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Monday, August 18, 2014

I'm Still Here!

I keep getting emails asking about my plans, my past, my decisions. I am so grateful to you readers. You have made my life a joy in trading. Readers from Brazil, Russia, Argentina, Japan, Miami, Florida! ha. It's pretty incredible. 500 readers per week peek in at this blog, and that makes me so sad to think that I'm not posting here in ways that keep you coming back. I think I handled a lot of the answers in a post on my other (personal) blog:

I'm Still Here! <--Blog article.

I will no longer be trading, but I wish you all success, Traders!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Death Knell

Well, I have come to a painful decision.

In the past number of months, everything in my life has gone from bad to worse, financially. In the past two days, my home's air conditioner stopped working. (I came home to 94 degree temps in my house, with three pets with lolling tongues eying me suspiciously.) My van's air conditioning went out the same day, for the second time. And my washing machine stopped working. My computer started misbehaving, even crashed in the middle of a trade!

I don't have much of a trading fund anymore; the world has not been kind to the old broad. I owe a lot of money I can't pay, and I have many, many things that need to be replaced or repaired, all of which takes money. Oh, and I just got hit with a copay on that eye surgery of last year that I was assured was covered by Medicare. Not. I'm not a candidate for bankruptcy (I explored that very seriously). So I have decided to stop trading and use what's left of my fund to help my financial difficulties. Perhaps I will sleep better nights, paltry sum that it is.

Not sure what I'll do with this blog. I'll leave it up for others to peruse, for sure. But just not sure if I'll continue to study and share. There doesn't seem to be much point right now. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be. Shrug.

That's not to say it hasn't been one of the most enjoyable periods of my life! It wasn't trading that did me in. It was the Recession, the housing bubble breakdown, the banks and Wall Street that I, and thousands like me, can thank for their lives falling apart. Oh, and I did some dumb things too, like a reverse mortgage on a house I later couldn't sell, but had to repay. If anything happens to cure said sad situation (can you say Lotto?), then I, like Arnold Schwartenegger, will be back!

Happy trading, you maniacs. I'll miss you.