I've had quite a few private mails with regards to my stance of late on ASF.
This is for those interested.
After 10yrs posting on ASF and Reecap Forum and near enough to 8000 posts
I have decided that its time to spend more time on my own Trading and Business/Family interests.
I have learnt a great deal from these forums from many who have no idea that they have given out very useful snippets.
From time to time a poster will appear who could be of great value to those who take the time to research and implement into their own trading methodologies using some or all of the hints they give out.
However the vast majority tend to dismiss much information as ego boosting from those who are in the position and generous enough to pass it on. Sadly a fact of life--the tall poppy syndrome.Often it seems that ideas offered up dont fit with their own.But as was pointed out to me in one exchange---The EARTH was FLAT at one time
That got through to me and changed forever my perspective on almost all views.
Soultrader is the latest victim I see here.
Many will wallow in the vast darkness of knowledge accumulation and NEVER be able to APPLY it.
Many suffer from.
Doing the SAME thing day in and day out and EXPECTING a different result.
Very little of PRACTICAL value is passed on through forums as the majority are searching for the same thing--(plenty of Theories very little practical application.) When it is----most cant see the forest for the trees.
Of all the things Ive picked up crowd mentality would have to rate top of the list. Fear and Greed is demonstrated daily.
Lack of Knowledge of how to APPLY knowledge is closely second.
There will ALWAYS be idiots. They are fortunately everywhere. You'll see and speak to them on a daily basis. Life is NEVER an exciting place for them and those that appear happy with their lot and genuinely happy to pass on ideas that they have found of great use--certainly dont deserve to be in that space--according to them. They will cut them down where they stand---simply because THEY deserve it in their minds.--Who do they think they are!!
My main aim in the next year is to work on Techtrader with a few who have offered up help and with those who I will pay to investigate ideas which are beyond my capabilities. Even small changes in the methodology have seen over 100% improvement on its original successful form. Many have benifited from the exercise in using it as a blueprint for their own methods and coupling ideas found from the on going input from myself and others.
I used to think that profiting from short term discretionary trading was a pipe dream.The cavern in which 95% of traders fall--few ever to return.
Some have shown me that this is close to the truth but a very few have proven that 5% actually do exceedingly well--way beyond that which I ever expected possible. I have proven this myself---so this is also an area in which I will work with a few others.CONSISTANCY is the challenge in this area--this is where I will be investigating.
So this will be more than enough for me. Thank you to all those who have been generous enough to pass on snippets of THEIR findings.
To everyone---its worth the effort!
Life has many things that will come to an end. Life itself!
But to me I think its terribly important to have things in life that dont have an end.
Personal Developement is one.
and Profiting CONSISTENTLY from the market another.
From me Business /Family&Friends/Travel are others.
These are the things that make life worthwhile.
I may pass through on topics of interest but gone are the days of "Educating the masses".
I'll leave that to others.