Irrationally mad decision making to obtain the American Dream.

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Why Google? Why! – How I lost $11,000 in 3 minutes.

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Sometimes I think I have the worst luck. I’m trading a bullish support pattern in-the-money trade on Google entering into the late afternoon to get out before the close (earnings). I change windows and by the time I look back I see these red numbers changing like the speed of sound. I’m so confused. I think a bomb just went off and the markets are in a complete panic – no, Google just released its earnings unexpected during the mid-afternoon – just 10 minutes after I entered my CALL option trade. My $11,000 trade went from profitable to $0 in about a minute. I couldn’t even get out it happened that fast. My body feels quite sick at the moment and my head is hazy. So now I have to start ALL over again damnit. The world of pain I live in and my mother wonders why I just want to be a hermit in the woods.

Break-down of this trade: Enter 12:27pm, Google release earnings at 12:30pm prematurely instead of after the close of the day, my account is wiped clean in about 1 minute. I watch in confusion and panic as Google drops so fast I can’t get any order to go through to sell out and take any type of loss but $0. Damn these unexpected releases! It doesn’t feel ethical to the small investor.

Did you feel any of this afternoon pain from Google? Share your bitter sadness….

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2 responses

  1. This was just one year ago. It’s crazy how one things can change the direction in your life without money! (laughing)

    October 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm

  2. Pingback: A day in the life of a MBA grad trying to get a job. | Paul Phillip

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