Sunday, January 5, 2014

Year 2013 results - sort of

I always wonder how to sum of the yearly results.  I like to look at them many ways. If you do not include fees (other than commissions) from the brokers I used and factor in the outstanding swings I have - I made $847.24 - this includes dividends but I feel this year sucked for me.
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Winning months (including commissions):  3
Losing months:  9.
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One big swing made: $3606.00
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total dividends:  $1427.00
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My day trading nets: - 4185.76  (second worst year for me).
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Total commissions: 2685.93
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I am sitting on two swings and there value did not change much comparing this year to last but the one I am holding at a 8,000 loss.  The other is at a 3,000 gain.
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I am just glad this year is over.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

December 2013 Results

Trades:11
Winners:4
Losers:6
Break evens:1
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Total Gains: $289.00
Total Losses: $539.50
Avg Gain: $72.25
Avg Loss: $89.92
Biggest Gain: $114.00
Biggest Loss: $200.00
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Trade Net: -$250.50
Commissions: -$80.24
Day Trading Net: -$330.74
Month Net:-$330.74
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Did not trade much this month.  Trying to work on a new idea. I am using way too many indciators and crap on my charts.  Trying to just look at lot less.
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One trade this month sticks in my side. The employment numbers caused big moves on the 6th. I had 3 setups firing off at the same time- crude, euro and S&P.  I did not know which one to pick. I have picked them all.  I have the account size to do it. Instead I only picked the EURO. The S&P moved $800 and crude moved $1400 in the right direction. The Euro on its first attempt did not make it and stopped me for a $200 loss but on the second attempt it moved over $500. I did not have the guts to take the second trade.
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Botton line is I should have taken all four trades and made over $2500 for the day.  Instead I chickened out and sat with a $200 loss -  the story of of this years trading for me.