Tuesday, October 21, 2008


37 year old Andrew Lahde who got an 870 percent gain last year quits Hedge Fund and writes a memorable farewell letter: 
I was in this game for the money. The low hanging fruit, i.e. idiots whose parents paid for prep school, Yale, and then the Harvard MBA, was there for the taking. These people who were (often) truly not worthy of the education they received (or supposedly received) rose to the top of companies such as AIG, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and all levels of our government. All of this behavior supporting the Aristocracy, only ended up making it easier for me to find people stupid enough to take the other side of my trades. God bless America. 
The entire letter, which includes a rant extolling the virtues of marijuana, is here.

He's naive about pot smoking; it can really screw up your life, especially when combined with antidepressants such as Paxil. The genius should spend some of his loot promoting awareness of potentially catastrophic dangers.