I have had few journals here in the past. I traded live and did good for a while and lost it all as time went by. Sometimes I feel that this is just a pipe dream and it is going nowhere. I am not willing to give up right now but I am getting to the point where if I cannot make it soon, I may have to find another field where I'm good at. I am going to be paper trading for the next month and if I don't do good, this is it for me. I was out of the country for the last few weeks and I had a lot of time to think. I read a lot of books and went over my past trades. There were times where I screwed up myself by relying too much on indicators. I am trying to read price action and I think I might have found someting (although this is not the first time I felt that way). For the month of December I'll be posting all my SIM trades, and if I am profitable at the end of the month, I'll go live in 2011. I am going to be trading off the 5 min chart with 10 EMA/MA (similar to Al Brooks, although he uses 20 MA). I have ATR 4 and 1 and KC (10, 1.5). Entry Long: After a down move Price closes above 10 MA and ATR 1 > ATR 4. Then the second 5 min bar makes a LH-LL. Buy at the high of the 2nd bar as long as the last 3 bars touched previous 30 min high. Once price closes above KC, trail the stop with 10MA. Wish me Luck!!!