There is no need for a new forum, the "need" is for everyone to share their ideas and thoughts in a reasonable, respectful, and non name calling mannner, it's that simple and what happens the vast majority of the time. A few from time to time don't follow those common decency rules, why I don't know, but it should not be tolerated IMO.
I agree completely. However politics do affect trading (like terrorist threats, mideast unreast, potential bills coming from the Congress, etc...) as do weather (hurricanes, floods, etc). The problem I've had is that there is a deep hypocrisy. Some is allowed, but only if it agrees with Mark's political views (or climate views, too). And its random. I frequently read posts about our President referred to as "Obummer" for instance. Not a big deal, but disrespectful. Mark doesn't like our president, so it stands. The fall back line frequently is that its Mark's ball so we play by Mark's rules. Which, don't entirely fit the TOS all of the time. That's why I've been banned from this forum for a year or so, in spite of being one of the first members and a paying supporter. Random and rude. My comments are docile, relatively speaking. No where else in my life - I'm a 59 year old physician, educator and father of 4 graduate level kids, are my comments first "viewed" for appropriateness. It's demeaning. Like this post. Probably won't get posted.