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Friday, September 16, 2011

A Post for My Friend Pogeen

Sir Winston Churchill once said, "If you're going through hell, keep going."

This has to be a traders motto. Trading is a learning process. Did you see my profile for my website? I'm a student of everything, always learning. Any trader worth his salt has taken some licks, but we learn, adapt strategies and continue. Don't give up, set a plan, follow your rules and the money will flow.

On a secondary note, the phrase "worth one's salt" began with the ancient Romans. One reference suggested that the origin of the phrase "worth one's salt" could date back to before 900 B.C. During that time, Roman soldiers were paid for work in salarium, which was an allowance for the purchase of salt. Salt was considered good for human health and was a hard to find commodity. The word soldier, in that era, literally meant 'one who is paid in salt. The 'sal' in the word salarium is Latin for pay. Over the years, the word salarium was shortened and came into the English language as salary. To say that someone is worth his or her salt, you are saying that he or she is worth the wages that he or she earns.

I hope that one day you become worth the wages you earn, although I already suspect that you're worth far more.




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