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July 10, 2016

TT Format

Dear Ed,

I plan to start a project based on the TTT (Trading Tribe Technology) in my current country. My idea is to gather people who want to work on themselves and to teach them and apply the Trading Tribe format and processes.

I plan to promote it using Facebook. It is a non-commercial endeavour. I wonder if you prefer me to mention your name in the description (for example “it bases on the ideas, observations and inspirational work of Ed Seykota, a trader, scientist and teacher”) or if you prefer me not to mention you. 

A hug!
Thank you for sharing your process.

You may use my name as a source of ideas. 

You may, of course, run your application of the principles in any way you wish - as long as you do not use my name to imply any kind of recommendation or endorsement of you or your work.
July 9, 2016

Tribe Meeting Application


I want to attend your 70th birthday bash and Tribe meeting.
Thank you for applying.

See the application instructions by clicking under the cake, above.
July 9, 2016


Happy Birthday Ed.

Not sure I can make it for the big celebration.

Thanks for always sharing. 

Best of Regards,
Thank you for extending your wishes to me.
July 9, 2016

Austin Tribe Application


I apply to the Sat. Aug. 6th Tribe Meeting in Bastrop and I will attend your Birthday Bash the next day, Sunday Aug. 7th.

My life is running well, thanks in part to my work with the Austin Tribe. I am following my successful trading model. I am happily engrossed in further developing my rapid backtesting system. I establish better rapport with my wife by simply looking her in the eye and listening to her. I continue to do Breathwork and my most recent "breathing" finishes with a deep sense of relaxation and calm.

I have no issue to work on at Tribe. I bring willingness to fully participate in Tribe and to assist my fellow Tribe members with anything they bring.

If I attend both days, may I stay overnight at the ranch? I'm happy to sleep on the floor.

Thank you for sending me your application to the Bastrop Tribe Meeting.

No pass.
July 8, 2016

Feelings and System Design

Dear Ed,

Thank you very much for your answer and your patience. Yes, I tend to focus a lot on improving the system, and you remind me of the mental issues behind such a pursuit. I will take your advice and work on my feelings instead :)
Thank you for sharing your process.
July 2, 2016

Wants a Workshop

Hi again Ed!

I didn't get a response to my last email or see it posted on to the Trading Tribe, so I'm resending you this email to try and make sure that you've received it, and to flag my interest in participating in a workshop in November. Hopefully in Puerto Rico.

Best regards,
Thank you for sharing your interest.
July 1, 2016

Everyone Gets What He Wants

Hi Mr. Seykota,

... I am a big fan of yours and loved your insightful chapter in Market Wizards. Specifically, I loved how you explored trading psychology and how you explain that deep down, every trader gets what they (subconsciously) "want" out of the market.

As I start my trading career at [Firm], I will continue to keep lessons I've learned from reading your material. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the trading community!

Thank you for sharing your process.
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