I wanted to update everyone on my status this morning.  I am not ready to return to work just yet, and I am way behind on emails as well, so I apologize.  I was very close to my father and his death was unexpected, as he was very healthy for an 80 year old man, so this is a difficult loss for me.  To top this off, my wife has lost two sisters to cancer in the past 3 years, and my father passed on her birthday not 30 minutes from leaving her birthday dinner, so both my wife and my mother are taking it extremely hard as well, so please keep myself and my family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in our lives.

I have had coffee with my father every morning for the past 6 years before coming to the office, and today was my first day to go to the local coffee house where we meet each weekday morning.  It was difficult to say the least, but I am healing and may even trade some later in the week if I am not still so emotional.  At the very least, I will return to a normal schedule next Monday, or at least that is my plan for now.  If I am feeling stable enough, I may even try and trade later this week, but I am just not sure at this point, as you can not be distracted when you are trading, and you certainly can not trade if you are emotional, which I still am at this point.

I can not thank each of you enough for the comments, emails, notes and all of the outpouring of sympathy over the past few days.  It means more to me than you will ever know and I thank each of you for taking the time to tell me you care.  It has helped get me through this to be honest, so I am grateful for the opportunity to have such friends and I hope that somehow I have touched your lives in a special way, just as my dad has touched mine.

God bless and thanks to each of you!


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Rik October 27, 2014 at

Take as long as you need, Mack. You and your family are the most important thing now, of course. We’re all thinking about you, and we’ll be here whenever the time is right for you to return…

acvtrader October 27, 2014 at

Thank you again for all your insights
God bless you and your family
Thanks again

trs112556 October 27, 2014 at

Thank you for the update Mack. You and your family continue to be in my prayers. May God continue to grant comfort and peace to you and yours during this difficult time in your lives. Take however long you need before returning to trading and your other ventures. Family and healing is the most important.

God Bless.

Scotte October 27, 2014 at

I lost my father when he was a healthy 83.
It was a tough time for me also.

I now cherish the hours we spent together and the memories of times past.

May peace comfort you and your family.
Take as long as you need to recover.
The market will be here.
The members of this site can practice patience which is a great character quality to have as a trader.

billromer October 27, 2014 at

So sorry for your loss, Mack. Take your time. Whether you realize it or not, the way you handle your personal life and communicate with your subscribers just confirms that you are somewhat of a rarity (in my experience) in the internet and/or trading worlds. So, thank you and take care.

Howard October 27, 2014 at

Dear Mack, don’t rush back, take your time. You and I are a very similar age, my Father who was also 80, died unexpectedly of a heart attack and like you I was very close to my Father and often met up with him. We used to go to the theatre a lot together. I know exactly what you are going through and my thoughts are with you. Take care and look after yourself.

prosperity October 27, 2014 at

Take all the time you need, Mack. We’re all praying healing prayers for you and your family.

Restless October 27, 2014 at

Take your time, be with your family, and forget the rest of the world for as long as you need to. I went through a similar time where I lost my father, grandmother, and mother all in a 3 year period. I have a small idea what you are feeling. I was in my mid twenties then. Now that I’m in my early fifties, all I can share, for what it’s worth, is time heals all so take all the time you need! The market and your (us) friends will be here when you return. My prayers go out to you and your family.

timberland1976 October 27, 2014 at

Mack, you teach us trading here daily and it is special. Your strength in Faith is the important lesson learned here. Thank you for all you do.

MK October 27, 2014 at

Sorry for your loss, Mack…all the best for you and your family

davidhjoyce October 27, 2014 at

I feel for your loss Mack. Stay strong buddy. Thank you for reminding me that family is actually number 1, then trading.

bdeja1 October 27, 2014 at

My deepest sympathies to you Mack for your loss. I know you will take care of yourself and your family. We will see you when you’re ready.

Lisah October 28, 2014 at

As small quote from Kahlil Gibran on Death

‘You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”

Look after yourself Mack. Lisa

Seev2014 October 28, 2014 at

You’re truly an inspiration in every way Mack. I’m still on vacation, but have been keepin up on your posts. You & your family are continually in my thoughts and prayers! I’m very close to my family so I can only imagine what a toll this has taken on you. God is with you & God Bless you & your family, see you when you get back. Take care!!

Darugu October 28, 2014 at

So sorry for you lost Mack. My prayers are with you and your family.

mackstudent October 29, 2014 at

Bless you, Mack, for considering us in your time of shock and grief. Just as your loved ones are leaning on you, I hope you are also leaning on them, and together each moment gets easier.

medboy October 29, 2014 at

Mack, I lost my father a few years ago and Romans 8:18 helps me. I’ll see him again. This life is short compared to eternity. God bless you and your family.

Jim November 21, 2014 at

Mack, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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