Serious question. The vast majority of posts on here are from the same group of cynical, sometimes manic permabears trying to sell the same stories every week. Even in a week with rising markets and tremendous earnings reports, we get more of the same. Serious traders, whether generally bullish or bearish, look at sectors and equities for trends, and try to guage the normal ebb and flow of markets. They don't just take an emotional stance and bet the house on a huge downdraft in the entire market. In recent months, the trend on here has got worse. Nothing but short sellers predicting monster drops not just in sectors or equities, but in the entire market. For many, they are predicting a complete collapse of the US in every facit of life. Some posters like Bearice/S2007S/Grand Super Cycle seem almost insane to me. I just can't relate. In Canada, we have rising GDP and large profits in many sectors ( including banks ). People are a lot more optimistic about our future then most of the Americans on this site. There is no housing crisis, and our unemployment rate is much lower then in the US. We have less people in jails and far less crime. Our governments have debt but nothing like California. Our nucleur reactors are safe. On the other hand, recent US market performance and earnings suggest that Elitetrader may be way off the mark. Which makes me question this site as a trading forum. No exaggeration, but 90% of the recommendations for trades that people make here are losing trades. Perhaps the emotional cynics just aren't good traders. I posted something along these lines last summer and was berated by an administrator for not posting trading ideas myself. So I did post a few trading ideas this winter, and the vast majority of them were huge winners, even if I was berated repeatably by cynics after I posted them. Even after indicating I'm not a permabull at all ( I short equites when the time is right ), the regulars on here just can't stand seeing any trades trying to profit from strong international companies. So I'm coming back against that administrator now. You were wrong. There is something inherently wrong with your site. There is no room for posting good trading ideas because its become a cesspool of cynical people thinking the world's going down the financial toilet. If I were a sponsor, I'd pull given the severe lack of quality information on this site. The jokers are running your site, perhaps this is the goal just to be an entertainmant diversion for unsuccessful traders. The proof is in the content we've seen over the last month.