Saturday, February 7, 2009

What You Missed The Week Of February 1st, 2009

There's no getting around the fact that this week was very hard on me. For the first time in my 10 year trading career, I find myself down on the year. I'm heading out of the house for the weekend and then will return late Sunday afternoon to (hopefully) get in a surf session. Perhaps my victory Friday with the surf session will get my head straight.

Anyway, I started last week with a post about a good trade I made in FAZ. Since I got so blasted this past week, I don't think I can find any particularly good trades to highlight for this Monday's post. Instead, I'll post a bit about the negative mindset I found myself in later in the week.

Each Tuesday I've been highlighting a chapter from the trading classic Market Wizards, and this week I wrote about Bruce Kovner. Coming up this Tuesday, I'll discuss Richard Dennis.

On Wednesday I served up a history post about the trader I called "Char." Since I've had a lot of questions about these posts, let me clarify... all of these characters are based on real people but they are mainly caricatures.

On Thursday, frustrated by the influence of all the powerusers on Digg, I wrote an open letter to these powerusers, asking them what they wanted from me. Many people questioned my sudden obsession with Digg. To you I say, Thursday was a wonderful day for traffic around here.

Finally, on Friday I gave back to the Internets with a large post of links. However, I couldn't help myself when I came across this video of Jon Stewart tearing into Dick Cheney, the worst person on earth, so I had to post it.

Thanks for reading. Tomorrow I'll have my new "Sunday Space" post up.


Anonymous said...

Well if this is the first time in 10 years you have been down for the year, you should not be too hard on yourself then. Thats a great track record.

Dinosaur Trader said...

Thanks, Anon...

It's sometimes hard to look at things from that perspective, but it's useful.