06-05-2014 Trading Journal

Today is a “Wow” day!

SPY_Daily

Look at the chart, “Wow!” is all I can say…

But before the “Wow” was to happen, the market actually went down not long after the open.  Thus, I went short with $TZA with a tight hard stop below the intra-day low. Needless to day, I was stopped out for small losses.  It was a good thing I had a hard stop close by; otherwise, I would lose a lot more than I want to if I didn’t pay attention.

Afterward, I looked for candidate to go long now that I had a clean port with plenty of cash.

I selected $CLDX ’cause the chart looked like it was ripe for busting out to the upside.

CLDX_daily

However, I used a close hard stop below intra-day low to protect myself in case the rally is short-live.

Next, I bought some $CLD for the bounce play as well.

CLD_daily

While I was late to the table, the strong upward bar that took out the high of the last ten days reflected a lot of strength in today movement.  As in $CLDX, I also used a tight hard stop below intra-day low in case the rally lost momentum.

I also bought $CREE ’cause today doji bar was finding support at the 15 MA line and the 5 MA was coming to meet it.

cree_daily

I was looking for the 5 MA to turn back up after meeting the 15 MA line.  If price does not bounce from here, my tight stop below yesterday low will take me out for a small losses.

That was all I was willing to do today to test the water.

$DMRC recovered nicely today.

DMRC_daily

If price can bounce from here, current support has foundation that goes all the way back to February of this year.

$LRAD dropped significantly earlier in the day but recovered nicely by day close with higher than average volume.

LRAD_daily

If price can take out today high tomorrow, price may head back up above $2 easily.

Thanks to $DMRC recovery, my port also gained back 0.60% point.  YTD gain is now 2.1%.

Current holdings:

LRAD, DMRC, CREE, CLD, CLDX and 32% cash.

My 2 cents.

 



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