One Year Later

A year ago today I lost my father and my best friend, everyone here lost their mentor and a friend. Dad and I spent the last 7 years of his life living together. Our households merged on a very snowy day in Feb those years back. I would’ve never thought they were to end so soon.

Like many of his generation COPD made his life difficult. My father was the type of man to overcome anything and everything. A car accident had shattered his leg in his 50s. He came back from it to be more physically fit than ever. Months of not being able to walk to walking miles. He had issues with depression and alcoholism that he was able to overcome and live a healthy, fruitful life. He turned to spiritualism to help him through the darkest times. Which many of you had conversations with him about. A lot of hardships made him the man he was. He pushed himself physically and mentally to be the best he could be. As much as life threw at him over the years he did the best that he could and overcame. In my mind he could overcome this and he’d have me there to help him.

My father was so proud to have his dream house, loyal dopey dog, his daughter and grandson with him for those last few years. He had just finished and posted updated lessons and had sent me off to the east coast a few days prior telling me “to find my dream home, don’t worry about anything else.” We were planning on moving back to the East Coast for better doctors for him and better schools for my son. On the way to his mother’s funeral the prior October when we entered a state I was trying to convince him was a good idea, 3 rainbows were huge and present. We both took it as a sign to continue on that path. The last email conversation I had with him was to hunt down a wine he hadn’t had in years to bring back with me with some Entenmann’s stuff we couldn’t get were we lived either.

I received the call the next day and hurried back. Dad went out on his own terms. Even quietly making the news. He was no stranger to news having been in Barron’s and on tv on multiple occasions in the late 80s early 90s. Later in life he turned down multiple speaking engagements and tv appearances. He liked his quiet life.

This year has been the hardest of my life. Everything had started to unravel and I found myself lost without him. In the beginning I just auto-piloted everything while basically still in shock. I tried to do what I thought was right not considering myself at all but, at the end of the day there was just too many balls to juggle and I was trying to live 2 lives at once. Things started to fall and with that my mental state. I’m the type to either do things 100% or not at all. After things had started to calm down and stabilize around June of last year I fell into a crippling depression. I’m working my way out of it now.  For everyone who has been so supportive and sent me kind wishes I thank you. You can never know how much it all means to me. For those of you who threw hate, and assumptions (someone actually accused me of thinking I was above my father’s followers recently in an email smh) due to my lack of responses and participation. For those of you who threw the negativity at me, I hope you find peace and happiness for you are in desperate need of.

I want to thank everyone for your patience with me in the last year. I wish you all health and happiness in the coming years.

For the time being the blog will remain open for reference and educational purposes, however the weekend reports will not for the foreseeable future. OEW lessons will continue for the time being. I love talking with students and their excitement, positive attitude, and seeing my father’s work continue on helping people better their lives means a lot to me. Lessons are a requirement to have access to the private group which remains active and ongoing. Lesson advert he posted from last year please email me at johnsonoew@gmail.com if interested in taking lessons.

In the coming year I’m going to dive into his notes of spiritual teachings. I want to pull them together and offer them in some sort of format for those who would like them. Stay tuned for that.

A year later I truly understand what his last words to me really were. I’m undertaking that journey now, wish me luck.

Over the weekend I asked members from the group if anyone wanted to say something publicly on the blog.

“Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. – Richard Bach”  ~ Wesley

“Looking for an edge in investments may draw one first to OEW, but what drew one to Tony ultimately was his heart and the example he set for his students and on “the board” for patience, generosity, and humility. These live on in his students and cause them to pause as they interact with one another in the exchange of ideas and preservation of the principles of OEW from which further insights might be gained. ” ~Joe

“Tony, I will remember you always as one of the most inquisitive, analytical, thoughtful, & kind people I have ever known.

You graciously shared your life’s work with the world & greatly enhanced my ability to study the factors influencing global financial markets as well as the collective investor consciousness.

Your quantitative approach to objectively interpret the Elliott Wave Principle remains your OEW legacy.  However it was your subtle sense of humor, compassion, & ability to communicate with curious minds across any subject in search of greater understanding that I will forever appreciate and seek to emulate in my own life.

On a personal note my Mom passed of pancreas cancer 2 short weeks after you & for that reason February will forever be a month of remembrance for my two greatest teachers.

Namaste,” ~ Ryan

“Tony you certainly were a rare and special kind of person who shared your life’s work to help the lives of others.  You taught me to be a successful trader improving my financial life but more importantly you taught me to be a better person.  I use to be the kind of person that would never of shared his findings or tried to help people like you have done but I see now that those actions are what really gives fulfillment to ones life and I have you to thank for that.  You will always be remembered as my mentor.” ~Rich

“They say the teacher will come when the student is ready and that was certainly the case with Tony for me.  I needed a framework to help streamline my investments and a random tip from a colleague sent me to the OEW blog.  It didn’t take long before I realized that this approach was different from the subjective/changeable E-wave that I had known for years.  I powered through the lessons, looking forward to learning more in real-time.  Unfortunately, my time with Tony was cut short, but his approach and guidance through the Lessons have had a profound impact on the way I view and approach the markets now.  I’m glad I found you when I did.  Many thanks, Maestro Tony.” ~Greg

“RIP Tony. We miss you!” ~ Kele

“RIP Tony Caldaro.

You were the BEST of the best!”~Spyridon
“For years and years I have read your analyzes and your blog. You had become a beacon. Your legacy is enormous for the OEW group and I am grateful for the veterans for this. You would definitely be proud of them. There are many teachings. Thanks to you my trading has become extraordinarily profitable. Your extraordinary kindness and availability are forever teaching us all… miss you very much always Tony.” ~Marco
“It’s the smartest investment of my life to attend Tony’s 1:1 tutoring in 2018, and there is no “one of” in front of it.” ~ Simon
“Tony absolutely changed my view of the market and how it worked. He was a person I never personally met, but felt like I knew him all my life. He is, and will always be missed.” ~Cowboy
“I followed Tony on the public site for two years before contacting him to start the lessons in Sept 2018. He helped me complete my rehab from EWI! He was such a kind soul and his impact on humanity if far greater than his impact on market analysis, as evident by the opinions of all you folks who knew him much better than I. And even more evident by these experienced, similarly minded (and hearted) folks that are continuing his work. Thank you Tony. Thank you OEW advocates.” ~Ed
Tony: I started to read your blog in 2016, at the end of that year, I decided to take the class. It was one of the best decisions I made in my life. You taught me so much, not just how to invest, but to become a better person. Although we never met, I feel you’re like an old friend.One year has past, and we miss you very much. We will always remain your faithful and proud students our whole lives. You’re the best!”~ Elaine

Your father was an exceptional man, full of kindness and compassion for all he met and spoke to within the group, ultimately, he was an inspiration and I hope to emulate his outlook on life towards others even more so in the years to come. Your dad always liked too sign off with a smile, so hear goes =) ” ~Alistair

 

Love only yourself, or Love yourself and all others.

It’s a choice. Make the choice!

 

 

 

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188 Responses to One Year Later

  1. Gary Lewis says:

    Thanks for sharing. Tony was the best and I was stunned at the news last year. At first when I read the post, I thought that Tony was writing that his dad has passed. Quickly I realized it was Tony. I was sitting in the airport waiting on a flight to Mexico. I remember it as clearly as 9-11, Kennedy´s assassination, and other major events in my life. While I never met Tony in person, I sure did enjoy debating our different viewpoints on the market. he was never mean as some on the blog were. I wish you peace in your journey. We never really get over the grief we feel in losing someone special. We only seem to learn to live with it.

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  2. pdn (@pdn51) says:

    Even the remoteness of the internet blog board could not stop people like me who occasionally read his insightful analysis from recognising his uniqueness. Tony was a one-of-a-kind, generous soul, who kept persisting with helping others while fighting his own battle. It seems his star quality has passed over to you. You will definitely get through this. All the best.

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  3. filipozze says:

    this is not about trading. trading isn’t the most important thing in life. but this post and this blog is a true life lesson. Anyone in this blog need to slow down and don’t care about where SP500 will go. Don’t you recognize that update could never be the same without great Tony? thank you Cristine for updating every week in this difficult moment of your life. God bless Tony and your family. keep going on. Tony will be happy to to see you happy again

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  4. kvilia says:

    I was reading through the lines and wondered if that was my hand typing letters. I understand you very well, Christine, having lost a dearest person to me and still trying to come out of the state of denial.
    You will pull yourself out of this because you have Tony’s blood. Tony was one the most generous people I knew, even without having him met. One of very few that I will remember until my last days.

    Best of luck to you, Christine, you will find your balance in life.

    From my heart,
    kv

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  5. dianemw says:

    Christine,
    Thank you for continuing the lessons – I am happy to have the lessons for reference. I wish you all the peace and happiness in this world
    diane

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  6. Christine,
    Thank you for the update and sharing your story as well as sentiments from the group. I like to think we were all his students. Wonderful details about how he never let any setback get in the way. I am sure the same for you as traits like that always run in the family.
    Best to you in 2020!
    Mike

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  7. Benz Rabbit says:

    Christine,
    Life throws us curveballs that we never see coming but you will get through this!!

    Psalm 34:18-19
    18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.
    19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
    but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

    God bless!!!

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  8. Hi Christine
    Life goes on. Please be 100% positive and to keep Tony OEW work goes on
    Please continue this blog so that more people knows. (many people is watching )
    Do not stop letting people to post their opinion which is very helpful.
    and you might be enlighten with lots of ideas. 🙂
    Thank you

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  9. daisysdad says:

    God bless you and God bless Tony. We will always see each other again. Belief. Faith. Love.

    Liked by 4 people

  10. 123 abc says:

    Alas, I’m alone, ebbing & flowing within the currents of elusive waves. I search for my beacon of light. I stumble I drown in the thoughts of my friend. Following behind him at the shore, I trace his footprints in the sand.

    Christine, thank you for sharing your heartfelt story. Looking forward to the master’s spiritual teachings. Godspeed Tony.

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    • James McKee says:

      Beautiful 123 !!!

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    • Raj Virdee says:

      One night I dreamed a dream.
      As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
      Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
      For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
      One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

      After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
      I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
      I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
      especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
      there was only one set of footprints.

      This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
      “Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
      You’d walk with me all the way.
      But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
      there was only one set of footprints.
      I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

      He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
      Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
      When you saw only one set of footprints,
      It was then that I carried you.”

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    • Scott Ford says:

      beautiful chart, do you keep this count on a website anywhere?

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    • Brandon Pope says:

      Looks like the 5th wave is ending in a diagonal. If this wave 4 going on currently holds over night, look for top tomorrow- later in day. ❤ ❤

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      • 123 abc says:

        Quite some selling in the futures. Wondering if the wave starting from the low of 31-JAN has completed at yesterday’s 12-FEB high. If so, then perhaps around a 4% pullback may be underway.

        OEW charts have been updated, it appears the uptrend from OCT onwards has been re-labelled and downgraded by one degree: https://stockcharts.com/public/1269446/tenpp

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