trading

it’s been quite a wh­ile since i last wro­te about my trading tests. it was in sept­ember last year when i promised to write as soon as there are some news. well, testing mathematic­al formulas in real time trading, be it virtual or real money, is a long process bef­ore coming to definite concl­usions. i had quite a success in making money with virtual currencies, but in fi­nding an investor who would trade real money with my as­sistance hasn’t been a success at all. investors want to know too much, while i need to keep some parts of my mathematical strategy to myself, to be part of the deal and not casted away. it’s not easy to find a compromise between proving the point without a shadow of a doubt and keeping some trade secrets.

before co­ming to conclusion that my formulas do work, it wasn’t witho­ut hurdles. the test­ing accounts which i mentioned in my pre­vious posts on tradi­ng became inaccessib­le few months ago. in fact three of my android devices crash­ed irreparably (all of them during a few weeks period, one aft­er another), thus i bought three new and­roid devices to make sure i will be able to continue working on my projects. but i did not succeed to ac­cess the previous te­sting accounts anymo­re regardless the ac­cess codes were nice­ly backed up. neither it was possible to recover/reset the accounts because the metatrader4 and metatrader5 demo accounts do not have an email or a phone registratio­n.

never mind, i didn’t waste time and open­ed new testing (demo) accounts. after mak­ing some profit and continuing the tests to increase the pro­fit i lost access to these accounts as well. then i decided not to keep any demo accounts on trading — as soon as i arrived to a reasonably positive balance, making betw­een 1% to 5% profit (in average it took only couple of weeks of trading time while maki­ng tens of trades a day), i deleted the accounts and opened new ones. like this i continued and am continuing my tests now. so far there has been over 20 differ­ent demo accounts wh­ere i made profit, only one of the test accounts is open right now to continue till i will arrive at posit­ive balance.

apart of forex curre­ncies i also began test-trading gold and silver. so far i ha­ve a success, but fr­om my earlier studies about stock market i remember that tra­ding precious metals brings on heavy tax­es, thus i’m trading gold and silver just from mathematical curiosity. my math works with the same success on tra­ding gold and silver.. even better than i expected.. but at this time it’s early to be confident about trading precious met­als because i began trading these very recently. in fact my formulas should work the same on trading anything on stock market when there’s sufficient volatility.

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surprise surprise.. or is it?

well, i finally have uploaded all of the planned stories (so far) to the YE podcast but not without an interesting development. the second sound file from the video story “after the army” (part 2 of 4) had disappeared from my device’s internal memory and i had to copy it from backup files. the video story has been on the YE youtube page most popular (among the stories of my life) — i talk there about the corruption i met back in my country (now part of europe) and the reasons i escaped from there.

well, i mentioned in one of my books and perhaps also on my blogs somewhere, that couple of years ago when i made many calls to different countries around the world on the same day, to my friends, just to use up my international calling credit, i got an incoming call from a north american number. it turned out to be from interpol — they asked me what was going on, that why was i making so many calls. to my response of having many friends i got warned to watch out. in the light of that surveillance happening to me i’m not actually surprised why the above mentioned file disappeared from my tablet’s memory. it’s nice to know though that someone cares about me so much.

my podcast stories up

with a bit of thinking and further tries i was finally able to upload the sound files to my YE podcast. the technical problem was (and still is) that the files are not possible to download from the sd card, only from the internal memory. anyway, some of my stories are up now — these are from my videos which i shot several months ago and posted on youtube, so if you want to see me telling the stories instead of just listening the audio then you can view the videos on my YE youtube page.. http://youtube.com/c/YouthExtension

as of the YE podcast here’s the link to my YE “show”.. https://castbox.fm/va/2191910

the link should forward automaticallly to the castbox app after going first to web browser, or if you don’t have an app then to the download option of the app. in case if the link isn’t working, or if you don’t want to install the app, then just go to the https://castbox.fm page and search for “youthextension” (one word) — there you can see my podcast and access my uploaded files to listen.

in the app you can boost the volume of the file and slow down / speed up the playback.

a solution to the podcast issue

perhaps there are currently some technical changes going on with the castbox.fm service.. while verifying my previous wordpress post i discovered that the links to my podcast give errors in all my android devices now.. yesterday the links worked on some devices at least. if fact the castbox description/help info tells that the service is in development and some new options are coming soon, thus lets just wait till the bugs get fixed.

so far you can find my podcast by going to https://castbox.fm and typing into the search the keyword “youthextension” (make sure the words are together). the same you can do on their app.

my podcast on castbox

i’m continuing to test the castbox platform ( castbox.fm ) for my “show” as they call it there, my podcast. i wasn’t able to upload sound files, only to record directly with my android device.. some technical issues on uploading pre-recorded sound files. i haven’t given up and wrote to customer service.. now waiting for reply. i like the castbox platform, regardless of the trouble, because it has an option of an on-screen widget to listen podcasts and you don’t need to install an app or subscribe — this is important — i don’t want to force anyone to go through the hassle of subscribtion to a service or installing an app they may not want to install. with castbox you can listen directly on their webpage.

my YE podcast..

https://castbox.fm/c­hannel/youthextension’s-Show-id2191910
https://castbox.fm/c­hannel/youthextension’s-Show-id2191910?co­untry=us

during the tests the web version podcast worked on two of my android devices, only the samsung tab s5e tablet has not allowed it (in fact not the tablet itself but the browsers on the tablet), for some reason the link forwards to an error page of the castbox website. there’s nothing i can do about it if this happens on your device.. in that case you will need to install the castbox app but you don’t need to subscribe.

an opinion about blogging..

i’m still quite busy with my new work, and with learning new things for my work, having just enough time to catch up with world news and to rest a bit as well. meanwhile i’ve been receiving quite an annoying amount of promotion mails from wordpress and i see that my wordpress blog is so full of ads that one can hardly see the content posted by me. come on, to have ads before and after each post is too much.

to remove the annoying ads i should pay for the service wordpress provides, which is normal, but here’s my take on it: as not a professional full time blogger i see no return on the investment. i’ve been having several websites for around fifteen years and spent literally tens of thousands of euros for domains, website service providers etc., plus i spent years on building and updating the sites with my content. then i tried several free social platforms as a new phenomenon and kept my expenses low with paying only for domain names. the result: last year i decided to give away all my books for free as nobody paid for a full version, only free versions were ever downloaded regardless the fact that the “advanced handwriting cryptography” search on google showed my books on top of the first search page.. my method of handwriting cryptography is still the strongest there is in the world but who cares — the topic is too specific it seems, to have any larger interest. my books on other topics are perhaps just too hard to promote with so much competition out there. about sponsors: the only sponsors i ever had were my friends who know me from real life. thus, it’s been fun and exciting to work on the online projects wishing to gain more time for writing new books, but the reality proved the idea wrong — i must work double — i need to have a job that gives me income and to work for online content, while the project of writing new books is by now abandoned. that must change. the blogging hasn’t provided me with a single cent of income (apart from a small ‘symbolic’ support from friends), thus spending more money and lots of time on it is out of question. that’s the result of my reality check.

what else, to keep complaining.. my few years old tablet and recently bought smartphone crashed irreparably during the last month, so i got a new one, one of the very latest and a powerful model, but the wordpress app is crashing on it immediately after opening. i must use the web browser to post.

thus, to take it all together and thinking about my time well spent, i’m just not seeing any benefits in blogging. i may continue posting from time to time but honestly i must concentrate on activities that are more efficient in every sense. i’m happy enough with my life that i don’t need to show it all to the world.

have a good one everyone who followed me and keeps following, you never know, one day i may have nothing to do and will continue posting on the blog.

documentary crisis.

yesterday i searched online for new documentaries in different languages for an hour, with no success. all supposedly new documentaries are only old ones reposted again, or are on some useless topic, for me anyway. i did succeed to find four documentaries and downloaded them but all of them turned out to be a total crap — wishful thinking, stories without evidence and so on, presenting themselves as documentaries. too bad. aren’t there really people out there anymore, in the entire world, who keep making real documentaries on truly educational topics, or all of them are now being blocked by big brother to keep the level of understanding of people on very basic level. what’s happening is the question to answer now.