FYI, in case anyone was wondering: even though the portfolio is considerable bigger, I do not plan on increasing my “max per trade” policy of $2,500 at the moment. Once I have made a full $1,000 (i.e. once the portfolio hits $6,000) I’ll consider either increasing the max-per-trade for the 2 trade cycle or moving to a 3 trade cycle with a max of $2,000 per trade.
The latter would give me greater flexibility and be able to jump into more trades and not have to skip as many as I’ve had to in order to avoid trading with unsettled funds.
We’ll see what happens.