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Great day in Mississauga September 23, 2009

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Went to the Canadian Business School today to look at some Microsoft training. Feeling good about it for sure.

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Busy Weekend. Slow start to the week September 22, 2009

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Not much Monday from the job search. A few from the weekend. But thats about it. Busy week. Going to see a college on Wednesday.

Thursday. September 17, 2009

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Not much today. A few scheduled webinar and some more studying.

The reinvention of moi September 16, 2009

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The education continues. VBA programming, score cards and dashboards. Currently am reading Balanced Scorecards and Operational Dashboards with Microsoft Excel. By Ron Person.
Excellent book for those looking to not only develop dashboards and scorecards but the rational.
Also, picked up the Excel 2007 bible to John Walkenbach to add to the collection. The collection currently includes Walkenbach’s books on VBA programming and formulas. Great stuff.

April 1, 2009

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Hello, My name is Paul Futher and this is my personal space on the internet.

I am in the enviable position of experiencing a career change. I wanted something more in my life. Not necessarily money either, but more. Call it finding myself if you wish. Currently I am career searching and building my skill set including more advanced certification from Microsoft. I have been using the services of Northern Lights Canada and participating in career counseling and coaching programs. Good stuff actually.

This blog is not new. Below is an explanation of the rational for its creation. The blog itself has changed (evolved, moved forward) not unlike myself and the economy. The Chinese seem to have had it correct all along. As we are in fact living in interesting times.

I started this blog back in 2007. The purpose was to post monthly results for a model trading account that was started four years ago. The model trades were created in real time. The model account was set up to test a portfolio of option calendar spreads. Hence the title “spread the risk”. The model proved a success. The strategies and lessons learned over a four year period are being put to use for my own trading efforts. The results of the model account are published on this site.

Please note two important data points. First, the reports end on February 2008. There are reasons for that but they are not important. Second, the portfolio itself was created with fake money. The trades were all done in real time, but the money, alas, was not real.

This was after all a model.

February 2008…the last post? April 1, 2009

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Yes, that is correct. There is of course an explanation. And that is that the data feed was shot off against my will and no other alternate was available.
Since 2008 I have decided to make a career change. Running a portfolio of calendar spreads is my way of participating in financial markets. But not buying and selling individual stocks.

Results as of February 8 2008 February 10, 2008

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feb-8-2008.pdf

Results as of January 11 2008 January 13, 2008

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jan-11-2008.pdf

Results as of October 28 2007 October 29, 2007

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oct282007.pdf

Results as of September 30 2007 September 30, 2007

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09302007.pdf