In this video I go over my trading results for the week and compare to the previous week. I am using my “trading well spreadsheet” for this purpose. I’m not focusing on expectancy but rather if I’m trading my plan. Specifically, am I breaking any rules, taking any invalid setups, or missing valid trades. Some of these are related to discipline but I have found that most are related to being unable to see things correctly real time. So I don’t expect to eliminate all mistakes or missed trades. The ones that are clearly discipline problems must be eliminated, but I’ll never read everything perfectly real time. The “perfect” results does give me a benchmark against which I can compare my results.
You will find more about the spreadsheets I’m using on my Trade Log & Journal page including a download link for the excel spreadsheet.
I welcome all feedback and if you find this spreadsheet / method of tracking your results helpful please let me know.
Here is the 2 week bund performance summary that I wanted to generate with Ninjatrader. Ninjatrader support is looking into the crashing problem:
Results were pretty consistent across the two weeks. My plan is to start trading real money again on Monday for Bund and continue on sim for ES. I”ve been on sim for a while and it would be nice to have some income again. So far every time I’ve taken a few weeks off to go back to sim, my trading has improved. Not just because I was on sim but because I work on specific issues in my trading.