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Options Trader & Blood Donor

Life is unpredictable. That’s not hard to understand, nor is it news to anyone. But it’s those curveballs that life likes to throw on occasion that can really flip our world upside down.

Tim Blotzer was hit with one of life’s curveballs when his father developed Alzheimer’s disease. As a result, Tim was unable to work increasingly demanding long hours while caring for his aging parent, and he was let go. Newly unemployed with a limited schedule and a dependent father, now what?

Then Tim found trading, and hasn’t joined the traditional workforce since 2002. When he’s not trading, he’s busy donating his rare type 0 CMV negative blood for babies and children. Let’s hear it from Tim himself:

“I trade Options. I like to sell options rather than buy them, because I don’t have to be right; I just can’t be really really wrong. And my philosophy for doing Options is trade what you see, not what you think or feel, and NOT what the talking heads are saying. Everything you need to know is in the charts, so you’ve got to get good at reading the charts.

Now when I’m not trading options, I donate platelets. On Monday I have to go donate platelets. That will be my 179th platelet donation, because I am type 0, CMV negative; and they told me they can give my blood to newborn babies in distress, as I don’t have a virus in my blood that most people have. Sometimes, while waiting, I trade from the blood bank.”

As far as his experience trading, he doesn’t consider it a job. He’s being paid to have fun. Read more about Tim by clicking here.