Daily Recap 08/10/2022 With Every Loss Comes a Lesson - 25.25 pts


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All right, so here we are, Wednesday and I’m finishing in the red for the day. Almost max daily loss, with max frustration, down 25.25 pts. Today’s a day where I took two trades and I lost on both of them.

Day trading is the best job in the world on the days you make money. Maybe 20 minutes after you make a trade, you are out of it with a profit. For the rest of the day you think about how much money you earned.

It’s the most miserable job in the world on a bad day. If you make a trade, it turns against you, and every emotion you have is tested.

As long as you’re generally making more than you’re losing, and you’re generally winning more often than you’re losing, you will do okay. But it’s just impossible to avoid red days. It would be like trying to be a boxer and never taking a hit. You’re going to take hits, it’s part of the deal. It’s something that some traders certainly struggle with.

When I trade, I usually only trade our confirmed scenario trades, and I don't scalp. I should have stuck to the rules this morning. I have a much higher success rate when I only use confirmed scenario setups. We consider scalps to be riskier trades and typically only wait for higher probability moves. The reason I entered this AM was that we had a similar scalp set up the other day, only in reverse, and I hesitated on entering early that morning. Plus yesterday was a no trade day for me so I was a bit anxious.

This morning early on we had a HUGE candle to the upside, I knew it was very risky, but I came out swinging expecting a possible nice bearish move to digest some of those gains, but the move did not have any followthrough and I got knocked down in round one. It can be kind of frustrating when you’re not consistent with your strategy. It was almost a first round knockout, and it was frustrating. That’s just part of the deal with trading. It doesn’t always go your way.

What was more frustrating was for it to take out my stop loss then turn right back around and shoot down to VWAP, my initial target.
In the midst of writing this, this price is ranging and I'm not even looking back on the day no matter what happens. LOL...I've had my fill today!

I’ve struggled with losses more so at the beginning of my career than now, when I was tighter on money, when the difference between success and failure, the stakes were higher, the pressure was higher. But I still don’t over trade when I have a bad day. I just try to put losses behind me and keep a positive attitude.

We have been calling out trades live for about 6 months now in our discord, we only had one losing week in that time. Red days and perhaps red weeks are going to happen, and for a beginner trader, they’re a little bit more stressful. To keep the right mindset and to not be hyper focused on losses, I look at the big picture.

  • Monday was a little better for those in the group. I was having issues with my broker and was not able to participate. As a result, we ended up with 11.25 points for the day
  • Yesterday was a no trade day and
  • Today was a 25.25 pt loss

This week is a 14 pt red week. Hopefully we do well tomorrow.

I’m not planning to try to make back every penny that I lost today in one swing. I’m planning to start by rebuilding one green day at a time.

It takes a certain mental focus to be able to get knocked down so hard and be able to get right back up the next day. To be able to lose 25.25 pts. and come back the next day and just keep trading. I’ve gone through all of that before. For those of you guys that are at the very beginning of your journey, and possibly you’ve had a red day, if you’ve gotten shaken, if you’re having a hard time bouncing back from it. Don’t let a loss define you. The best thing to do is embrace your losses, journal them, learn the lessons they teach, mitigate the loss and press forward.



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