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: E-Trade

This page will follow my shorting trades that are placed with my E-Trade account. 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: E-Trade
Starting Trade Capital:  $200.00

Trade #1: $XXII
Pre-pump Alert, BP_Rising, swing trade

Date Open: 03-04-15
Shares: 90
Enter: $0.9168
Date Closed: 03-05-15
Exit: $1.2501
Profit/Loss: +$30 []

Notes: This was a small lot size of a trade but by far my best executed trade thus far. Great entry after an alert. A plan in place of an 8% trailing stop, target of 10% to 12% unless momentum still there, then let it climb with the trailing stop. I was able to do that and when the momentum slowed I pulled the trigger going into the EOD for a great gain of 36.35%.

Trade #2: $PPCH
Promotion Trade, Momentum Trade, The Trading Ninja alert

Date Open: 03-11-15
Shares: 5,000
Enter: $0.0335
Date Closed: 03-11-15
Exit: $0.0344
Profit/Loss: +$4 []

Notes: I attempted to take advantage of the momentum left over from the prior day's 600% - 800% gains. Saw that the momentum was leveling out and decided to get out before losses. This stock was promoted prior by several promoters. Impressive to watch the huge climb on 03-10-15, some promotion traders banked some crazy gains!

Trade #3: $TPAC
Promotion Trade, Momentum Trade

Date Open: 03-16-15
Shares: 80,000
Enter: $0.0021
Date Closed: 03-17-15
Exit: $0.001
Profit/Loss: -$88 []

Notes: Plan was to enter the pre-promotion with a 10% gain target. Momentum wasn't great but it looked like the spike would come on 03-17's open. Held for a swing trade and targeted the morning spike. It didn't materialize and I took the hit. Need to remember to stick with the plan and cut losses when it's not working. This was a STUPID trade and a major hit to the E-Trade account.

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