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Introduce yourself here!

  #171 (permalink)
Just starting out...
San Diego, CA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Amp Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: YM
Posts: 23 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 5 given, 3 received


Hello all. I'm glad to have joined this forum and look forward to learning from others.

I'm currently sim trading with Ninja + Zen-Fire during market hours.

I know it's not the same thing but at least it puts structure into my day (I live in the Pacific Time zone) and gives me an idea of what markets I like to trade and how they move.

I currently like trading the YM. My performance is decent but not anything stellar. Luckily I've been smart enough to read up on a few things before I even started. I find particularly helpful money management - cutting losses short and honoring stops. I currently use a 1:2 risk to reward ratio with 8/21 ema crossover strategy on a 4 range bar.

Any pointers on setups that have been found to be profitable? optimal risk-reward ratios? Ideal times in the market to trade?

I also feel I need a coach. I've been reading a lot of good things about the EOT Pro Live trading room and how they make good calls and education. If you have any insight into these services can you please refer me to a couple good ones?

Thanks a bunch and I look forward to the learning.

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Elite Member
Tucson AZ
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers
Favorite Futures: es
Posts: 123 since Jul 2009
Thanks: 31 given, 133 received

My trading screen

Hi to all of you,

I have been on the Ninja platform for about 30 days and on this site for 2 weeks.
Attached is a screen shot of what is working for me while working on gettting my current custom indicators from Thinkorswim written in Ninjascript (Big Mike may have a project).
Reading your forum has taught me a lot. I'm not sure how much I can contribute
to experts but I will do my best, if I feel I can add anything of value I will. If anyone
needs anything of me, please ask.


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  #173 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: yes I have this
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 11 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 3 given, 2 received

Hi all

New here, been lurking for a bit, great site.

Thanks Mike

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Elite Member
Bellingham, WA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: 6E, CL
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Posts: 494 since Aug 2009
Thanks: 747 given, 251 received

Hi Mike,
I liked all your indicator downloads on Ninjatrader so I followed you to your blog. Nice community here. Thanks for all the valuable input.

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Elite Member
Keithville LA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus
Favorite Futures: NQ,TF,YM
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Posts: 109 since Aug 2009
Thanks: 56 given, 89 received

Hello from Louisiana

Hi all,

It is good to be a member here and I'm looking forward to learning from
you great traders. I have been trying to trade full time and it has been
very hard for me. Still alot to learn.

Happy Trading


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Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: esignal
Broker/Data: mb trading
Favorite Futures: currency futures, forex
Posts: 1 since Jul 2009
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Big Mike View Post
Hi everyone!

Like most day traders, I blew up my account a couple times and lost enough money to make most grown men weep. After I regrouped I started trading with common sense and with control of my emotions.

Later, I decided I wanted a forum to share my ideas as well as learn from others. I created my blog on April 17th, 2009 in order to meet this goal, as well as hold myself accountable for my trades and actions. I wanted a way to be able to lookback and ensure I was following my own advice.

The blog introduced me to a lot of fellow traders, some struggling, some doing exceptionally well. Talking with them everyday has really helped my trading and given me a lot of new ideas as well. In turn, I hope that I have provided them something useful that helps in their trading.

Since the blog did very well I decided to create this forum, and it was born June 11th, 2009. The forum was designed with the specific goal of having a small community of traders focused on making money. There are other sites out there but I never really felt at home with many of them, their userbase is too focused on proving someone wrong instead of trying to help.

You can find some more information about me in my profile.

Good hunting!

Hi Mike and all,

Thanks for welcoming me to your community. I just finished my Msc Geospatial Information system, I developed interest in trading whilst I was writing my thesis for the program. Ever since I have actually opened a forex account but never traded.

The reason being that at least 40 - 50 % of my decision to place a trade should not be subjective, I haven't achieved that and am back to my research board. I don't know if that is possible ...

Anyway my research area is current based on this topics below and I hope the community would help me on my way ..

1 - Hilbert sine waves inicator by John Ehlers
2 - MurreyMaths
3 - Adaptive Regression Channel
4 - value chart

thanks all


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  #177 (permalink)
Just starting out...
san diego, california
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: YM
Posts: 1 since Aug 2009
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi everyone,

I found this site through your blog. I am trading in sim mode using NT platform while I develop my trading plan. This has proven to be a bit more challenging than I thought. Glad to be aboard!

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  #178 (permalink)
Elite Member
Pittsburgh, Pa
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: CL,ES,6E
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Posts: 235 since Aug 2009
Thanks: 350 given, 96 received

Newest of the new newbies.

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. My name is Ben H., and I'm a new trader, focusing specifically on the ES. I've been trading a sim account via Ninjatrader for almost 4 weeks, and have just begun to break even. I intend to join the forum to learn from the great traders and post my own successes/losses prior to launching and going live.

Looks to be a great forum, and I look forward to participating. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. In the meantime, I'll try to hitch my wagon to a solid journal. Any suggestions?


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Elite Member
richmond hill, ny
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja trader
Broker/Data: zen-fire
Favorite Futures: es .tf
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Posts: 21 since Aug 2009
Thanks: 38 given, 5 received

New Trader

Hi, i am new to futures trading. I found this site and hope to learn from some experience traders. I use NT and tos . When i paper trade it works. When i trade live i get killed. trying to figure out what i am doing wrong at the moment.

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Just starting out...
Cartagena /Colombia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Zenfire
Favorite Futures: Future
Posts: 3 since Jul 2009
Thanks: 11 given, 0 received

Hi everyone

My name is Henri. Im from Germany, but now i live in Cartagena/ Colombia. I trade the ES. First i used Metatrader and now i change to NT. Mike, thank you for this site. I hope some people can help me with the NT.


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