Registered: Jul 2005
06-07-12 05:01 PM
Quote from Fool:
When you are an competent profitable trader trading becomes routine and mechanical. When trading becomes so routine and mechanical you become bored. When you are bored you short NQ. When you short NQ it drops fast. When it drops fast you don't remember the difference between Dunning-Kruger and Alzheimer. When you don't remember the difference between Dunning-Kruger and Alzheimer you forget to cover your shot positions. When you forget to to cove you wake up in a hospital. Don't wake up in a hospital, cover it at 2537. Competence, I has it.
I was so hungover I assumed it was rollover day and I had missed it. You know, the CME algorithm, "Rollover is always on a Thursday, but when you think it should be the third Thursday it's really on the second Thursday unless it's a full moon, in which case it's the first Thursday." So did eSignal incorrectly roll the continuous contract? I did cover for 3.5 points. Now I am waiting for that frozen bottle of champagne to thaw. Gave up on the market and went to the gun range, but it was closed due to power out, so I might as well drink. Now I see in the rollover thread that today IS rollover day, so it must be full moon. I think I'll open another account so I can short the old contract and cover with the new. I think I remember Jack suggesting that.