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June 8, 2019

Bug Fix

Yes, I see that the list of strong and weak stocks have a high variety of first letters now. The charts look very trendy as well.

Thank you for your prompt fix.

Although I feel confident in my strong stock identification skills, I get comfort from seeing that my list often contain several stocks that are also on your list.

If our lists have no intersection I check my intentions.

You are of great help to me, both with stocks and with life.

Yours thankfully,
Thank you for letting me know the stock ranker works again.
June 8, 2019

Wants a Tribe in Israel


A couple of questions if I may:

First, you have several books, what would you suggest be the right order?

Second, I manage investor’s capital in my fund, based on ideas that at their core, stem from trend following. I do that from Israel and am going through my journey quite alone, which as you surely know better than I do, is tough. I’d love to benefit from a process such as the one you’ve developed and are running, in order to improve and grow.

How would you suggest I go about it and do you know, by chance, of such a group/Tribe, in Israel? If not, perhaps to get some training so a local group can be initiated?

Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

I Appreciate your time for replying.

Thank you for raising these issues.

I have two books.  The Trading Tribe shows how to set up and operate a Tribe.  Govopoly in the 39-th Day shows how the Govopoly System inexorably assimilates the Free Competition Sector.

You may read them in any sequence.

You can find links to Tribes and Tribe Members at Resources, above, then to TT-Services and Tribe Reach Out.

If you don't find anyone in your neighborhood, you may still register and serve as a focus for others.
June 8, 2019


Dear Ed,

This page:

Contains this quote:

Thing1: "Ultimately, you cannot guarantee an outcome, so you cannot guarantee performance or take total responsibility [for results]."

I am curious about how the above quote (which I assume is a direct quote from the "Ed Says" column* on FAQ) is in alignment (or not)  with these axioms:

    Thing 2: Intention equals results
    Thing 3: Everyone gets what they want

Thing1 appears to contradict Thing2 and Thing3.

I am hoping for a detailed answer on how Things 1, 2 and 3 are aligned, or not. I am also interested in any thoughts you may offer on the subject of [responsibility] within the context of this inquiry on the alignment of Things 1, 2 and 3.

I wonder if it is possible to widen the period of inspection from, say, 12 months to 48 months, for example, to make it possible to increase the predictability of returns. I understand I  have no control, while at the same time I currently hold that everyone gets what they want and intentions equals results. This introduces my inquiry in to the 3 Things.

Perhaps it is a simple question of the the number of samples of the measuring periods. I  am guessing.

Thank you for raising this issue.

I agree with you that Things 1, 2 and 3 contradict.

I do not agree with your assumption about the source of Thing 1.

The apocryphal "quote" comes from "Aggregation of TTP Wisdom" by George Coyle - that you can find at  Resources, above.

Per your request for details, I hold that:
1. You can guarantee any event.
2. Your guarantee does not bind nature to produce the event - it binds you (as guarantor) to indemnify the guarantee holder against damages from the event not happening.
3. You might notice that you (and all others in the associating structure) intend the result and may take responsibility for it.

4. You can predict events.
5. Your prediction does not bind nature to deliver your events.
6. You may find out, after the fact, your intention about predicting events accurately.

Applying the above to the situation at hand:
1. I do not guarantee the accuracy of the "Aggregation" that appears on my site.
2. I have an intention to have at least one inaccurate quote in "Aggregation."
3. I have an intention for you to discover and report this inaccuracy.
4. I learn about my intentions upon reading your contribution.
June 7, 2019

Bug Alert

Ahoy, Ed!

I thank you for your all your wits and wisdom, it's changing the way I approach both life and trading.
The changes make me feel better and more confident.

A curiosity accompanied by a question:
When I click the link to see notable stocks, I see some bank stocks.  Is this a feature or a bug?
Thank you for sending me the heads up.

I wonder if you can tell me the URL of the faulty-link page that contains "the link to see notable stocks."

Also, if  you can, the URL for the page that references to the faulty-link page above.

June 6, 2019

Rock On

Dear Ed,

A long time ago… back in 1992/93ish, I talked to you on the phone about a Trading Tribe you had just started. You told me to read 4 books. I enjoyed the books and they were very helpful.

Stan Grof's  book was especially insightful…So thank you!

I bought your Trading Tribe book & visit your site on occasion…. there is a mind set to all this -- that has really been helpful in my trading & life.

You use a Rock Process for correcting mental issues and increasing clarity. By coincidence, I have gathered quite a searock collection over the past 30 years -- just for the beauty & fun of it.

But at times and I'm not sure why…. they have given me great comfort & better mental clarity.!

I notice that your website could use some better looking rock photos, so I've sent you a photo you might like. Feel free to use it if you like.

Rock on..& Thanks again for your excellent insights.!

Rock On

Thank you for sharing your process and the photo of your collection.
June 3, 2019

Wants to attend a Tribe in NYC

Hey Ed ...

I recently sold an E-com company I built and I'm looking to get back into trading (I had to stop trading to build the company).

Could you direct me to a tribe in NYC or to any other serious trading / learning resources?

Thank you for raising this issue.

To connect with other Tribe Members,, click (above) Resources / TT_Services / Tribe Reach Out
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