Well hopefully it won't be doom. I have been lurking around for a long time but never bother to register or post but it seems like it is the right time to do a journal to see if I can change my trading style to a new system that I've been working on for a few months. The system itself isn't new but it is new to me. Basically, it will be a trend following system with my own special sauce so to speak. The purpose of this journal is to see if I can adhere to the system rules that I have developed or would I stray from its paths at entry points, exit points, and stop-loss points. The system is market neutral-bullish. My backtests and paper trades so far have produce positive result in respect to the mechanical rules of the system. I would expect positive result if I follow the rules. My time line for this experiment is 1 year, starting around mid-November. I will generalize the stock picking and system rules so that you have an idea what I am doing below. Stock screen: 1. Stock with certain growth percentage. 2. Stock with certain price % from 52high. 3. Stock with certain market cap. 4. Stock with certain price range. 5. Stock with certain volume limit. 6. Stock Trend System rules: 1. Entry points: SMA + ADX 2. Exit points: SMA + ADX 3. Stop-loss: % Drawdown + SMA+ADX(this will take a lot of discipline: it is prone to my personal opinion which is counter productive to my system).