Saturday, December 31, 2011

Let us do it. Again.

So the year is coming to an end in Rio de Janeiro while in other parts of the globe the 00:00 of 1st Jan 2012 has already ticked.

I'd like to write a few short messages here to all of you who stopped by and used some of your precious time to read what I had to say.

First of all, be passionate about the things you pick to do in life. That is the only way you will be able to cope with all the bad moments we go through. If you have no passion in what you do it does makes sense to give up and try something else. Sane men do this all the time. It makes sense to me.

Second, work hard and dedicate yourself to what you choose to do. Do it properly. Be honest when you fail. Don't blame others.

Third, if you indeed fail. Simply analyze what went wrong, get up and move on. Try again. Harder. Use what you learned.

Fourth, find time to take care of yourself physically and mentally. That is the only way to cope with long hours, failures and also success.

5th: On the way to success don't forget to bring your family and friends along. They'll be some of your pillars for when you fail. And you will fail every once in a while.

Be sincere to your values and enjoy the ride.
I can feel already that 2012 will be an explosive year. It'll be nirvana. Pleasure. Success and health. Fun and more fun.

Let's do it. Again.
The Intrigued Trader

*Disclaimer: charts and data are presented as I receive/see them. Sources are usually not checked for validation and my own calculations are of 'back of the envelope'-type. I am aware that some math that I do myself might be wrong and/or misleading to some extent. In financial markets the rate of change of economic data is often more important than the actual level and the perception of 'what is priced in' is more important than 'what is actually going to happen'. This is actually the way people pick entry and exit points. So... yes, sometimes you might say 'This guy is an idiot, this is way wrong!' with a high conviction, being right. Not to worry. Markets are made of expectations and the clash of conviction between its participants. Portfolio managers know that being an idiot is sometimes profitable and being smart is often a bad choice. It is all reality, sometimes good, sometimes bad. By the way: corrections to my analysis and intelligent debate is welcome. theintriguedtrader AT gmail do com