The Holy Grail. Fact, or Fiction.

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Old Dec 10, 2013, 8:44pm   #31
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I am sure that I shall see the Pearly Gates before I see the Holy Grail.

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I am sure that I shall see the Pearly Gates before I see the Holy Grail.
Visualize it every day and you may come close than you thought:

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Old Dec 21, 2013, 1:46pm   #33
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There is one for definite. I saw a program on telly and I think some guy called Indiana Jones found it. I remember Hitler tried to take it from him but cannot recall if he got it back.

But it was definitely there.
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Old Dec 21, 2013, 4:54pm   #34
 
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Positive expectancy is a holy grail. If you think of it: correctly executed long series of trades with positive expectancy results in 100% probability of profit. Isn't it what every trader wants?
Even a million trades each with a Positive expectancy would not result in 100%
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 9:55pm   #35
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Even a million trades each with a Positive expectancy would not result in 100%
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If it didn't I would want to go back to the drawing board and find a new strat. This is over a Month and a lot of round turns, some losers, some winners and some scratches. If I gave up on the strat early on it would be blah but over the course of the month it performed well. Just like any other method. I believe 100% in positive expectancy. Give it a try and see how it shapes up ya.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 6:41pm   #36
 
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If it didn't I would want to go back to the drawing board and find a new strat. This is over a Month and a lot of round turns, some losers, some winners and some scratches. If I gave up on the strat early on it would be blah but over the course of the month it performed well. Just like any other method. I believe 100% in positive expectancy. Give it a try and see how it shapes up ya.
Well yes we all believe in having a positive expectancy, an edge,
But that does not result in 100% probability of profit
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Old Dec 28, 2013, 5:28am   #37
 
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"Holy Grail"?

Nothing to do with trading.

The Holy Grail is a dish, plate, stone, or cup that is part of an important theme of Arthurian literature. A grail, wondrous but not explicitly "holy," first appears in Perceval le Gallois, an unfinished romance by Chrétien de Troyes:[1] it is a processional salver used to serve at a feast. Chrétien's story attracted many continuators, translators and interpreters in the later 12th and early 13th centuries, including Wolfram von Eschenbach, who makes the grail a great precious stone that fell from the sky. The Grail legend became interwoven with legends of the Holy Chalice.[2] The connection with Joseph of Arimathea and with vessels associated with the Last Supper and crucifixion of Jesus, dates from Robert de Boron's Joseph d'Arimathie (late 12th century) in which Joseph receives the Grail from an apparition of Jesus and sends it with his followers to Great Britain. Building upon this theme, later writers recounted how Joseph used the Grail to catch Christ's blood while interring him and how he founded a line of guardians to keep it safe in Britain. The legend may combine Christian lore with a Celtic myth of a cauldron endowed with special powers. (from Wiki)

So there....
sorry Richard, but that's exactly what the Holy Grail is NOT
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sorry Richard, but that's exactly what the Holy Grail is NOT
Talking of resurrection, Rath has awoken from the delights of Thailand or has the marching season started early this year
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The holy grail is here ..........i'm trying to stop the wizard from going to Forex Factory so get in quick

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sorry Richard, but that's exactly what the Holy Grail is NOT
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Are you going to send jokes out again? Always enjoyed them
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I guess this thread by itself wasn't created with seriousness in mind.
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Anyone who gets serious about trading will ultimately get to the point of chasing after buried treasures that don't exist. The thrill of the bet and the chase of the money can be alluring for anyone. The problem with the human mind is that it has a tendency to create something when nothing is really there. The mind is so powerful that hypnotists are capable of producing a burn on the skin of someone under hypnosis. If the mind is capable of this, and it is, then it is capable of believing in patterns that don't really exist.
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Anyone who gets serious about trading will ultimately get to the point of chasing after buried treasures that don't exist. The thrill of the bet and the chase of the money can be alluring for anyone. The problem with the human mind is that it has a tendency to create something when nothing is really there. The mind is so powerful that hypnotists are capable of producing a burn on the skin of someone under hypnosis. If the mind is capable of this, and it is, then it is capable of believing in patterns that don't really exist.
I would put bitcoin in this area.
The gullible are easy meat for the jackals !
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Old Jan 19, 2014, 6:06pm   #45
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Holy Grail

My perfect Holy Grail would be if traders would have realistic goals when starting to trade.
This is actually more impossible than the Holy Grail.
Whom would profitable traders make profits from?
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