Friday, April 24, 2009

The RO Report, "Blasted" Edition

The hits keep coming!

When people used to learn that I trade for a living they would invariably say, "That must be stressful." I'd answer, "No, it's not stressful. You know what's stressful? Working for a boss... having someone tell you what to do and how to do it. That's stressful."

Today when people ask me if the job is stressful I simply say, "Yeah."

My nerves have been reduced to yogurt. It's been a tough year and as I explained to "La Comunista" today, it's been made worse by this nagging feeling of hopefulness. I feel like I'm so close to doing well but I keep getting smacked down. I take cold comfort from knowing it's been a tough year for most of the RO. I'm also between thinking I need a vacation and thinking I need to bear down... in short, thank god it's Friday.

The RO got smoked today though there were a couple of bright spots not the least of which was the overall market performance. Out of 30 traders today, 19 were gross positive or 63%. 5 traders made over $1,000 gross and 8 lost over $1,000 gross. I was #18 of 30. Gross positive but deep in the red due to heavy trading.

The Manservants took it today...

"Chambermaid" - Trader A, -$13,409 on 520k shares traded.

2. Trader Z, -$12,293 on 791k shares traded.
3. Trader D, -$6,389 on 216k shares traded.
4. Trader P, -$6,076 on 510k shares traded.
5. Trader E, -$2,775 on 61,800 shares traded.

"Lucky Pierre" - Trader F, $8,638 on 523k shares traded.

2. Trader H*, $8,464 on 29,700 shares traded.
3. Trader N, $4,301 on 382k shares traded.
4. Trader B, $2,310 on 473k shares traded.
5. Trader O, $1,714 on 32,200 shares traded.

1 comment:

kj said...

yeah, dino, it's tough out there. once you think you got it together, wham, you're back to 0. i started taking my position sizes down & that is helping a bit. sizing up has been getting me thumped. hang tough.