Was about to trade oil this morning. I work nights so that meant I woke myself up for this. Was all ready to pounce.
Just before the report came out, my internet data finished and I instantly lost all connection. The process to get back on took 10 minutes and by then the big move already happened.
I am in Canada right now.
Otherwise I trade from my home in rural Indonesia, where power cuts are pretty frequent. A little scary. I sometimes think I should turn on my generator just for a trading session. I look out the window and see dark clouds forming every afternoon in the mountain and figure, maybe we lose power soon. A little flash of lightning or distant sound of thunder. Sometimes that’s all it takes!
Lesson learned: do not neglect the basics of having a proper internet connection. I try to block out the disappointment and go back to sleep.