Jan 8th, 2017

Another good day of picks yesterday. Disappointing to see the Timberwolves tank in the second half last night, but didn’t ruin the day for me. The Pistons/Trailblazers game was postponed to today due to incliment weather, so ignoring that in the win/loss numbers, but the result will count again for tomorrow.

It’s still too early to label my new pick strategy as successful, but things are looking good so far. On the day, went 4 for 7 (57%), which brings the two day total to 9 for 15, or 60%. Below is a recap of the picks from yesterday and their respective outcomes.

  • New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics –> Pelicans +7.5 (LOSS)
  • New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics –> Over 213.5 (WIN)
  • New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers –> Knicks +7.5 (LOSS)
  • Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves –> Timberwolves +3.5 (WIN)
  • Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves –> Under 194.0 (WIN)
  • Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder –> Nuggets +6.5 (LOSS)
  • Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks –> Under 196.5 (WIN)
  • Detriot Pistons at Portland Trailblazes –> Under 214.5 (POSTPONED)

Below are my picks for today:

  • Detriot Pistons at Portland Trailblazes –> Under 214.5 (Carry over)
  • Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets –> Under 212.5
  • Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks –> Under 210.5
  • Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers –> Heat +9.0
  • Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors –> Under 225.0
  • Cleveland Cavaliers at  Phoenix Suns –> Suns +9.0
  • Detroit Pistons at Portland Trail Blazers –> Under 214.0
  • Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers –> Under 216.0

Jan 7th, 2017

A good day of picks yesterday to start the year off on the right foot. I’ve been testing a new algorithm and betting system, but too early to define success without a larger data set. Here are the results of yesterdays picks. Total results = 5/8 = 62.5%

  • Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers (Nets +13.5) = WIN
  • Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic (Under 224.5) = WIN
  • Minnesota Timberwolves at Washington Wizards (Under 212.5) = WIN
  • New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks (Under 213.5) = LOSS
  • Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors (Under 214.5) = LOSS
  • Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors (Grizzlies +13.5) = WIN
  • Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers (Heat +2.5) = LOSS
  • Los Angeles Clippers at Sacramento Kings (Under 211.5) = WIN

Using the same technique as yesterday’s picks, here are my picks for today’s games.

  • New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics –> Pelicans +7.5
  • New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics –> Over 213.5
  • New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers –> Knicks +7.5
  • Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves –> Timberwolves +3.5
  • Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves –> Under 194.0
  • Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder –> Nuggets +6.5
  • Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks –> Under 196.5
  • Detriot Pistons at Portland Trailblazes –> Under 214.5

Jan 6th, 2017

In an effort to diversify my investments, I’ve decided to take a much more aggressive yet diversified approach to this blog. I will be using a blend of “swing trades” in the stock market, sports betting opportuities, commodity trading, and increasing my investments in my 401k account. My goal is now to accumulate $1M in net worth by the time I hit my 40th birthday, which is less than 8 years away.

Current picks for today’s sporting events are as follows:

  • Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers
    • Nets+13.5
  • Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic
    • Under 224.5
  • Minnesota Timberwolves at Washington Wizards
    • Under 212.5
  • New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks
    • Under 213.5
  • Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors
    • Under 214.5
  • Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors
    • Grizzlies +13.5
  • Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers
    • Heat +2.5
  • Los Angeles Clippers at Sacramento Kings
    • Under 211.5

01/04/2016 – Portfolio Updates

Happy New Year!

The trading year started off with a bang yesterday as the market imploded after weak data came out regarding Chinese manufacturing. The price of OIL tanked as well, which only further pushed the market into bear territory. Could be a rough couple of days ahead as the markets digest and await the Fed meeting minutes on Wednesday.

In light of all that bad news, it brings to mind what I love about trading. If people are panicking, there are opportunities everywhere. And if you aren’t comfortable with the volatility, you can always close your positions out and turn off the computer for the day.

Made some really GREAT trades today but gave us a good chunk of them trying to catch a falling knife on the Australian dollar. All in all, still another good day of trading. Total gain for the day was 9.28%.

Symbol Long/Short Leverage Entry Exit P/L (%) W/L
NFLX Short 15 $106.69 $106.31 5.34% Win
NZDUSD Long 50 $0.6765 $0.6750 -11.11% Loss
USDCAD Short 50 $1.3890 $1.3901 -3.78% Loss
GBPUSD Short 50 $1.4723 $1.4711 3.80% Win
GBPUSD Short 100 $1.4702 $1.4675 18.16% Win
USDCAD Long 100 $1.3889 $1.3960 50.72% Win
EURUSD Short 100 $1.0817 $1.0793 22.19% Win
EURUSD Short 100 $1.0817 $1.0793 21.91% Win
AUDUSD Short 100 $0.7174 $0.7159 21.88% Win
NZDUSD Short 50 $0.6745 $0.6725 15.20% Win
NFLX Long 7.5 $106.52 $109.60 21.08% Win
EURUSD Short 100 $1.0814 $1.0827 -11.56% Loss
EURUSD Long 100 $1.0828 $1.0832 3.97% Win
GBPUSD Short 100 $1.4719 $1.4723 -2.38% Loss
GOLD Short 25 $1,075.98 $1,076.83 -1.97% Loss
AUDUSD Short 100 $0.7157 $0.7213 -78.67% Loss
EURUSD Long 100 $1.0837 $1.0817 -18.21% Loss

12/31/2015 – Portfolio Updates

Last trading day of 2015! I had quite a bit of free time today at work, so made quite a few trades today. Got greedy at the end of the day and made some trades right before I left to go to a wedding. Didn’t check back in on the market until right before the close and took a beating for not setting my stop losses. This is the same mistake I made yesterday, need to get better at following through on setting stop losses as soon as I enter a trade.

On a positive note, I came up with a good format to show my progress to date, I’ll refine this over the coming weeks to make sure the data is easy to follow. Below is a snapshot of my trades today, as well as overall progress. Despite a bad day, ended the week up 14.96%, so no complaints there!

Total loss for the day was (11.30%)

Symbol Long/Short Leverage Entry Exit P/L (%) W/L
GBPUSD Short 200 $1.4795 $1.4805 -13.11% Loss
GBPUSD Short 50 $1.4810 $1.4806 1.52% Win
OILWTI Short 20 $36.2550 $36.7850 -29.24% Loss
USDCAD Long 50 $1.3877 $1.3842 -12.61% Loss
TWTR Short 15 $22.6100 $22.7400 -8.62% Loss
USDCAD Long 50 $1.3856 $1.3843 -4.80% Loss
OILWTI Short 20 $36.6050 $36.7550 -8.20% Loss
TSLA Short 15 $241.4300 $241.3600 0.43% Win
GBPUSD Long 200 $1.4808 $1.4796 -16.22% Loss
GBPUSD Short 200 $1.4794 $1.4787 9.46% Win
GBPUSD Short 200 $1.4793 $1.4772 27.45% Win
GBPUSD Short 100 $1.4781 $1.4767 9.67% Win
USDCAD Long 200 $1.3857 $1.3863 8.22% Win
GBPUSD Short 100 $1.4771 $1.4764 4.20% Win
USDCAD Short 100 $1.3897 $1.3885 8.99% Win
GBPUSD Long 50 $1.4742 $1.4742 0.17% Win
GBPUSD Short 100 $1.4747 $1.4739 4.95% Win
NFLX Long 15 $116.9100 $117.0700 2.05% Win
USDCAD Long 100 $1.3868 $1.3820 -34.66% Loss
USDCAD Long 100 $1.3890 $1.3820 -50.58% Loss
USDCAD Long 100 $1.3843 $1.3820 -16.57% Loss
USDCAD Long 100 $1.3834 $1.3820 -9.70% Loss

Dec 31 2015 Performance