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Old December 15th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #1281 (permalink)
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I really appreciate the effort you have made here. I find your site rich with info and very well maintained.
For my part, after developing software for traders for many years, finally decided to turn pro a while ago, and having gone through all the heartaches and ups and downs, finally figured out what it takes to be a good trader:
Patience and Detachment.

Hope I can contribute to the site when the time comes.


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Old December 15th, 2010, 05:47 AM   #1282 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Hi All

Hi all, just joined today and looking forward to chatting to you all and learning some new stuff, Mike forum looks great and full of info so will be searching the threads over the coming days.
I have been trading 8 years now, trade ES mainly and had a hard time at first but things are a lot clearer now, I took many market Profile courses and studied Order Flow and that has made a big differance on my results, but still a long way to go.

anyway just wanted to say Hi.


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Old December 15th, 2010, 08:43 AM   #1283 (permalink)
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Harrogate, England
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Hi Everyone

My name is Adam, i have actaully been trading since 1994, I feel very old. I started my career at Goldman's in 1993, I then went to UBS. Since 2005 i have been trading my own account, i live out in the middle of nowhere which is great when it comes to concentrating on the markets.

I mainly trade Options (It was OTC Forex options i did at GS and UBS), but i also trade alot of CME Currency Futures for hedging.

I tend to give all my hard eraned cash back to the oil market although I have managed to avoid that for the last couple of years.

I avoid stocks and indices trading i would rather sweep the streets.

I joined (formerly BMT) to try and fill a cap in the market, there is a huge gulf in the market from ex-bank traders to new guys starting up. (formerly BMT) seems to have the most market worthy folks I have seen on here. Personally i dont want to hear about guys moaning how when they traded the pit this move would of lasted 70 pips , or newbie's asking which way round EURUSD is quoted. (formerly BMT) fits the bill and im very happy reading threads from some quality market traders.


You have to enjoy it.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #1284 (permalink)
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london, united kingdom
Futures Experience: None
Platform: tradestation
Favorite Futures: eur/usd
Posts: 1 since Dec 2010
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Hi everyone
I am about a year into trading and have already blown an account.
I hope to gain more discipline and experience from the senior members

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Old December 16th, 2010, 04:35 AM   #1285 (permalink)
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Futures Edge on FIO

What happens to the S&P 500 when a new President takes office?

I'm a full time trader from Italy,
I like very much this forum, al lot of ideas and inputs.
I hope to give something back to comunity.


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Old December 16th, 2010, 06:32 AM   #1286 (permalink)
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Posts: 1 since Nov 2010
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I have been dabbling in trading for about 4years with small gains and then blowing out.
I am currently looking at trading futures in a small way and right now mainly trade stocks intra-day.
My hope is to gain some insights on what fits me and developing a workable strategy, and develop the ability to follow my plans - I have a habit of running stops way too close, by not planning trades adequately.
Like the look of the forum so far - came across it on a random search.

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Old December 16th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #1287 (permalink)
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My Name is Sean, and I have been trading on and off for a while but have to honest and say that I am looking for a direction to trade consistantly and profitably.
very apreciative of this forum and hope I can be part of the community.
thanks to all

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Old December 16th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #1288 (permalink)
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Miami, Florida, USA
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Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: ES
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Hi everyone,

I have been trading for about 2 years now with ups and downs. I find the site very interesting and hope to learn something as well as contribute.


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Old December 16th, 2010, 07:15 PM   #1289 (permalink)
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Old December 17th, 2010, 05:43 AM   #1290 (permalink)
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Iím from Flanders the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. My English is very basic. I'm just beginning with Velocity. I have 16 years of experience in trading stocks. In the next 3 months i will paper trade, mainly with E6.

Kind regards

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