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great to see you accumulating BPI points...

Well, at 57yrs I start today (after 24 games) with a miserable BPI of 544. 10 years ago I had a 155 IQ so I guess I have long since forgotten where I left it! Looking forward to progress I like the ideas of using it as part of a daily routine and will report in the main LUMOSITY thread if anything useful happens...

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Well, at 57yrs I start today (after 24 games) with a miserable BPI of 544. 10 years ago I had a 155 IQ so I guess I have long since forgotten where I left it! Looking forward to progress I like the ideas of using it as part of a daily routine and will report in the main LUMOSITY thread if anything useful happens...

No worries, I'm right behind you regarding age and BPI.

And in case of any changes or even progress I will report in the main Lumosity thread as well...

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Weekly targets getting hit as expected:




Depends if the Daily has the balls to blow it through and start new extensions:




Or if a loss of 1731 on the 30 minute will indicate the start of a possible trend fail, up until it isn't for now.



So far the Gann cycles have destroyed everything bears have thrown at them, we shall see if 2015 still beckons...

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Interesting, I'll check that out thanks, I use 100mg of Serotonin 5HTTP with a mouthful of carbs for sleep cycle - I'm a nightmare otherwise, having also to take GABA producers Depakote (anti-epileptic but bipolar lifesaver for me) and Theanine (green tea type GABA source, since EU banned source GABA). Missus' snoring is a much worse problem though, laughs sheepishly in case she hears....

I haven't heard of the 100mg of Serotonin 5HTTP.
I used to take GABA when I was body building - never heard of a problem with it (so I'll have to read up on the EU ban).

I'm sure snoring can be a big deal. I have heard that sleeping on one's side and certain pillows can help.
The trick might be to go to bed/sleep 1/2 hour before her.
I do know that people can hear in their sleep so if you just say "stop snoring" when she is sleeping she may well do just that.

For a few years I use to listen to a hypnosis tape to help me sleep. Of course in your sleeping situation you would need headphones unless your wife doesn't mind it. The message could be to sleep deeply and soundly without snoring -hah, hah.

If you can sleep wearing headphones then the noise cancellation type would be a good bet!

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I'm sure snoring can be a big deal. I have heard that sleeping on one's side and certain pillows can help.

So does the spare room! We just meet up for cuddles now and again. I know, TMI.

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Just the one Sprint trade today for +16T. Might restart this evening. With ES/Dax still coiling, I'm happy to wait for better movement, patience is a new experience for me anyway.

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Came in after dinner feeling slick (now laughs until wets self uncontrollably) and kicked off with 2 Dow Sprint winners, got COMPLACENT and chucked 4 straight no excuses just plain dumb losers out for the birds, so I had to work my socks off to find a further 4 winners to get back ahead. Could of, should of, probably ought to have, left it alone but was sufficiently annoyed with self to feel the need, luckily refocused in the process. With the inverse R:R on Sprints 6:4 only gets me +16T, the same as one careful trade did this morning. Duh.

It is fascinating how a lack of action leads to the urge to push, always a mistake and still one of the hundreds of lessons in progress. The edge is strong (Sprint a/c is +80%) but the psyche is still weak (I now feel like a tosser). Although I was rested and looking forward to the evening session I am now fatigued by my own failure to let go of the earlier droll inaction on the Dax.

Patience boy, patience - tomorrow beckons - and hopefully we all have many more tomorrows.

p.s. Just noticed my prior post, guess the patience experience thingy didn't last real well then.

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Three winners this morning for an effective +48T.

Funded 10 Oct, total 138 trades, 82 winners, 56 losers, 59% win rate, inverse -20:+16.2 ticks scalping risk/reward ratio, Sprint account is now +104%, so doubled it in 12 days with an aggressive 10% stake, now down to 5%. In choppy conditions it allows me to trade time more than price, it will be interesting to see if it remains as useful when more normal market movement is resumed, but that's where I still need to master the main account.



Stuck in the gap and the OR and misbehaving near the pivot but there really just because I'm happy and it's pretty.

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Got the expected blow-off rip, unfortunately bulls appear to have not traded much in the way of a valid setup so have left themselves vulnerable, couple of intraday short series holding for now but early days in this decider area yet, still plenty of supports below if the series break.

Took just 3 more winning Sprints (1 Dax, 2 Dow) for +48T, a sweet day, got to take 'em when we get 'em.

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