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Fit and Starts

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Well, another Christmas has come and gone, and ours went off without a hitch. I get apprehensive about hosting big family meals, particularly with four dogs galavanting around, but both meals went off beautifully and the dogs all got along. Nevertheless, it’s good to see it in the rear-view mirror, since it’s a lot of work. (I’d also like to thank those among you thoughtful enough to click the Donate button on Slope to send me some Christmas thank-you cash; much appreciated!)

As for being “apprehensive”, what I’m feeling about the final four trading days of this year dwarfs any concern I had about putting on a holiday meal, because I’m consumed with a What Have I Done???┬ásentiment. As I’ve mentioned, I covered everything, and I mean everything on Christmas Eve, just to “lock in” my profit for 2016 without any risk of surprises (especially those central banker ones seared into my soul, like the one from Halloween of 2014). While going through my charts later that day, I really started to question whether cowardice was a better choice than bravado.