Made many trades, had nothing to show for it.
Really gave it back by shorting... which I have sworn off many times. I am terrible at it. They are almost 95% losers -- every single time.
My winners were value names I know and trust, like YONG and ALJ -- both were bought on pullbacks. I know these stocks well. They were instantly in the green. I was comfortable with them the whole time.
This is my edge: buying value stocks using TA -- knowing the names well. This is what I learned. It's harder to trade names you're not familiar with.
I thought the markets would have turned today -- but I thought wrong. So I took many small losses that added up. Overall, I was up a tiny amount. With two trades in play (one down a bit, one breakeven).
I am now keeping track of everything carefully on a spreadsheet. I wish I had done this a long time ago.