A very interesting episode this week. For the first time in a long time I took a max loss and I bent an adjustment rule. Even with all of that the week went well considering the grind up in SPX.
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This week volatility pops its head out then hides again as things continue to drive up. This made the week a bit more interesting to navigate. Take a look at how I managed the week.
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The first episode of the new year and it brings some world events that are having an effect on the market. This caused me to take a bit of risk which worked out. I talk a bit about my thinking around taking the risks and how I was accountable for it. That is a good lesson in trading.
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As we wrap up 2019, I show my last trades of the year and do a month-end summary. Volatility remained low so it's all calendars, all the time. I talk about how when the market is cooperating, that is the time to do more.
Thanks for everyone who has watched this year. I hope to do more of these in 2020!
As the market continues to melt up, the lesson this week is about patience and how this skill can make us better traders. Still doing calendars as volatility is still quite low. But 2 trades came off for nice profits.
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This week was interesting in part because my trades behaved almost identically to last week. I got a calendar off for a good profit, I put on a new one, and I put on a butterfly that didn’t last the week and closed for the exact same amount. Sometimes history does repeat itself.
Who is back is our old friend Volatility. After about a 6 week absence, the market has started moving a bit. Fortunately, I've been waiting for it and in this episode you'll see how that helped pay off quickly. I also put on some new trades, one of which doesn't work out but I get out at near break even.
In this week of Thanksgiving in the US, I am thankful for calendar spreads as they helped me go undefeated in November!
So this week continues the nice range-bound market so I am able to close a trade for a profit and I double down by opening 2 different trades this week.
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This may be the shortest trade review I've done. Not that much to report. However, there is an interesting decision I had to make at the end of the week that is worth seeing. Not every week is exciting and that isn't always bad. :)
In this episode I show how I handled trading as we headed up to a new all-time high. 3 trades, all 3 profitable (one in 1 day), one experiment that didn't work out but still made a little money.
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In a break from the weekly trade reviews, I did this video as a companion to a blog post I did about trading on the road. It shows how I use the cloud to help me trade when I'm away from home, even on an airplane. The blog has other good tips as well so please check it out if you get a chance.
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So there was a Fed announcement this week that didn't actually do much see what I worked through it as well as a jobs report later in the week.
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So Tuesday and Friday moved in interesting ways this week. See how I handled 2 different trades on those days (including closing one for a profit).
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This week was a good one for my style of trading. Put on a couple of trades, took a couple off for a profit. I'll take more like these, please. :) But it's still good to see how the week went so please take a look. And getting a nice profit in 2 days never hurts!
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Not much to report this week, thus the theme is "There's Always Next Week". However, there is a good lesson in when to not adjust and just get out. Take a peek.
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The theme this week is "It Was Great Until...". The week started out well but got really choppy. See how my trades did. In short, it was a mixed bag.
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The theme this week is "Peace in Our Times". Watch to understand why. :) Anyway, see how my trades handled this week. 2 trades did come off for profit. And I did a monthly wrap-up of September.
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With the Fed announcement happening this week, the theme is "Si vis pacem, para bellum" or "If you want peace, prepare for war". In this episode, I add protection to one of my trades going into the Fed announcement on Weds. I talk about why I did it on this particular trade. I also review my other trades for the week.
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The theme this week is "Always Have a Close Order". I had a trade close unexpectedly (in a good way) only because I had an order sitting there. I also put on a couple of SPX trades now that the market seems to have calmed down.
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"Not All That Shimmers is Gold". I had a couple of GLD trades that didn't work out but an AAPL trade that did. And I try a new small spec trade that I picked up at an options conference this past week.
The theme this week is "Blunders Happen". Still trading small through this crazy market and mostly doing well, but made an error entering one trade this week and didn't realize it until the following week. Not a crucial error, but I do show it. I finally get out of the VIX vertical. Also as this the end of a crazy August, I do a quick overview of the month as well.
No slides this week but I do talk about 2 trades. The continuation of my VIX vertical trade and a new SPX butterfly. The market was pretty quiet until Friday. See what happens.
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As the main equity markets are still whipsawing like mad, I stick to my spec trades in VIX and GLD this week. One came off for a nice profit. The other is still working.
So VIX is too high to do my normal trades this week. So what's a trader to do? Stay in cash? Sure, but what fun is that? How about practicing some speculation plays! That sounds like more fun.
So in this episode I give my views on spec plays and talk about when, how, and why I do them. If you're tired of my non-directional income trades, this is the episode for you as I go totally directional.
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