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Gentleman, start your engines ...

Ladies and Gents,

an new trading year started. Like in the good old times of racing, we stand on the sidelines, ready to boot our computers, to bring up the charts, to move ourselves into the trading cockpits, enter the first trades of the year. Like in racing, we all start at zero and the first parts of the race will very much determine how we may do overall. Some of us may be in the pole-position, having the best engines, the most financial backing on their side. Others might start from behind - but nevertheless we all have a chance to excel this year.

I hope you found some time 'during the years' to prepare for the fierce competition of the next weeks and months. Time to look back on 2009 and the drivers to your performance. To evaluate what went wrong and where you did well. But also time to look forward, set targets, gain emotional capital ...