On figures, September was disappointing as the bank dropped down by around thirty quid.
This was mainly down to 12th September when I lost 80 quid by ignoring my stops and chasing a trade. It just goes to show that these simple lapses in discipline can have a big effect. Had I kept to my stops losses, I would have shown a very reasonable profit for the month but the oldies, fear and greed, ruined what would have been a good month.
In reality, I didn't get to trade much at all during the month - most of my weekends off were spent travelling and the evening meetings came to an end. I actually only got to trade for 4-5 days in September.
The target for the end of October is €1340.10 and even though I've surpassed that, this static period is a worry and I need to crack on with making money again.
* We are already into October and I haven't had a chance to trade as yet. I realise that I'm going to have to plan better and get more time trading. I'm going to have to look at the calendar and do as much of the all-weather evening, and also the weekend meetings as much as I can. I can't hit targets or make money unless I trade so I'll simply have to organise myself a bit better this month.
* A loss in September (my first losing month) is a bit sobering as it was purely down to a single day of indiscipline. I MUST knock this type of thing on the head going forward.
* I've had some emails asking me to put up more videos on youtube. It's been a hectic few weeks for me at home and work and I simply haven't had the time. I know I've said it before, but I do plan on filming some more trading sessions soon.
As for trading this week: There's evening racing at Kempton tomorrow but I do a wine tasting course on Wednesdays so that's out. I work late on Thursdays so I won't get to do Wolves that evening - however, they have late racing on Friday which should be do-able. I'm working during the daytime on Saturday but again, there's evening racing from Wolves so I'll try cover that and I hope to do daytime Sunday aswell. As usual, thanks for the comments and questions during the month.
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