Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thurs. 2/23 +0.5%

1:45pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 92
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 46
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wed. 2/22 +0.5%

12:35pm CST - No trades yesterday.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 96
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 96
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, February 17, 2017

Fri. 2/17 -0.8%

12:15pm CST - Dead wrong in less than a minute today. So much for winning 3 out of 5 days. This week was 1 out of 5. Long weekend to test some more strats.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -144
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -144

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thurs. 2/16 -0.6%

1:45pm CST - A few spurts of activity (volume and movement) with hours of nothingness in between.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -104
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -104

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wed. 2/15 -0.0%

1:30pm CST - 3 hours of waiting for nothing.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -4
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -4

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tues. 2/14 +1.2%

11:30am CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 206
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 206
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mon. 2/13 -0.6%

2:05pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -114
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -114

Friday, February 10, 2017

Fri. 2/10 +0.6%

12:30pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 106
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 106
Avg$Loss: 0

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thurs. 2/09 +1.2%

1:35pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 206
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 206
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wed. 2/08 +0.0%

3:35pm CST - Switching gears and trading some oil.  Will be making 1 trade a day, most days.  If I can produce positive days of the same magnitude as losing days 60% of the time, I"ll be happy.  In other words, 4 days of the week can be net breakeven with 1 winning day each week.  Today's trade had potential but stopped out.  Was looking for at least 20 ticks.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 6
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 6
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tues. 2/07 -2.4%

2:55pm CST - It's like I'm trapped in the Groundhog Day movie. 
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:8
Net $P/L: -444
Wins: 0
Losses: 3
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -148

Monday, February 6, 2017

Mon. 2/06 -0.8%

3:15pm CST - 2 losers after some vacation, 6 more weeks of winter forecasted by some large rodent, an epic superbowl comeback, and now a head cold.  Is it Spring yet?
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:4
Net $P/L: -152
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -76

In other news, this is good: An Interview with Jack Schwager

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January Trading Summary -3.2%

RESULTS FOR JANUARY
NQ Contracts:162
Net $P/L:-611
Wins:37
Losses:40
Win%:48
$Commissions:483
Avg$Win:106
Avg$Loss:-113

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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thurs. 1/26 -3.7%

9:10am CST - The last trade was a revenge trade and with that I need a break to recollect my wits and my strategy.  Will be back in early Feb.  The NQ seems different than it was a month or two ago with more violent whips than before.  Not an excuse but we, and our strats, need to be able to adapt to changing environments or there is little chance for success.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:12
Net $P/L: -706
Wins: 0
Losses: 4
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -176

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wed. 1/25 +0.3%

2:55pm CST - A head banger of a day.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:20
Net $P/L: 65
Wins: 4
Losses: 5
Win%:44
Avg$Win: 168
Avg$Loss: -121

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tues. 1/24 -2.4%

3:05pm CST - It wore me down today and spit me out. Watching the YM and ES while in positions led me to have the wrong bias early in day.  Not enough patience and poor trade management cost me on later trades by not being in the moves that did happen. 
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:14
Net $P/L: -472
Wins: 1
Losses: 6
Win%:14
Avg$Win: 4
Avg$Loss: -79

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mon. 1/23 +1.1%

2:50pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:12
Net $P/L: 204
Wins: 3
Losses: 3
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 111
Avg$Loss: -43

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fri. 1/20 +1.7%

2:15pm CST - Out with Obama, in with Trump, for better or worse! For the week, net +$766.
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 318
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 159
Avg$Loss: 0

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thurs. 1/19 +1.1%

2:00pm CST - Some spastic moves for no obvious reason today.  I imagine the Trump volatility will be even worse tomorrow?
RESULTS FOR DAY
NQ Contracts:10
Net $P/L: 200
Wins: 4
Losses: 1
Win%:80
Avg$Win: 77
Avg$Loss: -106

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