Bonnie and I have a shared trading account and are learning strategies for short term trading. Most North American markets open at 9:30 am EST and the most important time to make moves is between 9:00 am and 11 am EST. That is 6 am to 8 am PST.
One morning we ended up doing special yoga instead of implementing the trading strategy we are learning. When we did check the markets, it turned out that the market movement was perfect for our strategy that day. We missed out making hundreds of dollars in a few hours.
There will be other opportunities. To ensure we do not miss them we have agreed not to indulge in special yoga unless we have made at least $200 with the investments for the day.