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Friday, July 18, 2008

Battling the "God of More" with Contentment

Challenge Accounts:

Investing Account Balance:
$219.53
Stock / Futures Trading Balance: $876.20 (Within a trade)
Online Savings Balance: $37.30

Personal Trading Thoughts: Soymeal collapsed yesterday. This is great since I've been holding Soymeal Put Options. The next level of support to take out is the 400 to 397 region ...

Personal Investing Thoughts: Overall, I'm just watching and waiting. Summer is here, and the market is generally weaker in the summer, so I'm not a buyer. Many years, I turn my DRIP off in the summer, and receive straight cash. But not this summer. We've been in a bear market, and the market is offering bargain prices on many stocks. Therefore, my DRIP will remain on, so that I can accumulate more shares at better prices to DCA ...


When people 'think' that bottoms may be developing? (notice that I did not say we are at the bottom) When they see the financials rally? Thus temptation arises ...



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Investing Account Balance: $219.53
Stock / Futures Trading Balance: $876.20 (Within a trade)
Online Savings Balance: $37.30


Total Trades: 4 (In the 5th trade right now, statistics cover only 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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