Trade – April 15, 2015

Trade – April 15, 2015

Ya win some, ya lose some!  That’s the way it goes I guess.  I ended a nice little win streak this morning with a loser.  Then, I got into a winner.  In the end, I pretty much evened up on the day.  The shitty thing about the day is…well…shit.  Literally.  I have been dealing with either a stomach bug or food poisoning since Monday night.  I have been either throwing up or crapping myself silly since then.  It kept me out of things yesterday.  Today I am a little bit better but I still had to jump away from the computer in a desperate hurry to avoid shitting myself.  Luckily, my home office is no more than 15 feet from the washroom.  Whew!  Close call.  Ok, back to trading. Here is CLSN for the day so far:   I saw the weak open and a pop up...

Faster Internet, Bitches!

Faster Internet, Bitches!

Today was a no trade day for me.  The only reason is because I had an appointment to install new Internet service at my house.  I was previously using TekSavvy, a company which is a reseller of Rogers and Bell services.  I gotta say, in the 3 years I was with them, they were great.  They were one of the few companies in Canada to offer unlimited download limits to customers.  This was absolutely HUGE and allowed me to cut the cord on cable tv.  But, just because something is good doesn’t mean you stop checking out your options. In my online stumbles I realized Rogers was offering these new Ignite packages.  I’m not going to link to either of these companies.  If you want their service, Google em.  I don’t want anyone thinking I make a cut on...

Questrade Battle – April 9, 2015

Questrade Battle – April 9, 2015

ARRRRRGGGG!!!  My battle with my broker continues.  Let me first start by saying that I am sure everyone has a different experience with each company they deal with.  Depending on how you trade, perhaps this company would be great for you. When I trade long positions, execution is fantastic.  The platform itself is easy to navigate and customize to my liking.  That being said… …this broker is killing me!  I explained my repeated issues with Level 2 that started HERE and continued.  The thing is, the problem never went away.  I experience this issue on a random ticker every single day.  The problem will follow the ticker no matter what I do.  I spoke with their tech support last month, they confirmed that this issue is known and affects a group of...

Trade – April 8, 2015

Trade – April 8, 2015

Well, I’m one helluva liar!  I promised you a while ago to bring more fun to this blog.  I didn’t deliver.  Not only that, I also didn’t trade last week!  I hate excuses…but I have an excuse.  I was tired.  No, seriously!  As you know, I am a full time firefighter and our hours are unusual for most humans.  We work 24 hour shifts.  I was completely bagged at the end of my work days last week.  I came home and passed the hell out.  Add to that a late night hockey game and my usual drunk stumbles about town and you have a recipe for trading disaster.  If you watch my Instagram feed to the right, you will know what I am up to.  The bad thing was that I didn’t get to trade.  The good thing was that I didn’t trade.  Being that tired...

Trade – Mar 26, 2015

Trade – Mar 26, 2015

Uhhhhhh.  Sooooo sleepy!  I play hockey every Wednesday night in a local adult league.  This is mostly about hanging out with guys I have always played on teams with.  None of us have delusions that we can still somehow go pro with this.  Some people in the league…who knows.  Anyways, we had a playoff game last night that we lost.  No Biggie.  The problem is that the fucking game started at 11:30pm!  As a younger man, I was more than willing to stay up beyond midnight to do anything.  These days I don’t even want to be out drinking that late.  I’m in the back half of my thirties!  I’m all about daytime sports and drinking!  After playing that late I was wound up and couldn’t sleep til about 3am.  That probably explains my horrible...

No Trade – Mar 25, 2015

No Trade – Mar 25, 2015

Yesterday was a bit of a no-go for me.  I watched AAL mostly and missed a few safe entries.  I should have been able to take 20 cents per share on an up and down as the stock ranged quite nicely in the morning.  For some reason or another, I didn’t bite.  It could have been fear of losing the previous days profits.  Oh well!  I did notice that a few tickers wouldn’t show me level 2 quotes.  My broker battle with Questrade continues again.  I explained this issue in THIS POST in further detail.  The issue is exactly the same.  Their tech support says I am one of the lucky few who have this issue strike at random.  I did another live chat yesterday and had to put in a request to have my monthly data fee rebated.  Seems like a fair request, right?  A...

Trade – Mar 23, 2015

Trade – Mar 23, 2015

I am definitely looking to get back into a routine this week.  Last week I was infected with St.Patricks day festivities.  This weekend was a bachelor party in Niagara.  We started with a Brazilian style steakhouse – which is carved meat at your table.  I counted at least 5 types of animals that died for my taste buds.  Then came the booze.  Then came…well…hockey hair…   That pretty much explains my weekend.  I am still feeling the effects of it.  So, that is why todays trading was a “one and done” type of play.  I really didn’t want to stick around if I was able to grab a profit.  I really want to get into some chores around the house that were ignored over the weekend. IMGN and AAL were my main watches today.  Both...