After 15 Years a friendship ends on one day …

Hello Traders,

After 15 years with the same broker, a friendship ends.  I have known my broker longer than my wife, and my kids.  This is a select group of people he was in.  My mom, my brothers, and my best friend from High School are in this group.



One thing I have learned in life there is some things you have no control over.  The older I get the more valid this concept becomes.

You have no control over picking your mom and brothers, but I did have control on selecting my friends and my broker.

Can one person outside of a friendship have that much control to decide your fate?  I have been battling a losing battle for close to 3 years I believe now.

I suppose I should thank my futures firm for giving up on me and sending my trading account back to me, but without my knowledge they did so or my consent.

Zig Ziglar said, “Life is hard …” how very true this statement has become in my life.

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I remember very clearly one day when I was mowing the grass how little I can control is this life … you know life just happens at times. You can go and chase the birds as Jim Rohn would say, or simply say that’s fascinating and move on.

In my wisdom, I have collected over the year’s, I choose to move on and say that’s simply fascinating.  I can no more control what time I will wake up from sleep or a blade of grass growing.  The more you live the more you understand how futile it is to try to control things you will never understand.

They say parting is such sweet sorrow … I leave this day with one word … fascinating.


Good Continued Trading,


David ‘Tiger’ Knight

P.S.  To any future brokers who decide to give me a call … you must be ok with me doing my personal blog on trading and establishing a relationship.  I leave a relationship I have known for 15 years by simply being me.  An honest man in a non-perfect world.



About The Author

David M. Knight

I am a 30 Year Futures and Commodities Trading Veteran. In addition, I enjoy games of skill and chance like: poker, craps, blackjack and roulette. During my professional career, I have developed and implemented successful trading strategies and methods; along with winning systems in games of skill and chance. Join with me on our mutual journey together.

  • HD says:


    Remember the profound truth uttered by the Way, the Truth, and the Life, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.” John 15:18.
    Whatever spiritual shift toward Truth you’ve made, its been profound enough to be rejected by “the world.”

    “Be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.”

  • TradeCraze says:

    Thanks HD.


  • John says:


    Hebrew 13:5
    Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

    I love your blog…. one of the very few blogs I read regularly.

    Stay strong, like a tiger.

    Humanity is unpredictable even more than the markets but we have a common hope.

    I also think you are one of the few traders who have got your head around trading.

    Brokers come and go… it is now past anyway.

    Kind regards,


  • TradeCraze says:

    Enjoy your comments John. I suppose it will take the full weekend to figure out what my next move will be. I keep telling myself where one door closes, then another one will open.


  • TTW says:

    Enough with the kissey comments. What happened? They didn’t like you posting the P&L or what? Just wondering why they refused your business?

  • TradeCraze says:

    LOL … the ‘kissey comments’ now that is funny!

    Honestly, I am not sure. I have been the ugly red-headed step child of my prior brokerage ever since my fall out with my last ‘boss’.

    What was told to me and what really happened … I know my trading account was sent back to me on Friday by wire.

    They said something about CFTC and NFA and P&L and showing statements. I really didn’t have a chance to say anything. On Thursday was my boys school day at the amusement park, plus I don’t trade the Thursday and Friday of the 3rd week of the month.

    To me … it is awfully suspicious if you want to go down the conspiracy theory angle. My broker who I have known over 15 years didn’t have the decency or perhaps the courage to give me a call.

    I have historically taken these two days off as options and futures move from one to the next …

    With all this being said, I seem to be on the outside looking in on this one … I have to believe where one door closes another door will open.


  • TTW says:

    That is strange…good to know. Thx