An NYSE Scalper's Tale - A Trader's Diary

Monday, July 10, 2006

Lightning + Power Glitch = No Trade

Gross: +$354.17
Net: +$313.81
Loss From Top: 0
Trades: 38
Shares Traded: 35014

Stocks Traded Today (net profit/loss):
Walmart (WMT): +$260.38
Corning (GLW): +$30.83
Exxon Mobile (XOM): +$27.49
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD): +$4.99
Home Depot (HD): -$9.89

After an exhausting (but enjoyable) weekend, I came in today a little weary and tired. Add to it a thunderstormy and dark day, and you'd probably find it hard staying awake too.

The overall markets were down, but it moved down at such a snails pace, I really couldn't take much profit. Part of it is because I don't have patience, part of it is because of the overall market action (go down, then go up, then go down even further, then go back up).

Our trading day was cut short at around 1:50PM when there was lightning that struck nearby and the power quickly flickered off, then back on again in the office tower we're in. Well that was enough to screw up the entire system and they were not able to get it back up and running for the rest of the day.

Because of the market's movements in the morning and the afternoon being shot, there are no good trades nor any bad trades to report today.

I was kind of disappointed the day was cut short, but at the same time I was kind of glad...I got to get home early and rest up a bit.

We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Good Trades

Bad Trades


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