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Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:529,382 / 7,056
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Old March 14th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #1521 (permalink)
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Hi Big Mike and Trading Gurus,

I am new here and I've lost money which I've cried about in the last five years
and I'm still no closer to being a Trader. At the moment I'm day trading
or trying to day trade stock options in Australia, it is not easy. I've done a course and
have been trying this for a year now and even though I've not lost money in the last year,
I've not made any as yet. Last week I stumbled on one of your threads Mike on the internet
wherein I saw the below guidelines for day trading and for the life of me cannot find the
page now, I didn't save that page to my favourites at the time. It goes something like this.

Prior days High & Low
Current week High & Low
Current weeks S1 Pivot & R1
Prior weeks S1, Pivot, R1

I calculated the pivots above and can see some relevance to them in relation to price movement of stocks in OZ,
but I am interested to see your whole strategy. Could you please point me in the right direction.

Thank You
Iamhere

try;
https://futures.io/traders-hideout/4829-easy-way-correct-floor-pivots-ninjatrader-7-a.html

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Old March 14th, 2011, 11:17 PM   #1522 (permalink)
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Hello Fellow Traders,

My journey in a trading jungle started in August 2008..Since RE market was crushing in CA: I decided to diversify...

Being a girl and achieving few things in my life: I came into trading with open and very naive mind: I signed up for Trading Academy Classes ( what a...).. never in my wildest dreams I imagined that Trading World can be so full of endless lies and scams..My accounts were blown up by my so called " teachers"...Endless scams in FX and software junk..Enough said..

Finding surprising passion and love for the game, losing sleep, shedding endless tears and lots of money, scrumbling last few dollars: I shut everything and everyone down, said my prayers, turned on Pandora, and started reading Naked Charts.:God answered my prayers: I was blind and now I can see...I trade TF and have aboslutely nothing on my charts. I do my own thing with Fibs and waves..and it works..

I know, that God can take this away at any moment, but I am Finally Enjoying The Ride. Just hope: it will last!.My only company are Mozart and Bach. Look forward to our journey. Mad About Trading. Laguna

Hello Laguna,

In your introduction post you mention that you started reading Naked Charts... were there specific materials, i.e. books, websites that you feel were significant in your learning?

Thanks in advance

FG

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Old March 14th, 2011, 11:20 PM   #1523 (permalink)
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Hello Laguna,

In your introduction post you mention that you started reading Naked Charts... were there specific materials, i.e. books, websites that you feel were significant in your learning?

Thanks in advance

FG

Hi FG,
I think she means that she started looking at charts with no indicators on them, i.e. naked. Hope it helps.

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Old March 15th, 2011, 01:21 AM   #1524 (permalink)
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Hi timefreedom,

I figured as much... I have been slowly working towards getting rid of indicators myself and was just curious if there was some specific material that Laguna came across that really helped her. Thanks for the input

FG

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Old March 15th, 2011, 12:23 PM   #1525 (permalink)
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FNG guy here

Futures Edge on FIO
Greetings all you Big Mike traders,

Just heard about your group. Have joined others before and seen them grow too big or someone started tearing them down by fighting and rudeness. Trading is a really lonely job and I am OK with it most of the time but a little human interaction helps. Hope I can give as much as I get here.

I listed myself as an options trader but I did that because I use mostly options. I don't know how to classify myself really. I am more of a longer term trader in that I try to buy a stock I like at a good value and then I sell options aginst it to make my money. I am not that bright but several years of loosing money has taught me that you won't make anything just buying and selling stock. At leas I don't. But selling a strangle or a straddle on a stock you like will make you money. But its still hard to stomach on days like today when the poor old Japanese are struggling to survive and our market is down big. Thanks for the invite!
Gary Moore (gary98732)

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Old March 15th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #1526 (permalink)
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I was reminded by the blue i that I have been here 126 days but haven't posted anything, so here goes.

I have been trading my IRA at Fidelity, Tradestation, and Thinkorswim. I am only with TOS now, as I find their interface very intuitive. My focus has been equities and EDFs (IRA regulations) and recently options, since TOS allows IRA holders to trade them (No naked calls, short sales nor margin accounts).

TOS has a decent chat room hosted by Shadowtrader.net, and I have learned a lot from them.

I am interested in Prodigio trading setups, your success or failures. I am also interested in learning thinkscript.

Brad Houser
San Jose

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Old March 15th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #1527 (permalink)
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Hello Mike

Thank you for this forum , I trade e mini futures, as everyone knows this can be a lonely business, so its nice to have a place to share ideas,
lots of reading to do and will post again.

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Old March 16th, 2011, 12:36 AM   #1528 (permalink)
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Finally

Hello everyone,

I've been a member here for a long time but never posted. I've been learning about trading(eminis) for the past 5 years. Have only taken a few live trades or enough to know that I didn't know what i was doing.
Trading is one of the most difficult endeavors I've been involved in. I understand now that psychology is just as important or perhaps more than having a good strategy. I'm hoping to spend more time here and learn from those who have actually succeeded. Thanks Mike for providing this forum and a wealth of information. Regards,

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Old March 16th, 2011, 02:59 PM   #1529 (permalink)
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New member from UK

Hi Big Mike, Guru's and fellow traders,

Searched this Forum on recommendation from someone at MultiCharts and joined up as looks like best place to come to both learn, gain more experience and eventually help others in their trading journey.

Been trading manually for about year and a half and now looking to do more backtesting and optimization using software instead of laborious and error prone manual techniques.
Need to come up learning curve quickly on EasyLanguage and MetaTrader programming in order to move forward on this and improve trading strategies.

Looking forward to the future and to gaining a richer trading experience in all ways including helping others where can

Good Luck and Good Trading to all

Lee

PS Thanks for all who have invested their time and hard work in creating and providing this Forum for use by all

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Old March 18th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #1530 (permalink)
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Thank You for Sharing your knowlege


Like many of you trading has become a passion. Been at it since 2001, reading dozens of books, watching dozens of videos, attended dozens of webinars and not to forget got scammed a few times and most important of all, meeting a fraction of traders who are really good humanitarians and who truly want to help.

I keep my mind and thoughts open but guarded and i believe that generosity comes to those that have a big heart.

Passionate about Trading, cycling, kids and family. This are my driving force to date.

Trading is like cycling, you can't just rush it and become better, it takes time and patience to develop the skill and rythem until you find what works for you w/c in cycling translates to building your aerobic capacity.


Cheers!


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