halu: I hope that the title of the thread is descriptive enough for the journal. I'm not gonna go to the history as I have another thread that contained all the info on the Options forum. http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=52722 I plan to just post trade entries here and keep track of PNL's on a weekly basis (Friday's total account value marked-to-market any open positions compared to previous Friday's). That's about it. Just a peek at a small-fish account who trades "long options" on the side and still has a full-time job that pays the bills. Good Trading.