Is It Possible To Make Money Day Trading? My numbers July 2012 – July 2013

Last Updated on January 16, 2022 by Oddmund Groette

I have previously written some articles about the possibility of making money day trading:

  1. My Numbers 2002-May 2012
  2. Automated Trading
  3. Tuco Trading

From mid-2011 until mid-2012 I was going through a tough time trading. I hardly made any money. At the same time, I was moving to a foreign country and I had a lot of stress.

In June 2012 I did a lot of research and started different strategies. Since then I have made steady progress and been profitable all months. I’m not making nearly as much as I did in previous years, but right now I manage to make a decent living out of this.

  • I traded 244 days
  • 182 profitable days (75%)
  • All months profitable
  • Worst day: 4 254 USD in losses on 29th of May 2013
  • Best day: 3493 USD on 7th May 2013
  • I ended the last 5 days of June 2013 with all losses (new record)

I was not trading on two of the most profitable days (theoretically).

By writing this blog I have come in contact with a Latvian programmer (and trader) and we’ll start trading together in August.

Hopefully, we can automate absolutely all trading, at least he has been working with a trading program for the last two months. We’ll start with three different strategies when he’s done. If this program is successful, it has paid back all the work I have put into this blog!

As of now, I’m only trading mean reversion strategies.