The whole Walsh family is sick. I shouldn’t complain, it’s not like we’ve been struck down by COVID-19 (not yet, anyway). Plenty of people are worse off than we are. It’s still horrible though. I’m the least affected, but it’s all relative. Anyway, the upshot is that there has been very little trading going on here this week.
We might not have been infected by a Chinese virus, but I did manage to get a nice little trade in on a Chinese stock on Wednesday:
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Okay, I couldn’t resist posting this one. It’s a four-figure winner on AIG, sorry.
Continue reading “A Quick Morning’s Work”
I didn’t start this week until late as I took an extra-long weekend. Such is the joy of not working for the man. Wednesday appears to have been a good day to get back in front of the screen though, because it offered up this nice two-biter from TAP:
Continue reading “Missing Two Bites of The Cherry”
To end the week, having more or less stuck to my goal of posting smaller winners, here’s one on the bigger end of the small side, if that makes sense. It’s not a four-figure banger, but it was a decent-sized regular winner.
Continue reading “The Bigger End of Small”
I’m keeping up my efforts to post smaller wins this week, but there was a banger of a winner that I want to share here too.
First off, here’s the smaller one. It was on our old friend GILD:
Continue reading “Wrestling Profits From The Stock Market”
Yesterday I said I’d be keeping an eye on ZM, looking for aftershocks. Anyone who watched the stock wouldn’t have been disappointed — the aftershock was as big as yesterday’s move.
Continue reading “One Heck of An Aftershock”
In keeping with the last few posts, let’s start with a smaller win. And then we’ll see a much bigger one, because it was there for the taking and it would be rude not to.
Here’s the chart for GILD, which as we can see, started out badly:
Continue reading “A Tale of Two Trades”
Following on from yesterday’s theme of not every trade being a big winner, here are a couple more smaller wins. One was even a long trade, which is a novelty because it feels like there have been an awful lot of shorts so far this year (with the obvious exception of the-stock-that-must-not-be-named).
Continue reading “A Couple More”
I’ve been a naughty day trading blogger. I’ve noticed that I’ve been posting rather a lot of big winners on this blog recently. As you know, I don’t post all my trades here, only those I think are interesting for one reason or another. Often it’s the bigger winners that are the most compelling to look at, so it’s tempting to keep posting those. That is to do you a disservice though. Not every trade is a banging four-figure winner. In fact most aren’t. But to look back over these pages would give the impression that four-figures is the norm. So here’s a smaller trade to try to redress that balance a little.
Continue reading “Not Always a Banger”
I’ve banged on before about the importance of having a good list of core stocks to watch. A well-selected daily watchlist makes the actual trading part of day trading much simpler. It’s easier to profit from good setups than bad ones. Having good core stocks to back up the watch list makes the job easier still, it takes some of the pressure off building the list.
Good core stocks are those that move predictably and with regularity. We don’t need many — half a dozen at the most. With a solid selection there should rarely, if ever, be a trading day with no decent setups to take.
This week a new stock graduated to my core list. Here’s it’s chart for Tuesday:
Continue reading “Graduation Ceremony”