Keep Calm and Don't Move Your Stops.....

A little risk management saves a lot of fan cleaning!

The Purpose of Life is Joy!!

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Little by little things are getting better. While my dad's passing has been difficult at best, our collective faith has made this time bearable. We believe in the afterlife and that one day, we will see him again. This alone tempers our grief.

I've been doing a lot of reading this last year about near death experiences. People that have been clinically dead and came back. The stories are fascinating and there is a lot of consistency across many of the accounts. My mom had one and recounted it to my father just before she passed for real and as my dad passed, I saw a transformation on his face as his last few moments on this earth slipped away. He went from the normal death mask to a slight ironic smile in those last few moments.....I can only imagine what he saw as he transitioned from this life to that one.

Trading has become something I love to do and look forward to each morning. At the same time, I am looking forward to a new chapter beginning next week as I take on a new and familiar role as a mortgage banker. I don't know how long this new role will last although I think about 5 years until my daughter is out of high school. At that time, I suspect we will relocate to San Diego and enter another new chapter of our lives.

Today was a near perfect trade, I entered on the third pull back short and took 20 ticks to the LOD. I'm struggling with VP and MP still. Not putting those charts up because frankly I am still having trouble figuring out the nuances of where the entries and exits should be. In the meantime, I'm just scalping. I know how to scalp for ten and twenty ticks at a time so until I really get a handle on VP and MP, I'm just gonna scalp. In the long run, getting better entry and exit prices with VP and MP will make more money with less risk, but currently, I'm just not getting it. I know it will come. It's just screen time.