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Friday, May 30, 2008

Futures Series - The Players; "Small Speculators"

Challenge Accounts:

Investing Account Balance:
Stock / Futures Trading Balance: $735.61
Online Savings Balance: $27.15

Personal Trading Thoughts: Might day trade a bit today. BAC, TSM, and some others on day trades. Just have to watch the open.

Personal Investing Thoughts: Yesterday was sideways. My own personal portfolio is taking a bit of a breather. But since I'm a DRIP / Dividend investor, this is actually great news. This means I'll DRIP / DCA my positions at better prices with dividend season approaching. Speaking of, I collected my GMR DRIP's today. Thankfully, we've had a pullback on GMR over the last few days, and I DRIP'd in at a better price.

Yesterday we discussed the very nature of commodity future markets, and how they differ from other markets in that they are zero sum. Now let's start to talk about the three groups that are part of the Futures markets . . .

Next, we'll talk about the Large Funds. Well, after we have our "Week in Review" as well as our "Challenge Project Review" videos for June . . .

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Investing Account Balance: $247.27
Stock / Futures Trading Balance: $735.61
Online Savings Balance: $27.15

Total Trades: 4
Largest Inter-trade Drawdown: $86.51
Consecutive Losing Trades (Drawdown): 2
Average Drawdown: $65.50
Average Loss: $79.84
Accuracy Rate: 25%
Average Reward: $179.75
Risk : Reward Ratio: 1 : 2.1
Trading Money Gain / (Loss): Down - ($59.68)

This is not an investment or trading recommendation. The losses in trading can be very real, and depending on the investment vehicle, can exceed your initial investment. I am not a licensed trading or investment adviser, or financial planner. But I do have 12 years of experience in trading and investing in these markets. The Challenge accounts are run for the education of other traders who should make their own decisions based off their own research, and tolerance for risk.

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