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Boat Drinks: RIP DMFRacer

I didn’t know him in real life — but I knew him here and inside the Pelican Room, where we had great times — swashbuckling thru these markets like pirates on a ship with a motor engine and Gatling gun. Regrettably, I was informed today he succumbed to cancer yesterday, a battle that he informed us about when he was diagnosed in February of 2018. First it was lung cancer, then brain — never did he utter a word of negativity or complain about his situation. God knows, had it been me, I’d be miserable and paralyzed from fear of the future.

But DMF was a different type of man and I liked him immediately. He emailed me a few times, excited about his trading success — hoping to do it full time. For most people, trading full time is a recipe for disaster — but I really think he could’ve pulled it off. Anyone who saw him trade in Exodus knows how good he was.

This post is the very least that I can do for a man who gave so much to our little community here. For whatever reason, he gravitated to me and the site and was a distinguished gentleman since 2016 — crushing trades the whole time. He was definitely one of the best traders in there and his contributions and positive demeanor will be sorely missed.

He contributed nearly 2,000 comments inside Exodus (sorry about the hyper links, it’s hard coded into the site whenever I write the word) — all of them professional, serious, and sometimes with a little well timed humor. If his children ever google their Dad’s name, David M. Flaherty, I want them to know he was a joy to have around and was a really good man. Everyone liked him.

Here are some comments I lifted from The Pelican Room from DMF that I thought you’d enjoy. RiP David.

His last comments inside The Pelican Room.

TGIR’s tribute to DMFracer hits the nail on the head.

Last but not least, and this is what I’ll remember him by from his time with us: HE FUCKING ESCAPED THE WRATH OF XIV and was able to avoid disaster, unlike myself and many others here.

See you on the other side brother. I hope you’re enjoying some boat drinks right now.

 

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22 comments

  1. gappingandyapping
    gappingandyapping

    Rest in Peace my friend. You were such a positive person who made a huge impact on our trading community. You will be sorely missed!

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  2. firehorsecaper
    firehorsecaper

    @ DMFRacer An absolute primer on how to keep a positive attitude until the very end. Condolences to both his friends & family. JCG

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  3. mensch

    Wow that really sucks. I have a special admiration for people that don’t complain even though they might have a good excuse.

    RIP.

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  4. zeropointnow

    RIP David. I always appreciated his comments and insight, not to mention his great attitude. Condolences to his family.

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    • wolfdaddy

      I miss your work. You ever coming back?

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      • zeropointnow

        Thanks wolf, I’ve been busier than I could ever imagine but hoping to find some time. Just stopping by to pay my respects.

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  5. natehois

    He was like a time traveler. He nailed so many big three digit SPY moves it was scary- I actually started following him in and out of his calls and puts, he always updated his entires and exits when he didn’t have to. Utmost gentleman, tough as nails. Hell of a guy. He will be missed, sincerely.

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  6. RaginCajun

    Damn man, I’m sad.

    Rest in Peace brother DMF.

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  7. cancel19

    OMG! I had just DM him on tweeter before market close. Fuck me!!! Why do the good ones have to go?! My poor mother went down the same way but I never wanted to tell him that. I hope he is in a better place not having to worry about all the shit we do. RIP, truly an officer and a gentleman!

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  8. bubbles

    Much respect in his memory. Condolences to the family.

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  9. reversion

    RIP

    Thoughts to his family

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  10. ferd

    I am floored by his posts. Focused outside of himself to the end. Always generous in attribution for his successes.

    Thanks for the reminder.

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  11. uglyflint

    His favorite stock was $RACE imbedded in his screen name. The Ferrari man.

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  12. probucks

    God bless DMFRacer and may he rest in peace until his 2nd incarnation returns to outwit the market gods once again.

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  13. heckler

    Damn did not see that coming. Dude seemed happy, never really entered the frey, and was winning big recently…. Makes you think man. RIP and RESPECT.

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  14. ironbird

    The guy was class. That is what it is.

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  15. stries

    RIP , very sad, best to family

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  16. juice

    nice words all … nice tribute .. a class human being

    http://waterloo.area-obituaries.com/obituary/260522/David-Flaherty/

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  17. mx2101

    Thoughtful tribute and nice comments from this community. Sending good vibes and best wishes to all here. Take care.

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  18. wisprjet

    RIP David. My condolences to the family. He will be missed.

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