Set-ups

$RYAM – Anti ShortRAYONIER ADVANCED MATERIALS.png


$ONCE – BO LongSPARK THERAPEUTICS INC..png


$BWA – BO LongBORGWARNER INC..png


$KIM – BO ShortKIMCO REALTY CORP..png


$ISRG – WatchINTUITIVE SURGICAL INC..png

Interesting pattern. Quite a streak of up days directly into ATH. More likely to see price rejection for a few days, then trend resumptionm or simply further sliding along the bands?

Week 2017-07 – Report

Screening

Perfect this week with every day doing extensive scans, cleaning up WL etc.

Execution

Execution was daily and flawless.

Research

My dayjob kept me busy all the week. I did some backtesting but the fact that I am not able to describe it without going back through my files clearly shows a lack of focus.

I should either do have a clear plan or otherwise rather relax, focus on other things and/or do more thinking, reading etc.

In summary, this has a lot of improvement potential for the next few weeks. Either focus or do nothing/read.

 

HR

I felt quite some headwind also on following though here. I seem to be at a critical point, 4-5 weeks into my resolutions… were many people skip the gym the first time etc.

I had some very poor meditation session this week, yesterday I had to stop early due to interruption etc. but I am still on and now 17min (I am afraid to go too far as I had days where I was not looking forward to it).

Now the really bad:

After at least doing 10min a day for Python I skipped 2 days completely.

For sport I was not much motivated last weekend but still did 30min and pushed through. But after skipping Wednesday I forgot my towel to run during lunch break on Thursday and came home late, so had no chance to avoid my miss here. I will have to focus on making a longer chain now starting from 0.

 

Admin/IT

Nothing noteworthy this week.

Quality

Nothing specific.

Week 2017-06 – Report

Screening

Perfect this week with every day doing extensive scans, cleaning up WL etc.

Execution

Execution was daily and flawless.

Research

At the beginning of the week I kept researching an interesting concept of where to invest excess cash in the period of not favorable market set-up and was stunned by the results which look too good to be true… well, as in 100% of the previous cases they were not true… missed the roll cost for VIX futures… the concept itself is still interesting, but I have to dig in deeper.

So basically research did not feel much productive this week as my day job did not allow me to focus enough on it, and I ended up multitasking with suboptimal results… Cannot plan ahead and set challenging goals as I am entering into rough weeks in my day job, but if there is anything I’d like to achieve next week, it is progress in this area.

 

HR

Finally my meditation cushion arrived. Still doing 16min a day, some days it works quite fine. Yesterday I started very poor but then really lost myself completely for albeit very short moments. Today I noticed the importance of no noise at all – should consider earplugs for cases I know in advance it will not be perfectly silent.

For Python I was really struggling as the material now gets really much more challenging and I had so little time to focus on. The positive is that although I did some days only 10-15min, I did not break the chain

Same for e.g. yesterday sport. I was about to skip and only the motivation not to break the chain made me invest 25min. Satisfied with that.

 

Admin/IT

Nothing this week.

Quality

 

Nothing specific. I got hard hits yesterday on $MXL which gapped down into my SL. Overall trade was still profitable and I have to accept such hits.mxl.PNG

Another hard hit was $PPC. I got stopped in short at the open and saw it rushing through my Buy SL in less than 45min yielding a clean (1)R… I do not like fall into hindsight bias, but I noticed that something similar had happened to this stock twice before in the last 3 months, so while those hits are part of the game this seems to have been avoidable.ppc.PNG

Week 2017-05 – Report

Screening

Perfect this week with every day doing extensive scans, cleaning up WL etc.

Execution

Execution was daily and flawless. I noticed I had missed to update the qty on my SL after taking partial profits on RCL, but noticed fortunately before any unwanted exection happened.

Research

I was very clear that backtesting would not be my focus over the next few weeks, but I fell prey for a really interesting concept that gave my basic relative strength screen an extreme push – I should be aware that I am dangerously close to data-mining, but the concept itself makes a lot of sense and has clear impact on different data samples etc. Anyhow, I am still playing around with it. I am at danger to lose my focus on the other areas when investigating, but the fact that I worked for a few hours this week on it seems to be acceptable. I still performed my other tasks, so a little bit playing around should be ok.

I finished the Python course with mixed feelings. I did it ahead of times and completed all assignments w/o any outside help or looking up things. On the other hand there are a few concepts I am still struggling. Already started the next course, only did a 10min video yesterday, so will have to be disciplined not to lose momentum in the next days.

HR

Keeping meditation as a habit, still waiting for my cushion… I am doing 16min a day currently, and I am working on a balance between taking it as a challenge and feeling relaxed about it. I noticed that only feeling relaxed seems currently not enough.

I did sport but my performance was surprisingly bad in terms of running. Not sure whether there is some health issue.

I did not do any other training activity beyond the Python course, I simply have to acknowledge that I cannot overfulfill my expectations when my day job does not allow it.

Don’t break the chain works very well as motivation for now.

Admin/IT

Some work on the screen identified in Reseach to make it easily usable in Prorealtime

Quality

I checked my monthly report and found known issues I will not discuss further here.

Also reviewed my avg R per set-up etc. although the sample size is rather small after my latest clean-up and re-classification.

On Friday I noticed another error on execution: I had a buy/sell order switched but did not get execution. The positive aspect was I noticed it immediately when opening my TWS in the afternoon – on previous ocassions I was wondering about the strange color of the order… at least I learned this…

 

 

Set-ups

Finally a few nice breakout set-ups…


$AERI – Breakout longAERIE PHARMACEUTICALS INC..png


$STWD – Breakout longSTARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST.png


$IDXX – Breakout longIDEXX LABORATORIES INC..png