Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We had a new countertop installed in our kitchen today. Let me tell you, the epoxy those guys used to glue that mother down is some heavy shit. I was half high all day long, making non-sensical trades while assaulting "Trader D" via our office chat room.
It was fun. I traded lightly... I was happy.
Not everyone in the office had fun today. You'll notice that Trader C, "George Michaeled" himself by having both his intraday account and his swing account take the bottom two spots in the office. Many of you would say, "Wow, that's bad," but I'll have you know, Trader C is a sick fucker, and probably likes massive doses of pain now and then. It makes him feel more alive.
Otherwise, it was a fairly quiet day. The volume was light, and as I wrote yesterday, a pullback to this level would be healthy. We go lower on higher volume, and I'd be concerned about the state of the rally.
Anyway, out of 26 traders today, 19 finished gross positive, or 73%. 9 traders made over $1,000 gross, while 4 traders lost over $1,000 gross. I was #9 of 26.
I also want to point out that today marked the first trading day for "Trader X," a trader who found our office through this blog. There was an old "Trader X" but he quit to work another job full time. So I saved the excellent letter X for the first DT trader.
Hopefully, before long, he'll be a Boss. Godspeed, "Trader X."
"Lucky Pierre" - Trader Z, $10,699 on 153k shares traded.
2. Trader A, $9,111 on 120k shares traded.
3. Trader N, $8,432 on 146k shares traded.
4. Trader B, $8,001 on 538k shares traded.
5. Trader D, $5,793 on 137k shares traded.
"George Michael" - Trader C, -$6,233 on 156k shares traded.
2. Trader 9*, -$4,364 on 1,300 shares traded.
3. Trader 10*, -$3,788 on 3,300 shares traded.
4. Trader P, -$1,196 on 158k shares traded.
5. Trader R, -$642 on 34,040 shares traded.
Take a look at the intraday heatmap, it's a mess. Volume is light and we've had a little pullback. I'm thinking nothing much going on and I'm trading accordingly.
Instead, I've been having fun hurling offensive comments at people over at "the Fly's" place.