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I don't really have a bucket list or anything, but I've been wanting to do some stock trading for a while now.
In fact, about three years ago I talked to an adviser from my bank about it (which was easy since they were in the same building as employer at the time).
However, talking about it and doing it are two different things.
It's a bit scary, you can lose money, how does it work, how do you get started, etc.
I know I can just say to my bank invest some money with some risk profile and in 30 years I'll have an estimated gain of 6%, but I wanted to do this myself.
Now, with the global economy in shambles, I thought I'd just go for it.
So yesterday I bought my first stocks and today I sold them with a small profit*
Let's see if I can keep this up until I'm either extremely rich or lost my money
* I'm very aware of the risks, I'm doing this with money I can miss.
If I'd lost it I'd be bummed, but I can afford to shrug it off.
I'm a rambler, I'm a gambler, I'm a long way from home
And if you don't like me, well, leave me alone
I'll eat when I'm hungry, I'll drink when I'm dry
And the moonshine don't kill me, I'll live til I die
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
We cannot discuss his politics here in the Lounge, which is just as well because I don't know the man that well, but I suppose now that he is in intensive care, it is in order to wish him well and a speedy recovery.
There was a time at the start of pandemic, where some believed society should just ride out the virus till herd immunity killed it. Maybe Boris was in that camp when he shook hands with patients in the hospital?
In any case, I don't believe we should under current circumstances be holding that argument against him. The man is clearly very sick and IMHO only sympathy is now appropriate.