I have a bad taste in my mouth this month, fairly disgusted. Few gains were had, only one closed trade had a profit higher than the amount I was risking. The details are tough to write about.
The big gain was a daytrade in SDS. The big losses were in what turned out to be short term trades in XLF, VMW, and BIDU puts. I was correct but early on the puts, bought them near the top, maybe two days early. Well that two days early stuff handed me near total loss of position and I ended up selling them as they came back a few days before expiry for a 3R loss in 2 accts, so this was a 6R loss! In a cruel kick to the nads, they closed in the money for what would have been a similar gain. I got more nad kicking with the VMW and XLF spots. They closed one day just shy of an R loss each, then went pretty fast to 3R loss the next day. Based upon my rules, I took the loss, they did go lower. Again VMW was 6R due to holding in 2 accts. When I'd bought the VMW, I saw it as a leader that I was really willing to give 2% loss to, not .5%.
I am going to chew on this for a while b4 commenting further.