My performance as a trader this year is my worst since 2000. The whole situation is making me work harder and discover new things. A Reader.

An amazing amount of energy has been withdrawn from the market, looking at how most major futures volumes have shrunk as measured by the Futures Industry Association with y/y numbers [click to enlarge] from the first half of the year.

A friend was joking that "hanging in there" used to have an entirely different meaning and the saying previously was used to indicate that a guy wasn't having a record year. Working on trading edges through the downturn has taken my knowledge of software, data and the marketplace up to the next level. When the market cranks up again, ooh la la…





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  1. Acetrader on October 29, 2009 1:11 pm

    It seems that 2008 was a “once every hundred years” year and maybe we should compare 09 volumes with 07? Treasuries volume are off 40-50% this year because last year the global panic caused EVERYONE to buy gov debt including those who wouldn’t normally invest in something so risk averse.


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