On 2/11/02 I posted several charts on my play for the semi's. I said I would get back to elitetrader to show not only the results of the play, but much more importantly the management of the trade once in it in terms of conviction and discipline. This lesson is the most important of all lessons. The best way I know how to teach anything is to teach by doing...therefore, attached are avi files that I narrated while in the actual trades during live trading. The play on the semi's was based on an analysis I posted on the "market dynamics and price action" thread as well as "stock picking sites" thread. I hope you find value in the content both before I made the trade and the actual implementation of the trade. I will say in closing before I post these attachments, my analysis from a longer term perspective is still yet to be determined if it is right or wrong, but in the shorter term (which is the way I trade) the analysis set up a situation to profit by trading what I saw, not what I thought I knew. That said, even though the H/S Top did not form which I anticipated, the trades were successful for both a swing trade and intraday scalps since I kept discipline and conviction close at hand. Trade Wise. The attachments include: 1. 2/12/02 trading via avi files which are zipped together and can be downloaded for audio narration. 2. The 2/13/02 (today) trades made after AMAT's earnings. These trades were scalps due to a break of the H/S Top formation. Scalping was a lower risk scenario given the trend following set up of the H/S failed.