Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thurs. 10/17 +1.3%

12:15pm CDT - More missteps but can't complain too much. Green is green.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 168
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 121
Avg$Loss: -74

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wed. 10/16 +0.5%

1:30pm CDT - Tough day but patience paid off with a few Andrew Jacksons. Thought it was inventory report day until half hour before when I saw it on calendar for tomorrow.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 64
Wins: 2
Losses: 2
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 56
Avg$Loss: -24

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tues. 10/15 +0.8%

12:15pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 98
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 106
Avg$Loss: -114

Monday, October 14, 2019

Mon. 10/14 +2.4%

1:05pm CDT - More tweaks. Let's see if we can't put together a green week.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 302
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 151
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, October 11, 2019

Fri. 10/11 -2.0%

9:30am CDT - A bit of a test today and quit when I get to + or - $200.  So much for going into weekend on a winning note.  Not sure this applies to trading but my optimist brain like this quote:  "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."  -Thomas A. Edison
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:8
Net $P/L: -252
Wins: 3
Losses: 5
Win%:38
Avg$Win: 86
Avg$Loss: -102

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tues. 10/08 -4.9%

11:05am CDT - Abysmal trading. Remember how I said I need to do more homework Fri.? Well I did some over weekend but not enough.  Tweaked things which worked fine yesterday but not today.  Discipline went out window on last few trades and the stop out on the last one just plain hurt. Short break is due.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:7
Net $P/L: -648
Wins: 1
Losses: 5
Win%:17
Avg$Win: 6
Avg$Loss: -131

Monday, October 7, 2019

Mon. 10/07 +1.6%

1:15pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 208
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 156
Avg$Loss: -104

Friday, October 4, 2019

Fri. 10/04 +0.4%

2:00pm CDT - Great first trade then gave most back. Need to do more homework.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 58
Wins: 1
Losses: 2
Win%:33
Avg$Win: 246
Avg$Loss: -94

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thurs. 10/03 -3.2%

12:35pm CDT - Not my day.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ -$37(5), CL -$388(7)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:12
Net $P/L: -424
Wins: 4
Losses: 6
Win%:40
Avg$Win: 7
Avg$Loss: -75

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wed. 10/02 +0.7%

12:50pm CDT -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ +$1(3), CL +$94(4)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:7
Net $P/L: 96
Wins: 4
Losses: 2
Win%:43
Avg$Win: 77
Avg$Loss: -34

In other news from Brazil, "Researchers found that 3 percent of traders make money, with less than 1 percent making more than minimum wage."

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tues. 10/01 +0.0%

3:30pm CDT - Tough day, content with breakeven.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ +$2(3), CL +$2(2)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:5
Net $P/L: 4
Wins: 3
Losses: 2
Win%:60
Avg$Win: 47
Avg$Loss: -69

In other news, Schwab is offering ZERO commissions starting next week on stock trades. I assume there is no limits so should we consider trading stocks or ETFs?

Monday, September 30, 2019

Quarter 3 2019 Trading Summary +10.6%

September Trading Summary +9.8%

Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ +$119(25), CL +$1079(56)
RESULTS FOR SEPTEMBER
Contracts:81
Net $P/L:1198
Wins:45
Losses:35
Win%:56
$Commissions:239
Avg$Win:98
Avg$Loss:-92

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

Mon. 9/30 +1.7%

11:50am CDT - Good end to month so quitting early to enjoy the warm weather in Chicago today. Gain fixed the bid/ask delayed data I was seeing on DOM. Hope it's a permanent fix!
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 228
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 116
Avg$Loss: -4

Friday, September 27, 2019

Fri. 9/27 +2.1%

1:10pm CDT - Good end to the week which was up $722.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ +$11(2), CL +$254(4)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:6
Net $P/L: 265
Wins: 4
Losses: 2
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 96
Avg$Loss: -59

In other news, been dealing with Gain Futures delays lately. Bid and Ask regularly do not keep up with Last Traded Price data so the DOM looks like this often, thus rendering the bid and ask useless!  Developers are working on it they tell me but no idea of when it will be fixed.  I expect better.  Platform had been rock solid for so long.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thurs. 9/26 -1.4%

12:55pm CDT - Was almost another nice day...
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ +$3(2), CL -$190(5)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:7
Net $P/L: -187
Wins: 2
Losses: 5
Win%:29
Avg$Win: 80
Avg$Loss: -70

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wed. 9/25 +1.6%

1:10pm CDT -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ +$6(2), CL +$204(4)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:6
Net $P/L: 210
Wins: 4
Losses: 2
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 82
Avg$Loss: -60

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tues. 9/24 +2.3%

1:50pm CDT -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ -$11(1), CL +$294(4)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:5
Net $P/L: 283
Wins: 4
Losses: 1
Win%:80
Avg$Win: 74
Avg$Loss: -11

Monday, September 23, 2019

Mon. 9/23 +1.2%

1:05pm CDT -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ +$4(2), CL +$148(3)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:5
Net $P/L: 152
Wins: 3
Losses: 2
Win%:60
Avg$Win: 92
Avg$Loss: -62

In other news, this guy has it all figured out!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Fri. 9/20 +0.3%

2:05pm CDT -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ +$28(1), CL +$10(5)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:6
Net $P/L: 38
Wins: 3
Losses: 3
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 120
Avg$Loss: -107

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thurs. 9/19 +1.7%

12:10pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:4
Net $P/L: 204
Wins: 3
Losses: 1
Win%:75
Avg$Win: 103
Avg$Loss: -104

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wed. 9/18 -0.8%

1:20pm CDT - FOMC Day, had to leave early.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ +$0(1), CL -$104(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -104
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -104

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tues. 9/17 +1.2%

2:00pm CDT - A reckless day which had the potential of being down 15% or more! I was up early but was long just before the Saudis said they'll be back to full production soon.  I had not placed a stop yet and by the time I bailed, lost $800 on that trade. CL data delays on my platform did not help matters. A few revenge attempts later, I decided to place a final short with 100 tick stop and target just inside yesterday's low.  I got lucky and target hit. Or maybe I'm finally learning something after all these years (on that last trade).
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:7
Net $P/L: 142
Wins: 3
Losses: 4
Win%:43
Avg$Win: 473
Avg$Loss: -319

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mon. 9/16 -1.7%

2:55pm CDT - Like a moth to the flames...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:10
Net $P/L:-209
Wins: 5
Losses: 5
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 54
Avg$Loss: 96

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fri. 9/13 +0.7%

2:00pm CDT - Happy Friday the 13th + Micro Harvest Full Moon (14% smaller due to being furthest away from Earth)!
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
MNQ +$21(1), CL +$66(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 87
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 43
Avg$Loss: 0

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thurs. 9/12 +0.2%

1:35pm CDT - Testing a new CL method.  MNQ had nothing but wide spreads today with rollover.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:5
Net $P/L: 30
Wins: 3
Losses: 2
Win%:60
Avg$Win: 53
Avg$Loss: -64

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wed. 9/11 -0.1%

2:25pm CDT - Caught in the stop run only for it to then go my way...
RESULTS FOR DAY
MNQ Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -11
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -11

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tues. 9/10 +0.3%

1:30pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
MNQ Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 34
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 17
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, September 9, 2019

Mon. 9/09 +0.3%

1:30pm CDT - Of course free fall after I get out of that first trade! Mondays...
RESULTS FOR DAY
MNQ Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 41
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 20
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, September 6, 2019

Fri. 9/06 -0.0%

1:05pm CDT - Not patient enough to let this one work.
RESULTS FOR DAY
MNQ Contracts:1
Net $P/L:0
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: 0