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Welcome to my blog. A lot has changed since I started this thing. I'm now trading live after about a year of paper trading and studying. Originally I had planned on starting part time and slowly growing my account but life has a funny way of changing your plans. I found myself at a crossroads of sorts and quickly realized that I was being given a once in a lifetime opportunity to pursue my goals. I took the leap and I'm not looking back. Follow me here and see the triumphs and the losses.

Updated (08-10-16)

I tend to look for momentum trades that I can hold for anywhere from a few hours to a few days. I usually take positions of $5k to $10k in size to allow larger gains on smaller percentages (it's easier to hit a 1% to 5% gain vs a 10% to 20%+ gainer) and I like to use a trailing stop.

This blog is a way for me to log my progress and to aid me in learning, I hope that you find it useful. Financial freedom isn't given, it is earned. So plant the seeds of education and grow your pennies!

Trade History: TD Ameritrade

Thanks for following my progress. I'm taking the full transparency approach, so you will see all of the good and the bad. Feel free to contact me with questions.

Account: TD Ameritrade
Starting Trade Capital:  $500.00






Trade #1: $IBIO
Type: Momentum / Swing
Date in: 04-27-15
Shares: 100
Enter: $1.15
Date out: 04-27-15
Exit: $1.1144

Profit/Loss: -$4 []

Notes: Entered as a Momo play but found the chart correcting and it triggered my trailing stop.

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Trade #2: $IBIO
Type: Momentum / Swing
Date in: 04-27-15
Shares: 100
Enter: $1.1399
Date out: 04-28-15
Exit: $1.0299

Profit/Loss: -$11 []

Notes: Entered as a Momo play but found the chart correcting and it triggered my trailing stop.

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Trade #3: $IBIO
Type: Momentum / Swing
Date in: 05-01-15
Shares: 300
Enter: $0.9373
Date out: 10-22-15
Exit: $0.65

Profit/Loss: -$85 []



Notes: Attempted to re-enter thinking that the chart would move back up after consolidating for a little while. My biggest mistake was doing so without a trailing stop in place and then choosing to hold the bag. Losses are going to be nasty to the account when I dump this one.



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Trade #4: $VTL
Type: Momentum / Swing
Date in: 10-16-15
Shares: 10
Enter: $6.43
Date out: 10-21-15
Exit: $5.94

Profit/Loss: -$5 []



Notes: This could have and should have been a great momentum trade. Within the first hour I saw a nice 10% to 12% gain. But rather than take the profit and call it good I decided to hold over the weekend with my trailing stop in hopes that the ticker with breath a bit more and go higher after a pull back. Didn't happen and I was stopped out. Less here is don't hold over the weekend without coming news and get a 10% gain take a 10% gain. Ugh.



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