"WTF" indeed, Rodney. You're a bit like marketsurfer himself when he criticizes trend trading after first defining it in his own narrow and self-serving way consistent with his ongoing narrative. If you are going to criticize me, at least criticize what I actually wrote and not what you wish I wrote.
Clipping from 1998?... Don't they have current material at the reference desk?
Perhaps they should write more often about when Borish and PTJ parted company in the '90s. So that I could present you with something more up to date about how they parted company in the '90s. Your pedantry is revealing.
Well, he has since parted company with Borish, and with that, I would like to think, maybe his goofiness about Elliot and Gann. As I recall, those long-term charts did not exactly deliver as expected.
I think the important thing is that he notes ninety-percent of any great trader is going to be the risk control. The remainder is, therefore, a matter of finding reasonable entry momentum. Therefore, as long as the 90% is the focal point, any reasonable identification of imminent or early momentum will do for the remaining 10% of the equation. And I would think PTJ has honed both variables over the decades.
He missed the crash by only four months, but he called for one in 1986. I don't know PTJ played the crash, but there was identifiable weakness before. That would make for some interesting tape.