Its time for me to start a journal to keep a track record of all my trades. Keep in mind that I will be using a simulated account, with account value of $25k. The simulated account factors in .005 for each share with a minimum of $1. Keep in mind that I am a full time student and I do work a 20hr/week job, so my trading is limited. To keep it as realistic as possible I've been entering trades with a max of $8k worth of shares, which reflects about how much I would start trading with if I were to go live. November 11, 2008 (+$171.08) Scalped the SPY for the most part of the day. Was lucky enough to catch the beginning break out at 1:45 to go long, but exited to early in fear of a reversal. Shorted after the reversal was confirmed, but again exited to early.