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...