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Ducking Out Early

Clarkwithhispipe2

I turn 34 years old today, so I am going to duck out of here early.

I will take this opportunity to thank the many loyal readers out there who have stuck with me and come along over time, even spreading the word about me, going on many years now. Trading, investing, sharing ideas, and offering analysis about the markets has become an increasingly humble experience for me over the years, even as my reader base has grown well beyond my wildest dreams and continues to do so at a rate which seems to defy even my own lofty expectations.

One big reason why it has humbled me is because I know that just as quickly as people decide my analysis is useful, if I then ease up just one bit and start to mail it in, market forces will understandably work the other way and readers will evaporate.

And, make no mistake, we are dealing with market forces here–The silent majority of readers dictates whether my analysis is value-added, not any one troll, egomaniac, or hater on the internet. We are not blogging about cooking, knitting, or even sports, but rather money and markets. Readers are understandably going to be fickle when it comes to their money, and have a keen sense of smell in sniffing out pumpers and hustlers.

I also want to thank the core group of subscribers who have made my Weekly Strategy Session a success after its second full year, which I am also celebrating this month. And, of course, the members of 12631 for making our service truly a unique and special place after all of these years with me and @RaginCajun.

The main thing that you are going to get with me is someone who is present and consistent. The surges of excitement and hardcore pumping will come and go in the financial blogosphere until the end of time.

But my highest purpose from day one was to be the guy who was always there to offer honest, objective, rigorous, actionable, and consistently value-added analysis in an entertaining and palatable form.

Win some, lose some; Always striving to get better.

Thank you again for reading.

 

 

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64 comments

  1. jules

    Happy Birthday Chess!

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  2. rahagar

    Happy Birthday chess!. Young Man!

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  3. ecchymosis

    Happy Birthday – Have a great day!

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  4. Stefan Schmiedberg

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy it!

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  5. Raul3

    buon compleanno Chess, your work is a constant inspiration and a source to balance the mind. It is a pleasure trading alongside you and @RC inside 12631. May you enjoy health and happiness on your birthday.

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  6. 8alarm

    Happy Birthday Chess. I don’t post a whole lot and try to keep up with the chat during the daytime while at my day job. Thank you very much for this great service and I wish you continued success here. Party up!

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  7. Dr. Fly

    Happy birthday

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  8. Toronto Trader

    Happy Birthday Chess! Love following your market analysis daily.

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  9. luvngspnful

    Nice Chess, Happy Birthday also, wish you always the best! Been a long time since I a 3 before that 4, lol!

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  10. bluestar

    Happy B-Day. Enjoy it. Markets are very humbling. Well said.

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  11. ctb007

    Happy Bday Chess! Many thanks for the awesome work you do! I have learned a lot from you over the past few years. I hope your doing something fun today!

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  12. John

    HBD, Chess!

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  13. the_wolf

    Happy Birthday Grandmaster Chess !
    thanks again, for all that you do !

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  14. bear54

    Chess
    Happy birthday. Thanks always for providing analysis

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  15. Chris

    Happy Birthday!

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  16. mattdc

    Happy Birthday Chess !!

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  17. dztrading

    Happy 34th Birthday Chess.
    Ave a good one

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  18. Rastgen

    May you stumble upon a room filled with quality cigars and fine, aged whiskey. Happy Birthday Chess!

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  19. Jersey whale

    Happy Birthday Chess, love reading your stuff, keep it up!

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  20. djmarcus

    happy bday sir

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  21. jpmorgains

    Happy Birthed day my friend. Thanks for all you do.

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  22. Billy Cutting

    Happy bday, enjoy it

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  23. gfranistaken

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚

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  24. camp

    heh Happy Birthday cNw, enjoy.

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  25. Patrick

    Happy birthday, old sport!

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  26. Vadim

    Happy Birthday!
    Thankm you very much for your market recaps.

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  27. garyw1

    Happy birthday chess, thanks for the weekly strategy

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  28. Sooz

    Happy Birthday, Chess.
    Here’s to all your wishes coming true!

    Congrats on the 2nd anniversary of your Weekly Strategy Session and the success of 12631 trading service. You should be very proud of the commitment that you honestly, objectively, rigorously, and consistently deliver on a daily basis around this joint..Yes Indeed.
    πŸ˜‰
    ~Celebrate~

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  29. cat

    Happy birthday, chess. Enjoy your day.

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  30. Tommy Says

    Happy Bday Chess, you are a class act

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  31. TraderCaddy

    Nice.
    Happy Birthday.

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  32. Super B

    Happy Birthday Chess.

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  33. berniecornfeld

    Happy Birthday Chess. You are a man of true character and class.

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  34. Peter

    Happy Bday, Chess. Thanks again for all you do.

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  35. John H

    Happy Birthday…34?

    Seriously…wise way beyond your years

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  36. mateo

    Happy birthday. Thank you.

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  37. dubz

    Happy birthday!

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  38. dazedflip

    Happy Bday

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  39. danaruba

    Happy Happy Birthday! Thank You!

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  40. ictmoneyman

    Happy Birthday Chess, your service is invaluable! Your manors impeccable! Always live to fight another day! Thank you, God speed!

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  41. Formergeek

    Your workethic should be a lesson to the other kids out there lol! Thanks for getting me in $AA below 8 with one of your posts last year, ur generous as well as hard working best wishes on the bday fellow LEO

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  42. Hugh Hadley

    Happy Birthday, Chess ! Your daily aftermarket review is an essential part of my routine. Keep digging !

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  43. weegoody

    happy birthday to you !!

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  44. cd7

    All the best, Chess, you’re awesome.
    So smart and only 34! Wait till you’re
    50!

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  45. anton

    Congratulations, Chess. You have out-lived Jesus.

    Celebrate irresponsibly!

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    • yoshii11

      Jesus lives today, but I get what you’re saying…earthly life as man πŸ™‚

      I never really thought of age relative to Jesus…interesting.

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  46. Celeste

    Happy happy birthday. Have a sip of bubbly πŸ˜‰

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  47. granpa

    Hope by the time you see this your vision is a bit blurry from celebrating. Happy Birthday Chess.

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  48. yoshii11

    Wish you the best…enjoy reading your posts. Hau`oli Lā Hānau

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  49. soupbone

    best regards ChessnWine. 34 yrs and doing superb work.

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  50. Johnny Wood

    Happy Birthday Chess!
    Have a great evening out and look forward to your recap again tomorrow))

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  51. marc monte

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy and thanks for all that you do for us all!

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  52. Earl

    Here, here. Happy B-day Chess!

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  53. IceDog

    Chess, you dominate tech analysis and have the discipline of a monk, much respect and hope you have a great bday!

    You demonstrate the below poker quote to a T. You have the edge on the market and know how to play it perfect.

    “The strong point in poker is never to lose your temper, either with those you are playing with or, more particularly, with the cards. There is no sympathy in poker. Always keep cool. If you lose your head you will lose all your chips.”(William J. Florence)

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  54. ohbondkenobi

    Hey Happy B-Day Chess! 34!! Even younger than I would have guessed. If you’re this good already, just think how good you’ll be when you get old!

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  55. 'OT'

    Happy Birthday Chess. Everyone is lucky to have someone who provides honest actionable information.

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  56. chessNwine

    THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYONE!

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  57. Option Addict

    Happy birthday my dude.

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  58. Crint

    Happy Birthday Chess. I thoroughly enjoy your daily videos and have learnt lots from them. Thanks for providing invaluable education to the rest of us.

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  59. highsurf

    You’re awesome Chess, happy birthday!

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  60. gg

    Happy birthday chess! Ur young!

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  61. Twister

    Happy birthday. Appreciate the daily videos. Keep it up.

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  62. pyromonoxide

    Happy birthday !!!!!

    Wishing Much cheer!!!

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