say a friend knows you trade.....or a random person you don't know much knows you do and asks for a stock tip or trading advice. what do you say? there are really 2 types of situations.. you want to help the person or you don't. if you want to help them, then, obviously you start helping.. but say your boss or a friend of the family that you don't like asks and you don't want to help them. what do you say to not come off in bad way? obviously, "stock tips" are bogus, but what if someone asks you how you trade and you don't want to tell them?