I have tried, on my Contact Page, to be as firm as I can without being rude, and yet each day at least several people write to me asking for advice or one kind of another. Right now on my contact page it says:
please do not ask for advice of any kind. I will not offer any opinions about anything to any individual (although if you have an idea you'd like to share with me, I'm all ears). By "advice", this includes stop prices, market direction, whether I'm long or short something (check my watch lists!), what color I think the sky is, etc. I will not respond to anything asking for any opinion on any particular investment or technique. I hate to be rude about it, but so many people have ignored softer warnings that I had to kick it up a notch.
Because I am cursed with good manners, I cannot simply ignore all the emails I get (as most popular bloggers would, I imagine), nor am I inclined to make the above text so obnoxious that no one ever writes me about anything (because folks offering topic suggestions, interesting articles, and so forth, are absolutely welcome).
So please – I'm beggin' – don't ask for advice in any way/shape/form. Pretty please. With sugar on top.