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hi everyone, im new to the website and would like to say hello, i have been a trader for almost a year and a half and as many of you, i cant say it been great yet. but i have learned many things and have tried many many many indicators, I now realize that the only way to play the game is to learn price action and market movement with out the use of indicators. Please let me kno what your thoughs are about this, as well as any help on the subject would be greatly appreciated


Don't try trading w/o indicators and relying purely on watching price action.

Watching the price is a good way to scalp and to get good fills on trades. It builds discipline, cultivates patience and improves your understanding of market liquidity and short term momentum. By all means, watch the price action and learn.

Ultimately however, you need to be able to pinpoint a direction over the proposed duration of your trade. All successful traders incorporate the concepts of support and resistance. If you throw that out of the window, you're essentially a gambler. Trading is really all about identifying support & resistance and managing risk around important entry and exit levels.

I know the pain you must have encountered. We all reach that stage where we practically give up on indicators. Don't.

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Greeting Community

Mike et al: Thank you for providing a forum where serious traders can come together to grow in our profession!

Mike - AlphaOptions
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Hi, glad to be a part of the forum. One of the better looking spots to hangout. Thanks.

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my new year's resolution: to learn the futures market

I joined these forums today in the hope that I will become a successful commodities/futures trader in 2011.

Best Regards to Mike and everyone in the community,

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Hi All,
Nice to see a good forum. Ive been trading equities and futures for the last 13 years mainly dax, ftse, s&p. I trade off levels generated from market profile.

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New in Trading

Hellou, IŽm a new trader anda for the momento, studying.
My mother language is Spanish, so, youŽll find a lot of mistakes in my english, but IŽll try to do my best.

Oscar B

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Just saying hi

I am new here and excited to look around and I hope I posted in the correct place, lol.

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I am new to online day trading.Earlier for many years I was following buy and hold strategy. I want to learn many things from this forum.

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Hi friends,

i'm Ivan, 28 yr old guy from Croatia, Europe....

I've decided to join forum, as I'm searching all over internet to find good people to share trading ideas with.

I've started trading last yr, and blew up 90 % of my account.... tried enormous number of strategies and stuff. As I have a daily job to support my family, cannot really be all the time in the market, so most day trading strategies don't suit me ....

Now after the pain of loosing money went, I have to reconsiliate myself and see what I'm going to do next ... how to move forward, where to begin ....

Glad to join here, hope I'll help / be helped ...

best regards from Croatia,


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BMT Rocks!

Hello Folks!

I have been day trading full time since Nov 2008 but I still have much to learn.

I went to an instructor lead that lasted 2 weeks at Online Trading Academy and it was a good foundation. I started out trading stocks Intel and SLB were my favorites. In 2010 I started trading the ES, YM and I decided I like Futures. I have been looking at the CL since I joined this forum and I plan to try it out this year. I also have been trading the EURUSD and EURJPY for some time.

This site is fantastic! There is so much information and experience in one place.

I am just a beginner programmer but I did work through the "make a strategy in NJ 7 tutorial" but is there a book or site this is a good primer for Ninja Script ? I can infer why some things work but I don't understand all of it.

Thanks for putting this together Big Mike!


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