“Woe to the land whose king is a child and whose leaders are already drunk in the morning. Happy the land whose king is a nobleman, and whose leaders work hard before they feast and drink, and then only to strengthen themselves for the tasks ahead”. (Eccl 10: 16-17)


"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe." … Frederic Bastiat


Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trader Dan taking a bit of a break

I wanted to apologize for the lack of regular postings this past week. I am a bit worn out with these markets of late and am attempting to keep my sanity. I will be posting but until I can get some rest and recuperate a bit, I am going to ease off a tad. Thanks for understanding.

Trader Dan

30 comments:

  1. Dan,
    No one is more deserving of a good, long, restorative rest than you are. I'm not sure you realize how much you are appreciated by all of us out here, so take care of yourself, and know that we are wishing you well.
    Frankly, the markets have me feeling pretty exhausted too, and I'm just a peon. ;)

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  2. Dan,
    I believe you deserve much more than just taking a short break. Please take care of yourself and have a good rest. We are all much benefited and really appreciate what you have shared, written, and done through this blog...
    We all wish you well...:)

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  3. I absolutely agree with the last two posts...

    Take care of yourself and rest well knowing that your guidance is greatly appreciated.

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  4. Have a good holiday and enjoy the downtime. Appreciate all your work and insight, and look forward to your return.

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  5. Vodka and Red Bull, and plenty of it.

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  6. Take care Dan!

    Thank you for sharing your insights, and being there with us during the really bad days of early May.

    You deserve the rest, and we all look forward to hearing from a rejuvenated Dan soon!

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  7. Thanks a million Dan. Enjoy the break.

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  8. Thanks for all Dan. Enjoy the break. We'll certainly be here when you get back.

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  9. Dan, relax and recharge, you most certainly deserve it. Hurry back! :)

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  10. Thankyou for all your analysis and commentary Dan. I can only echo the common sentiment that I am also incredibly grateful for what insight you offer, for no personal reward. Thankyou again.

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  11. Dan - I enjoy your insights and hope all is well - JPA

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  12. How can you even think about sitting down on the job given what we pay you?!?

    Oh wait, we don't pay you anything. I can't even find a "donate" button...

    You're something of a saint in my book, sir. And your generously shared insights are appreciated by many. Best of fortune to you and yours; we'll look forward to your rested return.

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  13. Dan,

    Again you show your wisdom and integrity. Knowing when/how to look after yourself.

    Will miss your analysis and insights as this is one of only 2 places I go for the bottom line. Wish you good rest and peace.

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  14. Dan,

    Please get well you are in my prayers. And thank you for all you do for us and how you do it- with grace.
    Joe

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  15. Get some rest Dan!
    Thank you for taking the time to share your expertise and view on the markets in this blog. You are the best!

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  16. Be well, Dan. Many thanks for all the time and energy you share with us here. Much appreciated.

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  17. Trader Dan,

    You are a guiding light; much appreciated by your daily readers for your selfless efforts to share your abundant knowledge.

    In the fulness of time, you and others like yourself (Jim S, A Fakete, GATA, all CIGAs, etc) will in DEED have helped the 'unwashed masses willing to learn' to have protected themselves enough in order to rebuilt our country to be what we knew it to be, for our children, and their children.

    Rest, Hug, Love, Reinvigorate; amongst you and yours.

    Blessings to you Dan!!!

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  18. Dan,
    We are fortunate for any information you share! Thank you and enjoy your time off.

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  19. Rest up buddy. Have a great Memorial Day long weekend.

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  20. Wishing you well Dan. Your insight has been of immense value to me over the past few months.

    As they say in Sweden Krya på dig!

    Meditation is the tool I use to help me gain an alternative perspective and stop the stress of the markets getting to me too much. Could be interesting to look into !?

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  21. Relax, enjoy life, we look forward to your return.

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  22. Thank you for everything Dan. I will still be checking for updates and look forward to when you are fully rested and posting regularly again. Yours is one of the blogs I read every day along with Jim and Eric.

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  23. I hope you have a restful break. Thanks for taking so much time to share your insights.

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  24. Dan, I can’t thank you enough for your blog. I’ve learned a lot from reading it. The fact that you are sharing your experience and knowledge with us on this blog is a blessing for all of us. There are too few credible web sites like yours where we can access information of this quality.

    In times like today, when the ones in power are systematically looking for ways to hide the truth from sight or distort reality and manipulate public opinion by using all available means, we need people like you that shed some light that help us steer our journey through the storm. With the use of the knowledge and experience of people like you, and a bit of luck, we might be able to avoid smashing on the reefs that are threatening our future.

    Take a good rest, recharge your batteries, and enjoy life. But please do come back as this fight isn’t over yet. And we are getting dangerously close to some key chapters of this financial and political disaster.

    Eric

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  25. My Dad always said, everyone needs time to recharge their batteries and have some quiet time! He is usually right. Dan, thanks for all you do. Hope you and yours have a peaceful, restful, recharged weekend. Take good care! Just one of your many fans :)

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  26. You're a good man, good sir; have a relaxing and enjoyable break.

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  27. Thank you for everything you do Dan. Have a great Memorial day weekend.

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  28. Don't kill yourself just to keep us informed. Take it easy and have a great extended government created weekend. And thanks for all the guidance. It really helps us outlanders.

    Andy

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  29. I'm going to take a break too from The News UNIT Blogspot. I really appreciate all that Dan does here and various other people who are disseminating vast amounts of information to help us all in our attempt to navigate the market labyrinth.

    The News UNIT Blogspot

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