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Root Canal Time

by The MoleFebruary 20, 2019

I’m going to be out of commission today as I just came back from getting a root canal. If you’ve been visiting lately then you are aware that I have been dealing with an infected dental nerve for the past two months. Turns out one of my older crowns somehow had failed and over time a ton of caries had developed underneath. Yikes!

My dentist is pretty conservative and after cleaning out the tooth we tried to save the nerve for the past month or so. Unfortunately it kept getting infected whilst giving me almost constant pain. Even the mighty market mole can only take so much, so a root canal was our last resort.

I’m okay but don’t really am in the right mind/spirit to talk markets right now – I hope you understand. I expect to be back on deck again tomorrow morning, hopefully [relatively] pain free and back to my old shenanigans 😉


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  • Jason13

    Of course….get well first.

  • Ronebadger

    See you on the other side, Mole…

  • zzezzezz

    Get well, sir!

  • Jason13

    Seeing a cycle low and long opportunity in Wheat now….medium to longer term trade.

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Thank you. Just did a bit of meditation. Feeling okay but still numb.

  • zzezzezz
  • mSquare

    I know each one is different, but I had a similar situation and after trying to ‘save the tooth’ for a couple years under an older root canal from decades ago that was failing!

    Finally it got worse and we did an implant before it was too late to do one. Maybe you want to ask that question – when will it be ‘too late’ for an implant to have good chance of being successful? Repeated attempts to save the old root-canal could be the ‘risky trade’ you may be unknowingly making – one that causes you pain and pain to your wallet…

  • Yoda
  • Mark Shinnick

    Bears otta-be wondering right now ….market doing its job to confound and confuse.

  • BobbyLow

    Absolutely.

    This is the main reason why I try to go with the flow of price within the time frame that I’m trading. When direction gets into foggy periods which it often does, I’ll usually stick with the previous confirmed direction. When I let market confusion and obfuscation take over and start guessing I lose.

  • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEx52bnnbLmh2dnV_Vyq1ErXT79LSU6pT xenoson

    See the rising wedge on NDX. Yesterday they made it into the close. Now, or it’s gone bears.

  • Mark Shinnick

    sqqq down 50% since dec.

  • BobbyLow

    Yes. I think wheat can be a decent spec on the long side from early spring through summer. There can be a lot of volatility during the prime growing season with things like not enough rain, too much rain, etc. But ZW getting back to the high 500’s is possible. OTOH, it has lost about 10% in the past few days (don’t know what’s going on there) and it’s hard to judge where the bottom is so it could be a bumpy ride for awhile.

  • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEx52bnnbLmh2dnV_Vyq1ErXT79LSU6pT xenoson

    Wedge is feb

  • Jason13

    Yes, this drop is the reason why I’m paying attention. And based on our conversation yesterday regarding Soybeans, I’ve decided to put more energy into tracking Wheat.

  • Darkthirty

    Good thing you’re a warrior. Smile, you’re gonna take a beating!

  • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEx52bnnbLmh2dnV_Vyq1ErXT79LSU6pT xenoson

    they saved the hourly close

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Overthinking market direction is the gift that keeps on giving for market makers playing the swings.

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Damn – it’s four hours later and the novocaine still hasn’t completely worn off. They must have jammed a lot of it in there!

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    You misunderstood. There wasn’t a root canal yet – only a crown. The root canal on this tooth is new.

  • BobbyLow

    I’m not a dentist but I’ve had a few root canals and although they are not fun, you should be OK now. The nerve where the pain was coming from is no longer there so when the novocaine finally wears off your discomfort (hopefully) should be minor and not long lasting.

  • Jason13

    Good call on oil by the way, Bobby. Nice trade.

  • Yoda

    if not, then he should switch to Mezcal and throw a party

  • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEx52bnnbLmh2dnV_Vyq1ErXT79LSU6pT xenoson

    And pulled back to vwap.
    Doesn’t look too promising to turn the day around.

  • Jason13

    Started positions on Wheat. Looking for a long wick on today’s candle.

  • BobbyLow

    Thanks Jason

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    It’s rapidly coming back now. Yes, this is not my first time around the block. I may be the mighty market mole but was cursed with very soft high maintenance teeth.

  • HD

    GM Mole and all. Equities Market sucks!

    AZ has biggest winter storm in 10 years about to hit and we have a rifle javelina tag starting Friday. Classic man vs nature.
    Can’t wait.

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    Chief Thinking of you
    JULIE

  • BobbyLow

    LOL

    Speaking of dentists, my first experience with a dentist was when a dentist was sent to my grammar school. This was during the early 50’s (yes I’m ancient 🙂 ). Anyhow, I’m sure that I’m exaggerating a little but my memory of this experience was the dentist using a drill that had a speed of only a little faster than a hand drill. I don’t remember him using any novacaine either. After I became an adult I couldn’t even go for a cleaning without having a little nitrous oxide aka “good shit”. It wasn’t until I was in my 40’s before I was able to eliminate most of my fear of going to a dentist.

  • evilasevildoes

    ow

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    Jason Nice move in $PLAT Nice trade
    JULIE

  • evilasevildoes

    europe using stem cells for teeth

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Psssst!!! Your husband may be reading this!

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Not MY sadistic dentist. Yeah that stuff is coming tho and I’ll be first in line when it happens.

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    LOL – this sounds medieval – you ARE old mate!!

  • Jason13

    thanks Julie

  • ridingwaves

    Is it safe?
    m.youtube.com/watch?v=kzw1_2b-I7A

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    The signal range on the Zero is pretty small, but let’s keep an eye on this:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/84ce5780d6b41b10fe811c8f0f5d2e30bd033f419b489c8f1606e269f2ea6482.png

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    SPX Holding 2775 crucial IMO
    JULIE

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    HD What caliber do you use on javelina?
    JULIE

  • Jason13

    Agreed.

  • Jason13

    Yes it’s small and can change at a moment’s notice, I assume. Watching closely

  • Jason13

    Pundits are calling for all time highs…take it for what its worth…possibly nothing,lol

  • BKXtoZERO

    TVIX…. Every day is Root Canal Day Sir! he he he…… I have a 3R
    sized position from 33-34 recent area, down a bit as usual but holding.
    Looking to buy a bunch on any post FED pop. If they win and keep
    pressure then I am out and done w/ TVIX for a while. I have back peddled
    down the field like Deione Sanders covering Jerry Rice with no pay out.

  • HD

    I use a 420 grain arrow but my buddy is using a 300 win mag for this hunt. 🙂

  • BobbyLow

    I hope I’m not understanding this trade correctly. Did you hold a losing position beyond a 1R Loss? If so why?

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    $SPX A battle at approx 2775 Getting ready to add to short below lower trend lines and cloud 10 min chart JULIE https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f8190a837b296a3b22f9c55eb7698d6c0bd1ed387ff93fba914fbe2b0cf7424.png

  • HD

    Looking left- There’s 3 months of supply at 2800. Can’t believe they let them out.

  • BKXtoZERO

    No, but a string of small stop outs start adding up,

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    HD A 300 Win Mag will knock them into New Mexico. My husband shoots a 300 Win Mag for deer elk.and antelope I use a 270 Win in rifle season
    JULIE

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    SPX 2775 A stick save Unreal ! The wait continues
    JULIE

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    HD We have a Vortex 1800 range finder … Nice !
    JULIE

  • Jason13
  • BobbyLow

    Got it.

    I think most if not all systems are capable of 3 or more losses in a row so this might be a normal thing happening. When I go into a slump like this I’ll usually lower my position size to help get through it.

  • Jason13

    Not mine btw..

  • Jason13

    Buying has picked up again on Zero

  • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEx52bnnbLmh2dnV_Vyq1ErXT79LSU6pT xenoson

    NQ testing, day mid, 1st h low and broken wedge from below. Looking the weakest of all.

  • Jason13
  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    Jason Similar to Plat i.e. base
    JULIE

  • Jason13

    Yes, it does play a little differently though. May be a short play here but I’m not touching it.

  • HD

    Very nice. I have the 1500.

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    Filling the gap but looks impulsive off the double bottom IMO a pullback would be an entry
    JULIE

  • Jason13

    Could be. We’ll watch.

  • Jason13

    Hey did you hear a bunch of Montanans want to be Canadian?(petition to sell Montana to Canada)…lol…I could teach you the Canuck life Julie. We’d be compatriots.

  • ridingwaves
  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    The 270 Win I use sighted in bullseye 200 yds. Can hit any kill zone 310 yards I love shooting s much as husband. Favorite rifle I use is Ruger 10/22 Have the 25 clip magazine for it A lot of fun HD
    JULIE

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    I would like to see a SH first as the ongoing move still looks incomplete. BUT yes – handsome looking chart 🙂

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    Jason over 10,000 signatures so far. It’s possible Montana will attempt to secede . Umbelievable Jason. The Feds will come down hard stated they will send the Army into Montana.The U.S. is defended by Montana as the ICBM missiles are in Montana.You never know.
    JULIE

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    Jason If Montana is annexed by Canada …. Every Montanan that has a mortgage will stop making payments … Stop payments on cars ; trucks ; boats Everything .. Too Much Jason. Free health care too ! We may sign the petition LOL!
    JULIE

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/sharondsessions/ Sharon

    looks like the uptrend is running out of gas

  • BKXtoZERO

    Trying TVIX 31.7 intraday

  • Mark Shinnick

    the movie never ends…

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    I think that tape is worse than my root canal today! LOL

  • Mark Shinnick

    Pretty legitimate ranging today…suppose a number of sell models getting into play.

  • Jason13

    Hear, Hear…that was nutty

  • Jason13

    Step over to the dark side..lol

  • BKXtoZERO

    Out TVIX flat….getting boring!

  • Mark Shinnick

    Damm good slug-out going on….love this sort of violence, love this forum.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/sharondsessions/ Sharon

    wouldn’t that be illegal Surely the USA would stop that.

  • Jason13

    Bonds selling..for how long?

  • BobbyLow

    /CLH19 March rolling over to /CLJ19 April Tonight. This might “splain” the big spike earlier today. I changed my chart over to “J” and current MOMO still is looking upward until price begins to tell a different story.

  • Jason13

    Sharon, the story is so the US gov’t can reduce its 22T deficit. We can’t afford you anyway….Montana is too rich a call girl to pimp out. She is hot though…LOL!

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    Jason I have an eye on bonds too $TNX chart pattern a descending triangle
    JULIE

  • HD

    Very cool Julie. Not many women enjoy it. Kudos. The last javelina I shot with a rifle was at 550 yards. 300 win mag. I get really geeky about ballistics.

  • BobbyLow

    This whole thing began as a joke and even though the on-line signatures are real, it’s still a joke LOL.

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    The U.S.Fed Govt will preclude all attempts for Montana secession. The ICBM missiles are in Montana. Montana defends the entire U.S.Almost no one knows this or forgets the strategic importance The missiles are in what’s called the Montana highline near Great Falls and East across the state buried underground in silos and controlled by NORAD and Malmstrom AFB (Great Falls MT)
    JULIE

  • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEx52bnnbLmh2dnV_Vyq1ErXT79LSU6pT xenoson

    buyers still there painting Vs

  • Mark Shinnick

    Bloodbath going on out there….rock’em-sock’em robots 🙂

  • ridingwaves

    What about the 3R at 33-4 per comment below

    Did u sell out completely

  • BobbyLow

    I believe this whole thing is a joke Julie.

    The orginal declaration told Canada that Montana had great beavers to entice them to take the state over and pay a $Trillion Dollars for it. 🙂

  • BKXtoZERO

    Each time I sell the oldest lot goes first automatically. So I usually plan on taking the loss anyway so it forces me to take the loss. So holding 3R from today entry but slow death by dings. No intraday give to get me going. Above 2810 to new highs

  • Mark Shinnick

    Simple problem is the breaking of volatility supports since Dec. Really…what a nice place for some bear capitulation.

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    I know it is BL .. We think it’s hilarious.You would not believe the discussions by everyone.here. There are people at work that have signed the petition. It’s hilarious !
    JULIE

  • BKXtoZERO

    Tell me about it

  • BobbyLow

    LOL

    I read that people from other states wanted to join in too.

  • http://www.captainboom.com/ captainboom

    I would move to Montana for great beaver 😉

  • Mark Shinnick

    At least we have a place here where the energy I think is going to become very high. Might even be your shot for some svxy.

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    Mountain beaver or plains beaver ? LOL!
    JULIE

  • BKXtoZERO

    well below Nov/Dec lows rt now, working on Oct level complacency, below that is comotose

  • ridingwaves

    Those Canadiens are eager beavers aay!

  • ridingwaves

    Thanks for chuckle but so would i

  • HD

    Putin threatens US targets with “ weapons” and the Mueller report could conclude next week? Coincidence? I think not! Possible market mover next week.

    Have a good one. I’m waiting for some news or round numbers.

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    HD Two stick saves today approx 2775 support 2784 tough resistance i.e. confirmed close above
    JULIE

  • HD

    Haven’t seen much tuff R in this rally.

  • BKXtoZERO

    That is BULLISH! we will have to rebuild the country

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    HD IMO there going to have to gap it up tomorrow and if gaped up could be sold into 2800 going to be extremely tough esp. with SPY declining volume since December 26
    JULIE

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    WHAT Montana secession? Did they give me too much novocaine at the dentist and I woke up a year later?

    Seriously now guys – IGNORE THE NEWS!!! It’s completely devolved into nothing but clickbait at this point. Seriously, I can barely look at the news these days without rolling my eyes.

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Mountain beavers of course!

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    Chief it’s a joke and has no bearing on market. It’s hilarious
    JULIE

  • http://www.captainboom.com/ captainboom

    I’m not picky. I like all beaver 😉

  • Julie 35 – 25 – 36

    Albino beaver ! LOL!
    JULIE

  • BobbyLow

    Currently working on plan to trade Gold again by charting $BCOMGC and trading 2X UGL/GLL. This will be Gold Trading Plan #5,372. The preceding plans have not worked very well. 🙂

    I’m too late for the recent move upward and will wait for weakness to grab a little short.

  • ridingwaves

    The Mueller report is a nothingburger on the other hand if Dennis Rodman is found with kim jong dongs wife, it could get ugly

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    VIXEN has been f…ing killing it in the past two weeks. Just closed out another four winners 🙂

  • HD

    Ha.

  • BKXtoZERO

    Aaarg!

  • mSquare

    SMH – Shorting it via puts
    http://schrts.co/AQvHBrAK

    Also taking profits in some of US Small-cap funds bought during carnage of late Dec. 15%+ in this short time is too much to leave on the table…

  • ridingwaves

    I was trying to figure out why you’re even playing with tvix after mole said vixen had re-engaged a couple weeks ago

    Never bet against Vixens

  • Jason13

    It’s very telling how stable treasuries have been despite all the shenanigans. I’m still long ZB and still in the green. When this thing takes off…look out.

  • BKXtoZERO

    I look at SP levels of resistance but I look at them for false breakouts. Many times when it looked like the path was clear…..it wasn’t. This is the last area to try playing though.

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Beats me but I welcome him to the other side of my trades. He could always sign up you know… (hint hint). VIXEN has nailed like 6 or 7 consecutive winners in the past week – mostly on all four symbols.

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Nice. I’m coveting a good entry in the bonds. You remember I was at the dentist last week and missed a setup I had been waiting for over a week. ^@(^!%

  • https://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III
  • Jason13

    You pegged it nicely…its looking good here for a re-entry.

  • Darkthirty

    I do gong baths on the equinoxes and solstices.

  • BKXtoZERO

    I wish I could short TVIX.. believe me… how easy could that be intraday? No good leveraged retail tools for long intraday that pay anything unless you are already in on a gap up.

  • Yoda

    Shaved I prefer