May 24, 2012 at 7:46 am in Trading Diary by Tony Loton
I’ve not posted an update on my Trading Trail demonstration position trading account lately, which is hardly surprising since I prefer to sing when I’m winning and things haven’t been going so well.
May 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm in Trading Diary by Tony Loton
Considering what I’m going to write about today, I couldn’t help going for the pun Reaching for the Skye!, because it’s all about Skyepharma.
Apr 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm in Trading Diary by Tony Loton
This morning I received a series of order executed emails relating to Cable and Wireless Worldwide, and a quick check of my trade history (see below) revealed that I had almost-simultaneously bought and sold the same stock.
Mar 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm in Trading Diary by Tony Loton
Although I’ve not been documenting my trades recently — but I might, when things really pick up — I did make a trade this morning which is notable by the fact that it is an exception that proves the rule about never ‘buying higher’ something that I last sold lower.
Mar 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm in Trading Diary by Tony Loton
Don’t Panic! When I say Game Over, I don’t mean in terms of my trading trail portfolio. Although it turned down this week, to sit below the normalised FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices (see latest equity curve below), the portfolio value is still ‘above water’ at £1033.
Mar 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm in Trading Diary by Tony Loton
My previous trading trail update attracted the following comment from Andy: I’m a little puzzled by your reluctance to buy back a share unless at a lower price. I know most people have a mental block against buying back higher, but surely this is something which needs to be overcome?
Feb 23, 2012 at 10:53 am in Trading Diary by Tony Loton
The January-February bull run has been kind to my ‘trading trail’ portfolio. It’s seen me through to getting back to break-even, to sunsequently surpassing the FTSE 100 level.
Feb 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm in Trading Diary by Tony Loton
I thought I’d use this week’s short Trading Trail update to mark the point at which my reference position trading account got back to par with the performance of the FTSE 100 index as demonstrated in the equity curve below.
Feb 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm in Trading Diary by Tony Loton
It’s time for another trading trail update, with a little educational piece that is related to the portfolio thrown in on the subject of pyramiding. I’ll update you on the portfolio performance first, then I’ll tell you the tale of my two pyramids.
Feb 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm in Trading Diary by Tony Loton
You may remember that in my last feature I started to explore the issue of taking money off the table periodically (as a full-time day trader might, to pay the bills) vs. keeping profits on the table (as an traditional investor might, so as to compound his gains).