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Did a trial run of taking the doors off the Jeep, removing the windows and the top. It took longer to figure out what to do than to do it. Next time, 10 minutes max, 5 minutes possible.

I then drove straight into the neighbor's backyard, picked up his kids, and we cruised around the neighborhood.

I am paying for fun. Not fear.

Flat today until it was time to buy. The burst out of the lows yesterday had me buy-only today, regardless of the open, the panic-ish sell off.

Stalked the long trade, beautiful, done.

Time watching started at 6:30am this morning, but time in was less than 20 minutes. I tried a second entry, never could feel right, closed BE, then bought 1 contract at the C leg / 786, picked up a bonus trade, decided I was not interested in a sideways close, and went to the chiropractor instead.

I realized recently that my rollover method is wrong. I got it fixed this month, and I think I understand what needs to happen in the future, but if I have problems with it much longer I will test drive IQ Feed. It's not the "data" with Zen-Fire, and I am assuming at this point the rollover problems are user error. Data merge perfection is not my strong point. And, I never would have believed it in the past, it does matter. When you work in the environment of percentages and probabilities, placing your bets on confluence...

I still have a feeling that i am done journaling, but I have felt this before, and it is mostly that it becomes a distraction, and that I feel I have learned to deal with whatever i have to deal with without being witnessed.

Keep thinking about a new thread, but about what? Online journaling has been so may things that I never would have thought of, it has been fun, painful, I have felt proud and shamed. But maybe the whole point is to break through something. There are so many things running though my mind on that comment.

I have found that my inner conversations often play out today as if I was journaling, And also that when that happens, I don't feel the need to post it.

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And, 10:16pm, crude is ready to test the LOD

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Gary, it's so awesome that you're paying for fun. Keep doing what you're doing. Keep everything as is. No need to change journals or anything. Enjoy life. Enjoy your wife. Enjoy short squeeze. Enjoy the jeep! This is what life is about man--in amongst all that hard work, take the opportunity to just be, and enjoy life!! Proud of you man.

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Tonight's focus is response on the weekly VWAP. Not trading, ingesting. I do not know this chart. How can I know if it helps me or not?

Understanding the market is not the same as profiting from it. There is no money involved at time like tonight. I am just sacrificing time in return for experience. What else am I going to do? Watch Conan? (What my wife is watching)

I said "fuck" in reference to my thoughts as I stared at a Facebook photo of my mom before she died, when there was some fire inside her that could not be ignored. She did not die that way. She died though, with my hands on her. If I have to die, and I do, feel connected, I guess. But the word I chose was just meaning frustration. I had some prior post about it but wanted to tie the events together.

Dealing with her loss in the same time period as my bankruptcy, after having spent over a year building her new home that she never got to move into... That was another tough thing psychologically that I saw brought some trouble to my trading in the past. Me going back through those photos, posting one online, and then staring at it later, all had to do with my work on dragging some old memories out to process them more thouroughly than I allowed myself to do initially, which in the big picture allows me to become more balanced.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013



Price hovered around the weekly VWAP in the ON session






Which nearly matches the yearly as price keeps winding tighter in that triangle I have been following for quite awhile now.



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Key reference today, 1st R around 95.60-70




ES gap open higher by 12-14 pts... Sellers hitting the CL R1 area

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Still in value, anyone's market. I passed on the short at the top today, looking at the market from a larger perspective. Scalping is only scalping if done at the micro level of market view, and this morning's high was looking from the wrong perpective. The open ran back into value quickly, and ES has gapped higher, 120m could read either way, wide initial balance.

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ES finally made it to test the 382 major in the ON session. CL is attempting to DT pre-open, and has completed a minor 5WM off Y Low






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sold 3 at 95.94 after the news, 2 off at +20, going to see if the last one will hold with stop at 96 even

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Damn my reflexes... closed...

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