The first week of trading for 2012 is now behind us, and overall it wasn’t very exciting. A big gap up on Tuesday kicked off a positive week, but after that we saw the market essentially make no progress as it spent the remainder of the week moving laterally with mixed and minor net changes.
Personally, I took a number of trades and saw mixed results as well. Some trades worked great, others failed quickly, and some didn’t go hardly anywhere. Nonetheless, it was a good week of trading because of how my trades were managed.
As a trader, I need to be able to diversify by way of different timeframes and direction (long/short) in order to keep maneuvering efficiently. So to help explain this concept and the value of doing it, here’s a video walking through the trades I took last week. (Note: I do have 2 open swing positions which are not outlined in the video since I’m still discussing my management of them with members ).
(Direct video link is here  for those interested in embedding it elsewhere to share).
Be sure to view in HD (720P) and full-screen mode for best quality in the video.
Trade Like a Bandit!
Producer of The Bandit Broadcast