Together with $YELP I anticipated a crack of lows in $TTD after a relief move.
For $TTD my resistance levels were 114 116 and 123 area. Support 105 and below 100s.
I knew out of watching premarket action that $TTD can really move and I chose my size careful.
My main mistake was not to wait a clear reject an placing orders during premarket. $TTD started to make a relief move in the last minute before the Open rushing higher and I was filled right at the open at 114 and 116.
For some reason and I can't tell why and how by watching my screencast, I got filled twice at 114. That really messed up my average.
I wasn't even aware of the desaster I would face at that time as $TTD ran up to 123 and I added along the way still feeling safe. Not even when I had the chance to take off the trade break-even. Still being (over-) confident $TTD would make the crack of VWAP and sell off to below 100.
Obviously that didn't happen. Foolish as I was I let the trade play around with too much of size and really expecting it to sell off.
But $TTD was strong. I mean, really strong. I ignored the that fact! Bad trading, Markus!
To make it worse and that was about the time I realised i might have a problem, my average price was AT VWAP and not in the top half between highest price and VWAP!
Still, I did not take my loss when I had the chance.
I got billed for it and well deserved my loss.
It is a painful experience, but now, after more than a year of experience and aware of the heuristics I am prone to, I am really happy to be able to note and be aware of my mistake. To quickly detect my mistake. Acknowledge what I did wrong and make changes.
Will see how that works out in the new week.
Nontheless my confidence was pretty much gone on Friday. To make up for it I had to take another trade in a Bottom Bounce for $NFLX. Not that it was much of a winner, but the impact on my confidence was enorm.
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