------------------------------ Yeah, airforce5658, what he said. You would do well to emulate Oil_Rig's trading skills.
He was even invited to join the 'elite' private IVAN board by that hussy, merlot_marge. They wanted to exploit his technical skills, pick his brain, like they're doing with trader_texan. But it seems he turned her down.
And Oil_Rig is actually long today. He posted that earlier today.
I think he did it for technical, not fundamental, reasons. I get the sense that he's not buying into the IVAN "story."
Still... there's no need to bash him. We are each entitled to our own opinion. And good people sometimes disagree. They're allowed to, you know.
Personally, I admire people who trade well, whether they do it from the long or the short side. What companies or stocks are involved is much less important.