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My Story of Gratitude
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
― Eckhart Tolle
I started writing for RealMoney.com a little over 16 years ago. Every year since then I’ve written a column on the day before Thanksgiving about how I became a trader, money manager and writer. I never dreamed my life could have turned out the way it did.
I write this story to remind myself how
“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy”.
Every year since I started writing for RealMoney.com back in 2001 I have written a column on the day before Thanksgiving about my journey as a trader. Since this is the thirteenth time I’ve written this story many of you already know it but I believe that traditions like this are important as they help us to reflect on what is important and provides perspective that we lose sight of in our
RevShark's Traditional Thanksgiving Column
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that is very easy to take for granted. We enjoy some time off from work, have a good meal, watch some sports and visit family and friends. That is usually good enough but I’ve found it useful to spend a little time reflecting on the literal meaning of ‘thanks giving. We have all been blessed in various ways and reflecting on it keeps us humble and helps us appreciate what we have.
After the market gyrations of the last few years there have been very few articles written about how buy-and-hold investing is the superior approach to the market.
The buy-and-hold argument has really lost traction in the last few years in large part because most folks simply can’t handle tremendous volatility even if they have very long-term time frames. They end up making their moves at exactly the wrong time. Few have the discipline of deep value investors like Warren Buffett.