Sunday, November 9, 2014

My old blog posts are back

Back during my Rebirth entry when I revamped my blog I decided to hide all my old posts. I had wanted to shutdown my Youtube channel and videos and that meant that a lot of content I created here on the blog was going to make absolutely no sense. I wanted a cleaner experience for you.

However it did cause a problem. The history of what I had said publicly was hidden from view. The things I say and write about now have less context and as a reader you have less understanding of where I am coming from. And that's important when judging a person in determining if you should believe what they have to say, especially when it comes to something as important as finance.

Additionally, hiding old content could be viewed as covering up past mistakes, bad market calls, and losing investments. I've been public with my view on that and repeat it here.
I HATE people who cover up their mistakes.
Its pointless because its how human beings learn. You experience something new and have limited information to make decisions yet at times you have to make a decision. It will be a terrible choice. The wrong choice. One you learn to never make again. And you move on like an adult.

You probably know the type of who I am talking about. The Youtuber who learns a few financial terms and spouts off nonsense. I and others call them out for the frauds they are and then amazingly that video or their entire channel just vanishes. Replaced with a new channel trying to start over.
Or a blogger who moves to a new site and takes down their old blog. They are seem great at the markets with a whole new perspective. They of course sit there hoping people won't notice.

Now that is not to say everyone who starts a new venture has something to hide. New opportunities come up. Plenty of my fellow bloggers start off on blogspot and then move on to their own site. A social media content creator gets better with time and wants to improve. Nothing wrong with that at all. The difference is in the intent.

So my old blog entries are back. The correct calls like the gold and silver community losing their minds, as well as my incorrect calls like my postion in Enerplus (ERF). I've certainly made mistakes in the past. Not only should I be more open about that I embrace them.

One disclaimer though. The videos remain hidden, for now at least. This means that many entries will not make sense or be incomplete. I don't plan to go back and redo them as its 4 years and nearly 400 entries. If there are any questions or comments though I will certainly expand on the ones people have interest over.

Otherwise my time will be better served with new content and new ventures...



Disclaimer: The investments and trades discussed are not recommendations for others. I am not a financial planner, financial adviser, accountant, or tax adviser. The financial actions I talk about are for my own portfolio and money and only suited for my own risk tolerance, strategy, and ideas. Copying another person's financial moves can lead to large losses. Each person needs to do their due diligence in researching and planning their own actions in the financial markets.

2 comments:

  1. Very cool. You have had many more successful picks than bad ones. Good info on the gold and silver market that helped me. Also the ConocoPhillips call a few years back was an epic money maker. Thanks for sharing your ups and downs with us man!

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    1. Great to see you DSF. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the kind words on gold and COP. Its always been my desire to help others. I could easily just sit back and run my portfolio if it was just about the money.

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