I thought I'd start a journal to try and accomplish a few things: 1. Vent my daily frustrations with work and markets 2. Voice my views and trades in my personal account 3. Document my progress toward my year end goal Ok, so what do I do for a living? I'm a portfolio manager at a hedge fund but I won't be discussing the trades I do in the fund(which is in an asset class thats not readily accessible anyways). And what's my year end goal? Well, the family is growing and I'd like to get us a new house. If I don't get that, hopefully I'll have made enough for a nice big SUV. In additon to making money, I may need to fall back on my PA trading as the hedge fund I'm at might cease to exist in short order!