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Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
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Welcome all new family members!

Mike

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Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
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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.
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Just starting out...
san jose, california
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: esignal; own
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2011
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Hey all!
I am restarting my trading career after a 20 year hiatus. My background is in software so I wrote my own trading platform connected to eSignal. I have a 3 month experiment tweeting all my trades in real time through my trading platform so I don't need to think about it or get tempted to leave any out.

You could say I'm a home run hitter - meaning I can go for weeks and break even, than get 20 pts in a couple days - mostly ES. I know this is contrary to the 'conventional wisdom', but it worked well for me in the 80's and 90's. But things have changed and I may have to adapt.

I like to hear smart ideas about trading; and give my own opinions freely.

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Singapore
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Singapore
Favorite Futures: S465530
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2011
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Hi to all


Dear all, I consider myself a newbie with some limited experience in crude oil (the only focus). Many thanks for allowing me to be a member of the forum. Hopefully I can participate in a constructive way. Meanwhile, out of some adverse circumstances to be thankful for actually, I am now using NinjaTrader v7. Love it. James

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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2011
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Hi

Hi all,
I'am from India and traded only Nifty index futures.Hoping to enter eminis and demo trading this for a while.Trading in US markets is what that suits my style of Price Action.So started looking for some feed backs and got to this amazing forum.Nice thread and lot to read about.

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UA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: MultiCharts
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures
 
Posts: 2 since Apr 2011
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Mike你好!


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Hi everyone!


Mike

Mike你好!Glad to join this fourm
很高兴找到这个论坛并成为其中一员,这里有很多实用的信息,以后会常来,祝愿此处越来越兴旺!

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United States
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 5 since Apr 2011
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Hey Everyone...

Hey Everyone,

My name is Gary. I have been trading the CL for about a year now. I've lost a lot of money participating in a few different trade rooms. It seems that every trade "Guru" I've run into is a scam artist, or delusional about being a successful trader, and being able to teach others. I take full responsibility, since I should have known better, but I tend to trust people's word.

I hear that only 10% of day traders are successful, so I know enough to know that I won't be successful at this early stage, unless I follow a successful trader's trades and learn from them. I'm wondering are there any honest and successful trade rooms out here on the Internet?

I'm not looking to get rich, even making minimum wage would be a huge help to me. I just need to find a trade room, or trader, that is the "real deal".

Thank You,
Gary

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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts
Favorite Futures: ES
 
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Hi Mike,

I came across your site a few days ago while doing research for selecting a new futures broker.

My compliments on a well-run site that has tons of good information.

I especially appreciate your emphasis on keeping the tone positive.

I have traded stocks and options for 20 years.
For the past 5 years I narrowed my focus to the SPY ETF and its options, then I finally switched to ES.

I look forward to participating in the forums.

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Canada
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: other
Favorite Futures: Forex, ES
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2011
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Just a quick note to say hello!

Cant remember how I found this forum, but so far I have read some interesting posts and threads...so to all the great members out there, I appreciate your contributions :-)

I am just getting back into futures trading so I'll chime in where I can.


Aiki

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Bangkok Thailand
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: oil
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2011
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Greetings all

Did some scalping a few years back.....it went ok for a few months, nothing spectacular, but it was paying my rent ($400/month)and my trading fund was increasing, slowly but surely...........then Bang........all gone (about $3000) in one spectacularly bad session....now 6 years later I am ready to get going again, but this time I am taking the time to educate myself properly and find a decent fit for my style and ambitions.....which is to make $500 per month...........so thanks Mike and everyone for the opportunity to look over your shoulders........

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Cheers from Bangkok, Thailand.
Keithesaf

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Futures Experience: Beginner
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Favorite Futures: ES,futures,, gold , oil
 
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Hey Everyone,

My name is Gary. I have been trading the CL for about a year now. I've lost a lot of money participating in a few different trade rooms. It seems that every trade "Guru" I've run into is a scam artist, or delusional about being a successful trader, and being able to teach others. I take full responsibility, since I should have known better, but I tend to trust people's word.

I hear that only 10% of day traders are successful, so I know enough to know that I won't be successful at this early stage, unless I follow a successful trader's trades and learn from them. I'm wondering are there any honest and successful trade rooms out here on the Internet?

I'm not looking to get rich, even making minimum wage would be a huge help to me. I just need to find a trade room, or trader, that is the "real deal".

Thank You,
Gary

Yo Gary: I've only been day trading a year and I feel your pain. To many gimicks. This is a great link....you"ll get plenty of good advice & direction. I personally only trade currency's...The EURO being my favotite. Wish you luck in your future trades. Ron

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