I just wanted to express a welcome to all the new users who signed up in last few days. It is fantastic to have you here and I can’t wait to see contributions from new people with investing ideas and stock wisdom. Collective wisdom almost always exceeds that of even an expert. The more we read and share the better we are.
As Viktor mentioned on Sky investing and education go hand in hand. We don’t do wild gambles and toxic products here. We can learn so much as a community with sensible investing and as a community be ambassadors for a brand that can change lives.
It is this community spirit which has been so encouraging. The regular posters, the founding investors and the many people spreading the word as ambassadors on social media.
We have all had a tough few days. Digital anarchists have romped through our forum, the app playstores and on social media leaving a trail of destruction. Freetrade Staff have been abused, the company name mocked and a horrible amount of negativity pedalled by a minority who have decided to target all institutions.
To those who engaged in such wanton psychological destruction and corporate vandalism I hope you take a step back and remember that we and you and Freetrade are all in this together. I hope in time you will at least regret if not apologise.
I imagine there were tears this weekend as Freetrade staff particularly those on customer support had to face an immoral barrage of targeted abuse. The face of the company and always so helpful were digitally spat on. I hope you know we all appreciate you and perhaps as you fear Monday I want you to know you have thousands of loyal long term users who are holding you in our thoughts.
To the technicians who worked long hours, maybe all through the night and as the clock ticks to Monday 2.30 and are feeling the pressure. You are changing the lives of ordinary people. Every piece in an engine is valuable and needed.
We are creating history. Freedom to invest and liberty and power to support financial change.
Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you all around.