I've been trading Futures almost a year now and I'm still struggling to stay profitable but I feel that I learn something every day.
I use TOS and Infinity and I like to trade the open of the London and NY sessions.
Good Luck Trading to everyone.
Although I am cautious by nature, I have become interested in day trading and believe I have some things in my background that may be helpful or, of course, create deep problems I will have to overcome:
I have designed mechanical EOD mutual fund index trading systems for years. It requires mental discipline to follow a system that does not re-position a trade signal for two days out and where trades are often weeks apart.
I have experienced the systems-imposed agony of not being able to react to something I perceive unfolding in real time.
Recreational musician...familiar with interpreting harmonies, melodies (trends) and counter-melodies (counter-trends) graphically represented as dots and lines on a page.
Engineering and statistics background...I can at least follow the conversations of some (some!) technical trading discussions.
Used Autocad and technical animation for years so another experince with graphical representation of other realities...drawing lines / connecting dots...mechanical design work.
I played around with NT earlier this year, but will likely adopt MC early in 2010 when their version of DOM may be available. Planning on starting with ES as I have the most familiarity with the S&P from my EOD research.
I have really appreciated reading other people's journals over the past months. Big Mike is a great encourager! I don't know how he has the bandwidth to keep up with this site and trade - it would be too many voices in my head.
Get well soon, Mike!
What immortal hand or eye, could frame thy fearful symmetry? -- William Blake, "The Tyger"
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Hi Big Mike and everyone else. Glad to be here! As for a little bit about myself, well, I like playing pinball and I like pretty girls. Pretty girls are almost as awesome as pinball, but pinball doesn't make the world go round. Some days I think that pretty girls are better than pinball, but that's usually not the case. And no, I'm not a pinball wizard so please don't ask. I'm always mistaken for one when I'm out in an arcade and it gets a little annoying. I kid, I kid.
On a serious note though, I'm an experience trader and I trade the CL almost exclusively. Am I as good at trading the CL as I am at pinball you may ask, and the answer is no flippin way!
Glad to have joined the crew here.
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I'm new here, and am an inexperienced trader. I have no advice to give as I'm not successful at trading yet, and don't pretend to be.
I've been experimenting with Forex for about 8 months and just can't seem to figure it out. My frustration has brought me to this site, and I'm hoping to learn and eventually contribute.