Lets just take a look at just one messages that I get today for example:
A few things to clear up:
The person is right about one thing. December has been terrible. Anyway you look at it, the performance is terrible from my part. No excuses for it and I wont make any.
1.) Coasting on PI earnings? Um nope. The star has been next to my name less than 10 days and it was actually forced onto me, clearly since you made that comment you do not even know the first thing about me. Not had a penny from Etoro so far. Wish it was true that I could coast from earnings on them though, it would be nice to actually have been compensated for all the abuse I have had over the last 5 months.
2.) User engagement rude? Sure. I guess blogging my thoughts and explaining each trade and considering all reasonable questions can be considered rude by some. It is funny that you have such an opinion on me when you have never even taken the time to say hello to me or interact with me. But I guess you are upset and just speaking what comes to mind. Fair enough. You are entitled to your opinion. Personally, I always try my best to be considerate and inform people of whats happening but I guess people should always expect more than just my free time and effort.
3.) Not reflecting the real world? I actually think my predictions were quite good for what happened this last year, the results alone prove that (with the exception of this last month). The stuff that I could not foresee (Oil crashing to 7 year lows, Japan easing months ahead of market expectations, Turkey and Russia having problems), I can not apologize for that. If I knew everything that would happen in this world, would I truly be doing a regular 8-5 job? Think about that for a second. In addition, since I posted daily, if it was detached from reality, you could have clicked uncopy at any time. Why didn’t you?
4.) If you decided to set your SL at 40% and got stopped out, that is your business. Clearly you reached the risk limit you were willing to put up with and that is your choice it is your money. But as always you were informed of my choices and why every step of the way. If you did not choose to cut earlier, that was your choice. This has been explained to people time and time again. But such individuals do not want responsibility.
5.) I am going to say something terrible now (and I will feel guilty for saying this for a while) but in some small way I am glad you were forced out of the copy, as you strike me as the sort of person who does not deserve to benefit from the hard work of others. Fact is, for better or for worse, I spend dozens of hours each week analyzing, posting and trading. It is a lot of effort and as soon as something goes wrong, the abuse and criticism piles up. I would love to see all these people who randomly criticize do a better job. I really would.
Regardless of how things turn out, and I am very confident they will turn out very well, I have a clear conscience as I always did my best and was always honest and transparent. Anyone who did not like the analysis could have uncopied at any time.
Anyway I am done interacting with people on Etoro, will just trade on it and not post a word there again. It honestly is not worth it. Too many delluded individuals who think they can click copy once and then retire (and that is a polite way of expressing my thoughts). Those who have always supported me and stood by me through good and bad (and there are many of you and I do thank you), you know how to contact me when you need me.