I see the world through curious eyes.  When I see something I wonder how.  I start at the end and work backwards.  I do not believe in excuses, it is a crutch that leaves the mind and soul more brittle than before using crutches.  That is not to say that we all do not have our limitations.  I lived in many parts of the US and am college educated.  I have been both dirt poor and had enough, as a child and an adult.  I was an athlete in college but am very washed up.  It is one of my biggest failures in life along with being away from my family in order to accomplish my goals.  Those failures continue to give me purpose and appreciation.  I have enough people that believe in me that it allows me to take chances.  I am able to hold strong points of view on certain subjects because I am willing to change as the information changes.

Trading is a performance.  I play to win.  I do not always win but I rarely lose the lesson.  I learned trading from being at the CME, now the CME Group starting in 2005.  My first mentors were a computer trader and a pit trader.  They along with help from many others helped me to learning what trading is all about. I worked for a trading education company in 2007.  I started my own trading education company in 2008 but stopped in mid 2009 as it became more of a distraction.  In 2011, my original mentors and I, started E-mini Executors, Inc.  The journey has been a long difficult one and I promised myself to never stop working hard.

This website is an extension of my trading.  Everything I write is based on a past experience and as a reminder to myself.  It is cathartic and possible helpful to you.


The job of an observer is to observe.  The website contains my opinions and at times is critical of others and institutions.  I try my best to contact those involved and get their point of view.  Some do not deserve that courtesy so it is not extended.  I have many contacts and friends in the industry and this affects how and not what I say.  I do occasionally drop f bombs.  Any products or services I endorse will because I use the product or service or it comes highly recommended.  It could also mean they are paying me above market prices, the proceeds of which will be used to improve your experience on this website.   I will never sell your email or contact information, unless you give me written permission.


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