Hi all - My first post on ET. I do maintain an online blog but haven't posted on an online forum. (http://ztradez.blogspot.com) A brief intro about myself: My dream like many others here is to become a better trader and to diversify my assets and income such that I am not solely dependent on my day job. I've been investing for close to 3 years now mainly focused on SPX but have been trading more actively for a year to a year and a half. I've had my share of successes but an equal number of failures. I hope that by being very transparent on an online journal I can be better at finding my mistakes and correcting them. My trading style and what this journal will focus on: I trade almost on a daily or every few days basis. I swing trade, so I am either long or short. My holding duration is a few days to a couple weeks depending on the trend. My weapons of choice are currently UPRO and SPXU. I may dabble in commodities but my aim is to first master trading SPX via these instruments. There is some decay but again I trade short term so decay is not a concern of mine. Why I am starting this now: I guess this ramp from 1560 to 1680 has caught me off guard and I suppose I wish I had captured this much earlier. I've decided I can't let these opportunities go by frequently so I need to change somehow, perhaps structurally.