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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: Fdax, ES
Posts: 1 since Jul 2010
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Greetings from Holland

Glad to join Mike.
Appreciate all your work.
I'm just another old guy selftaught on trading futures and handling computers.
Hope I can contribute (after I learn how to trade succesfully)have had plenty of years going nowhere) Happy trading all

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Hong Kong
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Meta Trader
Favorite Futures: forex, oil and gold
Posts: 1 since Sep 2010
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short term turning point

Hi everyone,

watch out the EUR/USD will peak for the short term on Next Monday.


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  #1103 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Quanthouse, Multicharts
Broker/Data: IB / IQ / EBS-ETS
Favorite Futures: FDAX, FGBL, FGBM, CL, ES
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Posts: 95 since Aug 2010
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Hi everyone,

watch out the EUR/USD will peak for the short term on Next Monday.


Hello Patrick,

welcome on board. Why do you think so??


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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: FlatTrader
Broker/Data: GFT and Interactive Brokers
Favorite Futures: ES, DAX
Posts: 530 since Aug 2010
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At the path of scalping

Hi Mike and fellow traders,

before I introduce my self, big thanks for your forum Mike!

My name is Abde and IŽam based in Germany and an relative new trader. I trade cfdŽs at the DAX-Future for about 9 months now and made good profits at the beginning, and thereafter lost 90% of my account. I used a 3 MA crossover system with MACD as indicator. Meanwhile I recovered 50% of the losses and decided to put trading by side until I REALLY understand what moves the markets.
I think volume and momentum is here the key. IŽam now on the path to develop a scalping strategy and therefore I have subscribed to this forum because someone mentioned in an other forum that Big MikeŽs is a great place to learn whats necessary.

Best of luck and good trading to everyone


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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Thinkorswim Infinityfutures
Posts: 2 since Sep 2010
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Another newbie

Hello all!

I'm a 911 dispatcher near Seattle and love my job. In the past my schedule has allowed me to dabble in the market but this year I get off work just in time for the market open and will have tues, weds, thursdays off so I'm hoping to be able to get serious and treat trading as more than a hobby.

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North Bend, WA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Tradestation, C#
Broker/Data: Tradestation
Favorite Futures: None yet
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Posts: 15 since Oct 2010
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Yet another newbie


I have been (and still am) a professional programmer for the last 22 yrs. (Yikes, has it been that long.....)
I was an Army officer before that, so I know I am very capable of keeping discipline.

I have dabbled in the stock and options markets over that time, not really making a whole lot but Ive also learned just enough to not blow it all, too. I admit that I did blow out a small futures account back in the mid 90's.

It's now time to turn it up several notches, truly get serious about this, and learn both from my mistakes and also from others. I have now opened a couple Tradestation accounts (futures and forex) and have been working through some of my own strategies as well as some others.

I'm still not trading them live because they aren't quite where I want them to be resilience wise (I'm not looking for a grail, just for better adaptation to changing condidions.) I have been able to get parts working, but more work is needed.

I admit, most of what I am trying is rooted in book learning. Van K Tharp, Michael Covell, and several others. The most important things I think are these:

1) Risk management: Every trade must have pre-planned exit rules that must not be violated.
2) Position sizing: Every trade must be sized commeasurate to the pre-planned risk. Turtle-like volatility based sizing algorithms are what I'm investigating at this time.
3) Game theory: sum of the expected outcomes (probability of win * avg win) - (probability of loss * avg loss) must be net positive including commissions and slippage. Knowing that the odds are in your favor comes from confidence in the system and the rules.
4) Trending conditions, Overtrending trending conditions, and non-trending conditions should be considered in any system I intend to trade. No system works in all markets. An overall system will combine various techniques to adapt to the current market conditions.
5) Let the system do its work. Success needs to be measured by whether the system rules were obeyed. A profitable trade achieved by ignoring the rules is a failed trade. Every system faces trades where you get stopped out by a few ticks, only to have the market turn and go back the other way. There will be other trades. Stopping out was the correct action, and that makes those unprofitable trades successful. Over time, the profits will mount.

I'm looking forward to learning and sharing with you all here. I've been programming in C# for a living for over 9 years, so even though I'm not using NT, I might still be of some help to you on that front.


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Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: metatrader
Favorite Futures: CFD Futures
Posts: 2 since Sep 2010
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Hello all!

Hi Mike and fellow traders,

before I introduce my self, big thanks for your forum Mike!
My name is deepak and IŽam based in India and an relative new trader.
I am new to this site. It looks great. I am an day trader and I am looking for day trading setups.
Currently I Am Using Metastock 4 trading sofyware.

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: ES, Gold, Silver , Oil
Posts: 1 since Aug 2010
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Hello All


I find this site to be very informative. It is obvious Mike has done a great job. Keep up the good work Mike.

I am new to futures and am trying out in Demo Mode.

I am looking for some help in selecting,

Fast reliable charting software
Honest Broker - Minimum spreads

From the threads I understand X-Trader is good. Appreciate comments on robust Broker -Charting tool combination for ES. I am currently evaluating OEC.


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Perth Western Australia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: Mirus
Favorite Futures: ES
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New Member

Hello Mike and fellow Traders,
I am probably a typical trader in that I have given the market loads of my hard earned money over the past 10 or so years. I have looked at and tested many systems etc with mixed results, and ended up poorer as a result. And like you Mike I now trade fairley Naked, using basic money management, swings and supp/ resist and my trading is finally profitable. Its been and still is quite a journey. Thanks for the Blog I will try to contribute good stuff only.

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Mt4
Favorite Futures: Fx
Posts: 2 since Sep 2010
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Hi , i am a new user in this site...Lost a lot of Time and money trading forex. i really hope to learn a trick or two from BigMike.

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