Google “big mike trading forum” and …

And see what you get. Here’s what we got the last time we did it, just today. We also noticed that in the second half of December 2014. The pattern seems to be lasting.

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As you can see from the image above (click on it to enlarge it), the top position in the search results is taken by the forum itself, but then we have two links pointing to this blog. Yes, two links to this blog’s pages.

Two! Not just one.

Well, we can probably say without sounding too arrogant that we are now a recognized authority on the Big Mike Trading forum. At least, if Google is to be trusted. We have some issues with that, but we have much, much bigger issues with Big Mike’s trustworthiness.

We can only surmise that our high position is a bit of an annoyance for Big Bozo and his dedicated tools like that German Golden Boy aka Dirty Harry aka Harald Steinhaus aka Fat Tails aka the Second Coming of Joseph Goebbels aka the IP Thief.

Needless, to say, we like our new status.

Say what you want, but we have achieved it

a) without selling BS (and largely free) indicators to dimwits,

b) without lying about anybody’s business,

c) without peddling dreams,

d) without running bogus charitable actions to enhance our image and credibility,

e) and without any scam perpetrated on the stupid, unwashed masses who think that there is someone out there who really cares about them and their trading success.

Even if there is someone like that, you better make sure he is a successful trader and not a pathological loser who blew two of his trading accounts. The latter would be Big Mike.

Just so we are clear – we are not in the business of telling you who may help you. We are here in the business of telling you

a) who will very likely not help you and

b) may even exploit you for his own agenda or

c) waste your time or

d) slow down your development as a trader.

Big Mike and his sleazy, questionable enterprise meet these specifications in spades. Avoid him and whoever or whatever he promotes and you will be better off for that. You will also feel better for not supporting a legally questionable, parasitic business.

You will thank us later.

A trading forum should be a place for free discussion and not a place to promote knock-off peddlers, authors of dubious trading literature, owners of even more dubious trading services, or slanderers of various stripes.

The Big Mike Trading Forum mentioned or discussed here is now futuresio or futures.io. But it is still the same sham as before for the reasons mentioned here and in other posts on this blog. Read more about it in the first article dedicated specifically to Michael Boulter’s latest fraudulent reinvention.

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Our agenda

We don’t have any agenda. Save for the one we have disclosed already. Exposing unsavory characters in the trading world. And poking fun at them and their delusional followers.

We thought that it might be a good idea to re-iterate this point now that we are in our fourth year of online activity in large part courtesy of Big Mike and his “fundamentally different” trading forum, though other trading loonies too add some stimulus and spice to our work.

But it is Big Mike that we have been focusing on for the past 3 years and we think that we will continue exposing his shenanigans. Simply because he appears to advance from one scam to another, from one idiocy to another, to the applause of his dimwitted followers. Big Mike’s is a perfect example of a questionable, even highly questionable, online business in the trading world.

It’s hard to imagine someone more pathological, more mendacious, more manipulative and, to boot, a bigger loser as a trader than this guy. Not to mention someone more delusional at the same time.

But that does not mean we forgot about other loonies in the trading world. Not one bit. Their time will come too. They are not that different from Big Mike. Just less reckless, less deranged perhaps, but we have no illusions that some of them are sociopaths just like Big Mike.

Some of them seem to find no problem with Big Mike’s activity, which already is a sign that they are not that different from him. Some, like Harald Steinhaus (Fat Tails) were very instrumental in making his forum a sleaze and slander machine that it is.

Anyone who cares about his reputation would want to distance himself from Big Mike and his dubious enterprise. That includes all vendors because it is to them in the first place that Big Mike is the kiss of death. Those who did not do so are clearly not troubled enough by his pathology. Suffice it to say that we find this very telling. We will examine what these vendors have to offer in our future articles, so, as you can see, the Big Mike Trading forum may be useful at times. Too bad, though, that its usefulness is pretty much limited to identifying most probable trading loonies.

To repeat, we don’t any agenda. More precisely, we don’t have any hidden agenda. Unlike Big Mike and his fellow trading loonies. That’s why they are in trouble and feel threatened by us. That’s why we have only very few followers among vendors. That’s why some vendors unfollowed us on Twitter.

But we intend to continue our work. Heck, we might even start a forum one day. That may cause a few heart attacks, but rest assured that no good people will die as a result of it.

The Big Mike Trading Forum mentioned or discussed here is now futuresio or futures.io. But it is still the same sham as before for the reasons mentioned here and in other posts on this blog. Read more about it in the first article dedicated specifically to Michael Boulter’s latest fraudulent reinvention.