Long - Late day spike on news. Fuck. Getting really pissed about how close I'm missing good wins. Spike on contract news, I waited for a pullback but after I got in, it started reversing so I cut losses quickly. 2 mins later...halted for the exact same news everyone already knew. On resumption, spiked back up to $8.90. lf halted 2 mins earlier - 7-8% win.
200 trades complete. Short - Gap Down. Good setup, gap down on termination of phase 1. Traded to plan, shorted on spike and rejection of whole dollar and 72/89 EMAs. Dropped to $2.91 but then bounced. Then started a bizarre illiquid phase where I couldn't tell what direction it was going in. Out as per plan just above 72/89 EMAs. This one just didn't go my way.
Short - Gap Down. Good setup, good entry, as usual got out way, WAY too early because the stock was holding up and I thought some big players were trying to prop it up (90% + Institutional holdings). It cracked just after I exited of course. Another textbook trade (with modest possible gains) that I chickened out on. Gotta stick to the plan!!
Long - Afternoon Perk. Lower priced runner that was bouncing off 72/89 EMAs. Got in on volume spike when I thought it was making a move, but chased too much and got a bad entry. The price reversed soon after. It was a choppy market today and didn't feel on. Should have stayed on the sidelines.