Hi, starting my own journal here, mostly to procrastinate from doing real work! A little background: I worked a few years as an analyst at some investment firms after graduating from school, but got laid off year and a half ago. Honestly my resume kinda sucks now, been trying to get a job at a fund again, but the market is still tough and I can't seem to find anything decent. Therefore, I've taken up trading. Historically I've been a buy and hold type of investor, while I've still been doing that, over the past year and a half I've been mostly focused on an intraday strategy that I developed. Attached is the equity curve. X-Axis represents the days that I traded. Overall strategy seems to be doing okay, but I'm disheartened that it really seems to have flattened out over the past three months. After having a great first quarter, being up 190k, second quarter is only +28k or so. For some reason the second half of my equity curve seems to be replicating the first half, which also had a long period of flattish performance. However, this should be pure coincidence, as my strategy has evolved significantly since about 9 months ago (which represents around trade 130 on the curve). I am also trying to learn programing to work on some other automated strategies. I have some ideas which I am very excited to test out, but with no programing backfround I have a feeling this will be a challenge. Finally, I should apologize beforehand, but I don't intend to talk much about my trading strategies. They are not super scaleable, so I'm cautious to protect my edge.