I found a really good trade / market, waited until 2.30 when it opened to place the trade. Immediately placed the trade, then straight after I noticed the spread split had been increased to 10... I was p*ssed, I was in £112 deficit immediately. I'm going to wait it out, it must become a good trade, maybe that's why the commissions become high?... I hope so anyway.
Ok folks , let's be honest here .
I am pretty sick of all the BS that goes around forums and youtube people claiming they are making millions when the reality is they are sitting at home in their pants frantically checking IG every 3 seconds to see if the hole they dug themselves into getting any smaller. Up 50 quid and all of a sudden they are trading experts or nostradamus.
Me: Up 15% on my share dealing but in reality its because its a bull market and I bought months ago. Spread Betting is about £1500 loss in 2 months mainly because I am more wrong that right, rather than foolish trading. Although I did have a massive c@ck up by leaving a position open overnight and losing 900 in one go). Learnt what a guaranteed stop is after that!
My aim is just to break even by Christmas, learn a lot and by then assess if I can make a modest living from Swing / Day trading. I can dedicate most of time to this as I am not working now. Modest being 20% annually
At this stage I am doubtful. I have read a lot, made a pile of notes but I am convinced most is just hot air /fluff, authors cherry picking charts and rehashing ago old indicators to show that they are experts, or **** out their training courses
Still I will pursue it for the next 6 months and make a final decision. At least now I am sensible with stops, never more that 1% on a trade and no more losses than 5% of current portfolio a month. Thus max possible loss is 26% in 6 months
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