Who "Doubting Thomas" really is is my sister-in-law Jan who thought I was about the worst investor alive during the dark days of the 2008/2009 crash. However, after much persuasion and only after I had truly started to produce for him, my brother persuaded her to start her own Ameritrade account with naked put authorization for 20K.
The inception of that account was late April 2012 and I posted in real time of the event even though until now I haven't let on who that investor really was. Well, the account has grown to over 32K over the last 15 months, a return of 62% for that time frame. Needless to say, I am no longer persona non grata around those parts and she is seriously thinking of increasing her investment. There is nothing like success to instill confidence.