Monday, September 30, 2013

Sept 30, 2013

-96.33 on 8 contracts today.  For the month of Sept -811.62 on 203 contracts traded on 84 trades.  First full month or results and not very positive.  Hopefully can turn this around next month.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sept 27, 2013

-21.34 on 13 contracts today.  -157.42 for the week on 57 contracts.  Trying to move up in contract level but the trades aren't working for me now.  With the exception of 1 major slip-up yesterday, there wasn't anything major but still not good to end down for the week.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sept 26, 2013

-151.62 on 18 contracts today.  Wild ride today on the markets but ended on the down side bec of a lack of discp on my first trade.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sept 25, 2013

+73.26 on 7 contracts traded today.  Great day today, not because of the results (which wasn't that good) but bec of the way I traded today.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sept 20, 2013

13 contracts and -281.67 today.  Still trying to increase the contract level but only experiencing the L trades right now and this (combined with trying to trade higher contracts)  is resulting in very poor trading.  For the week -331.34 on 58 contracts traded.  Next week will try to go back to smaller size.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sept 19, 2013

17 contracts and -76.57 today.  Tried to ramp up the number of contracts today, guess I'm still not ready to do that yet.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sept 18, 2013

+102.62 on 4 contracts traded today.  Finally a Fed day that went in my favour!  Usually I don't hold open positions when the Fed announcements are made at 11am PST bec the volatility would just cause me to be waivered out but today I got in at a pretty good spot and I had very small size so I risked it and for once it worked out.  I wouldn't do anything differently next time except I probably wouldn't have a gain target (which hit instantly today after the announcement) but maintain a LL.  Only captured +0.57 of the +1.82 move!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Setp 17, 2013

+31.10 on 9 contracts.  Very quiet on the markets today and couldn't get much range.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sept 16, 2013

-106.82 on 15 contracts.  Technical difficulties at the exchanged (lasted about 1/2 hr and quotes didn't show properly) caused me to remove my LL while trading was halted and so on that trade I followed -0.36 before exiting (my LL is typically -0.10)!  Pretty much impossible to make a gain given I followed so much of that move against me.  Technical issues like that happen and is beyond my ctrl but lately there have been at least 3 days in the last month I can remember where exchange problems were present so if this continues to happen, might have to add this higher chance of exchange issue factors into my strat.   Not a good start to the week.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sept 13, 2013

5 contracts traded today and +6.97.  For the week +47.07 on 28 contracts.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sept 12, 2013

+22.98 on 4 contracts traded today.  Had appt today so much of the day was interrupted.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sept 11, 2013

+12.45 on 8 contracts.  Just slogging away slowly but will consider ramping up the number of contracts in the next while if results continue to be positive.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sept 10, 2013

+4.67 on 11 contracts traded.  Great range today but couldn't capitalize.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Spet 6, 2013

11 contracts traded today and -84.94.  For the week -294.95 on 47 contracts traded and 21 trades.  Much of this week's loss was attributable to the terrible Tues trades.  Looking forward to next week and put this week behind me.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sept 5, 2013

-31.02 on 12 contracts.  Waivered around for me all day between G and L.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sept 3, 2013

-243.45 on 13 contracts traded today.  Although the total contracts don't seem different from my daily contracts last month the initial contract level was much higher today bec for the new month I decided it was time to 'ramp up' the number of contracts I was trading.  As a consquence of this higher contract level, the larger dollar amounts of G/L (actually just L's) really affected me and I ended up not following my strat at all.  Guess I wasn't quite ready to ramp up contracts yet.  Awful start to the month.