Profit: -18.49 Total: $395.11
Overnight I saw the GBP/USD building up for a wedge breakout and had a pending short in place. I made a horrible beginner’s mistake and set the stop loss a bit too tight. I wasn’t even planning on holding a position overnight, but the set up looked too good. Lesson learned here is ,once again, give your stop losses room to breathe.
I had a pending short right below the wedge support, but my SL was taken out right at the circled wick. I guess my inital entry wasn’t the best either, I didn’t take the spread into account and got hit slightly early. After waking up to my loss and opportunity cost of pips, I wasn’t in the proper mindset to trade.