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Dec 31, 2015

Wants to Meet

Hello Ed,

I am a member of Istanbul Tribe.

Between 10-20th of April, 2016, I will be in Seattle for business trip.

Is it possible to meet with you, or may be join a Workshop after 10th of April?

No agenda, I just want to have a cup of coffee and the privilege to meet with great Ed.

Thank you,
Thank you for reaching out to me.

At this point, I have no definite plans to host a Workshop or to visit Seattle.

Also, I rarely drink coffee during meetings.

You might check with me when you arrive in the US to determine my location - likely Austin TX or Carolina PR.

Jan 10, 2016

Intentions and Results

Dear Ed,

Hope you are fine.

Read this and remember you:

• As our intentions, so will be our thoughts.
• As our thoughts, so will be our feelings.
• As our feelings, so will be our attitudes.
• As our attitudes, so will be our actions.
• As our actions, so will be our habits.
• As our habits, so will be our personality.

As our personality in all our relationships on our journey through life, so will be our destiny. So watch your thoughts! Be aware of your intentions!

Source: Brahmkumari

Hugs from a far away place.
Thank you for sharing your remembrance.
Jan 9, 2016

Austin Tribe Meeting

Hi Ed,

After coming to the ah-ha that the frustration I feel with my relationship and work are related to feelings with dad, my girlfriend txts me she wants to know when a good time to call is.

I txt her this ah-ha and say its a good time to call, not facetime, and that i wonder what shes experiencing.

We speak and she shares she notices i'm distant. I share that I realize i'm distracted with feelings with dad that I don't want to end our relationship and I don't want to quit my job prior to getting into these feelings at a Tribe meeting.

She wonders what that means for us and I say I don't know.

I am crying and blurt out I just want dad here.

She thanks me for sharing and is shares she is here for me.

Ed, when is the next Austin trading tribe meeting?

After e-mailing you the first e-mail I e-mail Boston and South Chicago to find out their Trading Tribe schedule too.

I've had no success with the two New York and the one Newton New Jersey trading tribes.

Thank you,
Thank you for sharing your process.

I occasionally host an ad-hoc Tribe Meeting in Austin - for people who have substantial issues and substantial Tribe experience, motivation and willingness to participate.
Jan 8, 2016

Connection as the Opposite of Addiction


I think your models very accurately portray this.

I think of the connection that he is speaking of as real intimacy. I would love to know your opinion on this. I hope you are well.

Your friend,
Thank you for sending me the link.

I can resonate with his message.
Jan 6, 2016

Food Supply



Thank you for raising this issue.

Typically, when something runs out, its price increases.
Jan 6, 2016


Hi Ed,

Recently read "Superforecasting" thought you might enjoy the book.  Feel free to shoot me book recommendation.  Also I think python as a language may have some advantages to learn for traders: It's free, lot's of library's, it's easy.   
Thank you for sharing yor process.

Trend Traders don't try to predict the non-existing future.

They post-dict events and ride trends.
Jan 5, 2016

Mini Me

Dear Ed,

Some nights ago, at about 3 AM, as the rain taps on the window of someone else´s apartment, the mirror of the person whom I casually accompany opens me to a view of [a little me] hidden in a cupboard.

As I observe his wide open curious eyes and his uncommon sensitivity I understand how he tried for years to hide and bury it and to protect by giving orders, developing an eating disorder and working out until he was able to run 45 km in 3 hours.

I discover, to my surprise, his deepest helplessness. As I do it, my heart shrinks. And at once I realize why things are the way they were. And I tell the kid, who could not trust me nor could understand that I would understand, that everything is fine. And I am afraid that he does not believe me. 

Thank you again for sharing your process with me. Some years ago I observe that the distillate of all TTP components, the <forms>, <hot seats>, <zero-points>, <dissapearences> and <rocks>, is a scent which I call, if one knows how to apply it, <healing love>. 

I wish you a glorious 2016! 

Best regards,
Thank you for sharing your process.
Jan 3, 2016

Momemtum Trading


I want to thank you for all the inspiration, insights and fun that you share with us on your faq and in your books.

And by the way many thanks for your excellent book recommendation „Dying of Money“. I often think about the large credit bubble in Europe resulting in 0.5% return on a 10 year government bond; now I see this as a kind of store for monetary inflation and a pure question of trust on the side of the bond holders.

Today I finish my yearly momentum analysis of the german stock market with spectacular results for 2015 which I would like to share with you. The basis for the following dataset is the german „CDAX“ which comprehends approximately 470 stocks, so each decile is about 47 stocks. Every year I sort the stocks in terms of relative strength over the last twelve month.

In 2015 for example the top 10% or top 47 performers of 2014 show a performance of 92,9% on average (isn’t that crazy?).

I see a nice confirmation of trend following strategies over the years in our local stock market.

I wish you all the best for the new year; may the trend be with you.
Thank you for sharing your process and results.
Jan 2, 2016

Everybody Gets ...


I have a story of a trader who fits your "Everybody Gets What They Want" philosophy to a T.

This trader was exceptional for many years based on audited track record. He was even celebrated in books and articles for his stellar track record.

Then great misfortune that had nothing to do with trading or with finances befell him after which he kept steadily losing money for many years after.

In analyzing his trades which he was gracious enough to share with me, it did seem uncanny that whenever he entered a trade, it would almost invariably start going against him, then when he would sell the position at a loss, that would be at or close to the low. This happened over and over. I had never seen such an endlessly long succession of whipsaws.

It made him think someone out there was jealous and using money to move his stocks against him the moment he put on the trade. But there is no way anyone would know what he was trading. He even started trading small size to see if that made a difference, but it didn't.

Yet when he advised others, those others would profit off his advice. It was as if something out there didn't want him to make money for himself as a trader.

And interestingly, whenever this trader started using another highly successful trader's strategy that had worked for a number of years, the strategy's signals would stop working the moment he started trading the strategy with his own money. In effect, his trading the strategy would bust the strategy not just for himself but for the trader who was gracious enough to share the strategy with him.

Of course, he knew all about trading personalities, risk/reward, and all the relevant statistics, so was surprised when the strategy would stop working for everyone the moment he started using it.

This earned him the nickname the Typhoid Trader, much as typhoid Mary who spread her disease to others earned her that nickname.

I've always felt that the subconscious mind is unlimited in its power. I feel the deep trauma that befell him after his years of great trading success somehow implanted a big negativity into his psyche such that anything he traded (stocks, strategies, etc) would start losing money because somehow, his subconscious knew when a strategy would stop working which was the point at which he would start trading that strategy. Same for the stocks he bought using his own personal strategies.

He went through hell and back in 2015 removing these rocks from his psyche, coming to terms with the way of the world and his past traumas, and for the first time in years, his trading started being handsomely profitable again.

I feel his ordeal shows that anytime someone thinks that market forces are ganging up against them, it is an illusion. The reality can be explained by the ancient Hawaiian philosophy, ho'oponopono. We all must take responsibility for everything that happens in our lives. In other words, our infinitely powerful subconscious steers the ship, even if we may not realize it.

Here's to an epic 2016 which may well prove to be one of the wilder rocket rides of humanity as governments devour their middle classes. I will keep a clear head, observe, and look for opportunities.
Thank you for sharing your process and insights.
Jan 2, 2016

Longer Time Frames

Hi Ed,

Happy New Year! How are you ? My forex day-trading in first half of 2015 was ok, then I paused due to my demanding Quality Management consulting business, so for this year I’m looking to trade longer timeframes and possibly selling options. Have a Great 2016! 
Thank you for sharing your process.
Jan 1, 2016

Regulatory Capture


I wish you all the best for 2016 and beyond!

I come across the theory of Regulatory Capture and wonder how this might relate to Govopoly in the 39th Day.
Thank you for raising this issue.

In Govopoly, I show how the Govopoly System, uses various methods, including regulation, such as you mention, to assimilate the Free Competition Sector, and ultimately to stifle the entire economy.

The Wiki article defines Regulatory Capture and cites various recent examples.  

presents the long-term dynamics of the Monopoly-By-Government-Sanction system as it grows, slowly at first, and then, later, assimilates the Free-Competition Sector.
Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Ear

Dear Ed,


Let's become beter listeners.

Happy New Ear!

Happy New Year 2016!


As Ed Seykota Says,

"The ear can prove mightier
than the mouth.

Noise happens
in the ear of the listener,"

And ears to you, two.
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