Blain, the blogger @ Stock Trading 101, has tagged me and now I have to admit to my most obsessive thoughts. I guess this game is similar to the game of tag that went around a little while back where I had to tell you “5 things you didn’t know about me“.

As it may be no surprise to some of you, my thoughts are predominately about money in some way, shape, or form.

Here it is, Frugal Traders most obsessive thoughts:

  1. My Blog and other money oriented blogs
    • takes up a lot of my brain space for some reason or another. Perhaps because I truly enjoy sharing my financial thoughts with the world and having an audience that is interested. I also follow over 50 blogs on a daily basis, is that considered obsessed? :)
  2. The Stock Market
    • I think about the stock market all the time. I know, a lot of you will tell me that active trading is a bad thing, but I do it because I enjoy it. I’m constantly thinking about technical/fundamental strategies that will help me get ahead.
  3. Making Money
    • No surprise here. If I’m not thinking about my blog or the stock market, I’m thinking about other ways to make more money. That’s just the way that I’m wired.

Now it’s time to find out about some other bloggers. I figure I’ll pick different bloggers than I picked last time. I tag, Canadian Money Diva, Trader-X, Trading Goddess, Middle Class Millionaire, and J.D Roth from Get Rich Slowly.


  1. The Money Diva on April 19, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    The post is up. I have no secrets left!

  2. Trading Goddess on April 20, 2007 at 11:25 pm


    Obsessive thoughts? Like what? What kind of thoughts? Thoughts that I am obsessing over? I never even thought if I obsessed over anything. I have to think about this. What do I obsess over? hmmmmmm I will definitely be obsessinve over whether I have any obsessive thoughts. If I do have obsessive thoughts, would be that a bad thing? My! I will definitely have to think a bit more on this. I might have some obsessive thoughts. Maybe. Let me think just a bit more. Course, I may not have any obsessive thoughts. And if I don’t, than that means I don’t obsess over anything, which means I don’t have any obsessive thoughts.

    I’ll get back to you on that…I just need a little bit longer to think about it.

  3. Trading Goddess on April 21, 2007 at 12:59 am

    Oh dear!

    I just noticed that I spelled the word obsessive wrong once in the above post! I surely hope you can forgive me for that! I don’t see a spell checker around here. Why isn’t there a spell checker? I would think they would make spell checkers mandatory for everything nowadays. Goodness! You ARE going to forgive me for that, right? I mean, I generally pay attention to what I type, so one spelling error should be overlooked. Of course, if that were a Spelling test of a Spelling Bee, no-can-do! Bizarre that they don’t just put a spell checker on every page. I hate to look like an idiot. Do I look like an idiot because I spelled the word obsessive wrong? Gosh! I hope not. Boy, now I am a bit nervous that something in this will be spelled wrong. I better read the whole thing through before I hit the send button. Yikes! That is a lot of words! I don’t know if I have the time to re-read all that that I just typed! Hmmmmmmmm…. I may have the time. I really don’t think I AM doing anything. So, it won’t be like it WILL be cutting into anything if I DO go back and re-read and check for spelling errors. But, really! They should just have a spell-checker built in, for cryin’ out loud!

  4. Trading Goddess on April 21, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    Hello again. Ummmm, was there a deadline on this? I mean, did you want to know what my obsessive thoughts were by a particular date and time? The reason I ask is that if the date is far out from now, say in May or June, than I would have more time to really think if I had any obsessive thoughts. Of course, I don’t even know if you want me to try this hard to think if I have any obsessive thoughts. Or should I just “sort of” try and think if I have any? How much time and energy did you want me to put into this? Maybe I should just ask you, since you have already done this, how much time did you spend on it? Did the thought of obsessive thoughts come to you right away or did you actually have to sit down and think about obsessive thoughts for a while before you came up with your 3? You know, if it took you a long time to come up with your answers, I would hope that you would give me enough time as well. I will have to check my calendar. I know there is something I am doing in May, course I can’t remember what right off the top of my head, and then, there are a ton of birthdays in June! Oh my! I better try and make some extra money the next few weeks, cause June is definitely an expensive month! And as I will be spending a lot of time with those people celebrating, I probably won’t have a whole lot of time to dedicate to thinking about what I obsess about. How about a bit farther out then, say July? Let see, there is a few good movies coming out in July, as well as the date 07-07-07. Some people think that is the day the world is coming to an end. Sigh. Did you know that a gazillion people have already booked that date to get married on? I guess that would be a very good day for people who have trouble remembering things. A person would have a hard time NOT remembering their anniversary if they got married on 07-07-07, wouldn’t you agree? Well, speaking of dates, maybe you could move the deadline out to the end of July then. That probably would work out great. I don’t want to seem like I am not exerting any effort into coming up with some things I obsess about. I mean, I am appreciative and flattered that you even thought to include me on that list in the first place! Of course, I guess quite honestly, I wish the task was a bit easier for me. What if some of the things I list are not even obsessive-worthy? Or what if I can’t come up with a single thing? Will anyone in the future ever “tag” me again? Maybe I should first just look up the word obsessive in the dictionary to see what exactly qualifies? Yes. I do believe that is a good idea! I probably should have just done that from the beginning! Why didn’t I think of that? hmmmmmmmm

  5. Trading Goddess on April 22, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Hi! Happy Sunday to you!

    I was finally able to look up the word obsessive in the dictionary. Sorry about not doing it right away; I have been trying to keep on top of my rather large portfolio of stocks. And as I mentioned, and sort of reminded myself in the process as well, June will be an expensive birthday month for me, so … as I normally want to keep on top of things, I will be wanting to make some extra money for the next few weeks. Just have to mention that, as again, I don’t want you to think I am not giving this “tagging” thing about obsessive thoughts some serious thought and effort on my part to complete your requested task.

    O.K. Here is the definition of obsession:

    1. being, pertaining to, or resembling an
    obsession: an obsessive fear of illness.
    2. causing an obsession.
    3. excessive, esp. extremely so.
    4. someone who has an obsession or obsessions; a person who thinks or behaves in an obsessive manner.

    It probably is a good idea now to look up the word obsession, which I did:

    1. the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.
    2. the idea, image, desire, feeling, etc., itself.
    3. the state of being obsessed.
    4. the act of obsessing.

    hmmmmmm So it looks like, to me anyway, that obsessive thoughts would be one that dominate your thoughts. I wonder if there is a certain percentage that qualifies a thought to be considered a dominate thought. Like what, say 90%? Or would even 55% count? hmmmmm again.

    Well, I do believe that at least with the definitions of the words obsession and obsessive, I may have a better idea of what exactly to hone in on. However, as you can see by the delay in even posting the definitions herein, I have been busy with checking in on my stocks which I normally do, but with the added June concern I mentioned at the beginning of this comment. A couple of my stocks are up for earnings this week, which, although I am of the mind to hold through earnings is to be considered masochistic, I do like to re-enter a position upon favorable earnings and conference call. Crud. Did I spell masochistic correctly? I guess I better go look that up real quick. Hang on a sec… O.K. here is the spelling and definition as well:

    1. Psychiatry. the condition in which sexual gratification depends on suffering, physical pain, and humiliation.
    2. gratification gained from pain, deprivation, degradation, etc., inflicted or imposed on oneself, either as a result of one’s own actions or the actions of others, esp. the tendency to seek this form of gratification.
    3. the act of turning one’s destructive tendencies inward or upon oneself.
    4. the tendency to find pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness, etc.

    Wow! That doesn’t sound like fun to me! After reading that definition, I believe I can say that I am definitely not a masochist! Yikes! I better think of a new word to describe holding a stock through earnings. hmmmmmmmm Well, I will have to think about that for a bit. I will get back to you with a better word. I just need a bit more time to think about it…

  6. Trading Goddess on April 22, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    O.K. Back. I would call holding through earnings to be ignorant. Yes. Or gambling. Yes. Of course, inexperienced is a good word to use as well. Maybe even better than ignorant. Inexperienced. Yes.

    I am happy with that. A way better word than masochistic, imo, to describe holding through earnings. Wouldn’t you agree? Of course, I actually don’t even know your stance on holding through earnings… hmmmmmm I should check around your blog – you probably have your thoughts on that posted here somewhere. I will look around…

  7. TradingGoddess on October 14, 2008 at 4:47 am


    Just checking in to see how you are doing! My, it has been a while since I checked back here! Why did it take me this long to check? sheesh! I would have thought I would be obsessing about checking back here. hmmm… Maybe I do not have obsessive thoughts afterall! woohoo! Course, I wonder if me just checking back here after all this time qualifis as having obsessive thoughts. Yikes! I seem to be in a pickle! hmmm… what to do, what to do… Well, I will try and not think about it! Yes! That is what I will do! lol! lol!

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