Where Have I Been?

It’s been a while; a little over two weeks in fact since my last blog post.  

My last trade was 18 days ago and today was the first time I opened up a chart since then.  

Am I quitting? Has the forex market taken its’ toll on me?

No and no.

I started a new job about two months ago and it has been so draining mentally and physically that I just haven’t had anything left for forex.  Trading forex has since fallen to the bottom of my priority list next to watering my cactus.  The unfortunate thing is that I took this new job because I thought it would give me more time to concentrate on forex.   

I feel like my added responsibilities are started to loosen a bit though as I become more acclimated to my new full-time job.  The fact that I’m finally posting something on my blog for the first time in two weeks may be evidence.   

The question will be whether I jump head first back into trading forex or ease my way back in.  Either way, I’ll probably wait until May 1st for psychological reasons.  I’m up 2% for the month and I’d rather not threaten this by trading hastily before month end.  

Stay tuned.  I’ll be back soon.  Hope everyone else is still chugging along making progress and money. 

Comments

14 Responses to “Where Have I Been?”

  1. Forex Trader on May 6th, 2008 9:32 pm

    sorry to see it appears you’re packing it in.

  2. Rich on May 6th, 2008 11:31 pm

    May seem that way but not true. Not packing it in. I’ve been through far rougher patches before (ie: divorce). This is a bump.

  3. Rich on May 6th, 2008 11:49 pm

    Brian, I wasn’t thrilled with Amibroker… I had issues importing a lot of data… the database would crawl during the inserts. I gave up after a while.

    [quote=Another Brian]Welcome back. I can relate, even with an old job, things come up. Is life busier now than when our parents were growing up?
    Q: Did you once say that you used Amibroker to backtest? Did you find that it worked out OK for forex? I’m finding some quirks with it, like where you place the equity(1) command.[/quote]

  4. Another Brian on April 29th, 2008 9:02 pm

    Welcome back. I can relate, even with an old job, things come up. Is life busier now than when our parents were growing up?
    Q: Did you once say that you used Amibroker to backtest? Did you find that it worked out OK for forex? I’m finding some quirks with it, like where you place the equity(1) command.

  5. Sam on May 7th, 2008 8:15 pm

    There are ups and there are downs. It’s just how you manage them all, isn’t it? It’s life. Personally I knew that it would come to this sooner or later for you … because you’re doing too much for one person. And that’s absolutely nothing against you at all. I just hope you get back in the saddle and continue to share with us.

  6. Craig on May 1st, 2008 4:00 pm

    Good to see you back Rich.

  7. Wilson on May 1st, 2008 6:26 pm

    Traders never quit. Good to see you back!

  8. Profiting in Forex on May 8th, 2008 12:57 am

    Hello there! What a amazing forex blog you got here. Very cool design and informative content.

  9. James Woolley on May 5th, 2008 6:18 am

    Glad to see you’re alive and okay. There was a website I used to visit regularly, but they suddenly stopped posting for a few months. Then a few weeks ago I visited the site again and there was a message from the guy’s wife saying he’d died of a heart attack, which was a major shock.

    So as I say, I’m glad you’re okay, and good luck with your trading.

  10. Forex Trader on May 12th, 2008 1:56 pm

    i just love your site … but i don\\\’t understand why do you need a job… if u know and understand so much about forex … why do you need a job ?
    And again … I just love your site, I think is complex and well written.
    Have a nice day!

  11. Pat on May 15th, 2008 4:24 am

    Man I need to start doing this for a living , I got friends that make lots of money doing this

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