Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thurs. 6/22 +3.2%

12:25pm CDT - Overnight trade just because I thought we were oversold. I'm still working on system development. Making some progress but it's slow going. Coding is never as simple as the idea in my head.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 506
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 506
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, June 2, 2017

Fri. 6/02 -1.3%

1:05pm CDT - Traded the ES signals with no errors today.  Of course the next couple I didn't take per plan, worked great.  Definitely not my week.  Perhaps sim trade next week to regain some confidence. We'll see. 
RESULTS FOR DAY
ES Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -205
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -103

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thurs. 6/01 -3.7%

11:15am CDT - Sabotaging myself to start out the month. Chopped on 3 trades prior to inventory report, then I had the brilliant idea to put in bracket orders to capture any inventory spike. F'ing brilliant. Slippage on both orders too of course just for good measure.  CL may get kicked to the curb again for awhile.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$536(4), ES -$90(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:5
Net $P/L: -626
Wins: 0
Losses: 5
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -126

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May Trading Summary -2.8%

Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$637(12), ES +$149(5)
RESULTS FOR MAY
Contracts:17
Net $P/L:-488
Wins:7
Losses:10
Win%:41
$Commissions:60
Avg$Win:77
Avg$Loss:-103

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

Wed. 5/31 +0.0%

12:50pm CDT - ES giveth and CL taketh away. Month flew by mostly because I barely traded. Plan to be more active in June but that depends on results over next week or so...
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$176(4), ES +$179(3)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:7
Net $P/L: 4
Wins: 3
Losses: 4
Win%:43
Avg$Win: 86
Avg$Loss: -64

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tues. 5/30 -1.0%

12:55pm CDT -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$72(3), ES -$103(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:4
Net $P/L: -174
Wins: 1
Losses: 3
Win%:25
Avg$Win: 96
Avg$Loss: -90

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fri. 5/26 +0.5%

11:05am CDT - Back on the horse just in time for 3-day weekend.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL +$12(2), ES +$72(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 84
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 84
Avg$Loss: -84

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thurs. 5/11 -2.4%

1:40pm CDT - Testing... Trade management without breakeven stops is not always a good idea.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -418
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -209

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wed. 5/03 +0.1%

11:20am CDT - I'm not back yet but saw no reason to pass on this trade. Execution of exit was piss poor however. Inventory report release is the wild west so not surprised really.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 16
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 16
Avg$Loss: 0

In other news, Fibonacci!

Friday, April 28, 2017

April Trading Summary -5.9%

Net breakdown (contracts traded):
6B -$89(2), 6E +$65(1), CL +$164(4),
GC -$224(1), ZS -$142(1), NQ -$858(7)
RESULTS FOR APRIL
Contracts:16
Net $P/L:-1088
Wins:5
Losses:8
Win%:38
$Commissions:60
Avg$Win:66
Avg$Loss:-177

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Blog! Hard to believe, 1661 posts later, I've been doing this for 8 years.  Safe to say it's pretty much a habit now at end of each trading day.  Thanks to all of you for checking in here from time to time, emails, ideas, etc. that help me keep things real. 

As for trading, I've been idle and still figuring out the best method and plan to move forward to the next 8 years! Leaning toward much more systematic trading.  Stay tuned...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Fri. 4/07 -4.1%

10:55am CDT - Beyond pissed today. At me, at the market, take your pick!  Changes are a coming...
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL +$106(1), NQ -$858(7)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:8
Net $P/L: -752
Wins: 2
Losses: 3
Win%:40
Avg$Win: 59
Avg$Loss: -290

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thurs. 4/06 -0.0%

12:50pm CDT - Not feeling it today.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -4
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -4

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wed. 4/05 -2.9%

1:35pm CDT -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
GC -$224(1), CL -$84(1), 6B -$89(2), ZS -$142(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:5
Net $P/L: -540
Wins: 1
Losses: 4
Win%:20
Avg$Win: 2
Avg$Loss: -135

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tues. 4/04 +1.1%

1:15pm CDT - No trades yesterday. Testing new method today...
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL +$146(1), 6E +$65(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 211
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 105
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, March 31, 2017

Quarter 1 2017 Trading Results

March Trading Summary +0.0%

Net breakdown (contracts traded):
6B +$102(1), 6C +$37(3), 6E +$215(10), 6J -$318(6),
CL +$393(40), GC -$206(27), ZS +$98(3), NQ -$188(13), YM -$121(2)
RESULTS FOR MARCH
Contracts:105
Net $P/L:9
Wins:45
Losses:41
Win%:52
$Commissions:409
Avg$Win:108
Avg$Loss:-118

Fri. 3/31 -1.5%

2:20pm CDT - Rogue day to try to get back to green on the year before the month/quarter ends. No luck. For the week net -$1620. March +$9 (after being up $2000 just 4 days ago), YTD -$447.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
GC -$208(2), 6E -$81(3)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:5
Net $P/L: -289
Wins: 1
Losses: 4
Win%:20
Avg$Win: 108
Avg$Loss: -99

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thurs. 3/30 -3.5%

2:10pm CDT - 2 days in a row doing the same thing with same result wasn't enough so thought I'd make it 3 in a row!  Talk about the wrong days to fight the trend. I'm shelving this test of new system, began 3/14, since in backtesting I never had 3 days in a row like this. Up $429 for this period so I guess it wasn't a total disaster. More homework...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -678
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -678

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wed. 3/29 -2.3%

1:35pm CDT - Not the day for my method again. Can't remember the last Inventory Day where crude went one way only with no return to the other direction.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -448
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -448

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tues. 3/28 -3.0%

1:55pm CDT - Was due for a day like this. No idea why it spiked up? Stop runs?
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -608
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -608

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mon 3/27 +2.0%

11:10am CDT - Kicking myself a bit on not waiting longer to exit.  High so far went exactly to Friday's POC.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 402
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 402
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, March 24, 2017

Fri. 3/24 +0.8%

12:10pm CDT - No trades yesterday and got out early today due to things being dead and temps in mid 70s°F out there in Chicago! For the week, net +$680.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 156
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 156
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wed. 3/22 +1.0%

11:05am CDT - Played it safe and got out before inventory report.  I noticed the same dollar gain made 1.1% yesterday but only 1.0% today, due to rounding.  Guess that means I'm heading in the right direction.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 206
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 206
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tues. 3/21 +1.1%

10:40am CDT - More oil "news" bouncing price around today.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 206
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 206
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mon. 3/20 +0.6%

6:10pm CDT - Not a good MAE!  Caused by OPEC news.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 112
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 112
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fri. 3/17 +0.5%

1:30pm CDT - Well, I guess the luck of the Irish was with me but I had to wait all day for it, well 3.5 hrs. anyways.  For the week, net +$583.

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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thurs. 3/16 +0.8%

1:42pm CDT - Had to wait all day for this one.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 156
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 156
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wed. 3/15 +3.2%

2:00pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 602
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 602
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tues. 3/14 +1.2%

11:25am CDT - One trade today on a new CL system I'm going to test going forward.  If anyone has a good site for free real-time crude oil news, please pass it along.  Zerohedge usually isn't too bad.  The spike down before openThe spike up mid-morning.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 216
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 216
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, March 13, 2017

Mon. 3/13 -2.6%

11:20am CDT - Not my day.  Needed bigger stops for a chance today but those can burn you too!
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$357(4), GC -$142(3)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:7
Net $P/L: -497
Wins: 0
Losses: 5
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -100

Friday, March 10, 2017

Fri. 3/10 +0.6%

3:10pm CST - Frustrated with myself today.  But an okay week net +$480.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$290(5), 6E +$233(1), 6B +$102(1), GC +$6(1), NQ +$52(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:9
Net $P/L: 104
Wins: 6
Losses: 2
Win%:75
Avg$Win: 68
Avg$Loss: -151

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thurs. 3/09 +2.4%

1:45pm CST - If you caught comments from yesterday, you know I averted a large CL loss by exiting my long that evening for a small gain.  It's nice when luck erases my stupidity!  Today had a couple "WTF-am-I-doing" moments so hopefully those are all past me for awhile.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL +$430(5), 6E +$13(3), ZS +$3(2)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:10
Net $P/L: 446
Wins: 7
Losses: 1
Win%:88
Avg$Win: 79
Avg$Loss: -104

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wed. 3/08 +1.3%

3:40pm CST - Got yesterday's slippage back on GC.  CL was looking for an end of day bounce but got in too early so I'm holding until tonight/tomorrow/Fri.  Wish me luck.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL +$22(2), GC +$206(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 228
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 151
Avg$Loss: -74

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tues. 3/07 -2.7%

9:45am CST - Gold has as much volume as NQ and YM combined yet today was a good lesson how thin it can be.  21 ticks slippage on a stop on a short (Edit) LONG trade!  Many expletives were muttered. Then NQ shoots up at open, fails quickly into new lows, fakes me and other suckers out and marches up to new highs.  Some days you're the bug, some days the windshield.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$4(1), GC -$396(4), NQ -$102(2)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:7
Net $P/L: -501
Wins: 0
Losses: 6
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -84

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mon. 3/06 +1.1%

1:05pm CST -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL +$186(1), GC +$118(3), NQ -$101(5)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:9
Net $P/L: 203
Wins: 5
Losses: 2
Win%:71
Avg$Win: 80
Avg$Loss: -97

Friday, March 3, 2017

Fri. 3/30 +0.2%

1:45pm CST - Yellen remarks added some moves today.  Glad to get out for even.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$118(2), 6J -$248(4), GC +$414(4), NQ -$18(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:11
Net $P/L: 30
Wins: 2
Losses: 7
Win%:22
Avg$Win: 211
Avg$Loss: -56

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thurs. 3/02 -1.5%

2:20pm CST -First 6J trade stopped to the tick and second Gold trade stopped by 1 tick. Elimination of those 2 events alone could have made for an okay day.  So can't get too hung up about these things is the moral of the story...
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
6E +$50(3), 6J -$71(2), GC -$264(6), NQ +$13(2)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:13
Net $P/L: -271
Wins: 4
Losses: 8
Win%:33
Avg$Win: 51
Avg$Loss: -59

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wed. 3/01 +0.7%

2:40pm CST -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL +$92(2), 6C +$37(3), GC +$58(3),
ZS +$95(1), YM -$121(2), NQ -$32(2)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:13
Net $P/L: 130
Wins: 9
Losses: 2
Win%:82
Avg$Win: 35
Avg$Loss: -92

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Trading Summary +0.9%

Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL +$375(14), 6E +$36(2), 6J +$46(1),
GC +$440(5), ZS -$142(1), NQ -$596(12)
RESULTS FOR FEBRUARY
Contracts:35
Net $P/L:156
Wins:13
Losses:14
Win%:48
$Commissions:127
Avg$Win:118
Avg$Loss:-99

Tues. 2/28 +0.7%

12:45pm CST - Got in a hole early on so glad to get out and end the month barely green.
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
CL -$34(1), 6E +$36(2), GC +$268(3), ZS -$142(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:7
Net $P/L: 128
Wins: 2
Losses: 4
Win%:33
Avg$Win: 245
Avg$Loss: -91

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mon. 2/27 +1.2%

1:00pm CST -
Net breakdown (contracts traded):
GC +$172(2), 6J +$46(1)
RESULTS FOR DAY
Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 218
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 136
Avg$Loss: -54

Friday, February 24, 2017

Fri. 2/24 +0.3%

1:35pm CST - Missed opportunity taking 1st trade off early.  Then things were dead slow.  By the way, didn't mention it Wed. but this is a new method I'm testing out.  To be continued next week with perhaps adding other instruments.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 62
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 31
Avg$Loss: 0

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