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Introduce yourself here!

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Just starting out...
Bunbury, WA, Australia
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Oanda - NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: AUDUSD
Posts: 1 since Sep 2010
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Top Job

Hi , good to see a positive - helpful forum ...!!!

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Just starting out...
melbourne australia
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IG markets
Favorite Futures: eur/jpy
Posts: 1 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

another new aussie member

glad I found the site it looks great
hope to contribute something meanigful

good trades all
cheers Saint

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Elite Member
Ocala, FL
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: Crude, Euro, ES
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Posts: 44 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 25 given, 30 received

Hi I am Nillie and been trading futures for 2 years. I love trading and watching the markets and analyzing it. I completely love it.

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Saskaton, Saskatchewan Canada
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: oil
Posts: 4 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hi Everyone

I have been studying the Futures Market for about 3 years . I like following the CL. My dream is to
become a full time Day Trader.

Thanks Mike for the Forum


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Brisbane, Australia
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja, MT4
Favorite Futures: FX
Posts: 31 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 2 given, 12 received


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hi Mike

I saw this when I was looking for something on the internet; I started trading as a commodities trader on the London FOX (futures & options exchange) in 1986 which was a baptism in fire esp the year after. It was terrifying.

One guy I traded with during that time used timeframes to make forecasts on commodities (soybeans especially) and he had charts going back to the inception of the contract in 1936. He could forecast and trade markets with an uncanny ability that I have not seen since. He retired to the Greek Islands with his own sailing school some years after.

Since then I have, like you, made and lost a great deal of money. I think most people become traders thinking they are going to 'make it' in 6 months, whereas for some, it can take 10 years. Think about that? But the money to be made is staggering if you get it right.

These days I focus mostly on automated systems, developing my own (which you won't find for sale on the internet) and I trade a managed fund that gives back to charity. I have a couple of discretionary & mechanical systems that I trade everyday without automation that do well, but automation is what interests me. The charitable trust fund runs an EA on a VPS & currently yields about 10% net per month, uncompounded! Believe me I didn't discover it overnight.

These days I only trade currencies, and for sometime have been using MT4, but have just discovered Ninja. So I look forward to seeing that bear some fruit in the coming months. Ninja should at least allow me to backtest some of my own ideas without having to employ coders all the time.

I will read this forum with interest, I am a member of 1 or 2 others but not many.



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Just starting out...
bandung,west java,indonesia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: metatrader
Posts: 2 since Aug 2010
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How are you everybody /

Hi, I'm a new newbie and want to learn more on forex world.

Hope I can contribute as well.



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Just starting out...
Brescia, Italy
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Sep 2010
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I'm an Italian trader, nice to meet you.
I'm trying to learn how to create a code for Multicharts.
I have some codes for my old easylanguage system, but I don't know how make these for MC.

I hope this is the right forum


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Elite Member
Fort Lauderdale
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader 7
Broker/Data: CQG
Favorite Futures: ES
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Posts: 481 since Oct 2009
Thanks: 1,417 given, 602 received

New at Big Mike's!

Hi Everybody!

I'm new here, kind of....been lurking for a while. Like many of you I've had my share of trading suprises, both good and bad. Through extensive and careful study I've gravitated to a few styles/techniques of trading that work well for me......but most importantly, I've learned how to be a successful trader.

Somehow my journey has led me to Big Mike's Day Trading Forum!.......I am lucky to be here and hope to contribute regularly.

Great Site!

Thanks Big Mike!

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Elite Member
Washington DC
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: OEC
Favorite Futures: 6E
Posts: 40 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 42 given, 47 received

Getting started

It's nice to see such a great forum full of honest and helpful traders. I've been especially interested in reading people's journals as they develop/continue their strategies and trading discipline.

I've lost a ton of money on the markets over the years thanks to my undefined goals, unclear expectations of success, and ignorance of my own trading personality -- But I'm back, and willing to learn as much as possible to one day make trading a career.

I've chosen Forex as my market for now because I can trade a micro account. There's a lot for me to learn, so I thank everyone here for their posts!

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Elite Member
Houston, Texas
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Mirus
Favorite Futures: ES,6E
Posts: 18 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 3 given, 4 received

20TH Month Newbie

Hi, I live in Houston and have been trading part time for 20 months, 2 months ago I became active and full time. It is astounding how much more you learn by diving in full time. Not a day goes by now that I learn somthing new.

Wanted to find more in here about Renko charting... will continud to look!

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