Dropouts

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A good Sunday to one and all.

I felt guilty for not posting all weekend, so I at least wanted to drop in a comment cleaner and say a few words. I’ve been spending a lot of time this weekend on two projects – one, my financial history book, which hopefully will be published by John Wiley & Sons before this year is over, and two, my super-duper-secret extra-special project that I’m creating for Slopers that you are going to love. Promise.

I also wanted to mention in passing that some familiar faces around these parts have thrown their hands up at this market and have let me know privately that they’re going to quit trading. I guess I can’t blame them. This market has been four and a half years of insanity, and when it seems that the Fed owns the equity markets lock, stock, and barrel, it can be disspiriting to keep trying. Believe me, I’ve been in that mental space many times.

But I’m not going anywhere. I’ve been at this blog for well over eight years now, and I enjoy building it, improving it, and nurturing a community that we all have a reason to cherish. I imagine some of the folks who have given up on trading will return when the market is more of a “market” instead of a centrally-planned freak show.

And who knows, maybe – just maybe – Nathaniel Goodwin will make a glorious return. Now that would be a second coming worth anticipating.

I’ll see you in the morning. I’m going to go back to my projects now.