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Introduce yourself here!

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Futures Experience: Beginner
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Posts: 11 since Jun 2009
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Mike, ...many, many thanks for the forum.

I am coming up on one year in this wonderful of daytrading futures. To date I haven't yet blown out an account however it has been a rocky road.

NinjaTrader user hoping to share with like minded traders and focus on making money.

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  #132 (permalink)
Just starting out...
NSW Ausralia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MT4
Broker/Data: Go-Market MT4
Favorite Futures: FX
Posts: 3 since Jul 2009
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Hi everyone!

Like most day traders, I blew up my account a couple times and lost enough money to make most grown men weep. After I regrouped I started trading with common sense and with control of my emotions.

Later, I decided I wanted a forum to share my ideas as well as learn from others. I created my blog on April 17th, 2009 in order to meet this goal, as well as hold myself accountable for my trades and actions. I wanted a way to be able to lookback and ensure I was following my own advice.

The blog introduced me to a lot of fellow traders, some struggling, some doing exceptionally well. Talking with them everyday has really helped my trading and given me a lot of new ideas as well. In turn, I hope that I have provided them something useful that helps in their trading.

Since the blog did very well I decided to create this forum, and it was born June 11th, 2009. The forum was designed with the specific goal of having a small community of traders focused on making money. There are other sites out there but I never really felt at home with many of them, their userbase is too focused on proving someone wrong instead of trying to help.

You can find some more information about me in my profile.

Good hunting!

Hi ,
Iím Ted from Australia. I have been trading for many years but only ASX stocks I have just been introduced to the Black Dog system for Forex so Iím just starting out on this journey.
Good trading to you all I hope to meet up in the forum.

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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Brokersrus
Favorite Futures: GBPJPY
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Posts: 33 since Jun 2009
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Mike, thanks for starting a forum. I have been following your NT development. I have been trading forex for the past couple of years and switched to ES trading a few months ago at the suggestion of a successful friend. So far so good
I'm looking forward to participating in the psychology discussions as the holy grail is between my ears.

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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Infinity
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 8 since Jul 2009
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I am Hammad. I am from Pakistan. I am new to trading and looking forward to learn to trade in a safe way. I would like to trade ES.

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Favorite Futures: ES, 6E, CL
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My name is Rich, I've traded in 08 using mostly common indicators(like MA EMA Stochastics, etc...). I just started trading the S&P Eminis in June 09. Looking for 09 to be a profitable year. Glad to be part of this forum.

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  #136 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Thank you for this site and the immensely helpful information. I am basically starting out with Futures after not trading much after the tech bubble. Using Ninja and the simulator and replay functions is also of great help and makes me realize that you are correct that trading is more importantly about psychology. Hopefully I will advance to a level were I can also provide some useful info.


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Newbie In Need

I have been trading TF using NT for the past over 7months and have lost almost all the money I invested.
My experience with indicators so far are that they are lagging and most times too late for any play.

I agree with Big Mike totally that we should just ride the trend and watch the price action since we are only in the market for the shortest duration to make some money.

I hope that someone can advise me how and what the settings for the indicators used in the video on July 12th.


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Adelaide, South Australia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: 6E, FDAX, ES
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Posts: 19 since Jul 2009
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Hi to everyone...

Hi all,
I'm new to eminis trading and am looking to learn as much about this form of trading as I can. I've viewed some of Mike's videos (well done Mike!) and looked at some of the threads. Hopefully I can be a positive contributer to the group.

PS Still working on my worst enemy - myself. M

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MT4
Posts: 2 since Jul 2009
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Hello from up north!

i am a trader from Alberta, Canada. I have been trading stocks and forex for a year now, and am planning on learning to use NT.

Feels like a good community of traders here and I am willing to learn and contribute.

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New York State
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT
Broker/Data: Amp Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: hate them all
Posts: 1 since Jul 2009
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Hi all

This is a really great site. No egos, BS,no excess of hormones. Just alot of people who want to learn and alot of people who want to share.Makes for a good combination. As for me I have been trading for quite awhile and have done just about everything wrong that you could do wrong. All the indicators will work and the all time frames are right. You just have to find your combination. Bottom line
Holy Grail = Discipline= Success

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