Trade Forex For A Living – Life's A Beach

Trading forex for a living can make for a pretty stressful life at times. When you consider that it’s your own hard-earned money at risk, each and every decision carries considerable weight. You really can’t get away with anything, and there is rarely a chance that you are able to just “call in sick”, so when the opportunity presents itself to “get away for a day” – you jump on it.

I thought some of you might be interested to see “exactly” where I spend my days when not here staring into the soul sucking eyes of my computer screens.

This is Akumal. This is where you will find me on “pre fed announcement” days ( if you look close I’m just there under the palms in the front right corner). This is where I spend my “off days” swimming with the massive sea turtles snacking on sea grass only a 5 minutes snorkel off the beach. I have never been to Akumal – without seeing these majestic and beautiful creatures. (click for a larger view)



The Markets will unlikely have much to offer me today, and being 100% in cash again offers the rare opportunity to consider “who gives a hoot anyway”!

I encourage anyone who toils daily in the glorious world of finance / investment to “clear your heads” and take the time away “if” you can get it.


9 Responses

  1. Jworthy July 30, 2013 / 9:16 am

    Thanks for sharing the view Kong! Your beach looks lovely. And a refreshing reminder of what we toil for.

    Now keep in mind… I’ve only been reading your posts for a short while. But it seems you’ve had many international adventures in your time. (Of course, this post in particular got my living-abroad-itch tickling).

    How long have you been keeping the turtles company down there?

    • Forex Kong July 30, 2013 / 9:22 am

      Yo Jworthy.

      Yes this being the 8th country I’ve lived in long enough to pay rent / car / utilities etc…and have been here in Mexico nearly 4 years now.

      I got involved with the Internet just “before” the internet “was” the Internet and have been more or less travelling the past 15 years.

  2. Superpositron (@superpositron) July 30, 2013 / 9:18 am

    Quality posts Kong and nice call on a pop in USD. I guess you shouldn’t swim naked when swimming with the sea turtles. Snap!! Snap!!

    • Forex Kong July 30, 2013 / 9:25 am

      Ouch ya man!

      They are super passive actually…and allow you to just “bob along” with them while they eat. The entire bay is a protected “breeding grounds” so the turles are used to seeing people – and really don’t seem to care!

      USD yes……as I am almost always “a day early” – it appears to be gathering momentum here this morning.

      Trade on brotha!

  3. David July 30, 2013 / 9:50 am

    Nice move on USD today Kong, great call yesterday! I remembered you mentioned the Indian Rupee a while back and I commented how I also liked it a lot; well, if any of your readers are interested the USD/INR is back over 61 as of right now and in my opinion a great level to start building a short position around (Short USD Long INR that is). (Tread carefully though, as it eats a lot of margin and can get still get squeezed quite a bit higher, especially this week).

    • Forex Kong July 30, 2013 / 9:54 am

      Right on David!

      I’m literally out the door this second so….lets catch up later.

      You guys all have a great day! I’m outta here!

  4. Power Corrupts July 30, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    it’s a dirty job but somebody’s got to do it 🙂

  5. timfrec July 30, 2013 / 9:49 pm

    It’s Gorilla of the Playa del Carmen And King of the Jungle. His bravery has many shapes He’s a man who’s single, Just in an eye’s wink, He throws away his dagger at enemies’ hearts that sink In bloody rivers and stagger In beautiful and happy surroundings He was brought up and born among del Carmen really astounding Their love was never torn One day and by chance. He met a girl named Angela the queen of Yucatan, he loved her at first glance. Under bushy jungle’s umbrella Together they went along to face death and danger Their love was a lovely song heard by every stranger Oh apex predator of mexico …
    turtle of Akumal … BEWARE … the predator is swimming around the beach

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