AusDoc said:Here is a problem to exercise your little grey cells. (That's Poirot talk for get you thinking.)
There are two trading methods. One provides the path to great success and unimaginable wealth. The other merely looks like it provides the path to success but in reality will lead to frustration, failure and poverty.
There are two traders, one to promote and teach each method. The traders know one another well. They know each others' methods and their outcomes and they know each others' character.
One trader really wants you to succeed and will always tell the truth and give you good advice. The other trader looks just as good but in reality only wants to satisfy his own needs and, having failed in trading, wants to make sure everyone else fails too. This trader may smile sweetly but will always lie.
You have been bitten by the trading bug and are desperately keen to find a successful method and a reliable mentor. You have been around long enough to know trading can be dangerous and that not everyone can be trusted.
You join FXGears trading forum (of course, where else would you look for quality advice) and are told about the two methods. Before you get too excited that wowser AusDoc tells you to calm down and think. He helpfully reminds you that things are not always what they seem to be. You don't want to listen of course and hope he will just fall off his perch but he patiently persists until you fully understand the risks and are clear that one of the traders always lies, though one of them always tells the truth.
No problem you think, I'm quite capable of finding my own way forward. Anyway, I can sort out these jokers with some questions, they can't fool me. Just then, Big Jack arrives. He's the boss. He makes the rules. Now you have a problem. Jack says you are only permitted to talk to one of the traders. What's more, you are only permitted to ask one single question and then you must take action and do what that trader says. Gulp. It gets worse. You must phrase your question so that it can be answered with one word, either yes or no.
Can you find your way forward to trading success?
What exactly is the one question you would ask and why would you be confident enough to risk everything on it?
Great work Jack, you are so close it isn't funny. :thumbsup:Big Jack would ask: "Which trader would the other guy tell you to follow?"
The liar would say himself. The truthful one would say the liar.
Me as 'Big Jack', or me as the aspiring trader in your riddle?AusDoc said:Great work Jack, you are so close it isn't funny. :thumbsup:
What you have said is correct. There is just one small but key missing piece. Given your insights, what would you do?
...as the aspiring traderJack said:Me as 'Big Jack', or me as the aspiring trader in your riddle?
Because it's futile, people believe who they want to believe. The good ones usually (if not always) get bashed in by disbelievers and/or naysayers, the rest follow like little sheep.Jack said:Then I'd probably question why no one, especially the good/truthful trader, has called the bad trader out on his bullshit..
lol... good oneJack said:Then I'd probably question why no one, especially the good/truthful trader, has called the bad trader out on his bullshit..