It’s a Wonderful Life

I think that the final scene in the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life is one of the most emotional moments experienced by viewers of any movie. I think that the struggle for significance and love is universal. I hear so often from people that say, “if I had only known…”.

In that final scene, several things happened.

  • Uncle Billy said, “Mary did it…she went all over town…she told everyone…George is in trouble…”
  • People responded with
    • Stories of how they knew and loved George
    • Smiles on their faces
    • Giving whatever they could.
  • An Angel got his wings.

Life isn’t always full of love like the Bailey household. Family situations are not so scripted as to have only one “bad guy”. Victims of circumstance and such make it hard to pinpoint one problem and therefore one solution. When one person tries to help, they can get pulled down a vortex of pain and sorrow and depression and then detachment. All the while, the person struggling has more reason to believe that no one cares. Then the unthinkable happens…and we wonder,..where were her friends and family?

In this drama…I will be playing the part of Mary Baily. I am doing my 21st century version of scouring all over town to find the friends and let them know…George is in trouble. I am hoping that others will participate with me in this drama and respond.

I have responded with a phone call. This is a phone that was provided by my brother because George Baily’s phone was stolen by a relative and subsequently went after George’s funds. George has lost his money and has no place to live. George is also very sick. George is trying to recover but there is one thing that is very clear. George needs his friends now more than ever.

I am being cryptic with this story as it is a public blog post hidden in an old Word Press account. The reason is that I am keeping certain family members out of the loop here as some of them have chosen to victimize her…I mean George. I call George whenever I can. I will list the number in the FB Private Group. Do NOT include anyone from George’s family. The family is well aware of her…I mean George’s needs. Also, the only way to get George money is through Venmo. I had to establish an account for just this purpose. The idea here is not to be Sam Wainright and fix all of George’s trouble with one Hee Haw. I gave a little…and I call a little. If we all do the same…the little will add up…and before you know it…a bell will ring.

It’s time to get some wings.

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New Year

It is not time to be unrealistic. I choose to begin to list my goals for the day and my accomplishments. I will also list my disappointments. First…my typing skills really suck. I have had to go back several times. Here, I will outline what I intend.

  • Everyday, I will blog. Starting now.
  • On weekdays, I will continue to practice my Day Trading. I will wait for the opening to settle down and only trade when volume comes in to confirm my direction which will be labeled by cards on the monitors of red or green. Goal is to be green for the day.
  • Log Foods immediately and stay on a healthy program. If I am going to come in contact with COVID-19, I want to be super healthy to start.
  • I will set goals for the day and evaluations. Fitness routine will be physical and financial.
  • I will fill the time with positives and stay away from the negatives.
  • I will be honest with myself without beating myself up.

Well, that’s it for me. Time to get going.

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Much Gathers More

This is the first thing that I heard this morning as I mounted my bicycle for the daily 10 mile wake up ride. I have revisited my audio recording of The Master Key System by Charles Haanel. I will continue to live with this every morning as it seems to focus me on my day.

Today, I will spend a little more time on my sit.

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Disasterous entry…poor reading skills

When stocks gap up or down huge after a market close…opening move is in the direction of the gap. I made 3 bad decisions this morning. I never really recovered. This is concerning when I plan to trade live on Monday. Just the same…it was another learning experience. I also think that I need to learn a little more “seriously”. So this will be my last blog entry on this old WordPress site.

I will be starting with my live trading platform and a trade journaling platform on Monday. I am excited and a little scared. I also think that I will learn a lot more this way. I won’t completely abandon you…

Bye for now.

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Day 2 of the new strategy

Yes, day 2 proved fairly profitable. I got cold feet when I saw the price wavering. I could’ve stayed in longer for a much higher profit. I think that I will adjust my partial hotkeys so that I can stay in with a bigger share for the potential move. Also, Andrew said that I need to remember to bring my stop loss to break even. I have a hotkey for that. I should do it.

I am going to study what happened tonight and do this again tomorrow and plan for better entries…and maybe…grow a pair. Still fighting with the broker…but things are looking up.

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I Couldn’t Sleep

I have four stocks to watch on my screens at one time. I had planned to put in orders at the open for possible ORBs. this is the first time that I planned for a possibility. One triggered. It then ran up quickly. Since I had mutliple orders in, I had a limited share size. I hit my profit target for the day in the first minute and a half. I gave some back…I got some back and had 16 tickets. Good day. Just watching now.

They tell me my account will be open today. I hope so. I will repeat this strategy tomorrow.

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New Week

The first day of the week where I am looking to get the IB account finally open, I almost went nuts. I had 25 tickets and was up $250 when I quit for the day. I have to remember that it was 1/2 hour of work for $250. Good hourly wage…if it was a wage. Small shares only and only after five minutes. Wee you all tomorrow.

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Trading on the road…

My two monitor setup ran into a snag with my bad wifi, no desk, and a poor setup for my DAS. The interruption kept me from trading in the first five minutes. I got in on Snapchat for a short and then followed up with a long and made money on both for a $200 profit.

Today. I got setup and made money on Pinterest and AMD and lost about $75 on Tesla. I ended my day at 7AM up over$100. Let’s hear it for discipline.

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Bad Behaviors and Trading Rules

Today, I traded in the first 30 seconds. Way too risky and the price action was not defined. This affects every trade later in the day. So here are the rules.

  • No trading in the first five minutes.
  • Use limited loss
  • Only make 3 trades maximum.
  • End trading in 1/2 hour.

Tomorrow morning, I will be in a Ramada Hotel. We will see what connectivity is like and trading from a laptop. You don’t even want to know how badly I am behind today. Let’s just say that it is safely in 4 figures.

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Short and Flip

Today, I tested a new Hot Key. It is the Stop and Reverse position. Essentially, this means that I get to a point and know or think I know that the stock will stop moving in a particular direction and catch the reversal. I wanted to go both ways on a rising devil. This means that I start with a short. I took it and made $198 then I reversed it and it continued down and I stopped out at break even. If I had waited a little longer, it would have reversed. I will examine later.

I took one 2000 share trade on a lower float and made $500+. This was successful but bad behavior. I ended the day with 31 tickets and up about $700. Glad I stopped. Still no word on my live account approval. Waiting is the hardest part.

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