Trades and Vanity Performance Stats

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... Continue Reading →

Trades: AAPL and VLO

Today I shorted 200 shares of AAPL at $90.10. Sunday night's post explains the setup.Yesterday I bought 400 shares of VLO at $60.24. I sold 200 shares today at $61.29 for a $210 gain (+1.7%), and am holding on to the remaining 200 shares. I'll post a chart later today. I am looking to buy... Continue Reading →

Today’s Trades: VLO and QID

I covered my 400 share position in VLO at $60.21 (entry at $59.06) for a $460 loss (-1.9%). I bought 500 shares of QID at $55.23. I now have a 1000 share position in QID. Today's gap up has the look and feel of a "fade the gap" short squeeze type of rally. I doubt... Continue Reading →

Today’s Trade; VLO and QID

I've traded these stocks so much that past few days, they feel like family. I bought 500 shares of QID at $55.86. I've been trading in 1000 share blocks, but I'm not sure that there won't be more of a bounce in the Q's, so I'm keeping the position size small. If we see QID... Continue Reading →

Losing My Flow and Today’s Trades

I panicked. As I watched QID gap down this morning, I could feel myself losing my flow. All the Zen stuff I write about went out the window. As my highly developed flight reflex kicked in, Mister Self Awareness (that's me) was thinking like a four year old being chased by the boogie man. In... Continue Reading →

Today’s Trade: QID and VLO

I sold 1000 shares of QID at $57.98 (entry at average price of $55.23) for a $2750 gain (+5.0%). Over the weekend I placed a sell limit order at $57.50. My thinking was if the market opened weak, there would be a bounce later in the day where I could re-enter.Everything went according to plan,... Continue Reading →

Today’s Trades: VLO and QID

I sold 300 shares of VLO at $57.90 (entry at $56.90) for a $300 gain (+1.7%). I still like the stock, but in this market enviroment I'm going with shorter hold times and quick profits. I reserve the right to re-enter.I bought another 500 shares of QID at $55.25. I wanted to enter this morning... Continue Reading →

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