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One year later into my trading career...........seeking guidance and direction

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I only assume that I'm not alone there and some other people may be not as bright as you are, otherwise everybody on this forum would be making a lot of money after reading and rereading your lenghy theoretical prose.

It's only slightly, partially about being "bright" -- it's more about being humble enough to take advice from others who are eminently more experienced than you are, particularly when you don't like the advice, diligent enough to self-study and research without expecting others to hand you answers, flexible and adaptable and willing to change to learn new things, creative enough to "be yourself" while still incorporating new ways of doing things, among many others, all of which Gary is. He has been trading for 40 years, and is probably the person on this forum most rooted in the practical, reality, the least theoretical, if you will. I'm not finger pointing at you or anyone by the way, just saying it.

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it is Anna K that initiates by referring to other members posts as lengthy, ambiguous, and of little or no use in real life trading.

Oh my God the irony.

Start it, uninitiated, with another member (who happens to be exactly correct) and then report the post that responds with similar tone and language?

I'll share my two cents.

Folks, if you want the input of someone who's humility and lack of a publicist prevented him from being featured in the pop psychology trading books that so many love...if you want the input of someone that was prolific for decades among floor trading legends...if you value the insight of an extremely well versed professional trader that is connected to the absolute top players in the history of the most competitive trading environments the world has ever seen....consider approaching Mr. long winded ambiguous low value poster @tigertrader with an open mind and the due respect that he well deserves for sharing here for free insight and information that could be worth millions of dollars.

@Big Mike like I have said a hundred times, your venue, your rules. I applaud what you have created here Mike and the countless hours of work, much of it tedious and a pain in the buttocks. This is a remarkable venue, without question the best on the net. I am beyond grateful to be a member here. I understand your reaction to a post being referred to moderator. That said, please consider an equal request be made to the other party by name like was made of Gary. His lengthy and thoughtful response to a struggling trader is EXACTLY what we want here as members. Dozens of Gary's posts should be required reading of anyone that wants to enter the fray and this one (referred to as low value ambiguity) is no exception. I have skin thicker than a rhino and I have, in fact, seen it all so the post that was directed at my friend is greeted with the hilarity that it deserves..but equal folks would take equal offense, for sure. Past that Gary amended his post to modify the intent so that it could be understood by a wider audience.

So, where does a cowboy in the jungle go for a month to get away from it all anyway. Hoping that was vacation and well deserved leisure.

Dan

Just for the record, I'm not sure what you are implying, but I did NOT report Tiger's post. I'm sure @Big Mike can confirm that.

I appreciate you defending Tiger and glad that you find his advice valuable.

As I said before, there is lots of stuff that Tiger mentioned that makes sense to me and lots more that does not.

Surely there could be a variety of opinions expressed on this forum. We don't all have to agree all the time.

Best to you.

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Just for the record, I'm not sure what you are implying, but I did NOT report Tiger's post. I'm sure @Big Mike can confirm that.

I appreciate you defending Tiger and glad that you find his advice valuable.

As I said before, there is lots of stuff that Tiger mentioned that makes sense to me and lots more that does not.

Surely there could be a variety of opinions expressed on this forum. We don't all have to agree all the time.

Best to you.

I was not making an implication, I was being direct and saying that you did report the post. If you did not (and I really don't care) you are still the antagonist here, the first to criticize, and completely wrong. Any doubt about that is cleared up in the subsequent "apology" post.

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It's only slightly, partially about being "bright" -- it's more about being humble enough to take advice from others who are eminently more experienced than you are, particularly when you don't like the advice, diligent enough to self-study and research without expecting others to hand you answers, flexible and adaptable and willing to change to learn new things, creative enough to "be yourself" while still incorporating new ways of doing things, among many others, all of which Gary is. He has been trading for 40 years, and is probably the person on this forum most rooted in the practical, reality, the least theoretical, if you will. I'm not finger pointing at you or anyone by the way, just saying it.

Josh, it's not that I don't like his advice, it's that I truly just don't understand most of it. I know for a fact that I'm not alone in that, so I want other people on futures.io (formerly BMT) to see that there could be another way to trade and learn. Or at least debate that, instead of having a policy of "my way or the highway".

Also, I'm not questioning TT's trading abilities, experience and expertise, so I'm not sure why everybody feels the need to defend them. I'm questioning just his teaching technique/style and more importantly, the monopoly* of it.

And I've learned long ago after opening my journal here that nobody is going to hand me the answers, I don't expect them to. I do plenty of my own reading, researching, practicing, failing, changing, failing again and hopefully learning. And I have a long way to go. And unlike Tiger, I don't claim my way to learn to be the only way. It's what works for me and I don't post advice in other people's journals much. This was my first time commenting in somebody's journal for a long time and last for sure. Tomorrow is time to focus on my own thing.

Thanks for your opinion and help.

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I was not making an implication, I was being direct and saying that you did report the post. If you did not (and I really don't care) you are still the antagonist here, the first to criticize, and completely wrong. Any doubt about that is cleared up in the subsequent "apology" post.

Well, I'm a big girl and I can take care of myself, I don't need and army of defenders to come to my rescue, I'm sure Tiger Trader doesn't either.

So, why don't you ask Big Mike and see if you were wrong in your assumptions about my reporting the post and then apologize for it if you are such a proponent of the truth.

One doesn't have to be right or wrong, life is not always back and white. We can have a diversity of opinions here. My opinion can not be wrong simply because it's an opinion not a fact. I am merely stating my opinion, which is true to me, but doesn't have to be true to you. That's what's called the difference of opinions.

Let's agree to disagree.


PS. I wasn't told before about the unspoken rule that nobody is allowed to criticize TT, only he is allowed to criticize everybody. Now I know. That was educational. Thank you.

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Just for the record, I'm not sure what you are implying, but I did NOT report Tiger's post. I'm sure @Big Mike can confirm that.

I appreciate you defending Tiger and glad that you find his advice valuable.

As I said before, there is lots of stuff that Tiger mentioned that makes sense to me and lots more that does not.

Surely there could be a variety of opinions expressed on this forum. We don't all have to agree all the time.

Best to you.


Interesting. I of course never reported Gary's post, in fact I am very grateful for his insight, one of the few posts that was actually constructive.

I wonder who reported Gary (if anyone really did).

Oh and btw I don't appreciate all the non-related immature arguing on my thread.


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And I've learned long ago after opening my journal here that nobody is going to hand me the answers, I don't expect them to. I do plenty of my own reading, researching, practicing, failing, changing, failing again and hopefully learning. And I have a long way to go.

As I said Anna, I wasn't pointing fingers at anybody and especially you.


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PS. I wasn't told before about the unspoken rule that nobody is allowed to criticize TT, only he is allowed to criticize everybody. Now I know. That was educational. Thank you.

Anna, sounds a little passive-aggressive, c'mon, that's not how you are.

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Oh the and btw I don't appreciate all the non-related immature arguing on my thread.


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