Saturday, August 31, 2013

Aug 30, 2013

+3.93 on 11 contracts today.  +55.33 on the week on 41 contracts traded.  For Aug 2013 -20.67 on 156 contracts traded and 56 G trades and 31 L trades (64.4%).

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Aug 29, 2013

nice range on the markets today but not particularly volatile.  +35.23 on 5 contracts traded.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Aug 28, 2013

Another smooth 1-dir day today with lots of range.  +34.96 on 14 contracts traded.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Aug 26, 2013

Not much movement today for the most part (except near the close) and ended with -27.05 on 6 contracts.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Aug 22, 2013

With the problems at the Nasdaq today, stopped early.  +40.64 on 10 contracts traded.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Aug 21, 2013

Was a slight gain before got stuck in the post fed announcement downdraft.  -32.31 on 5 contracts traded.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Aug 19, 2013

Didn't 'expect' such a deep slide today in INDU, worse day ever!  Rather than have an expectation and try to trade to it, should have just stuck with the strat which would have resulted in -30 or so today - such a newbie mistake in 'expecting' a certain result.   14 contracts and -179.87. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Aug 16, 2013

Expected a larger recovery from yesterday's large drop but eek out +12.30 on 9 contracts today.  On the week  - 5.05 on 33 contracts.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Aug 14, 2013

Another volatile day but moved against me primarily.  8 contracts and -63.80

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Aug 12, 2013

Today was a fairly typical summer day 3 contracts and -11.22  Hopefully volatility will pick up a bit this month.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Aug 9, 2013

Today was a fairly volatile day 15 contracts traded today and +7.43.  For the week +18.54 on 37 contracts traded and 22 trades

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Aug 8, 2013

Today was a fairly wild day today with INDU starting up >+60, dropping to -60, then zooming back up.  Exited early today and missed a much bigger gain.  8 contracts traded today and +15.62.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Aug 7, 2013

Today was another fairly calm day to start until the latter part of the day.   Exited early today and missed much of the gain but it's summer and I wanted to stop early and go by the downtown pen store to indulge my other passion and pick up some unique new ink for my fountain pen collection.  3 contracts traded today and +11.44.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Aug 6, 2013

Today was another fairly calm day. Not much movement so basically break even today. 5 contracts traded today and +740.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Aug 5, 2013

This blog will follow my journey on trading.  I created this page to track my trading online so that I can have an archive to show my trading results. 

About me:
I've been dabbling in trading since about 2008 but only seriously started doing it since 2011.  I've traded a diverse group of securities including stocks  and derivative but primarily trade stock options.  I'm going to focus on broader trading ideas without revealing exactly what I bought and sold and when.  Feel free to writing any comments you might have or any questions you might have but don't be offended if I don't address questions about when I bought and sold a particular security.

Today was a fairly calm day.  Not much movement so basically break even today.  5 contracts traded today and -8.