CFD diary and log of transactions

For every 1 placed into my CFD account, I make sure I put 10 into my long investment portfolio.

I've since emptied the CFD account and started using Interactive Brokers instead.

Trade list
















Market Item Units Open Date Open Price (mid) Open Commission Close Date Close Price (mid) Close Commission Interest/Dividends Profit/Loss Comments
Share CFD ASX.WDC +800 2007-05-28 01:37:00 AUD 20.37 AUD -16.30 2007-05-31 01:37:00 AUD 21.45 AUD -17.16 AUD -11.97 AUD 818.57 WDC fell back down to the same price as it had at the beginning of the year. Sold after it went up 5% in a couple of days
Index CFD ASX200 mini $5 +1 2007-06-08 01:49 6213 AUD 5 (1 pt) 2007-06-08 20:45 6244.5 AUD 12.5 (2.5 pts) AUD -22.66 AUD 117.34 discretionary
Index CFD ASX200 mini $5 +1 2007-06-13 00:53 6178 AUD 5 (1 pt) 2007-06-13 01:47 6183 AUD 5 (1 pt) 0 AUD 15 discretionary, but it started going down
Index CFD ASX200 mini $5 +1 2007-06-13 01:29 6168 AUD 5 (1 pt) 2007-06-13 01:42 6179 AUD 5 (1 pt) 0 AUD 45 discretionary, doubled up from previous trade. should not do this next time..
Share CFD ASX.ANZ +600 2007-06-14 01:35 AUD 28.90 AUD -17.34 2007-07-11 AUD 29.55 AUD -17.73 AUD -16.8, AUD -29.96, AUD -45.10, AUD -29.76 AUD 233.31 This was held for nearly a month. 390 profit, but take away commission of around 34, and interest of around 150 I am left with 233 only. share price gain was about 2%. Holding a position for this long also gives me some stress.
Index CFD ASX200 mini $5 +1 2007-06-21 02:05 6360.50 AUD 5 (1 pt) 2007-06-21 02:22 6370 AUD 5 (1 pt) 0 AUD 37.50 17 minute discretionary trade.
Index CFD FTSE 100 mini ?2 +1 21JUN07 12:50 6580.50 ?2 (1 pt) 2007-06-21 12:57 6588.30 ?2 (1 pt) 0 ?11.60 7 minute discretionary trade.
Index CFD ASX200 mini $5 +1 2007-06-22 17:31 6321.00 AUD 12.50 2007-06-27 01:24 6268.00 AUD 5 n/a added to long ANZ AUD -282.50 at open on the 27th it started going down so I got out. this transaction was held over the weekend.
Index CFD ASX200 mini $5 +1 2007-06-27 11:54 6226 AUD 12.50 2007-06-28 01:32 6253 AUD 5 AUD 0 AUD 117.50 bought in the day time after a what looked like a big dip
Index CFD Wall st. mini $2 +1 2007-06-28 17:37 13448 2 pts - 4 USD 2007-07-28 19:26 13480 2 pts - 4 USD 0 USD 56 discretionary
Index CFD Wall st. mini $2 +1 2007-06-28 19:28 13457 2 pts - 4 USD 2007-06-28 19:43 13474 2 pts - 4 USD 0 USD 26.00 discretionary
Index CFD FTSE 100. mini ?2 -1 2007-07-02 15:00 6598.80 ?2 2007-07-02 16:41 6588.30 ?2 0 ?17 discretionary. this trended upwards after I got out, so this was a bad call.
Index CFD ASX200 mini $5 +1 2007-07-10 01:34 6372 5 AUD 2007-07-10 09:35 6341 5 AUD AUD 0.24 AUD -164.76 after that sharp drop I decide to buy on the hope that the drop was temporary. It wasn't.
Index CFD FTSE 100. mini ?2 1 2007-07-10 14:20 6650.80 ?2 2007-07-12 14:54 6670.50 ?2 2.98 div, -6.08 int GBP 32.30 ??
Index CFD ASX.NAB +250 2007-07-12 01:34 39.92 -9.98 2007-07-19 01:14 40.33 -10.08 AUD -26.11 (some belongs to log ANZ) AUD 56.33 1 week.
Index CFD Wall st. mini $2 -1 2007-07-12 18:03 13766 USD 4 2007-07-16 15:25 13937 USD 4 +8.42 USD -341.58 Comments
Index CFD FTSE 100. mini ?2 -1 2007-07-16 15:42 6700.50 ?2 2007-07-16 17:02 6697.00 ?2 0 GBP 3 discretionary.. no movement and i didn't not want to hold this overnight
Share CFD ASX.WDC +600 2007-07-18 06:51 19.51 -11.71 2007-07-19 01:23 19.70 -11.82 -10.15 (some belongs to NAB above) AUD 80.32 114 before tx costs
Index CFD FTSE 100 mini +1 2007-07-18 15:46 6602.80 ?2 2007-07-18 15:49 6594.00 ?2 0 GBP -21.60 discretionary.
Index CFD FTSE 100 mini +1 2007-07-18 15:55 6596.80 ?2 2007-07-18 15:59 6591.00 ?2 0 GBP -15.60 discretionary, tried again using a stop at 90.
CFD ASX.CBA -300 2007-07-19 04:24 56.55 -16.97 2007-07-26 02:56 55.99 -16.80 +7.02, +9.41, +0.59 AUD 151.25
Index CFD FTSE 100 mini +1 2007-07-24 16:33 6495.00 ?2 2007-07-25 12:46 6517.00 ?2 GBP 0.38 div GBP 40.38 Comments
Index CFD FTSE 100 mini +1 2007-07-25 15:38:46 6479 ?2 2007-10-04 6581 ?2 -17.28 int, -20.05 int, -20.20 int, -20.74 int, -21.21 int, -21.48 int, -22.03 int, -21.69 int, -22.24 int, -22.27 int, -9.90 int +18.17 div, +27.40 div, +26.43 div, +14.53 div, +0.61 div, +2.01 div, +9.04 div, +5.24 div, +1.56 div , 2.95 div GBP 88.85 I survived the credit crunch. :P The drawdown was around ?1000 or nearly 10% on this trade. Holding on to this was quite stressful. Entry was bad. I saw a 1%+ drop so i thought I might as well buy in. and then it drops another 5%!! Exit was ok, initially I thought I got out earlier than I should have as it kept going up, but a few days it is back down again. ftse100 20070725
CFD LSE.NRK +320 2007-09-19 09:57 300 GBP 10 2007-10-10 240 GBP 10 GBP -0.28 GBP -212.28 friend's tx
CFD ASX.MBL -110 2007-09-25 01:39 79.40 8.73 2007-09-25 01:56 79.84 8.78 0 AUD -65.91 trade to avoid fees
CFD ASX.MBL +110 2007-09-25 01:56 79.84 8.78 2007-09-25 02:00 79.88 8.79 0 AUD -13.17 trade to avoid fees
CFD ASX.CBA -150 2007-10-11 59.50 AUD -8.93 2007-10-12 59.30 AUD -8.90 AUD 98 AUD 13.15 trade to avoid fees
Index CFD FTSE 100 mini +1 2007-10-19 15:57 6539 ?2 2007-10-26 6652.50 ?5 GBP int -9, -12.17 div +1.74 GBP 200.57 drawdown ?300. 20071019_ftse100
CFD ASX.WDC 400 2007-10-25 01:25 21.98 -8.79 2007-11-01 23:14 21.7 -8.68 3.92 98.45 discretionary, trade to avoid fees
CFD ASX.CBA 140 2007-10-28 23:23 60.80 -9.12 2007-11-01 23:23 60.69 -9.10 8.19 (shared between WDC trade above) 6.47 discretionary, trade to avoid fees. What is weird is some inverse correllation between WDC and CBA.
Index CFD FTSE 100 mini +1 2007-11-01 ?? 6619.5 ?2 2008-01-15 21:54 6010.20 ?6 interest -12.07, -20.42,-20.39, -20.12, -21.61, -22.91, -22.58, -21.29, -20.22, -19.55 div 11.85, 22.60, 1.98, 20.50, 5.38, 2.58, 0.31, 0.50, 1.12, 4.15, 0.28, 0.50, 0.60, 5.69 -?1369.68 Bought in at the first dip.. which was a mistake. Couple of problems with this trade. The risk is too big for this account. (exposure to ?12K). Interest hurts when going long over a couple of months - a margin loan is more appropriate. I had no stop and no exit plan for this trade. I didn't not check the trend. The macd (2nd diagram) was crossing down, not up. RSI was in the middle. As for exiting I freed up capital so I could trade AUS shares instead. 20080115_ftse100
CFD ASX.CBA +150 2007-11-07 59.67 -8.95 2007-11-13 60.31 -9.05 -9.36 68.64 Comments
CFD ASX.ANZ +350 2007-11-15 27.65 -9.68 2007-11-19 00:15 20.01 -9.80 -8.96 (some from CBA trade above) 97.56
CFD ASX.ANZ +300 2007-12-09 23:10 28.25 -8.48 2008-03-08 03:48 20.86 -8 -8.74, -15, -15, -15, -12, -15.47, -22.31 -2333.88 broken rule - short term trade turned into a long term investment.
CFD ASX.WBC -300 2007-12-09 23:10 28.83 -8.65 2007-12-09 23:14 29.15 -8.75 0 -113.40 impulse, trade went wrong way
CFD ASX.ANZ +350 2007-12-14 02:22 27.46 -9.61 2008-03-08 03:51 20.85 -8 -16.59, -16.96, -17.02, -12,-17, -22.31 -2435.16 ANZ has reached low PE levels. This didn't stop it from going lower.broken rule - short term trade turned into a long term investment.
CFD ASX.ANZ +350 2008-01-09 04:06 26.26 -9.19 2008-01-25 26.76 -9.37 -12.37, -17 127.07 ANZ has reached lower PE levels, and is cheap relative to other bank stocks. took profits to offset a loss in cfds.. should really keep these trades separate.
CFD ASX.ANZ +400 2008-01-15 23:01 25.51 -10.20 +400 2008-01-16 23:15 26.25 -10.50 +275.3 ANZ has reached even lower PE levels, bought at open accidentally because I entered the order to open to high the other night.
Index CFD FTSE100 mini 2007-01-18 2007-01-18 +1 -12, +13. trying out day trading.
Index CFD ASX200 mini 2008-01-20 2008-01-20 +20 trying out short term trading.
Index CFD FTSE100 mini 2008-01-21 2008-01-21 -124 Today marked a 5% drop in the FTSE100
Index CFD ASX200 mini 2008-01-21 23:17 2008-01-21 23:21 +20 trying out short term trading.
CFD ASX.ANZ +400 2008-01-22 00:19 25.26 -10.10 +400 2008-01-23 23:22 25.92 -10.37 243.53 averaging down. current pos is ANZ+1400. closed as the price jumped pretty high.
Index CFD FTSE100 mini 2008-01-22 2008-01-22 -2.80 (from previous trade) 76.80 = -30, -20, +129 3 trades all up
Index CFD FTSE100 mini 2008-01-23 2008-01-23 +52 4 trades. short term trading.
Index CFD ASX200 mini 2008-01-24 2008-01-24 -275 2 trades. trend was going up, i was betting down
Index CFD FTSE100 mini 2008-01-24 2008-01-24 -7 3 trades. short term trading.
Index CFD FTSE100 mini 2008-01-25 2008-01-25 +31 2 trades. short term trading.
CFD ASX.ANZ +375 2008-01-29 03:19 26.49 -9.93 2008-02-03 23:38 27.52 -10.32 -50.98 366 averaging down. I still think ANZ is oversold, low pe, broker targets are higher.
CFD ASX.ANZ +400 2008-01-30 23:04 25.49 -10.20 2008-01-31 26.52 -10.61 391.19
CFD ASX.WDC +450 2008-01-30 23:15 17.96 -8.08 2008-01-31 19.05 -8.57 473.85
Index CFDs asx200, dow 2008-01-30 2008-01-30 +105 aud, +134 usd 4 trades. short term trading.
Index CFD ASX200 +1 2008-02-04 2008-02-04 37.50
CFD ASX.ANZ 400 2008-02-04 26.49 -10.60 Close Date Close Price (mid) Close Commission -25.51, -7.63 Profit/Loss Comments
Index CFDs ASX200, FTSE100 +1 2008-02-04 2008-02-04 -?20, +67.50 AUD
Index CFDs ASX200, FTSE100 2008-02-06 2008-02-06 -217.5 AUD, +18 GBP
Index CFDs ASX200 +1 2008-02-06 5659.5 5 2008-04-02 5519 5 +24.04, +.40, +.70, +0.53, +43.37, +0.38, +7.30, +4.62, +0.10, +46.40, +26.83, +11.57, +15.86, +14.69 +68.72, +17.95, +10.60, +2.32, +7.57, +2.64, +1.82, +0.59, +3.21, +13.60, +11.90, +0.55, +0.86, +5.19 -117.74, -144.34, -112.43, -134.26, -102.18, -101.22, -103.39, -15.37, -108.47, -15.19 -1290.67
CFD ASX.ANZ 450 2008-02-06 04:41 25.49 -11.47 -8.29, -7.74, -7.37 Profit/Loss Comments
CFD ASX.WDC 450 2008-02-06 17.97 -8.09 2008-02-18 18.52 -8.33 +239.63 470.71 Comments
CFD ASX.ANZ 450 2008-02-14 23:06 23.83 -10.72 -7.89, -8.29, -7.63 Profit/Loss Comments
Index CFDs FTSE100, DOW, ASX200 2008-03-11 2008-03-11 +12 GBP, -248 USD, -85 AUD
Index CFDs FTSE100, DOW 2008-03-12 2008-03-12 -17 GBP, -18 USD
Index CFDs FTSE100 2008-03-13 2008-03-13 36 GBP
EUR/USD EUR/USD 2008-03-13 2008-03-13 -6 USD
Index CFDs FTSE100, DOW, ASX200 2008-03-14 2008-03-14 47 GBP, -38 USD, 50 AUD
AUD/USD AUD/USD 2008-03-14 2008-03-14 -2.90 USD
EUR/USD EUR/USD 2008-03-14 2008-03-14 -6.50 USD
Index CFDs FTSE100, DOW 2008-03-17 2008-03-17 2 USD, 50 GBP,
Index CFDs dow, asx200 2008-03-18 2008-03-18 22 USD, 15 AUD
CFD WBC +350 2008-03-18 23:12 23.66 -8.28 2008-03-18 23:14 23.54 -8.24 -58.52 Impulse trade
CFD BHP -250 2008-03-20 01:33 33.76 -8.44 2008-03-20 01:41 33.84 -8.46 -36.9 Impulse trade
Index CFDs asx200 2008-03-20 2008-03-20 10 AUD
Index CFDs dow 2008-03-24 2008-03-24 -68 USD
currency eur/usd, eur/chf 2008-03-26 2008-03-26 -16chf, +23.90 usd
Index CFDs dow 2008-03-27 2008-03-27 62 USD
Binaries dow 2008-03-30 2008-03-30 51 USD
Binaries dow 2008-03-31 2008-03-31 14 USD
Index CFDs dow, asx200 2008-04-01 2008-04-01 -141.42 USD, -122.50 AUD
Eur/USD dow 2008-04-02 2008-04-02 -7.5 USD
Index CFDs DOW, asx 2008-04-02 2008-04-02 -64 USD, -145 AUD, +1.59
Index CFDs DOW 2008-04-03 2008-04-03 22 USD
Index CFDs DOW, asx 2008-04-04 2008-04-04 -4.17 -238 USD, +235 AUD
binaries DOW 2008-04-07 2008-04-07 153 USD new instrument
binaries FTSE 2008-04-08 2008-04-08 132 GBP new instrument
index cfds FTSE 2008-04-09 2008-04-09 11 GBP
binaries DOW 2008-04-12 2008-04-12 -666.50 USD new instrument

My realised profit/loss:

GBP -1004.26

AUD -2973.40

USD -1245.50

CHF - 16.00