Horst, grow some balls man. Rather than letting healthy skepticism (or downright disbelief) from people you don't know disrupt your posting, why not just let people believe whatever they want? For every person that actually posts here, there are dozens (probably more) that simply read. And the detractors are as entitled to their opinions as your supporters. Be a man. If you're sincere, post your vids within the rule boundaries of this forum. As you've stated, it has already been of benefit to you. There are others who might be inspired or perhaps learn something. On the other hand, if you're a charlatan or simply a mentor nut-hugger then your Adieu is "well-bidden" and don't let the door hit ya on your way out.
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I have heard of people being 'competitive' and profitable, but honestly, I don't see how you can be? That is such a stretch for me as I have always measured myself against others success (which I do not recommend!) and found it never served me at all. Do you find it serves you to be in a competition with others or to have that mental mindset? Just curious.
I respect your question - and enjoy your journal. Philosophically, I like Stephen Covey's (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) paradigm: Win Win or No Deal. In other words, you agree up front that the only acceptable conclusion is to find something that both parties agree is a "win" or you simply agree to disagree. This would get way beyond the scope of what you're asking for, but it is actually possible that I could be short ES in a directional play and wanting the market to move down. The other side of my trade is held, for this example, by a bank that is using the long ES position that offsets my trade to hedge their delta, or directional risk of a different equity position. So from that standpoint, it is possible that a favorable move for me, could also end up as a "win" for the other side. But in general, I'm pretty much thinking that the only way I'm going to get filled short is if someone else thinks the market is going up. One of us will be right, and I hope I'm the one.
In the context of this thread... I'd like to see a little more competitive spirit from Horst. If he is for real, why roll over and quit when a little adversity comes along? If Horst takes a few losing trades, does he bid the market adieu? On the other hand, if there is an ulterior motive for his posting and he has been exposed, then his departure would make perfect sense.
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I agree. In every situation other than being fraudulent, providing evidence can only do good.
The way I see it there are 3 options.
1.) Horst is a great trader and is sharing his journal to help himself and others.
2.) Horst is a great trader who has learned his trading skill from NFT and wants to advertise for them.
3.) Horst is faking the trades in elaborate piece of advertising for NFT.
Only option 3 suffers from the requirement of evidence of authenticity.
The first 2 options would benefit from it greatly.
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