February - March 2011Nuff said.
The Dark Ages
The start of the blog heralded a period of terrible trading which still remains my worst ever time as a trader. I almost lost the plot mentally, along with my bank but escaped with many new lessons learnt.
April - May 2011
Introduction of proper bank management techniques signalled an upturn in fortune, which I mistakenly believed was me becoming a consistent winner.
June - July 2011
Long-term loss of focus & introduction of the Super Premium Charge severely affected my trading, to the point where I had to make radical changes.
August - October 2011
Major Strategy Change
The most important period of learning in my entire trading life. I stepped it up several gears with my work-load and fundamentally changed my entire trading ethos into what it is today. A switch was flicked!
November - December 2011
Series of interesting interviews I did with leading figures of the online trading world.
January - March 2012
The Turning Point
The new strategy and plans were finally bearing fruit as I started to become profitable.
A series of 'sessions' I wrote about how to deal with psychological issues in trading.
May 2012 - January 2013
Going back to 2 years ago, the most interesting thing to note is that I was trading with larger stakes and much larger liabilities than I am now (twice as big!). I am of the belief that the biggest reason why most traders fail is because they increase their stakes too soon. I was certainly a victim of that but was so badly burnt during 'The Dark Ages' of 2 years ago, that I reduced my liabilities and have never increased them back to those levels. But now I feel is the time to do so. I am ready to move to the next level and that will hopefully be with the bit of extra funding that I've lacked in order to do so. Watch this space...............