Firstly thanks to all those I've interacted with over the years.
I've enjoyed every Discussion/Altercation/Opinion.
A great diversity of people and talents.
After 15000 posts I wanted to at least leave something.
I don't have the need to post --- to share -- its gone.
Its taken a while but I have seen a continuous flow and rotation of people with similar passions/desires/aims
with huge bundles of similar ideas and theories all meaning something to every individual and nothing to as many others. So it has been in the past and so it will be in the future.
Time for me to hop off.
TH said it best (Cant find the exact quote---but)
Personally I think forums are full of people like this.There are many who are very knowledgeable in the market but---cant make a profit
There are a few like TH and Howard Bandy who subtly (Howard) or KO (TH) the message.
There are golden messages all through posts worth knowing.
This from Howard and is my findings
After a life time of application and education--this!I have found, and you will find when you replicate my analysis, that the single most important thing you can do to maximize future profit is remove / avoid large losing trades. It is more important to avoid large losses than anything else -- even at the expense of missing profitable trades. The next important thing you can do is avoid a high percentage of losing trades.
Enter/Exit and Manage your trading as you will but above is the Bottom line.
And so the countless posts continue as to what is best.Each analyst needs to do this analysis him or herself for the system that will be traded
So to my own opinion as to the biggest stumbling block to your financial freedom.
And it may on the surface seem far too simple.
Lack of Capital.
Money makes money
Money alters mindsets
Money opens doors to more
You don't have to have it---but you do know how to and be able to access it.
You wont reach Financial Freedom without it.
If you cant access it you cant Leverage and you cant Compound.
I've been LUCKY enough to have my and a few of my coming generations covered financially.
Don't under estimate luck
Right place right time
capability and finally-----DOING IT.
Most talk about it.
For me its come in the following order.
To me the markets are the least attractive. Here are the most failures---the most theorists.
Even the experts are in many cases no more talented than the general punter.---They get it wrong just as often.
Learn the street smarts of Business it will serve you well.
Learn Property ---- when to buy/hold and develop.
Learn HOW to trade---you'll always be able to fish---diversify your holdings.
KEEP CONTROL in everything.
Everything changes and never as fast as it does today.
People have more knowledge at their fingertips now and in the future than
we will ever have. Either learn how to use it---OR EMPLOY those who can
use it for you---(My choice).
With all sincerity
Enjoy the future
Learn from the past
and DONT WASTE YOUR LIFE.