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Just starting out...
Quebec, Canada
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: MT4
Broker/Data: FXOpen (for the time being)
Favorite Futures: All FX pairs w/a low spread
 
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I hope that I'm not too late to be entered in Big Mike's contest for an iPad. Here is my broker's recent Daily Confirmation at the start of the month (If this isn't adequate, please let me know.):

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 1, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398312110 2011.02.28 22:00 sell 0.60 eurgbp 0.8484 0.0000 0.0000 2011.03.01 09:55 0.8483 0.00 -0.73 9.76
1398324143 2011.03.01 17:03 sell 0.70 audusd 1.0167 0.0000 1.0052 2011.03.01 17:41 1.0167 0.00 0.00 0.00
1398326409 2011.03.01 18:14 sell 0.70 audusd 1.0176 1.0172 0.0000 2011.03.01 18:59 1.0160 0.00 0.00 112.00
1398327468 2011.03.01 19:53 sell 0.70 audusd 1.0160 0.0000 0.0000 2011.03.01 20:29 1.0156 0.00 0.00 28.00
1398327700 2011.03.01 20:41 sell 0.72 audusd 1.0158 0.0000 0.0000 2011.03.01 20:58 1.0155 0.00 0.00 21.60
1398327789 2011.03.01 21:01 sell 0.73 audusd 1.0152 0.0000 0.0000 2011.03.01 21:10 1.0147 0.00 0.00 36.50
1398327862 2011.03.01 21:13 sell 0.75 audusd 1.0144 0.0000 0.0000 2011.03.01 21:26 1.0140 0.00 0.00 30.00
1398328098 2011.03.01 21:37 sell 0.77 audusd 1.0133 0.0000 0.0000 2011.03.01 21:43 1.0130 0.00 0.00 23.10
1398328687 2011.03.01 22:06 sell 0.79 audusd 1.0135 0.0000 0.0000 2011.03.01 22:12 1.0133 0.00 0.00 15.80
1398328797 2011.03.01 22:26 sell 0.80 audusd 1.0135 0.0000 0.0000 2011.03.01 22:54 1.0135 0.00 0.00 0.00
0.00 -0.73 276.76
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 276.03

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398328897 2011.03.01 23:00 sell 0.80 audusd 1.0132 0.0000 1.0127 1.0135 0.00 0.00 -24.00
0.00 0.00 -24.00
Floating P/L: -24.00

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 1 215.74 Floating P/L: -24.00
Closed Trade P/L: 276.03 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 1 467.77
Balance: 1 491.77 Margin Requirement: 405.28
Available Margin: 1 062.49
Best Regards
Accounts Department

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Here is my broker's Daily Confirmation for yesterday. I don't know what to say about my trades, other than I have been developing my own system for several years and finally got all of the bugs worked out.

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 2, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398328897 2011.03.01 23:00 sell 0.80 audusd 1.0132 0.0000 0.0000 2011.03.02 00:06 1.0130 0.00 -13.60 16.00
1398331169 2011.03.02 02:51 buy 0.80 audusd 1.0139 0.0000 1.0143 2011.03.02 13:46 1.0143 0.00 0.00 32.00
0.00 -13.60 48.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 34.40

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398343224 2011.03.02 20:09 sell 0.80 chfjpy 88.49 0.00 0.00 88.65 0.00 0.00 -156.35
0.00 0.00 -156.35
Floating P/L: -156.35

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 1 491.77 Floating P/L: -156.35
Closed Trade P/L: 34.40 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 1 369.82
Balance: 1 526.17 Margin Requirement: 433.44
Available Margin: 936.38
Best Regards
Accounts Department

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Here is a screen shot of my own spread sheet that I've maintained for the last month (I know it was before the contest began, but I'm rather proud of it. My goal was/is to start trading with a minimal amount of money (under $200) and see how large/fast I could make it grow. (Note: The $6 loss on trade #4 happened when I accidently and prematurely bumped my mouse while attempting to exit a trade that wasn't moving as I wished.)

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Made this trade overnight while I slept and it hit my TP point.

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 3, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398343224 2011.03.02 20:09 sell 0.80 chfjpy 88.49 88.44 88.25 2011.03.03 10:59 88.25 0.00 -1.82 234.86
0.00 -1.82 234.86
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 233.04

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398356356 2011.03.03 17:45 sell 0.90 chfjpy 88.38 0.00 88.19 88.52 0.00 0.00 -152.82
0.00 0.00 -152.82
Floating P/L: -152.82

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 1 526.17 Floating P/L: -152.82
Closed Trade P/L: 233.04 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 1 606.39
Balance: 1 759.21 Margin Requirement: 483.22
Available Margin: 1 123.17
Best Regards
Accounts Department

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Tarry,

You are two days late on the contest. I will still allow your entry and hopefully others will not be unhappy with that decision

Please remember, your daily journal needs to include at least one screenshot of your chart as well.

Mike

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Thanks!

Sorry to be late "coming to the party."

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"Please remember, your daily journal needs to include at least one screenshot of your chart as well"

Regarding the screenshots -- since I often make several trades a day, should I provide screenshots for all of them?

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Sorry to be late "coming to the party."

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"Please remember, your daily journal needs to include at least one screenshot of your chart as well"

Regarding the screenshots -- since I often make several trades a day, should I provide screenshots for all of them?

The more detail the better chance to win the contest

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

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Quebec, Canada
 
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I tend/try to avoid trading in/around news events and with the U.S. Unemployment reports for the last two days, I've pretty much stayed on the sidelines. I did catch one small trade on Thursday and opened another one toward the end of the week, which I'll check in on Sunday afternoon:

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 4, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398356356 2011.03.03 17:45 sell 0.90 chfjpy 88.38 0.00 88.19 2011.03.04 01:25 88.36 0.00 -0.68 21.86
1398361441 2011.03.04 10:27 sell 0.67 eurgbp 0.8582 0.0000 0.8474 2011.03.04 15:04 0.8582 0.00 0.00 0.00
0.00 -0.68 21.86
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 21.18

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398367612 2011.03.04 17:38 sell 0.67 eurchf 1.2941 0.0000 1.2805 1.2952 0.00 0.00 -79.59
0.00 0.00 -79.59
Floating P/L: -79.59

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 1 759.21 Floating P/L: -79.59
Closed Trade P/L: 21.18 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 1 700.80
Balance: 1 780.39 Margin Requirement: 468.70
Available Margin: 1 232.10
Best Regards
Accounts Department

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This is a little trade that I opened on Friday and closed out early this morning.

FXOpen Investments Inc.
A/C No: XXXXXX Name: Terry Sneller 2011 March 7, 23:59
Closed Transactions:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Close Time Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398367612 2011.03.04 17:38 sell 0.67 eurchf 1.2941 0.0000 1.2805 2011.03.07 05:19 1.2931 0.00 -2.89 72.43
0.00 -2.89 72.43
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Credit Facility: 0.00 Closed Trade P/L: 69.54

Open Trades:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Price Commission R/O Swap Trade P/L
1398371753 2011.03.07 05:44 sell 0.70 eurchf 1.2925 0.0000 1.2805 1.2945 0.00 0.00 -151.07
0.00 0.00 -151.07
Floating P/L: -151.07

Working Orders:
Ticket Open Time Type Size Item Price S / L T / P Market Price
No transactions

A/C Summary:
Previous Ledger Balance: 1 780.39 Floating P/L: -151.07
Closed Trade P/L: 69.54 Total Credit Facility: 0.00
Deposit/Withdrawal: 0.00 Equity: 1 698.86
Balance: 1 849.93 Margin Requirement: 489.20
Available Margin: 1 209.67
Best Regards
Accounts Department

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