Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Quote of the Week - 01/16/2008

Transcontinental Railroad Completed
The last spike of the transcontinental Railroad is driven at Promontory, Utah in 1869.

"Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before." -- Jacob A. Riis

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Quote of the Week - 01/06/2008

"Risk is trying to control something you are powerless over." -- Eric Clapton

Hope your first week of the new year was a good one. I've spent a bit of time planning out the new year (talk about your risk). One of the first items on the agenda is a visit back to Texas to see the family. In addition, some changes will come to the blog.

My testing platform development is coming to an end and I should have more time to research and discuss portfolio ideas/strategies. So, each month I plan to review my personal portfolio composition: returns, drawdowns, sector breakdowns, you get the picture. The first few postings will be a bit raw...but hopefully over time they will improve as will the returns.

Later Trades,


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Quote of the Week - 01/01/2008

"I sometimes meet people who say, I'm going to be this and I'm going to be that. You feel kind of bad for them because they're limiting themselves. It's different from having an enthusiasm for something and seeing where life takes you. I feel lucky to never have planned to go into what I did. I always said, "All I want to do is make things, whether it's drawing or writing." If I'd said, "I'm going to be a director," it probably wouldn't have happened." -- Tim Burton

Tim's quote is a great one to start the new year. Focus on what you enjoy and let life handle the details.

Happy New Year!