So what's the story with Captain Currency?

DionysusToast

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As a fellow "evil vendor", can I ask of the Captain Currency approach is acceptable here?

I just ask 'cause I thought there had been a recent clampdown on us 'orrible vendors and if Captain Currency sets the bar, then I think I might have to up my game a bit.



Good lord...
 

timsk

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. . . I just ask 'cause I thought there had been a recent clampdown on us 'orrible vendors and if Captain Currency sets the bar, then I think I might have to up my game a bit.
Hi DT,
Is it the visual nature of CC's posts or the written content that you're questioning? If it's the former, I wouldn't have thought that 'toon style graphics would be particularly suitable for your market!
:p
Tim.
 

pboyles

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If I recall correctly Captain Currency started off 'sharing' his 'free' system and when he had a few people hooked he told them they had to pay for the last piece of the jigsaw, or perhaps it was the third duck.
 

barjon

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toastie

yes, although there are no links it has to be regarded as advertising and I have asked that it stops. Very popular thread, though.
 
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cablemonster

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the safest strategy in the gold rush was to sell picks and shovels.
 

Hittfeld

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If I recall correctly Captain Currency started off 'sharing' his 'free' system and when he had a few people hooked he told them they had to pay for the last piece of the jigsaw, or perhaps it was the third duck.

May I disagree? Total blunder and nonsense!!! Having followed his thread(s) from the very start the ducks was always free and explained without any need of further information or additional offers.
When I asked him for his ebook, I received it -unconditionally. A bit later he sent me to my given email adress an offer -- for a totally different product, not a third duck or superturboduck. But just once - maybe twice in all the years.

I didn`t take that offer, still receive the free advice. Living abroad I never met him, never spoke to him but recomend his free system, and his advice.

If the mods follow the examples at FF (Philip Nel or Steve Hopwood) it might be good news for the commercial members but a great disservice for newbies.

Regards
 

neil

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If I recall correctly Captain Currency started off 'sharing' his 'free' system and when he had a few people hooked he told them they had to pay for the last piece of the jigsaw, or perhaps it was the third duck.



I disagree - all "ducks" are discussed and the free content is adequate to make a profit for the patient trader. Overall, compared to many posts on T2W, the Captain Currency thread is of use to a struggling trader.
 
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DionysusToast

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damn - I better tell my graphics designer to hold off - I had big things planned too...

good business model IMO
 

piggybridges

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good business model IMO

I wonder what the best business model is for someone who wants to get into 'vendoring'. Paid Chatroom? Sell a system on a website? Private subscription based trading forum? Trading courses/'coaching'? Sell E-book trading systems on amazon like 'MrSpreadbetting' used to do?

Lets talk turkey.
 

tar

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I wonder what the best business model is for someone who wants to get into 'vendoring'.
Lets talk turkey.

The best model is to adulterate your snake oil ....
 

jungles

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have you thought of becoming a superhero trader/ vendor yourself?

as a 3 ducks trader, i wear this when trading

.......you probably think i'm kidding, but it helps

edit: the shell makes sitting difficult, at present i am testing a bean-bag

if Captain Currency sets the bar, then I think I might have to up my game a bit.
 

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DionysusToast

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I wonder what the best business model is for someone who wants to get into 'vendoring'. Paid Chatroom? Sell a system on a website? Private subscription based trading forum? Trading courses/'coaching'? Sell E-book trading systems on amazon like 'MrSpreadbetting' used to do?

Lets talk turkey.


Hard to say.

One of the most popular trainers out there and one of the most oft recurring speaker on hosted training webinars managed the account of someone I know. He took a 100 point loser on the ES (only 3 contracts but still). His trade technique was somewhat Spanish to say the least.

So - I think it depends on whether you have something of value or not. It seems to be that you can teach trading without being able to trade and the more outrageous the claims you make, the more people it attracts and long term reputation doesn't seem to come into it. That is presuming that these people are still around long term because they are making a living at it.

Now - I'm not the only one that knows about this massive loser - I mentioned this story to a broker and he came back with the guys name (the guy whose money was lost).Yet this trainer is still running his 'institute' with no ill effects.

Presuming these people are making good money, then training has to be tops. Mostly because it appears you do not have to offer anything of value much to the annoyance of those that do.
 
 
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