Monday, January 09, 2012

Da View

When I arrived in Los Angeles in December of 1999, I did not have much time to look for an apartment. A job in Beverly Hills that I had landed a few months before was waiting for me. A good friend of mine who received me in Los Angeles and who happened to live in Hollywood helped me to find an apartment in the same complex where another friend of his was living.

Being busy with my work, it took me a few years actually to come to appreciate how great a view I have right from the doorstep of my apartment. Check this picture out to see for yourself. Click on it to see it in its full glory.

You cannot mistake this place for anything else in the world. That's the Hollywood sign, in the picture above sandwiched in between two high-rise buildings, the CNN tower and some film school, both situated on Sunset Blvd, the former on the corner with Cahuenga, the latter on the corner with Ivar.

It is also by Ivar, but on Hollywood Blvd that you can see another tall building, adorned with a yellow neon that reads "Scientology." You can spot it hidden behind an exceptionally tall palm tree. This sign is best seen at night, when the Hollywood sign is not seen at all.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Good start in 2012

The first trading day this new year, January 3rd, and the first good trading results. Probably as expected. Check out this screenshot. Click on it for details.

Yes, I am still using KING, a very effective e-mini day trading methodology, and it's the fifth calendar year in a row that I am posting my e-mini trading results. You can find them all (from 2008 till 2012) via links on this page.

Monday, January 02, 2012

How to be really good at trading emini futures

Or how to be good at anything, for that matter.

There are some ways that when adhered to systematically will help you become a much better emini day trader or a much better guitar player. Or a much better virtually anything else. They are universal. I have mentioned them in a new article that I posted here.

There are over 50 articles in this very section of my site called A Word of Advice and you may want to check out more than just this one.

I also talk about things like that in other parts of my site, especially those dedicated to KING and in the KING e-mini day trading course as well. I believe that to succeed at day trading emini futures you first need to know what it takes to be successful at all.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy ending!!

2012 is supposed to be the year the world ends. Yes, yet again. Those who believe it, I wish you a happy ending.

As far as as all the others are concerned, do as you freaking wish. You will probably forget your New Year resolutions in yet another record time, especially if you have more than one. I do believe that we can keep one or, at the very most, two resolutions, at a time, but many people just want to change everything in their lives the moment yet another year starts (just as if they could not do this two days ago). Those are most likely to fail fast.

Take it easy and take it slow. One step at a time is better for most people and usually brings about much better results. It's the focus that is the key to success and it's hard to be focused with so many resolutions on your plate.

And don't really worry about these silly rumors that the world will end on December 12th, 2012. That's a prediction based on the assumption that the end of the Mayan calender means the end of the world. The Maya never said that. But it can sell blogs, books and movies, and since some people can only live from one Apocalypse to another, that's how this myth perpetuates.

The Maya used to build their cities in a rather odd way, starting at the city periphery and building it towards its center. Eventually, they would run out of space and they would abandon their project. If that's how they went about constructing their calendar, it's pretty easy to understand that it had to terminate too.

All my clients I wish the best e-mini day trading results, and those who have yet to become successful emini traders invite to check out KING, an emini day trading course that delivers. As always, "be the best!" Not only this year.