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"In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope." - Henri Matisse


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"94.90". My stop at 94.89, theoretically, remains intact.

95 seems to hold some buyers still. As time passes, the trendline creeps up whether it wants to or not. No wonder they eventually break.

ES is falling apart tonight. Kind of. In a mild falling apart way. The upwards trendline is still 30+ points below. 1385 has the appearance of a major defense. And below that, 1375.

That last run up in ES really seemed like a lot of effort though. Summer?

Jim Rogers is a favorite market personality of mine. He commented recently about a coming "panic". Not this year, but on the horizon. That thought echos through my head. Has nothing to do with my trade stance today, or tomorrow. I was long only today. Go figure, a down day in a short-term downtrend. But I felt good about it. But still, getting so involved in trading, trying to guess where things are going, it is difficult to shake that thought that world panic is in the forecast?

I have met people with survival bunkers and automatic weapons. Will our world, in the US, ever get to where they capitalize on their foresight?

Would brokers' accounts be a safe place for a short sellers money if it did?

But tomorrow, above 94.50, I think I'll buy for now.

 
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I added some charts to show what I was thinking. Not that it happens often, or that it works every time, but it works sometimes. I am trying to find my place for size, and when I get a lot of things that line up with my way of thinking, that is where I feel better about it. Panda said something about "when?", in his journal, and I thought, "when you know it is time.". So, just following my own advice today for a change.

Your on it Gary....Lock stock the **** lot

Your in control, you got your edge.........

Love this journal

" I will follow my rules, I will take my stops, I will be disciplined and i will work with the market....NOT AGAINST IT! Professional mind control is the key"
 
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It is settled. The price of oil is 95.30 from this day forward.

Amazingly slow.

Labor Day weekend coming up...


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94.90 did hold overnight, but ES is looking wimpy. Or maybe just stuck...


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Days like today have caused me to see something that is not there in the past. Crude may be resting now, but when it awakes it is the same beast it has always been. Little twitches mean nothing.

 
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Minor trend is down, but price is getting pinned up against the slowly rising major trendline. ES has a lot more open field...

May be looking at a NR7.

 
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This just in; ES moves 2 points!

And in other news, a wave of used computer monitors floods craigslists across the country.

 
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Somebody woke up cranky. 94.90 got blown, as did yesterday's LOD.



Now comes the moment I have been waiting for. Will the major trendline hold?


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ES too close to stops.


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