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That is the top – The Reformed Dealer


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

After at this time the location might be inactive, without end. I started this weblog in November 2008 with none concept the place it might take me. I had a unfavorable web price, was working at a dead-end brokerage agency job and completely no profession prospects in any respect – a washed up inventory dealer at 31 years outdated in the midst of a worldwide monetary disaster.

So I started to write down. Actually, humorously, fearlessly. And also you started to learn. First a couple of dozen guests. Then a couple of hundred. Then hundreds. 1,000,000. Hundreds of thousands of readers have hit these pages over the past fifteen years. For those who’re a type of readers who got here alongside, tapped in, subscribed and stayed with me, I owe you every thing I’ve. My profession, my agency, my livelihood, my way of life.

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

You might have seen that within the final couple of years I’ve been writing quite a bit 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 an incredible feeling. I overlook how fortunate I’m. However getting us thus far has taken up increasingly of my time with every passing yr. 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 obligations 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 complete persona. Not fairly a pen title or a pseudonym – I’ve by no means revealed a single phrase secretly or surreptitiously in my total 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 many of the final fifteen years and the writing I did right here mirrored that.

I’m not that man anymore.

I’ve advanced. 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 completed 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 totally different now. I need to inform you all about it. And I’ll. However first, we’ve to place this specific weblog to mattress.

And so to all of you who’ve come right here through the years to study, to giggle, to be impressed, to grow to be higher knowledgeable, to be entertained and enlightened, I need to inform you 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 hundreds of emails and letters!), retweeted me, linked to me, and so on, this final publish is devoted to you.

It has been the glory 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 really like you guys. You’re the easiest.

From the underside of my coronary heart, thanks.

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

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