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I trust you are well into your respective holiday binge eating recovery whilst convalescing from what shall be remembered as 2015 – the year of sideways churn and misery. Now while you were busy stuffing yourselves and fighting with your in-laws your intrepid host has been tearing his hair out attempting to beat our shiny new site theme into submission. If there’s anything I despise more than writing ThinkScript it’s hacking dynamic HTML and CSS tags – it’s literally the bane of my existence right now.

We’re slowly getting there but as you can see I’m still having problems with the menus as everything seems to be category based only. Which is fine for the educational stuff but less so for setting up a simple page hierarchy resulting into menus and submenus. Of course everyone being MIA during the holidays has not helped me on the support side.

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Alright, I won’t be doing much on the trading front today and I expect neither will most of you. Plus I have to make a bank run in the coming hour, so I’ll only be reporting on the equities front. And on that end I’d say to basically trail your long positions and otherwise not get involved unless you enjoy playing volatile low participation stop runs. If you look at the weekly panel on the right you’ll see that we are in the middle of the same damn trading range we’ve been stuck in for over 9 months (with the exception of the early fall wipe out). The magenta line around ES 2050 lies at the center of it all and there is clearly a lot of opportunity to bang the tape in either direction. And that means keep your trails loose and frosty.

Alright – that’s all for today. If anything exciting happens I’ll chime in again tomorrow. In the interim you may see some occasional monkey business in the menu bar – just ignore it please. I’ll be spending the remainder of the week implementing various panels and sidebars as I plan on hitting the ground running in 2016. If you have any problems with the site please email me immediately – I’m around will respond within an hour or two.


About The Author
The Mole
Mole created Evil Speculator amidst the chaos of the financial crisis in early August of 2008. His vision for Evil Speculator is a refuge of reason, hands-on trading knowledge, and inspiration for traders of all ages and stripes. You can follow him and his nefarious schemes at various social media waterholes below.
  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Glad I didn’t bother posting setups today… 😉

  • mugabe

    hey mole.

    good that u turned on scalpius today!

  • Round we go

    dollar tells the story. you all ready got 2% fee increase since rate hike. you still got 18% fee increase potential for next year :)

  • Round we go

    mole while your under the hood. that green is too saturated for my snob designer aesthetic may i suggest. more an apple green.

  • ridingwaves

    this week reeks of another trading light episode, similar to light mayo or light cool whip, lite beer…(though I used to enjoy that beer)

  • CandleStickEmUpper

    Covered my nq short from last week , loss turned into profit and I’m out

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Yeah!! :-)

  • CandleStickEmUpper

    Mole, based on your profitable long ES position from last week, would you suggest entering a long on this pull back? Did you get stopped out today?

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    We barely missed an NQ short entry though – grrr…

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Yup, my trail got stopped out as well as I was trailing via the Net-Lines – see below. In short I am open to a long position but need to see a touch of the 100-hour at minimum. I can’t just BTFD here without ANY context.

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    FYI – the current formation has runner potential as things are coiling up. And volatility is dropping now which may bestow us with a bit of directional tape:

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  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Okay, let me try this one…

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Actually I love that one – thanks a lot! :-)

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    You mean the subs are looking at a 20% fee increase after the summer?

  • Round we go

    but you still have 3500 points to go 😉

    https://finviz.com/futures_charts.ashx?t=NQ&p=m1

  • ridingwaves

    The widow maker taking it out on late to cover shorts…..

    Thinking metals might see same thing…everyone is short there….timing it is a bee with itch

  • Round we go

    sir mole, so does the III mean that this is your third financial crash? I missed the dot com crash of 2000 cus I was in the thick of it working as associate producer in video game industry. funny how blind you can be when your in it. San Francisco is going through the same housing bubble as in 2000. I remember back then ( 15 yrs ago ) kids were making $13 at In and Out.

  • Round we go

    sqqq here stop above 4600 futures.

  • Kishore Kumar

    Great improvements on the site, at a phenomenal speed, by a world class programmer turned trader! Salutations to Sir Mole!

    Suggestions:

    1] As someone else also mentioned, the color scheme could be improved, especially the green in the left hand top corner.

    2] As you have a large number of postings, it may be a good idea to group the postings into Categories and then the user being able to drill down any chosen Category. Also, Category should also be able to include other Categories, as is done on Wikipedia. That would require you to assign a Category to each posting, probably looks like a lot of work but it is really not. On my website, omjai.org, all pages (over 14K) are generated automatically from database tables that are designer maintained as LibreOffice spreadsheets. So, the assignment of a page into a Category is relatively easier. I am using Tiki WIki instead of a more popular CMS like Drupal or Jhoomla because it was easier for me to automate the Page generation process using Tiki Wiki. Your Pages, though hand written, as on WIkipedia, still could use groupings into Categories, to make your site and all its content easier to navigate.

    Here is the list of CMSs:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content_management_systems

  • BKXtoZERO

    Glad I didn’t take that silver set up. I like silver too.
    Buying it here though…. USLV at 10.03

  • CandleStickEmUpper

    Thanks, looks like we might have a V day and then this morning’s drop would have been a big stop run

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    If you take a peek at the ‘current campaigns’ placeholder to your left – this is where we’ll be seeing live campaigns starting next year. Those charts will be updated every 5 minutes and thus you all will be able to follow the open campaigns as they unfold :-)

  • CandleStickEmUpper

    Hah, thats not part of my scalp strategy. Market can go to zero for all I care, it will always be there!

  • BKXtoZERO

    Pretty stinking cool Sir…….. Thank You may I have another.

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    First up thank you for the kind words. Per your comments:

    1) Already changed the green to apple as suggested below – you guys don’t like that one either?? (throws hands up)
    2) That’s exactly what’s going on – if you click on the education category you’ll get an idea of that. But there will be other panels that will allow you to drill into particular sections. Give me another week or so to get all that done.

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    The screen grab code in C# took me 20 minutes to write. This fucking HTML crap however is frustrating me to no end – grrrr….

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    BTW, I have used Drupal and Joomla before – not a big fan. I think WP now has enough intelligence built into its categories to produce various mini-sites. The theme I’m using is supposed to be doing all that stuff but maybe I’m just being an idiot…

  • ridingwaves

    hope the motherf##ker is liked….HTML

  • ridingwaves

    WordPress rocks for search…nothing better…I would consider using sub domains to increase search algos landing on one…great traffic builder

  • wandering196

    i love this

  • Round we go

    Rut update.

  • CandleStickEmUpper

    There’s the V

  • Round we go

    fading this move and will wait til close.

  • CandleStickEmUpper

    Members only perhaps?

  • BKXtoZERO

    Out of USLV stop hit….. I’d love to see signs of a bottom in metals. I have physical silver from 08 at 10$ for a long term hold. I have messed w/ paper plays but have done well to avoid the carnage in metals over 4 years just watching price rather than being a cult member no matter what.

  • Scott Phillips

    Huge innovation mate :) Having a long term track record of this stuff is going to give you a lot of legitimacy over the opposition. To my knowledge NOBODY else does this. Well done

  • mugabe

    This has been one of the least volatile years for the US stockmarket in the last 40+ years.

    https://theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/in-a-tight-range/

  • mugabe

    btw, imo, if you want to attract more users, changing the chart style is worth thinking about- not a black background, and with fewer numbers. I realise this is an old canard.

  • BKXtoZERO

    Entered DGAZ with small position 14.7. Stop 13.8

  • BobbyLow

    I think they’re a little too busy too but different strokes and all that. :)

    I used to hate a black background as well but must admit that I changed to a black background after I had cataract surgery and the glare of a light background got to me. I think what is most difficult about Mole’s color choices is that they are ALL Dark. So what I did was lighten up the lines on my BB’s and made the colors of my candles more vivid etc.

    I’m attaching a chart with my color choices but again this is all a matter of individual preference.

  • Round we go

    with oil down 3% and copper down 2% , i am holding for another day. we may get four doji this week :)

  • CandleStickEmUpper

    Well that was a shorts shake out of a day. I managed to enter a long NQ at 4590 when it crept back up from the lows and it hasn’t looked back. Ill be holding on to it for now

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    NEVER.

  • BobbyLow

    Very possible.

    BTW, it looks like forgetting that the markets were closing early on December 24th was a “brilliant” move on my part. :) I was going to close out the rest of my Crude Short so I could finish booking this win. Then I ran out of time and couldn’t do it. SCO closed up $8.35 per share today. This just goes to show that Stops are Boss and I was fortunate to not be able to over think the situation at hand.

  • mugabe

    nothing is written :)

  • CandleStickEmUpper

    The Darth Mole is of the dark side. Evil is in the site name. Black background makes sense then

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    NUNCA!!!

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III
  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    And one of the most annoying.

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Of course those numbers do not tell us anything about the ‘state’ of the market. So although I’m all about statistics I think we’re missing a bit of context to consider a prognosis of what may come next. For instance…
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  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Today’s Zero snapshot:
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  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    It’ll be out there – I’m thinking of using it with affiliates as well. I’ll also write a piece that tracks and logs those campaigns via a faux strategy which basically enters at the moment when I add the campaign manually. Perhaps I can actually move the stop around by a key command or something – that would be cool :-)

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Yes, the campaigns only show up there a few hours after the actual entry.