doing. Not a bad day except for the last trade. I'm improving but I need to just continue taking steps to be the best that I can be. This week was my first "green" week since I've been trading full-time and I believe that is because of the change in how risk is approached. Now what I need to do is make sure that I minimize the number of stupid mistakes I make like adding to losers or refusing to cut a loss on a trade. I also had the most % gainers along with the highest % gainers. I see clear improvement in my trading but I also see I have a long way to go. Good lessons and I hope next week the market provides similar opportunities for gains.

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November, 2021 Week 3: 11/15/21 - 11/19/21 Trades: 19 (5W/14L | 36%) -$90.53 M 4 (2W/2L) | -$4.78 T 4 (2W/2L) | +$45.00 W 1 (0W/1L) | -$70.00 T 6 (1W/5L) | -$56.16 F 4 (0W/4L) | -$4.59 Fourth week as a full-time trader was definitely not without its challenges. Breaking my rules, over-trading, FOMO, and not fully formulating plans prior to trading led to my results. Monday, 11/15 | (2W/2L) | -$4.78 (1) ILUS (-1.45%) - Traded before 10:30 and bought thinking this stock would hold its breakout level. I added into the crack and sold into a pop. I need to give these stocks more time to play out and show what they're doing prior to entering. (2) ILUS (+0.67%) - Rebought after this stock put in lows and showed some consolidation above them. The stock spiked through the breakout level but couldn't hold. I sold into consolidation following that since I didn't think it could reclaim and wanted to take the small gain. (3) MJNA (+2.29%) - Bought into this stock too early but bought on a hold of VWAP with that as risk and sold into strength later on. Decent trade. (4) FERN (-2.98%) - I bought into strength here thinking that this stock breaking VWAP was a positive and sold when it immediately couldn't hold and broke through my risk. Good thing I took my small loss because this continued to dip (15%). I should have just waited to see how the stock reacted to the break of VWAP. Good lesson. Tuesday, 11/16 | 4 (2W/2L) | +$45.00 (1) DPLS (+1.40%) - I bought this on dips due to a hold of VWAP and higher-lows. Once this cracked VWAP to the downside, I added again on that dip and sold it all into the next pop. Excellent trade just due to my buys and sells. Looking back, maybe I should have taken some profit at 10:45 due to the double-top. (2) ELEK (-1.12%) - I bought the dip following a spike through VWAP but didn't have the confidence to hold. Sold for a small loss but I should have had the conviction to hold. (3) ELEK (+10.72%) - Rebought in this dip since it held up well and sold into the strength of the next spike and seemed to double-topped. I'm glad I recognized my previous mistake and took another position since this stock was in play. Good trade. (4) DPLS (-1.07%) - Bought into strength and sold into weakness. I need to make sure I do the opposite. Whenever I trade this way it's typically a loss. Good lesson, small loss. Wednesday, 11/17 | 1 (0W/1L) | -$70.00 (1) ELEK (-5.79%) - I broke my rule and traded before 10:30. I think me missing the entire afternoon runup on this stock the day before led to FOMO and me making this stupid decision. I'm glad I cut this loss quickly but I really cannot make mistakes like this. BAD TRADE, good lesson. Thursday, 11/18 | 6 (1W/5L) | -$56.16 (1) OSCI (-4.12%) - I bought this on a dip near VWAP thinking this could be the bottom and sold into a crack of VWAP but I never should have taken this trade since you never know where the bottom/top is until the stock shows you. I need to stop trying to predict, and just REACT. Good lesson. (2) OSCI (-2.39%) - Bought this on a higher-low and holding of VWAP and sold when it appeared this stock wouldn't be able to hold VWAP. Small loss but a decent trade. (3) VOSO (+4.42%) - Bought on a dip/hold of previous resistence and sold into strength for a decent gain. Decent trade. (4) VOSO (-1.64%) - Bought into strength and sold into weakness. Deserved this loss due to my impatience. Good lesson. (5) VOSO (-1.46%) - Bought when I thought this stock was holding but when it dipped a bit lower I took a small loss just in case. Decent trade, small losses are ok. If I kept my eye on this stock, I could have nailed the upcoming 18% gain in 4 minutes. I need to be more patient. (6) LGVN (-9.28%) - I bought this stock following consolidation near the highs and when I saw higher-lows being put in. I neglected to see the lower-highs as well and added into the next dip which ended up being right before a crack. Added again at the bottom and sold on a small pop for a major % loss. Unacceptable. I need to acknowledge all aspects of a stock, not just what I want to see. I have to remain unbiased for EVERY STOCK & EVERY TRADE. Friday, 11/19 | 4 (0W/4L) | -$4.59 (1) LGVN (-3.65%) - I bought this stock on a higher low but I bought into strength and sold into weakness. If I was more patient and waited for weakness to buy, I would've seen that this appeared to be fading. Decent loss, good lesson. (2) RETO (-1.36%) - I bought this following this stock tanking 40%. Looking back, this was a complete guess and FOMO must have gotten to me since I was anticipating some kind of gradual bounce. Bad trade, good lesson. (3) AUROW (-1.17%) - I tried to buy this stock on a dip following it breaching VWAP upward and holding above it. I sold when I didn't think it could break upward and had already quadruple-topped but I sold into weakness and not strength. If I wated for the strength, I could've sold for a small profit. Good lesson. (4) RETO (-0.31%) - Bought this on a dip following a small spike above resistence and dip below. Lack of confidence led me to sell into weakness when strength came 1 minute after my sell. Small wins/losses are alright. Good lesson. This week I broke my rules and my lack of confidence in myself and plays showed. Next week I will reduce my position sizes and try to focus on ideal setups. I will also stick to my rules and make sure I come up with complete trading plans prior to placing any trade.

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November, 2021 Week 2: 11/8/21 - 11/12/21 Trades: 16 (8W/8L | 50%) -$0.17 M 2 (1W/1L) | +$4.77 T 4 (2W/2L) | -$0.35 W 5 (3W/2L) | +$12.28 T 2 (1W/1L) | -$7.92 F 3 (1W/2L) | -$8.95 Third week as a full-time trader. My rule about not trading before 10:30am has helped with less-than-optimal setups since I have some price action to look at. I see two problems that I need to correct at this point: 1. I have to be more patient in the trades that do not break my risk. If I can do that, I may get some nice spikes due to that patience since I missed quite a few because I just sold my position. 2. I have to focus on waiting for the ACTUAL bottom, then buy. Right now I'm still caught in the mindset of buying because the stock is low, but that doesn't mean it can't get lower and provide an even better opportunity. Overall, good lessons this week and I managed to cut all my losses quickly (except for Friday with a 3.17% loss and is acceptable). If I can focus even more so on only the BEST SETUPS, then my trade count will reduce as well as my losses...if I had to guess. Keep moving forward and do not let emotions interfere, this is the path I have chosen.

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November, 2021 Week 1: 11/1/21 - 11/5/21 Trades: 10 Total (3W/7L | 30%) -$61.88 M None T 1 (0W/1L) | -$2.62 W 3 (2W/1L) | +$18.62 T 4 (1W/3L) | -$29.13 F 2 (0W/2L) | -$48.75 My second full week was not without it's mistakes, that's for sure. I have come up with a new rule to help mitigate these mistakes however: No trading before 10:30am. From market open to 10:30am, I took 7 trades (70%) and lost on 5 of them (50%). It seems clear to me that if I reduce the trading done before the stock has shown some price action for that day, I will have better odds since I'll have support/resistence levels to use for trades. Also, I enjoy dip buying, but I don't think that'll grow my small account too well. I need to focus on OTC breakouts OR OTC mid-day consolidation dip buys. Next week I will do my best to implement these changes and see the effect it has on my trading.

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