Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wed. 1/18 +1.3%

1:15pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:8
Net $P/L: 246
Wins: 3
Losses: 1
Win%:75
Avg$Win: 111
Avg$Loss: -86

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tues. 1/17 +0.0%

2:50pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:6
Net $P/L: 2
Wins: 1
Losses: 2
Win%:33
Avg$Win: 194
Avg$Loss: -96

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fri. 1/13 -1.9%

3:20pm CST - Friday the 13th for me today.  Going nowhere fast this month so far. Time for some homework this weekend.  For the week net -$73.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:8
Net $P/L: -354
Wins: 2
Losses: 2
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 4
Avg$Loss: -181

If anyone's interested and use NinjaTrader version 7, I just updated this "Ruler" indicator I use all the time. Middle mouse button turns it on/off on any chart. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thurs. 1/12 -2.6%

3:05pm CST - Not my day.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:8
Net $P/L: -504
Wins: 0
Losses: 4
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -126

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wed. 1/11 +0.2%

3:15pm CST - Trump volatility had me uneasy.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:12
Net $P/L: 44
Wins: 3
Losses: 3
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 74
Avg$Loss: -59

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tues. 1/10 +2.8%

2:25pm CST - I'm going to start including the % change in my day to day equity in my post titles.  If there are any other stats or anything anybody would like to see changed on my blog, please let me know so I can consider.  Thanks.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 518
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 259
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mon. 1/09 +1.2%

3:10pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:6
Net $P/L: 222
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 114
Avg$Loss: -6

Friday, January 6, 2017

Fri. 1/06 +0.0%

3:15pm CST - Roller coaster day but could have been stellar.  Spinning my wheels instead.  For the week, net -$396.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:14
Net $P/L: 8
Wins: 3
Losses: 3
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 185
Avg$Loss: -183

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thurs. 1/05 +0.0%

3:00pm CST - Very frustrating zero result day.  Had ~3 pts. 4 different times but all stopped out.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:8
Net $P/L: 6
Wins: 3
Losses: 1
Win%:75
Avg$Win: 4
Avg$Loss: -6

In other news, good to see Jon Corzine getting a nice fine!  Jail would have sent a stronger message.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wed. 1/04 +1.1%

3:05pm CST - Good to notch a win, even though it only recoups 1/3 of yesterday's loss.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 208
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 104
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tues. 1/03 -3.3%

3:10pm CST - Not the start I was hoping for to start the year.  I also resumed trading in my other account.  I've always shown the equity in both accounts combined and plan to continue taking identical trades in each for now (so 1 lot in each, in NQ at least).   The chop at end of day caught me nicely and got a reversal signal to short for a final stopout.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:12
Net $P/L: -616
Wins: 2
Losses: 4
Win%:33
Avg$Win: 4
Avg$Loss: -156

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Trade Analysis

As my regular followers know, it's been a tough year for me.  I ended the year down -$10,390 or -36%.  I changed things up a lot during the year switching from symbol to symbol and system to system to find something that "worked."  I did a bit of demo trading (results not reported in this blog) but still found live trading was the best for me to get a true feel if a method was a "fit" with me.  Most all of my 6E trades were a fully mechanical trading system (which I discontinued trading some time ago).  The other trades were mostly discretionary but with clearly defined signals for entry.  CL was the biggest draw of the year, followed by ES.

Here's the data for 2016:





On a bright note, I've been pretty happy in the past month and a half or so with my NQ trading. My patience improved a lot during this period and I was content to keep things small (almost all 1 lots).  I plan to continue NQ trading to start 2017.  Adding more contracts and/or other symbols will be in the mix also.
I'm as committed to trading and making a go at this as I've ever been.  The idea of failure or quitting is nowhere near my mindset.  Will there be future setbacks? Of course.  I'm a realist and know how competitive and tough this business really is. Eventually (2017?), I will be consistently growing the equity again.  Happy New Year to all!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Quarter 4 2016 Trading Results

December Trading Summary

RESULTS FOR DECEMBER
NQ Contracts:51
Net $P/L:1058
Wins:33
Losses:16
Win%:67
$Commissions:166
Avg$Win:97
Avg$Loss:-134

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

Fri. 12/30

4:00pm CST - Treaded lightly today since I've been known to F things up at end of month.  Nice to have a winning month for a change, up 5.9%.  Ended the year -$10.4K or -35.5%.  Will post a wrap up tomorrow most likely.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 102
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 102
Avg$Loss: 0

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thurs. 12/29

3:10pm CST - Had to battle back after waiting all morning for that 1st trade.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 55
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 82
Avg$Loss: -108

In other news, very relaxing streaming this if you have a few spare inches on one of your monitors.  What better example of patience is there than sitting on eggs 24/7 (should hatch any day)...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wed. 12/28

3:05pm CST - Learning to be content...
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 263
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 132
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tues. 12/27

3:10pm CST - An amazing initial run up that I had no signals for so sat and watched.  Lack of patience on the nil volume rest of day.  Guess I should be happy I'm green.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 57
Wins: 3
Losses: 1
Win%:75
Avg$Win: 48
Avg$Loss: -88

In other news, good to see the SEC and other agencies are still looking out for us: www.sec.gov/news/pressrelease/2016-273.html

Friday, December 23, 2016

Fri. 12/23

1:55pm CST - Pretty sure it wasn't going to be a great day after mega slippage on 1st trade stop.  For the week, net +$528.  Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all!
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 5
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 42
Avg$Loss: -78

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thurs. 12/22

2:05pm CST - At least the last trade was easy.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:6
Net $P/L: 100
Wins: 3
Losses: 2
Win%:60
Avg$Win: 111
Avg$Loss: -116

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wed. 12/21

3:25pm CST - Very muted moves today made for lots of sitting and waiting.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 100
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 57
Avg$Loss: -13

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tues. 12/20

2:55pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 180
Wins: 3
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 60
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mon. 12/19

3:00pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 142
Wins: 3
Losses: 1
Win%:75
Avg$Win: 75
Avg$Loss: -83

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thurs. 12/15

3:05pm CST - As frustrating as a day can get.  MTD up $50...
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:4
Net $P/L: -333
Wins: 1
Losses: 3
Win%:25
Avg$Win: 12
Avg$Loss: -115

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wed. 12/14

2:25pm CST - FOMC day gyrations got me scared to hold that last one.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 300
Wins: 3
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 100
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tues. 12/13

1:50pm CST - $1500 range per contract in NQ.  Got a sliver but still shaking my head.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 102
Wins: 3
Losses: 1
Win%:75
Avg$Win: 55
Avg$Loss: -63

Monday, December 12, 2016

Mon. 12/12

2:55pm CST - The revenge trade short just after stop out was not to plan but the market didn't punish me for it (exited 1.5 hrs. later).
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 0
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 228
Avg$Loss: -228

Friday, December 9, 2016

Fri. 12/09 + Blog Stats

4:00pm CST - No trades yesterday, mostly because it was rollover. Nice to catch a good chunk of range today with mostly choppy conditions in hindsight.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 202
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 202
Avg$Loss: 0

In other news, Pandawarrior recently reported he hit 50,000 pageviews so thought I'd pull up my Google Analytics stats to see the data since this blog started and just this year (at bottom).  There's a slight downtrend since 2012 it seems. I guess interest is directly proportional to my equity curve! ha

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wed. 12/07

2:25pm CST - What a move up. Glad I took my short off when I did.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 102
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 102
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tues. 12/06

2:20pm CST - In the 13 days I've traded this method, I made $900 and have given back $800 or so now.  Not exactly instilling confidence!
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -288
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -288