You will see this callout often on the site:
All investments come with significant risks, including the loss of all capital. Please do your own research before investing, and never risk more than you are willing to lose. I hold no certifications or registrations with any financial entity.
There's a good reason for that! I hold no certifications or licenses of any kind from any financial regulatory institution whatosever. If you blindly trust my posts here without doing your own homework and assessing your risk, you could end up losing large sums of money.