Trader Bloggeritis: a common malady recognized by the patient’s incoherent ramblings about ox entrails and other technical indicators.

When I stopped blogging in March I said I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with this thing and wouldn't start writing again until I was sure.

Well I started again in June without any clear direction of what I wanted to do with the blog. I know what I don't want, I don't want to tell anyone how to trade.

I find that when I post charts of my trades I get people wanting to copy my methods, and as I have said many times that will not work for anyone. If you show charts of winning trades people think you are a genius, if you show charts of losing trades people think you are a moron.

Neither is true. I'm sure I fall somewhere in between those two walks of life. I'm happy with where my trading is at and I don't want to debate it, defend it, or glorify it. I'll just keep it to myself, thanks.

I love trading and find everything about this business fascinating. It appeals to my never ending curiosity about how business, economies, and capital markets work. There are so many moving parts that the quest to figure it all out is never ending.

The change is I am not going to post as often or as many charts as I did before. If I come across something that sheds some light on the subject, or if I have the occasional original thought I will post it. I will also post charts if there is a reason to post a chart, not just because another day is over.

I do enjoy the comments on the blog and it is my hope that the comments will increase in volume. As independent traders will live in an isolated work place and these types of forums are vital to keep us sane. Or to confirm we're insane.

To those who contribute regularly, thank you. To the silent majority, don't be so shy.



Syed Omar (Hilmy) said...

i like your style of writing. it's witty.

Solfest said...

Thanks Syed, I do what I can.

daytrader233 said...

Well I'm not ashamed to admit I've read your blog from one end to the other. I hope you post more often then not. You have much to offer Solfest.

Solfest said...

Thanks DT, mostly just passing on what I learned from others.

At least that's what they tell me. :)

Jules said...

That's why moronic jules stops posting :-)

Solfest said...

It seems that people either want to hate you or worship you.

Neither is healthy.

Just listen to Eric Clapton over and over and all is well.