Q3 2013 Review: Trade Performance

Before starting the last quarter of 2013 with a new trade idea, I took a quick walk down memory lane and reviewed my trades for the past three months. Without further ado, here are the numbers!

Trading Performance

DATE TRADE IDEA P/L in pips P/L in %
July 2 Short Term Trend Play on AUD/USD Missed Missed
July 16 AUD/USD: Aussie Bulls in Control? -100 -0.50%
July 19 USD/CAD Support Turned Resistance Play 0 0
July 25 Trading the UK GDP Release with GBP/AUD -120 -0.05%
Aug 1 EUR/AUD Retracement Play Canceled Canceled
Aug 8 AUD/USD: Shorting on a Retracement -60 -0.50%
Aug 13 AUD/JPY Doji Alert! Canceled Canceled
Sept 9 AUD/JPY Double Bottom Breakout +225 +0.75%
Sept 20 Catching NZD/USD’s Bullish Divergence -120 -0.50
Sept 26 USD/CAD Break and Retest Scenario Missed Missed
TOTAL -175 -1.99%

No. of Trade Ideas: 10
Trades Triggered: 6
No. of Wins: 1
No. of Losses: 4
No. of Break Even Trades: 1
Win %: 16.67%
Average Gain Per Winning Trade: 175 pips / +0.75%
Average Loss Per Losing Trade: -100 pips / -0.50%

I’m not gonna lie… My heart is breaking because of these dismal trade numbers. While I was able to end Q2 2013 with a small gain on my account, my losses in the past three months set me back by a huge amount.

With that, I plan to take a few days off to review my recent trades a little more. I want to be able to figure out what I’m doing wrong and what I can improve on.

If you have any tips for me, don’t hesitate to holler!
Happy time

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  • Joe



    maybe AUD is not the best currency for you or you did not study it well…. try studying other pairs i.e. Cable or EUR…….. Test it on a demo FIRST to know how the trends play

    • Happy Pip

      Yep, I’m starting to realize that AUD/USD has been one of my worst pairs, even in other trading quarters. I’m a comdoll trader though so I’ll probably look into the comdoll crosses with GBP or EUR, as you suggested. Thanks for the tip!

  • François

    First, don’t worry Happy Pip! It happened to all of us to feel that way, just don’t don’t give in the negative and don’t condemn yourself. The worse thing that can happen is you labeling yourself as a loser. Emotions too often lead to bad tracks and dead ends when it comes to trading (if you see what I mean).

    We all learn that way, from mistakes…

    I’m sure you will rock the market in the future, you are HAPPY PIP after all! 😉

    All the best!

    • darthfrancis

      Maybe you need a more reliable trading method. I’ve been using purely PA live for 5 weeks and got some great pips (556). Each to there own though

  • Bilal

    Happy Pip , what is your trading strategy.

    I would suggest you to start doing swing trading and use only daily charts. This will give you less trades but better results

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  • The come back kid!!!!!!!!!!!!