Diary of a market timer

4 March 2020 – 287.45 All this talk about coronavirus. How serious will it actually be?

10 March 2020 – 263.25 I’m down 8.4% since last week. Will it just be a blip like the end of 2018 or something more serious? We’ve had a few of these viruses out of China before and not much has happened.

12 March 2020 – 226.86 How did that happen?!!! Down a total of 21% in 8 days!!! Things are getting real and quickly. Time to get out. When things hit the bottom, I’m pile back in and make a nice profit.

13 March 2020 – 247.6 A 9% increase in a day! Maybe I should have stayed in the market after all. If this is a blip, I’ll have made a big mistake. Do I go back in or do I stay out? The Stock app on my phone is the most used app now and I’m not even in the market anymore.

23 March 2020 – 202.8 – This is what I’m talking about!!! A proper crash. 200 is a nice round number so I’ll wait until I it hits that and start thinking of going back into the market.

25 March 2020 – 233.33 – US Senate approved a $2 trillion rescue package and it’s gone up 15%! Unemployment numbers come out tomorrow. That’ll bring it back down with a bump.

26 March 2020 – 240.41 – 3.3 million people sign on as unemployed and the market goes up?!!! What the hell is going on here?

01 April 2020 – 226.32< - Got the phone stats on most used apps. The stock app is used more than anything else. I never used to look at it at all. Unemployment rates out tomorrow. I wonder if prices will go down this time? God I just wish they told us when we were near the bottom so I can get back into the market and get on with more important things in my life.