Sunday, May 4, 2014

April Results 2014

Trades: 25
Winners: 13
 Losers: 7
 Break evens:5
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Total Gains: $1187.50
Total Losses: $-475.50
Avg Gain: $91.35
Avg Loss: $67.86
Biggest Gain: $359.00
Biggest Loss: $162.50
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Trade Net: +712.50
Commissions: -$155.37
Day Trading Net: +$557.13
Month Net: +$557.13
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On the surface, this looks like a good month.  All the stats are the way i like them - more wins than losses, and the average win bigger than the average loss but it was a lot crazier than I would have like.  I had my first mental breakdown day were on 3 trades I lost $300. That was my first crazy day since last year I am glad it only cost me $300. Second item for the month, my biggest gain was playing an IPO break out.  Something I seldom do. Third, I had an order entry screw up where I wanted to trade one crude contract but somehow entered 6. Lucky I got out with a small profit once I say my mistake.
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Work is getting busier and busier so I have a feeling my trading is going to be limited going forward.
I wish I was doing this succussfully full time and blogging more.
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I am very happy with most of my entries. It is with the exits I am still having problems with. I put a trade on and it goes no where for 5  minutes so I jump out with a tick or two of gain or loss only to see it then move to target. But all in all, I have had 3 1/2 months of in the black trading.  i might be on to something.

March Results 2014

Trades: 30
Winners: 19
 Losers: 10
 Break evens:1
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Total Gains: $1021.25
Total Losses: $-327.50
Avg Gain: $53.75
Avg Loss: $32.75
Biggest Gain: $164.00
Biggest Loss: $120.00
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Trade Net: +693.75
Commissions: -$148.50
Day Trading Net: +$545.25
Month Net: +$545.25
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A very solid month for me.  Only one major screw up. Average win bigger than average loss. Good Job all around. I wish all months were like this.