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That's me, baby.... cruisin' in Destin, FL.... old stompin' grounds

Im one of you guys as well, Many many 5.0's and 4.6's modded out....Best cars Ive owned or I should say "had the best times in them"

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I think @Big Mike is an old 5.0 guy, also.

That Ford small block family was the best !! ... indestructible !

260, 289, 302 and 351 Windsor ... ah... love that sound ... H pipe = Dual exhaust


AJ
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I have become absolutely fascinated with Buy and Sell Stop Limit orders. Looking for breaks from
small sub ranges. This seems to work great in the Globex ..

Still testing, but trading with momentum certainly has it's benefits.

Who am I


AJ
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A Letter to my Good Friend

Brother @Gabriyele ,

Just another note to say thank you for all that you do. You have re-energized my soul, once again.
Your energy and love for the markets has inspired me to move forward in my growth and development.

I was a bit stagnate for a while there, as I was making a living risking little and making enough.


Now I have a whole new plan. Thank You for coming back into my life at this wonderfully volatile time in the
markets. Before, I would have been content with my daily nut of a few hundred bucks, pack it in and
"leave work"

The plan now is to make the big hits on the larger time frames with the Market Geometry patterns you have
reintroduced to me. I do not know why I ever stopped thinking in that frame. But it is certainly never going to
happen again. I suppose I just got comfortable - scalping my instinctive PA method that just always seems
to work for at least at least a point or two.

I have deleted all my small ball ATM's

Now every trade is major reversal based at big daily pivots or trend entry using the amazing AB=CD concept.
AB=CD is simply the best way of getting a virtually certain target within the framework of what the market
wants to give.

I'm going to look up my local Ferrari dealership today and start looking
That's the mindset I have now. There are no limits.

Brother, you are a God send and a blessing to anyone willing to listen and learn your Zen like
intuition and feel for the markets

I had lost my passion. I was content being a journeyman trader, earning a living with the framework
of what I was used to as a recording engineer. Now, I realize the sky is the limit in this gig.

The only thing that holds you back from being wealthy beyond your wildest dreams, is your mindset.
...and my friend, you have certainly adjusted mine.

Sooner or later, I'm coming out to California to drive a world class sports car on A1A all the way to Canada
and I'm bringing you with me


AJ
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Papa's Got a Brand New Bag

Lately I have been moving my focus of the markets farther out to more of a macro level. I pay more attention to
daily and hourly charts. I enter positions on the 5 and 15 minute charts, still being a Swing Scalper,
but I feel even this will evolve in time and equity saved. I feel this is a natural progression for traders.
You start out on the smallest time scale in the perceived goal of minimizing risk, while in the end realizing
this is folly and simply trading noise.

As I become more engrossed in the more global aspects of the markets,
I pay more attention to subjects such as treasury yields and emerging markets and attempt to absorb the surface area of what traders like @tigertrader have to offer.

My latest study has been the daily structure (of the time period I trade) of the equity indices .
Of these, NQ in particular.
Although with today's market correlation, it must equate to the other instruments as well - ES, YM and to some degree TF.

Here is the pattern that has emerged.
I have known these tendencies in the back of mind for months, but have just now
committed them to documentation. I will keep up with these weekend reflections
for a bit to see if the daily structure changes, but I feel it will not.
There appear to be institutional forces at work here that will be in place for the
unforeseeable future.

You tell me if you see a pattern.


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@tderrick: the next step in your evolution may be to take more of a portfolio approach to trading by having multiple positions on at the same time. individual markets behave a certain way in response to fundamental determinants. correlations themselves, are not static, but are changing in response to "drivers" that cause assets to move together or inversely. by studying how asset prices move in response to these drivers, u can build portfolios of truly uncorrelated assets, or by combining assets that have very slight correlations, u can cut volatility and greatly improve your risk/ reward ratio.

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Hey Man...

@tderrick

watching your evolution over the last two years has been very interesting. Congratulations to you man for staying with it and for staying focused. Your posts and your journal have always been interesting to me and a source of great information and perspective.

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@tderrick: the next step in your evolution may be to take more of a portfolio approach to trading by having multiple positions on at the same time. individual markets behave a certain way in response to fundamental determinants. correlations themselves, are not static, but are changing in response to "drivers" that cause assets to move together or inversely. by studying how asset prices move in response to these drivers, u can build portfolios of truly uncorrelated assets, or by combining assets that have very slight correlations, u can cut volatility and greatly improve your risk/ reward ratio.


Well, that's a bit more of a pole vault for me than a hurdle, but I will certainly look into it.

What would be some good instruments to look at in order
to lose a little correlation to the equity indices?


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Also to add...

@tigertrader

Your input on so many items since I first saw your posts here has been simply amazing. Our paths and experience are similar and I consider myself somewhat of a "sage" when it comes to trading...BUT when tigertrader is in the room I do myself a favor to STFU and listen. What you share is at the highest level, there is no standard above you. The way you do it with humility and patience along with your writing style do make you one in a million. Thanks Gary.

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Well, that's a bit more of a pole vault for me than a hurdle, but I will certainly look into it.

What would be some good instruments to look at in order
to lose a little correlation to the equity indices?


MRCI's Inter-Market Correlations

http://www.signalfinancialgroup.com/resources.php

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