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Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:518,842 / 6,998
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Introduce yourself here!

Old August 25th, 2010, 11:22 AM   #1011 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTaraderSkyland
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 7 since Aug 2010
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Not as easy as it looks


Now that I have been introduced to your web-site and its goals, I am very excited about participating in whatever positive way I can. I know I sure need the help myself and hope to offer some assistance @ some time in return.

Great things ahead for us all!

Thanks for the site,


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Old August 25th, 2010, 08:59 PM   #1012 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Custom, In-House App
Favorite Futures: FOREX
Posts: 1 since Aug 2010
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Hi :-)

I'm not a trader in US market; I'm in South Korea and using KOSPI200 as my main trade.

Though I live in the different market, I think I can learn much from others, especially on
systematic/automatic trading strategies.


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Old August 26th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #1013 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Harrogate, Yorkshire, United K
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: forex
Posts: 1 since Aug 2010
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More Focused

Hi Mike and All,

Found the forum last week and hoping it will help me become more focused in my trading.
Looking forward to the help and support.

Thanks MikeP

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Old August 26th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #1014 (permalink)
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El Dorado Hills CA/ USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader,IRT
Broker/Data: Zen-Fire through Mirus and TOS
Favorite Futures: ES,6E
Posts: 33 since Aug 2010
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New Member Not so New Trader

West Coast Trader from San Francisco. Best trade ever... Leaving Bear Stearns in 07' as Institutional Sales Broker before the shit hit the fan and went to a prop firm- Assent in SF where they gave me enough leverage to hang myself by the end of my first year. Now P/T trading ES until I can support my family trading.

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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:14 AM   #1015 (permalink)
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copenhagen, denmark
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: multicharts, Ninja
Broker/Data: IB & Kinetick
Favorite Futures: ES
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Posts: 47 since Aug 2010
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Hi Everyone

Futures Edge on FIO

How much money do you need to trade futures successfully?

I am glad to join

I have been trading for a while - but I am new to programming (easylanguage) - i look forward to learn a lot and hopefully give something back

have fun

Michael (mengelbrecht)

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Old August 28th, 2010, 03:47 AM   #1016 (permalink)
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Thanks Mike for the forum.
I came to China only recently began to learn NT, hope you can get help here, my English is not good, also hope to get everyone's understanding


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Old August 29th, 2010, 02:27 AM   #1017 (permalink)
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Favorite Futures: es
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Starting a new leaf

Hi, I'm Andrea and I have been trading for 4 years. I get up every morning at 6:00 and watch the market, I take paper trades and made a great living as for real trades I get in a panic and can't think straight, my biggest problem is discipline and trusting a plan. I'm hoping to break out of this pattern and be a success story to help others and help my husband retire early or at least on time.

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Old August 29th, 2010, 04:31 AM   #1018 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT, MT4
Broker/Data: Mirus/Zen, GOMarkets
Favorite Futures: YM, 6B, forex
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Posts: 259 since Jul 2010
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Hi to the (formerly BMT) team

Ive been studying trading futures seriously for about 2 years. I work full time and get home in time for London open. Luckily I am a night owl and dont need much sleep. Like most, my goal is to ditch the 9 to 5 and trade for income. I havent reached a level of consistency to do that yet but I've passed through the indicator seduction path and the get rich quick myth and now am putting together my own niche approach to trading price action at SR levels. I look forward to learning more here.

good trading


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Old August 29th, 2010, 10:11 AM   #1019 (permalink)
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Crivitz Wisconsin USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Broker/Data: Zenfire
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Hi everybody, first I would like to thank Big Mike for such a great forum...I am new to this type of trading (only a couple of weeks live trading ES) and have had mixed results. Mainly due to experimenting with different strategies. I use price action only no indicators just buy sell volume. I just try to get a feel for what the traders are doing in the overall market, while closely paying attention to the chart ( 2 and 5 min) I have not yet worked out which one works best for me. So far I have had my best results watching the price action of CAT stock at the same time and using it as an indicator, not fool proof, but it seems to work for me. Other than that I have to learn to stay out of the chop, that is where i have lost money. Thanks to all, Terry

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Old August 29th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #1020 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Port Elizabeth South Africa
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Aug 2010
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Hey Big Mike & other Traders

I am glad I have found such an informative and friendly site.
I am a relatively new trader (who has also lost his first stash) and use MT4.
I have an interest in the Harmonic system and I also use the 'Pipsnager' indicators.
I have also has successes in Trading the London close! letting the market come back to equilibrium.
At the moment though, while building my small account brick by brick, I am concentrating on the psychology of trading mainly studying Mark Douglas on Trading in the Zone and his Disciplined Trader.
Thanks for a great site!

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