Yes, I would agree. I definitely good a very expensive education when I started. I started by taking VERY aggressive positions on only one or two stocks at a time, trying for the HOME run to retire with. I have calmed down quite a bit, and am VERY, VERY selective in the stocks I enter nowadays. The technical pattern must be VERY CLEARLY defined, the stochastics in an extremely overbought or oversold position, and the stochastics lines crossing. I won't enter a trade unless these conditions are met. I like making money 90% of the time now (the last few weeks) and if I follow this system, with following stop losses in the event of turn-arounds, I should make hay, alot of hay. Already increased my accounts by over 10% in one week !
You don't have to read every post. Be adult about it. If you don't like Crash's post skip them. He adds color, information and usually is right (80% of the time). Plus he has been helpful to some of us.