Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thurs. 8/22 +0.2%

2:40pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
MNQ Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 25
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 12
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, August 19, 2019

Mon. 8/19 +0.2%

12:45pm CDT - More testing with Micro NQ...
RESULTS FOR DAY
MNQ Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 23
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 23
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July Trading Summary +0.0%

RESULTS FOR JULY
MNQ Contracts:12
Net $P/L:3
Wins:5
Losses:3
Win%:63
$Commissions:10
Avg$Win:15
Avg$Loss:-24

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

Wed. 7/31 -0.6%

1:35pm CDT - Back to nill for the month.
RESULTS FOR DAY
MNQ Contracts:5
Net $P/L: -72
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -24

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tues. 7/30 +0.2%

12:30pm CDT - Still at it. Liking the Micro NQ for no-pressure trading and working out new methodology.
RESULTS FOR DAY
MNQ Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 20
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 20
Avg$Loss: 0

For Micros, on 5/28/19 I noted volume on that day compared to full E-mini equivalents was
13% for MES/ES
15% for MYM/YM
30% for MNQ/NQ
22% for M2K/RTY

Today I looked at total July volume. 
20% MES/ES
29% MYM/YM
56% MNQ/NQ
27% M2K/RTY
Quite the continued increase. At $1.25/tick for MES vs. 50 cents/tick for the other 3 it can make more sense to trade these rather than a demo account. The biggest issue is most broker's commissions require you to make at least 2 or 3 ticks just to breakeven.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Mon. 7/29 +0.3%

2:15pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
MNQ Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 40
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 20
Avg$Loss: 0

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Fri. 7/26 +0.1%

5:55pm CDT - Testing some Micro-Emini-NQ trading...
RESULTS FOR DAY
MNQ Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 16
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 8
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, June 28, 2019

Quarter 2 2019 Trading Summary -12.8%

June Trading Summary -8.4%

RESULTS FOR JUNE
CL Contracts:12
Net $P/L:-1101
Wins:2
Losses:10
Win%:17
$Commissions:48
Avg$Win:135
Avg$Loss:-137

Friday, June 21, 2019

Fri. 6/21 -1.6%

1:30pm CDT - 1 signal, 1 loss to end another down week.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: -194
Wins: 0
Losses:1
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -194

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thurs. 6/20 -2.8%

1:40pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -358
Wins: 0
Losses:2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -179

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wed. 6/19 +1.3%

1:55pm CDT - Back at it, for now. Nice to start with a win for a change, and in just 20 sec.!
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 155
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 155
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wed. 6/12 -2.6%

1:40pm CDT - Pathetic and frustrated sums things up.  Back to drawing board.  Of my last 18 trades, 2 have made money.  2!  11%!  I might as well get a monkey to throw darts at a board that has Buy, Sell, or Flat on it.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -328
Wins: 0
Losses:2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -164

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tues. 6/11 -1.2%

11:10pm CDT - More potential today but similar result...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:4
Net $P/L: -156
Wins:1
Losses:3
Win%:25
Avg$Win: 116
Avg$Loss: -91

Monday, June 10, 2019

Mon. 6/10 -1.7%

12:50pm CDT - History repeats, new day, new month.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -218
Wins: 0
Losses:2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -109

Friday, May 31, 2019

May Trading Summary -4.8%

RESULTS FOR MAY
CL Contracts:48
Net $P/L:-659
Wins:16
Losses:32
Win%:33
$Commissions:189
Avg$Win:103
Avg$Loss:-72

Fri. 5/31 +4.3%

11:10am CDT - No good reason except I thought it was going to bounce. For week +$131 net.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 546
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 546
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wed. 5/29 -4.1%

1:55pm CDT - Had some chances to make a number of these losers winners, but going for bigger targets was not working.  So clear in hindsight.  As usual, my discretionary trade management sucked.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:9
Net $P/L: -535
Wins: 0
Losses: 9
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -60

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tues. 5/28 +0.9%

3:35pm CDT - Tweaked system, try again. Discretionary exits remain.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:5
Net $P/L: 120
Wins: 3
Losses: 2
Win%:60
Avg$Win: 99
Avg$Loss: -89

In other news, I'm glad to see the new 1/10 size Micro E-mini futures are doing so well.  Today for example, their volume compared to full E-mini contract was 13% for MES/ES, 15% for MYM/YM, 30% for MNQ/NQ, and 22% for M2K/RTY.  Not bad!  Saw this trading contest too if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tues. 5/14 -2.0%

1:10pm CDT - 1 step forward, 2 steps back.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:8
Net $P/L: -272
Wins: 2
Losses: 6
Win%:25
Avg$Win: 71
Avg$Loss: -69

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mon. 5/13 +0.8%

1:10pm CDT - Too bad we can't have a good idea of the range of a day before the day gets going. Holding the 1st or 3rd trade longer would have been a much easier day. Instead a roller coaster...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:9
Net $P/L: 105
Wins: 5
Losses: 4
Win%:56
Avg$Win: 84
Avg$Loss: -79

Friday, May 10, 2019

Fri. 5/10 -1.4%

1:25pm CDT - I'm such a newb! Too long of break or researched too many ideas in past week?  Traded new method today and took 8 signals before I realized I was trading them the wrong direction. Epic Fail! You just never know when the market or your mind will throw a wrench in your plan.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:11
Net $P/L: -193
Wins: 5
Losses: 6
Win%:45
Avg$Win: 48
Avg$Loss: -72

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wed. 5/01 -3.1%

12:30pm CDT - Digging a hole on 1st day of month again and need a short break.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:5
Net $P/L: -430
Wins: 0
Losses: 5
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -86

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April Trading Summary +0.0%

Net breakdown (contracts traded):
GC -$265(6), CL +$270(38)
RESULTS FOR APRIL
Contracts:44
Net $P/L:5
Wins:21
Losses:23
Win%:48
$Commissions:175
Avg$Win:65
Avg$Loss:-59

Tues. 4/30 +0.7%

2:30pm CDT - Back to break-even on month, barely...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:5
Net $P/L: 100
Wins: 3
Losses: 2
Win%:60
Avg$Win: 66
Avg$Loss: -49

Monday, April 29, 2019

Mon. 4/30 -1.6%

10:30am CDT - Lack of focus today.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:7
Net $P/L: -228
Wins: 2
Losses: 5
Win%:29
Avg$Win: 61
Avg$Loss: -70

Friday, April 26, 2019

Fri. 4/26 +1.1%

1:05pm CDT - Holy selloff! For the week, net -$11. Spun my wheels this week but beats losing.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 148
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 101
Avg$Loss: -54

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thurs. 4/25 -0.8%

12:40pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:5
Net $P/L: -110
Wins: 1
Losses: 4
Win%:20
Avg$Win: 106
Avg$Loss: -54

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wed. 4/24 -0.7%

1:40pm CDT - If only I would have held that 3rd trade longer...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:5
Net $P/L: -100
Wins: 1
Losses: 4
Win%:20
Avg$Win: 116
Avg$Loss: -54

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tues. 4/23 +0.0%

1:30pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 2
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 56
Avg$Loss: -54

Monday, April 22, 2019

Mon. 4/22 +0.3%

12:30pm CDT - Next few trades after I packed it in would have been winners. Happy Earth Day!
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:3
Net $P/L: 48
Wins: 2
Losses: 1
Win%:67
Avg$Win: 51
Avg$Loss: -54

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thurs. 4/18 +0.4%

1:10pm CDT - Misread the first trade. Should have stayed in it.  Nearly forgot markets are closed tomorrow! Happy Easter!
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 52
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 26
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wed. 4/17 +1.0%

1:30pm CDT - A short and a long...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 142
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 71
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tues. 4/16 +0.8%

12:00pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 112
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 56
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, April 15, 2019

Mon. 4/15 +0.8%

3:10pm CDT - More testing...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 102
Wins: 2
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 51
Avg$Loss: 0

Monday, April 1, 2019

Mon. 4/01 -2.1%

1:25pm CDT - Testing day on a Gold method. Did not go well. Guess I was the April Fool! In other foolish news, I was hit with a $15 inactivity fee on 1 of my 2 accounts that I apparently didn't trade at all in 1st Qtr.  Thank you Gain Capital!  (my equity I report on this blog is the combined total of the 2 trading accounts I have)
RESULTS FOR DAY
GC Contracts:6
Net $P/L: -265
Wins: 1
Losses: 5
Win%:17
Avg$Win: 56
Avg$Loss: -64

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Quarter 1 2019 Trading Summary +2.8%

March Trading Summary -4.0%

RESULTS FOR MARCH
CL Contracts:20
Net $P/L:-572
Wins:8
Losses:12
Win%:40
$Commissions:79
Avg$Win:200
Avg$Loss:-181

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mon. 3/18 -1.8%

3:20pm CDT - Time for a break until I come up with another "winning" system or market returns to more "normal".
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -258
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -129

Friday, March 15, 2019

Fri. 3/15 +0.2%

11:20am CDT - Another day, another breakeven effort. At least I got filled this time. For the week, net -$25.  If not for a single tick on Wed., would have been up a few hundred.  4 small losing weeks in a row. I'm spinning my wheels.  The game goes on...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 22
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 136
Avg$Loss: -114

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thurs. 3/14 +0.4%

1:25pm CDT - Happy Pi Day!  CL sucked again today.  5 min. to stop me out on first trade, then an hour to hit second target.  Lots of fake moves only to go nowhere.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 52
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 256
Avg$Loss: -204

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wed. 3/13 -2.3%

1:40pm CDT - Ugh again. 1-tick from target and a BE day but stopped out instead.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -328
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -164

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tues. 3/12 +1.0%

1:20pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 146
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 146
Avg$Loss: 0

In other news, Micro E-mini Futures coming in a couple months. Will 1/10 the size also mean 1/10 the commissions and fees to trade them?  I somehow doubt it!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Mon. 3/11 +0.6%

2:05pm CDT -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 82
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 236
Avg$Loss: -154

Friday, March 8, 2019

Fri. 3/08 +1.9%

3:40pm CST - Lots of movement today! For the week, net -$298.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 266
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 266
Avg$Loss: 0

This is my CL system I've traded since Jan. 28th. 42 trades and ~$700 net profit is all. That's less than 2 ticks per trade avg.

And here's my old NQ system from last year. It's still in drawdown so I'm glad I haven't traded it since Dec. 31st. It's down ~$2600 since then!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thurs. 3.07 -2.7%

2:10pm CST - Chopped out.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -388
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -194

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wed. 3/06 +1.3%

1:30pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 186
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 186
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tues. 3/05 -3.5%

3:45pm CST - 5 ticks slippage on the after-hours stop out too. Grrr...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -508
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -254

Monday, March 4, 2019

Mon. 3/04 +1.0%

2:00pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 146
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 146
Avg$Loss: 0

In other news, a good read from an Anonymous Algorithmic Trader

Friday, March 1, 2019

Fri. 3/01 +0.1%

12:50pm CST - Day dreaming of holding for $1500...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 12
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 226
Avg$Loss: -214

Thursday, February 28, 2019

February Trading Summary +6.9%

RESULTS FOR FEBRUARY
CL Contracts:28
Net $P/L:927
Wins:17
Losses:11
Win%:61
$Commissions:110
Avg$Win:208
Avg$Loss:-238

Thurs. 2/28 +2.3%

1:55pm CST - Holding for the duration. Will I be stopped or hit target first? Another hour? Overnight?  Tomorrow?  Another frustrating trade but at least it didn't trade my price and not fill me this time.  But still, the feeling of doom or being cursed has come to mind too many times this past week!
UPDATE - target filled at 6:47pm CST
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L:326
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 326
Avg$Loss: 0

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wed. 2/27 +1.3%

1:45pm CST - Near target, then near stop, nearly 3 hours later, done...
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 176
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 176
Avg$Loss: 0

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tues. 2/26 -5.0%

2:00pm CST - The game of ticks continues.  No fill again at target and then a spike stop and reverse which stopped out hours later.  2 ticks slippage today to add some salt too.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -728
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -364

Monday, February 25, 2019

Mon. 2/25 +1.0%

1:40pm CST - At least system was smart enough to be short today.  Lots left on table.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:1
Net $P/L: 146
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Win%:100
Avg$Win: 146
Avg$Loss: 0

Friday, February 22, 2019

Fri. 2/22 +0.0%

2:10pm CST - Frustrating day - see chart. For the short week, net -$104.
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: 2
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Win%:50
Avg$Win: 196
Avg$Loss: -194

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thurs. 2/21 -3.1%

1:40pm CST -
RESULTS FOR DAY
CL Contracts:2
Net $P/L: -458
Wins: 0
Losses: 2
Win%:0
Avg$Win: 0
Avg$Loss: -229