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That is the tip – The Reformed Dealer

Women and gents, that is the ultimate publish I will probably be publishing at The Reformed Dealer.

After as we speak the positioning will probably be inactive, perpetually. I started this weblog in November 2008 with none thought the place it could take me. I had a unfavorable internet price, was working at a dead-end brokerage agency job and completely no profession prospects by any means – a washed up inventory dealer at 31 years outdated in the midst of a world monetary disaster.

So I started to jot down. Actually, humorously, fearlessly. And also you started to learn. First a couple of dozen guests. Then a couple of hundred. Then 1000’s. One million. Tens of millions of readers have hit these pages during the last fifteen years. For those who’re a kind of readers who got here alongside, tapped in, subscribed and stayed with me, I owe you all the things I’ve. My profession, my agency, my livelihood, my way of life.

You watched me develop up on this web site. I received issues proper and received issues flawed and did my finest to relay the teachings realized from each experiences. I left the brokerage enterprise and dropped my Sequence 7 proper earlier than your eyes, making a profession swap that was the last word leap of religion – nothing to fall again on if it didn’t work. I met my companion Barry on account of doing the positioning. I received a tv contract on account of doing the positioning. I constructed a $4 billion registered funding advisory agency with over 60 staff and 4,000 shopper households on account of doing the positioning. You, my followers, made all of that potential. With out you, none of it could have been.

You could have seen that within the final couple of years I’ve been writing so much much less right here. The principle motive for that’s all my skilled goals are coming true. I used to dream of working at a agency just like the one I’m now managing as CEO. Which is a tremendous feeling. I overlook how fortunate I’m. However getting us so far has taken up an increasing number of of my time with every passing 12 months. And so the writing needed to take a backseat.

Final December we employed a agency president who may slowly start to take day-to-day administration and management tasks off of my plate. And now, for the primary time in a very long time, I’m able to get again to writing. However coming again to writing right here simply didn’t really feel proper.

The Reformed Dealer isn’t just a weblog. For me, it has additionally been a whole persona. Not fairly a pen title or a pseudonym – I’ve by no means revealed a single phrase secretly or surreptitiously in my complete life. The Reformed Dealer was who I used to be. Pugnacious, sarcastic, cynical, incensed, offended, vengeful – however, and it is a large however, nonetheless optimistic regardless of all of the failings of Wall Avenue. That was who I used to be for a lot of the final fifteen years and the writing I did right here mirrored that.

I’m not that man anymore.

I’ve developed. I feel for the higher. I’ve gotten smarter. I’ve reached new skilled heights and unlocked new ranges. I’ve modified my thoughts about sure issues. I now have the information and expertise of somebody who has really achieved a couple of issues. Fifteen years in the past I had the righteous indignation of somebody who had survived a couple of issues, however little else.

Issues are completely different now. I wish to let you know all about it. And I’ll. However first, we now have to place this specific weblog to mattress.

And so to all of you who’ve come right here through the years to study, to chortle, to be impressed, to grow to be higher knowledgeable, to be entertained and enlightened, I wish to let you know how a lot I respect you. For those who’ve ever learn my stuff, shared it with a good friend or a coworker, despatched me an e-mail or a letter (there have been 1000’s of emails and letters!), retweeted me, linked to me, and many others, this final publish is devoted to you.

It has been the distinction of a lifetime writing for this viewers – an viewers that has lifted me up, supported me, cheered me on and caught with me by means of all of the ups and downs. I like you guys. You’re the best.

From the underside of my coronary heart, thanks.

– Downtown Josh Brown
New York Metropolis, November twenty ninth 2023


Comply with Josh’s subsequent journey right here.





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