^%$^$%@$#%$%^@$#!!!
was having a hurried lunch, and quickly keyed in what I thought was a buy order.
Turned out I made a mistake and it was a sell order instead, I realized because the order got filled immediately.
This meant that I had naked shorted, and as the share price was running up, I quickly bought back 1 bip higher to atone for my mistake.
Together with the brokerage fee, this dumb mistake cost me about $250, all in the space of 1 min! Stupid, and I clock it down to a tiredness.
Pissed... I went back to work.
Now, I checked and the share price has gone back down, such that if I had bought back only now, I'd likely incur only the brokerage fees or probably even make a small profit.
.......................
I swear, someone up there is all out to screw me up...

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BearYamSeng

Reply to @clementboo : Says liverpool forever and it stays true bcos they have never gotten the championship for a very very long time , even manutd walk with them on recent years @Mourinho

Sella

Happen to me too few months back. Sold Ascendas REIT instead of buying it.

kc2024

to err is human.

Sporeshare

Is a lesson learned , a lifetime gain! This will make us wiser and don't buy on impuse ! When we are nervous , we tend to make mistake!

diyquant

Happened to me too. Want to sell but didn't click sell, end up buy another bunch at higher price lol

ThumbTackInvestor

lol
seems like...
this is a lot more common than I thought.

luxcan

Haha I make the same mistake before as well!

aero73

Bro, I did same previously but not aware until market close, in the end cost me 300-400 , by SBL ....
Kns ....I also same like u so kanchiong see the stock going push up...hahaaaaa buy become sell...
Hahaaa

evelow

Mw too..was trying to buy and end up selling...gd thing is I just sold part of what I have....

evelow

Reply to @ThumbTackInvestor : yah...be more alert..i double check all my orders nowadays but when the price jumps too fast, I get butter fingers...lol

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eugenelau

Stay cool.

Worst happened to me when I was overseas. Lost $30K.

Thought I got allocated 10000 shares for Hyflux Perptual for $1. Actually it's only 100 share for $100.00

Key sell 10,000 at opening price of $1. Filled 10,000 at $101.00

Spent the whole day while overseas to buy back naked short. I was 25% of the trading volume that ipo day.

Just only thankful I wasn't sued bankrupt.

eugenelau

Reply to @eugenelau : It's not a glaring error during non trading hours (order keyed a day before). The horror is the opening price and order done sms in the morning.

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