Swing Trading with $300 – Week Four – Stop Losses

A week with no swing trades being executed makes for an introspective weekly post on swing trading. Yep, no action this week. I watched and waited as my two holdings sat below my entry. No profit to be made. The prices sitting well below a sensible stop loss amount.

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Swing Trading with $300 – Week Three

This week I ran right into my old nemesis. My unwillingness to cut losses when a swing trade goes against me. Hope, fear, and pride all play a part. I am hopeful the share price will recover and move in my direction. I fear losing money or being wrong. I am proud of a win streak and don’t want to break it.

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2020: Week 20

My work life has been as volatile as the markets lately. Turns out, I’m not cut out to work for huge retail corporations. After only a few days on the job of driving a forklift and unloading trucks, I knew I wouldn’t last in this job long term. It’s sort of soul crushing when everything you accomplish in one day essentially has to be redone the next with no hope of ever finishing the job. Trucks arrive, I unload them, other employees move the product around to various parts of the store, consumers consume, and in the morning I start unloading more trucks. I know that most jobs can be reduced to repetition, but in this case the endlessness with no sense of accomplishment got to me.

Thankfully, I had another job opportunity fall into my lap. I interviewed on Tuesday, and after next week, I’ll be starting a new job as service technician for a home maintenance company. This company is owned by a friend of a friend, is still small, and I will get to go to a new place multiple times a day. The other issue with working for the giant home improvement store was that I never had time to continue working at my main job as a leather craftsman. This new job seems to solve most of these issues. Anyway, on to the trading!

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Swing Trading with $300 – Week Two

Time for a recap of my second week at playing around with swing trading. As you may recall from Swing Trading with $300, I am giving myself three hundred dollars to let it rip, play some swing trades, and maybe even dabble in a few day trades. I am having a lot of fun with it so far.

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2020: Week 18 & 19

And just like that, April is over. This month flew by for me, as did the past two weeks. I was called back into work the week before last, and I also interviewed and took a job at a major home improvement chain. This past week I worked full time training and becoming a forklift operator in the Receiving Department. I’ve worked at three separate jobs in the past two weeks. I’m a little tired.

On the trading front, I was able to make a few interesting trades during this time.

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