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Last Updated: 25 December 2016
The following are a collection of letters received from traders and investors who have found TA Today's neoclassical tools, education and guidance invaluable. The intent of TA Today is to provide a consistent view of the markets and to help the "little guy" traverse those same markets in a consistently profitable fashion. These testimonials are letters we have received indicating that we are fulfilling our mission.
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Just wanted to say that you’ve done a remarkable job navigating this market. I’m so delighted that I stumbled upon one of your books (now have all 3) and subscribed to TAToday.
Thank you for what you do.
Long time since I emailed.
I just wanted to say that I thought your morning comment today (12 September) was simply superb. Great content, well written and with very helpful annotated charts.
Of course your work is always good but I thought your piece this morning was of such high quality that it was worth mentioning (and it is good to give feedback).
I would like to apply to be mentored by you at some point but I have been struggling to juggle multiple tasks at the moment. However, I always make time to read/watch your work (although not in the chat rooms so often) and also that of your friend Kirk.
Warm regards and thanks again for your excellent work
Now that gold is correcting during its new uptrend. I was wondering if you can give the subscribers guidance as far as the possible new buying entry areas like you did before using GLD. I’m also wondering if this will be possible to do with the miners index GDX.
-- EDITORS NOTE: L.A.'s gets lots of request from members for general and specific advise and he always responds promptly. Here's a recent request which L.A. answer via a video recording providing the data requested. His follow up email follows:
I did see the trade set ups and the video on the trade room earlier this week. Bought some gold miners at good entry points. Thanks!
Silver stocks are on a tear though and it has been hard to catch pull backs lately. Precious metals seem to be on a very strong new bull market.
Natural gas seems to be starting a bull market of its own as well. It might be helpful to go over some stocks like UNG and key natural gas producers, gas pipelines to see how they are shaping up for new buying.
I have limited time now to go thru your technical analysis method but it makes a lot of sense and I’m learning little by little (no pun intended). Charts are very helpful to identify key areas.
It is admirable how well you communicate with your subscribers.
I meant to write earlier but got caught up in other things.
Thank you for this [neoclassical] course - I am seeing things I never saw before and hope to get to learn more as time goes by. I am looking forward to the Skype session around the end of this month, as you mentioned.
I would like to do the mentoring but don't qualify yet as I have not read you last book.
I just got through the first video and this was a terrific refresher of the material in the books! Since it has been a while since I read your three books what I noticed had disappeared from my memory over time was not the big picture but rather the nuances that provide color and focus so thanks for the videos. You mention and referenced your notes in the video at one point saying to your audience that they can just refer to the notes. Where would I find these notes as it would be helpful to overlay my notes onto yours to reinforce the learning.
Finally are these videos something I could share with non-members? I have an investment group I meet with monthly and if it is okay I would like to share these four videos.
Not sure how you keep to your incredible schedule but you do and I always look forward to your daily and weekend videos.
Have a great day!
Testimony to you Charts:
Wow, I used your neoclassical 'system' with your charts, together, for the first time ever. I had never used your charts before. Your charts are gold.
I shorted OAS at 9.78, and I saw on the daily/weekly that 9.57/9.59 was a key area. So, I waited, and even when it went to 9.71 and then popped back to 9.75 I still didn't cover. I also noticed there was more volume on the red than green candles, and I used that to 'inspire' me to stay in the trade. When it got to 9.61 area I gave it a few bars while it battled from 9.61-9.64. Finally, when it came back down to 9.60, I decided that was it. I made .17 and that was great except I covered all 5,000 shares....I should have held....but one step at a time.
By the way, as it held and held at 9.60, right after I sold it I wanted to go long at 9.60---, but before I could buy it popped to 9.65 and then 9.69....then went down to 9.38, later.
DO also had 23.62 as a key area, and I waited patiently for that area but didn't but at 23.62 like I wanted, and then bought much worse....and wasn't successful. I don't know why I didn't go short at the 23.80 and wait until 23.64 to cover it;
Thanks for what you do!
I'm currently one of your retirement subscribers and I will be joining your full time service tonight. I am interested in your last slot but would like to know what the 3 day crash course requirements will be since I'm full time employed and not sure if these will be conducted during business hours. I just wanted to let you know that I find your system very refreshing as I have extensive training in Elliot Wave from a very successful commodities trader and although it is a compelling system and it does work, it is complicated and seems better with commodities than with trading major indices and individual stocks. I would like to learn more about Neo Classical system as I've been watching your daily youtube posts for quite a few months now. I understand that no system is perfect but your approach, based on volume and price points, is also very compelling although I was surprised today when AAPL broke over that huge high volume bar today as I thought it would stop it in it's tracks. See, I'm listening but still learning! Anyway, if the last spot is taken, that's okay, just wanted to let you know that I find what you do very valuable and will continue with your subscriber service. First saw you on Marketwatch and vividly remember the post about lowering your expectations for a crash until those price ledges were broken back in June 2015.
The following is an exchange between the support staff at TA Today and a TA Today member that was having hardship and needed to cancel and had missed the cancellation deadline.
From Customer: Hello TA Today. Sorry I didn't realize that I was on automatic renewal. I did not want to resubscribe this year due to lack of funds. I just noticed a payment went thru Paypal. Thanks, Chris G
From TA Today Support: Chris. Just saw that L.A. forwarded this to me to review. I'll do so by Monday. TA Today Support
... more email exchanges ... then this ...
On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 8:32 AM, support staff wrote:
I did refund you in full.
Thank you very much Nadia. I really appreciate that. You and L.A. run a high quality operation and will always get the highest reviews from me. Chris G
On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 7:38 PM, support staff wrote:
Chris, As I am sure you are aware, L.A. bends over backwards to do what is right in everything he does. He really prides himself in doing what is right/fair and always reminds all of us of that we need to hold to those standards.
and finally ....
I am aware. I have never subscribed to a financial website...or any website for that matter where I felt as personally welcomed as I did with L.A. at TA Today.
I believe he actually phoned me or answered my call. Unheard of.
Because of that I may be back someday...and would always recommend. L.A. is obviously a great guy!
Thanks for the latest video, it really is very helpful to see the workings of a trade and how much goes into it, hope it isn't too much work.
Markets volatile as ever arnt they...your guidance is priceless.
Wanted to say thanks for all your work and efforts especially over the last few weeks and months, the trading room and the chat rooms are amazing.
To see what goes into trade setup regarding neoclassical is very impressive, you must be really pleased with it...hope so.
The trading videos showing the trades is especially helpful and your explanations as to why you are buying and selling, the risk reward makes it very easy to understand.
You really have worked tirelessly over many years and through the many ups and downs of the market...and now you are mentoring people to follow you...it really doesn't get any better than that does it
I have improved greatly over the past year and you have helped enormously, I wouldn't say I'm consistently profitable quite yet but I'm getting there...I'm using a trailing stop loss now for all my trades to save on the decision making which is helping reduce stress!
Keep up the good work, hope all is well in your personal life and thanks again for what must be one of the best sites on the net...
Best wishes to you and your family
Dear Mr. Little,
Thank you for your compassionate expressions today regarding the Paris massacre. You are a kind, good, thoughtful man. I have been following your website every night for a year now, with no interest in business at all. Through your cogent presentations and teaching skills, I now have a (very) rudimentary understanding of the dynamics, 'physiology,' and huge power that is wielded by the interplay of economic forces, internationally and domestically. More importantly to me though, is that I hear you speaking with integrity, a sense of higher ethics, and a genuine concern for peoples lives. I know you want people to 'make some money,' but I also know you encourage 'Right Action.' You differentiate between 'need' and 'greed' though it's a fine line to walk sometimes, eh? Anyway.... rough roads ahead. Keep clear, keep true, keep on. Some of us are listening. Thanks.
Prince George British Columbia
Good afternoon LA Little!
Quick fan boy moment: I am a 24 year old software consultant who is now trying to manage his own portfolio – this is my second time finishing your “Trend Qualification & Trading” book and it has been even more eye-opening on the second go-around :).
I only recently discovered your daily/weekly YouTube channel and am very excited to follow along. Not sure if you answer questions like these on the show, but I figured it was worth a shot to get your opinion:
A) SPY (long term/monthly bars): assuming that the market does not close below the Oct 2014 SPL … (more specific questions asked that L.A. responded to in his shows)
Thanks for taking the time to do these shows! I am very excited (and mildly terrified) to be in the markets at this time.
I have not been trading much this year although I did have some positions which were all stopped out due to recent volatility (incredibly just near the lows!!). Whilst the recent down wave has given me some losses, I have learned a great deal from it. One of the things I have learned is to respect your risk warnings far more, As you have rightly said in your videos, I was one of the masses of investors who had been lulled into a false security by the trading range not to expect such a large down move to happen so quickly, but you had warned of it, and Neo also pointed out the risks (with so many SPLs just below price). I just wanted to give you this feedback.