Never post or read message boards or forums? bad information and revealing your hands or sentiment in message boards is like showing your hands in the poker table. so that is the rule.and is a rule i have broken.i've sin...trader's sin.. don't read or post anything on message boards..unless you want to manipulate or do pump and dump stock promotion scam. nobody cares about your position or opinions. and it's a waste of time....time is money in business i will stop posting on public message boards. or stop any public communications. trading rule #5: never reveal your positions to anyone. the problem is privacy..some brokers don't have privacy rules and will look at your positions...some brokers have more privacy and some clearing firms have strict privacy clauses. there is no anonymity in the internet or trading in some brokers and exchanges. or clearing firms. going dark, the internet is not anonymous. log off. good bye.