Registered: Jun 2010
07-31-12 02:58 PM
Well I closed the APPL trade with a small profit. Then I got screwed up with my QQQ trade. Being in the habit of doing 1 contract, I closed one contract for a profit. but then I remember doing it in Sept instead of August and for 5 contracts. When I checked it was so. So went back and closed the other 4 contracts. By that time the price had dropped. For some reason I cannot find the trades I did with Traderlux, that I messed up. Supposed to be Aug debit spread 560/565 way out the money. They are not showing on my TOS platform. Have no idea what happened there? They don't show so I guess I didn't make them?
It gets confusing, when you look at the monitor, because they don't clear the trades until the next day. I'm still holding:
CSCO, DVN, ETP, TWC and a UPL put. Some of these are just flipping in and out of profitability with market action. Not enough to cover commissions which is $20. The paper trading lags the market prices by 20 minutes, so that makes it a questionable proposition. I'm getting some much needed practice though, with order entry and closing.