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Introduce yourself here!

  #2061 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Philadelphia, PA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 3 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hello everyone,

I'm glad to have found (formerly BMT). Before this introduction I've read some quality threads and watched a few webinars here on (formerly BMT).

I'm a discretionary trader be default; I took a CS course over 10 years ago, and was never really good at it so I suck at programming to say the least.

I'm learning quite a bit and will try to contribute as much as I can.

Happy Trading!

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  #2062 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Punta Gorda, FL
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Think or Swim
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


I'm new to futures trading.

My initial goal is to learn the risks of investing in futures.

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  #2063 (permalink)
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra ahRrrr CQG ...
Favorite Futures: Bund, ES, ...
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Posts: 964 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 7,268 given, 1,493 received


hello all,
glad to join BM forum

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  #2064 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjaTrader
Broker/Data: Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Jan 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

hi, mike

i am a trader from India. been dabbling with NT for sometime and found the site of Mike. looks really neat.

hope to learn a trick or two from you guys.

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  #2065 (permalink)
Charleston, SC
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT7, TS2
Broker/Data: FXCM
Favorite Futures: GC, CL, 6E, FX
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Posts: 67 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 485 given, 64 received

Hello everyone.....

I was researching trading websites today and came across this site. I normally don't register on many sites for a number of reasons, and I have to say this is probably the first time I have ever posted on any site. After reading several threads and surfing around I just had a good feeling about it. My impression about the various points of views, the sharing of ideas, willingness to help others....are great points. Hopefully, one day I can be in the place to be able to share some seasoned trading wisdom and return a little.

Myself, I'm from the USA but have lived and worked here in Germany for the last few years. I work in the IT Security industry. I used to trade the big SP500 contracts years ago, but after I lost more that I made and I got out of it. I have been trading stocks for the last year and ready to switch the futures market. Looking forward to getting involved....

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  #2066 (permalink)
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Broker/Data: global/cqg
Favorite Futures: currency futures
Posts: 1 since Jan 2011
Thanks: 44 given, 0 received

hello everybody

Been listening in this forum for 230 days now. Id have to say if you really want to learn the ins and outs of futures trading you found it.Ive been thru the ringer like everybody else here. I dont trade fulltime but plan to in the next year. thank you for all the info you guys share

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  #2067 (permalink)
Los Angeles
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader, Tradestation
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 46 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 6 given, 19 received

Hi everyone,
I started trading about 2 years ago. lost about 2k after going live in the ES futures market then rethought everything. Picked up trading pure price action and bars!!! Helped a ton. Now I use something called zones to trade with the price action bars. It's made a world of differences. I feel like I have learned a lot but the more I learn the more there is to know. I don't know that I will ever master the markets even though now I'm making seeing a lot of green! I'm interested in knowing more about trading psychology and trade management.
May the trend be your friend.

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  #2068 (permalink)
Elite Member
Gold Coast
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: VisionFinancialMarkets/Rithmic
Favorite Futures: CL
Posts: 3 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 46 given, 1 received

mfbreakout View Post
Here is a link which describes Mark Fisher system. Mark Fisher book is "The logical Trader". When i heard that Mark Fisher firm clears 33 % of daily crude futures volume and per Paul Tudor Jones " He is the best pit trader ever", that was enough for me. To top it off he has been trading since he was 16 and has an MBA from Wharton with distinction.

ACD Method Intro

Thanks. I'll check it out.

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  #2069 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
Posts: 58 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 562 given, 193 received


Hi fellow (formerly BMT) members! This is my first year in trading futures. I have traded equities with mixed results for past four years. Despite not being new to technical trading, I had a rude awakening trading futures. Major heartaches, blown accounts, visiting and paying for every trading room out there like a troll and a roller coaster of 8 months, I've started to feel confident about finding a style and methodology that will suit me.

This site is in a league of its own and I'd been a student of it for some time. Don't think I can contribute anything yet, so for now, I'll be a sponge, soaking in as much knowledge as I can from (formerly BMT).


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siam, west coast andaman sea
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: ninja
Favorite Futures: gc, cl, tf, 6e
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Posts: 512 since Aug 2011
Thanks: 559 given, 200 received

liberate us....

mfbreakout View Post

I been trading for 3 years. First 2 years stocks with mixed results. Switched to cl 1 years ago, found Mark Fisher system and have not looked back. Will like to discuss your trading method for CL.

liberate us some, pls....

how exactly does mark fisher enrich your profitability, pls?

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