Hi all, my first thread here.
Just wondering if anyone has a funny/strange trading story concerning profit or loss.
I'll start with mine.
I had my son for the last school holidays, great boy very thoughtfull and very energtic with long spans of playstation (of course i let him beat me). The life of a 10yr old.
So we play about all week with me trying to keep an eye on CSM, which at this time was jumping into $5 territory topping at $5.20 then sliding down. It was all over the place.
He dicides on Wed. he will go back to his mother's Friday afternoon fine by me. I spent 10 quality days with my boy, fantastic.
Friday arrives. From memory CSM was $5.15 at start of the day $5.00 at midday and we are catching the 3.00pm train all up 1hr train trip 15min for me to get home again. Bugger markets closed then.
Im thinking it should stay in that range so Monday I will sell $5.13 and gain quite a nice profit of 800%-ish. The train ride was short we joked about it was fun that last hour. Even his mother was in good humour. Strange.
I get home boot up the 'puter to check the score card make a cuppa while this is happening. Open my share list.
"WHAT the....$5.44". Taking him home just cost me about $6K plus the $5 train fare.
So when he ask's for a car at 18 i will tell him this story and deduct that of the car he wants.lolol...
Love to hear more stories, unfortunately mine is a loss.........Dean