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I just wanted to thank you for the honesty and realness you share with us on the forums through your journal posts.

I have enjoyed reading through your posts and learning from your experiences and thoughts.

You've gone through so much GaryD and you are still fighting, keep it up.

I look forward to reading more of your wonderful thread.


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I just wanted to thank you for the honesty and realness you share with us on the forums through your journal posts.

I have enjoyed reading through your posts and learning from your experiences and thoughts.

You've gone through so much GaryD and you are still fighting, keep it up.

I look forward to reading more of your wonderful thread.


Thanks. The benefits work both ways I have learned. I can see where sometimes I might share something that is beneficial for someone going through something similar, and I can see where my being willing to share things many people would not has allowed me to become more honest with myself.

On the topic of "fighting" though, That I have found to be an ironic flaw. To me, tenacity is a requirement. Gaining independence a motivating factor. But fighting is something I saw that I did that was keeping me from moving forward. Surrendering is also required.

Being such a hard worker all of my career, always being willing to do whatever it takes, the concept of doing that while surrendering never occured to me until recently. Even my approach to "acceptance" has been almost "you will accept now!" in the not so distant past.

I was looking at that photo of my mother, recently posted about here.





In her eyes there was ths fire. Energy, confidence. She was a strong woman, had accomplished all kinds of things where any one of them would have been sufficient to prove her inner power, but that's just how she rolled, so to speak.






But she would not have made it as a trader. She would not surrender to anything.

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Gold had a very strong rise off major support in the overnight session. I was watching it last night and wanted to buy it, just before I posted the chart instead. Visual trading. But it has been a long time since I traded gold, and it was nighttime, limited broker support, had several beers with Melissa at Ale House.




Went to bed early, up since before 6am. Baby birds are dropping into the living room from their nest in the chimney this morning. Caught one and released so far, going to be a circus here today with birds flying around and New Jack Kitty thinking they came just to see him.

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On the topic of "fighting" though, That I have found to be an ironic flaw. To me, tenacity is a requirement. Gaining independence a motivating factor. But fighting is something I saw that I did that was keeping me from moving forward. Surrendering is also required.

Being such a hard worker all of my career, always being willing to do whatever it takes, the concept of doing that while surrendering never occured to me until recently. Even my approach to "acceptance" has been almost "you will accept now!" in the not so distant past.

Gary, can you expand what you mean by this.

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Playing today as rotational. There is a high level resistance zone up in this area. Keeping stops tight.

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ES Key support held with a big reversal. Closed short in CL.


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If I had more monitors... I switched to ES for a minute and saw that it was coming into key resistance just as I closed my short in CL.





Would have worked targeting ETH VWAP...






I don't have the computer power or the screens to run any more than I have for one market, unless I let something go... Maybe I wil try a reduced workspace to gain more ES info.



The I just laughed so hard, I have maxed out my screens slowly working in Ben's (@Private Banker) charts, thinking to myself, "20 charts of one market? You've got to be kidding."





But, I kept a lot, keep messing with them. It is slowly making sense how each says something just a little different. Some are just for clarity.

Maybe I'll buy a new computer this month...

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 GFIs1 
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More monitors?

Means:
to monitor more

No need - dont' buy

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