FRIDAY…THE MOST DIFFICULT TRADING DAY OF THE WEEKThere is a reason why week after week after week after week I write the same thing over and over and over again. Eventually it will sink in.
Ps. AND WHAT DO WE NOT DO ON FRIDAYS? We do not lose our arse. We work very hard all week. The weekend is our time to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Do not ruin your weekend by losing your arse. Also; the last three hours of trading on Friday are the final three hours of trading worldwide. 2/3 of the players are either sleeping or enjoying wine over dinner. The trade is thin and unpredictable. Do not give your hard earned money away on a crap shoot.
I cannot stress enough the importance of Singles Only Fridays. Almost every Friday the market gives you one good move. You have to get it through your head…you are there to trade that one move and then you’re done. You are only looking to make a little bit of money and go home early. Remember; when the working class hero can throw around the kind of numbers you do, he too can work 4 ½ days a week.
Since I started writing two years ago, I have heard many comments about Friday trade. I would like to share these experiences as well as one of my own with you.
- One of my original readers after noticing that I wrote the same Ps. every Friday
thanked me for opening up his eyes to the fact that his worst trading days ever were Fridays.
He knows now, when he walks into work; he will not allow himself to get caught up in the hoopla
of it all and all of a sudden have a bigger position on than he would prefer.
It is all about getting it into your head that it is Friday. Singles only. No home runs.
- I have a dear friend and colleague that is one of the brightest Monday to Thursday traders.
This gentleman has not only given back a whole week on a Friday…I have watched him give back a
whole month on a Friday. I do not know why we get married to positions on Fridays, but we do.
- I have a new client that has been a reader for two months.
He truly enjoys my commentaries and sends me little notes about them.
Three weeks into the free trial period I received a little note stating how he loved the way
I continue to drive the same message home time and time again…What do you not do on Fridays?
You do not lose your arse.
- I signed up an office of traders recently…seasoned veterans and some of their junior traders.
As I was delivering my words of wisdom with regard to Fridays one of the seasoned veterans
spins in his chair and states, “Where were you 10 years ago when I needed you?
I’ve lost at least $5 million on Fridays.”
- The first six months of 1994 I had a very profitable trading run.
This trading run culminated with ten straight profitable trading days in July of that year.
On the 10th day of that two-week trading run a Thursday; I had the best trading day of my career.
The following day Friday, was the worst trading day of my career. That is why thirty years into a
trading career, RULE 1 remains RULE1.
Ps. And what do we not do on Fridays? WE DO NOT LOSE OUR ARSE We work very hard all week. The weekend is our time to enjoy the fruits of our labor. DO NOT RUIN YOUR WEEKEND BY LOSING YOUR ASS Also; the last three hours of trading on Friday are the final three hours of trading worldwide. 2/3 of the players are either sleeping or enjoying wine over dinner. The trade is thin and unpredictable. Do not give your hard earned money away on a crap shoot.