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ZTR in hospital

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I am glad that he had no pain when he passed away. I was fascinated by his commitment to trading although he was in a bad condition. This guy was one of the most passionate traders on futures.io (formerly BMT). I wish that his family will cope with the pain.

R.I.P., Andy Zektzer


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I have only been on this forum a short time but I sent you a PM the other day and you took the time to respond, to me that speaks volumes about you. You are a true legend on this forum and your memory will live on and you will for sure be an inpsiration for all traders on futures.io (formerly BMT). RIP Andy, you are a great loss to all who have been in contact with you.


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Terrible news..
I can not describe in words how sad i am...
With tears in my eyes ...Rest in peace dear Andy...
We will miss you.

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I am very sad .
Peace, Prayers and Blessings.

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

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Wow Sad News!

It is sad to hear that one of futures.io (formerly BMT) Members passed away.

I come in and out of the forum during the year looking for guidance and I am sure I will still get guidance from Andy's influences of other traders here in this forum.

Long Live Andy's Legacy

Rest In Peace Buddy!!!


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Andy and I had some great talks. He took an interest in me and really encouraged me to press on as a trader just as I was thinking about calling it quits. He said I was one of the few he'd me that he though could make it. And he backed up his words with action by really helping me understand some of the finer things about how markets move in certain areas.

In the end, I think he got a little peeved at me because I could not grasp fully what he was talking about. His mind worked in ways that were just way beyond my limited ability to follow......but the fact remains, he was a giving person and lived his life in a way many of could emulate.

My sincere gratitude for having known Andy and my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Andy, you've made the ultimate trade.....this life for the better one to follow......thank you for your friendship. I am a better person for having known you if only for a few months.


I share your sentiments and wording too.

Andy was able to take broken shards of pottery in all of us as traders and make us whole, and together we were able to carry volumes of water that none of us even dreamed were possible, but we aspired to do at some time.

His good works will go right along with him, as he awaits his calling too.

I am trying to type with tears in my eyes, on my hands and in my heart. I talked often with Andy, and did what I could to bear him up. We text messaged when we could, even the last posts were encouraging and inspiring to both of us, as we both took the approach of looking forward irrespective of the obvious. He did wonderfully, in surviving cancer and in participating on these threads, as a distraction from his health. To have survived so long and with such resolution and focus is a testament and tribute that is worthy of this memorial we have contributed to.

Thanks guys for expressing your sincere comments.
Thanks Richard / Zondor for your tireless care and help.
Thanks ChipolteBob, ZT, Zondor, Sykes, Gomi, and forgive me if I can't remember the others too.

We all come from such complex, compound and varying technical backgrounds and bring these skillsets towards our individual endeavours towards trading in the hope that we don't have to return to those careers. Big Mike's Forum has taken off like wild fire because it tapped into a niche of sophisticated retail investors who combine (at least, what they want to share and however much they wish to contribute and participate) their mind-share towards that goal of individual success. For that I solute you too.

These forums provided an amazing outlet for Andy to participate in his limited health conditions and when he could, go out for a spin on his motorcycle(s). These forums provided a means of interaction with so many others, and from that lofty perch he was able to assemble a group of outstanding bright lights / candles, as it were, and together we made some incredible discoveries and achievements possible, that simply would not have been possible otherwise. For that, again, I salute Andy!

We have all been honored to have known him, and to (whatever extent you have become familiar with his work and frequent published recorded events) have seen his work.

(all the best)

I rest easy knowing that (again, I say) his good works go right along with him!

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It's really sad news.
R.I.P and God Bless you!

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Moderator Note

Richard (Zondor) has asked that donations in Andy's memory go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The link is:

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Donate

Thank you,

@Big Mike

Mike, I can't reach the above link (at least with my computer)

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I think it doesn't work from Europe. I can't access the page using my default network configuration, but if I connect using a VPN tunnel with a US endpoint it works.

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I think it doesn't work from Europe. I can't access the page using my default network configuration, but if I connect using a VPN tunnel with a US endpoint it works.

Thanks Gomi,

You are correct, for Europeans it works from the Canadian site:


CanadaHelps - Charity Profile: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada / Société de leucémie & lymphome du Canada

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