I just want to log all my losing trade this year. My goals are to: 1. determine if the trade was taken with the correct setup. 2. determine how it turned into a losing trade. 4. Finally to minimize the lost in the future facing a similar position. YTD 3 losing trade out of 28 option trades. I'll just list my previous loses and start to analyze the new ones as I take them. 1.AMZN -$-$4,490.48 held 5 days, bought on 01/27/2012 sold on 02/01/2012 this was an earning play. 2. AAPL -$498.85 held 1 day, bought on 02/01/2012, sold on 02/02/2012 3.AAPL -$24422.51 held 3 days, bought on 03/27/2012, sold on 03/30/2012 bad entry, could of gotten out with a small profit or a smaller lost, Friday gap down.