I've been reading a few journals here at ET with interest. Inspired by the technical analysis debate in a couple of them, and even more so by Rearden Metal's actual trading journal, I've decided to start one of my own. I am starting with a $40K IB account, and my goal is simply to trade based upon my understanding of technical analysis. I will post the trades here, with a chart showing my TA basis for the trade, and I will include a screenshot of both the opening and closing transactions. I will make every effort to post in real time, but circumstances may at times dictate that I am unable to post until after the close. My goal for the journal is simple: A gain of 20% gain within a year without a drawdown of more than 20% below the starting equity.