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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 02:45 AM   #1
xtrhvydty
 
 
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First I started with stocks. Breakouts, pullbacks, mean reversion. Then I got into complex option spreads for a couple years. Calendars, verts, BWBs etc. Last two mainly daytraded ZG & TF futures. Now I just feel the daily screen-staring is just too boring for me. Maybe twice a week I could do it. But it's reallly got to the point where 10min is an eternity. I'm wondering if it's one of those times where it's time for a change. I'm wondering what path some of the long-term traders have taken, for example:
-calendar futures spreads
-intercommodity spreads
-hybrid options/daytrading strategies
-pure volatility spreads
-daytrading only afternoons
etc.

Just curious of the many twists and turns your trading career has taken.

cheers
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 02:57 AM   #2
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First I started with stocks. Breakouts, pullbacks, mean reversion. Then I got into complex option spreads for a couple years. Calendars, verts, BWBs etc. Last two mainly daytraded ZG & TF futures. Now I just feel the daily screen-staring is just too boring for me. Maybe twice a week I could do it. But it's reallly got to the point where 10min is an eternity. I'm wondering if it's one of those times where it's time for a change. I'm wondering what path some of the long-term traders have taken, for example:
-calendar futures spreads
-intercommodity spreads
-hybrid options/daytrading strategies
-pure volatility spreads
-daytrading only afternoons
etc.

Just curious of the many twists and turns your trading career has taken.

cheers
Have you thought about just taking a vacation? A couple weeks off really helps.
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 05:16 AM   #3
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If you're staying in the light, someone like George Soros, Paul Tudo Jones or Warren Buffett.

If you're going to the darkside, Bernie Madoff.
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 09:33 AM   #4
MohdSalleh
 
 
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Bankruptcy
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 10:53 AM   #5
Cutten
 
 
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Global macro, long/short equity, deep value, spreads/relative value, and fading extremes.
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 10:59 AM   #6
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Bankruptcy
lol
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