Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

post edited, long LOCM with good risk control

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pondering, thoughts

I have kind of taken the month off. I had visitors in from out of town, my own stretch of time off from work in which I was traveling, and times with my spouse in which I had best not been an ahole! I kept up with the market some, but not been in front of a screen at all times. I am happy to see that market prices have been rising, helps to confirm holding 401k/annuity accounts during trying times when we made lower highs. In trading accounts I've held onto one position, held QQQQ for 2% in several accounts. As things stand now the account is up 2.48% this month, 5.1% YTD.

I was planning on doing a few things this month that I have not yet: experimenting with 30 day free futures platforms, learning Excel spreadsheets, and coming up with better defined beliefs about the market along with well defined methods to trade as vanTharp teaches.

I will not get to those things yet as there are stocks to review, I need to follow up on some tractor repairs underway as I consider a new tractor with a front end loader, and I might try and buy some more pigeons.

If you are ever near Philadelphia, one must experience both the Reading Terminal Market and the Italian Market.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Interesting to learn

Years ago I heard there was some kind of way to set up a retirement account to have investments other than stocks and mutual funds, at the time I was thinking of some land and raising wood. I finally got some basic information on this from a futures broker. So far I have only checked out one of the following.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

CNO sold

I sold that CNO, not a good or disciplined entry, really just a dog refeeding on what was good once before. 4.96 lowest exit. It was less than .5% equity loss. CPTS doing better.

Monday, March 1, 2010

CPTS long


February simple review

I've just worked a long weekend and have not had my mind wrapped around the market much. I think I will go back later today and review all February trades. It appears that the addition of some simple risk management skills have helped. For the month I was up $3777, or 4.37%. YTD I am up 2292 or 2.6%. I'll take month or two month performance like that for the rest of my life no problem!

I've placed an ebay bid on the Van Tharp home study course for about 1/10th the original cost. If the bid falls through, I might just buy the thing new and concentrate on it for the next several months.