Iâve decided to start a new journal for 2012 onwards. Iâll try to never open another journal.No promises though The current state of my trading account at this very moment is = 54,880 $ I hope to end 2012 with what I think is a realistic goal of 50% gain taking me to the goal of 82,320 $ ill of course be gunning for more but hey who wouldnât . And after 2012, + 50% gain per annum to infinity, why not? Â¿ Hopefully will be adding to the trading account too so the goal will change accordingly. My trading style at the start of 2011 was much different to what it is now, at the start I had designed a system that required much more attention and had quite allot of trades every week and although the results were in line with my expectation to beat the SP500 I decided to trade on a longer term basis picking my moments and staying mostly in cash until an opportunity arises to make a potential gain. I expect that my trading style will continue to change as time goes by, but this is normal. The trading will mostly be discretionary and loosely based on statistical probability. Ill share some trading ideas from time to time, donât trade upon my ideas, if so itâs at your own risk. Ill update my performance every month, but probably not more often than that. Here is the link to my old journal. http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=219287&perpage=6&pagenumber=1. I little about myself: Iâm a full time trader, trading from home with own capital, I have no day job and I donât expect to have to get one in the future, I studied Aerospace engineering in a university in the UK, currently living in Spain mainly because of the weather. Iâm fully self-taught when it comes to trading, by trial and error. Past results are as follows: December 2010 + 2.09 % (7trading days) January 2011 - 0.86 % February 2011 + 6.29 % March 2011 + 4.22 % April 2011 + 3.03 % May 2011 - 1.62 % June 2011 + 0.08 % July 2011 - 1.36 % August 2011 - 3.42 % September 2011 - 0.51 % October 2011 + 4.34 % November 2011 + 2.21 % December 2011 + 6.68 % Cumulative results for 2011 are 21.19 % gain compared to the SP 500 -0.02 % for the same time period.