In 2006/2007 I took two years off my job to daycare, loved it, killed it, and then the 08 crash happened. That was my cue to exit, although I missed the biggest market comeback in history, just didn't have the time or play money to bother with it. I had spent two years learning, and studying trend analysis, paper trading... Then I jumped in. As soon as that next crash happens, I'll be back in shorting the crash and playing the rebound. And it's coming... The Canadian housing bubble is way bigger than the u.s was when it popped and started the ball rolling... It's only a matter of time.