First Week Penny Stock Trading

Week of May 15th

This week was my first week on my thinkorswim.com paper account.  It was pretty successful for the first 3 days of trading with only one major mistake because I didn’t understand the interface as much as I thought.  I mistakenly bought 2000 shares when I wanted to sell 2000 shares increasing my position from 5000 shares to 7000 shares.

My first day I made $500 but could have made $700 if I held onto the stock longer into the day, but everything that I have read says to get in and out in the first 2 hours of the trading day to bring risk down.

During day 2 there wasn’t really anything that I was super excited about but I felt like I needed to trade something so I bought 3000 shares of NLST.  The stock fell a little and I sold quick nothing really changed with this stock the rest of the day so I didn’t feel too bad.  I wouldn’t have bought the stock with my money but I was trying to see if this opening run up method works.

During day 3 could have been a great day GLYC gave me a $330 day of profit but the stock continued to rally up another $4 dollars after I sold.  I could have made $4000 today if I would have held out for the second push of the day.  The other stock of the day I lost on but it was only a $156 dollar lose so it wasn’t too bad, I didn’t feel that good about the stock before hand but I wanted to see if I could watch 2 stocks and be patient enough to let them both run up or cut off if losing.

So this week was a positive experience, but I am definitely not ready for live trading I will need to continue with the paper money for the next 2 weeks minimum.

 

 

 

DATESYMBOLFEELING BEFORESHARE PRICESHARES BOUGHTSHARES SOLDFEELING AFTEROVERALL DAY    
5/16/2017VJETGREAT4.510005GREAT500
5/17/2017NLSTBAD1.230001.17OK-90
5/18/2017GLYCGREAT7.2410007.57GOOD330
5/18/2017CYTROK0.520120000.49BAD-119
5/18/2017CYTROK0.523150000.48BAD-37
TOTAL (P/L)584

 

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