Friday, February 13, 2009
I almost took today off. After the carnage yesterday, I had all those Market Wizards in my head telling me to take my foot off the gas.
Instead, I found a compromise. I went surfing early and realized, as I was out there bobbing in the water that I was doing far more good for myself surfing, than trying to force trades. I had the best session of my life. It was amazing. Immediately afterwards I wrote about the experience which I'll probably post in a couple of weeks.
After I came back, I traded on the simulator. I lost $17,490 on the simulator. So, in a way, I actually made that money since I would have lost it had I been trading live... get it? DT Wins Again!
Anyway, the office did okay. Out of 28 traders, 18 were gross positive or 64%. 4 traders made over $1,000 gross, and 1 trader lost over $1,000.
Enjoy the long weekend. I have a full week of posts ready to fire next week, including a history and an around the house.
"Lucky Pierre" - Trader A, $5,984 on 76,124 shares traded.
2. Trader 9*, $2,854 on 2100 shares traded.
3. Trader 10*, $2,513 on 0 shares traded.
4. Trader K, $1,135 on 32,400 shares traded.
5. Trader F, $690 on 18,600 shares traded.
"Chambermaid" - Trader H*, -$1,655 on 7,300 shares traded.
2. Trader D, -$558 on 114k shares traded.
3. Trader L, -$428 on 31,400 shares traded.
4. Trader G, -$397 on 59,200 shares traded.
5. Trader V, -$264 on 14,200 shares traded.
I say pay the Somali pirates to heckle the illegal Japanese whaling ships.
The more that comes out about the salmonella peanuts, the more it stinks. It also highlights how insecure our food supply is.
Note: 123456 is not a good password...
Amazing passive solar house in Iceland. I find things like this inspiring.
Prospectus is blogging again and he's spilling the beans on Richard's sex life!
Take back those bonuses!
I still don't Twitter. Soon I'll be in the minority.
Hilarious new blog about Digg. Zen and the Art of Digg. Dude, "friend" me.
Great Moments In Willful Ignorance. The Reformed Broker runs a very funny and consistent site. It has become a daily read for me.
It's been a tough week. Here's some inspiration in the form of a squirrel.