Freedom From Fear

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Considering the fact that I’ve devoted just about 100% of my time and engineering resources to virtual trading – – something which doesn’t mean a single paying customer to me — one might wonder what I’m thinking.

Well, to be honest (which is a nettlesome habit of mine), there are two things I’ve got in mind:

  1. I want to be able to provide a way, both for myself and for you good people, to see just how well or poorly I would do with an account in which there is absolutely no risk. I can be as smart or dumb, cautious or crazy, clever or simple-minded as I like, and none of it will cause me one penny of financial harm.
  2. Most importantly, and I’m extra-sincere about this, I want to be able to create a system for options strategies so that someone even as dumb as me can actually use it effortlessly. That is a very tall order, and it’s one hell of a lot of work.

Through the help of my testers (well, a few of them, anyway) I’ve been making good strides. My own virtual account is, gasp, actually profitable.

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And it’s not because I’ve been bullish. Far from it. I’ve been my same crazy bearish self. I’ve simply been taking monster risks that I’d normally never have the gonads to execute.

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I am truly excited about virtual. We are weaving it into every aspect of Slope possible. I think I’m going to hold off on actually letting trade real money with this thing for a while, but hopefully it won’t be too much longer until we roll out virtual as a feature for you to use.