First I want to apologize for the lack of updates. I do not think I’ll be able to update the blog daily as I’ve been quite busy with other things that were neglected while I was devoting myself to trading. I’ve been taking long lunches so that I can walk in the forest, I’ve been catching up on chores around the house, and I’ve been spending more time with my family & other hobbies. I can say my weekends have been 99% trading-free, a first in over 3 years.
So I’ll try to post less and make each post more useful. If you notice I haven’t done any market outlooks or anything like that. The reason is I take my trading one day at a time. I have totally stopped my swing trading so that I can focus on my day trading and eventually work from day trading up to swing trading (holding winning day trades overnight for example). In the past I had done the two separately and I think it makes much more sense to enter each swing trade as a day trade.
I was reminded about posting some reviews of trading rooms, that’s still in the works.
Today is a very slow morning on the Bund & ES so I took advantage of the downtime to make a video going over my recent performance. For a brief recap, I went back on simulator in January in order to work out some issues in my trading plan. The results during the last three weeks prior to our vacation were quite good so I quickly got into real money trading after our return. So far the results have exceeded my expectations and I hope to increase my size slowly. So that’s where I’m at now, the video goes over this in more detail, in particular some metrics offered by my broker, the excel spreadsheet I’m using to track my results, and the Ninjatrader generated reports (which are not very accurate in my experience).
Good luck to you with your trading.