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Happy Birthday, Julia!



March 08, 2010 – Comments (12)

My baby is 2 years old today. I love her soooo much. She is the joy of my life, my everything.


But I know making this post just about my daughter wouldn't be fair. This is an investing related site.

So here is the investing part.

Believe it or not (I myself still can't believe it), I think my 2-year-old helped me improve my chart reading skills. I'm not kidding. 

I know it will sound ridiculous what I'm about to tell you, but I thought I have to share this with you.

I'm a TA guy. When it comes to picking stocks, I use no fundamental analysis whatsoever. All my RL investing and my CAPS picks are solely based on my "chart-eyeballing" analysis (how it works is a subject for another post).

Almost every evening when I take my laptop out and start doing my research, my daughter comes to sit on my lap. So what I do is I divide the screen in two windows: in one I usually have Dora The Explorer playing for her, and in the other one I open my charts.

What I noticed is that by squeezing the charts I use in half of the screen, all daily bars (stocks' daily movements) get amplified and it gets so much easier to identify if a particular stock has an upward or downward trend. You wouldn't believe how easy it gets to see the trend even when the stock seems to be trading flat when looking at the regular-length chart. It's so easy, sometimes I feel like I'm cheating.

I know, I know... It sounds silly, but I thought I'd just mention it. The time will tell if it works.

I just know I'm now using this new "investing tool" even when Julia is not sitting on my lap...

Happy Birthday, Princess. Daddy loves you.

12 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On March 08, 2010 at 1:02 PM, lemoneater (57.01) wrote:

Happy Birthday, Julia!

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#2) On March 08, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Tastylunch (28.51) wrote:

congratulations Dragon!

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#3) On March 08, 2010 at 1:15 PM, dragonLZ (89.07) wrote:

Thank you Lemon, Thank you Tasty.

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#4) On March 08, 2010 at 2:22 PM, imobillc (< 20) wrote:

Enjoy the moment.... they grow up so fast......

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!




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#5) On March 08, 2010 at 2:43 PM, dragonLZ (89.07) wrote:

Thank you, Mars.

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#6) On March 08, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Eudemonic (58.27) wrote:

To Julia's Father:


by Ogden Nash

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky;
Contrariwise, my blood runs cold
When little boys go by.
For little boys as little boys,
No special hate I carry,
But now and then they grow to men,
And when they do, they marry.
No matter how they tarry,
Eventually they marry.
And, swine among the pearls,
They marry little girls.

Oh, somewhere, somewhere, an infant plays,
With parents who feed and clothe him.
Their lips are sticky with pride and praise,
But I have begun to loathe him.
Yes, I loathe with loathing shameless
This child who to me is nameless.
This bachelor child in his carriage
Gives never a thought to marriage,
But a person can hardly say knife
Before he will hunt him a wife.
I never see an infant (male),
A-sleeping in the sun,
Without I turn a trifle pale
And think is he the one?
Oh, first he'll want to crop his curls,
And then he'll want a pony,
And then he'll think of pretty girls,
And holy matrimony.
A cat without a mouse
Is he without a spouse.

Oh, somewhere he bubbles bubbles of milk,
And quietly sucks his thumbs.
His cheeks are roses painted on silk,
And his teeth are tucked in his gums.
But alas the teeth will begin to grow,
And the bubbles will cease to bubble;
Given a score of years or so,
The roses will turn to stubble.
He'll sell a bond, or he'll write a book,
And his eyes will get that acquisitive look,
And raging and ravenous for the kill,
He'll boldly ask for the hand of Jill.
This infant whose middle
Is diapered still
Will want to marry My daughter Jill.

Oh sweet be his slumber and moist his middle!
My dreams, I fear, are infanticiddle.
A fig for embryo Lohengrins!
I'll open all his safety pins,
I'll pepper his powder, and salt his bottle,
And give him readings from Aristotle.
Sand for his spinach I'll gladly bring,
And Tabasco sauce for his teething ring.
Then perhaps he'll struggle though fire and water
To marry somebody else's daughter.

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#7) On March 08, 2010 at 4:00 PM, lemoneater (57.01) wrote:

Hilarious poem, Eudemonic. Older brothers can feel the same about their baby sisters. My husband has a sister 14 years younger who is getting married. He isn't entirely happy since she will be moving overseas.

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#8) On March 08, 2010 at 4:14 PM, dragonLZ (89.07) wrote:

Thanks Eudemonic. :)

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#9) On March 09, 2010 at 7:50 PM, Pennyperson (< 20) wrote:

Congrats & savor the moments as they don't last long. My children are my world - My wife is my rock.

Awe!! daddys little girl. Here's to a wonderful life and Gods gift to your family.

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#10) On March 09, 2010 at 11:06 PM, dragonLZ (89.07) wrote:

Thanks Penny.

God Bless you and your family.

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#11) On March 12, 2010 at 5:05 PM, chk999 (99.96) wrote:

Happy Birthday Julia!

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#12) On March 12, 2010 at 6:01 PM, dragonLZ (89.07) wrote:

Thank you, chk999.

Have a nice weekend.

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