Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Back from the Bahamas

I'm back, back into the world of 0's and 1's. As DT (please click my sponsor!) said, you'll feel a hell of a lot better after a break. Unfortunately, I'm not as much of a communist as him. He took off an entire month (remember that when someone tells you that commies don't have it better; they do).

I started trading today. My account is setup and I have access to my friend's funds. It's short the day trading requirement, but we're going to try to boost it up to it. I put in a few practice trades today because the IB software takes a little getting used to. It's much better than browser based trading like Zecco or Sogo, but it leaves something to be desired. Perhaps, I should read the manual. Unfortunately, I stubbornly refuse to read manuals.

Both trades (only two because I wanted to save my third for Friday, when I have the day off) were positive, despite my difficulty with the program. On a side note, I enjoyed using ToS's software. I'm thinking about suggesting some new software for my friend to purchase. He's actually been bugging me about doing it.

Hmmm. There's not much to say today. Looks like the market finished up; but, it's a sad finish on low volume. Beware of today's low. Further downside may be imminent.


Phil said...

Trial and error rocks! Manuals are to be read only as a last resort.

Flip said...

CP, I have IB too. Just set the default order size to 0 instead of 100 to avoid insulting the computer and whomever set the 100 default for about an hour! =)

Complacent Panda said...

Haha, yes Phil. I love trial and error. That's one thing I learned in elementary school that I'm seriously glad about =)

Haha. Flip, I had so much trouble figuring out just how to buy and sell. I thought I could do it from the chart, but ended up (I wanted to get my order in, so I was a little hurried) sending it through the main window. I have to give it a little more tinkering; at least I had the charts figured out (enough for analyzing!) before I got started.

Thanks for the tip though ;)

Dinosaur Trader said...


Since I'm hemorrhaging money, I'd like to go over the terms of our sponsorship agreement.



Complacent Panda said...

Hmmm. The terms are nonnegotiable and completely binding. I now own your website and will outsource its content to India.

Don't worry, globalism works out in the end! My econ teacher told me so...