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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

  #1561 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader, Metatrader
Favorite Futures: EURUSD
Posts: 4 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received



I'm new to this forum and I have to say that it's a great site!

I only trade currencies and most of my indicators are the one's created by T. DeMark. I like the fact that everything is objective and scientifique with them.
When it's subjective your emotions can make the trading decisions for you. When it's objective they still can but you know atleast that they're wrong and why ^^; self-control and discipline become much easier.

Anyways happy to have joined...


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kuala lumpur, Malaysia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Python
Broker/Data: Oanda,IB,Lmax
Favorite Futures: FOREX
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Posts: 31 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 13 given, 10 received


hello all,

my name is kami and still new here. i focus on trading currencies.

my platform is metatrader and now need to move on maybe to multichart..

Anyway i found this website with multichart keyword by google and found this is a great website to hang out


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Toronto Ontario
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: 6E, NQ
Posts: 1 since Mar 2011
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Gomi Ladder

I'm very new to trading, but I need help with my NT7 and Gomi ladder, data it seems to run of the page an does not auto center. can anyone tell me how to fix this.

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Manta, Ecuador
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
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I'm very new to trading, but I need help with my NT7 and Gomi ladder, data it seems to run of the page an does not auto center. can anyone tell me how to fix this.


This is not the place to ask (wrong thread).

Repost your question here:

And if possible, attach a screenshot to the post. Someone will help you out.


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

Need help?
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TWS
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: Futures
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Posts: 26 since Mar 2011
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hi @ all !
i am a trader from Austria and found Mike's forum. it really seems like a great bunch of folks and a great place to hang out.

hope to learn many tricks and survive in the futures market!

Thank you Big Mike and good luck @ all !

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Oakville, Ontario
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja 7
Broker/Data: TPFutures, ZenFire
Favorite Futures: es.6b,
Posts: 10 since Apr 2011
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Hi Everyone,

I have been trading futures for a little over a year now and have had some success followed by losses. I am glad to have found this site and look forward to being part of (formerly BMT) community.

Thanks Mike for having this forum.


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Gilford, ON, Canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: NQ, ES
Posts: 70 since Apr 2011
Thanks: 56 given, 33 received

Hello, first post to introduce myself. I just discovered this universe of trading a month ago so being green, i have nothing much of any value to add to the conversation, rather i am full of questions. I've been investing casually for years, and a PM bug, became interested in futures while researching and trying to get a read on the silver futures market, backwardation etc. I found Big Mike's Trading forum awhile ago, and it looks like a super bunch of people, so i'm glad to join and hopefully learn a lot. I downloaded NT recently, went thru all the NT tutorials this past week; i guess that sounds familiar to a few people here.
Thanks to Big Mike for creating a great forum (i know how much work it is).

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Reno NV
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 7 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

I have been lurking here for about a month now so guess its time to say hello. I started with futures four years ago and got lucky as I joined a trading room that cared about teaching and winning trades, as opposed to just taking my money. Stayed with the room for a year while I came up with my own strategy, simmed it for six months and have been trading live ever since. I discovered the Grail about a year ago and its not an indicator but as many here have already said its within myself. I cant give enough praise to (formerly BMT), just wonderful.

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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

TS Platform Blues

Hello Familytrading. My nose have been to the grinding stone over the past few weeks. My TS platform has "data disconnections" every 5 to 6 minutes. Therefore, I'm unable to do trade simulations. I'm thinking about giving up on TS and use my current platform:Think Or Swim. My problem: I've purchase over $400.00 dollars worth of trading systems that only works on TS. Anyway--I will talk to you later.


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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Oakville, Ontario
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja 7
Broker/Data: TPFutures, ZenFire
Favorite Futures: es.6b,
Posts: 10 since Apr 2011
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received


Hi William

Thanks for no longer lurking. It would be great to hear more about your successful strategy that you came up with 3 or 4 yeras ago. I'm not sure where to start the thread so I'm posting here in hopes that you see it. Hopefuly this doesn't offend anyone on only my second day.

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