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T0rM3nTeD 401K Trading Journal

Discussion in 'Trade Journals' started by T0rm3nted, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. T0rm3nted

    T0rm3nted Moderator
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    I got stopped out of W the day after I got in at $134.17 for a loss of $385. Can't win them all. I would have posted but I was out for the extended weekend camping with some friends. It looks like I should have set my stop just a hair lower, because it's up off the bottom since then. Oh well, gotta stick to the plan as that's how I protect myself and don't chase losses. I have a tendency to gamble/chase my losses so the stop quote prevents me from doing that.

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  2. T0rm3nted

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    Current positions open:

    AMD: +6,771 (+32.74%)
    YEXT: +$2,038 (+25.58%)

    CRON: -$68.35 (-0.85%)
    NFLX: +$733 (+9.17%)
    CLGX: +$730 (+9.12%)

    Current alert prices:
    Note: Some of these are for entries, some are to more actively monitor when alert is hit

    BABA:
    <$133
    BAC: <$27.25
    CBT: <$42
    CLX: <$147
    GILD: <$63
    GM: <$32.33
    IIPR: <$92
    PINS: <$24
    STNE: <$25
    TNDM: <$54
    UAL: <$80​
     
  3. T0rm3nted

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    Just added too much AMD to my already too large position in AMD

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  4. T0rm3nted

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    $497 cash added to account this week
     
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    Well a $4K-$5K loss mainly due to AMD yesterday ruined my July results. Oh well. I've been nothing but patient with AMD. It will get up there again.

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  6. OldFart

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    You gotta start protecting your investments with put options during earnings.
    They have weekly options which is a cheap insurance policy compared to your stock position.
     
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  7. T0rm3nted

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    I can't trade options in the 401K. The simplest protection would have been halving my position before earnings. Most of my trades are over the course of a few weeks to a few months, but AMD has been since 2016... so I've made majority of my profit in my 401K on AMD. I'm not worried about it, but I know what you mean. I've definitely swing traded many positions in AMD while holding some long-term.
     
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    You can buy options in your regular account though, right?
    Think of it as insurance premium on a car. You wouldn't dream of driving without it, correct?
     
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  9. T0rm3nted

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    Yes, I can. This thread is only for my 401K account though. I'll consider expanding at some point, but I don't want to get overwhelmed by committing to too much on the site at once. I'll ease into it. I suppose I can always just throw a one-liner in like "hedging my bets with some puts in my regular account".
     
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  10. T0rm3nted

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    Stopped out of CRON today for a loss of about $900. On the bright side, that is my only position that was down, so my remaining 4 positions are all up.

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    Just jumped in at $39.79. It's partially a gamble because it could very easily lose support reporting earnings after the close today.

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    Sorry, here's the image with the trading plan

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    The fall is always much quicker than the climb

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    Donald Trump and his big mouth. You'll get your money eventually.
     
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  15. David Nwokeabia

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    I lost $1429 today being an idiot. But now im in AAPL 193.30 short. Im looking for a replay of the last trade tension; AAPL went down to $170. I expect AAPL to reach at least $180 this time if not $170 again. If there is a gap up that doesn't cover that will mean reversal. Then I switch team and go long.
     
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    Up nearly 10% on the 401K in the market today.

    Just sold a little over half my position in AMD at $33.613. Only sold because my position is far too large. $34 has acted as resistance 3 times now, 4 if you include today. I still have ~$20K in AMD right now. The shares I bought on 7/31 made me an extra ~$1300 but I bought much too early at $31.10 even though it dropped to $28. That's OK, the important thing is I had the right idea, just the wrong execution. Still made money.

    I don't plan to sell the remaining shares any time soon.

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    Account Overview:

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    Current Positions Open:


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    That's a very nice day right there........:D
     
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    Last week:

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    In BAC at $26.505 for 302 shares. Trading plan below.

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