Another one here going to possibly (likely?) dash his foot against the same immovable rock others have run into. 6k Tradestation Acct... May be too small but it's all I don't mind losing. May be an undue and possibly insurmountable handicap but probably why I will give it a shot. Plan: Daily plan is establish day direction and to try to capture the bulk of the day's movement in as few trades as possible.. no scalping. Trade 1 contract until 2 consecutive up weeks AND acct over 10k. Edges?? Never allow a single trade loss over 2 points... will tinker here, not sure yet if it can be less. At 5% account day loss, quit for the day. Equates to 3 losing trades, above which I am over-trading. Daily tasks: Post Intraday Chart of trades and Acct. Evenings/Mornings.. Establish price ES levels and potential actions. There were two failings leading to the poor performance of prior Journal: http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=115745&perpage=6&pagenumber=196 Lack of rigid stop use.... Automatic stops cures this but hopefully doesn't erase profitable trades. Refusal to accept current market direction... I can't be helped here.. Events in one's life do affect his/her view on the markets and where they "should" be.. Daily morning affirmations may help banish these, at least for the trading day. This problem may doom this effort.