THE NOTHING TRADE

I bought a stock today after it cleared an important resistance level. It was neither strong nor weak. I didn’t sell it. I didn’t buy more. I am still just sitting there holding. I am not confident it will trade higher nor am I concerned I will get stopped out. I am not optimistic nor pessimistic. This trade is a nothing.

RIMM could just not trade above 74.60 the other day, after clearing the important 71.80 and 72 technical levels. RIMM just couldn’t- no matter how many times Steve and I encouraged (screamed?) at RIMM to trade higher.
“Get up you piece of $hit already!”
Yeah that didn’t work. We felt better but it didn’t make RIMM trade higher. So this was our important intraday resistance level. I set an alert for 74.65. We talked about this level on our desk. And I just waited.

Finally RIMM made the journey above 74.65, and the bid was holding as well. I bought a small position. Initially RIMM acted well but then it didn’t. Later in the day it acted well, but then there was no follow through. RIMM is still above my stop. But the market is still below SPY 115 which is an important market resistance level. Maybe RIMM just cannot find 80 if we are not firmly above SPY 115?

I didn’t get stopped out. There were no real buy orders that I spotted in RIMM. It did close higher but not much higher than the 74.65 resistance level. If the market so much as coughs I could envision getting stopped out.

But there is just nothing to do with this trade. I could sell it and wait for the clear buy orders to enter the stock. This is an option. But for my system RIMM is still below my stop so I stayed long. And all day I stayed long for the same reason. This trade is just a nothing.

Hoping you become a better trader tomorrow than you are today!

4 Comments on “THE NOTHING TRADE”

  1. Hey Bella just wondering what are you looking to make when you enter a trade like that. You were up over a point in the afternoon with SPY at that 115 level. I would think thats a good spot to take some sales no?

  2. Hey Bella just wondering what are you looking to make when you enter a trade like that. You were up over a point in the afternoon with SPY at that 115 level. I would think thats a good spot to take some sales no?

  3. Newbie traders short stop strategy sense; appreciate concise thinking on approach to exit and change mind; I must add my name to list of traders not exiting with sound plan; thanx

  4. Newbie traders short stop strategy sense; appreciate concise thinking on approach to exit and change mind; I must add my name to list of traders not exiting with sound plan; thanx

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