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Postby dojirock » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:57 pm

Mo, I was one of those that thought you had a decypher key or log book to unravel everything you used to say and post. With your great amount of patience and as I picked things up step by step, the ball of yarn to knowlege began to unravel. Your exactly right, in it being very difficult to make it black and white. Thanks again!

I was re reading the thread and about page 50 seemed to be where the content is still revelent. Before page 50 was the time I thought I knew what I was doing but was still off base in alot of ways. I noted too the BIAS discussions and the traders struggling with it started back in pages 60+ and lurks for quite some time. Bettlebox has some awesome charts explaining entries also if that is what you stuggle with.

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Postby Jalarupa » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:05 pm

MightyOne wrote:
4 steps, plain English, no cryptic bullshit...


People think that I am cryptic when in reality I couldn't possibly explain the exact steps for seeing & drawing things like this:

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For you to have any hope of understanding I have to redefine a triangle (double hooks), explain that triangles are related to channels and follow many of the same rules as forks, that despite you seeing a flat top/ascending/wedge that you have to reimagine it as a pennant or cone, that although you see steep angles the market is moving much slower that it appears & the angles used must be softer.

see --> reimagine --> truly see
*takes a deep breath to continue*

I have to explain that fast moves are not part of triangles which in turn is not part of a channel...

(why do you think that fast moves / momo is so important?)

...because triangles and channels are related to one another & that which is not a related thing breaks the shape & signals that one should take action.

The exact steps are that you have to have a broad understanding.

So you see, things are only "cryptic" because you currently lack the wisdom that is gained through experience and an unhurried understanding.


I dono, I kinda like the way you present your information... the fact that you don't just drop the information on us in one go makes the journey that much more enjoyable... Its like reading a great story (which the market is in my view)...

It detracts so much more from the experience of reading or listening to a great tale being told when we already know the good guy dies at the end... It makes it so much harder to connect with the charecter when we know that building any form of lasting relationship will only lead to our eventual disapointment...

I must say, being dysleksic, it takes me longer to get my head around the study of a lot of information, hence why I skip a lot of information on these forums... A picture is worth a thousand words in my view, and as I say to traders that I now mentor. The truth about price action in the markets is hiding in plain sight and you can't see it until it reveals itself to you through hours of honest endevor...

So MO, don't sweat the peanut gallery... haters are gonna hate...

I know that the people that count on this forum appreciate your efforts and I look forward to turning the pages everyday and learning more about that which hides in plain sight... The picture above has just mind raped me in so many good ways I can't wait to take its application further...

So Rock on!
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Postby Captain Pugwash » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:34 pm

What Jal said

ditto

hey - I am also lixdexic



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Postby newscalper » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:40 pm

MightyOne wrote:
4 steps, plain English, no cryptic bullshit...


People think that I am cryptic when in reality I couldn't possibly explain the exact steps for seeing & drawing things like this:

Image


For you to have any hope of understanding I have to redefine a triangle (double hooks), explain that triangles are related to channels and follow many of the same rules as forks, that despite you seeing a flat top/ascending/wedge that you have to reimagine it as a pennant or cone, that although you see steep angles the market is moving much slower that it appears & the angles used must be softer.

see --> reimagine --> truly see

*takes a deep breath to continue*

I have to explain that fast moves are not part of triangles which in turn is not part of a channel...

(why do you think that fast moves / momo is so important?)

...because triangles and channels are related to one another & that which is not a related thing breaks the shape & signals that one should take action.

The exact steps are that you have to have a broad understanding.

So you see, things are only "cryptic" because you currently lack the wisdom that is gained through experience and an unhurried understanding.


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That's all ill say.

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Postby MightyOne » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:36 am

newscalper wrote:
MightyOne wrote:
4 steps, plain English, no cryptic bullshit...


People think that I am cryptic when in reality I couldn't possibly explain the exact steps for seeing & drawing things like this:

Image


For you to have any hope of understanding I have to redefine a triangle (double hooks), explain that triangles are related to channels and follow many of the same rules as forks, that despite you seeing a flat top/ascending/wedge that you have to reimagine it as a pennant or cone, that although you see steep angles the market is moving much slower that it appears & the angles used must be softer.

see --> reimagine --> truly see

*takes a deep breath to continue*

I have to explain that fast moves are not part of triangles which in turn is not part of a channel...

(why do you think that fast moves / momo is so important?)

...because triangles and channels are related to one another & that which is not a related thing breaks the shape & signals that one should take action.

The exact steps are that you have to have a broad understanding.

So you see, things are only "cryptic" because you currently lack the wisdom that is gained through experience and an unhurried understanding.


I used to teach for a living.
That's all ill say.


I think that you do not understand the lesson.
That's all I'll say. :lol:

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Postby newscalper » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:05 am

No. I don't :lol:
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Postby Jalarupa » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:47 pm

Just shorted this puppy...

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Feels like Top picking... but yeah... Let's see...
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Postby newscalper » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:02 pm

How much space you use on that Jal? I know you're looking at a bigger trade than a scalp.

In scalping terms and with Doji's boxes with a few lines I've seen something quite interesting. Whether it's tradeable is somethng else of course



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Postby Jalarupa » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:04 pm

Wow just puked that one...

kinda leaves a bad taste in the mouth, don't it...? :smt119

Luckily I scaled out about as aggressively as Doji scales in and was able to sheild the blow... Price closed over a LiS on H1, I'm not playing with these kids anymore... :P
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Postby newscalper » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:10 pm

Jalarupa wrote:Wow just puked that one...

kinda leaves a bad taste in the mouth, don't it...? :smt119

Luckily I scaled out about as aggressively as Doji scales in and was able to sheild the blow... Price closed over a LiS on H1, I'm not playing with these kids anymore... :P


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Kinda interesting though

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