First, my apologies. I made this decision months ago. It took me two months to fully accept that I had to do this. Once I made the decision, it was two months of sloth before I found the energy to write this post. Then, it was a few more months before I actually posted it. I should have posted this article at the beginning of November but I was overcome by a lack of motivation, which isn’t fair to those who have read this blog over the past four years. And to you, I apologize. It was unprofessional of me.
Running of the Bulls is on official semi-permanent hiatus. I am no longer regularly blogging, which should be blatantly obvious. I may occasionally post an item on economics, I intend to keep up with my book log – which is on the right – and I may do the occasional “myth-busting” and clarifying misperceptions like they do over on snopes.com. But apart from one or two items in the hopper, I will no longer be commenting on markets and investments. I may revive Running of the Bulls in the future, but for now, I am in hibernation.
I regret halting publication. I have enjoyed blogging. And though this blog never garnered a vast readership (it was the best readership – ed.), it was fun adding my voice to cacophony of financial commentary.
So why am I stopping? Simply put, I believe it is in the best interest of my employer. Given my current duties, I believe it is the correct decision for all involved in my professional life. This is a decision I have reached on my own with no input from anyone else.
Running of the Bulls has primarily been a forum for my own opinions. I have gone out of my way to avoid giving specific investment advice. An investment program should be constructed around each individual’s unique risk/reward parameters, and my risk/reward parameters are most certainly different than most others.
However, I am going to deviate from this a bit. I have written an article below giving advice on how to navigate the market. Read it at your own peril.
I have also written an article about how I see the future, which I will post soon. I give zero credence to prognostications. I suggest you do so too.
Finally, I would like to thank readers and active participants of Running of the Bulls. It is a cliché but it is true – it is you who made this worthwhile.
I am going to turn off the comments section in the coming days. I thoroughly enjoy comments from the readers, but this blog will get spammed to death if I do not. And spammers annoy the hell out of me.
I want to restart Running of the Bulls when circumstances permit. And I would like to stop blogging anonymously when I do. I am no one special, but I think putting a name adds more credibility to the words.
Until that time, take care and Godspeed. I wish you all the best in life and investing. I hope you make a fortune.