For you long time viewers of my live stock day trade playlist, you know I’ve commented on the “survive so you can thrive” idea millions of times. The idea truly is one that can not be overlooked though! Going into this day, my day trading results had been very lackluster and I was on a bumpy ride of simply trying to “survive”. I kept my risk under control and managed the trades properly; however, it was just a bumpy ride! Which is a lesson in and of itself for you beginner day traders. There WILL BE times in your journey where things get bumpy. It does not mean you are doing anything wrong or that your day trading strategy is broken, it just means the stock market can be a crazy place at times. You just need to stay focused on the dynamics of trading and trade management that matter most so you can survive during these times. Here’s the good news though! While survival is needed at times, it sets you up to be able to thrive in your trades too! I was happy to capture this trade on video as it illustrates exactly that. After quite a period of “suvival”, all it took was one single trade to wipe away all of the survival period and put me nicely back into the green! Check it out here!