First week over, traded for the last 3 sessions.
Capital used = 10 lacs
Risk per trade = varies between 0.5% ( Rs.5000) to 2% max ( Rs.20,000)

Return in 3 days = 8.9%
Day 1 : Started with 1% risk per trade ( Rs.10k), had a good day

Day 2 : Started with 1% risk, was up around 5% by midday. Switched to 2% risk , had 2 back to back stops.
Day ends at 1.6%
Day 3 : due to 2 back to back losses earlier, shifted down to 0.5% risk per trade . A good day.

Why did I reduce risk ? In chess, if a GM loses 2 back to back games, he tries to draw the next game, does not try to win.
Position mgmt is the same, increase risk when the going is good. Reduce risk when the going gets bad. As money gets accumulated ( equity increases) we start taking slightly larger risks. This was taught to me by @ManojDalmia72 when I was in prop
In commodities prop trading, we started the day with say 5 lots. As we accumulated profits, our position sizes started getting bigger as we took on more risk. If the going was bad, we either stayed at same lots or decreased
For success in daytrading :
System = 25%
Position mgmt = 25%
Discipline to stick to the process = 50%

Any day if I have 3 consecutive losers or lose 2%, I will shut down trading for the day
Shutting down the terminal and stopping trading at a pre-determined level is an absolute must and most important. I always ask my students to do this and this is the least followed rule by traders. Those who do, have better performance and peace of mind
In the previous post, many said 3 days I would make 20-30%. In order to do that, one would need to take an insane risk of 5% per trade. A few back to back stops will destroy capital and lead to a psychological dampner.
In my daytrading, I have around 30-40% losing days. But those losing days are capped at max 2% risk. Whenever I had tried to get in revenge mode and recover on the same day, I have lost more. So now it's a hard rule that I will stop at -2%
So, despite having a good system - position mgmt - discipline, one will have losing days. Everyone does.
Just keep the losses within a small level. Live to fight another day. Rinse..repeat
How good a trader is is not defined by his system etc. What defines a good trader is how he handles risk.

So a good trader = efficient risk manager

The faster you understand this, the better
I have done all the mistakes a trader can do, I still do mistakes. But the process is continuous in cutting down those mistakes to as low as possible. This is an ever ongoing process as only God does not make mistakes, we humans do :)

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