Friday, December 26, 2014

Dec 26, 2014

-31.74 on 3 contracts this week. I took a couple of days off during the holidays so only traded one day this week. Looking forward to next week and the start of the New Year so I can really start/continue implementing all my improvements in 2014 and make 2015 my best year ever. Wish me luck, I'll probably need it!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sept 19, 2014

+100.42 on 10 contracts this week. Missed a day of trading this week and only traded 4 days.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sept 12, 2014

+15.15 on 30 contracts this week. At least it was a G week.

I'm surprised I was able to trade at all this week since a very close family member passed away on the weekend. I've been so busy dealing w/ the related admin that my overwhelming grief was suspended for a while and only periodically showed itself when I had a moment to reflect...I'm so, so sad :(

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sept 5, 2014

-276.9 on 39 contracts this week. Didn't really go crzy w/ my trading or anything, but still struggling w/ incr size and it didn't help that this week it seemed every trade slid against me (Been distracted a bit w/ some health issues in the family so perhaps my entries weren't as ideal as they should have been.).

I've added so much to my game that address specific issues (esp wrt mental aspects) that I trade w/ a very different approach than I did before. I know I can do it w/ small size but whenever I incr size, I L. I'm optimistic I can add a bit more to my trading so I can break this pattern soon. Looking forward to next week.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014

+55.10 on 22 contracts this week. Glad it was another G week, looking forward to what next week brings.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014

+107.91 on 19 contracts this week. I'm glad it was a G this week but I don't like that I had to revert to smaller size to do it. I always assumed it'd be academic to do it w/ larger size but it's going to take a bit longer to iron this out...still convinced this is the year!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014

-41.54 on 57 contracts this week. Cut short my trading this week bec of some family/health issues I had to deal w/. Still working to try to incr. size and the result was close this week but still a L. I know I can do it w/ smaller size so getting over this hurdle of doing it with slightly larger size hopefully can't be too far off. Let's see what next week brings.

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

-115.21 on 58 contracts this week. Felt it was time to increase size this week but things didn't move in my favour. We'll see what happens next week.

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014

+28.73 on 15 contracts this week. In summer mode, have out-of-town visitors here and feeling a bit burnt out w/ a lot of family issues to deal w/ so only traded 4 days this week (one of the very few times I have ever missed a day voluntarily). Glad it was a G week.

Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

-42.86 on 36 contracts this shortened week. -231.36 on 139 contracts this month.

Friday, May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014

+19.59 on 17 contracts this week. Positive for the first full week this month, hopefully it continues.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Mar 28, 2014

-96.22 on 36 contracts this week. Went back to smaller size until I stabilize this 3 wk L streak and also it's spring break so I took it easy when my nephew was w/ me this week. I still thinks this is the year I break through and these L times at low size is the perfect time to iron things out. Looking forward to what next week brings.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Feb 28, 2014

+12.89 on 8 contracts today.  +10.47 on 55 contracts this week. For the month -226.36 on 179 contracts.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Feb 5, 2014

-28.34 on 7 contracts today.  Markets are so volatile these days, INDU was +5, within a blink of an eye was -100 and then right back up to +26.  Needless to say I was in at some peaks and out at some all day lows.  Rode my last trade near perfection though, just couldn't quite make up for the prior 2 bad trades.  Thankfully no real harm done but I'll try better tomorrow. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Feb 4, 2014

+13.30 on 7 contracts today.  Left +0.29 on the table on my first trade and watched as my 2nd trade became an easy gain after I exited for a large loss.  Feels awful to watch a nice gain day become essentially flat for the day but exited bec I felt myself slipping wrt following my plan.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Jan 31, 2014

+78.65 on 5 contracts today.  -992.28 on 215 contracts this month;  not happy w/ the results this month but I'm going to implement some adjustments in Feb that will hopefully turn it all positive soon.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jan 29, 2014

-182.10 on 11 contracts today.  Fed days are always very volatile and it seems like it almost never goes in my favour.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jan 21, 2014 - mlk holiday analysis

+14.64 on 11 contracts today.

I analyzed my trading over the mlk long weekend and backtested with different variables and it seems that the only thing holding me back right now is still the  'accepting a L' idea.  I knew this was problem last year but it's really hard to shake.

The spots I enter are good, the targets I set are good, the LL's I set are good, it's just once a L sets in (even though I know that around 50% of the time it'll be a L trade), it's impossible to 'accept' this (and follow whatever rule I set-out for such a scenario including to stop for the day) and I just self-destruct with crazy trades.  If I eliminate those post L crazy trades (or adjust them for how I should have traded based on my rules), my system works.

Since last year wasn't the year, lets hope this year is the year I solve this 'accepting a L' idea.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Jan 17, 2014

-240.93 on 13 contracts today.  -617.85 on 63 contracts this week.  Terrible start to the year.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jan 14, 2014

+128.87 on 14 contracts.  Didn't maximize anything, was another +0.37 gain on my first trade.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Jan 3, 2014

-66.06 on 8 contracts today.  For the week -100.62 on 22 contracts.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Jan 2, 2014

-34.56 on 14 contracts today.   I'm ready to ramp up the number of contracts to start the year but things just weren't going my way today.  I'm going to write more about my plan for 2014 during the month of January.  (I'm still working on a summary for 2013 and will hopefully post it soon)