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Introduce yourself here!

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Elite Member
la mirada
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NijaTrader
Broker/Data: Amp/CQG
Favorite Futures: Oil, Es
Posts: 8 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 11 received

Hi Mike and all traders,

I just started trading a few weeks ago, and through searching google I found this site. I am a total noob, and am hungry to learn as much as possible here, so I can eventually start contributing and helping others.



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Rogue Valley Oregon
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL 6E ES
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Posts: 9 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 86 given, 2 received

Hello everyone my name is Gordon, as I stand here it feels a bit like introducing myself at a AA meeting but here I am. I am an intermediate level trader struggling to find my way. Yes I blew out a couple accounts and after wondering around I found myself here. There was a download that was only available here as an Elite member so I joined the forum and with no regrets. It seems to be a great place and look forward to a new place to hang out.

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Trading Apprentice
Iowa City
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ??
Favorite Futures: Gold
Posts: 2 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hi, everyone!

Thought I would get my feet wet on this forum by making my first post here. I am very excited to learn from everyone and to get back into some active trading.

I actually had some success in futures before during the late 90's with Ken Roberts system - lol! Anybody remember him? I made around $12,000 starting with $2000 in a little under a year. Then I blew all my gains on a girl and never got back into the market again, haha! (In case you're wondering, that relationship did not work out and totally not worth it.)

I figured that if I did it once I should be able to do it again. However, I feel like the markets today are a whole new breed of animal compared to when I last traded. It is even a little intimidating and I feel fortunate to have found this forum.

I hope I can can not only learn and trade successfully, but that I can pass on my own gained wisdom to future members someday.


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Just starting out...
New York City, NY
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
Posts: 4 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received

Hi All

This is my first time joining a trading forum. I feel like I am standing up at an AA meeting and finally admitting that I am a trader. I can probably count the number of times I've said that out loud on my hand, and very softly at that. Not that there is anything wrong with being a trader -- it's more like I finally realized what I want to be when I grow up and I'm afraid to say it too loudly until I am already THERE. Of course, you only get there by putting one foot in front of the other so this is my attempt at taking another step in the right direction.

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Seattle Washington
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 52 since Jan 2011
Thanks: 52 given, 35 received


Your note encouraging me to participate got me thinking - of course, why not?

I first started trading cocoa in my mid-early 20's (almost 37 years ago) using WSJ. Then life moved on and I got involved in marriage, career, etc. Picked it up again about 13 years ago and the sentence of your welcome post says it all - up and down. I have experienced the phenomenon of "letting your losses run and cutting your profits short". I think Brett Steenbarger calls it "trading trauma".

I have also been fascinated by technical analysis so much that I also kept reinventing the wheel every time it worked - making it better, trying to catch very twist and turn, up and down.

Actually feels good to admit all this as I am turning all that around slowly and intentionally.

So thank you for the space to put this down in writing.

And I will apply those ideas you have written in your welcome post.

I look forward to adding more input.

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 3 since Jan 2011
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Glad To Be Here

Thanks for providing the forum. I am not a trader, but am helping a trader program an indicator and strategy within Ninja. It has been pretty frustrating, but I have gotten most help from these forums. I look forward to sharing what I learn.

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Trading Apprentice
Chicago, IL
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: DTN / RJ Obrien
Favorite Futures: W / C / KT / Options
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Posts: 35 since Feb 2011
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Former local from the grain pits in Chicago - moving to screens (unfortunately). Primarily deal in futures and options with an emphasis on risk management.

Great forum here Mike - looks like you really got something going.

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katy texas
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: AMP Futures/CQG
Favorite Futures: CL, 6E, GC
Posts: 5 since Feb 2011
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1st post

Hi Everyone,
this is my 1st time joining a forum for traders.
Looks pretty cool for sharing ideas.
I hope to make some friends and learn alot from other traders.
I also hope to be able to contribute somewhat, however my trading knowledge is not great.
Thank you Big Mike for providing this forum!!!!

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round lake, mn
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: gold
Posts: 1 since Jan 2011
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double moving average

this works very well,can anyabody code this so it will work on ninjna 7,thanks bill mcnerney , 722 9627.

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Just starting out...
Memphis, TN
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Thanks Big Mike

Like you I started a couple of years ago, but took a different route. Being an engineer I went the technical analysis route. I wasn't having bad results, just the results weren't what I wanted. I was using spreadsheets to do the analysis and using the usual suspects, MACD, parabolic SAR. etc.. At the same time I was creating a personal family page. I decided about a year ago to combine the two and improve my trading. I am still working on my website; but my trading results have improved. I use the website to actually view the reliability of the indicators instead of guessing which one to use for each stock. This is not a advertisement for my own website, and I'm not going to even list the name. I was looking for some information on demand index and found your website. This is the first forum I've signed up for, I like the format so far. Thanks for all the hard work.


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