3-31-04 BACKGROUND: I've been trading fulltime for 2 yrs now and so far I've been prety much breakeven. Just started trading NQ for about 6 months now. I read a quote somewhere that it takes about 10 yrs of doing something before you are good at it. I know am just a rookie so by starting this journal i hope to gain valuable feedbacks from you pros out there. Your comments or criticism are highly appreciated. TRADING METHOD: I based my method on tape reading. I look at the BKX, SOX, COMP, and NQ and play off each other. Only technical indicator i used is the stochrsi which works like stochastics. My risk and reward is 2 points. GOALS: If I can just make $1800 to pay my morgage each month then i am a happy man. But overall i want to improve my discipline and better control of my emotions. I* have a big problem of not sticking to my plans once a trade is made. So thank you in advance to everyone who read my journal and all the replies.