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Ooookay.

I thought you waited till the small bar at the 2nd arrow and placed stop just above the bar.
Also I think I found out what I'm doing wrong at the same time.
I guess I'm trying to be too exact.

Thank you for taking time to answer.

There is a time for precision and a time for just getting in. Figuring out which is which is the hard part.

I used to be a pull back trader only. Now I will take break outs as well. I find I like them more than I thought I would.

The exact price I got filled at was 82.31 if you care to check your charts.....

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Was working in a neighbor's backyard doing some chores for them.....I have no idea how long I was passed out....just remember things going black and waking some some time later laying on the ground in full sun....Mid August, massive headache, no sweat on me at all, muscles severely contracted and stiff.....literally crawled on my belly to some shade under a tree and found a water hose there. Luckily it was close to the handle and I managed to get it on. Took a long time but finally got to where I could stand up and walk home. Don't remember much aboutt that afternoon....just the headache and the blackness that settled in right before I passed out.

Its a miracle you woke up. If you pass out, even if there is some one around who has training, you might not make it.
Cause you cant make someone unconsious drink water, and likely an IV isnt handy.

Headache and no sweat is from severe dehydration. Same with the muscle cramps.

That was truly a near death experience. If your core temp rises enough to cause you to pass out, slipping into coma and death is literallly only minutes away.

It can effect you for the rest of your life. Like getting frostbite. The same area will freeze way easier the next time around.

Its incredible you can tell the story.

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Its a miracle you woke up. If you pass out, even if there is some one around who has training, you might not make it.
Cause you cant make someone unconsious drink water, and likely an IV isnt handy.

Headache and no sweat is from severe dehydration. Same with the muscle cramps.

That was truly a near death experience. If your core temp rises enough to cause you to pass out, slipping into coma and death is literallly only minutes away.

It can effect you for the rest of your life. Like getting frostbite. The same area will freeze way easier the next time around.

Its incredible you can tell the story.


Good Lord, PW!! ...take it easy!! ... my rule for summers is mornings and evenings only when choring around the farm.... I'm glad you made it, you tough old bird


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Was working in a neighbor's backyard doing some chores for them.....I have no idea how long I was passed out....just remember things going black and waking some some time later laying on the ground in full sun....Mid August, massive headache, no sweat on me at all, muscles severely contracted and stiff.....literally crawled on my belly to some shade under a tree and found a water hose there. Luckily it was close to the handle and I managed to get it on. Took a long time but finally got to where I could stand up and walk home. Don't remember much aboutt that afternoon....just the headache and the blackness that settled in right before I passed out.

same but different, I just had a near death experience with hypothermia last Friday, lesson learnt don't go into rough and cold water on an empty stomach, a little kid with a kick board saved my day.

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Good Lord, PW!! ...take it easy!! ... my rule for summers is mornings and evenings only when choring around the farm.... I'm glad you made it, you tough old bird


It was 20+ years ago. I still get woozy in the high humidity and heat if I'm not careful....my new rule for summer is just stay inside...but its near impossible some days...Next year, San Diego or perhaps Portland or Seattle for the summer...or Stockholm....its gorgeous there in summer and one of my best friends lives near there.

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A post from Zen Habits

Normally I'm not a fan of this kind of thing but this one struck a cord with me in relation to trading. Link first and the copy paste afterwards.

The Wisdom of Allowing Things to Happen :zenhabits


The Wisdom of Allowing Things to Happen

The Master allows things to happen.
She shapes events as they come.
She steps out of the way
and lets the Tao speak for itself.
~The Daodejing

Post written by Leo Babauta.

This has been what I’ve been learning over the past couple of years. Allowing things to happen.
It goes counter to our usual instincts in Western society — we are doers, creators of our destiny, we make things happen … we don’t wait for it to happen! That’s what I was taught from an early age, in school and by every motivational sports movie I ever watched. So allowing things to happen is not my normal way.
I have never been one to be passive, to let things happen instead of making them happen, to let go of control of things.

But here’s what I’ve been learning:

This control we think we have over our lives and our destinies … it’s an illusion. As the guy who had his life turned upside down by a heart attack, the woman who lost her father to death and had to drop everything, the family who lost their home to a hurricane, the entrepreneur that was doing well until the economy collapsed and no one was spending, the hard-working employee who was laid off when the economy tanked, the cyclist who was hit by a car, the car that skid because someone ran onto the road who had been obscured, the mom whose son has autism despite her doing everything right during pregnancy … it happens every day, where we think we’re in control but we’re really not. Do we control all the people around us who affect our lives so intimately? Do we control the overwhelming power of nature? There’s so much out of our control that what we think is control is really an illusion.

To control your cow, give it a bigger pasture. This is a great quote from Zen Master Suzuki Roshi, talking about controlling your mind. I see the cow and her pasture as a form of allowing things to happen — instead of tightly controlling something, you’re opening up, giving it more room, a bigger pasture. The cow will be happier, will roam around, will do as she pleases, and yet your needs will also be met. The same is true of anything else — stepping back and allowing things to happen means things will take care of themselves, and your needs will also be met. And you’ve done no work.

You have less stress, less to worry about. Imagine allowing things to happen naturally, and things work out, and all you did was smile and watch. You don’t have to worry about shaping things, about controlling something that doesn’t want to be controlled. You don’t have to push, and fix leaks, and put out fires. You just let things work on their own. They happen.

Things will surprise you. Let’s say you’re allowing something to happen. You might want it to go a certain way, to a certain outcome. That’s your goal. But what if you let go of this idea? What if you say, “I don’t know what will happen.” (Btw, you really don’t.) What if you say, “Let’s see what happens.” Then things will happen, but not the way you planned. The outcome might be completely different than what you’d hoped for. But it can still be great, just different. It might even be wonderful, and surprising. Surprises are good, if we accept that things always change and that change is good.

You learn how things work. Instead of trying to make things work the way you want them to work, just watch them work. You’ll learn much more about human nature, about the nature of the world, as you see things work without you controlling it. It might change you.

That’s all very good, Leo, you’re thinking. But that won’t put the food on my table.
Maybe you’re right. And so, don’t let me stop you from what you need to do. Carry on. I’ll just sit back and watch.

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It was 20+ years ago. I still get woozy in the high humidity and heat if I'm not careful....my new rule for summer is just stay inside...but its near impossible some days...Next year, San Diego or perhaps Portland or Seattle for the summer...or Stockholm....its gorgeous there in summer and one of my best friends lives near there.

Here's a brief moment of insanity for you.....i took this yesterday driving down the road with my cell phone.....

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oops... I should have read the context of the original post ...

your still a tough old bird lol


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It was 20+ years ago. I still get woozy in the high humidity and heat if I'm not careful....my new rule for summer is just stay inside...but its near impossible some days...Next year, San Diego or perhaps Portland or Seattle for the summer...or Stockholm....its gorgeous there in summer and one of my best friends lives near there.

Here's a brief moment of insanity for you.....i took this yesterday driving down the road with my cell phone.....

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Unbelievably, we aren't far behind you in Tennessee....close to 110 today !! What!!!


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Normally I'm not a fan of this kind of thing but this one struck a cord with me in relation to trading. Link first and the copy paste afterwards.

The Wisdom of Allowing Things to Happen :zenhabits


The Wisdom of Allowing Things to Happen

The Master allows things to happen.
She shapes events as they come.
She steps out of the way
and lets the Tao speak for itself.
~The Daodejing

Post written by Leo Babauta.

This has been what Iíve been learning over the past couple of years. Allowing things to happen.
It goes counter to our usual instincts in Western society ó we are doers, creators of our destiny, we make things happen Ö we donít wait for it to happen! Thatís what I was taught from an early age, in school and by every motivational sports movie I ever watched. So allowing things to happen is not my normal way.
I have never been one to be passive, to let things happen instead of making them happen, to let go of control of things.

But hereís what Iíve been learning:

This control we think we have over our lives and our destinies Ö itís an illusion. As the guy who had his life turned upside down by a heart attack, the woman who lost her father to death and had to drop everything, the family who lost their home to a hurricane, the entrepreneur that was doing well until the economy collapsed and no one was spending, the hard-working employee who was laid off when the economy tanked, the cyclist who was hit by a car, the car that skid because someone ran onto the road who had been obscured, the mom whose son has autism despite her doing everything right during pregnancy Ö it happens every day, where we think weíre in control but weíre really not. Do we control all the people around us who affect our lives so intimately? Do we control the overwhelming power of nature? Thereís so much out of our control that what we think is control is really an illusion.

To control your cow, give it a bigger pasture. This is a great quote from Zen Master Suzuki Roshi, talking about controlling your mind. I see the cow and her pasture as a form of allowing things to happen ó instead of tightly controlling something, youíre opening up, giving it more room, a bigger pasture. The cow will be happier, will roam around, will do as she pleases, and yet your needs will also be met. The same is true of anything else ó stepping back and allowing things to happen means things will take care of themselves, and your needs will also be met. And youíve done no work.

You have less stress, less to worry about. Imagine allowing things to happen naturally, and things work out, and all you did was smile and watch. You donít have to worry about shaping things, about controlling something that doesnít want to be controlled. You donít have to push, and fix leaks, and put out fires. You just let things work on their own. They happen.

Things will surprise you. Letís say youíre allowing something to happen. You might want it to go a certain way, to a certain outcome. Thatís your goal. But what if you let go of this idea? What if you say, ďI donít know what will happen.Ē (Btw, you really donít.) What if you say, ďLetís see what happens.Ē Then things will happen, but not the way you planned. The outcome might be completely different than what youíd hoped for. But it can still be great, just different. It might even be wonderful, and surprising. Surprises are good, if we accept that things always change and that change is good.

You learn how things work. Instead of trying to make things work the way you want them to work, just watch them work. Youíll learn much more about human nature, about the nature of the world, as you see things work without you controlling it. It might change you.

Thatís all very good, Leo, youíre thinking. But that wonít put the food on my table.
Maybe youíre right. And so, donít let me stop you from what you need to do. Carry on. Iíll just sit back and watch.

-----------------
Let's redirect to trading; shall we?

From NoDoji (on ET)...referencing someone else's post on ET...

"Here's a deep thought from an ET-er a while back, sums up the profitable trader's mindset perfectly, IMHO, one which I continually strive to attain:

"The conversion happens when you truly believe the future is unknowable. We have such a problem with that as a concept, as though we hate it with all our being.

Start thinking you know the outcome and you have already slipped.

That belief in chaos sets us free.

Without having to think we can act simply and quickly on probabilities, without all the drama."
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Do that for 6-9 months, consistently. Honor that.

From then on live where you want, how you want and with whomever you want.

The world is not that big of a place.

Indeed.

peace

hedvig

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It was 20+ years ago. I still get woozy in the high humidity and heat if I'm not careful....my new rule for summer is just stay inside...but its near impossible some days...Next year, San Diego or perhaps Portland or Seattle for the summer...or Stockholm....its gorgeous there in summer and one of my best friends lives near there.

Here's a brief moment of insanity for you.....i took this yesterday driving down the road with my cell phone.....

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Needless to say...That was the outside tempreature, right?

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