CHKP 15 minute short 83.70 (low of 8th bar)
Exit:before pivot (dotted blue line)
Along with gaping stocks I monitor about 6 high volume stocks and CHKP is one of them. Nice setup except the 60 minute chart was extremely positive as I like to trade with the trend. Market was weak so took the trade.
QQQ - 15 minute hammer Long off pivot
6th bar of the day. entered at the high with a goal of about 1R.
Stopped out for a small loss.
* You don't have to trade everyday. If the conditions don't feel right or if you're unsure of the current days trading environment then PASS on the trade. Missed money is better than lost money. Day trading and the stock market is not a "war" that you must win at all cost. Trading should be fun, wait for only the good setups. Follow your rules, stick to your stops, and know that everyday the market presents a new chess board.