In the comments section of my "Just Say No" blog, Greg asks and suggests in part as follows:
"Unless you are traveling frequently, why not use desk top PC's? They seem to be more reliable as well as a bit cheaper...........Maybe you just need to take a vacation."
Today I leave with Ilene for five days in Southern California. We will be taking our business with us, in the form of two notebooks and reservations at a hotel with a very reliable broadband connection. Yes, it is a vacation, of sorts, but if we just have average trading days on Thursday and Friday, the trip will be paid for and we should return home with still larger account balances then we left. That's why we run our business on notebooks and that's why vacations are so much damn fun these past few years. At 1:00 PT we are finished "working" and ready to engage ourselves with local hospitality.
Mobility, redundant systems and technology. Big, beautiful everchanging, technology, challenging our thinking and approaches to trading. New ideas fall with the gentle rain on a Denver walk after dinner, or sail in on the cool ocean breeze on a midnight stroll outside our hotel in Santa Monica. New friends serving dessert in their home atop Malibu as the day fades effortlessly across the quiet beach below. Who knows how ideas take hold, where they come from, why they appear at all?
Trading gets stale if you let it. Sometimes all it takes is a new place, an open mind and the will to succeed; where energy equals the speed of change, squared.