As many of you know from my prior posts in Trade Planning and Trade Management it a subject that I have thought and wrote about almost as much as automated trading. What I discovered through my personal investigation of Trade Planning and Trade Management by reading books and magazines over the last 20 years is that I could not apply it to my own trading successfully. Many of the rules stated by authors cause conflicts both in my planning and my trading and are inadequate as trading controls. These topics are hotly debated by traders, like me, because we are not satisfied with these subjects in print. I am going to present many items I have developed over 20 plus years of trading that will often go against or reapply what popular authors present in their books and articles today I have no intent to try to attack your favorite author directly. My objective is to present a different view of how to plan and manage trades that is not in print. My personal motivation for doing this because is because I am so dam angry about the crap in print and how much it cost me (2 trading accounts wiped out) in the first 8 years of my trading. But now thatâs changed. The thing Iâm thrilled about is my rewrite of trade planning and trade management worked so well in my third account - that I am retired. That is what I plan to share with you. A different view of trade planning and trade management. But first some background on meâ¦ I am now an automated swing and position trader in stocks full time day in and day out for many years. I have also traded everything from the Russell futures to Soy beans and QQQQâs to SPYs with options thrown in. The logical question from traders is where did all of this knowledge come from about Trade planning and Trade Management or did I just dream it up. The answer comes from the last 25 of work before I retired to trade full time. I was a database manager in IT (Finance, Banking and Manufacturing) with a brief hiatus as a computer store owner in the early 1980s. Before that I was a professional computer programmer (Started in Fortran in 1968 on an IBM 360/30). I took extensive course work over my last 20 years in IT to increase my skill level as a manager, database administrator and small business owner. The courses that influenced me the most that I used in own trading were the business planning, project management and IBMs Database Transaction management. And what will be postedâ¦. From this point on I will post topics on Trade Planning and Trade Management. Part of the text I post will be condensed from other threads, but need more discussing. Please feel free to: write, cajole, bash, slam, criticize, condemn, censure, find fault and attack the messages I write. That is, attack the message but not the messenger. That is what an open forum is for.