ET is filled with want to be cult leaders who are filling newbie and even experienced traderâs heads with rubbish. These cult traders try to push their methods of trading as though they were a priest, minister or pastor with a profound gospel that sets their new âtradingâ church apart. Here is how they do it. 1 Initiation vs. Instruction There is a marked difference between initiations versus instruction. Most traders can give instruction. This is nothing more than stating the facts. Any trader can do this well after a limited trading experience. Cult traders are a marked contrast. They cajole a trader and ask them âWhere have you been. Donât you understandâ¦.â Learning by initiation is about creating an experience that makes learning visceral, primitive or intuitive to the trader. The cult trader does this by telling him or her that trading must be done a certain way but holds back the majority of their knowledge on how to get there. When the trader asks a reasonable question they are told they are idiots or arseâs for asking such dumb questions. And if the just listen they will learn. Often cult traders incorporate their follower. They encourage their followers to âkeep the others in lineâ while they spoon feed the cult following crumbs. 2. Not Accessible because of their secret knowledge These ET cult traders are not accessible. By making themselves scarce or fending off questions they distance themselves from the trader masses. They present their knowledge as rare, expensive, mysterious and only for those who are truly ready for it. 3. Trading from a âhigher placeâ These cult traders do not want to be viewed as a mere average trader. They want to be seen as proving they come from a âhigher placeâ than the most ET traders. They tell you all the knowledge about trading you learned to date is trash and only by reflecting on their knowledge will you be enlightened. 4. They connect to traders by âChunk upâ methods These cult traders build a rapport with traders because it is vital to their methods. In every pattern of their response to a trader they always give the impressions that are always bigger than you. They feed on making the trader feel small and inconsequential because they have a vast trading knowledge the trader must suffer for. These cult traders supply tid-bits of knowledge to traders admonishing them of their ignorance. 5. Always allude to the Mysterious These cult traders tell you listen to each line they write and grasp its hidden meaning. There is often little or no trading content to what they write. They try to mask their words by saying they can never divulge their âtrueâ edge directly. But if you read between the lines you will discover their âsecrets of tradingâ method. Their method is really a vapor that vanishes. 6. Appeal to traders basic needs and wants These cult traders have developed a six sense of a new traders need to be fulfilled. They fill the basic needs of these traders by tossing out hope to lead them out of losses or to show then the magic stair way to understanding the markets. These cult traders feed on the newbie traderâs inability to control their trading. 7. God Like Trading Confidence Cult traders portray a larger view of the trading world than the traders they write to. They show us a âgod likeâ or âgod complexâ that encompasses all of the points above. They scream âI knowâ how to trade and you donât. Every modest approach to a cult trader is repulsed by cannon shots to further set themselves apart as above and beyond reproach 8. Often Leaning on Trading Greats There are no lines for the guru at the bottom of the hill. Trading gurus supplant classic trading concepts into their game of mystery. You are supplied with Spartan details about trading and told to use a classic method to see how real profits are made. Only the trader is not told how this classic method makes them a cent. If you are aware of mind control 101 from a trading guru on ET speak up. Letâs write about it. This is your chance to tell your fellow traders about your insights or experiences with trading cults on ET. If you think trading cults are not a problem ET say so.