Friday, June 19, 2015

May 2015 Results

Trades: 16
Winners: 10
Losers: 34
Break evens: 3
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Total Gains: $404.00
Total Losses: $-700
Avg Gain: $40.40
Avg Loss: $-233.33
Biggest Gain: $50.00
Biggest Loss: $550.00
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Trade Net: $-296.00
Commissions: -$83.96
Short term Trading Net: $-379.96
Month Net: $-379.96
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I was very happy with my futures trading this month.  What killed my month was I gave out on an option play i had been rolling for months and took a $550 loss on. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

April 2015 Results

Trades: 40
Winners: 16
Losers: 14
Break evens: 10
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Total Gains: $736.50
Total Losses: $-637.50
Avg Gain: $46.03
Avg Loss: $-45.54
Biggest Gain: $99.00
Biggest Loss: $100.00
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Trade Net: $99.00
Commissions: -$186.95
Short term Trading Net: $-87.95
Month Net: $-87.95
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This was a month of back and forth. I started trading much better after the 15th but still have the big problem of letting the trades work.  If I sat on my hands after the 15th - I would have been 16-4 and had a nice couple of weeks.  So what happened on the 15th?  I do not know.  The 14th was a real bad day for me and if you took away just that day - I would have had an up month.

Friday, June 5, 2015

March 2015 Results

Trades: 21
Winners: 15
Losers: 20
Break evens: 6
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Total Gains: $966.0
Total Losses: $-737.50
Avg Gain: $46.00
Avg Loss: $-36.88
Biggest Gain: $459.00
Biggest Loss: $150.00
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Trade Net: $153.50
Commissions: -$257.40
Short term Trading Net: $-103.90
Month Net: $-103.90
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Slowly I am getting away from too much options trading and trying to focus on ES trading.  Not a good month even thou I was close to break even. After closely looking at my trades, way too many of them I would have graded poor. In fact only 17 trades, i was happy with my entry and exit.  That number should be at 80-90 percent for me to be at the level I want to be.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

February 2015 Results

Trades: 33
Winners: 15
Losers: 12
Break evens: 6
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Total Gains: $917.50
Total Losses: $-4,145.20
Avg Gain: $61.17
Avg Loss: $-345.43
Biggest Gain: $360.00
Biggest Loss: $3632.70
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Trade Net: $-3,190.20
Commissions: -$227.17
Short term Trading Net: $-3417.37
Month Net: $-3417.37
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I bit the bullet on a S&P strangle trade that I had been rolling over since September.  If I had not screwed up on managing the trade - the loss would have been a lot smaller.
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It is hard to look at this month and say it was a good month. Remove the strangle trade and I would have been up $300 on the month.  That also includes I had dug myself a $300 hole in the frist couple of trade so the rest of the month was good for me.  But still it seems silly to say you had a good month losing over $3400.
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The only saving grace is that the IRA does mark to market on commodity option trades so most of this loss landed on last years tax return.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

January 2015 Results

Trades: 33
Winners: 16
Losers: 13
Break evens: 4
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Total Gains: $1,290.00
Total Losses: $-680.00
Avg Gain: $80.63
Avg Loss: $-52.31
Biggest Gain: $460.00
Biggest Loss: $100.00
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Trade Net: $610.00
Commissions: -$155.65
Short term Trading Net: $454.35
Month Net: $454.35
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Nice way to start off the year.  Had a couple of big option winners (selling premium) . Still never frustrated with my futures trading.  Had too many WTFWIT trades.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

December 2014 Results

Trades: 26
Winners: 10
Losers: 11
Break evens: 5
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Total Gains: $657.70
Total Losses: $-1,137.50
Avg Gain: $65.75
Avg Loss: $-103.41
Biggest Gain: $87.00
Biggest Loss: $300.0
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Trade Net: $-480.00
Commissions: -$157.74
Short term Trading Net: -$637.74
Month Net: -$637.74
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This was not a good month in either trading results or mental capital. I had a two day period where I lost about $1000 and did some stupid things.  One of them I had a computer issue that allowed me to enter a position 3 times larger than normal.  So instead of hitting the get me out button once I saw what happened - I decided to let it ride and take a major lose.