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(formerly known as) Merrill Lynch – Power & Gas Leaders Conference…Here I Come!

All set for the (formerly known as) Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference!  I’m trying to sound excited like I WAS maybe a month ago…but with the world’s economy/financial markets imploding before our eyes, it kinda dwarves everthing.  A couple of companies even withdrew from the conference, or, like Constellation (CEG) who simply got bought by Warren Buffet.  Reliant (RRI) isn’t on the presenter’s list anymore, and Entergy (ETR) isn’t either.  Still, there are more presentations and breakout sessions that I want to be at than I have time for, so yes, I’m certain there’ll be tons of exciting stuff I can report back to y’all.  Follow my Tweets on Twitter during the day incase I don’t have time to update my blog till I get back on Thurs or Friday.

I’m taking requests for any Merrill Lynch memorabilia!  Email me your sizes or color preferences!  I’ll try to schnitzle whatever I can before they use a sharpie to write Bank of America over everything!

Ok, hope there’s still a market by the time I land tomorrow at 5pm Eastern!  Stay in your foxholes everyone and goodluck.  I’m glad I’m in 95% cash, but I’m still scared.  Maybe being in the conference all day TWOsday and Wednesday will be good for me…hide out in the conference room till the bombings stop and the smoke clears.

Personally, this is a great achievement- being able to leave the house, but to go all the way to New York and do work, is nothing short of a miracle. Just four months ago, before I met the doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center, I’d fallen back to the worst condition I’ve ever been in, none of my medications were working, and I honestly didn’t know how I’d live to see tomorrow.   Long time readers of my blog know I’ve been really sick since early 2006 and was confined to my room, which is why I started trading and blogging- to keep my sanity.  So, even with the world collapsing around us, it’s a great first step for me- a first step towards hope of a normal life! So even if we wake up to a world that’s significantly different tomorrow, at least now I have hope I can be one to help pull others along rather than the one needing to be pulled.  Even when the market neared death last Thursday and the VIX hit cougar levels of 42, it still felt like one of the best days for me to be alive compared to the darkest days of the past 2.5 years.  Just glad to be alive.

Thanks Joe, for making this trip happen.  Means infinitely more than I can express here.

**Disclosure: no positions in the stocks mentioned**


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2 Responses to “(formerly known as) Merrill Lynch – Power & Gas Leaders Conference…Here I Come!

  • 1
    Chris Hamilton
    September 30th, 2008 23:20

    Hi there,

    I tried contacting you a while but never received a response, can you please
    email me so we can discuss my proposal?

    Thanks

  • 2
    Andy
    October 2nd, 2008 11:51

    Good luck at the conference and I like your sentiments at the end. wishing you the best.

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