Iâve been a long time reader on ET and finally decided to start a journal, mainly in order to rationalize my own ideas and gain insight from other members. Iâm in the software industry and do consulting for a few IT niches. I started investing about 10 years ago, doing some on my own, but mainly handing over my money to midsize-large investment firms, whoâve done a mighty fine job of losing it for me. About a year ago I decided to become more involved in managing my equity and have been going through the learning process since. Iâm concentrating on becoming a successful short term swing trader, but I do occasionally take intraday position trades. I mostly trade equities/equity options, but will mix in futures trades. Mostly I rely on price action and price action patterns, but I do glance at a few moving averages, CCI, and MACD. My equity/futures universe contains around 2500 symbols, and I screen multiple time frames daily with my own custom software. After Iâve gotten some results, I manually screen these and will plan out my trades for the following day. As of right now, I think my biggest problem is being spooked out of positions before they hit my stop loss, just to have them move like I had expected. My biggest goal for this month is to stay in predetermined levels.