Hmmm.... I think I know who the original author of these quotes is. Actually these are so old they are not even on their website anymore. The famous tip #10 was a contradiction to their, "always use a protective stop" statement after calling a trade in their real-time chatroom. Can anyone guess who they are? But in their defense, they were the first that I have seen post stuff like this on their website, and it was stolen and posted/published in other websites/publications as well. They had that analogy of taking 10K cash throwing it on the floor and lighting it on fire. If you couldn't do it, you were not meant to be a trader or something like that. It is hard to think back to 1996/1997 and remember it exactly. But I'm 98% sure that tip #10 was on that website 5 years ago. Consequently, this material was not originally authored by OTA. They might have used it later with permission though. Tony PS: Sorry about your hardships with the virus. That is absolutely a horrible thing to do, and I hope these criminals will be brought to justice.