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Old Mar 28, 2003, 6:25pm   #25
 
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Helen,
It sounds like the photographer has heard you like your FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROLIC (LOL)
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Old Mar 28, 2003, 6:30pm   #26
 
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Helenqu started this thread Yes strange that the photos took up the Friday Frolic time too......... (Kids at home though )
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Old Mar 28, 2003, 6:35pm   #27
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Helen - on no account give up on your Ph. D.
I did mine back in 1966-1969 - subject chemistry. I also had lots of dead ends and periods when i thought i was wasting my time. I at one time (two years in) thought i should change my topic of research completely. At the time any escape from the black hole would have been a relief although I never thought about not finishing.

My philosphy of life is that you cannot live on "What if" and although I have NEVER used my doctorate professionally and only my mum in law calls me Dr. - I do not regret that period in my life. The markets will not go away whatever happens in this war.

That was a bit serious!! Sorry.

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Old Mar 28, 2003, 6:40pm   #28
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Hi Helen,

There are a couple of things I would like to comment on if you are open to this.

1) I agree with your professor, it would be a terrible waste of 5 years to not complete your PHD although I have never seen you say what the subject was ? I studied to Masters level and if at that point had I not completed it I would have somehow felt incomplete.

2) Are you aware that as a customer of IB you get a discount subscribing to esignal ? I have just had a 30 day trial and for the US markets it really is very good but there are mixed views on European markets.

Good Luck


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Old Mar 28, 2003, 6:45pm   #29
 
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Helenqu started this thread Hi Peter and Paul (did you once sing together?)

I am going to carry on with the PhD but I think that I am now well aware that I am not an "academic" I did my Masters and enjoyed it but this is a whole order of magnitude different. I HAVE to finish by the 15th of December now, a final deadline.

Thanks for the tip re e-signal Paul, I didn't know it was cheaper if you are and IB client. When I am properly full time I may swap to them as long as they can resolve the EUREX reliability issues.

Thanks for the comments guys
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 9:03am   #30
 
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Helenqu started this thread Just a quick note about my "Ah-ha!" moment today. I've gone back to SB as a sideline but I'm trading the Dax. And I realised that I have absolutely no emotions now about those trades. They work or they don't full stop. It makes me realise how much emotion is still around in the futures trading and the reason for it is purely the amount of money involved. BUT that realisation is a big step forward for me, I can be emotionless. I just need to transfer those feelings to larger amounts of money.

Made two winning Dax trades this morning for +5 and +18 and they were totally devoid of emotion/anxiety.
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 9:08am   #31
 
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Hi Helen

Sounds like another step along the road of self-discovery

Take Care
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 9:13am   #32
 
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Its a great breakthrough. Do you find that you can run the profits for longer? I've found that once one gets thro the other discipline/emotion issues this one makes the difference in terms of generating and holding one's profit.

I had a good week too, BTW. I think the war effect on the markets might be on the wane giving us back some more normal conditions.

Stay well.
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