My "fluke" ES short trade from early yesterday morning seems to be doing quite well. This turned out to be one of those < 5% of my trades that ended up running, and running, and running...
So far, it's up almost +40 points (still open, so it could change) from my 1198.00 entry price around 6:50 AM on 11/22. One trade, 1 contract, 1 1/2 days, not too bad. I checked up on this trade throughout the day via my phone today while running errands, and saw no reason why I should have exited. Too bad it's a SIM trade and not real!
Although my primary goal in the near future will continue to be capturing +2 point scalps, this example also identifies the power of identifying a trend and sticking around for a nice ride. This is further incentive for me to get up to trading 4 contracts so that I can have more opportunities to let a kicker contract run.
Maybe there's something more to this trade than I'm giving myself credit, so as a reminder of what a big win looks like, I'll post this as a reminder of what's possible.