The “blind” trading continues, but instead of AU-UK session, I decided to try it on NY session also. Here’s the result:
As mentioned in my entry here, catching up on the recap blog post now for the 2nd half of August. I’ve continued trading “blind” (though I read the news and figure out the overall sentiment at each start of the week, I don’t read the news yet on the day and hour I trade, I let the chart patterns and current price movements speak for themselves and trade accordingly, usually umbrella trade if risk is a bit high and I align them to my weekly strategy). Thankfully I got better results, but because of that, I won’t be able to add more input about what economic news could have possibly triggered the price movements, which is different from how I usually do recap (even my separate trading journal now has less “essays” haha the moment I switched into “blind” trading). Here are the results:
I’m back! Though it’s already the middle of the trading week, it’s better late than never. I haven’t fully recovered yet from my bouts of cold and flu, but I’m feeling better now. These are the times (in GMT +8) I’ll be watching for in the following days:
I’m back! Though I admit I still feel down about the NFP thing– not because of the carnage itself, but because it’s my fault the losses happened and I had the power to prevent them in the first place. Anyway, I’m happy to move on and realized other things I missed previously:
So basically I started and continued this week on the green, and ended on the red, all thanks to me being an idiot and deciding to join the Friday NFP carnage. I would have actually survived if only I followed and waited for the levels I initially set here instead of jumping off the US Non-Farm Payroll cliff, or jumped but followed the strategy here and not trading like a drunken cat.
Anyway, here’s how my week went in detail: