Cliff Notes: Me: Have blown 2 accounts over the last 10 years, trading dumb. Did well on 1 prop account trading full time, but realized I wasn't ready to settle down to trading full time. Currently working for the US government, pursuing what is a very important personal goal. Don't have time to trade, but plan to trade full time in the future. The purpose of this journal is to have a place for me to post my daily analysis, and to maybe have some good discussion from others. My style of analysis is to replay the market bar by bar and try to pick major swing entries. After I have done that I will look back at the whole day and see how I would have liked to have traded it in hindsight. The goal is to have my bar by bar analysis look as close as possible to the hindsight analysis. My style is price action/Al Brooks methodology, shooting for .30 or more moves on the SPY. Timeline on when I will go live is unclear. It could be up to 10 years depending on how my career develops. Criteria for going live: 1. 50k trading capital. 2. An income or savings that makes it so I have no need to withdraw for at least 1 year. 3. A schedule that allows me to trade without distraction at least 3 days a week. 4. Consistant profitability papertrading. I may not post here all the time. Sometimes I will be gone for long periods. In summary, this will be a boring journal, with a looooooooong timeframe on when real money action will begin.