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Thu, 9 Mar 2006

 

The Under Fred Network


Hi Ed,

I thought the FAQ readers may find this of interest.

I try to stay in the moment of now as much as I can. I find that when I am in the now I am ďclearĒ. Iím quite happy to report the dramas in my life have reduced substantially over the last 3 years.

 

However, this week I involved myself in a drama that I did not handle very well. I actually compounded the drama. I slipped back into some of my old ways. I did not feel my feelings of anger instead I acted them out.

 

After this drama (which happens maybe a couple of times a year versus before meeting you and doing TTP it happened a couple of times a day) I received not one but two contacts from existing Tribe Chiefs (on the same day as my drama and both unsolicited by me) to check in with me.

 

The one Chief said the exact words that I needed to hear at that moment regarding my drama. For me this is another confirmation of the Under Fred Network at work.

I wish you continued success in your endeavors.

Thank you for sharing your process.

 

 

 

The Under-Fred Network

can help you

 

compound your dramas

 

and / or

 

untie your k-nots

and dissolve your problems

 

 

Thu, 9 Mar 2006

 

Trading Tribe Book



Thanks for answering my questions. I appreciate it. I search TTP. Donít find answers.

Trading System:

I would like to know how one follows sound money management and build a small account slowly.

For example, Turtle system needs 200k to even start.

Your book:

[Someone] who I became friends with here in the Caribbean says to me: ďDonít waste your time and money on Ed. He is on a major ego trip and you will get nothing from him.Ē

Interestingly enough this gentleman doesnít believe that psychology in trading is important.

I study psychology on my own for several years and I couldnít agree more with TTP.

It is a way to improve everything in life. I want to get involved. There are no groups anywhere near by.


Bottom line:

I see what you are doing and I salute you. Iíd love to get on your ĎEGOĒ trip.

Is there any way I could do anything on my own to experience similar results to TTP?

What I mean is to get through to my K-nots.

I use hypnosis CDs, relaxation CDs, Yoga and I experience many positive outcomes.

Thanks very much for your time.

To practice TTP, you can start a Tribe in your area and / or attend a Workshop.

Wed, 8 Mar 2006

 

New Tribe Starting Up

Hi Ed!


We have now started up the tribe in [City]. Itís amazing how good it feels to walk on the right path. Maybe I consider the process of taking responsibility of my own life, and starting the tribe, has contributed more to my glorious feeling of my life than the actual process in the trading tribe. The first, and very important, step seems to be to getting started.

We are following your guidelines exactly. We stick to the model in the beginning and maybe we will fit it to our purpose as the process goes on. The beginning is also about overcoming feeling of being stupid. The most important is that the receivers are open, validating and interested. Iíve found out that I will gain so much more insight from these people than I first thought.

In the TTP book you describe the process of how to create forms. I was nervous about not being able to come up with forms. It didnít seem to be a problem once the technique was followed. At the start my forms seemed to be very conscious but suddenly my receiver picked up some unconscious ones and then I felt that something was actually happening Ö

I hereby declare my deepest sympathy to your work. I think this can do miracles for those who are willing to be open-minded. It sure has helped me improving my life.

Thank you for sharing your process.

 

 

 

The Smart Ones

 

are wiling to experience

the feeling of being stupid

in Tribe Meetings

 

so they don't have to create drama

to experience feeling stupid

outside of Tribe Meetings.

 

 

Clip: http://www.pamba.thinkhost.com/

images/Stupid.jpg

Wed, 8 Mar 2006

 

Old FAQ's, New Qs

Dear Ed,

I am reviewing some old FAQs and some new questions arise:

1. (FAQ 10/28/04) Ed says, "Predestination and Free Will, like Time, do not exist in nature other than as thoughts"

I then ask you what it means that Free Will does not exist (FAQ 11/1/04), and your reply is that "Things that Exist other than as a thought have mass, volume ..."

So if free will doesn't exist, what about feelings then? Does it mean that feelings do not exist other than as a thought?

2. (FAQ 10/28/04) Ed says, "Reasons indicate k-nots"

How do reasons indicate k-nots? For example, I reason that if all dogs have four legs, and that Bobby is a dog, then Bobby has four legs. How is that a k-not? I thought k-nots are feelings that we have a judgment on that we do not accept?

3. (FAQ 10/28/04) Ed says, "You can go with the flow to achieve your goals; you may include goal setting as part of your flow."

Are you referring to the snapshot process? But if my flow is "lazy in exercises", how do I include goal setting (to be fit) as part of my flow?

Thanks.

Thank you for the good calls on my lack of precision.

 

More precisely:

 

1. Feelings and Thoughts exist, in the physical world as patterns - much as computer programs exist as patterns of states in computer memory.

 

In the later case you have the mass of the computer and the mass of the electrical charges within the memory that determine the various states of the computer.

 

Your nervous system has mass and your electrochemical transmitters have mass.

 

2. Justifications (reasons that people present to justify themselves) indicate k-nots.

 

3.  TTP and the Snapshot Process both rely on willingness to move forward.  Absent willingness, neither seems to have much effect.

 

 

 

Achieving Precision

 

is typically a team effort.

 

 

Clip: http://www.skatenz.org.nz/precision/

images/prec%201.jpg

Wed, 8 Mar 2006

 

Everything is Clear Now

RE: Breaking Out

 

Hello Ed: I wrote the message to you on Monday.

 

I'm no longer helpless now. Something's happened after I wrote email to you and suddenly everything became clear to me. I thank you for introducing this process to the public.

Other than that I must say I want to attend the IV tribe with your permission. I look for your reply

OK.

6 Mar 2006

 
Commitment & Frustration


Hi Ed,


I want to share my latest hot seat experience.
After experiencing my frustration of not having regular tribe meetings when [name] is not in [city] I find a great location for our meetings. I feel great about this.

Before our first meeting I am frustrated with trading, I am frustrated with my girlfriend. I am thinking about breaking up with her and getting back together with my ex-girlfriend who I consciously know is not a good fit for me, however I keep her in my life.

At the meeting I really experience my frustration and a few new forms come up. Once I enjoy those forms I try to integrate them. I arrive at a familiar form, only this time I get really into it. I am not sure if I experience all of it, but at that point I collapse and feel exhausted. I feel relieved, and am very glad that I get in touch with the feeling, I smile.

After the meeting I take my girlfriend to a restaurant we always talk about going to.  Afterwards we go for a walk in the snow, the city looks beautiful, we play in the snow and have an awesome time. We spend one of our best evenings together since we meet. I don't have any thoughts about breaking up with her anymore. (I do however notice some feelings when I write this sentence. It seems I have an issue committing to her.

 

Coincidentally I have an issue committing to a trading system. I commit to taking this feeling onto the hot seat in our next meeting on March 13th and reporting back to you.)

You might consider committing to experiencing the feeling of frustration, and locating it's positive intention.

 

 

Frustration

 

is just another feeling

on your emotional instrument panel.

 

 

Clip: http://wendeebee.myhosting.net/Media/

Main%20Pictures/frustration.jpg

6 Mar 2006

Breaking Out


Hello Ed.

 

I have participated in the TTP Process Since October 2005. I had a k-not about writing on FAQ but some how it has come off. I never thought I would write to FAQ but I am sitting in my office right now and typing this letter to you. I attend [#1] tribe every two weeks and [#2] tribe every week. The improvement of my life is staggering. Unbelievable yet its OK.

[#1] tribe member is only 3 members and each member gets on the hot seat every time we meet. Each member willingly completes the forms. After the check out we naturally sort of sit and just still out for a while until the flow changes. We feel the network of Fred. We can hear everything around us and its extremely beautiful. No walls. The obvious transformation of willingness is unbelievable. There is a trend, its hitting high every time. We feel the drumming is extremely important Ally in this process.

[#2] consists of 8 members. Not every body attends the meeting every week. I go there every week, however I missed the meeting twice in the past. Since I started attended the meeting I never saw more than 2 people go in to the hot seat. However commitment is there. I'm not saying just to make my self feel better. The Commitment is there. There is a strong bond in the tribe. We trust this process and take this process extremely seriously. However I feel the resistances. At check out I say " I know that we can't say what you should or shouldn't do in this process however I feel that there is more to this process and we should at least try to do 3 hot seat session a night" I realize that I've always wanted to say that however I could not say it before because I had a k-not that's was judging. After saying that I felt the strong bond with other members.

Usually I cannot sleep at night after [#2] meeting, however I sleep very well after [#1] meeting.

I been going through some serious changes in my life. All the sudden I get involved with certain situation that I always and truly wanted to get involve. Its came out of no where.

 

Meeting lots of new people that cherish the same things I cherish. I feel things are about to take off. Serious things are happening. On the other hand, small problems keeps popping up from my past businesses and relationships that sort of keeps dragging me down.

 

Each time things come up I deal with it accordingly. However very recently I initiated to maintain my past business to keep the cash flow going until I get the new business going ( One that's really happening) then the compliance tells me I can't do both so I said OK I just leave and fine with that. So I feel extremely comfortable and start working hard for the project. Then this morning I get a call from my old firm and says I got a issues from old clients ( I used to loose money like water) then I was forced to deal with the situation all morning seems like its not going away. Then the firm I just left calls me and tells me they might be able to work out the situation so I can work on both project.

I hope I'm not keeping you bored because there so many similar situation that happened in one month. Worst one was this, in [#1] meeting, I get on the hot seat and tell them that "although opportunity are flourishing right in front of my eyes something is stopping me from making it happen, I don't know its me or somebody that's influencing it."

 

I go through forms, receiver skillfully encourages me to go through the forms. The receiver keeps saying " who's putting the brakes!!!" Aha is that I was the one putting the brakes. I break through to complete the form, we have a great session. Then I'm driving home reaching 5 minutes to my house, on the highway I see yellow light. Its extremely dark. No cars what so ever. I try to make the light say 55 miles per hour maximum allowed by the law for that particular highway and all the sudden I see light flashes in the middle of the street.

 

It's the police answering the call. He has no intention to stop I step on the break as hard as I can and manage to not to hit the police car. He kept going. Never gave me a ticket. It was extremely close. I go home and kept thinking about what happen.

I guess what I'm trying to tell you is that lots of great things are happening however equally bad things are happening as well. Almost warning me. I kept dealing with it until today that I cannot understand what's going on anymore and I feel extremely helpless right now.

Please understand I am extremely committed to this process. I may be doing something wrong with the process. I feel very helpless right now because things keeps happening faster and faster like the symmetrical triangle pattern on the chart that could go either way.

I may be doing something wrong about the process.
May be it has to do with me attending 2 tribes, may be its my nature because I'm mixed in 2 race(biological), I have two different cultural back ground. My dad is always negative, my mom is always positive. I can't figure out my entry point.

I feel the need to attend the IV village tribe because I want to witness and experience its culture, nature and depth. I feel the need for IV tribe.

I read the following books which meant great deal since Oct 05:

Total Freedom Krishnamurti
Trading Tribe Book Ed Seykota
Power of Now Ecker Tolle

I look for your permission to attend the IV village tribe wholeheartedly. I look forward for your reply ...

Thank you for sharing your process.

 

See the Tribe Directory page for instructions on how to join the IV-TT.

5 Mar 2006

Manage More and Drum Less

Ed,

In my last tribe meeting we experiment with a new process on the hot seat. I am the first one the hot seat for this experiment.

Instead of discarding the drums before the check-in, the receivers keep drumming when I take my turn on the hot seat. When the tribe notices a form, the intensity of the drumming really increases. Absent the process manager directing the process and singling out forms to intensify, I feel confusion and a little lost.

 

Eventually, I am feeling irritation.

 

I miss the verbal interaction with the process manager. Having someone direct my process is more productive to me. After several more hot seats, I find that a mixture of less intense drumming and more verbal cues from the process manager produce better results.

The issue I take to the hot seat is my displeasure with my job and employer. I no longer work there and I am happy with my decision.

 

My lease on my apartment is up and I decide that this is an opportunity to move back to my former hometown. I am glad to be near my friends and family again. I want to thank everyone in The Trading Tribe for their support and encouragement. I gain invaluable insights and learn so much in my experience with the tribe.

Sincerely,

Thank you for sharing your process.

 5 Mar 2006
 

What Do I Mean ?
 

Hi Ed!


Perhaps I mean a chart created with various adjustments from X point in time. Some of the adjustments can be cumulative going from the X (beginning) point in time forward to adjust prices, OR the current prices can accurately reflect today's prices and the past prices adjusted cumulative back to the beginning point in time. I don't think your asking "how" a back adjusted and forward adjusted chart is created, I know you know that. Either I am ignorant as to what I am talking about, or am unclear as to what your asking; probably both. What DO I mean by a back and forward chart?

I don't know either.

5 Mar 2006

 

You Ain't Fooling Me.
 

Spent some time reading some of the stuff on your web site and came to a few conclusions:


- You are a frustrated engineer and you express your frustration in an arrogant manner. Your theory about radial momentum obviously didn't convince the scientific community. Unless of course that community is wrong, short sighted and you are not.


- The bit about trading, the technical bit is absolutely terrible. You don't even understand the concept of trends. You don't even know TradeStation and a few others, not to mention momentum indicators.


- Your section on "psychology2 is a joke. Yet you criticize psychotherapists as being people who trap their clients and you come up with another joke of a theory. On top, you "offer" consultations.


- On breathing you even ignore some very basic stuff on abdominal breathing which is more than one thousand years old. 

 

And so you are the Ed Seykota which Schwager and the industry has constructed? Really? Oh man ... You ain't fooling me.

 

Stick with the peasants that write for you and which you like to publish. You and them are right for each other including your silly theories.  Nice to find out about "Ed Seykota".  By the way, the guy whom you promote, that Covel guy, owns an online pharmacy and has never traded ...
 

Calling names and hurling insults typically indicates k-nots about anger and frustration.  Thinking that people are trying to fool you may indicate k-nots about fear. You might consider taking your feelings to your Tribe as entry points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Man's Insult

 

might be another man's

 

website entry.

 

 

 

Clips: http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/

joyimages/001_300/289.gif

4 Mar 2006

Learning Frustration

Hi Ed,

I notice that when studying any tough topic (such as programming), it is important to take advantage of the initial feeling of curiosity from learning something new. This helps the information flow quite easily. However, practice makes perfect not just skimming through. From my perspective, I catch myself leaving unfinished work out of boredom or simply being stuck - I also sometimes catch myself sitting all day trying to solve just one problem out of stubbornness. Tell us, is frustration in the learning process inevitable - much like muscle pain in the gym?

What do you suggest: going with the flow of curiosity and hoping to cycle through the material several times to make perfect or to use willpower to get to the bottom of things before moving on?

I wonder if you have any specific learning style (system) for studying and acquiring knowledge. I suppose you are quite aware of how you manage loads of information and then use it to your means. Do you meditate, set yourself in a trance before work? Do you rehearse your goals? Imagine you're an Einstein? Calm yourself down with 40 pushups?

What "template" questions do you ask yourself when solving any general problem? Or do you just sit and smile and see what comes up? What's your best excuse for not doing the work? - and for doing it?

I understand that everyone is unique and does things differently - however I believe it was you who was coming up with general ideas for ed-ucation any specific guidelines?

have a nice day

Curiosity is a feeling that impels the search for information.  It typically involves tension, anxiety and frustration.

 

Wonder is a feeling that seems to come up gently and pleasantly when something new and amazing appears.

 

Curiosity is an active search for information whereas Wonder is a willingness to allow something else to take you.

 

Being full of wonder is, well, wonderful.

 

 

 

 

Wonder ...

 

 

 

 

... wonder ...

 

 

 

 

... wonder.

 

 

Clips:

 

http://www.rhsager.com/photos/

uncategorized/paulin20tom.jpeg

 

http://www.vrul.com/images/wondering20woman.jpg

 

http://www.lamisart.com/thumbs/wondering.jpg


3 Mar 2006
 

FYI re FAQ's


Dear Chief Seykota,

In honoring my commitment to read your FAQ's from the bottom up, I run across one of my favorite quotes of all time, about the power of commitment, attributed to Goethe.

http://www.seykota.com/tribe/pages/2003_Mar/Mar_23-31/index.htm#Goethe

A two-year investigation by The Goethe Society of North America finds that the quotation in question is actually the work of mountaineer W.H. Murray, from his 1951 book, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition.

The last two lines, which Murray attributes to Goethe:

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!

... were never written by Goethe, and are thought to be paraphrased from Goethe's Faust.

http://german.about.com/library/blgermyth12.htm

Regardless, powerful words.

Just last week I wrote to a friend that, through TTP, I observe that when a clearly stated positive intention is backed by commitment, you are quickly treated to the privilege of experiencing the truth in W. H. Murrayís treatise on Commitment and Providence:

A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in oneís favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

So true.

OK.

 

 

Goethe

 

seems to have the knack

 of  taking credit, posthumously,

for the relatively recent sayings of ...

 

 

 

 

W. H. Murray

 

 

Clips:

http://www.artfond.de/images/goethe.JPG

 

http://www.scotlandonline.com/outdoors/

outdoor_template/images/murray_small.jpg

2 Mar 2006
 

Harry Browne

Dear Ed and friends,

I just got word from [name] that Harry Browne died yesterday. I am deeply sadden by this news. I was just talking to [name] yesterday and both of us talked about calling him ... It was reading Harry Browne's book "You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis" that caused me to make my first investment -- in a silver dollar! He was a brilliant thinker, a great writer, and a friend ... he was suffering from some rare neurological disease.

 

Yes.

 

 

 

 

Harry Browne

 

Thinker, Rebel, Libertarian,

and Inspiration

 

 

 

 

The United States of America

is evolving to the Nanny State

 

according to Harry.

 

 

Clips:

http://www.theadvocates.org/images/harry-browne.jpg

 

http://www.lpboulder.com/images/nanny.gif

2 Mar 2006

Trading Tribe Workshop near London

Dear Ed,

 

I am in for the London workshop.


Best regards,

Yes. Me too.

 2 Mar 2006

 

Starting a Tribe

 

Mr. Seykota,

The contact listed for my area [city] does not participate in TTP. I would like to commit to starting a community. I don't know how long it will take for participants to join, so I will seek out another community in which to participate in the meantime.

Thank you for all of your efforts on behalf of others.

When you are ready to form a Tribe, let me know so I can post your listing on the Directory Page.

2 Mar 2006
 

TTP Directory


Dear Ed,


The directory is now current through February 21,
2006.  My details are not in the directory.


Could you please add my details, as per my request of 16th Feb. Thanks.

OK. From time to time I get a little behind in my work.

 

 

 

Massage Therapists

 

sometimes get a little behind

in their work.

 

Clip: http://www.fionaluv.com/videos_files/064.jpg

2 Mar 2006 

TSP

Hi Ed,

I have a couple of questions, maybe you could kindly provide some food for thought..

1) If we have a long-term reversal system (say 300/150 EA) and we trade 20 futures markets with this, how can we deal with the initial stage when we start out with a 0% portfolio heat? That is to say, if we use crossovers instead of eg. fast EA > slow EA , the system may need to "warm up" for a year to get crossover signals across all 20 markets and reach the desired portfolio heat.

If we use the "higher/lower than" rule, then we might be buying/selling all markets in mid-trends (however the portfolio heat is reached in one day).

I suppose the crossover method makes more sense - but what to do with the awaiting risk amounts - stuff the holes with stocks?

2) How do you deal with client money withdrawal / additions? Withdrawals look a bit easier - adjust the positions relative to the amount withdrawn - but adjusting position size based on additions (loading more lots) might get us in mid-trend (again) that might impede system performance - so what can one do to balance the portfolio based on the system indications (other than being so incredibly influential so that the clients do not add or withdraw in the first place)?


The idea is to be as close to hypothetical system performance as close as possible.

thanks


ps. just for fun, interested in the true definition of self-reference see:

 

http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/self-reference

You might consider using standard trading terms - or at least defining all your original terms and phrases.

 

For example, I find these obscure:

 

crossovers instead of EA > MA

system warm up

desired portfolio heat

higher / lower than rule

awaiting risk amounts

stuffing the holes

loading more lots

based on system indications

hypothetical system performance

 

 

If You Intend to Run

 

a portfolio

 

it might be prudent

to get on the same track

with the rest of the industry.

 

Thu, 2 Mar 2006 

 

Message From Van Tharp

Hi Ed

Please find attached a couple of paragraphs for the upcoming book and the questions for you.

We would certainly credit both you and your website in the book.

My only concern is that the book will not be released until November and with the questions and answers already on line, many people could just cut and paste them and use them elsewhere and they would not be regarded as anything ďnewíĒ for the book.

Would you consider holding off putting them on line until November when the book is released? Or if this is not favorable, would you please include Van Tharp's name and our website
:

 

 http://www.sharetradingeducation.com

 

when referring to the interview. Thanks for your consideration.

On another note, we recently had [a person] attend one of our workshops in [city] immediately after working with you. He talked very highly of you and of his experience.



----- The Questions -----



Position sizing is by far the most important aspect of your trading system. Itís basically that part of your trading system that maximizes your probability of meeting your trading objectives. As an example, I once worked with a hedge fund that used a simple futures trend-following method as their system. That system was the basis for the performance of three different funds that they had Ė a growth fund that was designed to make as much money as it could; a conservative fund that was designed to make 15% each year; and a balanced fund that was a mixture of the two. The primary difference between the three funds that they had was that each had a different position-sizing algorithm. Thatís how important position sizing can be.

Position sizing is not something that is widely discussed. You wonít find books on the topic. And most of the insights that Iíve gained about position sizing has come from the seminal work of three Market Wizard traders, Ed Seykota, Tom Basso, and William Eckhardt. As a result, I thought it would be exciting to talk with each of them about this particular topic.

Letís start with Ed Seykota who first introduced me to the idea of trading the marketís money at a different level of position sizing than oneís core equity. By marketís money, Ed means your profits. The two key elements of marketís money are 1) the position sizing algorithm that you use and 2) when you decide that marketís money is now part of your core equity.

Ed, very few people understand how important position sizing is to your success. Yet, you were a computerized trend-follower back in the 1960ís who totally understood the importance of position-sizing on your equity growth.

Ed, how did you first get introduced to the concept of position sizing. Who taught you? How did you learn about it?

How did you come up with the idea of treating marketís money differently than your core equity? Where did the idea of marketís money come from?

Iíve played around with the topic a lot and there seem to be two key variables: 1) when marketís money becomes part of your core equity; and 2) how you treat (position size) the marketís money.

I know you typically have treated marketís money as separate from your core equity. When do you typically make it your money? Never? At the end of the year when you pay taxes on it? What have your thoughts been about the topic? And how many different ideas have you had about when marketís money becomes core equity.

To help people determine what position sizing algorithms to use, weíve used simulators. What have you done? In other words, how do you determine what position sizing algorithm to use with your core equity?

How do you determine what position-sizing algorithm to use with the marketís money?

When you adopt the idea that you could have a mathematical algorithm to determine markets money, itís suddenly possible to have a huge number (perhaps infinite number) of algorithms to determine whatís the marketís money.

1) What ideas have you played around with respect to marketís money?

2) What have your conclusions been?

Have you played around with any other significant ideas in terms of position sizing besides marketís money? If so, what are they?

If you could give me ten rules to consider with respect to position sizing what would they be?

You might consider taking your feelings of "wanting to hold back answers so you have something new" to a tribe as an entry point.

 

Now, on to your questions:

 

I do not hold any one element, such as position sizing, to be the most important element in trading.  Nor do I hold any one body organ to be the most important in maintaining life. I tend to see things in the context of their surrounding system, not as disparate elements.

 

The concept of dividing your equity into "market's money" and "core equity" (my money?) does not ring a bell. 

 

To me, core equity = total equity minus risk-to-stops.  Thus, if you base your positions on core equity, you avoid losses in one instrument stopping out and forcing liquidation of other instruments.

 

The notion of "market's money" seems to be some kind of proxy for whether the position is showing a profit or loss. 

 

While profit-or-loss that might be an important psychological factor to some traders who have k-nots about being right (showing a profit) I do not find it particularly useful in trading.

 

"Playing around" with "when market money becomes your money" seems to be an exercise in math-turbation.

 

I don't know what you mean by playing around with ideas.  I feel you either think things through or you don't.

 

Ten rules for position sizing:

 

1. Bet high enough to make meaningful profits when you win.

 

2. Bet low enough so you are ok financially and psychologically when you lose.

 

3. If (1) and (2) don't overlap, don't trade.

 

4. Don't go adding a bunch of rules that don't work, just so you have ten rules.

 

 

 

 

Van Tharp's Web Site

(by request of Van Tharp)

 

Dedicating to Cutting Edge,

and High Quality ...

 

except, it appears,

 for a few small problems

on the home page

 Wed, 1 Mar 2006

 

Resources\Books


Ed Iím trying to follow your trading system project, thank you for share your knowledge whit us. Iím trying to improve my programming skill and I bought the book you recommend by Jesse Liberty, but when I was reading the second day of the first week, Iíve read your answer to an e-mail: FAQ Tue, 17 Jan 2006 Ed says: ĒIf you are starting from scratch, you might consider C# ."

 

I would like to suggest you to ad a new book recommendation of C# in your web, maybe someone, like me, is willing to start the programming for the TSP and I think it will be better start in C#, as you recommend.

Thank you for the suggestion. A book on C# now appears at the book link at resources, above.

 

 

C# > Java

 

Microsoft Formula

 

 

for solving the Sun/Unix problem

 Wed, 1 Mar 2006
 

Dollars Up and Pounds Down



Hello support team!

As of the first day of March 2006 I report assets under management still in flux.

My fund setup is complete, and I have a selling agreement in place with the brokerage firm that is raising money for my fund. Right now I am working with those brokers to market the fund to meet the escrow amount. I anticipate meeting that amount within a week or so. I plan to begin trading the fund sometime before mid-month.

My vision is to have $1 million in the fund by the end of the month, and to grow that to the $5 million Breathwork commitment level as quickly as possible.

My physical fitness program is on track as well. I now weigh 194 pounds, and I am sticking to my fitness system of eating and exercising properly.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Thank you for sharing your process.

 

 

Quick Weight Loss

 

Slow methods typically involve

more exercise, less food

and willingness to deal with feelings

of sticking to a system.

 

Clip: http://www.fno.org/apr05/aprcartoon.html

Wed, 1 Mar 2006
 

Health Care Dramas
 

Hi Ed,

I wonder if the real burden on the health care system is emotional knots and dysfunction.

 

Smoking, overeating, alcohol and drug abuse all seem to be forms of drama and a prolific source of health problems in our country.

 

Injuries from crime and accidents only add to the drama induced demands.

Maybe we need more Tribes and less doctors?

Savvy doctors are very aware of the psychological components of physical illness.

 

 

Tribe of Doctors

 

Clip: http://ahcdoctors.com/Images/

doctors/group.jpg