Registered: Jan 2008
08-19-12 07:53 PM
Quote from Laissez Faire:
My sentiments exactly. You are a dishonest liar and now you openly admit it. I noticed that very early on in our communications, but I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt and that turned out to be a poor judgment call on my part. As a consequence, you have zero credibility or trust.
You are giving yourself unwarranted praise if you think that you presented any original ideas on trading, analysis and market mechanics to me. I know this and you know this.
Now, please take your business elsewhere and stay out this thread so that we can get back on topic.
Good luck with your recovery!
First of all, wouldn't a "dishonest liar" actually be telling the truth?
Secondly, I've always openly admitted that my online persona is that of an ironic polemicist whom should not be taken seriously; I've never striven for credibility.
I am convinced that you have constructed vastly complex methods of analysis on your own, especially after NoDoji opened the gate to the wondrous realm of manual backtesting (http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showt...mp;pagenumber=4). However, you are indeed correct in that I did not present you with anything original; what we discussed can be found on this very message board. However, we only discussed gathering various metrics -- it's the actual modeling that is the real challenge.
It seems that you interpreted my statement to mean that I lied about my background. I did no such thing. I have nothing to hide. I have no ego to battle with. I am simply a failure through and through.
I had a wonderful start to my trading career, only to spend it all by traveling around the world in a Howard Hughes-inspired manner -- a futile attempt at escaping my OCD. I only lied, mostly by omission, about how and what I trade, as I find it hard to trust people.
To be fair, you may also have been deceiving me when you stated that you'd saved up $10 000 and would quit your job to try trading full-time this year. If that is not the case, I find the tone of your posts quite odd. This kind of project will cost about the same amount, but I am convinced that you have done extraordinarily well thus far!
By the way, it was you who took the thread off topic by attacking my integrity instead of heeding sound advice. But, I have no intention of continuing this quarrel; I will promptly remove myself from thy presence.
I've traded for nearly a decade now, 7 of which I managed to refrain from participating on online fora, but, as my OCD made it hard for me to go outside, I eventually succumbed to my desire for online self-destruction. I have had both higher highs and lower lows than most, but now I am preparing for a breakout to the upside of this lugubrious trading range that is my woebegone existence. As I am almost cured of both my insanity and my intestinal distress (they seem to be related), I will, unless you force me to reply, retire my online presence now.
However, I do hope you can find it in your heart to allow me to, if only sporadically, indulge in the escapism that is Chit Chat? Would that be an acceptable way for me to atone for my indiscretion in this thread?
I deeply bewail my being a vexation!