More Questrade Stupidity

More Questrade Stupidity

Uhhhhhh!!!  I know I have bitched and complained about my broker, Questrade, more often than not.  I will try to start this out with some positivity.  They are easy to get in touch with.  The platform is pretty easy to work and manipulate to your liking.  When going long, you will have no issues and they haven’t charged me incorrectly yet.  There.  Some positivity about Questrade.  Unfortunately, I do have air some dirty laundry now. One thing is that I am STILL dealing with this level 2 issue on NASDAQ stocks from March 11.  No updates.  No resolution. Every once in a while I get a random ticker that will give me no level 2 data and the chart behaviour will be jumpy and not reflect real time.  OK, I get these things happen.  Each month I call in and they...

Trade – May 20, 2015

Trade – May 20, 2015

Just as I suspected, the start of this week was going to be a shit show for me.  It’s the May long weekend in Canada and its traditional to just get hammered for 3 days.  So, with my birthday celebration and my brother visiting, I took advantage and went on a nice little bender!  Tuesday I had to drive him to my parents place and we went out for lunch, so that was not a trading day for me either.  I finally got back to it today. Let’s start with the fact there was some big movement that I was just too scared to be a part of.  Large jumps make me nervous because my stops are so tight.  I’m not confident enough in my entries to play when things get like that.  That being said, I missed out on long movements with AMCN and PTBI early.  I was busy...

Trade – May 15, 2015

I really need to make more time to be in front of the computer!  This week was a little wonky because I worked Monday and was too tired to trade on Tuesday.  It was my birthday on Wednesday and I had a lot to do around the house.  I also played hockey that night and managed to strain a muscle.  The body just doesn’t recover as quickly as it did when I was a younger man!  I had to miss work on Thursday because of my injury and I just rested up.  Oh well.  I was finally able to spend this morning at the computer and it was a “meh” kind of day.  I missed the boat on VBLT long in the $5.90’s…twice!  That would have easily given me my 20 cents a share.  When I finally did pull the trigger, I took a long on OPK.  Here is the chart.  ...

Trade – May 6, 2015

Trade – May 6, 2015

So I did what I planned today:  I traded.  I really, really wanted to jump right into it this morning.  I knew that I had a week off and I am way too new at this to be coming in rusty.  So, I wanted to jump into the first thing I liked and then play it out the way my rules tell me to.  I got what I wished for…kinda.  This was a loss and win day for me.  The loss was something I am willing to accept.  My problem is that today should have been a win-loss-win day.  Here is what happened. This is the VALE chart:   So I had my plan going into the open.  It had started to drop from its early rise before the open.  I was planning on that to continue and then I was gonna grab it between $8.80-$8.90.  I sat there and thought way too much about it and missed my...

Missing In Action – No Trades Last Week

Well, I haven’t had much to say about trading over the last week or so.  Mostly because I haven’t even been watching what has been going on.  Last week was all about knowing the timing was going to be off.  Between work and some unexpected personal commitments, I couldn’t be at the desk watching the markets.  This week started by taking my mom for dental appointment on Monday and work today.  So, I am hoping to take a peek at things tomorrow morning…assuming we don’t get destroyed at work today.  Hopefully I will have something for you by then.  Cheers! Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in...

Poorly Timed Internet Issues

Poorly Timed Internet Issues

Uhhhhhhh.  This morning sucked.  First, I was tired as hell from playing a late hockey game last night.  We got off the ice around 11:30pm and went for a beer.  I was home by 2am and asleep maybe an hour after that.  So, I managed to drag my ass out of bed and up to the computer in time for the open.  That’s about all I accomplished though.  My internet connection dropped a few minutes into the open and it came back just in time for me to miss the moves I wanted.  I mean, I had specific prices I was ready to go for.  I probably should have thrown the orders in, but I don’t usually trade like that.  Also, it would have been scary as hell knowing I wasn’t there to watch them if they filled. The two main longs I was looking for were FB and GBSN.  I...

Trade – April 22, 2015

Trade – April 22, 2015

Today worked out a little better for me.  I only had a short amount of time to spend in front of the computer this morning.  It’s been raining like crazy here in Toronto, and my dog needed a trip to the park.  He’s a very active dog so he gets annoying as fuck when he hasn’t had his exercise!  In the little time I did have, I managed to bag a little profit. GBSN was a big mover this morning!  Even with a miss on the initial move I still managed to make a tidy little scalp profit.  Here is the chart.   Ok, so here is the story on this one.  I missed the initial move from the $4.70’s area that I wanted.  I was tracking a couple of other stocks, but nothing that I liked long.  I still try to watch the shorts even though my broker is...