I've read alot on this site before actually signing up for an account. I have lurked in the shadows for a long time. I've made money on this site using it for the good that it can provide. There are some very top notch people here and a decent method of getting their intelligence out to the masses.
Lloyd Christmas is so on another level that it shocks me more people don't just follow what he says or puts out.
Pistone is a must follow.
Will Cashmen picks winners and also will give out "Live" wagers to hedge or cover your butt if you are on the wrong side.
There is a wealth of knowledge out there for people to cherry pick if you take the time to do so.
Be warned... Certain people are lightning rods. You will see their threads as the "top threads" when it comes to views. They are the same people. They spew things that irritate people or bring them together. I don't understand what they hope to gain. However, they will have supporters, one in particular, who supports all things contrary to the masses. It is a given and if odds were given on it happening again then it would be the closest thing to a sure bet on the boards.
Don't get caught up in all that crap. Use this site for what it is good for in the capping world. Dave Essler, Marco DeAngelo, Mike Hook, Goodfella, Dwayne Bryant are all worth a follow. Gill Alexander is in that mix too.
I say this to all the new people who don't know which direction to go in and are overwhelmed with the amount of info here. Stick to the names I mentioned and you won't be led astray. This is coming from someone who lives the "long term" mentality and has profited with the names mentioned. I've been around and cashed the tickets.
I saw Harry Begg in his first go around and always scratched my head. Funny enough he popped up on other sites and posted in their threads too. He was run out with the loyal following casting the same stones being cast here. Yes, he has been down this road before and fell silent after a clamoring for accurate recording. Mr. Donkey always gets upset at confrontation of any sort. These are just two of the lightning rods I am talking about and I wouldn't even call Professor Donkey a lightning rod. They anger people and are contrary to what this site is about. However, the Jerry Springer's of the world and the Maury Povich's make money and are fun to watch in amazement. Use the lightning rods for entertainment and seek other avenues to throw your hard earned money at in the future. You don't buy "People Magazine" for stock investment advice. It is merely a fun, light read. So are some of these threads and should be treated as such.
I don't say this to upset the two people that I mentioned. I say this to let the new people know what happens now is not new. It is the same song all over again. I'll fade back into anonymity at this point and keep cashing tickets thanks to the hard work of the people mentioned. Believe me. Don't believe me. BUT, when you have been here a while and it seems like the record is repeating itself just remember it is your money. Invest it wisely.
BIG UPS TO LLOYD CHRISTMAS. HE IS JUST PLAIN SMARTER THAN ALL OF US.