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A Frank Diary


Purging is good for the soul...


Dear Diary,

Here I sit, broken hearted,
My bearish bro's have just departed.
They tried them down but with no luck
And now I'm swimming deep in muck.

I know if I capitulate
The buy side bulls will then abate
But how can I just sit and take
What is, for now, a stock mistake?

The tone is good, the screen is green
The breadth and tenor are pristine.
But isn't this THE time to care
If we sell hope and buy despair?

I think it is, despite the fright
And making sales will soon seem right.
If you don't know where to begin
Just remember discipline.

I cannot urge you what to do
For you are you and I am Boo
But I know this, and I will tell
When fades are tough, it's time to sell.

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