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With Trump’s immigration policies dominating the headlines at the moment, we shouldn’t count too heavily on domestic or geopolitical news to pick up the pace of things on Wall Street this week.  Stocks marked time as June came to an end, and even the FAANG stocks, for all their day-to-day histrionics, went nowhere.  It is in the midst of such summer tedium that we sometimes turn to news of the weird to occupy our browsing hours. In that spirit, I offer you the tabloid saga of one Melissa Brunning, who by her own account is ‘just a blonde [who did] a stupid thing.’

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Iro Noiro July 2, 2018, 11:04 am

Dear Rick Ackerman,
Have you had any success using the “Price Ringing” and “Peak-Valley Qualification Test” analysis when using Lindsay’s “Trident System” for trading stocks and commodities? I have bought Charles Lindsay’s book but it seems cryptic at times. Can an individual trading your hidden pivot method really make a living from it? statistically speaking what do you think realistic weekly and monthly profits would be for someone who in your professional opinion “gets it” and has mastered the hidden pivot analysis? Are there many opportunities for successful trades within a given week or month? Thank You.


We use ABCD patterns like Lindsay’s, but not in the same way he did. His ‘x’ entry point winds up being too obvious intuitively (and psychologically), and that’s why it generates losses so much of the time. You’d be surprised at how we’ve adapted the 25%/50%/75% levels to exploit the weaknesses of Trident. Two types of set-ups in particular — ‘counterintuitive’ and ‘mechanical’ trades — are what I emphasize now, particularly for beginners who are skittish about pulling the trigger.


none July 2, 2018, 7:15 am

Natural selection with help from the shark.

Have a great July 4th coming up Rick wish you and family well.

Remembering the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg – July 1 to 4, 1863

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.

We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”

Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

The National Park Service and the Civil War Trust have posted on youtube a large collection of videos. The NPS presents the individual tours of the major areas of the battlefield, as conducted by the Park Rangers. Most of them are quite informative. A few could have benefited from a wind noise reduction microphone. I have taken most of them with my family over the years.


It could not happen again.

Take notice the next time you are out, if you notice the ‘loud mouth’ talking politics, talking anti Trump, anti American Flag etc., anti or just angry….

Notice the person or persons involve, because this is what is called a ‘soft Civil War’. Whether it rises to higher levels will depend on how angry the markets make people change towards the rising facts above.
The Village is a 2004 American psychological horror film,

Residents of the small, isolated Pennsylvania village of Covington, seemingly in the 18th or 19th century, live in fear of nameless creatures in the surrounding woods and have constructed a large barrier of oil lanterns and watch towers that are constantly manned to keep watch. After the funeral of a seven-year-old boy, Lucius Hunt (Joaquin Phoenix) asks the village elders for permission to pass through the woods to get medical supplies from neighboring towns. However, his request is denied. Later, his mother Alice (Sigourney Weaver) scolds him for wanting to visit the neighboring towns, which the villagers describe as wicked. The Elders also appear to have secrets of their own and keep physical mementos hidden in black boxes, the contents of which are reminders of the evil and tragedy they left behind when they left the towns. After Lucius makes a short venture into the woods, the creatures leave warnings in the form of splashes of red paint on all the villagers’ doors.


United States = The Village.

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