"Shocking" as it may be, those of us who have been fortunate enough to trade at a very high % clip -- and who have made millions in this business -- still find times when we go through our own personal trading hell, which as today's video will show, can best describe parts of my last few weeks.
Yet there's something special about the market doing its best to frustrate and "kill you" -- as was the case during the recent flash crash (1,700+ YouTube hits and still climbing) -- and you somehow finding the strength to simply fight through it ("it" being everything from sleepless nights to plenty of sub-optimized trades while you again find your footing and balance) with all your might and fortitude until you come out the other end.
And while this "comeback" wasn't as pretty as some (such as the infamous October 2008 Monday hit which was recovered in only three and a half days ... perhaps age is catching up with me a bit!), I managed to once again stumble and bumble myself to a place where my eyes, head, fingers ... and that ever-so-important sixth sense ... are back working in lockstep.
As I'll mention in the video, this one -- while lesser in size -- was tougher psychologically.
Yet I now consider that market "loan" to have been repaid in full, and I'm now out to collect both interest and "punitive" damages.
As has often been said, that which doesn't kill you does make you stronger.
Nice try market.
You had your chance.
But you should know by now how the story always ends.
Now, where were we before May 6 at 2:40pm?