Archive for The Weekend Trader

Feb
18

The Weekend Trader – Redemption

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I’ll let the pic and video speak for me tonight … as we now head to Zihuatanejo (you’ll have to watch the movie to get that if you haven’t seen it among the 10,000 times it’s played on free TV).  Feel free to meet me on the beach on April 2!

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Jan
25

Follow-Up – Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures

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Thanks to all for your indulgence and for the many old and new comrades who reached out to me in response to last weekend’s video.  After continued reflection and consultation, here are my current action items to make myself publicly accountable.

Issue Inventory
- Non-Trading business commitments resulting in lost opportunities, split focus, lost energy, and more.
- Sloppy, unmotivated, uninspiring performance
- Brain/hand/eye coordination lagging current environment
- Out of sync with Market rhythm. Playing checkers vs. chess

Action Items & Status
- Advancing plans to transition back to trading full-time. Target completion 3-31-18
- On the trading front, migrating from player-coach to player. Complete.
- Enlist Greg Harden (peak performance coach of University of Michigan & Tom Brady) and team.  Want to know how frustrated I am? View the 3:00-4:00 minute mark of this 60-minute piece … especially the 3:20 quote re: “frustrated, tired, has to something different”. Ditto. In progress.
- Double-down on “managed” automation.  Had long call with my programmer. Methods still work; Execution is lacking.
- Surround self with motivated professional team in anonymity. Complete. You know who you are.
- Listen more and talk less (I know, this post is oxymoron). Trying.
- Re-read every line and page of the Chronicles book, and re-watch every minute of the Jellie webinar video. Every one of the 960 minutes!
- Revise the org chart and accept the demotion. Apparently, somewhere along the way, I had inverted it. See Below (click to enlarge). Done.

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Today’s update looks back at the past year, discusses my leaning to live with “Tinnitus”, and reverting the blog back to our journaling roots of 2008!

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Dec
10

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A brief update on trading and life events as we gear up for 2018.  Thank you for all of your prayers and support over the last few months.

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This weekend’s public video touches on a key topic which the Trading After Dark team is currently emphasizing that addresses execution and trade sequence follow-through, much akin to the importance of a golf swing follow-through. TAD team, please look for the standard weekly video link via email.

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Jun
10

The Weekend Trader – Trading After Dark Stage 2

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Today’s video describes the continued evolution of the Trading After Dark “virtual prop shop” and closing off to future participants after this weekend.  Please note I will maintain a waiting list for interested parties, yet as the video informs, we’re currently at the optimal mix of traders, programmers, and technology and thus will keep our focus on trading and profitability.

Here’s the latest summary datasheet reflecting recent changes (please ensure you refresh your browser and see the v4.0 version.) Lastly, a reminder that the Jellie webinars – which we’ve recently converted to mp4 files and are now viewable on all devices – remain available, and that past or future participants receive discounted or waived participation fees for all future efforts including the TAD community.

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A good week of reinforcement that the trading fish are best “biting” far outside of the U.S. RTH session, and a call to Europe traders.

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May
21

The Weekend Trader – Trading After Dark & Market Update

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Today’s video further clarifies the Trading After Dark effort and discusses last week’s market action and opportunities, all of which reinforced the concept of optimal trading times outside of the U.S. RTH cowboy session.

Continued thanks to all involved in our evolving “virtual prop shop”, which as I reference we’ll likely be closing to the public shortly to retain a sense of focus and aggression.

In addition, while I don’t reference it on the video, please note we’ve updated all of the Jellie webinar files to mp4 files for those interested in use across multiple platforms.

Have a great trading week!

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