Captain Pugwash wrote:Hi Tyger
I have held back from saying this for a few months now.
And , I know this is none of my business .....but.
Maybe you are not doing yourself any favours posting your account to the world- it might just be an unwanted stress? - in the background decision making of all your trades?
It seemed a really good idea when you first started - but if the psychological effect has not resulted with what you first intended - it might be time to drop the experiment?
You would lose no kudos (from me) if you went back to your old journaling technique.
sorry if I am out of order mate - no offence intended
Hey whaddup Cap'n!!
Your concern is truly, truly, duly noted & I appreciate you coming through with an opinion.
I'm very sure at this point that I want to continue like this; but it seems that a lot of people would worry about the quality of their trading decisions while doing the same, so I guest it's human nature.
I see it like this: 95% of people fail blah, blah, blah
I have no problem showing that I am failing too.
I will be [s]proud of[/s] happy with myself as a loser if I can at least lose responsibly.
It has affected my trading in that I can now more wisely assess the risk I take for my particular, current trading style.
It hasn't negatively affected my 'per trade' decisions b/c I am really forced to understand what I am looking for before I put my risk out there. (I know, I know, it sounds contradictory, "If you're sooo forced to understand what you are looking for FIRST, then why are you still unsuccessful??" -to which my only reply is )
Prevent big losses and only allow for upward account volatility; I realized I can't make trading my sole source of income if my method/discipline involves violent downward account spikes...