Don't let anyone tell you that a professional doesn't make mistakes. In this forum I am going to share with you sins of my past and probably sins I am about to commit. I have strong views and most of them are contrarian. To express these views outside of my much narrower hedge fund trading mandate I run a small PA (private account) with Interactive Brokers. Having worked with RAPA in some shape or form of its current existence for close to a decade, it has been extremely rare for me to run my PA account through any rigorous money management or risk analysis software. Today I am saying that has to end as I have been using this account as a playground for amusement and ego stroking and quite frankly it is unprofessional. Over the course of the next few months I hope to periodically or perhaps obsessively post my PA dashboard screenshot and try and navigate a more professional time series of returns to the ones you are about to see. This is as open and as honest as one can get, I am officially exposed. If you wish to join the conversation please do with constructive input. I must add that I have had an extremely successful PA trading history with very large % returns since inception which is to a large extent what I have lived off. However the volatility of the returns are pretty similar to the ones presented here, and this is what I am hoping to avoid in this account as I place it in the watchful eyes of the public. I will leave my comments until the next post, at this stage it is time to just observe and reflect. PS. you will notice that the dashboard is showing the drawdowns as positive which is a bug that will be fixed in the new release later today.