Thank You…

Another year has gone by and I would really like to thank all of you for your continued support since I started this blog back in November 2009. I can’t believe how quickly time has gone and that I have actually managed to keep up the posts every single trading day… hasn’t always been easy but all in all, has been good fun and I trust useful, especially to those that follow regularly …

Both the blog and the twitter feed have evolved over the years but I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the main purpose is to try and help novice traders get a better feel for what it means to be a trader and technicals. As I always say, there is no right or wrong way to trade, just whatever works for you but it is important to remember that this is a business and that it needs to be tackled seriously, with discipline, in order to put yourself in a condition to simply have a chance of succeeding.

As I said in the 2010 year end post:

Remember that trading is an extremely hard way to make a living. It is not a ‘job’ in the strict sense of the word but it is a profession and unless you put yourself in a position to succeed by treating it as a business, you are going to find out the hard way how physically, psychologically and economically taxing it can be.

Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done but equally, don’t let anyone give you the false impression that this is easy and that there are shortcuts. In my humble opinion, a real trader is formed through consistency and longevity and despite the fact that not everyone is going to be able to function in this type of business, if tackled with dedication, discipline and devotion, it can be one of the most rewarding ways of life, if not ‘the only way’ for people that are truly wired to be traders.

As for 2012, I am going to do my best to keep posting content here on the blog and on the tweeter feed. Please remember that I am trading full time and despite the fact that I think that I am a pretty good at multitasking 😉 I cannot always add written explanations to the charts I post and that they assume that you have watched the latest free weekly webinar and/or have been following the twitter feed. I am just trying to do my best to pay it forwards in a responsible manner… and that is also why I have stopped calling live trades. Please note that I have nothing against those that call trades, I just prefer to do so in the right context and in an environment where I can properly explain the reasoning, rational and setup. Again, no right or wrong but that’s just me…

Once again, thank you for your continued support. Rest assured that I am truly humbled by follower feedback and that if at times it may seem that my replies to questions on twitter are vague, it’s not because I do not want to answer, it’s simply because I take my responsibility seriously and do not want to answer something misleading… precise and pertinent questions tend to get answered in the webinars, as also, I am not limited to 140 characters ;-).

Looking forwards to your company in 2012, all the best,


P.S. Remember to stay safe and keep it tight  😉

8 thoughts on “Thank You…

  1. 50, I first and most of all want to say “THANKS” to you and let you know how much you help each and every one of us, especially those who, like me are still in the learning stage of this most excellent profession called trading.

    I have been working towards being a trader now for just over two years and each new lesson I learn, only highlights how much I still do not know and must now learn. You have been a major part of that learning curve and I think you teach and encourage in an almost perfect fashion.

    Your style, for me, offers just enough knowledge, yet mandates that to really grasp your ideas and insights, I must then apply my own analysis and hard work to implement that knowledge to make it profitable, must like a successful coach.

    Again thanks 50 and have an excellent, healthy, prosperous, and blessed 2012!

    1. Thank you so much for your note,

      I really appreciate it, am really happy you are finding it useful and that you are moving in the right direction.

      I wish you and your loved ones all the best. Take care,


  2. Thanks 50 for all the work you have done through the year. Although I am not able to respond directly to your comments and be on line for your webinars due to the time difference I very much value your thoughts and the sincere way you explain your concepts. I value your input and look forward to your daily presence. Please keep up the good work.

    All the best for the new year


  3. Looking forward to another year of your insights, inspirations, commentary, and some of your music. 😉

    Thank you for having the tenacity to keep the inspirations coming day after day, year after year. Thank you for being a responsibly successful yet humble influence and role model. You are the voice of sanity, the calm in the storm.

    Above all, thank you for enduring the skepticism, criticism both publicly and privately. Your ability to move above and beyond is commendable and not only a reflection of your character but a disciplined ‘Zen capital.’

    Sincere wishes that 2012 fills your heart with happiness, your soul with laughter, and your pockets with pips …and no colds.

    1. You are far to kind, thanks. May you and your loved ones have a great year and may you move one step further to becoming a full time trader and Zen Master 😉

  4. 50, I want to write a piece and cite some of your quotes. Normally, I do not attribute you directly. However, would you prefer that I make attribution? I’ll wait to hear before I publish the relevant post.

    Many thanks.

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