The purpose of this journal is to document my thought process behind my trades in a live trading account with Interactive Brokers and make adjustments to my trading plan according to perceived errors or to address inconsistent performance. In addition, should my trading results warrent it over a two year period, I may seek to manage other people's money. Thus I will also need to consider scalability for my trades. I originally opened this trading account two weeks ago in preparation for a trading contest with Desterio. My preliminary trading plan outline is as follows: Fundamental Objectives and Performance Metrics Maximize Reward to Risk Maximize Win Percentage Maximize Account Utilization While Maintaining Appropiate Risk Management Money Management - Performance Based Intraday Overnight Naked Position Scaling Long Option Positions Consecutive Losses Instruments Traded Financial Futures and Options Broad Based ETFs and Options "High Beta" Dow Stocks Active Equity Options on High Priced Underlyings Trading Styles Used Scalping Intraday Reversion to Mean Day Trading Swing Trading, Intraweek only Relative Performance Trade Analysis and Trading Plan Adjustments. I will add specific details to this trading plan, trading styles, and provide trade analysis on at least a weekly basis as time allows. I am currently very busy with my primary source of income.