8-19-03 I recently started trading my proprietory account through the firm I trade with. I thought I would keep a journal on here to help me out, and hopefully be benificial to more than myself. Let me tell you a little of my background. I am only 20 years old. (still a little kid ) From a small hick town in Iowa. I started trading a couple years back. basically trading very low priced stocks, and paper trading through a retail account. The typical way alot of traders start. Of course i lost it all. So i decided to learn, learn, learn. Now here I am trading with a firm. I am still enrolled full time in college, but I currently take all my classes online so I can persue my trading goals and dreams. Im starting my trading out with just 100 shares for many reasons. One: Im a newbie, TWO: August is a horrible month to start, THREE: I am using a platform that is new to me. Once i show consitancy, and get more into the fall months i will up my size slowly. Im not going to tell you all about my trading now because you will slowly figure out how I trade with my posts. One of my long time friends and mentors is Brandon Fredrickson from trading from main street. So, yes i do trade some of his setups. Im not exactly sure how im going to do this journal. I would like to post charts and everything, but we will see how it goes. As of now ill post my PnL from last week when i started trading and the current PnL of this week to start off the journal. Then from here on out ill post my trades, and profits or losses. I never thought i would do a journal on here. Maybe because failure is bad enough the way it is without thousands of other knowing you did it. Or maybe its just the criticizm this bored gives, or maybe its just im lazy But im going to do it anyways. Last Weeks PnL : Net +191.85 Volume: 6950 Shares Monday 8-18 PnL: Net +11.50 on 1200 Shares Today 8-19 PnL: Net +32.00 on 600 Shares Well im sure there will be alot of criticizm and maybe some helpful people that post here....So lets get this show on the road!!