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ES shorts getting slaughtered too

 
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Looking back, now that I am flat and focused, I did not even have divergence for that entry. What was I thinking? What happened to "confirmation"? I am so determined to follow my own advice I turned my back on every indicator I have, spread my arms wide open like a bird drying his wings, then bought 8 contracts.

 
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Today could just as easily be range bound, now that I am thinking again, blood out of the streets and back to the brain. The world is scared, and who knows what could happen over the weekend.

 
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Looking back, now that I am flat and focused, I did not even have divergence for that entry. What was I thinking? What happened to "confirmation"? I am so determined to follow my own advice I turned my back on every indicator I have, spread my arms wide open like a bird drying his wings, then bought 8 contracts.

And then, possibly reinforced that behavior thru a winning trade.

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And then, possibly reinforced that behavior thru a winning trade.


Gary, your avatar is almost what I looked like! Except, well, sitting down, a little heavier, no hood...

Yes, maybe so, that is the goal.


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Happy with the exit call on an iffy volume bar.

 
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Funny how I "trash-talked" myself today. "Only Facebook can save me..."

 
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"Futures" not what has happened, not what will happen, what could happen. What an odd thing to want to be a trader of. The business of unknown possibilities.

 
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Gary wrote: "My first year, desperate to understand short selling, I mounted a monitor on it's side so the motion was left to right, not up to down."


That is the 'quote' of the week!!!!

Ha Ha

Gary, try explaining 'short selling' to some good-looking girl after she has had some drinks; I stopped back in '92.

You just gave me the laugh of the day before I go out to 'drink my drink' at my favorite local dive bar on the lake.

Sorry, but this is good prose by you!!

peace

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Looking back, now that I am flat and focused, I did not even have divergence for that entry. What was I thinking? What happened to "confirmation"? I am so determined to follow my own advice I turned my back on every indicator I have, spread my arms wide open like a bird drying his wings, then bought 8 contracts.

Yea; I read that and saw it on your charts {8}.

Keep your discipline and if you are still trading stay focused and do some nice breathing and 'get in the head' of the small desperate retail trader.

FB @$42.00

Facebook destroys lives. 6 months from now where will it be?

Who cares! We are daytraders and swingtraders and respect price volatility.

Besides the taxes on stocks are too high.

peace

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