Why are so few people on here willing to live-call their trades??

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BigBootyBabe

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So many thousands of people on this site act like they are very skilled at consistently making money every week from trading,
but so why are there less than a dozen people on here who actually live-call all their trades inadvance?? :?::devilish:


Everyone spouts the same copy n pasted 'text-book' nonsense of ''only risk 2% per trade, use tigh stoplosses, set very high risk:reward ratios for every trade, trade in the direction that the market been moving for last few days... ect'',
but yet none of these same people who claim to be skilled and experts at trading are actually willing to live-call their trades on here... :LOL::rolleyes::whistling
 

wackypete2

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Trading is difficult enough without the added pressure of calling trades, posting, managing, etc. Very short term traders won't bother because it's near impossible to do all of the above at once especially if you are still learning. My only pet peeve is those people who stop by Flash's thread, claim they are better than everyone else or everyone there sucks or whatever, but then refuse to call a trade to show us how its done. :rolleyes:

Kudos to anyone who does or attempts to call live trades, whether they win or lose, it takes a lot of guts and confidence. (y)

Peter
 

DionysusToast

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As a day trader, it's a bit of a bind doing it. The first few minutes of a trade is the most important and doing the screen shots/posting is quite tough at this period.

I did it for a while on the ES thread but found it cumbersome and it did distract from trade management of the first few minutes.

Still - I do believe there are people here doing it still. What we do on the ES thread now is discuss where we will be looking for trades and we do discuss some trades we took after the event but for me that's only when there's something of an exception worth discussing.

Obviously, all that could be fakery but that thread isn't a d1ck swinging contest as some people there are using similar methods - like me & Rob to some extent and I learn a lot from him but I also want to pass on some of the analysis to others newer to the ES too.
 
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Lord Flasheart

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So many thousands of people on this site act like they are very skilled at consistently making money every week from trading,
but so why are there less than a dozen people on here who actually live-call all their trades inadvance?? :?::devilish:


Everyone spouts the same copy n pasted 'text-book' nonsense of ''only risk 2% per trade, use tigh stoplosses, set very high risk:reward ratios for every trade, trade in the direction that the market been moving for last few days... ect'',
but yet none of these same people who claim to be skilled and experts at trading are actually willing to live-call their trades on here... :LOL::rolleyes::whistling
er, I dont see you calling live trades BBB. Calling a trade a and leaving it until it goes right is hardly a live call. I have no problem if thats how you trade but who is ever going to believe you,oh and happy easter
 

robster970

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To echo what Pete says, kudos to those that do it like Flash, Pete, Zen, etc. If people want to judge performance based upon it (or lack of thereof), then that is their prerogative.
 
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Lord Flasheart

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To echo what Pete says, kudos to those that do it like Flash, Pete, Zen, etc. If people want to judge performance based upon it (or lack of thereof), then that is their prerogative.
precisely.I only do it as it helps my discipline. I dont expect many to do it,Ive virtually built it into my routine. It has no reflection on volume or discipline etc so really should not been seen as anything other than a live called trade.
 

tim3

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er, I dont see you calling live trades BBB. Calling a trade a and leaving it until it goes right is hardly a live call. I have no problem if thats how you trade but who is ever going to believe you,oh and happy easter
could not agree more posting trades when they have gone right helps nobody,how often do you see a losing trade posted after the event!

Also when people do post live find it "suprising" how even when it goes the oppisite way how many are stopped out for b/e :-0:-0:-0
 

Brumby

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What is the point? If you are successful, you don't need to call live trades to prove it. You know it because your trade statement tells the story - the only one that matters. You don't need others to affirm essentially facts.

Trade performance is a combination of skill, luck and market condition. In the short run, luck matters more than skill and so you need statistically significant data to demonstrate that it is skill and not luck. A lot of work and for what purpose unless you intend to start a paid signal service.
 
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Lord Flasheart

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What is the point? If you are successful, you don't need to call live trades to prove it. You know it because your trade statement tells the story - the only one that matters. You don't need others to affirm essentially facts.

Trade performance is a combination of skill, luck and market condition. In the short run, luck matters more than skill and so you need statistically significant data to demonstrate that it is skill and not luck. A lot of work and for what purpose unless you intend to start a paid signal service.
sure your right but people call for different reasons. What Tim and others are saying is that we are fed up of those that claim this and that etc. They often have ulterior motives. If they make such claims,then they should back them up.
 

new_trader

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So many thousands of people on this site act like they are very skilled at consistently making money every week from trading,
but so why are there less than a dozen people on here who actually live-call all their trades inadvance?? :?::devilish:


Everyone spouts the same copy n pasted 'text-book' nonsense of ''only risk 2% per trade, use tigh stoplosses, set very high risk:reward ratios for every trade, trade in the direction that the market been moving for last few days... ect'',
but yet none of these same people who claim to be skilled and experts at trading are actually willing to live-call their trades on here... :LOL::rolleyes::whistling
I don't know where you get the idea that "Everyone spouts the same [stuff]" about tight stoplosses because in my experience of this forum it is exactly the opposite. Everyone spouts the same nonsense about the need for wide stops and market volatility etc...

As far a making live calls are concerned, what is the point when any numbskull who disputes what you say is usually too lazy to look back and find them. They want to be taken by the hand and led...I can't be arsed anymore, I'm not selling anything so the only thing I have to gain or lose from my advice is my own money. Besides, those who know, know, and those who don't, want proof.
 

Splitlink

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Out of interest, why is this nonsense?
I don't think that it is nonsense, necessarily. I suspect that others are like me. It gets to be a burden. One has to be very disciplined to do it properly and, as far as reading other people's---I'm not, really, interested so I suspect that others are not interested in mine.
 
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