A Letter from My Uncle


It appears my time around these parts is short. I enjoyed it while available, but now I must keep quiet. The below is the latest from my uncle:

My dear Ab,

I sometimes wonder whether you think you have been sent into the world for your own amusement. I gather, not from your miserably inadequate report but from that of the Infernal Fly, that the patient’s behaviour during the first raid has been the worst possible. He has been very frightened and thinks himself a great coward and therefore feels no pride; but he has done everything his duty demanded and perhaps a bit more. Against this disaster all you can produce on the credit side is a burst of ill temper with a dog that tripped him up, some excessive cigarette smoking, and the forgetting of a prayer. What is the use of whining to me about your difficulties? If you are proceeding on the Enemy’s idea of “Analysis” and suggesting that your opportunities and intentions should be taken into account, then I am not sure that a charge of heresy does not lie against you. At any rate, you will soon find that the justice of Hell is purely realistic, and concerned only with results.

You have let slip a grand opportunity with our ally The Fly, one which came with great effort and coercion. The howl of sharpened famine for that loss re-echoes at this moment through all the levels of the Kingdom of Noise down to the very Throne itself. All that sustains me is the conviction that our Fundamentals, our rejection (in the face of all temptations) of all silly nonsense and claptrap, must win in the end. Meanwhile, I have you to settle with. Most truly do I sign myself

Your increasingly and ravenously
affectionate uncle



A grand thanks to The Fly for the opportunity to write here. Good luck to all!

26 Responses to “A Letter from My Uncle”

  1. nice — well written.

  2. Tssssssss…ehrrrrr

  3. I, for one, have enjoyed your intelligent dissertations. Best of luck…

  4. jay the coffee guru

    This letter is slow and boring. There are some sentences that might shock or invoke humour, but ultimatly the plot remains pointless, questionable and unbelivable. Many readers will not relate to the characters and will question their motives. Annoyingly, no answers are given away in this letter, leaving the reader to self interpret the point of this writ. It remains a bizzare story that leaves the reader confused. The story is supposed to be more humorous than it really is, the creators of thisletter may have missed the mark and ended up with a disturbing contraversial peice that disapoints…I give it 1 out of 4 stars

  5. Your insights will be missed here. Thank you for taking the time to share them with us.

  6. Good luck to you as well AB

    Best of luck in your future ventures

  7. leftcoasttrader

    I have a great deal of respect for how you go about making money in this market. I don’t know how many like you are out there making money in a similar way, but you are the first I’ve had the opportunity to read about and you have certainly opened my eyes into a whole other world of possibilities.

    Thanks and good luck with your future endeavors.

  8. Yogi & Boo Boo

    Good luck AB.

  9. Jay- seriously?

    That’s one or the best literary parodies I’ve seen in a while. The speculation on Fly’s ultimate loyalties may have been a bit harsh, but I say “allowed!”.


    • Jake, I don’t think Jay recognizes the reference. I agree with you about the parody. But I am much more intrigued by the inference that Fundamental Analysis comes from “Our Father Below”, and Technical Analysis is from “The Enemy Above”.

  10. why are you leaving AB?

  11. Berniecornfeld

    Best Wishes AB, I will miss your insights

  12. Mr. Cain Thaler

    Shame. See you around, sir.

  13. Every analyst is a cannibal, every broker is a thief
    All kill their inspiration and talk about their grief.

  14. TeahouseOnTheTracks

    The failure of your genius is your inability to KISS … Hasta La Vista Baby!

    or as grampa use to say … “Don’t let the door hit ya in the ass on your way out.”

  15. I’d like your insane Uncle to blog for me.

    I’ll miss your blogs Ab. You were one of my favorites.

    All the best

  16. AB – hope to see you around these here interwebs.

  17. I enjoyed and appreciated your posts, and wish you the best.

  18. No.

  19. Thanks again to everyone. Hope to see you all on the other side in a month or so.

  20. Dude

    All the bestest.

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