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Hi Kevin,It's an interesting idea, but I think a v...

2007-01-07T12:41:00.000-06:00

Hi Kevin,

It's an interesting idea, but I think a video would work better than a book for that topic. Books are good for disseminating information, but teaching skills is best done either live or with video, to capture more of the procedural, how-to aspects of skills. Thanks for the food for thought!

Brett



Not only would that make for a great seminar, but ...

2007-01-07T12:29:00.000-06:00

Not only would that make for a great seminar, but it would also make for a great book! When it comes to trading, I don't think there is a book out there that talks about using excel for trading research...

Kevin



Thank you very much, Glen, for the comment and the...

2007-01-07T12:26:00.000-06:00

Thank you very much, Glen, for the comment and the insight. To leave the world just a bit better than when we first entered the stage: that's not a bad start for a goal and vision whatsoever!

Brett



Most interesting and provocative post, Brett. John...

2007-01-07T12:08:00.000-06:00

Most interesting and provocative post, Brett. Johnny Cash's singing of the Nine Inch Nails song 'Hurt' has a powerful message, understood better by older folks who can almost touch their mortality, that material accomplishments are just 'an empire of dirt' relative to the wake of human hurt left behind at life's end. As life slows, there is much time to dwell on these painful, insensitive and selfish mistakes. If we could all just apply the Golden Rule in all our dealings, as another song says, 'what a wonderful world this would be'.

With five years left what would I do? I would continue to trade right up to the end, because it keeps me connected to the real world and all its complex inter-relationships, and I would continue to contribute to blogs, my way of leaving some insights from one who's been through the school of hard knocks, (translation: I'm longer in the tooth than most traders). My epitaph might read: "He cared about the evolution of the planet".

The internet has given us an amazing way to reach out and interact with people in every corner of the world. Education is, IMO, the most important thing that can save this planet from destruction, and the 'net gives us all that ability to educate - as you are doing for of us traders, Dr. Brett. Thanks for all your indefatigable blogging.

Glen



Hi Kevin,All the testing I report on the blog come...

2007-01-07T07:21:00.000-06:00

Hi Kevin,

All the testing I report on the blog comes simply from spreadsheet work, using the database functions within Excel. I maintain a large database of historical data and also use data from my real-time price feeds: e-Signal and RealTick. Thanks for the interest; this is the one topic I'm considering doing a seminar on for the future: how to identify market patterns and integrate them into short-term trading. Keep up the good work with the blog!

Brett



Hi Marc,Keeping the long term in perspective makes...

2007-01-07T07:18:00.000-06:00

Hi Marc,

Keeping the long term in perspective makes a lot of sense in trading and yet, as Keynes quipped, in the long run we're all dead. If our time horizons were cut to a few years, we might want to get out of our system everything we had wanted to do, whether that be travel the world, try bungee jumping, or live a hedonistic lifestyle. But then what? Once you've done the things that bring please, you'd turn to what will bring *happiness* and fulfillment--and that might be a balanced set of activities, or it might be going balls to the wall and finishing one grand magnum opus. Whatever you'd choose says a great deal about your values--and about the goals one might pursue through self-directed change efforts.

An interesting question for active traders: If you had a very limited amount of time left on this earth, would you continue trading full time? That alone would tell you something about the place of trading in your values hierarchy.

Thanks much for the feedback--

Brett



Hi Brett, Thanks for taking the time out to read a...

2007-01-07T00:51:00.000-06:00

Hi Brett,
Thanks for taking the time out to read and comment on my blog. I appreciate it.

I just wanted to say you really have one of the most informative sites on the web when it comes to trading and statistics. I'm looking through your archives and I feel like a kid in a candy store! There is so much to read about and test further.

I have a question for you. How are you doing your research? Are you using trade station, spreadsheets? The reason why I ask is because I'd like to do the same. Most of my observations have come directly from chart patterns and market relationships I have discovered over the years. I'd like to get into number crunching and was wondering how you go about your research.
Thanks
Kevin
http://kevinsmarketblog.blogspot.com



Hi Brett,Your philosophy is very compelling. But ...

2007-01-07T00:05:00.000-06:00

Hi Brett,

Your philosophy is very compelling. But what about balance? If I had five years to live (or less), why not spend my money recklessly (take drugs and sleep with lots of women)? This is one reason I don't bet the farm on any one trading position. I need to keep the long term in perspective. On the other hand, had I followed the conservative wishes of my parents and not become an entrepreneur, I might be far less successful. It's a tough call sometimes but like walking, you need to start a little off balance.

Good luck trading the new year and thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Marc