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The following user says Thank You to Big Mike for this post:
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.
The following user says Thank You to rfharris for this post:
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:
TradeStation from Supercharts through 2000i + TS6
Rina Systems Portfolio Evaluator/Money Manager/3D Viewer
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.
The following 3 users say Thank You to Nothing Done for this post:
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.
The following user says Thank You to 1steve1 for this post:
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.
The following user says Thank You to winja for this post: