"fit tea at stash C"- The History of this board....
A couple of years ago, this board was run by Serfdom.
I had my own board to which he joined me on.....Team F/A.
He was always a great technical adviser, and I had my feet wet
in fundamentals. We were a good team.
I joined him here and we changed the name.
"fit tea at stash C" was in his signature.
Although it took some decoding, I figured it out quickly.
(It's a good laugh if you've got the time.)
The name "Fat Cats" was born from his signature code, and it
was our objective to bring quality analysis to the markets
as there are many folks on these boards that catch a run and lose their cash.
Both Serfdom and I had lost money in the penny stocks
and it was his vision to implore an honest group to the chat boards on the internet.
As many here are well aware, Serfdom worked from his heart
with his website, Infiniti Stocks. He didn't do it for the money, that's for sure, and needed help.
Serfdom had asked for my help, along with some others to get his website moving in the right direction.
He had excellent ideas and it was only second to his passion of maintaining an honest non-profit website.
However, the daily grind of the 5:30 am rise partnered with
preparations at midnight and beyond, burnt him out. It was a lot of thankless effort in the end.
Serfdom was posting in between working on the website,
which is why he posted so often. He didn't take vacations ever,
or a day off. I would argue with him constantly to take a walk
and go live life. His rebuttal was simply working harder.
In the end, we had over 1000 subscribers and over 10 thousand regular monthly visitors.
The news was fresh, the chart program was innovative,
(the IPO's were hot) and the regular picks made a lot of people a lot of money.
If anyone ever needed non bias advice on a company, he was
the first in line to give it and expected the posters on
this board to follow his lead. Naturally, when he decided to
move onto other talents in his life- the posters did as well.
I was one of them and traded quietly this past year using a lot of what he taught me when searching for quality big board swings.
Serf's a hell of a trader and a wonderful person. I am hoping those who've inquired about
his well being either called him once in a while or wrote him an email.
He was always good to everyone here. This board was his
lifeline for so long, and in a flash he stopped posting. Should it have mattered? No. Life moves
quickly and this board maintained itself. It has evolved however into
a place that simply holds a lot of good memories, and gets an occasional bicker.
Serfdom is doing well in his real life.
I'm sure he pops in here and again
and doesn't want to intrude or be pegged for a quick tip.
I do however want him to give some warm words about travel
and life. He's been a scholar of travel recently and we could all use a vacation while the securities
try to correct themselves.
As for the other purpose of this lengthy post....
Well, my goodness the market was rough and continues to be a bear in most sectors, but the good people of the ihub boards -
and yes there are many - who have taken a back seat for this
duration need to come out of hiding once in a while too to share some advice for so many that have been stranded with
near empty pockets.
There are damn good strategies in these times based on
history and knowledge of
the economy, politics and global finance. Perhaps for many it's moving to cash,
but in the mean time I strongly suggest to learn the mechanics of the SEC,
embrace the influences of the environment on sectors and decide based on
education what is imperative in deciding your own financial strategy. As somebody
with some knowledge of the economy, I hope to serve as the
mascot of sharing a few things that I too have learned along
this road. I've said before that both doctors and lawyers have a "practice" because they don't have every answer-
such as traders who need to skillfully "practice" even when there are no definitive answers or exact predictions.....
or we'd all have Buffet's bank account.
Be ready when you jump back in. Be patient and plan your trades.
It is with integrity that I will attempt to restore this board.
Posting for me on a full time basis is nothing to expect
as my family and personal life deserve the bulk of my attention right now.
However, I ask that this board be a respectful place-
even when slow- as that is the fundamental strength for which it was first created.
Thank you and thanks for keeping this board on your list....