Since 2007 (inception), iBankCoin has undergone many transformations. We’ve had numerous site designs, bloggers and widgets come and go. The constants have been Fly, Ragin Cajun, Woodshedder and The Peanut Gallery. Inside “the PG”, readers contribute to iBankCoin and fight for the coveted King of the Peanut Gallery “castle”, awarded once per month to the best writer, by democratic vote.
Sadly, the time has come for me to nuclear bomb the shit out of the PG and usher in a new era.
Before you get your pitchforks, hear me out.
Within weeks, we are launching “The iBC Blogger Network” (fuck SeekingAlpha), with the explicit intent to crush the competition. Inside the blogger network, writers will get their own blog, free hosting, IT support and lots of exposure to iBankCoin’s 1.2 million+ readers per month. This new platform will be quite distinguished, with walls lined with the very best mahogany and corridors filled with high end cigar smoke. Feel free to come and sit down for a few minutes to enjoy some of iBC’s private stock of aged single malt scotch.
I invite all bloggers, or aspiring bloggers, to contribute to the iBC blogger network, only if you are interested in bringing your A game. Unlike the PG, where I let you fuckers talk shit, I will be firing people if they are subpar. In other words, bring your A game.
Having said that, this months King of the Peanut Gallery, and last King ever to rule this site, is Chivo. I’ve been noticing Chivo lately, as he is a persistent fucker, constant and on point with his message. Well done, Sir, and thank you for contributing to iBC.
In closing, I salute all past Kings who ruled over the ghettos of the PG and will remember you for at least another 15-20 minutes.
Introducing the new blogging system…?
I hope so, if only for my own trader diary, which I feel is the reason many traders blog themselves. Helps to revisit thoughts, emotions, and actions based on what you see in the market.
I don’t understand why everyone thinks they need to publish their trader diaries on the internet. If your excuse is it helps to revisit thoughts can’t you just use Word or something?
If no, there must be some underlying narcissistic traits lying underneath the surface.
getting feedback can be interesting and possibly good for learning – new ideas, constructive criticism, discussions etc.
looking forward to reading the new blogs.
Fair point on the feedback. I agree with you on that point. But there are some bloggers out there posting their crap and 99% of the comments are from themselves.
Those are the ones that need to pack it up and go the Word route.
Nope, not going to Word Mode. Internet is a free space…I think a diary is a great learning device and great place tto keep notes. BTW so far the PMI’s suck the big ones tonight.
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
You should go to Word mode.
You don’t even read my site, tonight I have all the current PMI links and how they compare to flash data. Are you reading thru them tonight? Do you even know what they are? I don’t blog for others to read, I blog just for me..and sometimes I actually get company that stops by. Its my hang out..and I love it..and I hurt no one playing with it.
You can have all the PMI numbers you want. That’s great. But if it leads you to go long FAZ from April 2009 to present what good has it done? A 90% drawdown is nothing to be proud of.
I haven’t been holding FAZ since April 2009. Added that mid 2010 which is when the market should have rolled, but the Clam screwed it up.
Perhaps it is lying underneath narcissistic traits?
WHY I’M DEPRESSED!!
Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel,
“Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land.”
Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said,
“Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land.”
Today, Congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!
I was so depressed last night thinking about my declining health, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc . .. . I called a Suicide Hotline.
I had to press 1 for English.
I was connected to a call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal.
They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck!!!
Folks, we’re screwed!
THE END ~~~~~~
“IT’S MILLER TIME!”
This comment was emailed to me by a friend. Not my writing. My bad for non disclosure. Just thought I would share it with you fuckers.
Congrats Chivo! Long live the PG!
Not so fast.
Will there be formatting in this new PeeG?
We will have stats for new blogs. It will be a big upgrade
“This new platform will be quite distinguished, with walls lined with the very best mahogany and corridors filled with high end cigar smoke…sit down for a few minutes to enjoy some of iBC’s private stock of aged single malt scotch.”
Yea …I can picture it now…it will be like that Joe Black house on the lake with fireworks…
That makes three people who saw that movie.
The other two died in horrible gardening accidents, so for the love f zgod – be careful pulling carrots!!!!!
Everything has to end. We had the last Emperor of China, the last King of Scotland, and now the last King of PG. Royalty is so 1800’s anyway!
The damned Yankees Lost!
So do I vote this up or down?
I will bring my A game Sire…lol
When you say 1.2 million visits a month, how many unique visitors do you get? I notice your columns usually get around 2k views.
You get 500 to 600k visits, but sitemeter does not break out unique visitors.
I visit your site over 100 times per month (I have no life), and if your other visitors are like me that translates to about 5-6k unique visitors every month.
Is this not true?
Here is sitemeter
It was a fun ride, when I blogged that is! Thank you Fly.
So long PG, and thanks for all the sandwiches.
that’s right. I used to pay KOPG bloggers $10 for sandwich. Nice.
Good choice with Chivo r whatever
Consistent is good unlike others i see post
Short into jobs number????
Just a thought for the next day
1250 is my mark to get will I say bullish????
It was fun while it lasted.
i forsee another way fly gets to monetize you poor saps?
Why shouldn’t he monetize it?
* building the infrastructure to provide a blog-within-a-blog
* free hosting and support for when wordpress shits the bed
* constant innovation throughout the rest of the site (PPT, 12631, PowerDip, etc)
* and most of all 500-600k visits per month
It would take years and scads of money to build all of that yourself (as Fly has proven).
I hope he makes shitloads of money and spends it on solar flares for his garden.
HAH! Right. Though solar flares would be bitchin’.
Thank you Fly! It was a blast, and the future holds many treasures!
Anyone know what Le Fly’s long-term view on the market is?
Way to go Chivo…bout time you get your comeuppance son…
remember remember, the strength in september!
Fly, consider holding a contest once/year for the highest rated blog in the new blogger network, in which the winner gets a free year of the PPT. It would likely encourage both new visitors and current members to bring their A game.