Goodbye April

So my goal is simple. I want to grow my $20,000 account by 1 to 2 percent each month! Which means basically I'm looking to make $200 to $400 per month. Here's how my year has gone so far.

January :: $1,681.55

February :: $620.10

March :: $202.20

And here's how my April went...

Options - $111

Stocks - ($110)

Dividends - $0

Total monthly gain = $1

Total YTD Gains - $2,504.85 (Up 12.52% on the original $20,000 principal)

As you can see I CLEARLY missed my monthly targets. YTD though I'm tracking 52% ABOVE the upper range of my 1 to 2 percent goal. At this point in the year my goal was to be up anywhere from $812.26 and $1,648.64.

So I have no complaints!

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I'm just a regular guy who has had a little success as an option trader looking to get better!