August 2021 might be the most difficult trading month I have seen since I began my journey in late July of 2018. I have had many ups and downs. Lost a few thousand, made a few thousand, lost a few thousand, etc etc etc. I have fianlly gotten to the point about 6 months ago where I stopped taking big losses. But since then I have been taking sooooo many paper cut losses that its been really hard to grow my account. I WILL NOT GIVE UP! I just have to find my sweet spot and stick to it. I am confident with continuing to study each day that when the hot market begins again this coming fall I'll be prepared to take positions and lock in single on a consistent basis.