My estimates are like my personal investment diary, I am vested in some of them, some I would like to, some others are just study notes.
I prefer small incremental estimates, instead of big Hollywood estimate, having said that, I try not to make estimates of less than 3% and over a very long timeframe.
I estimate trend direction, modest values to indicate a price direction, not fixed target gains, some might not produce any profit at all.
Stop-loss is important, I do not include it as I do not use a fixed value.
Estimates are not a call to buy/sell anything, just looking for like-minded people to exchange ideas and learn, if I have made an estimate that is unfavourable to your vested interest, do not take it personally, estimates don't do anything, if you are right, the market will agree with you eventually.
I do not believe it is a useful idea to influence anyone to buy/sell anything. If they win they allocate the credit to their own good judgement, if they lose it's probably your fault, privatizing profits and socializing losses is a very attractive idea to many. The big guns can't be influenced and the small fish have too little money to change anything.
I appreciate and respect an opposing/different point of view, especially a robust one. I do not enjoy blocking people, I enjoy blocking noise, an unsubstantiated point of view is noise.
There are mighty clever and conscientious people here, I enjoy learning from them, I hope you do too. END.
Investing is primarily about temperament, good temperament allows us to stay calm and insulate the people around us from our investing outcomes. If we project our frustrations onto others when we missed out on a trade, or when our trades are not doing well, that’s a very bad thing. The same applies to work and gaming.
We don’t chase "ups", we wait for it to come to us, if it doesn’t that’s alright, there are many shoes on the shelf, wear the ones that fit.
I prefer to use less plastic, less animal skin/fur products, less conspicuous consumption, less sugar, less salt, less oily food, create less trash, less food wastage.
If we are constantly seeking external validation, doing things for show, for face and ego, then we have only managed to attract and surround ourselves with people who are worse than us.