Friday, August 17, 2018

Fri. 8/17 +3.7%

3:05pm CDT - Should still be holding the 2nd trade. It had +$500 MFE so I went to BE.  Oh, and trade #1 came 5 ticks from target I overrode that later to exit...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 522
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 261
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, August 10, 2018

Fri. 8/10 -2.7%

1:00pm CDT - CL from yesterday stopped out just before the open again today. It was up $850 while I slept but still short of target.  6E was extra bouncy today (due to Turkish turmoil?).  -$1310 net for this crappy week, all thanks to CL system trades.  6E was breakeven/barely up.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$214(1), 6E -$185(4)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:5
Net $P/L: -399
Wins: 2
Losses: 3
Win%:40
Avg$Win: 36
Avg$Loss: -157

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thurs. 8/09 -2.6%

2:55pm CDT - CL from yesterday stopped out just before the open.  Entered short again on another signal and holding (in the money for now). It's been very spikey lately!  6E had a loser then winner.  Once again, should have held longer...
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$413(1), 6E +$29(2)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:4
Net $P/L: -385
Wins: 1
Losses: 2
Win%:33
Avg$Win: 96
Avg$Loss: -240

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wed. 8/08 +0.6%

3:05pm CDT - No trades yesterday.  1 Euro trade today and I'm short a CL system trade from 66.80. May it fall like a brick!
RESULTS FOR DAY
6E Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 96
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 96
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, August 6, 2018

Mon. 8/06 -4.0%

1:55pm CDT - CL from Fri. stopped out and another was a loser today. 6E did better. Wish I could redo that first exit though.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$708(2), 6E +$85(2)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:4
Net $P/L: -622
Wins: 2
Losses: 2
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 43
Avg$Loss: -354

Friday, August 3, 2018

Fri. 8/03 +0.4%

4:45pm CDT - 6E trading was slightly better than yesterday.  Holding a short CL 1-lot from 68.29 and came within 2 ticks of my stop so will likely hit on Sunday but who knows. Perhaps it will gap down (or up)!
RESULTS FOR DAY
6E Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 65
Wins: 3
Losses: 1
Win%:75
Avg$Win: 23
Avg$Loss: -4

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Thurs. 8/02 -0.8%

12:40pm CDT - Testing a new, mostly discretionary, idea.
RESULTS FOR DAY
6E Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -121
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -60

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July Trading Summary +0.8%

RESULTS FOR JULY
CL Contracts:7
Net $P/L:122
Wins:2
Losses:5
Win%:29
$Commissions:28
Avg$Win:606
Avg$Loss:-218

Past Monthly Trading Summaries - link on the right
Equity Curve - updated link on the right

Tues. 7/31 +8.3%

3:05pm CDT - Good way to end the month, putting it barely in the green. YTD +4%.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 1206
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 1206
Avg$Loss: 0

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thurs. 7/26 -1.4%

2:25pm CDT - All day, the trade to nowhere...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -204
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -204

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thurs. 7/19 +0.0%

1:35pm CDT - Anticipated a short signal but jumped the gun by seconds and turned out not to be a signal so got out for a tick.  Restricting my system to slower charts and 9:30-11:30 CT trades only makes for very few trades as you've noticed.  Gives me more time to research other ideas but honestly, I've been very lazy and unproductive.  This needs to change soon. But will it?
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 6
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 6
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tues. 7/10 -1.4%

4:30pm CDT - Another system trade in volatile pricing action...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -204
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -204

Monday, July 9, 2018

Mon. 7/09 -2.3%

1:40pm CDT - Trade from Friday had potential but it stopped out today after nearly spiking to target Sun. at the globex open.  And today's system short was just a messy whipsaw loser.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -348
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -174

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tues. 7/03 -2.1%

12:50pm CDT - Not sure what caused the quick sell off but my system got in too late.  Stopped out after a 45+ tick MFE...  Happy 4th of July!
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -334
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -334

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Quarter 2 2018 Trading Summary +0.6%

June Trading Summary +13.5%

Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL $2134(4), ES -$283(3)
RESULTS FOR JUNE
Contracts:7
Net $P/L:1851
Wins:3
Losses:4
Win%:43
$Commissions:24
Avg$Win:896
Avg$Loss:-210

Friday, June 22, 2018

Fri. 6/22 +11.0%

2:05pm CDT - A nice system trade I didn't take off early this time.  And it had a lot more to give!  OPEC news moves CL I guess...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 1536
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 1536
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wed. 6/20 -1.4%

2:25pm CDT - CL was on crack today, it didn't know which way to go.  One losing system trade...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -194
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -194

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thurs. 6/14 +8.5%

2:45pm CDT - Nice win but a failure.  I should still be in the trade but after 3 days, I aborted.  Just after exit, I looked like a genius but not so much now.  I expect it to hit original target in next day but who really knows.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 1106
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 1106
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tues. 6/05 -4.7%

2:30pm CDT - CL short stopped out overnight.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
ES -$330(2), CL -$314(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:3
Net $P/L: -644
Wins: 0
Losses: 3
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -215

Monday, June 4, 2018

Mon. 6/04 +0.3%

2:20pm CDT - New ES approach, systematic entry, discretionary exits.  Testing...   I'm also short CL on a system trade.  Will update that when I'm flat.
RESULTS FOR DAY
ES Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 47
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 47
Avg$Loss: 0

Thursday, May 31, 2018

May Trading Summary +1.0%

RESULTS FOR MAY
CL Contracts:4
Net $P/L:134
Wins:1
Losses:3
Win%:25
$Commissions:16
Avg$Win:706
Avg$Loss:-191

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tues. 5/29 -1.5%

2:40pm CDT - Another system trade, stopped out.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -204
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -204

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wed. 5/23 -1.5%

1:25pm CDT - No trading last week and my system would have had a small loss if I had. Had a long signal Monday that nearly got to target before coming back to stop me out last night. Hard to watch that one play out...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -214
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -214

Friday, May 11, 2018

No trades

No trades this week and other commitments next week so cobwebs will form here for now....
Interestingly my earlier system (traded faster charts for whole CL session for +6R) would have had 32 trades since 4/30 for $930 net.  Versus my current tweak (slower chart, +5.5R, 2 hours a day only) had just 2 trades for $550.  If I had traded all session it would have been 9 trades for $1330. 

Good weekend/week to all.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thurs. 5/03 +5.3%

1:00pm CDT - No trade yesterday and a much needed win today on CL system.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 706
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 706
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tues. 5/01 -1.2%

12:50pm CDT - OK, I'm slowing things down a bit and trading a slightly slower CL chart with my system and only during 9:30-11:30am CT and with a 5.5R.  Still backtests well, much fewer trades, less monthly profit but higher avg. trade profit.  We'll see soon enough...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -154
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -154

In other news, I'm going to move to Russia. “Since yesterday evening, I’m up 1.5 million rubles ($24,000).”

Monday, April 30, 2018

April Trading Summary -12.3%

Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$1320(38), ES -$570(44)
RESULTS FOR APRIL
Contracts:82
Net $P/L:-1890
Wins:21
Losses:60
Win%:26
$Commissions:295
Avg$Win:259
Avg$Loss:-106

Friday, April 27, 2018

Thurs./Fri. 4/26-27 -5.4%

2:20pm CDT - Well this week sucked. After 3 weeks trading CL system and the very first trade being the best winner in years, I'm averaging -$35/trade and a 10.5% win rate (backtest avg. was 19%).  I knew it would be hard to trade such a system, and I'm sure I'd feel differently if I currently sat above the zero line, but this drawdown is nearly as deep as expected in an entire year.  Need to do some thinking.  Kick it to curb?  Change from +6R system to something much less?  Return to incubating? Thoughts welcome.  For the week, including ES losses, net -$2306.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:5
Net $P/L: -770
Wins: 0
Losses: 5
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -154

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wed. 4/25 -7.3%

1:50pm CDT - Sidelining ES again.  CL system had another sucky day making 2 in a row.  Still within tested drawdown range but sucks nonetheless.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
ES -$204(5), CL -$918(7)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:12
Net $P/L: -1122
Wins: 2
Losses: 10
Win%:17
Avg$Win: 78
Avg$Loss: -128