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Archive for May 7th, 2012

Forex Account Update as of 4/30/2012 [Through 01/31/2012]

Posted by The Diatribe Guy on May 7, 2012

Continuing my account updating:

OUTSTANDING ORDERS as of End of Day 12/31/2011 settled by End of Day 01/31/2012
Date of entry / Type of Entry / Lot size / Currency Pair / Entry Price / Date of Settlement / Exit Price / Net Profit
09/16/2011 SELL 0.01 usdmxn 13.0215 01/26/2012 12.9050 +14.14
12/06/2011 SELL 0.01 usdchf 0.92497 01/26/2012 0.91821 +6.15
12/13/2011 SELL 0.01 usdtry 1.8803 01/03/2012 1.8744 +6.38
12/27/2011 SELL 0.01 usdmxn 13.9129 01/03/2012 13.7275 +13.72
12/28/2011 SELL 0.01 gbpjpy 120.411 01/24/2012 121.145 +9.43

*Net profit means profit after consideration of swap fees (these can be negative or positive)

New Orders since End of Day 12/31/2011, settled by end of day 01/31/2012
Date of entry / Type of Entry / Lot size / Currency Pair / Entry Price / Date of Settlement / Exit Price / Net Profit
01/03/2012 BUY 0.01 usdcad 1.01376 01/05/2012 1.02150 +7.50
01/04/2012 SELL 0.01 gbpchf 1.47333 01/10/2012 1.46539 +8.07
01/05/2012 BUY 0.01 chfjpy 81.262 01/19/2012 82.097 +10.43
01/06/2012 BUY 0.01 eurcad 1.30013 01/09/2012 1.30740 +7.04
01/06/2012 BUY 0.01 gbpusd 1.54129 01/10/2012 1.54658 +5.29
01/06/2012 BUY 0.01 eurjpy 98.192 01/19/2012 99.198 +12.26
01/09/2012 BUY 0.01 eurgbp 0.82374 01/10/2012 0.82818 +6.85
01/11/2012 BUY 0.01 eurusd 1.26837 01/12/2012 1.27498 +6.61
01/12/2012 BUY 0.01 gbpusd 1.52938 01/12/2012 1.53465 +5.27
01/12/2012 SELL 0.01 audusd 1.03699 01/12/2012 1.03193 +5.06
01/13/2012 BUY 0.01 gbpjpy 117.351 01/17/2012 118.046 +9.05
01/16/2012 BUY 0.01 eurcad 1.29028 01/18/2012 1.29834 +7.85
01/23/2012 SELL 0.01 audcad 1.06557 01/24/2012 1.05769 +7.56
01/23/2012 SELL 0.01 nzdusd 0.81046 01/25/2012 0.80499 +5.33
01/26/2012 SELL 0.02 audcad 1.06596 01/30/2012 1.06048 +10.04
01/27/2012 SELL 0.01 eurgbp 0.83984 01/30/2012 0.83599 +6.04

New Orders Since end of day 12/31/2011, still outstanding as of end of day 01/31/2012
Date of entry / Type of entry / Currency Pair / Lot size / Entry price
01/03/2012 SELL 0.01 audcad 1.04437
01/03/2012 BUY 0.01 usdcnh 6.31580
01/04/2012 BUY 0.01 euraud 1.24819
01/05/2012 BUY 0.01 usdhkd 7.76620
01/09/2012 BUY 0.01 audnzd 1.30351
01/09/2012 BUY 0.01 usdtry 1.8710
01/09/2012 SELL 0.01 audjpy
01/20/2012 SELL 0.01 audjpy 80.768
01/25/2012 BUY 0.01 usdmxn 13.0258
01/26/2012 BUY 0.01 usdsgd 1.25483
01/30/2012 BUY 0.01 usdjpy 76.310

Carried Orders Since before end of day 12/31/2011, still outstanding as of end of day 1/31/2012
Date of entry / Type of entry / Currency Pair / Lot size / Entry price
08/04/2011 SELL 0.01 usdcad 0.96454
08/04/2011 SELL 0.01 usdmxn 11.8786
08/08/2011 SELL 0.01 usdmxn 12.1198
09/06/2011 SELL 0.01 usdchf 0.82308
09/08/2012 SELL 0.01 usdchf 0.86223
09/09/2011 SELL 0.01 usdmxn 12.6103
09/21/2011 SELL 0.01 usdcad 0.99709
12/07/2011 BUY 0.01 eurgbp 0.85187
12/13/2011 BUY 0.01 eurjpy 101.742
12/20/2011 BUY 0.01 euraud 1.29814
12/23/2011 BUY 0.01 eurcad 1.33078
12/27/2011 BUY 0.01 usdjpy 77.859

Equity Balance @ 01/31/2011: $4,108.80
Current Month Return: +8.152%
Initial 10/31/2009 balance: $2,360.46
Current Yield since inception: +74.07%
Annualized Return: +27.91%
Average monthly return: +2.074%

11/1/2009 – 7/31/2010: +89.71%
8/1/2010 – 10/17/2010 (the date at which point I ceased the short strategy and liquidated positions): -34.35%
10/18/2010 – 12/31/2010: +11.94%
1/1/2011 – 1/31/2011: -7.23%
2/1/2011 – 8/31/2011: +29.80%
9/1/2011 – 9/30/2011: -20.68%
10/1/2011 – 11/30/2011: +27.34%
12/1/2011 – 12/31/2011: -5.06%
01/1/2012 – 01/31/2012: +8.15%

Journal Notes:
Forex is like the commodities markets. Everything’s basically settled as marked to market at the end of the trading day, so there is no such thing as an unrealized gain or loss. On my taxes, for example, I need to report the balance. This is also why there can be margin calls or automatic closing of your positions if you’re not careful.

So, even though I have carried orders that can be thought of in a sense as “unrealized,” the monetary gains or losses on a given day are considered real.

So, my MTD reflects not only closed positions settled at a profit (or loss, if I ever do that), but also the net change on carried orders from prior month-end.

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