Payback -- a daily (or less often ) PnL rather than a journal. Besides feeding (or destroying) my ego, maybe some newbies will be inspired to find their edge. Background Son-in-law-owes me money. He offered me a mostly blown-up futures account for me to trade (no formal power of attorney however) until January 1, 2007. He assumes ALL tax responsibility. Account Specifics 1) VERY SMALL approx $2300 :eek: :eek: 2) J-Trader :eek: :eek: 3) minis RT Commish (after renegotiation) 3.90 4) $500 daytrade margin (after renegotiation) Trading Rules 1) YM and occasionally ER2 2) Self-imposed max positions, 2 YM, 1 ER2 3) Self-imposed max loss per trade, $90 + commish 4) Self-imposed max loss per day, $150 + commish. If reached, done trading for AT LEAST that day. 5) Trades/contracts per day, no limits 6) RTH (regular trading hours) only! 7) No pre or after hours trading. Only exception is in the case of exogenous events such as war/peace, currency devalue/pegging terrorist attacks, power-grid mishaps, political assassinations, etc, etc. 8) No overnight holds. Flat on or before RTH session end. Same exceptions as #7 above. Self-imposed position limits may be adjusted based on $1000 variances in account balance. Self-imposed money rules may be adjusted weekly, based on account balance.