With post #8286 I am officially retiring (see the post at 3:40PM before you panic).
This blog started Aug 6, 2007 with a few test posts and Aug 7 the real thing began to an audience of.... errr... 3 or 4. I might be over estimating. :) Of course at the time, I had no idea we were about to embark on one of the most mind melting and audacious economic (and market) periods in history. In retrospect it was a good time to start a market blog. Thankfully I made some pretty good "Roubini" like calls back in the early days (before he became a well known name) [See Economic Forecasts/Track Record] so that, along with the concept of the site, seemed to appear to draw in a decent sized crowd for a "no name" dude.
Some 3.6 million+ page views later...here we are.
Some of you veteran readers of FMMF may remember the super fashionable green + purple template this site had the first year and a half or so. I believe that caused a few regulars to develop eye problems, so thankfully a good reader helped bring us to this more sensible color arrangement.
Obviously, this blog was created for a reason - and quite an outrageous one when you think about it. But as our former president famously said....
I don't think anyone who does not run a blog understands the work that goes into it - this site often has seen 6-8 posts a weekday, 52 weeks a year. And for every 1 post on the site, often 5-10 articles are read - so as to pass along interesting information via internet osmosis. Thankfully there was always an ultimate goal and light at the end of the tunnel to be reached, which was a motivating force some of these long days.
A big thanks out to all the readers, and those who posted comments all these years. I found out very early that if you were lazy in your work there would be very smart people out in the interwebs who would call you out on it, so in many ways this website helped me expand my knowledge base and trading tactics. But the comments section was definitely among the most fun I had here, since it allowed me to "meet" many people - from all over the world.
So with that, I bid you farewell after nearly 4.5 years.... as I move on to the next chapter in life.
EDIT: perhaps some of the sarcasm was not apparent - see the post at 3:40 PM for the next venture. :)
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