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First, blue very sorry for your loss. Words are not enough for such a thing.

Easier said than done, naturally. But I look at parents who let their kids watch hours of TV every day or parents who constantly have baby sitters or constantly use day care or school as a way to "take a break" from their child... and well, it is easy to see why we have such an enormous generational gap between today's children and my grandmother's time. Most of it comes from how families have changed, in my opinion.


Thanks, we all die, just some way too soon. I feel I would give up my life for any young person for a longer seat on the bus.

You are spot on about TV, advertising, etc.. It is disgusting. Now with Disney movies you can't fast forward with some media players to the movie and they make the kids watch about 10 minutes of 'Ads'. Unreal.... Do you know how impatient a kid can be when you pop in a cool new Disney flick? More impatient than my trading style!!! haha...

Families have crumbled. Woman are looked down upon to be homemakers and Men are looked down upon for wanting a woman to be a homemaker for their kids! haha...

All of our 'friends' stick their kids in daycare and they all look 'down' upon us as "Why don't your kids go to daycare..."

I explain, "Why would they?" They just look shocked and reply, "To get an education, to socialize and be normal" etc..

I explain back, "You mean to bring home germs from the other snot-nosed kids?", "You mean we can't teach a kid the alphabet or animals, or sing songs or all the other stuff?". What about taking the kids to the Zoo, Aquarium, Discovery Center (Kids Play place for education), Ocean, Mountains for hiking to learn about plants and tree's and the beauty..."

They retort, "Well, some of us HAVE TO WORK".....


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Blue-- I'm sorry to hear about your nephew. I could not even imagine how to deal with the loss of a younger family member.

The teachers at my son's school seemed to hint toward ADHD, although they admitted they were not at all qualified to make any diagnoses. I personally feel that attention deficit disorder is used as a catch-all excuse by ma, ny physicians it provides a simple reason for why there might be any behavior issues at all. I believe that there is a wide range of "normal", and although there are cases where medication is justified, it is often used as an easy way out. Kids learn in different ways. They progress at different rates. They blossom with different skill sets. And this is all normal, in my opinion.


I agree, just like traders, we all have strengths, personalities and weaknesses... haha...

I personally tend to be someone who has to fail double or triple the amount of the average joe and the I master it. Through the process it looks like I am f-in a football, and an ugliness comes out, but that is all part of metamorphosis... haha..

Teachers (Ok, I will go with most Americans...) think Pills are the answer...

You ever read about Joe Kennedy and his daughter that he had 'treated'.... I realize that is an extreme, but why not do a "One Flew over the Kookoo's Nest" on every kid.... Very few are perfect little angels... Kids don't change, it is the parents perception of what is 'normal'. Read Oliver Twist or some of the older 1800 books about kids and we will all find that kids were just as terrible then as today, but our perspective and patience has just changed...

Just please don't feed your kid drugs even if some punk from a 'medical school' tells you to.... Done preaching....

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Ack! OEC doesn't have a VWAP indicator.

Played some channel breakout trades this morning. I would have liked to overlay the VWAP, calculated from at least the start of the Globex session, but alas, no VWAP comes standard with OEC Trader. I guess I can either 1) find a different broker, or 2) code in a VWAP. I don't have coding skills, so #1 seems more attractive, but I'm also hoping that coding in EasyLanguage is, well, easy.

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There are a few EL VWAP's floating around, check here for example:


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I would have liked to overlay the VWAP, calculated from at least the start of the Globex session

I can put it in your "rear view mirror" for what it's worth.

blue line is your 20ema
red is vwap, I added the 3rd Std Dev line (gold)
black is the VH POC
Looks like a train wreck to me Taking that long at 4;25 was a nice trade, but you had to sell them at even all morning.
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But that is the past and today is a new opportunity. The big move on Wednesday left a POC at 1.3463 right where it's trading now as I write this. This is also the HLC/3 # My buy number (BN) for Fri is 3408 my sell number (SN) is 3515. Of course there's "nothing but net" under 3421, 19, 14 and buying down there at even (3400) on a first drop may be more than my old ticker could take. On the other hand I've been trying to sell 3626 for two weeks and would jump on that during any news release. I think Friday will be exciting around the news, but the early sessions usually offer an opportunity to position yourself,,,,,, if your quick.

This is a hourly chart from Nov 6th
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