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Introduce yourself here!

  #1841 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Sydney, NSW, Australia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: future
 
Posts: 8 since Jun 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received


Aussiedownunder View Post
Hello Ian
I am in Melbourne and have been doing similar things to you but trading on the sfe200.
My mates and I have developed a very sophisticated analysis and back testing software
It maybe possible we could colaborate and and see if there are any common paths to joint
success. As an aside we are looking to the dax within the next few months
Feel free to contact me
Cheers

G'day mate!
I'm happy to try my system in your backtesting software if possible. Of course, being Ninja Trader, it's all C# and uses many Ninja specific functions, so I'm guessing it would be a fair bit of work to translate it into another platform. I had a go at moving it to Meta Trader 4 a while back, but gave up when I couldn't make MT draw a line on a chart... (I wanted to try my system on forex, I'd done a couple of manual tests and it looked quite promising. But haven't gotten any further with it.) But my main issue is with back testing per se. I can tweak my system to make an absolute motza on historical data, but then it loses big time when forward tested.

Just tried to start a new thread for backtesting, and received this error message. "The text that you have entered is too long (136625 characters). Please shorten it to 50000 characters long." Since Word thinks there are 394 words in the post, I don't really understand this. I tried to attach to images (using the instructions about attaching images) so could that have caused it?

Cheers,
Ian

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  #1842 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
US
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: More than one
Favorite Futures: Currently trading stocks converting to ES eventually
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Hi everyone! Let me use this time to introduce myself. I'm a discretionary intraday trader. Started trading on and off for over 5 years. Unfortunately, I haven't been consistently profitable as of yet. Blew up several accounts. You know how the story goes! Read every single book and tried many different strategies. I'm really giving myself one more shot at doing this full-time for a living before I throw in the towel and find another job for a source of income.
Anyways, I think I finally found a method that's currently working for me. Hopefully it works out. I plan on starting a journal and eventually contributing as much as I can!

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  #1843 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Ontario
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: Euro, oil
 
Posts: 5 since Jun 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Hello Everyone. I am a relatively new trader using NinjaTrader and ZenFire. I am looking forward tohard work and fun.

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maryland
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS and LightSpeed
Favorite Futures: stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

hi

hi i am a student that has been using trading simulation for a year and hope to do this professionally.

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  #1845 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Ontario
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: Euro, oil
 
Posts: 5 since Jun 2011
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hi i am a student that has been using trading simulation for a year and hope to do this professionally.

Hi edtrader. Good trading to all of us joining.

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  #1846 (permalink)
Elite Member
Taiwan
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MultiCharts
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: All futures
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hi, Mike, I'm a beginner from Taiwan. I haven't looked overall this community yet, but seems here is a good place to learn about trading.

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  #1847 (permalink)
Elite Member
San Luis Obispo, CA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: CL
 
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Posts: 23 since Jul 2011
Thanks: 95 given, 10 received

Quick intro

Hello all,

I've been testing & trading CL for a couple months. Before that it was a variety of futures options... which ended badly. Now I'm trying to be smarter about it, and manage risk a little better. Trying to learn more about, well, everything while I'm here.

Nice to meet you all!

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Elite Member
Wellington
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi Mike and other traders

New to this forum, I am from New Zealand and I trade Forex, willing to learn more

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Atlanta, GA US
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja, Infinity AT
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 3 since Jul 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Hello everyone,

I have been trading for about 8 yrs. and trade the emini ES on an intraday basis. I use Fibs, simple Elliott Wave, ABC and other geometric price patterns with moving averages on 30 Minute (or 4000 tick) and 5 minute charts. I "time" my entries and exits as much as possible, but rely mainly on price and pattern.

My strengths are low risk entries, direction, initial stops, and targets. The nemesis in my trading plan is WHEN and WHERE to move my trailing stop to stay in lengthy moves. I use the larger time frame to determine range vs. trend conditions and the smaller time frames for entries. I look forward to your feedback and help as well as any guidance that I can offer less experienced traders.

Thanks,
path

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The fun is in the numbers
Point Roberts, WA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB and free NT
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
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Posts: 2,780 since Dec 2010
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Hi Path!

Welcome!

I also trade (try to trade, LOL) ES.

Do you trade for a living?


path View Post
Hello everyone,

I have been trading for about 8 yrs. and trade the emini ES on an intraday basis. I use Fibs, simple Elliott Wave, ABC and other geometric price patterns with moving averages on 30 Minute (or 4000 tick) and 5 minute charts. I "time" my entries and exits as much as possible, but rely mainly on price and pattern.

My strengths are low risk entries, direction, initial stops, and targets. The nemesis in my trading plan is WHEN and WHERE to move my trailing stop to stay in lengthy moves. I use the larger time frame to determine range vs. trend conditions and the smaller time frames for entries. I look forward to your feedback and help as well as any guidance that I can offer less experienced traders.

Thanks,
path


Good trading to everyone.
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