New month, new $5k account, new methods, so what the heck, a PnL journal. 1) New account clearing through RCG. Initial funding, $5000 exactly. 2) Using RCG Onyx platform. Not great but it works with no platform fee, at least for now. 3) Trading only YM ... 3.90 RT all-in ... $500 daytrade margin. 4) Self-imposed maximum number of contracts per trade... 3. 5) Self-imposed max loss per contract... $125 Self-imposed max loss-per-day... $250 (supersedes per contract loss) When/if per day max loss is hit, no further trading can occur that day AND the next 2 trading days. 6) RTH trading hours only. No pre or after market trading, unless extraordinary circumstances (ie terrorism, acts of war, acts of nature, currency policy changes like pegging/devaluation, anything else extraordinary and usually exogenous) 7) Flat by the closing bell. No overnight holds. Keeping in mind the pre and after hours trading rule above. Trading style... Intraday swing and scalping. All trading is discretionary, that is to say the proprietary system used to determine trade entry and exit is not automated. Note: my meaning of scalping is 2-12 points per contract. This differs from the standard of 2-5 points.