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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
- Leonardo da Vinci

“Imagination is more important than knowledge”
- Albert Einstein

“All of our days are numbered. We can not afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all because the worth of the idea never becomes apparent until you do it. Sometimes this idea can be the smallest thing in the world; a little flame that you hunch over and cup with your hand and pray will not be extinguished by all the storm that howls about it. If you can hold on to that flame, great things can be constructed around it; things that are massive and powerful and world changing. All held up by the tiniest of ideas.”
- Nick Cave, 20,000 days on Earth





(All numbers refer to SPX)
COVER Signal at 5611 on 17 July
S/T BUY Signal at 5289 on 04 June
COVER SHORT Signal at 5259 on 03 June
S/T SELL Signal at 5238 on 03 June
COVER Signal at 5259 on 03 June
S/T BUY Signal above 5286 on 03 June
COVER SHORT Signal at 5233 on 31 May
S/T SELL Signal at 5233 on 31 May
COVER Signal at 5270 on 29 May
S/T BUY Signal at 5303 on 24 May
COVER Signal at 5288 on 23 May
S/T BUY Signal at 5063 on 02 May
COVER SHORT Signal above 5038 on 02 May
S/T SELL Signal at 5148 on 30 April
COVER Signal at 5069 on 30 April
S/T BUY Signal at 5033 on 23 April
COVER Signal at 5013 on 22 April
S/T BUY Signal at 5038 on 22 April
COVER SHORT Signal at 5013 on 22 April
S/T SELL Signal at 5158 on 10 April
S/T BUY Signal at 5202 on 11 April
COVER SHORT Signal at 5169 on 11 April
S/T SELL Signal below 5169 at 5150 on 10 April
S/T BUY Signal at 5187 on 09 April
S/T SELL Signal at 5166 on 09 April
COVER Signal at 5187 on 09 April
S/T BUY Signal at 5209 on 05 April
COVER SHORT Signal at 5175 on 05 April
S/T SELL Signal at 5175 on 04 April
COVER Signal at 5208 on 04 April
S/T BUY Signal above 5234 at 5250 on 04 April
COVER Signal at 5193 on 02 April
S/T BUY Signal at 5160 on 18 Mar
COVER Signal at 5120 on 15 March
S/T BUY Signal at 5110 on 06 Mar
COVER Signal at 5094 on 05 March
S/T BUY Signal above 5002 on 22 Feb
COVER Signal at 4980 on 20 Feb
S/T BUY Signal at 4996 on 14 Feb
COVER Signal at 4955 on 13 Feb
S/T BUY Signal at 4894 on 01 Feb
COVER Signal at 4888 on 31 Jan
S/T BUY Signal at 4770 on 18 Jan
COVER Signal above 4738 on 17 Jan
S/T SELL Signal below 4738 on 17 Jan
COVER Signal below 4756 on 17 Jan
S/T BUY Signal at 4726 on 08 Jan
COVER Signal above 4695 on 05 Jan
S/T SELL Signal below 4695 on 05 Jan
COVER Signal at 4714 on 05 Jan
S/T SELL Signal at 4688 on 04 Jan
COVER Signal at 4736 on 02 Jan


It has been my Mission to create a simple but effective method for investing in the stock market, so that I would always know what to do regardless of the circumstances.
The result is a rigorous system which allows the market to tell you what to do, when to Buy, when to Hold, when to Cover, and when to Sell, and it removes the need for you to have any opinion whatsoever.
And so, I present to you the diary of my personal trading system, and a record of the signals that it is producing. You are welcome to follow me along but please understand that the information posted here is for entertainment purposes only. No recommendations are being made to buy, or sell stocks, options or futures contracts. Please consult your own financial advisor before making any investment decisions.

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Martin Schwartz: Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Trader
Martin Schwartz: Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Trader

The first light really went on when reading Pit Bull by Marty Schwartz and if you haven’t read it I could not recommend it more highly. Marty Schwartz talks about Green Light / Red Light and Terry Laundry’s Magic T Theory - both very important concepts.

Jack D Schwager: Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders
Jack D Schwager: Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders

"Market Wizards is one of the most fascinating books ever written about Wall Street. A few of the ′Wizards′ are my friends—and Jack Schwager has nailed their modus operandi on the head." – Martin W. Zweig, Ph.D., Editor, The Zweig Forecast

I thoroughly recommend all of Jack's books.

Victor Sperandeo: Trader Vic: Methods of a Wall Street Master
Victor Sperandeo: Trader Vic: Methods of a Wall Street Master

A really insightful book. Great section on economics.

"Victor Sperandeo is gifted with one of the finest minds I know. No wonder he′s compiled such an amazing record of success as a money manager. Every investor can benefit from the wisdom he offers in his new book. Don′t miss it!" - Paul Tudor Jones Tudor Investment Corporation


Reminiscences of a Stock Operator: Annotated Edition by Jon D. Markman
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator: Annotated Edition by Jon D. Markman

With new commentary and Insights on the life and times of Jesse Livermore Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the fictionalized biography of perhaps the most famous financial speculator of all time–Jesse Livermore. This annotated edition bridges the gap between Edwin Lefevre′s fictionalized account of Livermore′s life and the actual, historical events, places, and people that populate the book. It also describes the variety of trading approaches Livermore used throughout his life and analyzes his psychological development as a trader and the lessons gained through hard experiences.

“In the end, I’m not interested in that which I fully understand. The words I have written over the years are just a veneer. There are truths that lie beneath the surface of the words... truths that rise up without warning, like the humps of a sea monster and then disappear. What performance and song is to me is finding a way to tempt the monster to the surface, to create a space, where the creature can break through what is real and what is known to us. This shimmering space where imagination and reality intersect... this is where all love and tears and joy exist. This is the place. This is where we live.”
- Nick Cave, 20,000 days on Earth

“If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”
- Charles Bukowski, Factotum, 1975

“The mind is a glass floor.
The mind is the spirit’s tear.
The mind is our prior and subsequent ghost.
The mind is the Bullion Express and the blood on the tracks.
The mind is a stone door.
The silver on the backs of mirrors.
The wave that defines the coast.
It’s what the drunk grave robbers couldn’t stuff in their sacks.
The mind is the sum of all and more.
The spasm between one and zero in the Calendar of Black-Hole Years.
The contract between the lash and the whipping post.
A quilt of dreams stitched with facts.
A meaningless argument among whores.
Rain that keeps falling when the sky clears.
A masquerade party, guest and host.
A candlelit landscape of puddled wax.
The mind is what thought is for.
The parking lot at the Mall of Fears.
The fire-pit for the piggy roast.
What the soul surrendered and won’t take back.
The mind is neither either nor or.
The real center of an empty sphere.

- Jim Dodge, Stone Junction, 1990

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.
- George Orwell

There was a student... just the other day... who said that my problem, if one's nature is a problem, rather than just problematic, is that I see things in terms of victory or death, and not just victory but total victory. And it's true: I always have. It's either victory, or don't bother. The only thing worth doing is the impossible. Everything else is gray. You're born... as a man... with the nerves of a soldier, the apprehension of an angel, to lift a phrase, but there is no use for it. Here? Where's the use for it? You're set up to be a philosopher or a king or Shakespeare, and this is all they give you? This? Twenty- odd years of school which is all instruction in how to be ordinary... or they'll fucking kill you, they fucking will, and then it's a career, which is not the same thing as existence... I want unlimited things. I want everything. A real love. A real house. A real thing to do... every day. I'd rather die if I don't get it.
- The Gambler (2014), Dir. Rupert Wyatt