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New epiphany. I trade well at 1-2 contracts because I enjoy it. Pleasurable exercise even if I lose. Fun, stimulating, intellectual. Then at 3+ it becomes "serious". And that is enough to shift.

 
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The stress does not come from trading, it comes from a memory of having a lot more money than I do today, and for some reason feeling like it is my life purpose to get it back. But in the process, what I may be learning is something different is emerging.

 
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New epiphany. I trade well at 1-2 contracts because I enjoy it. Pleasurable exercise even if I lose. Fun, stimulating, intellectual. Then at 3+ it becomes "serious". And that is enough to shift.

When ever you guys start talking about contract size I remember the scene from Star Wars and the quote from Yoda. It fits very well; Its all mental.


Quoting 
[Luke can't levitate his X-Wing out of the bog]

Yoda: Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.


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Adjusted to make it more topic specific.


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Yoda: Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Markets, and a powerful ally it is. Traders creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous traders are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Market around you; here, between you, me, the data, the chart, everywhere, yes. Even between the contracts and your mind.


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The blue line is where I entered short this morning...

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Sometime I wonder why the market ignores that I entered short...

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maybe I should check the news

 
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Mr Sir @GaryD

..........i have noticed, because this is what i do notice. I have been meaning to ask you this for some time now

Why do i never see you use 50% FIB levels, on the faster time fames it can be quite a mess when looking at intraday FIB levels. But to me 50% gets hit alot on the major time frames and if it does not get hit there is 100% a slow down/bounce and a acknowledgement of this area

Just curious

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Mr Sir @GaryD

..........i have noticed, because this is what i do notice. I have been meaning to ask you this for some time now

Why do i never see you use 50% FIB levels, on the faster time fames it can be quite a mess when looking at intraday FIB levels. But to me 50% gets hit alot on the major time frames and if it does not get hit there is 100% a slow down/bounce and a acknowledgement of this area

Just curious

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Interesting question; more importantly though. @GaryD and I are pleased to see you embracing your inner 'dandy-boy' cheerleader (pink, no less). Keep us updated on how that crossdressing is going, eh?



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@GaryD Sorry to jump into your thread like that; @greenr ~~he is a disturbance in this very manly thread!


 
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Mr Sir

..........i have noticed, because this is what i do notice......

It would appear that there is a Sir amongst us.
A knight indeed...

Sir @lancelottrader

Sir Lancelot

PS:Stranger and stranger:
Seems there may be a connection between Sir Lancelot and James Bond (Roger Moore)

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