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by BARLI
Fri May 23, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Trusting your system
Replies: 24
Views: 23317

true.. I like the quote by Livermore you put. No one ever knows (except the company's CEO and an accountant) what a company is really worth..
TrendsCatcher wrote:On the other hand, one doesn't need to prove causation to make money.
by BARLI
Thu May 22, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Trusting your system
Replies: 24
Views: 23317

by the way Gann was trading using astrology, so does Michael Jenkins..they seem to be good market forcasters, so maybe theres something about it..
by BARLI
Tue May 06, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: pits are gone
Replies: 2
Views: 3519

yeah, but all the "soldiers" left it and went "upstairs"... :shock: :shock:
by BARLI
Fri May 02, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: pits are gone
Replies: 2
Views: 3519

pits are gone

I couldn't believe it first when I saw someone sayign on this board that pit will disapear but now I know they will. I was on Nymex a week ago and in Crude Oil pit there were about 5 people trading, same in natural gas pit, more people in Crude Oil options pit and one girl was there too. It's all el...
by BARLI
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: managing risk of 90 stocks/bonds portfolio
Replies: 8
Views: 6279

from experience of making a market for OTC stocks I found that it's extremely hard to remain profitable, alsmost everyday there will be below 0$ result. One reasons is because most OTC stocks no one wants and most of them are not known to the public, so when some fund comes in and sells it you gotta...
by BARLI
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: managing risk of 90 stocks/bonds portfolio
Replies: 8
Views: 6279

3 S&P500 stocks are being traded heavily, permitted exposure is 50k per stock a day.Russel 2000 are thinner, OTC are volatile with almsot no volume. BBB bonds are just as volatile as OTC stocks. When broad market is up 1% or down 1% some adjustments should be made to the portfolio, the puzzle is how...
by BARLI
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: managing risk of 90 stocks/bonds portfolio
Replies: 8
Views: 6279

you can't, since you get payed to trade those stocks/bonds...
by BARLI
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: managing risk of 90 stocks/bonds portfolio
Replies: 8
Views: 6279

sluggo, I wasn't joking when posting this, the task is not to get a home run or lose big but stay afloat..
by BARLI
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: managing risk of 90 stocks/bonds portfolio
Replies: 8
Views: 6279

managing risk of 90 stocks/bonds portfolio

Hi guys, lets say you've got 90 instruments to trade: 3 stocks of S&P index, 5 stocks of Russel 2000 index, 67 OTC stocks, 5 corporate bonds(rated BBB and worse) and 10 corporate bonds with the option to sell it for a stock(also rated BBB and worse). 3 stocks can take Short positions, the rest(stock...
by BARLI
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: How to lower the blood pressure?
Replies: 9
Views: 10699

hi oem, there are quite a few suggestions dealing with high blood presure/stress. First, don't drink coffee, it contains microelements that "help us" become more nervous under pressure. Second excersice regularly. I run twice a week 6 kilometers. Sports help to calm down and keep the stress under co...
by BARLI
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: World's highest volume markets that you don't trade
Replies: 2
Views: 5914

thanks for the info, I was surprised to see our Tel Aviv 25 (israeli blue chips) options at 24-th place!
by BARLI
Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: wheat
Replies: 9
Views: 7234

so you're still long wheat?
by BARLI
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: wheat
Replies: 9
Views: 7234

Spectre, we all have access to the futures markets data, what are you pursuing by posting them?
by BARLI
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Making the right decision in limit up or limit down
Replies: 11
Views: 10835

Stephen, I'm curently reading a book of Mark Ritchie "God In The Pits" and he explains all those moments of limit up, limit down moves of Silver madness in 79-80. Good read, I recommend this book

http://www.amazon.com/God-Pits-Confessi ... 0964695227
by BARLI
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Suggested reading for commodity fundamentals
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

Jim Rogers' book "Hot Commodities" , Jim is a market wizard, used to be Soros' trade partner..
by BARLI
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Making the right decision in limit up or limit down
Replies: 11
Views: 10835

Sometimes there are market conditions when the floor accepts MARKET orders only. It happened during Katrina event on NYMEX, I was trading Natural Gas options back then and filled at the market. If Limits are accepted then I'd go for limits during the day session or At The Close order, again what if ...
by BARLI
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: reminded me of 87 crash
Replies: 0
Views: 6423

reminded me of 87 crash

yesterday when markets were steadily sliding down I thought DAX would go to -20%, during the yesterday's trading session when US was closed Europe and Israel had trading. I recalled Saliba's interview when he was talking about 87's crash and said that it was gradual downward market, so I said to my ...
by BARLI
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Beans
Replies: 9
Views: 7144

lol RR, was it you saying it?

Anyone is long beans now?
by BARLI
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Who else got filled in that ELECTRONIC Soybean move....
Replies: 8
Views: 6258

Chelonia, E bean oil is thinly traded, if you could see the book of bid/ask and there just a few contracts on the bid side, its extremely easy to lower the price of the commodity by simply hitting those bids... make sure there's enough volume in stuff you trade
by BARLI
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:29 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: CBOT Death Blow?
Replies: 5
Views: 4540

As I see it, pit trading is good for those who execute large orders and want to accumulate or dump a lot at once, for small orders electronic is just fine, but I dont want pits to go away anyways