Tuesday, October 16, 2012

personal update

16 oct - in the interest of transparency, to answer a few comments to "where ive been" or "how come you dont tweet anymore" ... a few people that i correspond with regularly know that i previously worked for a homebuilder and like many was layed off in during the credit crisis, thus began my full time trading career.. after hearing from a few buddies still in the industry about how hiring as begun again i took a shot and sent a resume to a homebuilder that had a new project starting up about 10 minutes from my house. given the choice of sitting at the house and doing my usual unsexy, uninteresting diagonal spreads and credit spreads sporadically vs legitimatically working, bringing in 70k+ starting, 401k, medical, etc AND doing diagonal spreads / credit spreads while at work, its a clear choice. seeing how im a badass builder, i have time for both.. so long story short.. 3 days after resume, took a preemployment aptitude test, 2 days later interviewed, 2 days later got an offer.. so been on the job for 2 days, getting the internet / computer situation squared away (might even have to get an iphone to be able to check stocks while i walk around) . will continue to post as needed but short term will be sporadic.. the trading is still happening but need to prioritize my time during the day and catch up on tweets / replies during the p.m.
    just wanted to share this in case you give a shit and not up and disappear for long stretches like some others on twitter or fake my way and pretend to be living it up during the day. (fyi, what you hear about new homebuilding on CNBC is no bullshit... legit labor shortage out there (plumbers, brickers, insulation crews, etc) but closings are targeted to be double next year vs this year. will look at some deep in the money LEAPS in the homebuilding sector when i get some leisure time.