Registered: Mar 2010
10-29-12 02:04 AM
in my eye, AAPL option is the best.
to avoid loss further more, stop trading totally. stop trading any symbol. in reality any symbol produces similar volatility.
not the symbol problem, it is the market behavior pattern. AAPL option actually can be easily traded, but most time you need put into day trading frame, not overnight swing trading.
since AAPL swings big daily. that is why it is hard to do overnight swing. to me, day trade AAPL option is nerve break work, so I choose some particular market pattern to trade, like trending market, I will avoid some days, just trade those critical price levels, such as 50days ema crossing, fading trending pullback/consoildation. my special takes is like NFLX friday's trend (either up or down). very classical, high odd.
AAPL is in down trend in big timeframe. a bear market is harder than a bull market to trade. it slided quickly, then sharp bounce to fool you the market is rallying, you need strong will to fade those sharp moves. in a bull market, normally, the move is slowly up, the pullback is minor, you can not fade the pullback, since the pullback is not sharp down, it is gradual, and it takes days or weeks, so it will wear you down easily, if not patient enough, you can not catch the gush up.
I hate bull market, and love bear market. since in a bear market, the only thing you need is strong nerve, fade and hold through those sharp quick rallies need steel nerve, then cover them quick. after a while, when everyone knows it is a bear market, the market runs similar like a bull market. there is no taste to trade. those moments need be avoided!
do not trade every day when market conditions does not worrant trading.
do not try to chase loss for profit. avoid doing trades just for the sake to stop losing. that is impossible. only when you see clear big picture, line your trade in that picture, you will start to win again.