Why Won't ET Accept Help?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Emil Kraepelin, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Recently ET's resident therapist, Dr. Arthur Deco, offered here to mentor pro bono:


    You can't get any cheaper than free.

    Emboldened by the abject failure of this errant stupidity, The Amazing Rande solicited paid coun-sell-ing here:


    Guess ET doesn't want to pay either.

    I think that the problem is this: ET doesn't know that it HAS a problem.

    So I'll make it simple for you.

    With multiple choice testing.

    To wit (or not):

    Why do you trade?

    (a) Because I want to be stinking filthy rich before the close on Friday

    (b) To make the overdue payment on the recently-adjusted interest on the ARM mortgage on my luxury condo

    (c) To pay back my mom on the loan she made me to start trading

    (d) to impress the friends I know nothing about on ET

    (e) all of the above.
  2. Because it's fun and I make my living doing it. What could be better than that?
  3. Redneck


    Why do I trade....

    Because I revel in flatulism…, sadomasochism…, anti socialism…, isolationism…, and mental masturbationism…

    Oh and I also loath the hell out of myself....

    Either that or to make money...

    I keep confusing the two in my head

  4. Nice list.

    When you consider the alternatives, it's a no brainer.:cool: ....ya gotta trade.
  5. LeeD


    Arthur Deco's thread went quiet because the O.P. has been away from ET for almost 2 weeks. Perhaps, he is on a skiing holiday.

    We don't know if anyone has actually taken up mentorship in private, will have to ask when Arthur Deco is back.
  6. Samsara


    I trade because Daniel Day Lewis had a passable performance in <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>, which was written by Arthur Miller himself. Not a bad adaptation for the screen, although Wynona Ryder makes me want to punch myself in the face and sell market at the low of every pullback.

    However, DDL had a masterful performance as Daniel Plainview in <i>There Will Be Blood</i>. That brawl in the bowling alley at the end? Bizarre, but potent. Driven to the point of madness, with a brutal minded singleness of purpose. This has me buying dips.

    Have you ever read Cormac McCarthy? I have not, but my girlfriend has several of his books, and I keep eying them every time I stay over. I recently read one about Donald Crowhurst instead. Quite sad! But plenty of hilarious trading parallels. I first saw the book mentioned on ET.

    I have a feeling that if I picked up one of McCarthy's books, I'd basically use a straightforward moving average envelope for limit orders on slow or choppy periods, reducing the aggravation of ES's back-and-fill tendency.
  7. Or you could ask Emil.
  8. He was banned.
  9. In what other endeavor could you go to work in your skivvies and drink beer at 10 AM?
  10. Samsara


    Aw that sucks. I wonder what the offending sentence was.

    "He" has plenty of aliases with enough of a track record though. No real loss.
    #10     Feb 16, 2011