No doubt that some people scanning ET threads and coming across posters willing to post their PnL and/or real-time trades are wondering - WHY? What is the purpose? Do they wish to boost their ego or do they want to gain respect of a virtual audience or something else? The reason I do it, is because I take pride in what I do, I don't get any respect from a boss (as I don't have one), my wife doesn't understand what's there to be excited about (apart from the financial satisfaction) and I suppose there is no one there in my day to day life to show some sort of appreciation of...well my knowledge. I know it might sound as if I am looking for some sort of ego boost or an online ass kissing buddy LOL, but in reality it's done mainly for that extra bit of (running out of words here) respect for my achievements, that I do not get from my family members. My dream has always been to leave something behind me when I am gone, so far I have failed in that, I failed to invent the hoover, don't understand the mechanics of a kettle...will always fail at getting even a coffee making job at NASA. Hence, the desire to be appreciated. Maybe I am weird, maybe others will share my understanding of me. What about you guys?