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Forum: Trading Journals April 25th, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Posted By Bermudan Option
Current goals: Keep directional...

Current goals:



Keep directional trades diversified
Avoid bucking the short term trend. Trends are innocent until proven guilty as a popular trader always states. 30 m has turned into my...
Forum: Trading Journals April 25th, 2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
Mixed results so far. However, I am really...

Mixed results so far. However, I am really enjoying the money management and the resulting lack of volatility in my overall acct value.

http://i.imgur.com/cNMHP.png

TBH, I haven't gotten many...
Forum: Trading Journals April 20th, 2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Bermudan Option
http://i.imgur.com/x91LJ.png 2 cent...

http://i.imgur.com/x91LJ.png


2 cent spread on the entrance. +7 cent spread on the exit. FML. Huge slippage here. I think I am packing it in for the day. All my loses were +3% because of slippage
Forum: Trading Journals April 20th, 2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Bermudan Option
Two trades. Two big losses ...

Two trades. Two big losses

http://i.imgur.com/TDZyO.png

The issue was the spreads were huge. The options I trade have one penny ticks. So on a good day, the spread might be Bid: 1.14 Ask: 1.15....
Forum: Trading Journals April 19th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
^^^^Actually made $60 on the trade above......

^^^^Actually made $60 on the trade above... Commission is factored in already


Botched the BAC trade and didn't lock in +$200 profit properly when I had the change. Gave most of it back....
Forum: Trading Journals April 19th, 2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
Market looks like it will continue selling off...

Market looks like it will continue selling off after a quick relief rally. Should have seen the relief rally coming though:

http://i.imgur.com/09x6f.png


Stopped myself out of APA.
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Forum: Trading Journals April 19th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
http://i.imgur.com/IrUyQ.png ...

http://i.imgur.com/IrUyQ.png






http://i.imgur.com/A3LRs.png
Forum: Trading Journals April 19th, 2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Bermudan Option
Entered a short on APA. Missed CVX. Still have...

Entered a short on APA. Missed CVX. Still have 75% of my account invested. All short.
Forum: Trading Journals April 19th, 2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Bermudan Option
I don't want to overttrade but I jumped in...

I don't want to overttrade but I jumped in another one. Well... actually I jumped into BBBY again:

This time, the trade will require a bit more time and is a little more speculative with some...
Forum: Trading Journals April 19th, 2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
SPY is dangling precariously on the edge....

SPY is dangling precariously on the edge. Volatile trading day so far. Entered another position:

http://i.imgur.com/EjNQm.png


I have @ $0.11 which if 5 bucks from my entry. 5 x 20 options =...
Forum: Trading Journals April 19th, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Bermudan Option
http://i.imgur.com/uYfhD.png ...

http://i.imgur.com/uYfhD.png

http://i.imgur.com/acD7Z.png


http://i.imgur.com/oT3VO.png
After commission, I risked about $124 when I thought I was risking $100. That is over 3% of my $4,000...
Forum: Trading Journals April 19th, 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
Back in the game

Managing risk ftw. Unsure how i will hold overnight positions, but definitely a step in the right direction. Started the day @ something like $3696


resistance for SPY @ 139.05...
Forum: Trading Journals April 15th, 2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
As I said here, I haven't been sticking to my...

As I said here, I haven't been sticking to my original risk methods here of late. I think that is subconsciously because I felt like my stop is tight and I will get stopped out so it doesn't make...
Forum: Trading Journals April 15th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
Got smoked on Friday. I'll take a screen shot at...

Got smoked on Friday. I'll take a screen shot at work Monday but I managed to lose money on a stock that went in my direction and had little/no intrinsic value. Opening volatility with options needs...
Forum: Trading Journals April 11th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Bermudan Option
http://i.imgur.com/41bKJ.png Couldn't resist...

http://i.imgur.com/41bKJ.png

Couldn't resist some FSLR going into the close. I alllllmost bought $800 worth of the April 24 Calls but I snapped out of it and remember how it would feel if the...
Forum: Trading Journals April 11th, 2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Bermudan Option
Entered two trades this morning. Looking back a...

Entered two trades this morning. Looking back a few of the other trades on my watchlist would have been better options. Except for maybe FSLR, I was looking for a move higher but no way I was jumping...
Forum: Trading Journals April 10th, 2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
IP is another play I am looking at. ...

IP is another play I am looking at.
http://s18.postimage.org/8etviq621/IPDaily.png

Here is how it looks on the shorter timeframe where I will gauge an entry:...
Forum: Trading Journals April 10th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
Don't mind the Moving Averages if that is...

Don't mind the Moving Averages if that is possible. Working with the bare charts at work makes my ThinkOrSwim set up seem so excessive.


BHI: 10% away from its two year low. Some nice clear...
Forum: Trading Journals April 10th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
Stopped out of my position. good to get one...

Stopped out of my position. good to get one right. well I had a few calls right that I f***** up, so I guess it is good to make a profit

http://img15.imagefra.me/i54a/lhd_ae5_u0.png
Notes:
BTO...
Forum: Trading Journals April 10th, 2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
http://i.imgur.com/FADax.png

http://i.imgur.com/FADax.png
Forum: Trading Journals April 10th, 2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
http://i.imgur.com/Iigag.png or a break...

http://i.imgur.com/Iigag.png

or a break above 8.1
Forum: Trading Journals April 9th, 2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
http://i.imgur.com/lwsjn.png heading higher...

http://i.imgur.com/lwsjn.png

heading higher on light volume. Still holding onto all the puts. perhaps next time I will sell a few puts to lock in profits
Forum: Trading Journals April 9th, 2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
Here is how my position is sizing up: ...

Here is how my position is sizing up:


http://i.imgur.com/7xOWq.png
(Just saw that I put 'cut my losses' when I meant to put 'lock in profits'. Force of habit perhaps lol)
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Forum: Trading Journals April 8th, 2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
Still in the trade. Forgot all about Friday being...

Still in the trade. Forgot all about Friday being a holiday and held over the weekend. Because it is a front month option (in laymen's terms: the option expires during the next monthly expiration...
Forum: Trading Journals April 5th, 2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,180
Posted By Bermudan Option
http://i.imgur.com/a8j6G.png ...

http://i.imgur.com/a8j6G.png


http://i.imgur.com/zjEGy.png
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