Just that you know I began my trading career in 1986 I was a broker with series 3 and series 7 working for EFHutton in NY. Than I went back to Switzerland after a couple of years I worked with Shearson and then after I began to learn to trade it was the time of Computrac(1989) etc.. etc.
Now after 3 years of sabbatical I am back to trading and I will began trading the e-mini sp i have ninja trader with fin-alg for market profile.
The profile is the only think that i did not use and now I am very eager tolearn but I look a lot at multitimeframes on my 6 screens
I am living in Lugano the south part of Switzerland.
Just like everybody, I started trading forex 2 years ago and blew up my account. Since then, I started my mad holy grail journey. Soon after I understood the meaning of that journey and get out from it, I begin to trade profitably until now. Nowadays, I'm soloing the market, mainly, stock and futures. I'm looking forward to see everyone.
I stumbled upon this forum as I was searching for code for ninjatrader. Glad I came here - I have tons of questions and hopefully I can find many answers here.
I have been trading for about 2 years. I started off with a tiny account trading only stocks and now I mostly trade Options. I have lost in total ~25% over the last couple of years but around 80% of that 25% is attributed to commissions and maybe 5-6 trades. In any case, I have learned those lessons and thankfully never blown up my account completely.
Recently I came upon tom demark indicators and have been using those to swing trade options. I have been fairly successful with those indicators and I decide to mechanize the indicators and create a market scanner/automatic trader using those indicators. I initially started programming in excel using macros but quickly found that excel cannot fill my needs. So I tried ninjatrader and have been very happy with it since.
However, my programming knowledge is very limited. Most of what I know, I learned from google using trial and error and somehow my haphazard code works Using the charts and market analyzer in ninjatrader, I have created a market scanner that searches the market for securities hitting critical points on the DeMark indicators.
I then tried trading all of these stocks as they were hitting the critical points, but with a full time job and all it was very hard to keep on top of everything. So at the moment I have stopped trading as I devote my (very limited) free time to developing an automatic trader.
You can read more about my code and my trades at stockjockz.blogspot.com (Although unfortunately, lately I have not had time to update the blog). Meanwhile, I hope I can get some of the more technical questions answered as well as get some guidance from you guys while I try to develop my trading system.
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Thanks to Big Mike for making this site available -- I've learned a lot so far without the BS and posturing from other sites.
I've been trading since 1990 when I opened an account with Shearson Lehman Bros. (chosen from the phone book at random). My first trades were buying Bank of New England and Wang Labs. Despite decisions like that, I haven't blown out an account (yet). I've been trading online since 1997 (National Discount Brokers, later TDA). These days I mainly daytrade TF, CL, ZC, and DX, and swingtrade options on SPY, IWM, and GOOG.
My biggest development area is learning to take the setups I see, instead of waiting waiting waiting for confirmation too long and missing the moves. "Ok, it's up 13 ticks -- I guess I was right!" I also tend to not follow the plan, and exit too early instead of letting the trade run. The good news is that I exit quickly when I'm wrong.
I've been trading stocks and CFDs for about fifteen years and am now expanding into futures and FX. I am trying to get an understanding of NinjaTrader and leard how to program. I am pleased to join the group on the journey to expanding knowledge and profit.
My name is Mike and I live in Oregon, started trading equities and options in the late 90's part time, then work took me away from trading... but its always been percolating in the back of my mind. Jump forword to now and I am a disabled vet with more time than money..So I am sim trading futures now working on my game plan... So here is to all us people trying to make a buck in ths crazy world of trading!