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msg #107892
9/2/2012 5:33:49 PM

For those of you who have trouble trading due to you mind... read this book. Wish I had bought it years ago...

"Mindful Trading: Mastering Your Emotions and the Inner Game". This book is about building an effective psychological mindset so that you can trade your methodology from a peak performance state of mind. Many traders have expressed to me their frustration of knowing how to trade, but not being able to manage their emotions and mind while trading. And they ask, “How do I develop my state of mind so I can realize my methodological edge?” This book is an answer to those questions

You can Google it.

General Discussion · Best way to rank stocks
msg #107819
8/27/2012 3:20:33 PM

I have a filter and it returns 54 ETF's for possible bullish plays.
I only want to play 5 at a time.

What is the best way to sort these ETF's to pick the strongest ?

I know sorting by Momentum and Rate of Change are possibilties. But these are old ideas.
Has anyone come up with something new and different?

BTW, I searched for Ranking in the forum and came up with zero responses. So I figure this must be a new topic!


General Discussion · Count number of 52 week highs in last 60 days
msg #107023
7/13/2012 9:06:42 AM

Thanks, I appreciate the time and help! ;)

General Discussion · Count number of 52 week highs in last 60 days
msg #107000
7/12/2012 12:31:55 PM

How do I count the number of times the dialy close made a new 52 week high in the last 60 days?

I appreciate the forums help!

Thank you,


General Discussion · How to count number of times...
msg #105257
3/5/2012 8:09:36 AM


Thank you. I appreciate your time and help!

Give me some time to digest the code and see what I can do with it!

General Discussion · How to count number of times...
msg #105225
3/2/2012 4:09:42 PM

How do I count the number of times a security closed down at least 3% after RSI(2) crosses below 90 in the last 100 days?

General Discussion · Statistical Edge for Credit Spreads or Verticals
msg #105168
2/28/2012 9:05:32 AM

I tried to search the forum for any related topics but came up empty.

In order to get an "edge" with credit spreads, I would like to build a filter to scan stocks, ETF's and indices as follows:

1) Input the expiration date. For example, say March options expire Friday March 16, 2012.
Based on today's date, the filter will calculate that the options expire in 17 days.

2) Input a percentage. For example, 3%.

3) Input "days back". For example, we want to run the filter and gather statistics starting XXX days back.

Based on these inputs, calculate for each stock, ETF or Indice:

A. How many times did the security close above 3% in a 17 day period ending on a Friday. For example 21 times.
B. How many times did the security close below 3% in a 17 day period ending on a Friday. For example 15 times
C. How many 17 day periods were counted? For example 100 times.
D. Calculate the percentages: Closed above 21/100 or 21% of the time. Closed below 100/15 or 15% of the time.

Filter: list only securities that closed above or below XX% of the time.

What this does:

This tells me statistically which side of the credit spread is safer. In the above example, since it closes below 3% less often than it closes above 3%, it would be safer to put on a bull credit spread.

This is a start and there are enhancements and tweaks we can do to make this better.

I wish I was a good Stockfetcher coder, but I am not. However, I hope to learn quickly and I appreciate any help to get me jump started!

Thank you all!

General Discussion · Don Fishback ODDs Online
msg #102092
8/8/2011 6:39:25 PM

I wish he would reply to my email! Unless he does so and explains why my TOS softare does not match his probability calculations, I don't know who to trust...

General Discussion · A very interesting column.. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
msg #102036
8/6/2011 12:08:21 PM


This really needs to be distributed as widely as possible.

Charley Reese's Final column!
A very interesting column.. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL

Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House now? He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
Carbon Tax
Carbon Dioxide Tax
CDL license Tax
Cell Phone Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Food Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Healthcare Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Windfall Profit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

(But no taxes paid by GE!)

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? There are approximately 250,000 bureaucrats who sit around and do nothing except think of new ways to tax Americans. Of course it's all paid for by our tax dollars.
Not one of the above taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom, if agreed, stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!


General Discussion · Don Fishback ODDs Online
msg #101826
7/26/2011 7:27:37 PM

Thank you for the feedback.

Currently I am finding his probability of winning is about 7% higher than the probability shown on my ThinkorSwim software.

I wrote him an email yesterday asking why there was a difference. No reply yet.

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