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Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:530,872 / 7,061
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Old March 8th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #1501 (permalink)
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Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
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Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
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Welcome all new futures.io (formerly BMT) Members!

I look forward to you joining our discussions!

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

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Old March 9th, 2011, 04:13 AM   #1502 (permalink)
Just starting out...
NYC, NY
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation
Favorite Futures: FX
 
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Hi Guys!

Hope all is well and everybody is making some money...

I'm trading for almost a year now, and I recently found out I can use "custom Indicators" to help me trade better - as I was investigating deeper I found out that everyone can basically customize those to their needs with a little knowledge of programming.

I have some background in programming (mostly websites) I decided to get started with EasyLanguage as I use TS.


Anyway, I would probably need some help with stuff so I decided to join futures.io (formerly BMT), I think that EasyLanguage can be used for other platforms besides TS so I'm guessing we have some EL experts here.. would appreciate the assistance when needed.

Great day to all!

oh one other thing - how can I upload my own avatar to the profile?

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Old March 9th, 2011, 06:53 AM   #1503 (permalink)
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oh one other thing - how can I upload my own avatar to the profile?

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. There is a section of links, one of them is "Change your avatar".



Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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Old March 9th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #1504 (permalink)
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Salvador, Brazil
 
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: Sierracharts CQG
Broker/Data: MF Global, TOS, Velocity
Favorite Futures: ZB
 
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Bondtrader

Hello fellow traders

I cam across this forum and as I can see it is very professional and clean of fuss, I decided to participate.

I'm from Switzerland and now living in Brazil, I trade since 1999 in the future markets, so I think that makes me a experienced trader.

As I had my own difficulties throughout the years I know that it can be helpful to share and get advise from other traders.

And that is what I'm willing to do here

Good trades everyone

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Old March 10th, 2011, 07:08 AM   #1505 (permalink)
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Taipei
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts
Favorite Futures: stocks
 
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Futures Edge on FIO
Mike,

Glad to join this forum and thank you for creating this wonderful forum

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Old March 10th, 2011, 07:18 AM   #1506 (permalink)
Spinnerman
Atlanta
 
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: NinjaTrader, Tradestation
Favorite Futures: TF
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2011
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First time user

I believe this is where I am supposed to introduce myself. I trade the TF on NT. I have been learning for 3 going on 4 years and am amazed at how I see and interpret charts compared to 6 months or a year ago. I have been a real estate investor in single family homes for about 20 years but realize that the risks and caveats especially in the current environment make this a challenging business. I am looking forward to becoming involved in this forum. If anybody has advice on the steps to ease the learning curve for using this forum I would like to receive your comments. Thanks Spinnerman

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Old March 10th, 2011, 12:09 PM   #1507 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Advanced
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Intro to myself and what I've been studying

Hi,

This is my first post. I love this site and I've studied a lot.

I'm studying the TF at the moment. I have a lot of experience trading, but unfortunately not that profitable yet. I've spent a lot of money buying systems and became members of numerous sites, but none of them have satisfied me with the exception of LBR. I've gotten some satisfaction from that, but decided that that kind of trading was not for me.

Can someone tell me what STEP MA means?

Thanks,

Rob

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Old March 10th, 2011, 01:15 PM   #1508 (permalink)
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Can someone tell me what STEP MA means?

Thanks,

Rob

It's an indicator:
https://futures.io/platforms-indicators/385-stepma.html#post2488

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

Reply With Quote
     

Old March 10th, 2011, 01:22 PM   #1509 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Thanks, Big Mike

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Old March 10th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #1510 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
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Favorite Futures: Stocks
 
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Hello Everyone


After much searching for a community, I'm happy to have become a member of this site (thanks Big Mike!). My eventual long-term goal is to become financially free through trading. I feel that it's going to be a long and bumpy road but I'm committed to getting there.

I'm fairly new to active trading but have dabbled in hold and hope trading for over 10 years, focusing mainly on equities. I'm an analytical person and have lots of experience with software development (with the past 3 years focussed on C#/.NET). The obvious trading vehicle appears to be NinjaTrader.

I currently live in US but will be returning to Canada within a year. I would love to chat with anyone that is a dual American/Canadian citizen and how they deal with all the taxation issues that arise.

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