The first thing to keep in mind when commenting is that all comments are moderated. This means that I see them before they appear and choose whether or not to publish them.
I will not publish any comment that consists of ad hominem vituperation directed either at me or at another commenter. I believe that good manners are a mark of intelligence. On the other hand I welcome reasoned criticism and don't mind people disagreeing with me.
I generally make no specific response to comments since I spend most of my time trading the markets and doing mathematics. However, I do note requests made by those who comment and sometimes these comments do influence what I choose to post.
I never respond to requests for an updated analysis of an individual stock or commodity or to a previous post. This blog is free to anyone who wants to read it and I feel no obligation to post more than I do on the subjects which interest me.
Note to Traders: If you want to post a trade or specific prediction in my comments section you must sign your comment by including your name, initials, or some other identifier. If you don't do this I will not publish your comment.