Took two trades today. Trade #1 Went short at 898.50 after the sell down past the pivot, held until the reversal in the late afternoon and covered @ 902.50 for a loss of (4 x 2 x 50=$400). Looking at this months trades, my first trade is only 33% accurate and has lost me a combined 9.25 per contract. I looked at the past year and found that this trade is normally weak, but is made up by some months where it performs very well. Trade #2 Went Long at 902.50 after breaking intraday resistance and sold near the HOD at @ 907.25 for a gain of (4.75 x 2 x 50=$475). I wasnât as aggressive as my system in going long, so it cost me about 5 points per contract. Couldnât imagine going long into the close on Friday, but thatâs what thinking does for you. News events have cost me 24.75 ES points per contract this month. This is by far the biggest reason for my poor performance this month (besides not following the system). Avoiding the Fed day was possible, but the morning pop from the UN resolution was unavoidable. ACTUAL Daily gain/(loss) $55.40 (inc. 19.60 commish) Monthly gain/(loss) ($4,634) -4.63% Daily ES Points = .75 per contract Monthly ES Points = (25.00) per contract SYSTEM Daily gain/(loss) $561.60 (net of 19.60 of commish) Monthly gain/(loss) ($853.20) â.00853% Daily ES Points = 6 per contract Monthly ES Points = 3.25 per contract The reason the points are positive for the system and the dollars are negative is because I moved down to 2 contracts the last 5 days.