Is everyone doing well? Okay. My laptop is attached to the roof of the van and we’ve set up the internet. Using a variety of internet sources today, I’m trading on the go, too.
I will break down my internet usage during this episode. SpaceX Starlink and a mobile hotspot are here along with my Starlink. The two will be compared side-by-side to see which one is faster and better for mobile trading.
In terms of your traveling trading station, whether it’s an RV like this or an ordinary hotel room, you’ll need slightly different requirements from your home trading station.
I have created a PDF of my traveling trading station setup. As well as the equipment in that PDF, the internet is also mentioned, and strategy is third on the list. On my traveling trading station, I trade differently than I do at home, and that’s so I can reduce the added risks of trading while I’m traveling and focus on the whole goal, which is to trade for an hour. Taking a vacation will help you pay for it if you earn some money first.
I have attached the rig to this post. The setup here is as follows. This is something I want to bring up… well, let’s just leave them both there. Since I have solar here, I’ll keep it there, so the good thing about this location is that the exposure is good. Oriented slightly north, this offers good exposure. I am unable to work for long periods of time while the solar panel is charging. We will now carefully descend the stairs.
That’s exactly where we go. It’s okay. I have taken a few showers here, so it’s not too bad. Roughing it a little bit, but just a little bit. Here’s a camper with a car seat for my son, who is currently rocking himself. The trading station is on the move. My travel trading station has been with me throughout Europe, the US, the Caribbean, and everywhere else. I’ll break down the various tools I use in this traveling trading station in that PDF.
Let’s jump to the screen now. Here is a side-by-side comparison, as well as a little bit about the stocks I traded tonight. Let’s take a look at the screen.
We’ll start by testing the speed once we have the screen. Let’s do an old-fashioned speed test here to see how fast the internet really is. The first step is to connect to SpaceX Starlink and then press go. All right. Currently, there is 37 ping, which is good. Our speed is 90, 100, 120, 130, 140, 150 megabits per second. New York City has a ping down, and I think this is amazing. It’s New York. Oh, that sounds like a motorcycle. It’s not clear to me. A large truck. I guess this is a big truck. This morning, the upload was good enough to be broadcast on YouTube. This was good enough to broadcast to Warrior All Access members.
Here are two things I’d like to draw. Let me log in here first, and I’ll pull up my scanner. As soon as I do that, I’ll switch over to my Verizon hotspot and see how the speed test goes. I get it. With regard to UC, yes. We’re good there, too. Do I seem to have changed? Now let’s try another speed test with a Verizon hotspot.
It’s going through Greenfield, Mass. now that we’re on Verizon. Why does it go there? I have no idea. There’s still a long way to go, but I’m fine with that. There is a 145 millisecond delay between the pings, so that is a significant difference. There is a download speed of 10, 11 megabits per second. My internet speed isn’t that fast where I am, as you can see. I don’t have 5G. This doesn’t seem to be 4G, even though it says 4G. Honestly, it’s not going that fast. It is slow to upload.
As a matter of fact, I had good internet service yesterday at the campground where I was day trading. I really wanted to use Starlink, but the internet was great. Starlink did not work because there were too many trees. There was no good connection for me. As I drove into the Walmart parking lot, I noticed a lot of cars. Despite a great Starlink connection, I did not have 5G internet access in the Walmart parking lot. Hold on a moment, I trade, I trade mine. Would you like me to open yours?
After trading in the Walmart parking lot, I left. Within half a mile of hitting the highway, my phone switched to 5G. While Verizon’s network is super fast, Walmart’s parking lot does not have 5G. Only LTE was available. Although it seems a little strange, I think it’s a nice idea to have a backup. It’s good to have another option if one fails, especially if you’re in a trade.
So let’s take a look at this. My trade today was UC and I outperformed it. There was a lot going on yesterday. The market has had three big days in a row, but now you can see that things are starting to pick up a little bit. To be honest, I thought it would be a liquidation type event where we pop up and then sell hard. It seems that’s what’s happening. Selling at high volume during regular trading hours is a telltale sign of liquidation during pre-market hours.
Whatever the case may be, he gave some good chances yesterday. Yesterday, we had a leading gap that went up over 100%, followed by an amazing micro pullback. The pullback actually lasted five minutes, but was somewhat premature. The setup here was nice and there was a little break there, a false break, a nasty whip, a flush, a back up, down and then a false break out and it sold out until 5:00 this morning when it started to back up again. That’s fine, I’ll pass. In a bit, I’ll have one.
This morning, we had another move, and this is where I traded it. We had this nice break right here, this squeeze up, a little pullback right here, and a high move afterward. Our second leading gap was at that point this morning. It’s up 25, 22%, whatever. Even though it was pretty obvious, I was a little wary of it. At the time of locking in, it made $632 profit. My green day was fairly small all things considered. My daily goal was not met, but I got green nonetheless.
I want to get green with business and travel, turn it off, and enjoy the day. The last thing I want to do is sit here until three and four in the afternoon. There is no point in doing that. Is that right? That’s not what I want to do. 650 miles, not bad for another day on the road. This puppy here needs more than that to survive, so I don’t mind. There’s just something good about it. Traveling, making money, and then doing what you want gives a great feeling of self-reliance.
The idea of taking a vacation doesn’t appeal to me. Going places is one of my favorite things to do, but not working is another. It’s different for everyone. Many people are working from home, making money online, digital nomads, whether they have an online business or not, and it seems easy to work an hour or two a day. Is there no reason? As a result, I feel accomplished, I feel like I have accomplished something. It was a success for me. The feeling is just good. I’m not saying you shouldn’t take a break every once in a while, but if you can create a lifestyle that gives you a sense of purpose where your work is, then you can get rid of it altogether. Work-life balance means enjoying the rest of the day without working.
I think it’s pretty solid. Anyway, I can’t always do that, but yeah. When I got up this morning, I saw UC, oh, and ISIG. Only made a little profit on it, but I gave back some profit, but $16, whatever. It isn’t really noticeable. That’s it for me using Starlink to trade at a traveling trading station in a camper.