From the 29th of January through 2/19 I grew my account by 3.31%. Not bad. But the S&P 500 grew by 5.17% in the same time period, the Dow by 5%, and Nasdaq by 6.15%. The positions I've elected haven't been bad per se (3% gain is a gain not a loss) but I've haven't chosen great positions. I'm not changing my philosophy regarding when to buy or sell nor the # of positions I have (< 20) nor the fact that I don't keep much of a cash reserve. But I need to do a little better research into picking what positions to buy as well as improve my buy point understanding (I already knew this one). The research I did has provided decent results but I want better. I'll let you all know what I figure out.