Does turtle say anywhere that "past performance is not a guarantee of future performance" ??
was taking a breather on my twilight morning walk/jog - lol.
The book is not a trading guide. So it does not need to state disclaimers as you quote. But even If it did - then i missed it i guess.
It is the triumph of the power of conviction, the cumulation of an absurd dream by a man who had the guts and self belief to follow up on what he believed was possible despite the oblivious improbability of the challenge.
Anything can inspire one. Nature, music, books etc.
It is the mental attributes that make up 95 percent of a trader. Strategy and the rest is just a small part of the equation.
Give a naked chart and a 'trader' would still make money. He does it because he is a trader in his head not because he has a fancy chart set up or a 'gauranteed - no loss statergy'.
Look at this in the mirror (reverse outlook) and analyse. Why is losing money so easy in trading. You will find a million reasons for it. So how do we go about making money then. By understanding what we do wrong and someone does right. I am not sure if posting threads of another forum are allowed here else i would give you the link of a guy who was on the other side earlier and gives you an insight of how the smart money cartel and the smart money computers are coded and operate. I was shocked to read from his thread that retail traders are a very small part of the dumb money. We almost do not even matter to the big boys. So it not just roses i look at but study the thorns as well.
I do not read books with such disclaimers as you quote because i realised a long time back that the holy grail of trading is just a myth.
This book is meant to inspire you at the best, nothing more i feel. After all - trading is all about inspiration,belief, discipline and the rest is blood and tears. You either bleed dry or stop bleeding before you run dry.
I hope - if you do read it - it inspires you as well.
Have a great Sunday and good luck to your trading.