Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The RO Report, "OMG, WTF?" Edition

Call me old-fashioned, but these sick reversals at 3:50 are beginning to get old.

Me and my mates were happily long, making solid money, when we got mangled. I mean, we dropped over 400 points there in the last 10 minutes. OMG! WTF? Let's just review... we were ripping, MOCs came out largely to the buy side, things were good, and then WHAMMO! Welcome to your own personal Great Depression.

Needless to say, the RO took some massive pain. And it happened so quickly.

You think you can trade? Make sure you're okay with losing tens of thousands in minutes. I mean, everyone focuses on the money we make... never forget the other side of the equation. And no, you don't HAVE to lose tens of thousands in minutes... I'm not saying that. However, there's a certain amount of "market exposure" you need in order to MAKE tens of thousands as well... so it's a double edged sword.

Anyway, I have to go eat dinner so I can puke it up. Let's get to the numbers since we must. Out of 24 traders today, 10 were gross positive, or 42%. The bright side of that figure is that 9 traders finished up over $1,000 gross. The downside is that 9 finished down over $1,000 gross. I was #19 of 24, or smoked. There was such competition to be a Manservant today that I was spared that distinction.

Also, "Trader D" went from being "Chambermaid" at one point, to being the "Lucky Pierre." Henceforth, that feat will be known as the "San Francisco treat." Tonight's song will speak to this further...

Finally, expect a Dinosaur Trader Dictionary soon. The terms around here are beginning to pile up, and it seems like a good idea. If you have any terms that you want defined, or have some ideas, please note them in the comment section.

Here are today's Manservants:

"Chambermaid" - Trader A, -$80,383 on 605k shares traded.

2. Trader P, -$45,489 on 221k shares traded.
3. Trader Z, -$39,780 on 274k shares traded.
4. Trader E, -$14,019 on 150k shares traded.
5. Trader F, -$6,140 on 131k shares traded.

And the Bosses:

"Lucky Pierre with the San Francisco Treat" - Trader D, $39,597 on 428k shares traded.

2. Trader B, $25,796 on 574k shares traded.
3. Trader H*, $5,961 on 14,400 shares traded.
4. Trader C, $5,332 on 200k shares traded.
5. Trader T, $2,657 on 4,200 shares traded.

* denotes swing account


Bluedog said...

I wonder if it's safest to start scaling out towards the last hour if you've already had a good day. The last hour manipulation is ridiculous. If you're playing with leverage it's easy to get smoked.

I haven't made any recent daytrades but I'm buying EXM with fury.


Ilunga said...

fuck the moc
where didn't those buy imbalance come from?
my colleagues were messed up too

ShortBus said...

Good to see Trader H did not get smoked, as "he" has has a rough 2 months already.