Slow Trader Diary – week 30

Remember from the last diary that we had missed the swing up (hesitancy over Greece) and that we would not take further trades until the swing was right.

You will also recall that we showed the S&P 500, and broadly where it would drop. Here is the S&P today. As predicted.


We are not sure as yet how far the S&P will drop. However, we can now look for excellent buy opportunities in the S&P and FTSE companies.

It is, of course, not the case that when an index falls (the S&P above is an index) that each company share associated with the index will fall. But in this case it was a good decision to wait.

I will not show you points up or down of those shares that we are currently trading, as we have done previously, because until we cash out of those trades the points are relatively meaningless. I will therefore only show you cashed in shares during the reported week with profit/loss on those shares. (When I say shares I also refer to stocks and FX).

To do otherwise, reminds me of the comment “the operation went brilliantly, up until the moment the patient died”. The same is true of trading. How well the trade is going – or how many points up or down –  counts for little until a trade is concluded (sold).


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