I'm thinking, it's likely coz I have banned myself from trading the shortlisted symbols during globex....and since gold wasn't on the "banned" list, I traded it.
I'm a genius.
All said, it was a good exercise. I've gotten rusty with globex scalps (several USD 100 plus profits got away and I ended up having to scratch all my trades), and it was definitely a skill worth picking up again so I have something to do in the daytime....either that, or I could call J everyday, and keep him up way pass his bedtime. Ha.