4:00pm 'Twas an interesting day and market pace with any trend trade entries (pick your timeframe) on anything but the first pullbacks not paying. Intraday second & third pullback attempts -- long or short -- were simply brutal. As a result, being nimble and quick on 1-2 sequences and sitting out the rest of the day seemed to work well.
At this end, I picked up the aggression a bit (1,441 x 2) and finally got the chip gain back over five figures with an acceptable +$15K gain on the day. Yet most of the gains came from two sequences: the opening where we had a textbook pullback into yesterday's strong short trend, and the early afternoon breakdown which presented a similar -- albeit short-lived -- short bias.
It definitely wasn't a banner "pace" day at all in my view, but there were enough scrap opportunities to do OK provided we didn't lock ourselves into an all-day trend bias and limited damage on losing sequences as much as possible.
To that end, I'm generally satisfied with today's management, although there remains plenty of room for improvement including sizing and hold time of the two profitable sequences.