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As a moderator, when evaluating a post about a jaw dropping, disruptive, game changing strategy that I deserve...

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 Scott Boulette, Algorithmic Trading

 Sunday, April 29, 2018

If you have seen your posts rejected it may be for a number of reasons but describing a strategy using virtually meaningless marketing terms, almost guarantees I will reject your post if it is still in the approval queue when I am evaluating posts for publication (I am speaking only for myself on this). Just now rejecting such a post got me to thinking. If results are jaw dropping, disruptive and game changing, why would anyone post about it? Forget the issue that those phrases are meaningless; as traders, we don't "deserve" anything, we work for it. This is a difficult business and one few excel at. Take to heart what Bruce Lee famously said - I don't fear the man who knows 10,000 moves, I fear the man who has practiced one move 10,000 times. Do something every single day that betters your understanding of trading (whether algorithmic, mechanical or manual) and you won't need someone's supposedly jaw dropping, disruptive, game changing strategy to be successful. This is a group where you can ask questions and initiate meaningful discussions regardless of how basic the subject matter. There are a lot of very knowledgeable people in this group, use that to your advantage.


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7 comments on article "As a moderator, when evaluating a post about a jaw dropping, disruptive, game changing strategy that I deserve..."

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 Alex Krishtop, Consultant at Edgesense Solutions. Mentor at Algorithmic Traders Association

 Sunday, April 29, 2018



Many thanks, Scott, for keeping our group clean. I was unable to help you doing that for some time, but hope to participate more now.


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 Scott Boulette, Algorithmic Trading

 Sunday, April 29, 2018



Thank you for the confirmation that I hadn't just woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

I know you talk with/mentor a lot of traders - do you find it difficult to convince traders (especially new ones) that there is a reality in between the idea that trading will get you a jet and a private island and the other extreme that the system is so stacked against you that only a lucky few ever make a living at trading?


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 Scott Boulette, Algorithmic Trading

 Monday, April 30, 2018



Wow - your reply is an eye opener. The coding part I can sort of understand - as a programmer, you learn a language (or several), find a position, apply what you learn and then get paid so why shouldn't algorithmic trading be the same?

The 35% is actually almost shocking. Most successful traders I know love trading so much that they would do it for free if they could afford to, so the thought of not wanting to do homework is truly amazing.


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 George Brennan, Data and Solutions Architecture, simplifying the complex

 Thursday, May 3, 2018



Sadly I see this as a commentary on modern communications in general not just trading. To borrow a very old phrase, ‘she’s all fur coat and no knickers.’ 😉


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 Scott Boulette, Algorithmic Trading

 Thursday, May 3, 2018



@George your comment leaves me with a thought - how do we, as individuals, effect change in that regard?


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 private private,

 Friday, May 4, 2018



I always try and give the benefit of the doubt but some I just read and think to myself "really" what nerve. The give me your money and I will make you rich post is what I focus on not getting through. It's a great group probably the best .


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 Scott Boulette, Algorithmic Trading

 Friday, May 4, 2018



Mark - you keep those posts out of your Bitcoin group as well (which I highly recommend to anyone interested in the subject)

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