TLC Weekly Update December 13, 2019

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I finally uploaded the first video lesson for DaytradingBias youtube channel. Let me know whether you like it. All inputs are welcome.

I am typing this update in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The weather here is pretty hot. I am hoping to explore some investment ideas here before leaving early next week.

I came across this article while waiting for my flight. If you live in North America, you need to know about this dangerous mushroom. Check it out.

I was asked very often by traders and investors alike about this US-China deal. Well, no deal is good enough. That’s all I can say. How can the stock market be 15-20% higher from a time that there were no trade conflict at all to the current state of getting a partial deal is good enough?

DaytradingBias Under Attack

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Over the past few days DaytradingBias was under elevated attacks by bots from multiple countries.

It is a new form of attack that we have not seen.

The site was brought down several times but the bots failed to hack into our site.

The site is now restored and we will see how things go tonight.

My team has added security measures to guard against this type of attack.

Sorry for the inconvenience to all of our members.

p.s. I posted this here in my blog so that, just in case, daytradingbias getting offline again, that many of you can still get the notice.

TLC Weekly Update December 6, 2019

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I came across this article on The Sugar Conspiracy telling us the sad story of how the modern nutrition science being all wrong thanks to power struggle and manipulation of data. I especially feel the sadness of how the scientist, John Yudkin, being persecuted by the mobs.

Someone shared this video of the Tonight Show having Gary V on wine tasting. Shortest intro on the subject that is fun to watch too. Since this is the season of drinking, maybe you want to learn a few tricks to show off to your friends.

I just posted a new article to the Defensive Money Management series on position sizing. It is the result of a lengthy conversation with some aspiring traders. As I mentioned last time, there is a very serious disconnect of correct trading concepts and the active trading crowd in Hong Kong. This new article focuses on explaining how to grow your trading business in a way that is sustainable.

I am travelling over the next few days to explore some investment opportunities. Hence the need to post early again this week. Will write about my experience after I go back to Hong Kong.

Have a great weekend everyone!

TLC Weekly Update November 15, 2019

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I receive Tim Ferriss’s email regularly and his latest podcast is now made available on youtube. This podcast is packed with interesting information and I highly recommend it.

I just completed my first ever webinar with futures.io introducing DaytradingBias to the community. For those of you who missed it, you can watch it on youtube.

I have arranged a one week special for The Art of Chart Reading at $1. The special offer will end on the 18th. So get it now.

Many thanks to Mike and Terry at futures.io. Without this opportunity to prepare for the webinar, I would never be able to sit down and reflect on what differentiate DaytradingBias from the rest of the trading services out there. I literally spent days looking deep to distill everything I do at DaytradingBias and ended up having an introduction that is completely different from the first draft.

People who know me for a long time all realize one thing – I don’t take pictures. I could be giving a seminar or lecture while people are recording me live and I am fine with that. For some reasons, I always feel uneasy when people aim at me with their cameras. You can call me camera-shy …

Anyway, need to wrap things up here in Toronto quickly and get ready for my trip to Hong Kong.

Have a great weekend everyone!

TLC Weekly Update November 1, 2019

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Reorganization of my working and storage space is half way through. I managed to reduce my storage down to half the original size. It turned out I have so much old records (and junk) that can be throw away. Although it is extremely tiring, it feels great that I am one step closer towards my goal of having a better work environment.

I watched an interesting video about Zilingo’s founder, Ankiti Bose. The video disclosed an important element of her success that is often overlook by aspiring entrepreneur – she has a background in management / financial consulting at one of the big venture capital firms. I am not saying that you have to work at these firms to get the opportunity although that is often the case. What I like to point out is that if you do not educate yourself to know more about finance and how to run your own business efficiently, your chance of success will be quite low.

A more mature look at crypto’s big claims on replacing everything human through smart contracts should be a good warning sign that it will still take years before such idea can really take off. Think of the internet itself, which takes many years before it has all the necessary technical details to enable a secure environment for commerce and usage other than porn.

The introduction webinar at futures.io will be held on Nov 12th at 4:30 pm. More details about that will be announced at futures.io. I am still working on the presentation though. There will be a Q&A session after the short presentation. For those of you interested in DaytradingBias yet not sure if you need the service, feel free to join the webinar and ask questions.

Nov 3rd is end of daylight saving time. Many people will be quite happy to get an extra hour of sleep. It used to be a very busy day for me after daylight saving time change because of the need to adjust the computer clocks manually on all the computers I was using. Another chore disappeared thanks to improvement in technology.

Have a great weekend all!

TLC Weekly Update October 25, 2019

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My test drive of Interactive Broker working with MultiCharts is completed. It works pretty well with some minor issues here and there. So far it is definitely a functional setup for automated trading. I will write more about this combination at DaytradingBias.

Nassim Taleb did this interview talking about his book Skin in the Game. I like the way he talked about Paul Krugman and other dysfunctional academics. He really does not give a sh*t and speak whatever he wants.

I have some serious moving to be done this weekend, including some major reorganization of my storage. I need this clean up done for several years. As usual, I procrastinate over these things until one day I just jump on it.

The introduction webinar at futures.io is now scheduled on Nov 12th. Those of you interested in participating can visit the site and sign up.

I finally catch up with my backlog of emails. Going forward I will schedule regular webinars at DaytradingBias so that members can just watch the videos instead of firing tons of questions to me. Sometimes it is just that much easier to explain things with pictures and examples that you can see.

Have a great weekend all!

TLC Weekly Update October 18, 2019

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It is getting cold here in Toronto. Temperature dropping fast. It looks like a very cold winter is ahead of us.

Many project deadlines are clustered this week onward until beginning of November. So far everything working out fine. Quite a number of these projects are related to DaytradingBias. I will have separate announcement on the site when they are ready.

The introductory webinar with futures.io is now rescheduled to November 12. Those who are interested to join can mark the new date down. I will be organizing some kind of special offers to go with the event. I will post more details as we get closer to the webinar.

The hacking of my sites has picked up steam again this week. From what I learned, it happens to many other websites too. My team has no choice but to monitor the situation and deal with the aftermath one attack wave at a time. Here is a real-time map of total number of attacks worldwide handled by the Wordfence network.

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For my members who find the sites not loading as quickly as they should, just drop a line to my team by email so that they can look into that as soon as possible.

Came across this article on my LinkedIn feed, Tails, You Win. It illustrates how long tails, or exceptions that happen way too often, really matter and how they persist in the real world. In a way, it is another form of the 80/20 rule many of you already aware of, just that it is much more acute when it comes to any thing that is money related.

I guess writing an article or posting a video on the subject that focus on trading is in order.

Have a great weekend all!

TLC Weekly Update September 27, 2019

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What a productive week! I wrapped up quite a number of projects over the week. Time to have a mini celebration.

First, I finally completed my training course, The Emini S&P Day Trading Course. It is first time ever anyone use this approach to teach people how to day trade. I hope it will set a new standard in the industry and re-define the meaning of trading education.

Second, I get to sit down with my team to figure out what to present in the upcoming introduction webinar this coming Oct 15, 2019 at futures.io, a traders community. I will post more about the webinar when I have more details. For now I just know it is supposed to start at 4:30 pm Eastern Time and I am supposed to do a presentation of what DaytradingBias does.

I came across this youtube video on exercising with just the resistance band. It is what I mean I always travel with that. A picture is worth a thousand words. A video tells the complete story.

Just posted another article yesterday for my series on trading automation. The misunderstanding is so deep, among not just the trading community but also normal folks who get to know about mechanical trading from news of them losing millions (even billions) of dollars, I think I need to voice my stand on this issue.

TLC Weekly Update September 13, 2019

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Another week just fly by so quickly. I don’t even know it is Friday until being reminder to go for an early meeting today. For some mysterious reasons, everything is happening within this month and the next. Maybe it is time to read my horoscope to see what is in store next.

I watched this video about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Gym & Fridge. Interesting how a body builder adapt to old age and stay fit. His way of eating an egg is definitely inspiring.

I have my team working on various versions of the trading strategies featured at DaytradingBias.com. I understand that many people choose their platforms other than TradeStation. As oppose to what many people think, it is much more complicated to convert these mechanical trading strategies into other platforms. The main issue is not the programming factor. Instead, it is the configuration of the underlying charts in each platform are drastically different from each other. Many platforms simply do not have the flexibility to chart the data series in customized ways.

Once we have something ready, I will upload the code and also write in details how to setup the charts correctly in these other platforms.

On the site security front, I am happy that the improved measures have protected the site from being brought down by the hackers so far but the slow down of the site is still causing inconvenience to my members. The security services I am using now are helping us to find the best solution going forward to deal with this remaining issue. I will report on the progress in a month.

This week Toronto is getting warmer suddenly as if it is summer. It was as high as 28 degree Celsius. I wonder if the predicted early arrival of extreme coldness by October will really happen?!

Time to go.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

TLC Weekly Update September 6, 2019

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Another busy week came to an end. Meetings piled on everyday. I don’t even have time to write until now, Saturday morning. It was an exciting week that produced many great results. I am very happy that several deals are finally completed so that I do not need to worry about them any more.

Another interesting development with DaytradingBias.com was brought to my attention by my team. They told me for some mysterious reasons, the site is gaining huge in Alexa ranking. Alexa ranking is one of the major ranking services on the net that determine the level of traffic a website comparing to all the other ones in the world.

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Since I have not instructed anyone doing any SEO (search engine optimization) or any significant promotion, I have no idea why the site is gaining so much attention. It is nice to see that more people are aware of what I do though.

I read this article on Extreme Experience recently and leads me to reflect on my own experiences in life. Indeed, the ones I can still recall vividly are the ones that produced the most extreme emotions. And they do shape my life much more than those experience that is supposed to be more significant yet has no extreme emotions occurred at the time.

I wonder how I can utilize this knowledge to better shape my life in the future?

I was asked many times this week, as I have to talk to many people who do not know me, about myself career-wise. It is a very long story and just talking about how I started trading already open up a lot more interest of the rest of the story. Maybe I should starting writing a memoir … nah, this can wait.

More catch up this weekend has to get started.

Have a wonderful weekend all!