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“It's a pity I did not have the self-confidence and belief to follow your advice when it really mattered.”

18 Apr 2015 7:15 PM

We thank Harold for giving us his permission to republish here a copy of the email he sent us yesterday, in its entirety:


Dear Jim,

Firstly may I apologize for being a pain in the arse during your lectures.

You were by far the best educator on how to invest in the market I have listened to. It's a pity I did not have the self-confidence and belief to follow your advice when it really mattered.

Up to June 2007 I was travelling pretty well, but made another of my fatal mistakes in life when in December 2007 and got fully invested, right at the time of your indicator to be cautious. I could not take the losses I was facing right from the start, which would have been the correct thing to do, but held on wishing and a hoping all the way to the bottom. I lost most of my capital.

My remaining capital was not enough to live off by being an active trader under your strategy, so I turned to trading shorter term. I tried FX, gold and recently Options in the US. I got burnt by FX and Gold but did very well in Options during 2012 / 2013 until April 2013 when I gave it all back.

Now I only have peanuts for trading capital and am on the pension, ( I got a $4 rise last week and nearly threw  a party to celebrate ) So for some people matters do not always turn out well.

The purpose for this note is to thank you for showing me the right path. Please keep up the good work. You are a good man.


Harold O., Private Trader, Adelaide, SA, April 2015


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