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"Balance"

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang


balance is what you seek young padawan....



you probably don't need to tattoo it on yourself though (the ultimate sticky note)

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” - Dr. Seuss
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No, not at all. My face still stings. And I thought the kiss on the cheek was a nice touch.

your welcome..


Quoting 
You may not have succeeded yet, other than in symbolism, but you keep trying to take my illusions from me.


Ha...no not at all, I'm trying myself not to have any...

Much wellness to you...

Every moment I wake up I realize I know nothing, and then I smile...

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I caught that same trade. Good call. It was the minor LSP.

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I'll work on that answer.

Still not sure about my schedule. It is not uncommon that I decide as I am driving to the airport, booking my flight as I go. I'll let you know.

No worries bro

Im leaving for Sarasota Saturday afternoon for a few days, then i depart back to the UK monday night (emotional)

Ill be back soon, i might come over here after x-mas on a 6 month visa......lets see what the new year brings

Would be good to meet you before i leave though!!!!!!!!!!

" 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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My wife suggested we get tattoos last weekend. I joked about "Discipline" on one arm, and "Tenacity" on the other. But just thought of a better selection of words.

"Relax"
"Believe"
"Trust Yourself"
"Patience"
"Now"

Tense, stressed out, self doubters become impatient to perform and yet because of the tense, stressed out state and self doubt, they hesitate.

There is a term for it in professional sports.....I'm trying to remember what it is. Perhaps you can remember it.

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Most people chose unhappiness over uncertainty, Tim Ferris

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One of the reasons traders tend to get scared or completely psyche themselves out is by checking their PNL all day. My opinion is to not track it at all really. Every trader that focuses on making money in the market vs. trading the best of what the market was willing to provide will always have that psychological headwind. If you were to ask me how much money I made today trading, I wouldn't know off the top of my head. All I want to know is I focused on taking my predetermined entries and adapted to the day's developing context and order flow and went from there.



Took a little piece to re-read easily.

Thanks @websouth. And, @Private Banker.

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Tense, stressed out, self doubters become impatient to perform and yet because of the tense, stressed out state and self doubt, they hesitate.

There is a term for it in professional sports.....I'm trying to remember what it is. Perhaps you can remember it.


erectile dysfunction?

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erectile dysfunction?


Could be....I cant remember the exact word they use for it...that might be it.....

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I am hesitant to place a resistance zone so close to the possible upside breakout of this trading range, but the tight range of confluence from so many directions is hard to ignore. I have an overlap of at least 6 fibs from 3 timeframes.

The current high of the range goes back to a major low pivot from February.

I have struggled with choosing between the RTH and ETH high for the daily fibs for awhile, and the RTH creates a tighter zone towards the lower half of the zone, topping around .15.



To give some idea as to the tightness, this is the same chart from a more distant view. Notice the major breakdown initial resistance also coincides...

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Going with the theory that price is approaching a possible major decision point, it would suggest the trading range is not coincidence, but possibly an attempt to exit in advance of the top?


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From a purely technical perspective, that is significant resistance. A channel breakout failure would be one interesting "washout".


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