A lot of action early today on my watchlist. NQ had a decent bearish push before 05:00 EST, currently down 0.48%. GC and CL also showing some decent movement early.
On the calendar today, Core Durable Goods at 08:30, Pending Home Sales at 10:00, and Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30 EST. Beginning to look as if it will be an interesting day. Have to be focused.
7:56 – Irritated with GC filling me in on a 1 min wick again before quickly stopping me out for a loss. I was just about to remove the order too because it looked as if it wasn’t going to get filled.
At the Bell
Also took a loss on CL with choppiness, which is really my fault because my entry should have been sooner. Late entry was on a false breakout putting me in not such a great position for the open. Going to be locked into the market today, focused on my execution so I will probably not annotate my insight on the 1st ten minutes today. Currently ten minutes to the bell getting everything setup, making sure I am ready to go with no distractions.
However, I will annotate NQ has had a ton of volatility today with great opportunity in both directions. Apparently, seeing messages in RLT’s chatroom, there was news from the treasury depart after 07:30 EST that brought in some strong bulls. Fingers crossed this is translated well into market hours.
Long story short, since I was off emotionally and mentally, I should have just sat out in the market today. Ended up deepening the whole to $560 in the red on the day, mainly due to lack of discipline. I missed an earlier trade which was followed by getting a good fill on another bullish play that I excited too early. Click the link image below to get the play-by-play of the mess I traded myself into today.
I should have been able to easily trade my way back into the green after the bell. I will be paper trading for the rest of the day to get my discipline under control. At this point, lack of discipline is no excuse.
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