I’ve observed some strange patterns in my trading over the past two years:
– I have been on family holidays three times since I started trading full-time, and each time, I managed to scout out an internet café from which I could trade. Trading from a single screen, often without charts or a live news feed for guidance, is a risky proposition and I was careful not to risk too much on a given trade. Nevertheless, I always came back from the holiday with a little more money than when I left.
– However, on the previous three occasions when my sister came to visit us from Dubai, my trading would fall apart and I would lose much more than was right. I’m not sure why this happened – perhaps I was trying too hard to prove myself.
This time around, I am happy to report I made a reasonable profit of 5% in the week. This, despite spending less than a quarter of my usual time at my trading station. I did miss one nice set up on Friday, but I’m happy with the results. Importantly, my P&L didn’t swing wildly through the week.