Tuesday, August 27, 2013

On Twitter and other social media that I am not the greatest fan of

I use Twitter and I like Twitter. It's something for busy people who don't like to BS a lot. And many people use it like that. That is, for brief posts and brief interaction.

I don't like Facebook as it creeps me out a bit. I did not have a good experience with it and I am not the only one that finds it wanting. I much prefer Google Plus.

I have just updated my site after a longer break from doing so regularly (almost 3 weeks after the previous update) and one of the new things on it is an article on how I use the social media and why I don't use Facebook as actively or engagingly as many others may.

I use Twitter and this blog as my main active channels with the rest of the trading world. Apart from my e-mini futures trading website, that is. My main trading Twitter account is this one, but I have recently reactivated another one that at some point I thought would be my main one, but things did not exactly worked out that way.

Just recently, I also created a personal Twitter account that you can also check out and if you share some of my broad interests reflected in my tweets, feel free to follow me. And if follow me there, I will follow you back. But please first read this article if you are interested in following me there or via my other Twitter accounts. Or on LinkedIn, for that matter.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Like, back from a vacation

Sort of.

That means only that I may be posting here a bit more often. And probably on my site as well. But I am not sure if I will be trading this week or even this month. I decided to take a longer break from that. Or at least from posting the results on my site.

Once I have hit the 500th daily results report, I kinda don't know where to go from there. A full thousand sounds like a next natural target, but I will definitely not reach it. The number of KING copies still available is in the teens and they will be definitely gone by the end of 2014.

The next main thing I am planning is a trading forum for e-mini futures traders focused on e-mini day trading. It will be first available to the KING students, and then to others, perhaps only to my clients, meaning those who bought KING or one of my mechanical trading systems, such as George IV or George II. Stay tuned for that then, if you are interested.

And did I mention recently how gorgeous Raquel Welch looked in her prime?  Well, still great looking 40 odd years later, no question about it. But it's her poise that I found even more impressive. Okay, maybe equally impressive.

If not, here is to compensate for it. This video comes from a TV show that aired in June 1970 when Raquel was on the brink of turning 30. While I am a big fan of Angelina Jolie, I think she looks a bit anorexic compared to the full-bodied Raquel. Well, I will let you be a judge.

Friday, August 09, 2013

So how revolutionary KING is?

I alluded to something like that in my most recent post in the current e-mini futures results section on my site. The one with today's date.

The results are due to KING, an e-mini day trading methodology of my design, though I also use this name for the e-mini trading course based on it. Either way, it's KING.

So how revolutionary KING is? Well, I am not into big words, so you probably should not be surprised by my answer there, but I must say that I have been tempted to write more about it, and maybe I will, at least for my KING students.

Until then, my today's note must suffice. I like to follow the ancient Romans' maxim that they used to employ on such occasions. The maxim says, "Sapienti sat," which more or less amounts to "enough has been said for the wise."

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Eminimethods.com - a brief business update

I thought a few words (or sentences, in fact) could be in order a few weeks after the major upgrade of my site, eminimethods.com, that is dedicated largely to day trading e-mini futures.

And so I wrote a bit about my business these days in this article that you may want to check out.

Friday, August 02, 2013

100th daily e-mini futures results report this year

I posted it two days ago, on July 31st in the current e-mini trading results section of my site.

Last year I have posted over 130 such daily e-mini futures results reports, which might have been my record. I am not necessarily planning to beat this record this year. I could if I really wanted to, but beating rather silly records is not exactly my cup of tea.

I could because I trade at least 150 days a year, but the results I post in my emini futures results sections need to meet certain criteria (and you can learn a bit more about it here), one of them being at least $200 a day in profits, though I may apply an exception to this rule from time to time, even if rarely. That's one reason that limits the number of daily reports posted on my site.

The other reason is that I may not post all of them even if they meet all the criteria required. For instance, I traded yesterday, but since I am on vacation I did not feel like posting much about my results and so I did not. You can see the screenshot with my trades from yesterday below. That's not the only time this year that I am posting a screenshot with results here while not reporting about it on my site. This may happen from time to time.

I used to trade at least 200 days a year when I was starting my full-time day trading career, but these days I am a bit more lazy. The greatest thing about day trading is not that you can make pretty good money, but the freedom that comes with it. At least for me. You can work at home, on your own terms, without answering to anyone. You can take vacations when it pleases you and do other things besides trading if that's what you want to do.

I admit that the other thing I do most away from trading these days is helping others become better traders, so that's really not that far away from trading, if at all, but as long as I enjoy doing so, I think my time is being spent well.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

There is a city ...

This city is Warsaw, Poland.

On August 1st every year, the city pays respects to the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, the largest such an act of rebellion against the Nazis in the history of WWII, that cost about 150,000 to 200,000 human lives on the Polish (and largely civilian) side and led to a near complete obliteration of the city (in about 85%) as a result of German retaliation.