i've been doing pretty well generally lately with most of my trading - I have been developing some trading rules for myself, and am having success. But I can't seem to stay away from the natural gas futures - and every time I touch them, I get burned. Today, for example, I went long on the first opportunity, of retracement, when august qg was up +0.09 then back to +0.02. Well, luck would have it, my timing was horrible. That was the start of a decline all the way to -.25 or so. And upon this blunder, I made all the mistakes again that I've made in the past - averaging in when down more than I know is 'safe' (I have a position size that I determine as safe), exiting and re-entering like a schlock. My ego takes hold and I become a revenge trader. I'm dissapointed every time this happens, because I start breaking my own rules and lose my discipline. I've seen a high correlation with oil prices the last few days, and I think we're finally at a price level, considering heat waves and record power plant consumption, that will set some price resistance around the level we are at. Any opinions ? It seems my trades with oil are much more successful ... My success rate is much higher.