October 1, 2011
Wants to Begin
Hi Mr Seykota,
Hope you are fine.
I have read about you in Trend Following and would like to get
some insight on where should I begin my research on trends.
Can you please suggest tools that might be useful in back
testing trends over the past decade and more?
I am also trying to find what factors are necessary to find
correlation between 2 markets. In other words, what makes 2
markets correlated? E.g., USD and sugar.
What factors should be considered in arriving at the contract
size or amount of stock to trade?
Your thoughts and insight will help throw light on the 'where to
|You might consider reading through the FAQ pages.
October 3, 2011
It’s a lot of time you’re away from TT site. Probably you are so
busy … I ‘d just like to know that everything is well for you.
I appreciate an email as confirmation, if possible.
October 4, 2011
Dear Mr. Seykota,
From reading your interview in Market Wizards and reading
through the FAQ, you clearly place the right philosophy and
psychology above just about all else. I would like to know what
you think of the following people in the personal self-help
1. Deepak Chopra
2. Tony Robbins
Much of what they say seems to be BS. I have read Atlas Shrugged
and The Fountainhead and I can't see Ayn Rand (whom you have
spoken positively about) being on board with these authors and
much of the self-help industry. I would appreciate any input,
including non-trading authors you recommend.
FAQ does not recommend people or investments. See the ground rules page.
Advisors, Like Shoes and Markets
fit some people
better than others.
October 5, 2011
I’m sure you’re very busy but if you have the time I
would greatly appreciate it.
In my trading I’m noticing that when I win I get “happy” and
when I lose or even just anticipate that my stops will be taken
out I become somewhat “distressed”.
My question is: Is there a way to become completely “detached”
emotionally when winning or losing? Is it even realistic? Is the
best way out to simply “feel” and be the observer? I know
intellectually that uncertainty must be accepted and even
welcomed, but there is a deeper part of my brain that says
I know I have work to do but I don’t want to chase expectations
that are not rooted in reality. Is there a place of detachment
that lies beyond the lizard brain?
You might consider taking your feelings of <wanting to detach> to Tribe.
Dealing With Feelings
the TTP way
includes experiencing them.
October 7, 2011
Dear fellow tribe members,
Today, over dinner, I meet a 72 year old woman who is legally
We soon begin discussions about male-female relationships.
She spent 9 years as a psychotherapist and most of her other
years developing oil and gas reserves.
She is financially wealthy and very perceptive.
After several exchanges she shares a strategy with me…
Have 13 women in your life. One to ride bikes with, one to go
sailing with, one to cut the grass, one who enjoys making
Then… and here is her wisdom…
Don’t speculate with your emotions onto (or with) any of them…
Instead, Ask the Lord for direction (my version is perceive the
clarity as available now),
I realize when two people can arrive at the same moment
mutually… these are the best life has to offer with another
Thanks for all your support, stimulus, and direction…
Thank you for sharing your process and method.
OK. So Far So Good.
October 10, 2011
I see that there are no regular updates to FAQ and hope you are
Are you already on your Trading Tribe World Tour?
I would be happy to read some news and to know you are OK.
Thanks for your great giving.