The Trading Tribe
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workshops and seminars.


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General Ground Rules


FAQ does not endorse people or commercial products,

or trade commercial links,

or offer specific trading advice,

or recommend specific trading system parameters,

or post trader performance,

or make predictions,

or tell people what they should do

or make up reasons for things

or judge right or wrong

or answer "why" questions

or publish the identity of contributors

or reveal personal information.

Item Revisions

If you wish to edit or remove an item on FAQ,

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and specify how you wish to revise the item.




Ground Rules

About Using the Trading Tribe Name,

the TT Logo and Materials

Relating to this Site


Free Non-Commercial Use


Anyone may assemble and conduct meetings to discuss,

teach and use anything on the Trading Tribe Site - as long as it is

(1) not-for-profit,

(2) absolutely free to participants,

(3) at the risk of the presenters and participants.


For permission to use clips, contact the owners,

per the clip credit lines.


You may reprint materials  if

(1) you run a non-commercial site and

(2) you credit and

(3) note the material is (c) Ed Seykota

and that further reprinting requires Ed's permission, in writing.

Trade Marks and Terms of Art


The Trading Tribe, Trading Tribe Logo,

and The Trading Tribe Process (TTP)

belong to Ed Seykota.


Terms of Art such as Fred, CM, Sender, Receiver,

Grumpy Judge, Happy Judge, Hardball Process, Right-Livelihood Process,
Rocks Process, Heart Rock and Rock Donor

normally appear as part of the Trading Tribe Process. 


The Trading Tribe FAQ site has copyright (c) Ed Seykota, 2003 - 2014.


Permissions and Certifications for Commercial Use


To operate a business and/or receive money

from the Work of The Trading Tribe,

or to use, reprint or publish materials and concepts from the FAQ site,

you may apply for:  Reprint Permission.

Commercial sites may
mention the material

 and post a URL to


To copy and re-print materials commercially,

write FAQ about licensing the materials.


In any event, you may not imply any kind of endorsement

without express permission, from Ed, in writing.


To use a clip appearing in FAQ, for commercial purposes,

apply for permission from the source, per the clip credit line.




From time to time, in response to demand,

Ed delivers TTP Workshops.


Workshops usually begin on a Friday evening

and end the following Sunday morning.


  If you want to have a Workshop in your area,

contact Ed by email

and provide a telephone number.




Ed's ultimate intention for The Trading Tribe and for TTP

includes encouraging people to experience it,

and then for it to disappear as another passing AHA.




Private Consulting


Ed occasionally accepts clients for private consulting.

Private clients may elect to keep questions and answers private,

so as not to appear on FAQ.