Red to Green Day

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Hey everyone, Ross Cameron here! Well, today was a bit of a roller coaster in my day trading. I started the day in the red, recouped to green, went back to red, and finally, on my last trade, I managed to recoup all my losses and finish above my daily goal. My last trade of the day was a $6,400 winner, and I did it in less than 15 minutes. I’m going to break down what happened, the decisions I made, and the lessons I learned. Let’s dive into the recap!

My Prime Trading Window and Strategy

The market opens at 4:00 a.m. Eastern Time, with pre-market trading until 9:30 a.m. The regular trading hours go from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and then there are after-hours trading until 8:00 p.m. I make most of my money between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. This timeframe is my sweet spot. Generally, I make my money in the early part of that window. However, today was unusual because I had a great opportunity towards the end of my prime trading window, which helped me recover my losses.

Morning Scans and Stock Watchlist

I started my day early, looking at my scans as usual. I noticed a couple of stocks, GRDI and MGOL. GRDI caught my attention first. However, MGOL was also interesting, even though it’s a cheaper stock, which poses its own set of challenges.

When you’re day trading with a broker that has to pay for routing, it impacts your trades. In commission-free trading, brokers route your orders to wholesalers who might or might not send it to the market. This can lead to latency issues, which I’ve found to be problematic. This is why I prefer direct routing, which, although it incurs a fee, ensures my trades are executed quickly.

The Ups and Downs of My Trades

First Trade: CMND

CMND was my first trade of the day. It had a catalyst and a 3 million share float. I saw a shooting star candle and expected a short squeeze, so I bought in at $21.17. Unfortunately, it only went up to $22.21 before dropping. I stopped out at $20.08, losing $500.

Second Trade: CMND

Undeterred, I re-entered CMND when it dipped and retested support. It looked like it would bounce, but it ended up tanking again. I stopped out quickly, adding another $255 to my losses, bringing my total loss on CMND to $755.

Trade on GRDI

Next up was GRDI. I bought 15,000 shares at $1.20 as it curled back over VWAP. It popped up to $1.25 and then to $1.30. I locked in $628 in profit. Although it wasn’t much, it helped offset some losses from CMND.

Multiple Trades on MGOL

MGOL looked promising despite being a cheaper stock. I entered with 15,000 shares at $1.22, but the choppy trading got me. I managed to make $734, but the commissions ate into my profits.

The Big Winner: ZAPP

Then came ZAPP. I saw strength as it approached the halt. When it resumed, it quickly surged higher. I took a big risk and entered with 20,000 shares. My intuition paid off. It spiked from $3.40 to $3.80, netting me a $6,400 profit. This trade was a game-changer for my day.

Trade on PIXY

I briefly dipped back into the red with a trade on PIXY, where I accidentally bought more shares than I intended. The stock dropped, and I stopped out with a $1,200 loss.

Wrapping Up the Day

After the success with ZAPP, I took a step back to analyze my performance. Despite the ups and downs, I netted around $4,700 after fees and commissions. A green day, albeit a choppy one, was a satisfying end.

My Account Performance and Future Plans

This year has been a bit slow compared to my best month in February. However, I’ve managed to keep a steady upward trend in my account, which started the year at $110,000 and now sits at $366,000 (My Results are NOT Typical). I focus on consistency and aim not to draw down more than $10,000.

A viewer recently asked why I don’t try to turn $50,000 into $100 million like I turned $500 into $10 million. The answer lies in liquidity. My strategy works well for growing small accounts, but it’s not feasible to scale it up massively due to limitations in moving large volumes quickly.

Looking Ahead

If you’re interested in learning day trading, consider a trial with Warrior Trading. You’ll get access to scanners, charts, and live broadcasts. Keep in mind that trading is risky, and results can vary. Always manage your risk and practice before trading with real money.

Stay safe and trade smart!

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