Hello and welcome for visiting my Journal. I am interested in making some discretionary income with my limited funds (1K) that I currently hold in my TD Ameritrade account via swing trades. The theme of this journal is going to be for me to learn from my mistakes and try not to repeat them. I'm employed full time and taking six college credits per semester to complete my bachelors degree within the next two years. The books that I have read thus far include Benjamin Graham's "The Intelligent Investor" and Jim Cramer's "Mad Money". After reading many posts on this site, I'm sure you'll all have fun with the Mad Money read. I began trading with one of my favorite companies (not because of their balance sheet) but more from a "heart" perspective. Although I quickly learned that this was not the way to go, I was ultimately profitable after six months of holding the stock. This morning I learned that I need to focus my trading habits on what I am seeking to gain. I purchased RTP thining that it's balance sheet looked good to me and that it was a good buy. For those of you who care to post, I am interested in hearing what I may have missed with RTP from Benjamin Graham's perspective. Mistake #1 I put all of my available funds into this stock. Mistake #2 I watched the stock price value in the first three hours of the first trading day that I owned it, became nervous, and sold at a loss. Only to see it recover a small amount just minutes after I sold. Mistake #3 I don't feel as if I know enough about this company, which made even me more nervous (see Mistake #2).