Well I'm the new guy here. A little about me. I was a stockbroker for a few years back in 1985-90 and left that business because I was nothing but a glorified salesman. I've always kept track of the market and always loved it, so when I sold my staffing agency 6 years ago I decided to try my hand as a full time trader. What a dumb idea that was. After 4 years of studying everything imaginable and losing an insane amount of money not to mention my health and time as well as a few good women, it all started to make sense and come together. This year was my first good year and I wanted to share this journal as my way of telling you to NOT even try this unless your are as insane and nuts as I am because you really do have to be a masochist to go through what I went through to get here but if your are nuts then you might as well learn a little bit from me. I Swing Trade a small account right now (what's left of the profits I had from the sale of my business) so I'm by now means a big shot or a guru. It will take me a considerable amount of time with the funds I have left to build back to my original account size I started with 6 years ago but I have no choice now. I'm pot committed as they say in poker. I will be taking trades based off a 1 hour candle but my style is based on technical as well as fundamental analysis and I'm a big believer in using multi-timeframe analysis. I will warn you right now that I am slow to trade but when I do I usually trade my max size allowed which some people do not feel comfortable with but I place good stops and do not feel uncomfortable losing 10-20% or more one a single trade. The reason is because I am so selective and I would rather have a 80% win ratio and hardly trade much then be constantly trading and only bat 60%. I am a big believe in trading Strength and Weakness. Some people call this trend trading but I really don't like that term so I call it Strength and Weakness. I hope that you enjoy the journal and I hope even more that I do.