I sold 1000 shares of QID at an average price of $53.86 (entry at $55.50) for a $1640 loss (-2.9%).
I covered 200 shares of AAPL at $92.05 (short at $90.10) for a $395 loss (-2.1%).
I covered 500 shares of STLD at $41.08 (short at $39.08) for a $1000 loss (-5.1%).
I sold 200 shares of VLO at $61.87 (entry at $60.24) for a $326 gain (+2.7%).
I bought 500 shares of CELG at $53.24.
I bought 1000 shares of VDSI at $17.67.
I bought 1000 shares of SMSI at $15.96.
I hope to detail the three current trades tomorrow with charts.
When I got home I was feeling depressed about the today’s losses. One of my trading buddies helped put things in perspective by telling me to take a look at all of the trades I had made leading up to today. So I did 🙂 I’ve compiled some vanity stats to help pick me up.
Since the February 27 sell off, I have made 24 trades (excluding the three trades I made today that I am still holding). Here is how I did:
- Win Rate: 71% (17/24)
- Total Gains: $13,962
- Average Gain: $821
- Loss Rate: 29% (7/24)
- Total Losses: $4,029
- Average Loss: $575
- Total Gross Profits: $9,933
- Profit After Commissions: $9,597
In 23 days, I made $9,597 as a part-time trader. Meanwhile, I made $5600 as a full-time worker. Trading Rocks!
Okay, I feel better now. Feel free to curse and throw tomatoes at the screen in disgust over my vane behavior.
To review all of my trades, go to the “Trade” label below.