In flavour of the following thread; http://www.elitetrader.com/et/index.php?threads/how-to-bud-fox-a-bsd-trader.267029/ I have decided to follow RM's advice and start a trading diary/journal and will be attempting to put together a few correct trading calls. This thread will mainly be dedicated to trading SPY and instruments correlated to it but I may look to branch out into other trades as the time arises. Timeframes for trades are generally a couple of hours to a few days however I do not make trades everyday. Non of the calls within this thread will be based on chart patterns so if my entries and exits look like strange places you now know why. I do not use rigid stops and targets but will try to give an idea of where I will get out should shit hit the proverbial fan. This is another trait taken from RM. This also means that I may add entries if price starts to go against my original position. Quote; The market does not know or care where you got in! 'Being up' or 'being down' on a position shouldn't ever change the way you trade it. The market has no idea where you got in. I will make the best possible effort to posts trades in realtime but the trade takes priority over writing the entry in this journal. All the trades on this journal will be traded with my own live account. Lets see how I get on starting from tomorrow.