Saturday, January 28, 2012

ART OF TRADING Chat Room Etiquette

Art Of Trading is almost 3 years old now and it took LOTS of hard work, perseverance and dedication to build the thing that it is now. Hard work not only in terms of years of painful lessons learned along the trading journey by trying various methods and styles of trading but also hard work in terms of looking out for YOU, the trader, the person. My aim has been (and continues to be) to treat EACH one of you as people who worked VERY hard for their money.

The goal is to bring you the BEST ideas and TOP NOTCH teachings not only from me but from others traders in the room who are also hungry to learn, grow and share their journey, path, methods, tools & knowledge. I want to create a TEAMWORK spirit, a winning attitude and a united camaraderie. I can say with great confidence and pride that many walked thru the ART OF TRADING doors as 'newbies' and now 1-2 years later are more knowledgeable, confident, capable traders. It takes a lot of behind the scenes work to make this happen and create an environment which makes this process easier for everyone. I know we do have this here in the AOT chat room and i will never cease to make it a productive and efficient learning tool for everyone involved!


The chat room is a WONDERFUL place to meet traders just like yourself who are eager to share, learn and grow but as the chat room grows in size i want to MAKE SURE THAT THE CHAT ROOM STAYS CONSTRUCTIVE, HONEST, EFFICIENT, "EGO-FREE", ACTIONABLE.

We all want solid ideas and information. Remember: There are lots of other traders on there who want to learn so please make sure you CUT THE NOISE and focus on ONLY delivering "good" trading related ideas.

Avoid too much political talk.

Avoid Bickering. (Something that I must say is extremely rare in the AOT room and I thank you all for this!)

CUT down on the "noise". Share and use information that you think will help the room. In other words, please avoid "bragging", "I told you so", "chest beating". All that stuff is childish and has no room here. Leave that for the Yahoo message boards.

Give credit and Kudos where it's deserved. If some helped you make a good trade. Chances are he/she worked VERY hard to spot that good trading opportunity and researched the idea very hard so give them credit or kudos. It helps raise their confidence and makes them eager to bring you more ideas!


Keep in mind that someone less experienced might be eager to learn so share your knowledge responsibly and honestly. It's ok to take losses, we all take losses from time to time. It's human and it's natural part of the trading game. Nobody is 100% accurate.

On my mission statement on the front page of the Art Of Trading website it reads:

"I have also designed a chat room where traders from all around the world congregate daily to exchange their best ideas: Traders helping traders so we can ALL win together! I am trying to build a community of WINNING traders."

I stand firm by this statement and work very hard to make sure that my traders are strong, confident traders eager to learn, grow and see each other grow.

Share your ideas with the community with that mind.

Thanks for reading.
God bless.

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