We are back to blogging after a longer break of several months.
2016 was our six year of blogging about trading loonies, though we originally started on another blogging platform and migrated to WordPress two years later. Because of that we thought we deserved some break. It’s not exactly like we are being paid for doing what we are doing here. Nor do we intend to turn this blog into a commercial venture.
Also, and quite sadly too, Trump’s election as the President of these (still) United States of America did not exactly provide an inspiration to continue our blogging. At least, not right away after that historic if not tragic a moment last November.
He was an awful choice even compared to Hillary Clinton, who was a bad choice as well. Trump is a con man, and that’s worse than being a dubious quality politician. He is the very first obvious con man ever elected to this office if our knowledge of the history of the United States serves us well.
He is a very transparent BS artist, not even particularly good by the standards of the “profession,” but owing to the masses of dipshits that populate the US and much of the world, he and his ilk can be very successful. He is a worse choice for this country, its image and standing in the world, and its security not just compared to Hillary, but to virtually any of his Republican rivals in the election campaign. Ted Cruz, whose father, if you were to believe Trump, was somehow involved in the assassination of JFK, sounds like a wise statesman in comparison. And how the hell could the guy who spouts this kind of BS ever get elected to this office!!? That’s truly unbelievable, but it did happen and this guy is now the most powerful man in the world, or more precisely, the biggest laughing stock of the office he formally represents.
We were not hiding our opinion about him on this blog or on Twitter. We took some time to talk here about the last US presidential election (see here and here), while mixing it with other things more in line with the blog main interests, because it was a classic case of blatant mass manipulation, the sort of manipulation that often takes place in the “business” this blog focuses on, the business of dubious trading experts, either deranged or purposefully dishonest. Both sides were engaged in it, but it was Trump’s side that pulled out all the stops and refused to take any prisoners. Still, we were rather relaxed about it since we really did not believe he would win.
One thing, perhaps rather predictable, that we have noticed when checking out Twitter in recent twelve months or so is what kind of trading vendors (advisors or educators) support Trump. Not surprisingly, the less trustworthy a vendor, the more likely he is to be in love with Donald Trump. We may write more about it in a separate article, using one very good case study that illustrates our point very well.
Perhaps then, Donald Trump is not so totally useless.
You can use him to identify most likely scam artists in the trading world, as they tend to gravitate towards him and his business philosophy – remember the Trump University, an obvious scam settled to avoid a civil trial? Trump was forced to pay 25 million dollars for it, all the time insisting that he never settles lawsuits, which simply amounts to yet another lie of this serial BS artist, now also the President of the United States.
To make it clear where we are coming from: we are not liberals.
We are independent and just like many traders and entrepreneurs we are very much aligned with libertarian or classical liberal values. We find both the far left and the far right quite dangerous and rather alike. In particular, notice how both extreme Jill Stein or Bernie Sanders bros seem to like Putin or Putin’s Russia. Same with the alt right types, who were instrumental in Trump’s victory. And when it comes to Russia and its well-confirmed meddling in the last election, Trump has long been acting as if he had something to hide, which is disturbing, to say the least.
We have a few articles in the pipeline that we wrote last year. They are very much finished, but since they are related, they may still need some coordination. We plan to post them this year, perhaps along with some new ones as well.
We are definitely not finished yet. In some ways, we may only be warming up to what may be a longer campaign that we have mentioned here last year too: the campaign of exposing Big Mike’s (or futures.io’s) dubious business partners (anointed vendors).
Big Mike (Michael Boulter) and Donald Trump have a lot in common: both are pathological liars and both tend to attract questionable operators as their business partners or dedicated fans. They also seems to depend on them, perhaps not surprisingly at all: it is hard to imagine honest, ethical people being inclined to do business with individuals of this repute.
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.