I am not a trader

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Ricter, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Ricter

    Ricter

    But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night...

    Seriously, Mods, can I stay here at ET? I promise to stay in the basement.
     
  2. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    Are you saying you have never placed a single trade in your life? Not a one? Surely you placed one by accident.
     
  3. bpcnabe

    bpcnabe

    He traded his soul and independence for a discredited political ideal.

    Does that count?
     
  4. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    Ouch! That's going to leave a mark. :)
     
  5. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    Harsh. True, but harsh.

    Ricter is a keeper. Good guy.
     
  6. Ricter

    Ricter

    No word from the gods.

    Back in the latter part of the '90s I was trading, I guess you could call them swing trades, using the strategy outlined by, not sure I recall correctly, The Armchair Investor. Portfolio spread across US large cap, US small cap, and foreign companies, roughly one-third each. I actually did fairly well, and just out of luck (going into business at that time) sold everything near the top. I guess the so-called Bush bubble was mostly responsible, ie. don't confuse a bull market with skill.
     
  7. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    So why do you have over 8k posts on a website dedicated to trading if you don't trade? I mean I wouldn't post over 8k times on say, an equestrian web site, even if on the bottom of the forum there was a chit chat section. I would only post there if I had an interest in horses.
     
  8. Ricter

    Ricter

    I had some questions here at one time. In theory, I could have stumbled on a forum like P&R that was not related to the host domain's main topic, say horses.com/offtopic/politicsandsuch, which the domain owner created for off-topic chat. That's quite common, actually. : )
     
  9. no problem ricter

    you don't need sound political beliefs to trade


    so give it another shot
     
  10. Ricter

    Ricter

    At trading, or my political beliefs? ; )
     
    #10     Jan 24, 2012