Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The doe who saved her husband's life

Sent by - Shruti Aggarwal -

Once upon a time there was a fine stag who ruled a herd of deers in a forest and it had a beautiful wife. The doe was very devoted to her husband and helped him in all matters of life.
One day, the stag was caught in the trap of a hunter and the doe was very frightened as was the stag. All the friends of the stag left him. But the doe remained steadfast next to him and waited for the hunter to come. She was very devoted to her husband. As soon as the hunter came, she fell on his knees and begged, "Sir! please make a nice bed of leaves for me and my husband and then kill me first and then my husband and you can have a nice feast."
The hunter was so amazed and surprised by her love, that he went to first free the stag before he prepared the bed of leaves, and in a split second, the stag and the doe ran after being free.
Moral: Great love can achieve anything.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Good Trading Goals: Focus on what you can control

Sent by Sumit Aggarwal

Alex at My Trader’s Journal got me thinking about objectives with his 2009 Goals blog post. In it he discusses the goals he is thinking about setting for his trading this year. He’s got one or two things he talks about fixing in his trading moving ahead, but a big part of his thinking seems to be on performance.
Performance based trading goalsI am not personally a big fan of traders making goals to achieve some given % return for the year (or any given timeframe). The simple reason for this is that whether you achieve your objective or not tends to be based on things out of your control. By that I mean for most traders the market is the biggest deciding factor in whether a given performance objective can be reached (or exceeded) than anything else. If the market just doesn’t provide the good opportunities you need, there really isn’t anything that can be done. In that case, missing the performance objective doesn’t come down to anything you could do or have done.
The exception to that general rule is traders who have short-term strategies which produce a high trade frequency. That high trade volume tends to produce a higher level of performance consistency and predictability.
Execution based trading goalsWhat I do like to see traders have is objectives based on execution of desired actions - things they can control. For most traders this often boils down to not doing something which has consistently proven detrimental to performance. Trading against the longer-term trend is an example of that. Not trading in the US afternoon might be another some forex traders would have. Or, to put them more positively, trading with the trend and trading in the more active times of the forex trading day.
The idea here is to develop consistency of trading effort and execution. If you consistently do the things you should and avoid the things you shouldn’t, then the performance will tend to follow.
It’s like I used to tell my players when I was coaching: You cannot control what other people do or what external events may impact you along the way. You can only control your own mindset and efforts, and how you react to things. Focus on that and good things will happen.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Sent by -Shruti Aggarwal

An 80 year old man was standing in his house along with his 40 year's old highly educated son. Suddenly Old man saw two crows through their window.
The Father asked his Son, "What is this?

"The Son replied "It is a crow".
After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, "What is this?
"The Son said "Father, I have just now told you "It's a crow".
After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time, "What is this?"
At this time some ex-pression of irritation was felt in the Son's tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff."It's a crow, a crow".
A little after, the Father again asked his Son t he 4th time, "What is this?"
This time the Son shouted at his Father, "Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times 'IT IS A CROW'.
Are you not able to understand this?"
A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary:-
"Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated. I rather felt affection for my innocent child".
While the little child asked him 23 times "What is this", the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times and when today the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed.
If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word; be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents.
From today say this aloud, "I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was a little child. They have always showered their selfless love on me. They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in the Society today".
Say a prayer to GOD, "I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave. When I am old, I do not want my child to repeat the words when the crow perches on my window".

Monday, June 1, 2009


Post by - Sumit Aggarwal

I dream that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. Wewalked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.

My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'ThisIs the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to GOD said in prayerare Received.

'I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so manyangels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets andscraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me, 'This is the Packaging and DeliverySection. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for areprocessed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them.

'I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels workinghard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested andwere being packaged for delivery to Earth

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at theDoor of a very small station To my great surprise, only one angel wasSeated there, idly doing nothing.

'This is the Acknowledgment Section,' My angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemedembarrassed 'How Is it that there is no work going on here?' I asked.'So sad,' the angel sighed. 'After people receive the blessings thatthey asked For, very few send back acknowledgments ..

''How does one acknowledge GOD's blessings?' I asked.

'Simple,' the angel answered. Just say, 'Thank you, GOD.

''What blessings should they acknowledge?' I asked.

'If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roofoverhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in adish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy .

''And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% inthe world who has that opportunity.'Also .......

' If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day .

''If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness ofimprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation .. You are ahead of 700 million people in the world.

''If you can attend a Place of Worship without the fear of harassment,arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than,three billion people In the world .'

'If your parents are still alive and still married are very rare ..''If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you'reunique to all those in doubt and despair.
'Ok, what now? How can I start?

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing inthat someone was thinking of you as very special and you are moreblessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read atall.
Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you want, pass thisalong to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.
CC:Acknowledge Dept.:
'Thank you GOD, for giving me the ability to sharethis message and for giving me so many wonderful people to share.