Your knee-jerk reaction might be to lump these non-traders in with scams. I was in the same camp for a long time.
How can anyone who doesn’t trade at all, teach trading?
But one tweet from Adam Jowett made me reconsider. Think about it this way…let's look at some famous coaches in the sports world.
Scotty Bowman – The NHL coach who has more wins than any coach in history. But he stopped playing hockey as a teenager, after a stick to the head severely hampered his playing ability. See more legendary NHL coaches who were bad players here.
Clyde Drexler – Two-time hall of fame NBA player. Member of the Dream Team. Only lasted two years as head coach of the University of Houston. Never coached at that level (or higher) again. See more legendary, non-player college basketball coaches here.
So before you write someone off as a bad coach, just because they don’t trade…stop yourself for a minute. They still might have something valuable to teach you, as long as they disclose that they don't trade. Of course, if they lie about not trading, that's another story!