w00t! I sold my palladium

Palladium follow up

Posted by McFly1985 on 27th of Mar 2019 at 09:16 pm

w00t! I sold my palladium stash 4 days before the reversal. Mostly luck, but maybe a tiny bit of skill? :) Thanks again for bringing it to my attention, Matt!

I just remembered that I bought a few ounces of palladium a few years ago and have been sitting on them since. Probably about time to sell. Thanks for the reminder, Matt!

It's not just you. Reverting to the small view in SC has been happening occasionally to me as well. 

S&P, Dow, IWM putting in

Posted by McFly1985 on 12th of Mar 2019 at 03:58 pm

S&P, Dow, IWM putting in doji-like candles for the day. 

Thanks for the GLD advice,

Posted by McFly1985 on 8th of Mar 2019 at 10:19 am

Thanks for the GLD advice, everyone! Out with a nice profit. :)

YNDX intraday pennant, showing strength:

Posted by McFly1985 on 4th of Mar 2019 at 11:19 am

YNDX intraday pennant, showing strength: http://schrts.co/fcEKizzS

Finally took profits on my

Posted by McFly1985 on 28th of Feb 2019 at 09:44 am

Finally took profits on my SMH short. Thanks for the idea, Matt & Steve!

Thanks for your ideas, cg9150!

Trading ES

Posted by McFly1985 on 24th of Feb 2019 at 08:49 pm

Thanks for your ideas, cg9150! I agree that it's important to have a system, and perhaps your system is something to experiment with. To be honest, my own strategy has changed multiple times in the past year, and will be changing once again tomorrow morning. If anything, trading is one big experiment to see what works and what doesn't. And each person has to find something that works for them. For me, the strategies that Matt and Steve (and many of you, by your posts) teach on this site are the ones that I've found work better than the many many many things I've tried and failed at. Sometimes I wish I would have not bothered experimenting with my own stuff and just gone with what's been recommended here. But then again, I've learned so much from my failures and experiments that I think it'll make me a much better trader in the end. For now, pullbacks with triggers within established trends seems to work great.

PHM still looks interesting: http://schrts.co/sDVEmEjM

Crazy reversal in BG (Bungee)!

Posted by McFly1985 on 21st of Feb 2019 at 04:15 pm

Crazy reversal in BG (Bungee)! Glad I took profits on my short before it bounced. Guess it lived up to its name, eh?

I really like IB. Low commissions,  and I can't remember the last time they didn't have shares to short (and I short something most days, so that's important to me). TWS desktop platform works fine, and never gives me issues. They are my main broker. I should note that I mostly trade via IB through my Multicharts software, so that removes a lot of the clunkiness for me.

BG had a nice breakdown

Posted by McFly1985 on 21st of Feb 2019 at 09:52 am

BG had a nice breakdown this morning...

A couple of short ideas

Posted by McFly1985 on 20th of Feb 2019 at 09:22 pm

A couple of short ideas I'm watching: DOX, BG.  (Btw, thanks for the HUYA recommendation, Steve! That did really well for me today.)

http://schrts.co/YcDEqeSp

http://schrts.co/FfaUTYfN

New short ideas I'm watching:

Posted by McFly1985 on 18th of Feb 2019 at 11:28 pm

New short ideas I'm watching: TSG, JBLU, POST. Trade at your own risk.

http://schrts.co/JmjvUEkI

http://schrts.co/BxxxADEV

http://schrts.co/xGHqRVYR

A few long ideas: AVY,

Posted by McFly1985 on 18th of Feb 2019 at 11:16 pm

A few long ideas: AVY, BBD, SIVB. I wouldn't hold any of these for long, but we could get additional upside out of them.

http://schrts.co/iXaiURch

http://schrts.co/GrhMprAK

http://schrts.co/QGPqKuUh

MMS sure did well today.

MMS Updated View

Posted by McFly1985 on 15th of Feb 2019 at 04:11 pm

MMS sure did well today. Thanks for the idea, Steve!

A few trade ideas. Most

Posted by McFly1985 on 14th of Feb 2019 at 08:54 pm

A few trade ideas. Most of these are recycled but re-drawn: WPM & WDC (bullish),  HRB & TSG (bearish), TLRY (either/or).

http://schrts.co/WfkrxgaZ

http://schrts.co/FxsZAsTU

http://schrts.co/pYutqgmV

http://schrts.co/yDTYMjzy

http://schrts.co/uxnMbAYp

A few short ideas: FB,

Posted by McFly1985 on 13th of Feb 2019 at 11:40 pm

A few short ideas: FB, KEYS, NBIX, VOD, UMPQ. As always, check earnings and trade at your own risk!

http://schrts.co/AUDMaVrS

http://schrts.co/NDpKHMba

http://schrts.co/dnnEAyqH

http://schrts.co/gwwEwSuR

http://schrts.co/KBaTwrEe

Two either/or trades: NVDA, PHM.

Posted by McFly1985 on 13th of Feb 2019 at 08:47 pm

Two either/or trades: NVDA, PHM. Again, not a whole ton to choose from out there, since most patterns have already broken. I'll post a few shorts in a couple of hours. Gotta take my kid to scouts. (We're working on a video games unit. Way better than knot tying!)

http://schrts.co/cegavIAQ

http://schrts.co/jEcRgAxi

Two long ideas, for those

Posted by McFly1985 on 13th of Feb 2019 at 08:32 pm

Two long ideas, for those who dare: WELL, WHR. (I looked through about 400 charts, and this is all I found. I'll post a few either/or trades and shorts in a bit.) 

http://schrts.co/WhnatwGJ

http://schrts.co/jmrMgPcU

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