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Introduce yourself here!
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 01:07 AM   #1331 (permalink)
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Welcome

Hello Mojokix welcome and hope you start the new year off on a good note. If I have any advise for you on CL is take your time with the transition, there are a whole lot of people on here including me that trade Cl and its a quick instrument. So take your time and study the movements. Sim until profitable on Cl consistanly before going full throttle. Just a quick heads up.!! Enjoy everything BM has to offer.

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 02:10 AM   #1332 (permalink)
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Thanks Incometrade ... sound advice . Would you say that this past Nov and Dec were typical months for the CL?

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 02:33 PM   #1333 (permalink)
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Intro


Hello all,

I just joined and after clicking around a bit, I must say a big THANK YOU to Big M and all who have shared their knowledge, insight, and experience here. This is one greatly run forum.

I'm getting up in "Life Experience"; will be 65 in a few months. I started trading in Jul of 1987 and had my baptism in an option's greeks during the crash. Made 6 figures profit with a modest account and gave it all back within 3 weeks. What you may have read about blowing up your account, knowing yourself, etc; most of the mistakes in trading I have done. Expensive tuition.

I'm currently looking to get back into futures and options on futures, especially the currencies and bonds. I did some spot FOREX but when the CFTC changed the rules, I said "Adios."

Looking forward to what I can learn and maybe give back in this forum.

Tomaz M (Pathfinder62)

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 04:38 PM   #1334 (permalink)
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Great forum Mike!

I am primarily a software developer. With experience in developing trading systems.
So I figured why not try and make a little extra money, learn some things and have fun while doing it.

I am working with Ninja Trader but itching to build some custom C# apps

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 05:52 PM   #1335 (permalink)
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Are you a NinjaTrader user?

 
Hello to all. I found futures.io (formerly BMT) a few days ago, and am pleased I did. Just joined the "elite" group, and looking forward to participating as my skills allow.

I've been trading for either 1 or 2 years, depending on whether you count the year in 1994-95, when I spent all the time and money I was willing to spend. Didn't think I'd come back to trading, but a year ago I closed my business and made the decision to come back.

I'd like to say I'm consistently profitable, but.........not quite.

I trade US equities only, using NT7 with a couple of indicators, and a direct-access broker (Genesis/Laser) and level 2. I execute on the level 2, and have a little skill in 'tape reading', but need more.

--strider

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 05:54 PM   #1336 (permalink)
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Just noticed a typo. My first trading experience was in 2004-05, not 1994-5.

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Hello to all. I found futures.io (formerly BMT) a few days ago, and am pleased I did. Just joined the "elite" group, and looking forward to participating as my skills allow.

I've been trading for either 1 or 2 years, depending on whether you count the year in 1994-95, when I spent all the time and money I was willing to spend. Didn't think I'd come back to trading, but a year ago I closed my business and made the decision to come back.

I'd like to say I'm consistently profitable, but.........not quite.

I trade US equities only, using NT7 with a couple of indicators, and a direct-access broker (Genesis/Laser) and level 2. I execute on the level 2, and have a little skill in 'tape reading', but need more.

--strider


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Old January 3rd, 2011, 06:21 PM   #1337 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard guys

Looking forward to your posts.

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Old January 4th, 2011, 09:41 AM   #1338 (permalink)
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Hey, everyone.
I'm also new here and don't know much about trading yet, that's why I came here - to read and learn. I hope we'll all get along
Jonathan aka icetech

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Old January 4th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #1339 (permalink)
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P.S. cheers to all the experienced traders, thanks for your help in advance

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Old January 4th, 2011, 12:51 PM   #1340 (permalink)
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INTRO


Hi Mike

Here is another newbie in the Forex trading Arena. For 8 months I have undergone training after training, bought robots and try systems that I come across.

Recently, someone advised me, it is not the systems nor the robots, but the trader himself and his discipline, that makes him a success or failure.

Hope to gain and learn from the experienced traders in this forum

Albert

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