When I first started out trading was like a casino to me. I was not algorithmic trading and it was very emotional filled with highs and lows. Very exciting. I used to trade the news stories and go long or short based on the result. This was 12 years ago before retail traders had some of the tools they have now. It was a learning experience. The news came out and it was positive but the stock went down. it was being manipulated and I was on the wrong side of it.