My CFD Journey: 171 000 USD in Profit

Yesterday, I was going to short Dow Jones at 24,250. Something told me to wait until the pre-market opened at 00:00 GMT+1 on my trading platform. Thank god that I waited. The Dow jumped up to 24,360 and I would have been in a bad position. After Dow’s worst week in years (last week) I believed we would still see a very choppy market where the bears were stronger than the bulls. As of today, this was the wrong conception. I traded Dax last night and did some OK profits. Then I turned back to Dax this morning and went long and short a couple of times. I did some mistakes which ended up with more than 100 000 USD in loss. I managed to regain what I initially lost by entering some monster trades that I kept for a while turning in decent profits. Then I traded Dow this afternoon going long and shorting peaks. Both worked very well. I’m now up 171,000 USD today. I’m happy with that.

My results

Order Entry Price Take Profit Stop Loss USD Bank Roll USD % of Start Cap.
Start 258 064,52
Day 1 25.01.2018 Dax Buy 13268 13274 13262 6 472,52 264 537,03 2,51
Day 2 26.01.2018 Dax Sell 13342 13318 13392 7 642,84 272 179,87 5,47
Day 3 29.01.2018 Dax Buy 13331 13336 13313 12 508,39 284 688,26 10,32
Day 4 30.01.2018 Dax Buy 13226 13233 13176 6 625,94 291 314,19 12,88
Day 5 31.01.2018 Dax Buy 13217 13230 13187 26 474,06 317 788,26 23,14
Day 6 01.02.2018 Dax Sell 13291 13265 13327 10 834,58 328 622,84 27,34
Day 7 02.02.2018 Dax Buy 12797 12825 12772 72 314,97 400 937,81 55,36
Day 7 02.02.2018 Dow x x x x −340 000,00 60 937,81 −76,39
Day 8 05.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 353 333,33 420 000,00 62,75
Day 9 06.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 236 933,20 656 933,20 148,33
Day 10 07.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 278 933,47 935 866,67 243,84
Day 11 08.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 212 533,33 1 148 400,00 303,39
Day 12 09.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 272 266,67 1 420 666,67 387,68
Day 13 12.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 171 240,00 1 591 906,67 400,93

If you look at the % of winning trades, it’s slowly decreasing. This is a bit worrying as I would like to keep at least 60% as winning trades. If I reach 50%, that means I won’t be profitable. However, the market is very choppy now, last week we had a clear downtrend which was easier to follow. Now you need a few trades to get the correct momentum on your side. I have to work on improving this number.



The image above shows that I’ve been making less these past days, but this is a strategy from my end as I want to risk less of my bank roll and want to have more winning days than big drawdowns that might happen if I risk too much. It’s better to make some money than to lose money.

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