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Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:530,894 / 7,061
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 07:59 PM   #1801 (permalink)
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Flanders, NJ
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, Sierra AT
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: oil, currency futures
 
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Introduction from Phil

Hi everybody,

I've been trying to learn how to trade for some time now. I started with options a number of years ago, and only had mixed results at best. I'm now interested in learning futures, particularly the eminis; CL, NQ, YM, 6E etc.

I am from Flanders, New Jersey, and am looking forward to getting a lot out of the information and interaction with everybody on this site.

Thanks, Big Mike

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Old June 24th, 2011, 03:45 AM   #1802 (permalink)
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Champagne, France
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: Crossland/IQFeed-TT
Favorite Futures: DAX, YM, FESX
 
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Hello everyone,


First time I started trading was about ten years ago. Now, I scalp only the fdax.


I use the DOM and a 1 tick chart.


Very glad to join this forum.


Regards,
Franck

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Old June 24th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #1803 (permalink)
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Riverdale, Idaho, USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Optimus Futures + MultiCharts + TradeStation
Broker/Data: Optimus Futures, Rithmic Data, TradeStation
Favorite Futures: CL, ES
 
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You're a gutsy guy LJYY. Good luck to you in your learning and trading. Let us know how it goes.

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Hi guys,

Quiting my job to become a full time trader, tomorrow is my last day of working. This will seem to be a totally irrational thing to do to most. I am currently employed in a well paid job and to be frank although I have been struggling to trade profitably for the past 1 year, I have not achieved any signs of profitability.

But for me, this is a now or never point in my life as I do not have any family commitments at the moment. If I have family commitments, I don't think I will be able to justify giving up my stable income for such a risky endeavour.

Good to see you guys here. Looking forward to more rewarding posts


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Old June 25th, 2011, 09:34 AM   #1804 (permalink)
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Malaysia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2011
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Just to say hello to everyone

I am trading Forex at the moment. My friend introducing me to the Murrey Math Line. While searching the web for more info, I landed in this forum.

After going through some of the introduction messages, I find that I am with a group of nice and honest traders. Thank Mike for starting this forum.

I am from Malaysia. Had traded stock and options. Not much success. I hope I can learn from all of you.

Never give up.
Sentosa

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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #1805 (permalink)
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Scottsdale
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
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Favorite Futures: ES, YM
 
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Futures trading using Murrey Math

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Hello, everyone and thanks, Big Mike, for this forum.

Have been trading the e-Mini futures (ES, YM and NQ) on and off for about 10 years, content to make at least 1% a day 3 days of the week on average and not much draw-down on the off days. I love the index futures because they always give you an exit.. without a stop loss

Now bored with my job and going into trading full time hopefully.

I use Murrey Math and personally believe Murrey is a genius.

I've reached as far as figuring out price levels with Murrey Math, and would love to collaborate with someone who's managed to crack the time lines (vertical lines) to get the timing right.

Anyone else on board trade Murrey's system?

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Old June 25th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #1806 (permalink)
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Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
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@LJYY

Hi LJ!

You never know til you try. I remember quitting a solid govt job and moving to a new town to try my hand as a stockbroker. It didn't work out but I haven't regretted it. I grew quite a lot in the process. Later I moved back to a salaried job. That ended with a corporate take-over by a foreign company.

Now I am working incredibly long hours working to make the move to day-trading futures. It's much tougher than I imagined and I have very little capital -however I am still confident I will make the break to profitability greater than my monthly expenses - very soon.

Life is for the trying and the doing.

The safe fall asleep long before they "die".
I believe in getting outside your comfort zone and "try".

Take a risk, commit to life and life will "commit" to you.

In your darkest days remember that God is routing for you - even if it seems no one else is!!
You're never alone.

Wishing you the best of success and the rewards due to the brave!


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Hi guys,

Quiting my job to become a full time trader, tomorrow is my last day of working. This will seem to be a totally irrational thing to do to most. I am currently employed in a well paid job and to be frank although I have been struggling to trade profitably for the past 1 year, I have not achieved any signs of profitability.

But for me, this is a now or never point in my life as I do not have any family commitments at the moment. If I have family commitments, I don't think I will be able to justify giving up my stable income for such a risky endeavour.

Good to see you guys here. Looking forward to more rewarding posts


Good trading to everyone.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #1807 (permalink)
Geeko
Sarasota FL, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 4 since Jun 2011
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Just signed up

Hi Mike,

Was introduced to this forum by Matt from Optimus Futures, looks very interesting and informative.

I'm a full time futures trader and systems programmer, using TS and MC. Have been fulltime for a little over 3 years now doing this from San Diego (40% of the time) and Auckland New Zealand.

Cheers,

Bruce.

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Old June 26th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #1808 (permalink)
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Ukraine
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
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Favorite Futures: ES
 
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hi everyone!

hi everyone! nice forum, think I find lots of good things.

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Old June 26th, 2011, 05:14 PM   #1809 (permalink)
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Introduction

Greetings, everyone!

I am pretty new to trading / technical analysis, just recently reading through some books and scouring the internet for knowledge, and looking to do some active trading at some point. Hopefully I can learn a few things by being a part of this community.

I have a programming background which seems to be a good fit with the technical analysis side of things and I have spent some time with NinjaTrader (programmed some really basic indicators for learning).

Next step? Trading plan...

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Old June 26th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #1810 (permalink)
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Canada
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MultiCharts
Favorite Futures: Currency
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2011
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Hello!


Thank you very much, Big Mike, for building a great community and a treasure trove of information and insights for anyone looking to become a better trader. I am, I suppose, a beginner who's paid plenty of tuition to the market to qualify as a survivor of the stupid years. Looking forward to graduate high school of trading.

Location: Canada
Markets interested in: FX, TSX, TSX Venture, US stocks, India stocks, oil and gas futures (NYMEX).
Platform: TradeStation and Multicharts.
Broker: Interactive Brokers
Goal: Leave my soul-destroying day job and make my living as a full-time trader by 2015.
Favorite system: ALexander Elder - Triple Screen.
What I can help with: Canadian equity market, especially the energy sector. Some TradeStation.

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