In the past a market like this one would make me cranky all day. When it went on like this one has, day after day of chop chop, I would be cranky all week, all month at times. Well all things must past and this market too, shall pass.
The DOW was down 101 points today. But I was up, twenty trades in six and a half hours, a good day trading, profitable and fun. But mention daytrading to anyone these days and they are likely to turn up their noses, treat you like a disease, not like you have a disease, like you are a disease. A friend of mine is going through a very nasty divorce. When she told her lawyer she daytraded for a living, a six-figure living, he told her to go get a job waitressing, she'll get a better shake in court. Daytrading is not a real job.
Not a real job?
I make more money daytrading then I ever did buying and holding, or position trading. I make more money daytrading then I ever did as an attorney. I love what I do and I do it well. I curse three-day weekends, holidays where the market is closed. My rhythm is thrown and I become cranky. Take away my trading and you take away my spirit, my raison d'etre.
Do what you love, or love what you do.