As I get older, I care much less about if I make a fool of myself. So I thought, what is the best way to reach internet fame or making myself look really silly? You guessed it right, starting a prediction journal. That is the best way, calling tops and bottoms, right as they are happening. I also like challenges and the prevailing wisdom about forecasting is that the markets can not be predicted. Of course they can't all the time and not by just anybody. But occasionally and specially for me, sometimes they are pretty damn predictable. Thus this journal to keep score. Over the years and specially the last few weeks I had plenty of good calls but I spread them out among many threads. This way we can keep it all together and evaluate them as they expire. We can have fun during the process (don't take life too seriously, unless it is a hurricane) and if you trust me, you might even make some money. You don't have to translate Japanese traders' tweets, it is going to be here clear as it can be. I want to prove 2 things: There can be a high positive expectancy of one's predictions and you can get great value on the internet for free. The formula is going to look like this: X is going to move Y in Z time. The evaluation of the prediction happens when X either hits Y or the Z time frame passed and we would see how X did. I am expecting a 75% hit rate. Certain predictions will get a partial fulfillment, I will work out a scoring system later on. I can hear you saying: Oh so if you can predict the market, why aren't you rich? Well, first, you have no idea about my lifestyle, second, the more important thing is, what YOU will do with the predictions. After all, an "I told you so" is nice from me, but you can not buy a yacht with it unless you put some bucks behind the forecast. What is even better I will explain later on why I thought a certain move would happen. Postings will be infrequent. Sometimes I see things, most of the times my crystal ball is foggy. I predict tradable events, although they might be sport or bitcoin related, thus not as easy to trade them, but possible with a certain set up. Just be patient, sit back, get your popcorn ready and enjoy the show. Oh, if you ever wondered where the thread title is coming from, wonder no more. It is from the Howard/Fine/Howard 1937 classic, Playing the Ponies. The trio was also known as The Three Stoogies, so this should set the expectations high for this journal. Another thing, I forgot to mention, but this journal also come with a guarantee of your choice: 1. For every 10K bucks you lost based on my predictions, I will give you a consolation prize of one very tasty lollipop, although only limited colors are available. This one is called the PPP prize for losers. 2. If you would rather have the money, Baron is going to fully reimburse you, no question asked.* *I was told by the legal department of the website that they only give out Biggest Moron prizes if you ever ask for this. I think we are all set, let's roll, shall we?