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One Thing I Learned in 2016

By | December 26, 2016

Abandon hope all ye who enter here – Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy In 2014 I read an article by Andreas Clenow, Why managing your own money is a bad trade, that resonated with me because it elaborated on what I was already pretty much thinking myself. To wit, managing OPM (other people’s money) is… Read More »

Can You Handle The Truth?

By | December 17, 2016

Jack Nicholson: You want answers? Tom Cruise: I think I’m entitled to them Jack Nicholson: You want answers? Tom Cruise: I want the truth! Jack Nicholson: You can’t handle the truth! – from the movie A Few Good Men (1992) So what’s the truth that a lot of wannabe traders can’t handle? Actually, there are… Read More »

Reviewing The Reviewers

By | October 28, 2016

Two of the oldest and best known review sites for trading/investing services, products and companies are (FPA) and The scope of this article is to show that they are both untrustworthy and more or less fraudulent. is run by Dmitri Chavkerov, a Russian national apparently living in the US. If you were… Read More »

Trading Guru Busted By The CFTC

By | October 2, 2016

Listen and understand! That Trading Guru is out there. It can’t be bargained with, it can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear, and it absolutely will not stop…ever…until your wallet is bled dry. – paraphrase of Kyle Reese to Sarah Connor in The Terminator School of Trade (SoT) has been… Read More »

A New Low For Social Trading Advertising

By | September 26, 2016

I’ve been using ForexFactory for its Calendar feature for a long time. Because they’re decent with their advertising (as in not harassing you with countless pop-ups), I disabled Adblock on the site. Last night, an ad that I’d never seen before caught my eye: Tradeo ad on ForexFactory Clicking on it, you land on this… Read More »

Cautionary Tales About Trading Gurus

By | July 18, 2016

Three things happened over the past few days that reminded me once again how much BS and deceit there is in the trading world. But before I start, I’d like to quickly answer  those who think along the lines of: ‘why do you even care, just mind your own business’. I care because these guys… Read More »

So You Want To Become a Hedge-fund Manager

By | June 26, 2016

So You Want To Become a Hedge-fund Manager This post goes out to all serious independent traders out there who wish to take their trading to the next level without having to change city or country. Traders who read countless times books like Market Wizards or Trend Following and want to some day be just… Read More »

Nial Fuller – The Unexpected Winner Of AxiTrader Million Dollar Competition

By | May 12, 2016

Nial Fuller – The Unexpected Winner Of AxiTrader Million Dollar Competition I must admit, I’ve never seen this one coming ! Nial Fuller as the winner of AxiTrader Million Dollar competition ! Click to see the official announcement. Quick recap: I’ve written my impression about AxiTrader’s marketing exercise disguised as a search for trading talent… Read More »