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Monday, June 04, 2012

Facebook, summer vacation, and tad/meditationSHIFT

It looks like my downside Facebook target is getting closer - just a dollar shy at today's low!

As June arrives, I am going to take some time off to travel, enjoy the sun, and take care of some family matters. I might be back later this summer (or, I might just disappear) - check back or subscribe to the feed (top of the page "Subscribe to the Trader-X blog") to be notified when posting resumes.

Finally, I've been telling my readers about "The T.A.D. Principle" for years (see my first post on it almost 10 years ago). I just finished reading the new version they released (now called "the meditationSHIFT course"), and I can't recommend it enough.

It is on a completely different level from the previous versions, and represents an exploration of the things we do that make us unhappy, and what we need to do to find happiness in ourselves as opposed to looking for it externally. If you want to understand your mind, how compulsive it is, the challenges it creates in your life, and how to deal with them, you need to do it. It is a 21-day course, and it is well-structured and insightful.

If you purchased in the past, you get this new version free (that's the other good thing about them - they never charge you for their updates). If you have never explored "tad" or meditationSHIFT, I highly recommend you do. It could have a big impact on your life, and it is well worth the effort.

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29 comments:

David said...

I love their blog. Just ordered the book.

David said...

Facebook continues the slow fall. I may put some 401K money towards it if it hits $25.

Jose said...

Enjoy your vacation X!

Terry said...

David, what did you do to get the new version for free? Thx.

David said...

Terry, I ordered it because I didn't have the previous version. But there is a link on the site for previous purchasers, I assume that will give you the information.

Richard said...

Facebook will be at $100 within a year. I called it here.

Have a great vacation X.

Narayan said...

Big fan of tad principle, even more since they will give me the new one for free. :) Thanks x.

Anonymous said...

FB is solidly in the 25s! Look out below.

Paul said...

Have a good vacation X!

David said...

Just finished the new tad book, and I give it 5 stars. A lot to digest, so I will go back through it this weekend. But really good stuff if you want to understand your mind better.

Douglas said...

The new tad is great, just finished it. Happy Vacation X.

Rory said...

Looks like FB moved back up to the retracement zone...if it can break through, I see a double from here!

Hope your vacation is great X.

David said...

Nice call on the downside to Facebook...it really crashed and burned.

Anonymous said...

The new tad - happiness revealed program was great. Thanks X and I hope you are having a great summer break.

Mike

Anonymous said...

re: Facebook

I'm calling it on 08/16/12 - a short-term bottom with a bounce back up to $24-25.

Tom

Charles said...

Is this THE Tom? If so, I may buy some FB!

Anonymous said...

Not sure about "THE Tom", but this is the Tom that posted here in the past.

I don't see much downside risk in FB from here, and I can't see a scenario where FB isn't higher in 12 months than it is now. So if you are looking for a longer-term trade, I like it. If you are looking for a shorter-term bounce that will yield 20%+, I also think it has a lot of potential.

Tom

Elliot said...

The Fri/Mon action was bullish, today neutral. Seems to be trying to put in a bottom but I'm not sure it will hold. Good luck.

David said...

FB has 5 days of building a nice base Tom, we'll see what Friday holds. At least you have a good place to put your stop!

Anonymous said...

09/01/12

I was stopped out of my FB call made on 08/16. It looked promising when it was building the base, but the base extended too long (10 days), and that usually is a bearish indication that bulls can't lift off the base. Had I been less "emotionally attached", I would have sold at break-even at some point on days 6-10. Instead, I was stopped out Friday when it broke below that base.

I still think FB is higher a year from now, but I'll move on to another trade!

Have a good long weekend everyone.

Tom

David said...

Looks like your call on FB was right TOM...just a little early!

Anonymous said...

David, just a little early. It made a nice bounce but didn't quite get to the $24 level...still good for for 25%+ though. You win some and lost some!

Tom

David said...

Tom, I bought the tradethemove.com manual and noticed on their member site they did analysis of Facebook and the Fib overlay called both bottoms almost to the price. Did you use the same concepts in your analysis? Just curious, as I would like to know what you were looking at. Many thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

David, I didn't see tradethemove's analysis, but I use their concepts so it is a safe bet. Basically looking at the Fib extension from that initial down move after the IPO. Worked well, I was just a bit early.

Tom

khairul044 said...

Just saying hi and ty for this post.

TL said...

Trader-X,

It's been a while since your last post. Any news on your trading?

thx~

TL

Ipin Cace said...

ok

Anonymous said...

Trader X, where are you, bro? It's been 12 months! :D

Big Fan said...

Trader X,

Ever consider coaching for a fee, or running a prop firm? I'd be interested, if so. I'm an intermediate trader who misses your posts greatly. If you are still in this industry, it would be great to hear from you, sir. Wishing you well.

Big Fan