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Introduce yourself here!

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ninjatrader
Posts: 1 since Sep 2009
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Hey mike and traders:

My name is Txarly and i am a trader for 5 years already.Hope i can learn more and help others.

Best regards

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Elite Member
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: ES, currency futures
Posts: 1 since Dec 2009
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I likea lot the idea of this trading forum

I hope that I will be able to share as well, although I am new in programming,
and still have a lot to learn.

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Elite Member
Honolulu, Hawaii
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: ATC/TT, AMP/Zen-Fire, AMP/CQG
Favorite Futures: TF
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Welcome fellow construction worker!!!!!! i too was in that field all my life until all the greedy banking bastards ruided it for i am trying to learn trading as well. You found a great site here, lots of helpful people here and a ton of good tools for your trading tool belt. good luck and learn to be patient and wait for your setups. Johnny

One of the best traders out of my group of traders that I belong to was a construction guy. Very good trader, pulls 5 points a day out of the market typically with 10 contracts on CL, ES, TF, or FDAX

Took him 4 years though. haha.. Good luck and wish you the best.

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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: FDAX
Posts: 29 since Jan 2011
Thanks: 13 given, 17 received


Just found this useful forum, and inmediately suscribed!

I'm trading stocks for few years, before unconsistently and since 1 year doing much better with a simple S-R method.
Now really excited about futures (mainly ES) and scalping, learning and getting ready for the big step ahead!

Thanks for all the really great posts around here!

Pak Ricard

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Futures Experience: Master
Platform: Any will do
Broker/Data: Alpari
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 8 since Jan 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 3 received

Hello world

Nice forum, I will be visiting often I just registered. I`m just another trader nothing special about me.

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Just starting out...
United Kingdom
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: SB
Favorite Futures: FX, ES, Gold, FTSE
Posts: 1 since Jan 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Hello All

Now that I'm here, your lives are all about to change and become a lot more meaningful and profitable.

Just don't ask me how!!! Hey just kidding....

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Austin, TX
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Amp and Zenfire
Favorite Futures: TF
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Posts: 362 since Dec 2010
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Hello Hello!

I was a member of another forum which shall remain nameless and was disappointed by my reception there. I was formerly a fully licensed investment advisor (still retain my 7 and 66) and am now looking beyond equities to something new and challenging. I am a former Marine and lifetime adrenalin junkie. I've owned my own biz before, worked hard and made over $150K a year working 18hr days. Now I want to do the same working 4-5hrs a day and feel the emini (for me) is the way to go about it.

I have a close friend who is a fulltime forex trader making, according to him, $800+ a day. I have no frame of reference but know (as he was a client of my long term investment planning biz) he has $400K to work with on a daily basis. Significantly more than I have to work with, but he's at least a decade and a half ahead of me, so I've got some time.

This experiment of mine into the ES is to learn objectively (see my trading journal: Johnny's Journal) with constructive criticism and over the period of several years, add to my account until the point at which it can easily fund my wife and I's lifestyle. As with any experiment, I have set goals for myself on a yearly basis. This year, for 2011, my goal is to gain 240 points from the ES. Broken down, that is a gain of 1 point per day. For 2012, that goal will be almost doubled, to 420 points, which is just 1.75 points per day. Additionally, every few months following successful trading habits, an increase of 1 contract will be applied to my trading with the eventual goal of trading 10+ contracts per trade within 3 years or so.

Thank you for reading

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Just starting out...
Santos - Sao Paulo - Brazil
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Stock Broker chart software
Favorite Futures: ES, Stpcls
Posts: 1 since Jan 2011
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received


Thank you so much for accepting me here.

I' m an old woman investor who had the buy and hold philosophy up to the 2007/2008 crises.
So I'm trying to get rid of that philosophy but am loosing money in mini index futures for lack of patience and bad setups.
So I decided to study Trend Following techniques to see if I may improve my tradings in futures and also in stocks and perhaps I get enought courage to go to options markets as well.

I have a lot of theory and am unable to utilize it in my benefit!

Thank you again,

Sandra M. Xavier

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Elite Member
Pescara, Italy
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS, Global Futures, Interactive Brokers, Global ZEN Trader, CMC Market, FXCM
Favorite Futures: Options & Futures
Posts: 3 since Oct 2010
Thanks: 16 given, 3 received

Alf's introduction

Hello to everyone.
My name is Alfredo, I am Italian and I am new to the Bigmiketrading.
I started to interest in trading almost 3 yeras ago; but I started with real money just 1 year ago. So I am a really beginner, and student too.
I trade in options(Index, Equity, ETF) and Futures in commodity.
I try to use intermarket analysis, as well indicators/oscillators/price/volume, and seasonality (as well for several underlyings).
I have not sitill my proper style of trading, and I am still learning trade by trade, day by day yet. Much more, I am a tren follower, even if for just some days! :-) The way is long.
I hope to find new idea, as well as to help other people in this very great ocean.
I like to share any ideas: for example, in these last months I have been trading a lot on weekly options, with theta-positive trading (vertical credits and iron condors).
I like American Football (I played as OT #78), basketball (I played as Pivot), swimming and treking; as well as I like to read a lot.
Open to each help/request or criticize, I wish a great day to all memebers and readers,
Seeya Alfredo

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Elite Member
mobile, AL
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja
Favorite Futures: es, cl
Posts: 1 since Jan 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Been trading the ES for one year with no luck, blown out my account a couple of times. Plan on trying other markets that aren't ate up w/ HFT systems. Basically trying to start out from scratch...

I'm an ex jarhead as well johnny, goodluck w/ the ES, it chewed me up and spit me out!

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