Foo Fighters gettin’ old…. RUN!!

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10 Minutes a Day…of Gratitude!

A recent trip through my Netflix menu uncovered a documentary on Tony Robbins called “I am Not Your Guru.”  You can learn more about it here or go straight to Netflix and watch.  I highly recommend it and now remember why I have always had an interest in Tony and his ability to coach and change so many lives.

Here’s something simple that I think could help anyone change the way they approach the day.  Be grateful and more mindful and your day could be a whole lot different!  Hope so.

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Motivational Video

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Current Holdings

I’m going to try to document on a consistent basis what my holdings are to see how things turned out. P&L will show that, I know, but this may provide a more visual way to “see” what I am doing. Comments always welcome!

Position Statement for (ALL ACCOUNTS) on 8/24/16 08:08:27

VERTICAL (Beta Weight to ‘SPY’)
Instrument
SHAK          SHAKE SHACK INC COM
VERTICAL
100 21 OCT 16 35 CALL
100 21 OCT 16 37.5 CALL (SHORT)

Equities and Equity Options (using Beta Weighing on ‘SPY’)
Instrument
SLV               ISHARE SILVER TRUST
STOCK

BLCM           BELLICUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC COM
STOCK

DNR              DENBURY RESOURCES INC. COM
STOCK

EBIO              ELEVEN BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC COM
STOCK

ECA               ENCANA CORPORATION COM
STOCK

ERX               DIREXION SHARES TRUST ENERGY BULL 3X SHARES
STOCK
100 20 JAN 17 30 CALL
100 16 SEP 16 29 PUT (SHORT)

EXEL             EXELIXIS INC COM
STOCK

IDAH             IDAHO NORTH RESOURCES CORP COM
STOCK

LC                   LENDINGCLUB CORP COM
100 20 JAN 17 3.5 CALL

RIG                 TRANSOCEAN LTD ORD
STOCK

SN                   SANCHEZ ENERGY CORP COM
STOCK

TGT                 TARGET CORP COM
100 (Weeklys) 23 SEP 16 72 PUT (SHORT)
100 16 SEP 16 72.5 CALL (SHORT)

UNG                UNITED STATES NAT GAS FUND ETF
STOCK

USO                 UNITED STATES OIL FUND LP EXCHANGE-TRADED FUND
STOCK

VALE               VALE S.A. ADR
STOCK

VBLT               VASCULAR BIOGENICS LTD ORD
STOCK

WPX                WPX ENERGY INC COM
STOCK

XLE                 SELECT SECTOR SPDR TRUST ENERGY SELECT INDEX
100 16 DEC 16 69 CALL

YRCW             YRC WORLDWIDE INC COM
STOCK
100 16 SEP 16 12.5 CALL (SHORT)

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Inspiration

I’ve always loved Tony Robbins and his ability to communicate passionately. Pain is the prerequisite to change.

If you have Netflix, take some time to view this great documentary. Awesome stuff.

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Do What the 90-95% of Losing Traders Don’t Do: Develop an Intuitive Edge Through Focused Observation

This article, which examined 70M+ trades, emphasizes the importance of keeping your losers small and your winners big. The concept is simple enough, yet the vast majority of traders fail at trading…

Source: Do What the 90-95% of Losing Traders Don’t Do: Develop an Intuitive Edge Through Focused Observation

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Bad Man’s Song

I forget sometimes how good Tears For Fears was.  Heard this for the first time in decades but DAMN is this a great tune.  Enjoy!!

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Jump

Don Miller recently shared this with the Twitter-verse and I loved it.  So, I thought I’d share and keep as a reminder.

The premise – to live life with more passion and urgency and meaning – means a lot more than words.  The only way to change things for the better is to take the risk and try to do so.  Otherwise, the next thing you know you are 50 and have nothing to live for except hopefully getting to 65…… when you can “retire.”

I hope you can get something from it and encourage you to take some action if possible.

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A Tribute to My Mom – Phyllis Elaine (Woodruff) Jager

October is usually a fun month for us, typically full of birthdays, anniversary, Halloween, etc.  But this year we also lost my mom, Phyllis Jager, and life is now forever different.

Her 72nd birthday was on October 8, and on October 14th she crossed over to the next life, wherever that may be.  She lived with a disease called Lupus for over 20 years, which is a disease that “tricks” your immune system into not fighting other ailments essentially.

Mom courageously lived with Lupus for so long and battled the fear of knowing that a simple cold could end her life, as crazy as that sounds.  And finally in June of this year she learned that signs of lymphoma were present.

I can’t imagine knowing what she knew and knowing the “end” was near.  But yet she kept a very brave face, tried to come back and tried to keep fighting.  I never saw her cry or heard her cry, but I know it hurt.  In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if she was even a bit pissed off that this was coming.  Some choice words were surely spoken, even if only in her head.

And that’s who she was – a nurse, a care giver, a mom, a wife and a hell of a fighter.  Toughest person I will ever know and funnier than hell too.

I will miss being able to call her and tell her how the kids are doing and how fun/bad/sad the day was.  But I will continue to consult her on those things that only MOM knows the answer to, even if it’s now only going to be in spirit.

She lives on in us and with us and I can’t think of anything more important than to live each day in her honor and believe that she is watching, taking “care” of us in some little way.

I love you mom.  Forever!

If you are ever so inclined, you can donate to the Lupus Foundation of America here.

God Bless!!

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Jason Day’s Story

Cool story about one the games best today.  Persevere, hang in there and never say die….

It’s a reminder to myself as much as it is to anyone reading.

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