Iâm going to every week, publish my journal from this one specific pilot account because other than the bellow listed reasons, more importantly I need your help! After a couple of decades of R&D on day trading, I believe Iâve come as close as anyone ever has to the HG but I am tired and a little bored of putting it altogether and finishing the final touches alone and in the closet! A little boost, a lot of criticism from the ET community should provoke me to push myself further and finish the final mileâ¦ Iâll be publishing the complete trade list and would like to see if my code could be broken or not? That should be interesting, I believe it cannot though. I have the following several major problems that Iâm presently tackling: 1. I am, contrary to the principles, letting my losses run according to the system at hand and cutting my gains short contrary to the same system! 2. The system entry and exits are fully mechanized although, in the profit taking area, I discretionally intervene, since if left to the system, a lot of the gains would be wiped out. 3. Because of 2 above, I stick to a single contract and keep the account balance in the 10k range, since that is my comfort zone when testing because I never back test neither use stops. 4. I can be very successful with the single contract averaging to max 3 contracts but as soon as I raise capital and start 10 / 20 / 30 lots, the whole psychology gets messed up and canât relate each trade performance to a single contract! This is a huge problem. I can mentally deal with losing a couple of 15 full points back to back and recover from it but, the same is not true about losing a couple of 150 points back to back although I could afford it and recover from it(need to build up the confidence level one step at a time but meanwhile missing big time on the potential gains that the same dedication to the monitor per day could earn me 5k a day instead of 500). One way to overcome the phobia, would have been to join a prop and benefit from the roomâs support which Iâm trying to seek that here in this forum. Anyways, I could go on but better cut it short and discuss problems as we go onâ¦ A few points to note: During the 2 decades, my accumulated losses from the day trading Ops. Are only below the 150k range I guess and hopefully the blown accounts in the 10 range. Which is very reasonable as a start up cost but the 2 decades has been far too long and cannot be justified even if I have reached a very successful level today. My major losses are the business opportunities Iâve lost due my dedication to trading and abusing a very successful manufacturing business. Someone recently said, it takes 10k+ of monitor time to become a successful day trader and I do also confirm that and it seems not worth it since the learning curve is very lengthy and the means do not justify the end. My trades are based on FILO. Good luck to me, although luck cannot and should NOT be part of trading. I'll continue posting my journals from the previous week on. It is quite normal for us to differ but let us please intellectually keep this thread clean. Technical Analysis is NOT and does NOT provide a Solution but, an Insight... it does.