Year 2018 in review

Back to annual review after 8 years, hopefully for real this time with the goods and the bads of 2018: Trading: overall a good year but it could have been better CFDs (Forex & Commodities) account - UPnL: 5% Crypto futures account - RPnL: 440% (aka 4.4x), UPnL: 180% (aka 1.8x) Bitcoin options account - UPnL: 2% Crypto: the come back and I am “all in” this time finally understanding the underlying tech/math/cryptography invested in coins that I love (Bitcoin, Monero, etc) and plan to HODL lots of study/courses and research Technology: a bit of slow down security research study, pen-testing and forensics analysis kick off cryptos-ruby project and bitmex-api, deribit-api REST-API libraries Sports: set back due to multiple injuries :( Running - still recovering after an ankle injury in Sep Walking - did a lot of walking and listen to 10 audio books and lots of podcasts Snowboarding - carving is getting better and better but had a shoulder injury and I still feel a bit of pain Swimming - paused swimming in summer due to shoulder injury, hope to resume soon Travel: mostly business travel Ukraine - winter snowboarding vacation India - spent 6 weeks in Delhi to do knowledge transfer and a few days in Goa USA - 3 weeks in Conshohocken with business matters Business: new horizons Zuppler - stepping down and unwinding responsibilities/work getting ready to start my next gig with all the pros and cons C ya in 2020. [Read More]