Discussion in 'Trading' started by James Reeves, Oct 30, 2008.
How did October treat you?
this month has been hard for me. i have had some nice winning days (well above avg), but have had some big down days as well, which is not something I am used to. I think there is a lot of money out there to be made, but it becomes really hard if one loses discipline.
The month aint over yet.
The last day of the month might be a big trend day.. 10% up or down. Or even better, market gaps up or down 10% and closes down or up 10% at the other extreme... So perhaps we get a nice 20% high to low trend day... Chances are slim, but the last and first days of the month often have big moves...
I hear ya. It's been a tough few months. Barring a complete atomic bomb tomorrow I pretty much broke even for October, but I am still recovering from a 25% loss in September thanks to financials and commodities.
We may get a 20% rally on Friday and recover all the losses
This month has been pretty bad (the first week mainly)
october has been insanely awesome, i broke all records
so, why did you put down >+20%?
He so eager for the market to go up to break even that he can't keep his story straight.
very good month for me. mean-reversion worked wonders, but i crapped my pants twice per week. i am willing to crap my pants everyday to keep this market going, but i think the party will soon be over.
i am really curious how well the trend following (is it the same thing as momentum strategy?) worked this month.
does anybody have ideas whether both approaches (momentum and mean-reversion) usually co-exist peacefully on a given day, week, month? or does one typically dominate the other?
Man, you are a nutcase. What the hell are you smoking. Its obvious to me you are desperate. A 20% market move in one day is absurd. What a clown you are.
QID swinging got me over 45% this month in portfolio. The rest in ES short (covered last Friday) and stocks (covered last Friday as well). October has been a very good month for me.
I'm slightly up on a bad entry on 940 ES long last week but up nicely on 830 ES long add. All my stocks I swung long into on Monday/Tuesday rocketed up as well.
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