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Wow. Glad I did not buy. Apparently the ABC has completed lol!

 
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Just checked into the Residence Inn, rearranged the furniture to create a trade desk, connected to the internet... and the euro is going ballistic. Not sure what is happening yet, and really wish I were in Orlando with my home setup. First guess is something happened in the summit, but right now only know up is the new down.


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June 28, 2012, 11:06 p.m. EDT

Euro soars on European Union bank-supervisor plan
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- The euro rocketed higher early Friday after European Union officials said they are aiming to establish a single financial supervisor for the currency bloc. The euro (ICAPC:EURUSD) jumped almost 2 U.S. cents to $1.2605 from $1.2429 in late North American trade Thursday





I do not claim to understand fundamental trading, and could not say if the news above is good or bad in the long run.

But what I do know;

A 5WM in crude completed, and then an ABC correction completed, and as of now, there is a strong argument for a major double bottom having just formed.

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I watched the market today, not sure what was going on and so decided to just observe. But this I may understand.

 
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If this move up is going to find resistance, the yellow zone would probably be it. If this impule up is sustainable, I would not expect any pullback beyond the blue zone. If we break the green pivot, that could be a major deal.

I am thinking now if the yellow zone breaks it is saying something strong.

 
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Reading night volume throws me off, but I do know that 550 bar is rare. I just do not know the equivalent to day volume. Is that a 2000 bar, 5000 bar?

Tomorrow should be an interesting day.

 
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Incorrect chart previously. I am used to 120 and was using a 60, but it does not start that high. resistance is down to 79.45

 
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From 4 screens at home, this is all I have where I am tonight. Tough to make the adjustment.

 
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Just checked into the Residence Inn, rearranged the furniture to create a trade desk, connected to the internet... and the euro is going ballistic. Not sure what is happening yet, and really wish I were in Orlando with my home setup. First guess is something happened in the summit, but right now only know up is the new down.

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I made a phone call. Told them I was long my monthly cycle low (June 1st) and 'daddy' needed a new pair of shoes.

Merkel was a bit of a bitch; those PIIGS though~~they said no problem hedvig, you go buy those new shoes with your mid 1.23 and 1.24 long 'core campaign' trade positions.

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From 4 screens at home, this is all I have where I am tonight. Tough to make the adjustment.

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Why deprive yourself you pimpin' workaholic?

Do this and/or this (and add 2 screens externally).

Add Two Screens To Your Laptop with DualHead2GO

http://www.gscreenlaptop.com/

@GaryD, hotels and urgent care patients 'win'~~everyone comes out a winner!

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Why deprive yourself you pimpin' workaholic?

Do this and/or this (and add 2 screens externally).

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dual screen laptops by gScreen, SpaceBook is a dual 17-inch notebook

@GaryD, hotels and urgent care patients 'win'~~everyone comes out a winner!

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I made money today, it was hard not to with the clear signals I mentioned last night. Not much though, 57 ticks, 1 contract, then had to go to meetings and missed the day. One and done.

I wanted to go long last night, but didn't. I was somewhat pissed I had an emergency and booked a 4pm flight at 12:30pm, shoved things in a bag and called a cab. I am in a new motel, wired into a 32 inch screen TV (plus a 17" laptop), but the TV would not accept the screen signal at a high resolution. That means, at low res everything was gigantic. That really made the "feel' part distorted.

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Flaw #2, even with laptop and TV, I am used to laptop and 3 more large screens, so I was cut to
less than 50% of what I like to see. Add to that hotel internet speeds suck, so the signal is questionable, AND, I can't count the times that at a certain time of day hotel wifi's knock me off and require me to click a box accepting their legal terms for use...

So I was like I mentioned to iqgod, skiing the olympic downhill with 2x4s tied to my feet and a kitchen pot for a helmet. I felt vulnerable, clumsy.

So I went in 1 contract, reluctantly and almost with some resentment, accepted that I was not going to feel good today due to the environment, and then shut down NT, left the hotel, and still have not looked to see what happened.

I told my wife last night I could not believe the timing. I had to leave town unexpectedly, and then the euro issue has an explosion. In Orlando, that might have been time to break out the 10-15 contracts. And I did consider it today.

And then MADE myself back off. I had too many flaws and potential weak spots.

So I dealt with it by getting out. And now do not even want to look at charts until Sunday night.


I have thought about flying with my monitors, but it is just a hassle when it is a business trip. Packing it all up, unpacking. It also seems a little obsessive. I have some ideas that I may work out eventually, and some day may travel and trade as a lifestyle, but would map it out, and then also not be on such an intense schedule.

I am an expert at scheduling, and expediter of sorts, and have not missed a deadline since 1995. When something looks like it is a threat, I move.

I traded poorly compared to what I wish I could have done, and that bothered me. But on the other side of that, I handled it with discipline, so on that side I am proud of myself. I guess.

Disappointed in the conditions, ok with how I dealt with it.


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