The past five years have been a healthy, cathartic interchange of investment ideas that emanate from my 37 years of analyzing and trading the international financial flows that form the basis of global macro investment. Many themes of this blog are based on the knowledge I gained from years of university study and also from having great teachers about all things global. The list of teachers is long and includes Jim Sinclair, Paul Kimball, Leo Melamed, Oskie and Rony, and so many others who took the time to educate me and thus be able to pass lessons learned to my readers and students to whom I have enjoyed lecturing.
But tonight I am saddened by the loss of my mentor and friend, Lenny Feldman. He provided me with the wisdom to understand risk and the knowledge to be able to craft strategies to maximize reward while minimizing pain–the essence of being a successful trader. If you think Notes From Underground has been a benefit to you over the last years say thank you to one of the great traders from the CME.
As my wife so elegantly stated, Lenny is like Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life. Lenny aided and touched so many lives that the ripples continue on everyday. I can say with great certainty that had he not had the patience to indulge a complete novice I would have gone the way academia or bureaucracy and so many people who I have come to know and helped would not have come to be. Lenny, 89 years young–and, as his wife so beautifully wrote in the obituary, ageless. Lift a glass of your favorite libation and say something special for my friend and mentor, LENNY. While you enjoy the drink, read a poem I often cite in the BLOG written for him by Rudyard Kipling, titled “IF.”
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