Monday, June 20, 2005

Self-Exile is Over

Well, the self-exile is over. I can now read/watch media/bloggers/tv etc. in regard to the markets. And as I promised, I will now read/watch with an entirely different mindset.

Currently, my time has been spent testing new strategies and adjusting old ones. I'm also in need of some help. If anyone out there knows of a broker that offers trade triggers that are not tied to your cash balance...please let me know. Ameritrade Apex currently offers this and their max offered is 40 triggers. I don't believe this will be enough and plus their commissions have always been a bit high especially when you up your trading frequencies.

Interactive Brokers does not offer this and that really sucks. Cause that's the brokerage I was wanting to use. I have an email out to MB Trading but waiting to hear back. Also, looks like CyberTrader might offer such a service but not sure what their max is. Waiting on an email back from them as well.

Funny thing about the self-exile from financial media. It reminded me of my return to the Days of Our Lives soap opera. Back in college, one of my roommates was hooked on this soap opera. I mean so hooked that he would cut classes just to catch this show. I can still hear the immortal words of "STEPHANO!!!!!". Anyway, that was a long time ago and thank goodness I haven't watched that show since college. But, back a few years ago, I caught the show and watched a few mintues of it just for kicks. And you know what? It didn't even skip a beat. It was like I hadn't missed a thing. Everybody was still talking about the same old crap. And that's what I felt like on my return to the media. I guess the more things change the more they stay the same.

If you can do it and I mean really do will be amazed at what avoiding the financial media will do for you. Cutting the financial soap opera ties could just change your life. :)

Later Trades,


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