I fully support Jared.
Each person must take responsibility for the way in which they use an EA. The EA's that are left totally to their own devices typically either under-perform dramatically, or totally devastate an account.
Automated strategies are very good tools for traders, however they are just that - they are ONE tool that you should have in your arsenal. 1 EA working entirely on its own without any intervention is unrealistic unless you want 'average returns' (around 10% annual for most investors).
To turn off an EA or to reduce its lot size before/during/after certain events is a choice that each person who uses an EA must make for themselves.
Jared is running his own account.....and making money with it....AND taking responsibility for his own account - this is what EVERY person using this EA should be doing.
As for Jared's decision to go to the minimum lot size of 0.01, versus turning it off entirely (which would effectively be the same as going to 0.01) I think it is very smart of him, not for just his sake, but for all of our sakes. If he were to turn it off completely, then we would not be able to evaluate what the result WOULD have been on Jared's account had he not turned it off. By him keeping it running at 0.01, this helps us all see what would have happened.
However, I do think that it would have been helpful of Jared if he were to announce his changes via email to all KP subscribers BEFORE he makes such as change, so that if we wish, we are able to follow him.
It is my personal strategy to follow Jared EXACTLY. In which case, I need to know before an event, the changes that he has made.
Jared, I congratulate you on a very fine EA, perhaps the best I have ever seen. I also wish to praise you on your support and response to your EA....you have not abandoned it after making your sales. Very good. For this you deserve much credit. BUT, could I please ask you, in the future, when you are going to make a change (however small), please inform us all via email at least 12 hours BEFORE the event.
A Loyal and Fierce Supporter.