A place for me to post my trades, thoughts, ideas, and daily review for public review and feedback. My method is fairly simple and if someone wants I can post screen shots. I day trade only the YM, but note that I have only been trading my live account for 4 days after testing my strategy for several months on a demo account and giving the strategy lot's of thought so I understand it fully. So far I'm down about $350 or so. I have made a few mistakes but quickly ironed those out. The main one being over-trading. My plan is to stay under 5 trades/day, unless most of my trades are breakeven, than I will keep trading as opportunities present themselves. My setups are based on divergence and continuation patterns. Pretty simple stuff really. Most importantly below is my process: Daily self monitoring: -Is my mind clear and free from conflict, do I feel well enough to perform at my peak. Pre Trading: Outlining important levels, support/resistance, trend, etc. Taking note of news/data releases that could have an impact and the time of release, checking related markets for insight into overall trading environment, making a game plan which includes risk levels for my account. Market Monitoring: Watching for my low risk setups to present themselves, passively, in the background while I do other things. This allows for my intuition to trade, and keeps me from getting caught up in the noise. Taking notice: As something is developing my alerts go into high gear Stalking: Using smaller time frames and execution skills to get the best entry possible that conforms with my trade idea. EXECUTION: Quick, lightning fast, and effecient - no hesitation. Monitoring/Managing: Including risk/reward - keeping it 1-1 throughout trade while giving market room to move. For example, if I am 5 points from my target, I will be trailing by 5 points, if I am 2 points, trailing by 2 points. Placing stop @ BE when up by .5 to .75x my risk. Exiting: Either on a trailing stop, or when my target is reached, or on a market order when necessary. Let profits run, minimize impact when wrong. Daily review and journaling: I screen shoot my trade setups and outcomes and make note of my thougths throughout the day. This forum will be useful for my overall journalling. Attached is setups, basically. I also have my excel tracker, but can't post excel files, so I will just post results. I will try to post my trading ideas at the beginning of the day if time/focus allows. Also my thoughts, etc.