Friday, January 17, 2020

Fri. 1/17 +1.6%

2:00pm CST - Testing day for new strat idea.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 202
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 101
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wed. 1/08 -6.2%

10:15am CST - New year, same overtrading issues and not stopping when I should have. Break time.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
NQ -$93(3), CL -$759(10)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:13
Net $P/L: -853
Wins: 4
Losses: 1
Win%:30
Avg$Win: 9
Avg$Loss: -126

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tues. 1/07 +3.2%

1:25pm CST -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
NQ +$215(2), CL +$218(3)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:5
Net $P/L: 433
Wins: 4
Losses: 1
Win%:80
Avg$Win: 134
Avg$Loss: -104

Monday, January 6, 2020

Mon. 1/06 -2.3%

2:00pm CST - Mondays...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:8
Net $P/L: -312
Wins: 2
Losses: 6
Win%:25
Avg$Win: 81
Avg$Loss: -79

Friday, January 3, 2020

Fri. 1/03 +3.3%

12:30pm CST - Good to be lucky on last CL exit!
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
NQ +$2(1), CL +$432(7)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:8
Net $P/L: 435
Wins: 4
Losses: 3
Win%:57
Avg$Win: 187
Avg$Loss: -104

I'm still having issues with Gain Capital data delays during fast markets.Very frustrating but trying to be patient with them to solve problem.  DOM price was 15-20 cents wrong at times this morning for a few minutes!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Thurs. 1/02 -1.5%

2:10pm CST - Not the start to decade I wanted but it's what I got.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
NQ +$4(4), CL -$198(2)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:6
Net $P/L: -194
Wins: 1
Losses: 3
Win%:25
Avg$Win: 175
Avg$Loss: -123

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019 Trade Analysis

First non-losing year since 2015 but it was really a wash. Net gain of +$118! I do like the method I'm using (and still tweaking) past 4 months or so and expect to continue that in 2020.

The big picture for past 10 years below.  Easy to be depressed about this but it's in the past and I am an optimist.  I still believe I can be successful and will attempt to realize that in 2020 and beyond.

Quarter 4 2019 Trading Summary +1.0%

December Trading Summary +3.9%

Net breakdown (contracts traded):
NQ +$53(10), CL +$455(85)
RESULTS FOR DECEMBER
Contracts:95
Net $P/L:508
Wins:56
Losses:21
Win%:73
$Commissions:362
Avg$Win:77
Avg$Loss:-182

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

Tues. 12/31 +1.7%

1:00pm CST - And that's a wrap.  Treaded water much of year.  Didn't lose, didn't win.  Look for year-end wrap/stats by tomorrow.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
NQ +$22(1), CL +$202(2)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 224
Wins: 3
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 75
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, December 30, 2019

Mon. 12/30 +0.0%

1:55pm CST - Scalping the decade away...
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
NQ +$31(9), CL -$26(9)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:18
Net $P/L: 5
Wins: 10
Losses: 6
Win%:63
Avg$Win: 83
Avg$Loss: -137

Friday, December 27, 2019

Fri. 12/27 -1.7%

12:00pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:3
Net $P/L: -222
Wins: 0
Losses: 3
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -74

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Thurs. 12/26 +2.0%

9:35am CST - Done early, thankfully, to enjoy the 62°F temps forecasted in Chicago! :)  Forgot chart on previous post - just added, as ugly as it was!
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 264
Wins: 3
Losses: 1
Win%:75
Avg$Win: 116
Avg$Loss: -84

Monday, December 23, 2019

Mon. 12/23 -6.0%

1:40pm CST - Easy to get burned with 2-lots. Need to rethink my rules to reduce risk. 2nd trade was pure revenge - Bah Humbug. Merry Christmas to all.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:4
Net $P/L: -846
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -423

Friday, December 20, 2019

Fri. 12/20 +2.2%

1:35pm CST - A little lucky I was able to get back initial loss and then some. For the week, net +$855.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:9
Net $P/L: 305
Wins: 6
Losses: 1
Win%:86
Avg$Win: 120
Avg$Loss: -418

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thurs. 12/19 +0.9%

1:45pm CST - Another low volume day.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:6
Net $P/L: 126
Wins: 5
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 25
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wed. 12/18 +1.6%

2:20pm CST - Still dealing with data delays on my trading platform during fast markets.  Very frustrating broker can't seem to figure this out quickly and fix it!  Hard to click on DOM to place a trade when price is 20+ cents wrong!  If not for Ninjatrader, I would be blind.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 214
Wins: 3
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 71
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tues. 12/17 +1.6%

12:15pm CST - A bit more range than yesterday but slow as hell, perhaps partly due to rollover?
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:6
Net $P/L: 206
Wins: 4
Losses: 1
Win%:80
Avg$Win: 73
Avg$Loss: -84

Monday, December 16, 2019

Mon. 12/16 +0.0%

1:15pm CST - No range, no follow through. Is it a holiday or something?
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 4
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 2
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, December 13, 2019

Fri. 12/13 -3.4%

2:10pm CST - Gain Futures data issues causing major delays during the spike up. Was trading nearly blind, or at least confused.  Price was not where it was showing on Gain charts or DOM.  The add at 60.30 was great if I had gotten out above but I ended up with nothing on that sequence.  Gave up 2 days of gains. For the week net +$207.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:8
Net $P/L: -462
Wins: 4
Losses: 2
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 40
Avg$Loss: -311

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thurs. 12/12 +1.6%

1:15pm CST - Once again, not holding long enough.  I was in trade for one minute, a couple more would have doubled my gain. 
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 216
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 216
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wed. 12/11 +2.0%

2:50pm CST - Back to BE on year.  YTD: 0.0%  Let's see if I can keep that on plus side rest of month...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 258
Wins: 3
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 86
Avg$Loss: 0

In other news, although we'd all like to net 10+% every month, it's good to remind oneself what the "pros" actually do in a typical month.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tues. 12/10 +0.8%

2:30pm CST - Tight range most all day.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:9
Net $P/L: 105
Wins: 5
Losses: 1
Win%:83
Avg$Win: 24
Avg$Loss: -4

Monday, December 9, 2019

Mon. 12/09 +0.7%

2:05pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:5
Net $P/L: 90
Wins: 4
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 23
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Mon. & Tues. 12/02 & 12/03 +0.1%

11:55am CST - A rare overnight hold bailed me out.
RESULTS FOR 2 DAYS
CL Contracts:8
Net $P/L: 18
Wins: 3
Losses: 4
Win%:43
Avg$Win: 246
Avg$Loss: -180

Friday, November 29, 2019

November Trading Summary +0.5%

RESULTS FOR NOVEMBER
CL Contracts:47
Net $P/L:75
Wins:20
Losses:24
Win%:45
$Commissions:185
Avg$Win:146
Avg$Loss:-119

Fri. 11/29 +1.6%

12:50pm CST - Well that could have been an outlier day! D'oh!
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 206
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 206
Avg$Loss: 0

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thurs. 11/28 +0.0%

10:45am CST - Wasn't expecting much on this half-day holiday and that's just what I got. Didn't even cover the cost of the mashed potatoes.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 2
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 66
Avg$Loss: -64

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wed. 11/27 +0.1%

2:15pm CST - So close to an okay day. Content with scratch I guess. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:6
Net $P/L: 6
Wins: 2
Losses: 4
Win%:33
Avg$Win: 171
Avg$Loss: -84

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tues. 11/26 +0.8%

1:00pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 102
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 176
Avg$Loss: -74