When I do get back to the screens I'll resume documenting my trade reports privately again. I brought the blog back online to briefly show anyone who might have been curious what it is I'm up to these days. I also wanted to show the benefit of reaching out to a trading coach/mentor who can help you identify and correct your trading mistakes. While my trading activity was a bit slow this month, it was more consistent and profitable than in years past.
For far too long I was deluding myself thinking I was just around the corner from success, just a couple more tweaks, one more trading plan revision, a couple more post-it notes on my monitor to remind me of that critical rule I keep forgetting that is responsible for all my losses. I'm sure you guys know what I'm talking about. Think about this..... how many credible stories do you know where someone with little more than a shelf full of trading books and a webinar or two was able to figure this business out on his own and went on to make a comfortable living trading. After 15 years I don't know of a single case. Every person I know or know of, either signed on with a prop firm that had a great training program or they knew or meet someone who was already making a living in this business and was willing to work with them.
If you've been at this game for 2-3 years or more and your equity curve is still trending lower, got out and find someone who makes his living trading (not just teaching) and get some help, you'll be glad you did.
Best of luck to you, take care guys!