|May 10, 2016
Wants to Attend a Meeting
if you can please let me know how I can attend your TT meeting I am Very interested please let me know.
|Thank you for asking about attending a meeting.
You can attend Tribe Meetings at the locations in the Tribe Directory.
You may form your own Tribe and attend it.
I occasionally host a Workshop that you can attend. Watch FAQ for further news on this topic.
|May 9, 2016
New Tribe in Portland Oregon
Please post my Trading Tribe Information Document to the Tribe Directory.
|Thank you for sending my your TTID.
I now have it on line at:
|May 7, 2016
The Seykota Way
All's well on the Seykota Way, the street I named after you !
Sign with Sentinel
|Thank you for naming your street in Olivehurst, CA 95961 after me - and for sending me the photo.
Also, thank you for changing the name of the street from Seykota Court
to Seykota Way as I would rather go on my way than find myself in court.
|May 7, 2016
Wants to Join
Thanks for the response- just saw the comment you made about my
statement "figuring it all out".
Is the list of Tribes in Florida up to date? I don't mind driving
an hour and a half to Winter garden, was just curious if any other
groups had popped up.
Also, do you plan on doing any seminars or trainings in the next year
Thanks (almost finished The
Trading Tribe, great book so far. It combines many aspects
of different philosophy's, very very informative)
|Thank you for raising
I post Tribe information to the directory as it arrives. I do not
actively monitor Tribes - or know if they still meet.
I sense a demand for another Workshop and may host one later this year.
|May 7, 2016
Wants a Mentor
Hi My Great Admire Ed Seykota
... I am trader & [Country] iam 24 year old Young guy , I was
trading last 2 year But some dark side of my trading balance sheet
Because I am Not lucky enough to meet great People like You. to be
mentored me , Whatever i learned about trading only your youtube video
lecture and some book.
Trading is My Passion I am happy to traderpreneur ..Please Mentor Me
and teach Me.
Thanks & Regards
|Thank you for reaching
out to me.
I wonder if you can tell me what part of Trading interests you.
|May 6, 2016
Pushing the Envelope -
Talk about pushing the envelope ... I can’t believe this is physically
|Thank you for sending
me the link.
Dear Mr. Seykota,
Please see the attached correspondence.
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Re: Violation of the
Trademark Rights of 3M Company (Our Ref: 3MFF240)
Dear Mr. Seykota,
This law firm represents 3M Company (“3M”) in trademark and unfair
competition matters. We write regarding your use of the famous mark
POST-IT and images of canary yellow sticky notes in connection with an
displayed on your website at Seykota.com.
3M is the owner of the mark POST-IT, among the most famous marks in the
world. See Minn. Min. & Mfg. Co. v. Taylor, 21 F. Supp. 2d
1003, 1005 (D. Minn. 1998) (finding POST-IT mark famous); 3M Co. v.
Professional Gallery, Inc., No. 91173411, slip op. at 11 (TTAB Jul. 17,
2014) (“The above evidence leaves us in no doubt that POST-IT is a
famous mark for sticky notes.”); 3M Co. v. Christos Leridis,
No. B 002276247, slip op. at 6 (OHIM Jun. 30, 2015) (POST-IT marks
“have acquired a high degree of distinctiveness through their use on
3M has used its famous POST-IT mark continuously for more than three
decades in connection with its revolutionary repositionable adhesive
notes, as well as a variety of other highly successful consumer and
office products. 3M promotes the POST-IT brand and products on its
(e.g. http://postit.com and http://post-it.com),
as well as various social network sites such as Facebook and
In addition to its extensive common law rights, 3M owns numerous U.S.
trademark registrations, many of which are incontestable, for the
famous POST-IT mark, including in the logo form shown below
fan of yellow notes. See, e.g., U.S. Reg. Nos. 1046353,
1198694, 1208297, 1284295, 1935381, 2371084, 2736421,
3168105, 3176638, and 3861083.
3M also owns U.S. Reg. No. 2390667 for its famous canary yellow color.
The public strongly identifies the POST-IT mark and logo with 3M and
its goods and services. Consequently, 3M enjoys valuable goodwill,
as well as strong and enforceable rights, in that mark. Because this
goodwill is important to 3M,
it cannot permit others to use its POST-IT
mark (or any confusingly similar mark) in a way that is likely to
dilute the strength of 3M’s famous POST-IT mark.
It has come to our attention that you are operating the website at
Seykota.com, which displays an inappropriate image comprised of the
POST-IT mark and canary yellow sticky notes superimposed over a photo
of a nude woman (image below). The image is located at:
Your use of the famous POST-IT mark and logo in this manner is likely
to confuse consumers as to some relationship with the POST-IT
products, and is also likely to cause dilution of 3M’s famous POST-IT
mark by tarnishment. Thus,
your use violates 3M’s trademark rights.
See, e.g., 15 U.S.C. §§ 1114(1), 1125(a), and 1125(c).
we demand that you immediately remove this image from your
agree that in the future you will not use the POST-IT mark or any
confusingly similar marks or logos in connection with your
We ask you to respond as soon as possible, and no later than ten days
after your receipt of this letter, giving your assurance that you will
promptly comply with the above demands. You may indicate your
agreement by signing this letter in the space below and returning it to
Very truly yours,
you for sharing your concerns.
You might like to know that within 15 minutes of receiving your
communication, I complete the removal of the item from FAQ - per my
custom for immediately dealing with items people want to remove,
reason or without a reason.
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I notice your letter about this matter arrives in May of 2016,
years after the item appears on my site. I wonder if this might
qualify for a
Also, you might like to consider that the source image, which I credit
on FAQ, still
displays on another site:
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also notice your client's patent currently in expiration.
You can now get a similar stick-on product, in a slightly different
color, from other suppliers, such as from Quill:
You can purchase the 3M
product for $13.99 and the Quill product for $8.99.
As you point out, goodwill might account for some of your client's
wonder if you feel your tone
in dealing with people has any effect on this goodwill - particularly
in framing your request as a legal demand, without first attempting to
secure cooperation through establishing
You might consider taking your feelings about <demanding
rather than asking> to Tribe as an entry point.
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I wish you all the best in managing the reputation and goodwill of your
I am starting a trading tribe in London. Please see my attached TTID.
you for starting a new Tribe in London.
Our virtual Tribe meets to present our projects. We check-in and share
our feelings, as they come up. We do a second check-in on the
feelings and events since our last meeting.
I notice there is a common thread: All Tribe members report feelings of
ownership and taking proactive steps to guide their behaviors to get
results they want.
I feel excitement and energy as we meet.
We move on to present our projects. I share my project and receive very
valuable feedback. Most of the feedback I receive has to do with a lack
of clarity in my communication and presentation. My plan and process
are unclear to the Tribe.
I recognize that I take shortcuts when communicating with others by
using placeholder words and concepts to represent ideas that I don't
feel like explaining clearly.
I continue to think about the feedback into the night after the meeting
until I fall asleep.
When I wake up, I feel tired and contemplate the very vivid dreams I
have last night.
I dream about:
Patronage: An employee comes to me for help about his child, I feel
warm and care for him. I value him and like helping.
Power struggle: A former partner observes the interaction
with the employee and he is angry about my having a position of
authority and responsibility. He says he is sick of people turning to
me for support. I think he feels overlooked and impotent. He attempts
to convince the employee that I am no good. I feel violated
and betrayed and sad. My face feels heavy.
Dependency: I feel like I need this employee, I worry if he'll stay
Fairness: I wonder if I have done enough to compensate and support this
employee. I conclude that I have and feel a solid feeling of connection
and trust with him.
Fist Fight: The attack from the former partner continues and becomes
physical. He jumps up from his chair to punch me. I restrain
him after he attacks me. I am unharmed. I feel bad about the conflict
and sad that he does not like me. I end up protecting myself and
enforcing my boundary. I feel calm and safe while this happens.
This morning I continue to feel heavy headed with a mild headache at
the base of my skull.
The dreams and feelings of conflict, anger and fear leave me feeling
like I've tapped into a potential entry point for Rocks Process. I
think the feelings and dreams are able to surface as a result of the
meeting. I like having access to this new information.
Our Virtual Tribe continues to feel like Tribe and I'm noticing the
friction of the format (such as physical distance and technical issues)
less and less with each meeting.
While our meeting is session I frequently forget we are not in the same
I feel pleased with our progress and really enjoy the connection and
rapport we have.
Thank you Tribe for your support!
you for sharing your process and for documenting your meeting.
I change the words in my virtual lab project from passive and
noncommittal to present tense and proactive. I notice a sense of
ownership radiating from the work to other aspects of my life.
“I place my order”
“I quantify my risk”
I present my project and my tribe provides me with feedback that I
I also express my dissatisfaction with my procrastination.
Thank you Tribe.
you for sharing your process.
I plan to share this project at our Tribe Meeting tonight.
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A Trader or Nothing
The biblical story of Joseph is about a young shepherd boy who has a
gift for interpreting dreams.
He also has a gift for dramatic swings in his “equity”. He
goes from favored son, to slave, to running a major aristocratic
household, to jail, to viceroy of Egypt. He advises Pharaoh
to buy grain cheap during the time of plenty, store it, and sell dear
during the famine foretold in Pharaoh’s Dream.
This Savvy trading results in his promotion to Viceroy of the most
powerful nation of the time, ending his equity drawdowns.
My story reflects Joseph’s ups and downs. From 1993-2015 I
experience wild swings in my equity. I am a good trader and
able to make money, however I have trouble holding onto it.
In 2015 I embark on a journey which includes work with my Trading
Tribe. This journey includes self-discovery and a commitment
My trading becomes less exciting, less dramatic. My earnings
become more stable. My life and relationships also start to
exhibit less drama.
Feeder Cattle, Live Cattle and Lean Hogs are the contracts I trade most
actively. At the beginning of 2016 these contracts
become subject to rules about the volume of messaging (changing order
specifications). As a spread trader/market maker
working to earn the bid/over spread this change
interferes with the execution of my trading strategy. I
change my entire execution strategy shifting from posting
bids and orders to sniper trading (automatically hiding posted bids and
orders when they reach my price.
Trading results since the change have been unimpressive. I
experience lower trading volume, lower PnL volatility and lower
profits. The purpose of this project is to face the
challenge, and get my trading back on track.
From February 2016 through April 2016 my response is to medicate my
feelings. My techniques for medicating my feelings of fear
and anger include compulsive sex, shopping, travel. Ignoring,
and denying the problem and procrastination. I fear that if I
am unable to adapt as a trader I will lose my self-identity
and ability to earn an income. I fear that if I look hard at
this issue I will not be able to withstand the emotional impact.
* I have made my living as a trader since 1993
* I have significant market experience
* I have adapted several times over my career. I
have experience with this
* I know what it takes to right this ship.
I am a trader.
I am a well-paid, professional trader
Starting today I will reintroduce into my life and my trading the
practices which support success.
Practices Supporting Success:
* Pro-active response
* Heart Rock/Intimacy
* Physical training
* Mental training (prayer and meditation)
I draft an action plan and schedule incorporating the practices
supporting success. I document the
implantation of the schedule, and report the results.
you for sharing your process.
Your reply dated 18th April 2016 Dealing with Ex-Wife makes me
introspect again and again.
I get this feel that I get fooled very easily by manipulations. I
notice that I love to notice this as now I see myself becoming wise
when I pay attention to my feelings.
I remember your statement about taking positive intentions of
Niece calls me to discuss issues being faced by my sister. I instantly
notice what is coming (in the non existent future, of course).
I remind her that she also, just like me is being manipulated to
continue helping some people while they continue to enjoy life and keep
on putting burden on others.
I notice her resistance to accept facts.
Unlike past, I let it go. I make it clear that I am now a wise man. I
do not allow others to take my undue advantage.
This all wisdom comes mainly due to my paying attention to my feelings.
So many many hugs to you my dear Ed Seykota.
Best of the best wishes,
you for sharing your process.
I gather from recent FAQ entries that you are recovering from surgery.
I wish you health and speedy recovery.
you for inquiring about my surgery - a routine, 1-hour,
home-the-same-day procedure for inguinal hernia.
All better now.
You might find this interesting.
John Oliver comments on the recent situation.
you for sending me the link.
In my book, Govopoly, I indicate that the rest of the U.S. may have to
confront a similar situation.
you for sending me the graphic.
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