Long day back at work. Long weekends are good until the return to work day.
Not "Feeling" It
I don't know if it because of one or more of the following, but I am not able to really concentrate on getting set for trades due to:
-Very tired after a long weekend where maybe I did not sleep enough
-Missed about 3 monster moves up in stocks I had worked on but did not pull the trigger
-Have no idea what the heck is going on in the markets
-A bit distracted because I have not been feeling 100%
-Still on mini vacation in my mind
No matter the cause, one of the most important things I have for trading is "feel". I love charts and all kinds of indicators, but when I am dialed in well it is the "feel" that is the magic ingredient. I cannot quantify this nor really explain it. It both exists for me and works. I don't have it right now.
Luckily I do not trade for my living and I do not manage money for anyone so when this happens I can just pull the plug and sit tight. Earlier in the year I was lacking "feel" but kept trying to make things work and had my worst results of the year. Until I can get in a groove again, I think I will watch and keep notes.
Any traders out there understand what I mean? Do you have market "feel"? What happens when it takes off for a bit?
"Creep" is Released
My friend Jennifer Hillier goes BIG TIME today with the release of her first novel, a hardcover thank you very much, titled "Creep". Now it could just be possible that I have a few extra copies (I bought them, no affiliation with the book or publisher save Jennifer is my friend) that I am going to give away. I am still thinking about what kind of contest to run for these books, maybe on Friday. It seems no one wants to solve DNA based puzzles, so that's out. Drop a comment on what kind of contest you would like to see. There will be six books available:
Have a good night.