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Matt will be on futures.io (formerly BMT) Monday, and I'm trying to get Michael on early next year

Mike

Just curious, but how do you get these guys to appear? Do they ask you, you ask them, are they usually very receptive?

I was wondering, because of all the webinars you have schedualed and the quality is consitently excellent. I have seen other sites webinars where that is decidedly not the case.

For someone that claims not to be a people person, you sure seem to have a lot of fine relationships in the trading community.

I recognise this is Brians thread, but I am pretty sure he dosnt mind me asking.

Vance

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I disagree with you...you do great when all your timeframes are in sync and today they were not...better to be on the sidelines waiting patiently for all things to align than to be writing about how you jumped in before the charts were in synch and you either a. broke even b. lost

Not every day is a trading day.....
Papa15

I would agree Papa15. Maybe the only question is "What and how many timeframes must agree at once?" BUT keep it simple, they all do or they all do not.

Just my thought though, I could be wrong of course - I am many times.

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"The missing component was mental. This was further driven home when I watched a documentary about professional blackjack players and how they approached the business of gambling."

Hi Brian,

What was the name of the documentary you mentioned above?

sleepy

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"The missing component was mental. This was further driven home when I watched a documentary about professional blackjack players and how they approached the business of gambling."

Hi Brian,

What was the name of the documentary you mentioned above?

sleepy

I don't remember, it was on the documentary channel and I picked it up about halfway through. It had the word "roller" in the title. Could be High Roller or something like that. Sorry I'm not more help....

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I disagree with you...you do great when all your timeframes are in sync and today they were not...better to be on the sidelines waiting patiently for all things to align than to be writing about how you jumped in before the charts were in synch and you either a. broke even b. lost

Not every day is a trading day.....
Papa15

At issue here is not my abstaining from longs until they actually set up, the issue is simply I failed to realize it was short until it was much to late to enter without significant risk. Which I was unwilling to take. So perhaps I did well in staying out but I feel like I was just scared to believe it was short and found a way to talk myself out of it.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, Leonardo da Vinci


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Just curious, but how do you get these guys to appear? Do they ask you, you ask them, are they usually very receptive?

I was wondering, because of all the webinars you have schedualed and the quality is consitently excellent. I have seen other sites webinars where that is decidedly not the case.

For someone that claims not to be a people person, you sure seem to have a lot of fine relationships in the trading community.

I recognise this is Brians thread, but I am pretty sure he dosnt mind me asking.

Vance

I don't want to reveal my secrets or trash talk other sites

Lets just say that it has to do with being like minded and respected as well as having very high standards.

Mike

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And as Brian will attest, I'm also relentless

Brian's upcoming webinar thread, Tuesday October 23rd @ 4:30pm ET:
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Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
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Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

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At issue here is not my abstaining from longs until they actually set up, the issue is simply I failed to realize it was short until it was much to late to enter without significant risk. Which I was unwilling to take. So perhaps I did well in staying out but I feel like I was just scared to believe it was short and found a way to talk myself out of it.

Just like in going long or short, one must first perform the analysis and then make a conscious decision to go or stay flat, so it is also one of the three available positions in the market, and sometimes the correct one. A day in which nothing is lost, is certainly not a complete and total screw up. I could show you plenty of those, and I only wish they looked like BE for the day.

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I dislike being flat when the market is moving, so said another way I like to have at least part of a position on to catch any remaining move.

I don't know what will happen next, so I set myself up to try and capture possible scenarios, with multiple targets.

Please bear in mind, I take one or two trades a day and typically hold the entire day or longer. I am not scalping.

Mike

This makes sense, but it sounds like it's possible that leaving part of the position on to capture different scenarios or runners on big moves, could also work out to better net profit overall if you are going for larger swings. Have you found that this is the case, not only in terms of comfort, but in net profit, for your style as a trader?

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And as Brian will attest, I'm also relentless

Brian's upcoming webinar thread, Tuesday October 23rd @ 4:30pm ET:
https://futures.io/elite-circle/23768-webinar-pandawarriors-top-10-things-he-wished-hed-known-sooner.html

Mike

Quite right. I put @Big Mike off for months.......

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