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Friday, December 4, 2009

2009 Winds Down (VIDEO)

"A name is better than good oil, and the day of death than the day of one’s being born. Better is it to go to the house of mourning than to go to the banquet house, because that is the end of all mankind; and the one alive should take [it] to his heart." - Ecclesiastes 7:1,2; The Bible

2009 is winding down . . .

And it's been a wild ride thus far. A carry trade that is now obvious, but few saw coming. Great trading returns. On the investing route? Clawing our way back, DRIP'ing all the way.

But when I think of 2009? I don't reflect upon the returns with investing or trading. I think of the people of 2009. Kind, compassionate people. People who gave of themselves. People that most have never heard of, but we are much more poor for not having them among us any longer ...

(Video Included. If you're seeing this entry elsewhere and cannot see the Video? Click here to view the entry ...)

You know, in that video, I talked about Wayne. And Edna. And Dorthy.

I think that it is important to remember that one day? People will be talking about all of us in that context. That's not a morbid thought. It's something that can help us to improve ourselves as individuals, for the very short time that we are on this planet Earth ...

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Note: This is not an investment or trading recommendation. The losses in trading can be very real, and depending on the investment vehicle, can exceed your initial investment. I am not a licensed trading or investment adviser, or financial planner. But I do have over 13 years of experience in trading and investing in these markets. The Challenge accounts are run for the education of other traders who should make their own decisions based off their own research, and tolerance for risk.

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