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Introduce yourself here!

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Manta, Ecuador
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
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I'm trying to post my intro but i don't see where i should go to do so...

Right here, same place you just posted the above.


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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: CL,GC,TF
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My trading platform is woodies cci with 3 stochastics for long term trades (30-50 ticks). I would like to chat with other cci traders to see how they are doing as i am a new trader (2 yrs) it's always good to here and see what others are doing.

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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeNavigator
Favorite Futures: ES
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Have a look at Mark Braun - Fibonacci Trading

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Trading Apprentice
New Hudson,Michigan
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Think Or Swim
Favorite Futures: 6e CL ES
Posts: 1 since Aug 2010
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Glad to be a member of this community.It will be nice to share ideas with other traders and work together to reach our goals.

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Irvington, NJ
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation,MultiCharts
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Sep 2010
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Greetings Earthlings o/

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I've been at this for the better part of 20 years now and have had enough near misses and hit the wall at 215mph that I'm well past counting.

I found this forum on a Google search during my latest epiphany and noticed that there was apparently an ongoing thread regarding publishing signals from MultiCharts to Collective2 which I personally believe to be a godsend to a trader in my current position.

I have experience working with the following platforms:
  • ThinkOrSwim
  • TradeStation from Supercharts through 2000i + TS6
  • Rina Systems Portfolio Evaluator/Money Manager/3D Viewer
  • The Grail System GGO/CASB
  • Market System Analyzer MonteCarlo Simulator
  • Statistica 7 / Neural Network Designer/Source Code Generator
  • Logical Information Machines
  • Bloomberg
  • ILX
  • MultiCharts
  • NeuralShell 2
  • and a few more i cant remember at this time.
I've worked in the Institutional department at CIBC/Oppenheimer, Traded for The Antillies Fund at First New York, done model re-works at Smith Jacobs & Co. and WorldCo LLC.

It's been a wild ride.

The thing I want to accomplish first is to get my signals uploaded to collective - from there I'm happy to work with other designers on running stability tests and evaluations of equity curves also sharing any insights I might have on how to improve their existing models performance - i.e. I'm not looking for your rule set - just working on curves and helping where I can.

Psychologically I've been up and down - I've had days where I've printed $230,000.00 on a single trade and years when I've worked for 11.25/hour.

So suffice it to say I've seen a couple of things inside my soul.

I'm a big fan of Skype/TeamViewer 5 so I'm always up for collaborative work.

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Just starting out...
Chanute, KS, USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeInterceptor
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Sep 2010
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I ran across this site from a post on EliteTrader. I consider myself a beginner to trading. I have done several Mutual Funds. I have paper traded Options for several years, but never for real. I won some and lost some. My account right now is with OptionsXpress. I am just getting started on NinjaTrader. I am a Computer Programmer by day. I hope to learn how to trade well (and make some money in the process).

I plan to learning and reading a lot. I read where most people blow up their first (and second...third...) accounts before getting anywhere. Is it realistic at all to offset some of the early losses by being patient and learning as much possible and not jumping the gun?

Anyway, I have been having fun so far.


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Just starting out...
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Platform: NinjaTrader,
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Aug 2010
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57 year old retired health care provider and full time trader and part time blogger. Still looking for the Holy Grail and very thirsty for its contents. Meeting other traders has been a highlight of my life and hope to meet some of you here and a big thanks to Big Mike.

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: None
Platform: tradestation
Posts: 3 since Sep 2010
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Hi bigMike and fellow traders

I am a beginner trader mostly in stocks,my favourite is jimbergs volatility.
still struggling-hoping to learn the ropes here
thanks to bigmike

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Chicago, Illinois
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Posts: 1 since Sep 2010
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Looks like a great community. Happy to be a new member.

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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Other
Posts: 10 since Sep 2010
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I am new on the forum But I trade since 4 years now on futures/options.
I trade with on

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