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Old May 28th, 2011, 03:08 AM   #201 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
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Total for Week1 +11 pts
Total for Week2 +13.25 pts
Week 3 - no data
Total for Week4 +27.5 pts
Total for Week5 +11.95 pts
Total for Week6 +50.6pts
Total for Week7 -9.75pts
Total for Week8 +7.8pts
Total for Week9 +6.0pts

Sum 118.35 weeks=8

Weekly average 14.79 pts

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Old June 19th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #203 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
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congrats Adolphe


Edit:
The bulb was originally donated to the fire station. It was designed by Adolphe Chaillet, who competed with Thomas Edison to make the bestlight bulb in town. With the exception of a brief period in 1903, a week in 1937 and some power outages between then and 1976, the light bulb is still shining.
Despite his design, Chailet was never as successful as Edison, even though his bulb was proved to survive higher voltages. Bulb protector Steve Bunn said the secret of the light’s success was engineering. He said: “They certainly don’t make them like this anymore, it’s a real sign of how some things were better made in the past.”
“The man who invented the bulb was Adolphe Chailet and he sounded by all accounts to be a very serious person. But when it comes to spark, he did perform an experiment where several competitors, including Edison. All the bulbs were subjected to a test of increasing voltage, and exploded, all except for Chailet’s, which just got brighter.”
World’s Oldest Light Bulb Still Shining Bright After 110 Years [Video] | TheBlogIsMine Dot Com
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"The hand-blown bulb is recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest burning light bulb. "Nobody knows how it's possible. It is a 60-watt bulb and it's only turned on for about four watts, but nobody knows why it keeps burning. We've had scientists from all over the country look at this light bulb," Lynn Owen of the Centennial Light Bulb Committee says.
TIME NewsFeed reports that the bulb, which was designed by Edison competitor Adolphe Chaillet, "endured some initial glitches in 1901, a fraught week in 1937 and some random power outages all the way up to 1970s." Since then, however, the bulb has remained on.
A "BulbCam" captures the bulb every 10 seconds, you can watch it here.
The light bulb has become a tourist draw for Livermore. The Centennial Light Bulb Committee is throwing a neighbourhood party in its honour this Saturday.
World?s oldest light bulb still burning bright after 110 years | Good News - Yahoo! News

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Does anyone know what the filament is made of and what the gas inside the bulb is?

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Old June 21st, 2011, 12:36 PM   #204 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
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Here is a simple retracement example.
You buy at the 25 % retracement, as it is close to the uptrend line and put a stop at 50% retrace.
When it moves to 0% you advance your stop to the 25% retrace (so your stop is now at break-even) and continue this adjustment each 25% at it moves in your favor. You can set a target at 100 % extension (here it is at 1291.75).

Your risk was from the entry of 1279.25 to the initial stop of 1276.25, or 3 pts.
Your target is 1291.75 (so 1291.75-1279.25)=12.5 points.
Once price is at 0% (1281.75) you make you first stop adjustement and from this point on you have no risk in the trade.

Deciding on your target - has to do with the resistance levels and stop-running. If you were less optimistic you could pick a different level e.g. +50% (1286.75). Of course you could scale out taking part at +50%, 75% etc. and you can also scale back in as long as the stop is at the initial entry or higher and the trendline isn't broken.

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Old July 20th, 2011, 12:49 PM   #205 (permalink)
The fun is in the numbers
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Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Things are a mess. I am way, way too tired.

I lost some time on the weekend and have been rowing hard to get bck on schedule- but its hopeless.

Yesterday was a late start and by the time I got things together I realized I had a buy at open signal - which would have been perfect as it turns out.

Then I had a set price locked in my head for the high - and forgot to check obvious things like:
+11.25 in o/n
+0.25 true gap up
+8.25 Yclose to Open

Oblivious to all these "this is an upslash day" I set an alarm for my "prix fix" and took a nap. The nap was a good thing - the alarm was a bad thing. I woke up forgot all my rules sold against the trend and late in the day, and took a bath on the trade.

One of my rules is:
If I'm not in a trade before 10am then no trading later in the day.

Topping things off is that my aging computer has been acting weirdly the last few days and I had so much trouble getting it just to boot up that I'm afraid to turn it off. So its staying on until Friday when I face courageously the computer demons Saturday morning strengthened by good sleep in.

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Strange things are afoot in the markets - "ah OK dude thanks for the obvious!"

With Obama and the debt ceiling dance, set to the music of PIIGS and the lyrics "It ain't just Greece anymore." craziness abounds.

To think the pompous Moody's and S&P are pontificating and wagging fingers about USA credit regrading - after they are the ones to stamp their blessings of triple A on bank bundled credit crap (mortgage-back madness) to be sold in glistening fresh Suranawrap - tied beautifully with a red ribbon and boosting a shiny AAA gold seal ...

ah well ... no bad bankers in jail ... no bonuses taken back... trillions of the taxpayers dollars into the sinkhole they created.

And the average sheeple still believe they live in a democracy with a vote that is something more than a mind-numbing placebo.

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Old August 11th, 2011, 12:28 PM   #206 (permalink)
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Trade underway

So now that the trade is progressing we draw a downward trend line

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Old August 19th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #207 (permalink)
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Friday relaxation

I needed to find something positive.

I decided to go to Louise Hay's website.

I am a magnet for all good. I accept that which is mine.

Louise Hay

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Old September 4th, 2011, 11:52 PM   #208 (permalink)
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the Trendlines for the NT7 :-)

Heyy Ian, try this indie (unless you have it already?)

i see that you use the trend lines a lot in your trading,
and this indie is pretty sensitive especially if your charts are set @ the BID price

.....make sure that you unlock all the trendlines!

make a great holiday my friend


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Old October 1st, 2011, 08:47 PM   #209 (permalink)
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End of Sep

I no longer post in the CL 2011 thread but I am maintaining, albeit in a lazy way, the account.

Initial Cash Balance at Start of 5 May = $20,000
Holdings =1 Nov short
1 at 88.18

Close 29 Sep 2011 78.53
Open equity 9.65 * 1,000 =+$9,650
Cash Balance = $75,490
Net equity $85,140

It looks to me that there will be a third test of the low.
Will it fail? I don't know but I imagine it will.
Have far will it fall to if is fails? no idea but probably at least 1/2 of the distance from high to low, that is 1/2 of of 27.78 (101.39 July 25 to 76.61 Aug 8). Anyone who is interested in more timely updates contact me via PM.
(Unless you hate the nature and the environment then don't contact me .... :-)

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Old October 2nd, 2011, 03:49 PM   #210 (permalink)
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