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Old February 18th, 2011, 11:12 AM   #1451 (permalink)
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Berlin /Germany
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Hello Mike and everyone !
I am a member of the community since one month and almost every day I am reading
in the forum and finding interesting ideas. I would like to thank Mike and all the creatve members doing such a great work.
I have been trading for 10 years and still studying the markets.

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Old February 18th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #1452 (permalink)
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Old February 19th, 2011, 04:55 AM   #1453 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Beginner
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Broker/Data: Yahoo
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Dec 2009
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Hi everyone
My names is Carl i'm living in Sweden.
I'm a beginner to daytrading but have 5 years experience from swingtrading. I have been evaluating my trading strategy for about 6 months now, on trading live with a very small account, and working hard with my trading discipline.
Daytime i work parttime as an electrician and use the rest of the time to studie hard to learn more on trading, mostly S&P500.
I'm thinking of maybe participating in the trading contest BM is planning for mars to practice in documenting my trades in a trading journal. The problem is that i have to earn a living and therfore don't have time to trade every single day... But i need the experiance. And will probably learn a lot.
Thanks for inviting me BM.

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Old February 19th, 2011, 05:23 AM   #1454 (permalink)
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san jose ca usa
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tradestation
Favorite Futures: ES
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Hi Everyone:

I am from california.
I began trading stocks, options many years ago.
Now I am trading eminis.
Wish everyone success in trading.

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Old February 19th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #1455 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
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Favorite Futures: forex
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How much money do you need to trade futures successfully?

Hi everyone. I am messing with trading since October 2008. Things now finally are just starting to make some sense but I still have much to learn ahead. I wish good profits to everyone.

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Old February 19th, 2011, 09:44 AM   #1456 (permalink)
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Fort Worth, Texas USA
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Favorite Futures: 6E
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Time for new markets?

Hi! Not new to trading...but new to actively participating in the room. I am semi-retired...hoping to become full-time retired. I LOVE trading and treat it like a job, but do not consider it work. I am hoping not to have to go back to work and drive from Fort Worth to Dallas on a regular basis again.

I have been trading the equity markets, with some success. But I am not consistent enough, especially during these slow times. Is it time to consider other markets and methodologies? I am open to suggestions and what works for you outside the equity markets.



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Old February 19th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #1457 (permalink)
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Favorite Futures: CL
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I have been actively trading for over 8 yrs. Must say without consistant success. I tend to create a strategy that works well and get overly aggressive and fail miserably...Id say im fine tuning my trading and realize that this is more of a growth process on how to deal with wanting success. Living by a trading code of discipline is what i want to create. Peace and Prosperity...Jimmaya

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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #1458 (permalink)
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Alesia E.U.
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Hello Folks

Hi everyone

happy to become a member of BM ,I see a lot of useful resources here , I hope being help to the forum.

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Old February 20th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #1459 (permalink)
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Lake Havasu City, AZ
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Favorite Futures: euro
Posts: 2 since Feb 2011
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Greetings to all,

Just getting back in after a brief stint about 10 years ago. Mike has obviously established a great
resource for all who love trading. I have much to learn and to hopefully contribute. Lookin forward.....

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Old February 21st, 2011, 10:02 AM   #1460 (permalink)
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Aurora, canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 19 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 5 given, 14 received

Hello All,

thank you so much for accepting me as part of this great community, i'm still learning to trade since 2006.....went through tons of softwares and programs however the psychology is the most obstacle for me, trying to get over it...

looking forward to learn a lot and share what i have with you....

hope i can be helpful some what....

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