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Reflect & Market Overview | Week 9

Reflection on last week's lesson

Last week, "Focus on Setup Quality & Double Check Swings | Y2023W8", my day trading was okay but my swing trading was one red day after another always putting me at some really big red days and for the first time EVER 8 red days in a row. No major surprise due to the SPY having a massive sell-off last week after the break-in frontside trend (view below).

I'll start studying my MOMO portfolio on the 1m timeframe and 5m/daily timeframe. More on that to come.



SPY Trend

$SPY starting to find support again. I wouldn't be surprised if we chopped around the $390 - $400 for a bit.



Gameplan - | Day Trading | Swing Trading | Crypto Trading

Important Macro Scheduled Events

Monday February 27 2023 Actual Previous Consensus Forecast    
08:30 AM
Durable Goods Orders MoM JAN   5.6% -4% -3.5%
Wednesday March 01 2023 Actual Previous Consensus Forecast    
10:00 AM
ISM Manufacturing PMI FEB   47.4 48 48
Friday March 03 2023 Actual Previous Consensus Forecast    
10:00 AM
ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI FEB   55.2 54.5 54.6


Former Gappers & Current Sector Plays

View post: Former Top Gainer (gappers) Stocks On Watch, On Ice, & RIP (adding new tickers here throughout the week)

The current sector plays (on TOS watchlist mark all sector plays in blue):

  1. AI. Anything related to ChatGPT or implementing their own AI.
    • $NVDA, $BZFD are 2 good examples
  2. Space. Popular topic as spaceX makes headline news almost daily.
    • $SPCE, $BAER, $LLAP, $SIDU
  3. EV. EV has had its run but a lot of EV stocks are depreciated and now seeing renewed action.
    • Including batteries/mining, electrical
    • $DCFC
  4. SPAC's.
    • As of Friday last week due to $LUNR a SPAC that went from $8.55 to $136
    • $MLEC, $RNER, $GNS

This Week's Broader Gameplan

Macro is not so busy this week. Going to size down swing trades back to $3k, unless multi-timeframe / setup alignment. No bigger size for larger caps. That cost me a lot last week. It throws everything out of wack.


Monday Feb 27

General Gameplan

Whatever it takes to break the red trend. If that's no trading or stopping after the first win.

Macro / SPY Observations & News

None making me too worried about today.

Live Record (Wrap-up & Trade Reviews In Video Description)


Tuesday Feb 28

General Gameplan

Yesterday I was able to get back green. Also, interesting observation for Feb. All my stats where the ticker is below daily 180 SMA or below VWAP or below the Former 5m candle, are net red. While above are net green. Makes sense I'm a long-biased momo trader. Lesson: Know your strategy. Trade your strategy.

In a nutshell, focus on the momo and forget the rest. Also, stop buying high on breakouts

$ILAG "Smart home"


Macro / SPY Observations & News

No macro drops today!

Supreme Court discussing Student Loan Forgiveness. I don't think the market cares too much about it but overall quite a polarizing topic. While Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen made a surprise visit to Ukraine to demonstrate that the US supports the country economically might. 

Live Record (Wrap-up & Trade Reviews In Video Description)


Wednesday Mar 1

General Gameplan

Yesterday was super nice locking in another green day. I want to keep my swing size between 3-4k for now unless it's a multi-setup alignment. But I need to be sizing my day trades up to $5 and $10k. I'm ready for it I just need to trade less nonsense.

Made new updates to my trading times:

Examples below use biggest green day = $10k

I trade from 7-11 AM EST but I stop as soon as I’m at my Profit Target (PT) and the move I’m trading that got me there ends OR Max Loss (ML). This allows me to keep trading a winning move and get a new biggest green day while reducing giving back profits due to fatigue.

Example: I make $3700 by 7:30 AM EST. Then I lock it up. Instead of trading another 3.5 hours.

PT & ML is 25% of the biggest green day. Unless I’m red on the month then it’s cut 50%. This allows me to reduce p&l volatility and bleeding until I’m back in flow.

Example: PT & ML = $2,500

Macro / SPY Observations & News

10 AM news drops but it's not major. Still, the sooner I can wrap up the better.

Apparently, there is a major corporate exodus in Chicago. Yikes. Hong kong lifts the longest covid restrictions in the world today. RIP to all the Greece train victims.



Thursday Mar 2

General Gameplan

Yesterday was a total nightmare. Green day trading but 3x max loss on my swings. Holy crap. Red on the month means half-size max loss and profit targets. Period. (Realized this late on the day when I could have already called it).

Big moves yesterday HPX, ONCS, CDIO. Maybe today the dust will settle a bit or more momo? Most likely something will pop but it could be a lot of traps today.

Macro / SPY Observations & News

No big macro drops.


Lately, we've been seeing more momo and specifically multi-day runners. So how do you know which stocks have better chances of having that second or 3rd big green day? That's what will look at. Momentum stocks to buy commonalities. A lot more than I thought there would be.


Notes: 30% PB max from HOD but consolidates at around 15-20% into close, pre-market gaps, first stair, trick to trade after market open, looking for first stairs, strength into afternoon

Didn't hold highs: $MLEC $GENE $BWV $CING $AUVI

Notes: Failing pre-market,

Lesson wait for mid-day consolidation to start accumulating off of support.


Friday Mar 3

General Gameplan

It's Friday. Let's try to end it green as soon as possible. I'm also red on the week/month/year so half daily PT and MS. Plus it's Franzi's birthday today so no need to be extra exhausted.

Macro / SPY Observations & News

10 AM micro drop but not so major

Live Record (Wrap-up & Trade Reviews In Video Description)




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News | Know Your Macro!

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