Thursday, January 13, 2005


When I run my weekly system scans this weekend...I'm afraid a few sell triggers will be issued due to disaster stops. Unless we have a good day tomorrow.

Losses hurt but are a part of business. A great take on losses is from Tom Basso's interview in The New Market Wizards book:
  • "Think of each trade as one of the next one thousand trades he's going to make. If you start thinking in terms of the next one thousand trades, all of a sudden you've made any single trade seem very inconsequential."
  • "I stopped looking at losses as problems and started viewing them as opportunities to elevate myself to the next plateau."
  • "I sat there for a moment and thought about all the events and actions of the previous evening and that morning. I realized that there was not a single thing I would have done differently. Despite having just lost 15 percent in our portfolios overnight, I felt phenomonally good at that point."
Market note: The heavy-weights were back at it again today. Will they be back tomorrow? Doubt it. We should see some strength. But, watch the last hour of trading to gauge how comfortable traders are with holding over the weekend.

Everyone have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend.

Daily Systems

Sell trigger issued for QQQQ (VolSurgeDown) long system at Friday's market open. The signal issuing the sell is a time stop. Most of these QQQQ systems will be hitting time stops next week.

Current Open Systems:

Symbol System Entry Date Exit Date Profit/Loss%
WAG BreakUp 1/4/2005 open +2.30%
QQQQ Tii100Low 1/5/2005 open -1.58%
QQQQ BBLower 1/5/2005 open -1.58%
QQQQ ATRBreakBB 1/5/2005 open -1.58%
QQQQ TrueRVolume 1/5/2005 open -1.58%
QQQQ VolSurgeDown 1/6/2005 open -1.42%
QQQQ Harami 1/6/2005 open -1.42%
ACV BreakUp 1/7/2005 open -0.81%

Total -0.94%

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