my journal

This is a discussion on my journal within the Trading Journals forums, part of the Reception category; Well, look, if your objections have made me lose balance in my reasoning and trip, it only means that my ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 4, 2009, 3:47pm   #531
 
travis's Avatar
Joined Mar 2003
travis started this thread Well, look, if your objections have made me lose balance in my reasoning and trip, it only means that my reasoning wasn't good at all. Look at the drawdown formula: I thought it wasn't possible, you told me it was. We talked about it for a few hours, and then I came up (we both did, but I used mine) with a formula that will save me hours of work every week (plus eliminate the possibility of error). You're just way ahead of me in math and reasoning in general, like most other programmers and similar. I wish I could just quit my job and go to school all over again, just as far as math and finally get rid of all doubts and problems I have in my mind. I believe that if I do that, I can actually become more logical and intelligent.

Strict teachers in school, by telling you you're bad, will inhibit your thinking/confidence. If you're compared with 30 more students and you're told "these 3 guys are good at math, and you suck", you're going to just give up all your reasoning capablities ahead of time. By ranking people, they encourage a majority to quit (all those who are not high-ranking). School kills resources and intelligence. Those teachers deserve to be slaughtered. I will go after them as soon as I gather enough money. But you are a good teacher, patient with the slow learners, so I won't slaughter you.

Probably too much work at the bank is further retarding me. I still do not fully grasp all implications of forex (change this currency into this other currency, and that other currency into that other one, then pretty soon my brain starts smoking).
travis is offline  
Old Nov 4, 2009, 4:10pm   #532
 
travis's Avatar
Joined Mar 2003
travis started this thread There's something still bugging me about that strategy, something good, that I am still unable to explain. My mind is more intelligent than my words. I may be even more intelligent than I think I am. That system must be tested. There's something about it that resists in my mind. I may be stupid but if I don't understand something I am confident and I stick with it. I am a confident stupid. I will test it after all, once I'll have a free weekend. I don't quit if I think there's something. After all, I am not tripping yet. I am going to go to the end with this idea. It doesn't matter if apparently it doesn't make sense. Don't worry about explaining things to me anymore: there's something good to this that I first have to understand and verify by backtesting and then I might be able to put it into words and stress it out properly.
travis is offline  
Old Nov 4, 2009, 4:55pm   #533
Joined Sep 2009
Hope you find something. Even if you don't it'll satisfy your curiosity.
Weighbridge is offline  
Old Nov 4, 2009, 4:57pm   #534
 
travis's Avatar
Joined Mar 2003
travis started this thread Thank you. I hope to come back here, in one month, and say: look, it works, I don't know why, but it works. Just like I did for the drawdown formula.
travis is offline  
Old Nov 4, 2009, 7:11pm   #535
 
travis's Avatar
Joined Mar 2003
travis started this thread

Jérôme Kerviel
Nick Leeson
http://www.letmewatchthis.com/watch-2726-Rogue-Trader

Jerome, Nick, every time I trade discretionary I feel very close to how you felt in those infamous days (especially when Ewan looks is in the bathroom and looks in the mirror)... thank God my bank didn't let me be a trader as I asked more than once.

Last edited by travis; Nov 4, 2009 at 7:26pm.
travis is offline  
Old Nov 4, 2009, 7:20pm   #536
 
travis's Avatar
Joined Mar 2003
travis started this thread But that's only at the end of the day. When I get started I feel closer to Freddy:

travis is offline  
Old Nov 4, 2009, 7:23pm   #537
 
travis's Avatar
Joined Mar 2003
travis started this thread She keeps Moet et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
"Let them eat cake", she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Kruschev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

Chorus:
She's a killer queen
Gunpowder and turpentine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind (Anytime)

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?



To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China
Went down to Geisha Minor

Then again incidentally
If you're that way inclined

Perfume came naturally from Paris (naturally)
For cars she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise

Chorus:
She's a killer queen
Gunpowder and turpentine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind (Anytime)

Drop of a hat she's as willing as
Playful as a pussy cat
Then momentarily out of action
Temporarily out of gas
To absolutely drive you wild, wild...
She's all out to get you

Chorus:
She's a killer queen
Gunpowder and turpentine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind (Anytime)

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?
You wanna try...
travis is offline  
Old Nov 4, 2009, 7:31pm   #538
 
travis's Avatar
Joined Mar 2003
travis started this thread
travis is offline  
Old Nov 4, 2009, 7:42pm   #539
 
travis's Avatar
Joined Mar 2003
travis started this thread

soymartino

Last edited by travis; Nov 4, 2009 at 8:12pm.
travis is offline  
Old Nov 4, 2009, 7:43pm   #540
 
8 Posts
Joined May 2009
Question The broker role within emerging markets desk

Hello, guys,
Can you please advice what Emerging Markets Broker (fixed income) role involves (the daily routine, procedure)? What skills/knowledge I should concentrate on? Sorry for asking you this-just wanted know your opinion ( if you have emerging markets desk). Do you guys think that speaking a language ( emerging markets) a necessity?

Thank you in advance,
Lea
Lea Mille is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Journal... trader_dante Trading Journals 25 Sep 19, 2010 10:43am
My little journal. HaloTrader Trading Journals 16 Jun 26, 2009 1:02am
The EA Journal! Victor90 Trading Journals 1 Oct 28, 2008 1:47am

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)