Introduce yourself here! - Beginners and Introductions |
futures io futures trading

Introduce yourself here!
Started: by Big Mike Views / Replies:582,429 / 7,375
Last Reply: Attachments:52

Welcome to futures io.

Welcome, Guest!

This forum was established to help traders (especially futures traders) by openly sharing indicators, strategies, methods, trading journals and discussing the psychology of trading.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading forums:
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive on our forums.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendor advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in openness and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, it is not something tangible you can download.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community. It's free and simple, and we will never resell your private information.

-- Big Mike

Thread Tools Search this Thread

Introduce yourself here!

  #1651 (permalink)
Elite Member
Rochester, NY
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja, Trade Station
Broker/Data: Trade Station
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures
Posts: 8 since May 2011
Thanks: 137 given, 6 received

Glad to be here

Hi Big Mike and all Forum members,

I'm a full time student and new trader. I retired and wanted to manage my own investments. for the last 3 years, I've studied everything I could get my eyes on and arms around. I've read and I've sim traded. I stil haven't found my system although I'm clear that I want to trade futures and commodities as a day trader. later, when I learn how to trade successfully, I will move to Swing Trading for a little longer term trade.

I am looking forward to becoming more familiar with this site and to tune in to what I can learn here.

Thanks for starting this site and for the contributions you and all of the members have made.

Jim G

Reply With Quote
The following 3 users say Thank You to Jim G for this post:
  #1652 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
Big Mike's Avatar
Posts: 45,843 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,105 given, 81,555 received

Welcome to all new family members


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.
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
  #1653 (permalink)
Elite Member
Zurich, Switzerland
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 5 since Apr 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received


Hi everyone

I joined (formerly BMT) after I started working with NinjaTrader. Before that I was mostly trading index-options on the Eurex market, but I want and need to improve and want to get into automated trading. I hope to find hints and answers on (formerly BMT) for upcoming questions and problems, but also to help other members once I am more experienced.

Thanks, Cheers

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to tradingds for this post:
  #1654 (permalink)
Tick Tick BOOM
Cleveland, OH
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT, ToS
Favorite Futures: Index Futures
creasy's Avatar
Posts: 19 since Apr 2011
Thanks: 57 given, 9 received


Hello all, I've been trading for about 4 years. I started off trading stocks, specifically penny stocks. Yep, laugh it up. Didn't do too bad to be honest, all in all though that account mushroom clouded. From that moment on - I was determined to not only get my money back, but to get it back 10 fold.

I am currently focused on trading the ES.

By the way, this is the best forum I have ever come across. I'm extremely happy to be a part of (formerly BMT), thank-you Mike and to all the others who've contributed.

Let's make that scrilla!

ι ηεvεя sεε ωнαт нαs вεεη ∂σηε; ι σηℓү sεε ωнαт яεмαιηs тσ вε ∂σηε.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to creasy for this post:
  #1655 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Wellington - New Zealand
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation
Favorite Futures: ES
Wyckoff Trader's Avatar
Posts: 5 since Jul 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

futures io on Facebook
Hi all...

I am an ex Institutional Spot FX trader (mainly $/, /, /$ ) however as an independent trader I now primarily daytrade Futures: ES.

Also had a stint as a broker (Institutional side) back in the 90's...


Reply With Quote
  #1656 (permalink)
Elite Member
San Diego California
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Data: Kinetick, Broker InteractiveBrokers & DeepDiscountTraders
Favorite Futures: CL
jupiejupe's Avatar
Posts: 107 since Apr 2011
Thanks: 77 given, 44 received

hello world, and traders

hello i am here because i needed to find another place to learn to program as i have developed my system with NT7, i was writing then started ranting i moved that below. i look forward to learning to program and have enrolled in a beginner course, in which is online. i have also watched BigMike sample video a few times. my mine problem seems to be learning the gammar and syntax, i am currently downloaded all of the strategies and i send time learning to "clearly" read them


**SORRY FOR THE RANT**(rant in white)
i have come to this forum because every question i asked in the ninjatrader forum was answered that is not supported, i understand the reason but as most of the people the lease or bought nt, are not programmers, i am not, altho i am studying, as most learn they need to do, but i learning student of programming needs answers the at least point them in the right direction, and this is what i hoping to find here, as it takes me many hours to try and figure out what is what.
mainly i am wanting to be pointed in the right direction

Reply With Quote
  #1657 (permalink)
Elite Member
Hong Kong
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Multicharts
Posts: 1 since Nov 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Introduce myself

Dear all,

I am a Private Banker who have a passion in trading. I am based in Hong Kong and because of my passion and experience, I have attracted a lot of clients who also have an interest in trading Hong Kong stocks.

Trading experience - 7 years
Trading vehicle - Hong Kong stocks and Hang Seng Futures
Holding period - 1 day to a few weeks (for my clients it would be a few days to a few years, depending on their requirements)

I have opened my account with (formerly BMT) for almost 6 months, however I have been busy with designing and fine tuning my systems, now that bulk of the design work is done, I would like to be part of the trading community and be more involved.

I do come to the forum regularly (my job can get quite busy sometimes). If you have any questions about Private Banking industry, please do not hesitate to drop me a line.

Ethics is the key to success in Private Banking, but yet you rarely see it around!


Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to ccsli for this post:
  #1658 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Toronto, Ontario
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Metatrader 4
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Apr 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Hi everyone:

I am new to forex trading.
Hopefully I will learn how to trade successfully from the wonderful people in this forum.

I have read a lot of negative things about forex trading and have read that nobody makes any money trading forex. It is only the brokers who make money.

I hope this is not true.

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.


Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to retard for this post:
  #1659 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
la - usa
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja
Favorite Futures: ES ,6E
Posts: 2 since May 2011
Thanks: 68 given, 0 received

Hi my name is reza. I have been trading ES for 4-5 years now. I try to take 1 or 2 trades a day ther is one afternoon trade that like alot but the setup dosn't hapen often . I like the 6E moves alot , but i don,t know that market well. I like to learn it.
I look at voliume market prifile to see the support and resistance pionts and i try to take some if any of that 10 -12points aday
my strategys seem to work a while and stop working so i have to improve myself
today i'm interested to learn about tape reading to see if it can help me to know if sup/res is going to hold or brake. i want to know about gomi v ladder. that all
thanks reza

Reply With Quote
  #1660 (permalink)
Banned: Repeated promotion of vendor site in numerous posts
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Amibroker, Multicharts
Favorite Futures: ES
Timot's Avatar
Posts: 26 since May 2011
Thanks: 20 given, 8 received

Hi everyone-

My name is Tim. For the past 5 years I have been living in parts of Europe. I have been trading for 10 years, commodities, equities and forex. My trading is fully systematic. I have done a lot of work with Neural Networks in the past and used Tradestation. Currently, I use Amibroker and I develop my system there. I am interested in predictive modeling and genetic algorithms applications to trading system development, especially for position/swing systems with an average trade holding period of 3 days.

All the best.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Timot for this post:


futures io > > > > Introduce yourself here!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Market Analysis w/Dave Forss @ IQFeed

Apr 25

Introducing iSystems with Stage 5 Trading

Apr 27

*NEW* FIO Journal Challenge featuring NinjaTrader ($2,000+ of prizes)


Prototyping Python Strategies (part 2) w/Ran Aroussi

Elite only

Ask Me Anything w/Raymond Deux @ NinjaTrader

May 3

An Afternoon with FIO member Softsoap

Elite only

Machine Learning & Data Mining Bias w/Kris Longmore @ Robot Wealth

Elite only

Brannigan Barrett (TBA)

Elite only

FIO member Gomi (TBA)

Elite only

FuturesTrader71 (TBA)

Elite only

EasyLanguage Programming w/Chris @ ABC Trading Group

Elite only

Portfolio Diversification w/Brendon Delate

Elite only

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 PM.

no new posts
Page generated 2017-04-23 in 0.13 seconds with 20 queries on phoenix via your IP