It is my desire to be direct and genuine so that others can benefit from this testimonial without hype and to apologize for participating in a terrible plot to hurt tidetraders. Several months ago I visited this site because some trader s we joking about Rick (tidetraders on air host and chat room moderator). At that time we were all very supportive of “another site” of which I will not mention. A few of us were encouraged by two main people to “post something to piss him off” and to “run him down in Investimonials”. I’m ashamed that I stooped with these people and did irritate Rick in the LiveStream. This was wrong I’m sorry. I can’t speak for the others but I can come clean and try to give a genuinely helpful review here for others to consider. Please note these people are still conspiring to “get rid of Rick”. Today I saw a post from someone in Investimonials and I can’t prove it but I’m almost certain several of these posts are simply from a group of terribly dishonest evil people. Some seem real but it’s like they we not paying attention.
There are several things about the tidetraders site that made me really think carefully about continuing to “help” the other service with the people that had bad intentions. These items made me realize that it is RICK and tidetraders that deserve the pat on the back and the other site that need to be closed up.
Rick’s work ethic was the first sign of many great signs this was a good site. Man this guy is crazy. He works all the time. I visited with him on a SUNDAY and he helped me for nearly an hour in private. There were no extra charges or anything for the private session and after an hour I think he’d have kept going but I stopped him as I felt so guilty for taking his Sunday time. This is of course when I got a conscience.
Rick’s Hart is in it- Second for weeks I watched as his emotions tell a story about his trading. I could almost feel his tensions when he lost money. Most all the services out there rave about the gains but Rick is very careful to give fair time to his bad trades. Rick is NOT nurturing in the mornings. I don’t know if it’s sleep a personal thing or just the pressure of being on air and trading his money. But I must say he’s nicer to people than I would be. So, is he human? Yes. Is this bad? No! Rick is by NO means an emotional trader but it’s actually refreshing to see that he gets upset just like the rest of us. Trading is not for people that are emotionally weak in the first place so if you can’t deal with Ricks cold sharp attitude before coffee you don’t need to criticize him you need to see a shrink and consider a career other than trading for a living. Let’s not blame Rick.
Trades accuracy - BAR NONE TOP NOTCH - TideTraders isn’t the Holy Grail but it’s a very good service just the same. I have been at several services in the past five years. And yes I was looking for the Holy Grail system or Holy Grail person to do it for me, which by the way I can’t find. And that’s when in a grand shift of thinking Rick helped me to see and accept the responsibility is MINE not someone else’s. That being said he does an above board job of communicating his trades. I saw the trades set ups at least a couple weeks before each trade. Then he goes to some trouble to post the trade order so we can see it before its filled. This is the ONLY service I know that does this. There are plenty of other services that tell you what they are going to do but the alert for the order being filled was always after the fact. With Rick I took many of the trades alongside him and the accuracy in gains and losses matched his on the site nearly to the penny! The exceptions I made MORE as I got a slightly better entry in a few cases. No offense to tidetraders but there is no real way to verify if ANY service is on the up and up accept through my own trading. There is more reason to believe Rick and tidetraders ARE on the up and up than not. Frankly it was very easy to see the entry, exit and stops on both stock trades and e-mini trades. No question in my mind they are the real deal. And every time I wondered about a trade he’d address it in a helpful manner. I read the Investimonials post by Stockhouse50 and don’t want to start a war or anything but I think he’s wrong about shares being posted. I don’t think it would matter if rick told me he was trading 1 or 1000 shares. We all have to pick the number right for us. I notice that rick is very consistent in share size it’s virtually always 100 or 200 shares and he virtually always takes either 2 or 4 e-mini contracts. So frankly him telling me share size was 200 every time would help a bit. His education on calculating this for myself makes much more sense. I think when people want share size they just want ammo to compare him to other services. Color, creed nor share size mean anything… bottom line is how many shares can I trade.
High Education Quality – At first it’s kind of hard to keep up with rick’s charts they are busy in some cases.Seems to be the case no matter who’s chart’s I look at I always understand my best. In fact Don Antonio and Ginzu posted some charts and (no offense the them I had no idea what they were posting…lol) it was just I didn’t understand someone else’s stuff. But, as I understand (from our private session Rick gave me a free sneak peak in the premium room broadcast) his premium broadcast charts have virtually no clutter at all. Hence, I would recommend he cut back on the lines and indicators in the Standard Broadcast charts. But I understand where he’s coming from since his job after all is to teach multiple discipline concepts & indicators and to add and remove all of them all the time would be ridiculous. So, if you can get over the “cluttered” look you’ll really appreciate the more important aspect which is depth and quality of understanding the technical set ups.
Just to set the record straight… Rick has NEVER attacked me. And as far as I can tell he admits when he’s wrong but just doesn’t take crap from hateful people. He is a great teacher and genuinely cares about is subscribers to the point it’s a fault.
Rick… I’m sorry & ashamed I participated in trying to hurt you or tidetraders. Frankly you are doing a great job. And while you like everyone has your own faults your service is worth every cent and tidetraders really should be the “Home” you call it for most traders.
This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
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