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Old 06-16-2018, 07:09 PM   #861
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About an 89% successful trade record. I was number one for a good amount of time but now...you can see for yourself in recent posts how I compare to nunnun who's an index investor. I have almost two years to catch up which I've been doing steadily for months.
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That's a made up statistic!!
The only thing that matters is $$$.
You don't get to measure any other way. Sorry!
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:22 PM   #862
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Successful trade record
That's a made up statistic!!
The only thing that matters is $$$.
You don't get to measure any other way. Sorry!
You asked about my record. I was number one for months but I didn't keep track of how long. Then I was last. Now I'm somewhere in the middle. I think most people are interested in my position relative to nunnun. I'm behind him but currently, based on recent "made up" statistics, my gains are better than his. Feel free to throw out whatever information you want. It's all meaningful though.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:44 PM   #863
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You asked about my record. I was number one for months but I didn't keep track of how long. Then I was last. Now I'm somewhere in the middle. I think most people are interested in my position relative to nunnun. I'm behind him but currently, based on recent "made up" statistics, my gains are better than his. Feel free to throw out whatever information you want. It's all meaningful though.
It's both true and irrelevant.
Do you measure touchdowns in baseball also
BTW, nunnun's STR is 100%.
Just sayin.......
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For me it's about how well I do compared to a real world benchmark. If everyone looks at each other's trades and trades in weird ways, that just means that I won't care what their results are. As long I know I'm better than one of those index funds. And the more better, the better.
Just went back in time looking through this thread and thought this deserved to be quoted.... isn't Nunnun the "real world index" effectively? Hmm...
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You asked about my record. I was number one for months but I didn't keep track of how long. Then I was last. Now I'm somewhere in the middle. I think most people are interested in my position relative to nunnun. I'm behind him but currently, based on recent "made up" statistics, my gains are better than his. Feel free to throw out whatever information you want. It's all meaningful though.
According to the ranking screenshots and discussion posts, you were number one (or two at times) for 6 weeks, then you had a really bad trade that dropped you to 12th and haven't reached the top since then, FYI.
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According to the ranking screenshots and discussion posts, you were number one (or two at times) for 6 weeks, then you had a really bad trade that dropped you to 12th and haven't reached the top since then, FYI.
That sounds about right but I dropped all the way to the bottom and slowly rose back up to the middle. I think the drop was fast, from a trade or two - like the number of trades that you'd say doesn't mean anything if they were big wins instead of big losers.
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That sounds about right but I dropped all the way to the bottom and slowly rose back up to the middle. I think the drop was fast, from a trade or two - like the number of trades that you'd say doesn't mean anything if they were big wins instead of big losers.
But you've had some big wins in the mix too, right? If not, why not? Or are you taking profits quickly, to lock in small gains, to free the money for the next small/quick gain? If that's the case, it's really not possible to offset the big losers with big winners, is it? So it wouldn't mean anything, if it can't happen.

Hmmm, what was someone (one of the leaders, IIRC), saying about 'exit strategy'?

I really wonder what made you think you could excel at this (yeah, yeah, I know, "it's not over yet")?

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But you've had some big wins in the mix too, right? If not, why not? Or are you taking profits quickly, to lock in small gains, to free the money for the next small/quick gain? If that's the case, it's really not possible to offset the big losers with big winners, is it?
I've gained over $100,000 in a day, but I don't keep track.

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Hmmm, what was someone (one of the leaders, IIRC), saying about 'exit strategy'?

I really wonder what made you think you could excel at this (yeah, yeah, I know, "it's not over yet")?
My real life trading history made me think that, and the circumstances of my big loss. Even now, I'm being hit by the trade war harder than nunnun because I loaded up on Honeywell but I commented within a day of buying it the I wasn't certain about it. It's good to know that I have an alarm that goes off before a drop. I just decided to take a chance on that one. Still, I bought it low and it's just a matter of waiting it out, assuming the contest is long enough.
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I've gained over $100,000 in a day, but I don't keep track.
Lower overall gains with higher volatility, what's not to like?
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... Even now, I'm being hit by the trade war harder than nunnun because I loaded up on Honeywell ....
And that is exactly what can (and often does) happen when you are concentrated rather than diversified. Are you ever going to learn?

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.... Still, I bought it low and it's just a matter of waiting it out, assuming the contest is long enough.
The old saying applies, sometimes the market can be 'irrational' longer than you can stay solvent (or longer than a contest runs?).

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Lower overall gains with higher volatility, what's not to like?


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And that is exactly what can (and often does) happen when you are concentrated rather than diversified. Are you ever going to learn?
A second round of tariffs against China isn't the kind of thing that often happens. I was about even on Honeywell until that happened.
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A second round of tariffs against China isn't the kind of thing that often happens. I was about even on Honeywell until that happened.
There's always things happening in the market that don't often happen, or have never happened before. Read a history book.

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There's always things happening in the market that don't often happen, or have never happened before. Read a history book.
I know how it works. I'm the rock paper scissors guy. You can use the rarity of certain events in your favor. You shouldn't avoid something because something bad may happen when the alternatives are worse. You wouldn't invest at all if you did that.
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...You shouldn't avoid something because something bad may happen when the alternatives are worse. You wouldn't invest at all if you did that.
Agreed. And that's exactly why an index B&H approach has been beating you. It doesn't try to avoid (or jump on) anything. It just stays invested.


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I know how it works. I'm the rock paper scissors guy. You can use the rarity of certain events in your favor. ... .
This is a contradiction. If you know how it works, and were using these events to your advantage, you would have consistently been ahead of the B&H index.

And, in case you have not noticed... you have consistently been behind the B&H index.

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Apparently not.

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Perhaps somewhere on the board someone is wondering if I'll ever stop wondering about you stopping being surprised at him not learning.

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Yes, I need to find a support group or something!

At least I can see the humor in it, I'm not sure the contestant does? Or has he been trolling/laughing the whole time? I'm still not sure.

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I don't know what B&H means unless it's Bell & Howell but I don't know how you can say I've been consistently behind anything when I was number one or two for over a month and above nunnun for some undetermined longer time and I've been rising faster than nunnun for months.
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Buy and Hold.

And thank you for consistently providing some welcome comic relief here.
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My vote continues to be for a generally pleasant naif.


Something everyone can agree on. Cortana tells me naf is defined as naive or ingenious.
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