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Introduce yourself here!

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Elite Member
Moscow, Russia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures / Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 7 since Jul 2010
Thanks: 5 given, 4 received

Hi everyone!
Present myself.
Studied journalism in Moscow State University and Organizational management in other Moscow university. All the life worked in the independent financial and consulting business. Now I'm almost 45. I have the degree of MBA, Finance (California State University, Hayward – Moscow campus). I love music (a little fond of the composition), history and philosophy. Fond of raw and live food eating… But bear with well-cooked shrimps love too…
Keen on the idea of trading as profession for already 7 years. My dream is to grow, educate and lead through life a set of trade bots. I understand that the Grail does not exist, but I am convinced that art should gradually grow to the craft, science and finally technology. So it should be with system trading too.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the past years managed to squander the tremendous amount of money. Of course, stupidity, on the emotions, effortlessly. And, most interestingly, against my own beliefs. It was like an alcoholic disruption into drinking bout. Although have no problems with gambling before and now.
Found this forum with the help of (Simon Jousef). Now trying to learn what Simon teaches -- trading based on the Footprint (Gomi’s ladder)+ Mini Market Profile (one that no letters, just the cumulative amount per price) as the main tools. I want to add Time & Sales (tape) and DOM later.
I have almost sleeping accounts with Mirus Futures and Interactive Brokers. Platform - Ninja Trader 7.
The main problem: can not give up other business and trust only trading. I'm afraid, I guess. But I want. Do not have enough forces for everything. However, I think the problem is not the lack of time. Not enough room in head. Therefore, the head (and discipline) must be dealt with first.

So, I wish you keep your head in order . And good trading!

P.S. Big thanks to Big Mike for his kind work. And to Gomi for his instruments too!

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Dallas, Texas. USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkorSwim & NinjaTrade
Broker/Data: TOS and CQG
Favorite Futures: Emini NQ, Crude CL
Posts: 3 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

New to Big Mike's Trading Forum --Intro

Hello All. Like most posts I read about trading--I've blown out my share trading accounts. This is the primary reason why I kept my day job over the years. As my mother would put it, I'm hard-headed. I would buy trading systems and either modify the product and/or read two chapters and use real money to trade it. To be honest, I made quite a bit of money doing it that way--but I would always get greedy and over-extend myself and WAMMO!!!

But, currently (as of February 11), our getting involved in day trading the S&P emini. I live in the Monterey Bay area of California and will trade before I go to work each morning. I've bought another system, but this time I will follow it. I getting old now--can't afford to blow-up anymore accounts!!

By the way Big Mike--I apologize for not providing an intro. It took me all of February to get a future's account with Trade Station. Now I'm trying to set it up to run my system. Needless to say I having difficulty getting things working.

Success to everyone!!!


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  #1533 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Monterey, CA
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: TS, NT, MC, Excel
Favorite Futures: USD
Posts: 2 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received


I am also in the Monterey Bar Area and have been trading TS since 2003. Also have been trading for over 40 years and blown up my share of accounts.

Good luck and if you have any questions, just ask.


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Rome, Italy
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: ES, Options
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Posts: 12 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 10 given, 19 received

Introducing myself

Hello everybody, I am Giuseppe (the last "e" should be pronounced like the first "e" in "register" :-) from the magnificient Rome, in Italy.
I am a partner in a big management consulting firm and a truly trading enthusiast, especially for what concerns options and futures.
I've started studying WD Gann but then I moved toward less esoteric approaches and currently I am an avid student of Charles Cottle in the options' arena and a very beginner in eMinis trading, looking for sound systems to apply to my daily training.
As everybody in the forum, I am more than willing to share my knowledge in options and of course very much eager to learn from the skilled guys other there.
I look forward to actively participate to the forum

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Pasadena, CA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: TDAmeritrade
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD
Posts: 6 since Apr 2010
Thanks: 5 given, 1 received


Hi everyone,

I am an on again off again trader. My job gets busy and I am off again, then it gets slow and I am on again.

I use Ninjatrader and trading is basically an enjoyable hobby for me. I like this website and would like to become more active.

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Just starting out...
Scottsdale, AZ
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello ALL,

Happy to join. Found this site researching technical trading and been lurking around a couple of months. Traded part time and working full time in semiconductors until now. Decided to trade full time with technicals. Crashed and burned a couple of times using fundamentals (emotions).

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Metastock
Posts: 1 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received


Beginner and glad to join Mike

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Rennes France
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IB/Kinetick
Favorite Futures: Futures
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Beginner and glad to join Mike

Beginner, of course, with more than 15 years (20 ?) in futures trading...

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  #1539 (permalink)
Elite Member
Toronto, Canada
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hi All,

I am glad that have managed to join to the group.
I trade Futures (CL, TF, and Euro).
I would like to share my experience and learn from other traders, too.

Thank you, Mike for this opportunity!


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  #1540 (permalink)
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Cincinnati Ohio
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Futures Broker
Favorite Futures: CL, ES
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Posts: 1,617 since Feb 2011
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New to Big Mikes

Good afternoon everyone.

Wanted to introduce myself and give a little background.

I have been trading off and on for about 12 years. Traded a little bit of everything over the years. Forex, stocks, options, futures. Forex is my current poison of choice. I am fortunate enough to have two things in my life I love to do; my current job and trading. Over the past couple of years I have started to get serious about my trading and want to eventually make it a career. I love the markets, I love to learn. I hope to be able to contribute to this forum in a meaningful way.


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