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NO TRESPASSING / DANGER

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Yah....good stuff


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One day, I made a decision to change. I had lived in a place of exploration and discovery long enough. As a result of that decision, I started rejecting, violently at times, anything that did not align with what I wanted from my trading.

In that new existence, I was challenged by someone who suggested my past had anything to do with my future. It was my journal, and I rejected his input however it came out of me.

Journaling, while being concerned about what other people think, did not work for me.

Allowing whatever I thought to come out, so I could get it in writing, see some things in a different perspective, allow things that stayed hidden to come out, where I could be truly aware and contemplate, did work for me.

When that journaling environment changed to where I had to filter that process, it was no longer as conducive to change. And became rejected, violently.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Gary Davis
To: Gary Davis
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 9:05 PM
Subject: Full time trader!!!


I turned 45 on July 26th, and decided I was ready to go full time with my daytrading. I started my official record on 8/1/13. Very first Bi-Monthly report attached.

This is what it looks like, today. My Profit Factor is weaker than before, but the other numbers I am very happy with. Confidence is high, but performance anxiety is... never mind. But these numbers are good, not polished. I am not going for big money. Trading scared does not work. Over time it will just be what is becomes. But I am happy with it, and it is enough for now.

Been a very long and hard journey to get to this point. I stayed focused, forgot what anyone else said, followed what I believed. To the edge of sanity and back. At least partly back.

Going to see what happens after 1 year.

So many great quotes I have picked up along the way. One that hit me as I was coming off my low, something like "You can't see the shadows if you keep your face to the sun".

I am sending this BCC to those I have shared my goal with over the years. If you reply, please do so to me individually, not as a "Reply All". Thanks for being on this list. I know I have been intense these past few years...

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just found ur a$$,stop moving jk, do it as you see fit..... And I will address you correctly in the future...sir "master" avitar change

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I'd suggest you write a book about trading and life uncensored limited only by your imagination because no one likes the censored @#$%. Uncensored is much more entertaining!


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Gary, have you been drinking?

Mike are you more likely or less likely to ban when you have been drinking. I will not even log in to futures.io (formerly BMT) past two drinks...lol

@wldman, I have been drinking in probably 20% of all my posts, ever.

But the party was on here recently. After I passed my first two weeks full time, set a benchmark, and sat down with my wife and her best friend (so they had the opportunity of 2 against 1), the party started.

Like I had been in college taking 20 hours a semester (I have done that), for 5 years, night classes, working a weekend job... and I was finally on vacation.

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I think I understand...

but no worries with me brother. I hope all is well. Maybe you can turn the 2 against one into "king of the world". All the best man. I don't think I could "help" with anything but I'm always around.

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I don't fault @Big Mike for doing what he did. In fact, he has been surprisingly tolerant of me over the years. He maintains the site so that it is what it is. I actually expected this entire thread to get deleted by him, which is one reason I kept it out of the others. There is some valuable information in some of the other threads I have left. This one, purely theatrics.

I do still stand behind my belief about journaling not being censored. Probably not a big deal in most trading journals, but it has been the key point in my own.

If we believe what others tell us, for the overwhelming majority of us, daytrading is a joke. If we are concerned with what others think, we can become ashamed to be daytraders, at least in certain environments.

I have no idea how many guys here on futures.io (formerly BMT) I have tried to get together with in person. Takers?

Zero. ( @greenr did make an attempt, and I had to leave town on business. Maybe he thinks I was the one “ashamed” )

And, I would even believe that they might be willing to meet other traders, just not me... I am intense.

But, I also think what I saw is that for the most part, traders who are still in pursuit of profitability go through stages, starting with high-confidence/low-experience, then if they stay at it, shifting to high-experience/low-confidence. Trading Experience actually begets a form of lowered confidence, lowered expectation. Most finally accept the “reality” of what is possible in trading. It gets beat into them. Literally.

I had a hard time with that.

I wound up with 16 guys out of that little mention of “mentoring” someone. I required several of them to become futures.io (formerly BMT) members.


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I am considering taking on a few traders to mentor. Like 2 or 3. No cost, no guarantees, expect it to be very hard and often weird.

I did not want 16. And so another motivation behind my post here, as I emailed all of them permalinks to this thread, making sure they see my style is not for the faint of heart, and it should be obvious I am not trying to win a popularity contest. I am hoping a few got off the bus, realizing that I am not what they were looking for.

My style is “weird”. I did not choose CL futures to make 20% a year. That is not why traders should select a high volatility/high leverage market.

And, I do not believe the most important thing is how to read charts or indicators. It is EXTREMELY important. Just not the MOST important.

Once you believe you have everything you can learn, learned. Once you feel you know your market inside and out, once you have have gotten to the point where you have exhausted all other options, and yet you are still lacking “something”... that is when I invite you to come to me. I have no idea if I can, but I will attempt to drag you into a different way of thinking. If nothing else, having me talk you through a trade has been "eye-opening" to every trader so far who has experienced it. And, we have never had a losing day.

Thanks @Big Mike for everything.


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I do still stand behind my belief about journaling not being censored. Probably not a big deal in most trading journals, but it has been the key point in my own.

Just another reminder to you and everyone reading -- you have not been censored. I do not want anyone to read your posts and think that you have, because you have not.

Your "BLOW ME" post was not deleted by me. You are the one that deleted it. What I did was tell you, and the guy you were responding to, to not be rude.

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Once again, you are not censored - so long as you are not being rude to other members and you follow the rules of this forum, you can post what you want here.

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Your "BLOW ME" post was not deleted by me. You are the one that deleted it. What I did was tell you, and the guy you were responding to, to not be rude.


Correct. I first responded with what seemed like a more correct thing to say. Then I sat there and thought about it, posted another reply, called it a second option, or something like that. That was what I really felt as I typed the first response.

Next day, thought about it, the fun was over, and deleted it myself, I think before @Big Mike even said anything to me.

When I started this thread, I was not expecting such a fast response from @Big Mike. That was a surprise. I meant it to be a statement, not an argument, but it came back quick and I was already in that frame of mind. aka, "overserved" while out with my wife playing video golf.

I was on my way out anyway, in regards to my journaling. That was already known I left a chat room a few weeks back in similar fashion, what appeared to be the catalyst was just good timing.

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