: $200.00 +4.00 ES points
Total trades: 3 [1 scratch]
Execution score: 100.00%
Opportunity cost: $0.00
Woke up late, baby had mild fever, thoughts that I'll get called back by
daycare to pick up sick kid, mini-road-rage caused by a tailgater, slow
start getting my charts updated, watched good setups make money without
me, choppy narrow range morning, patience tested, ...blah blah blah. A potential recipe for disaster in the making.
Deep breath. Focus. Patience.
I didn't take my first trade until a bit past noon, and did my best to maintain selectivity for only the best setups.
Pass. Nope. Next!
The next trade was nearly 2 hours later, and when there was a clear
reversal signal only minutes later to go long, I quickly scratched the existing
trade. And then I hesitated for a moment. Why?!? I regrouped within a few seconds and
entered the order to go long. Reminded myself to just "trade dumb", stay focused, and
simply follow the rules.
Process. Discipline. Continuous improvement.
One reason why I love trading is because it never seems like you're quite "there." And just when you think you are really are finally "there", the
market will smack you and say, "NOT!" You need to continuously
work hard all the time to get "there." Otherwise, it's time to retire
from the game, whether by choice, or not.
Motivation. Drive. Perseverance.
I still have the burning desire to succeed. The journey continues...