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  #2211 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Canada
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: IB TWS
Favorite Futures: Options, ES, CL
 
Posts: 5 since Aug 2011
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Welcome aboard! I am also planning to do a masters in financial economics.

What schools are you looking at if you dont mind me asking

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  #2212 (permalink)
Elite Member
Soottsdale
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2011
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Short Introduction

I am new to stocks trading, one year back I got Etrade a/c for my employee stocks and I started trading. My first stock was Apple and I bought some put options of BP, strayer and some calls of CMG.
These trades made a huge profit (1000+%) and subsequently lost all gains and even my some initial investment.So I am currently not trading and looking for eductional material and learning if investment is good for me.

Since I am new to trading I don't have any questions , but hope I will learn and educate myself from reading other members posts.

Thanx

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Elite Member
Seattle, Washington
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multiple
Broker/Data: Optimus/Rithmic, Ninja/CQG
Favorite Futures: ES, GC, CL, 6E
 
Posts: 2 since Jul 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Hi everyone,

I found this forum after hearing about it from others.
So far I've viewed a few webinars which which were very enlightning.
I'm a beginner primarily trading the gold, oil and the euro, and still learning.
Thank you Mike for this great forum.

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  #2214 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Toulouse,Tarn,France
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Broker/Data: TOS
Favorite Futures: Gold
 
Posts: 2 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Ian McNeil

Hello I am new to the forum.I am a retired ex-banker/CPA who started trading about 18 months ago.I live most of the time in france and some time in the UK,
I started with CFD`s , then moved to futures and last november moved to Options.I feel more comfortable trading Options as the philosophy of planning your trades before entering , for continuity and subsequent adjustments really appeals to me and , I think, suits my personality better.I tend to trade Gold and Silver, and am interested eventually in expanding to a few other metals.
I had a very positive experience at the beginning trading Options , but then as I got to understand the risks and techniques required became more conservative , and started having less success.At that stage , I was trading Iron condors and calendars of Indices and some commodities.Although I was losing money , I began to realise that although I was picking good trades , I was not succeeding because of either bad entry point or lacking in confidence in not carrying through my strategy, and bad discipline.This resulted in small losses and very small profits , which could have been gains in more experienced hands.So this has given me the confidence to push on and in the last 2 months have started to have much more success by improving my discipline and learning to stick to my plan..
At the same time, I am taking every opportunity to read technical books and listen to videos and webinars , in order to improve my understanding.I still have an awful long way to go but am starting to get a better understanding of option pricing and how it reacts to volatility and price movement.
I look forward to getting feedback from the forum.

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  #2215 (permalink)
El "Infienno" existe
TOLEDO,SPAIN
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader,TOS,MT4
Favorite Futures: ES,TF,6E,NQ,DX,CL
 
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Posts: 46 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 662 given, 23 received

Back again

Hello:

I was make my presentation about a year, but lately i returned again to try learn whith

all fantastic people here at this home.

Lately i was study options and i was succeed but at paper , i also write at my native language

forum to try help to others members.

Good Trading and Thanks Big Mike.

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  #2216 (permalink)
El "Infienno" existe
TOLEDO,SPAIN
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader,TOS,MT4
Favorite Futures: ES,TF,6E,NQ,DX,CL
 
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Posts: 46 since Jun 2010
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Greetings from an option's student


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Hello I am new to the forum.I am a retired ex-banker/CPA who started trading about 18 months ago.I live most of the time in france and some time in the UK,
I started with CFD`s , then moved to futures and last november moved to Options.I feel more comfortable trading Options as the philosophy of planning your trades before entering , for continuity and subsequent adjustments really appeals to me and , I think, suits my personality better.I tend to trade Gold and Silver, and am interested eventually in expanding to a few other metals.
I had a very positive experience at the beginning trading Options , but then as I got to understand the risks and techniques required became more conservative , and started having less success.At that stage , I was trading Iron condors and calendars of Indices and some commodities.Although I was losing money , I began to realise that although I was picking good trades , I was not succeeding because of either bad entry point or lacking in confidence in not carrying through my strategy, and bad discipline.This resulted in small losses and very small profits , which could have been gains in more experienced hands.So this has given me the confidence to push on and in the last 2 months have started to have much more success by improving my discipline and learning to stick to my plan..
At the same time, I am taking every opportunity to read technical books and listen to videos and webinars , in order to improve my understanding.I still have an awful long way to go but am starting to get a better understanding of option pricing and how it reacts to volatility and price movement.
I look forward to getting feedback from the forum.


Hello Ian, i was make AdV Course also and it's great know about you here at his fantastic forum, I hope we can learn other ways to make some money

Regards.

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Houlton, Maine USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: think or swim
Favorite Futures: 30 yr. bonds
 
Posts: 34 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 28 given, 29 received

new member

I am very impressed with what I have seen thus far and thanks for your hard work on this site Mike and all the members

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  #2218 (permalink)
Elite Member
San Antonio, tx
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Cl,tf
 
Posts: 5 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

New just saying hello. I've been trading and actively watching the markets for almost 5 years. I'm a recent graduate and looking to purse this full time.

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milwaukee
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: fxcm trading station
Favorite Futures: forex
 
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Posts: 4 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 9 given, 1 received


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Welcome aboard! I am also planning to do a masters in financial economics.

What schools are you looking at if you dont mind me asking


University of Wisconsin Madison, Strayer University, or University of Northern Illinois

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SF Bay Area + CA/US
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Tradestation, Ninja
Favorite Futures: ES & Equities
 
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Posts: 1,369 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 1,801 given, 1,069 received
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Glad to be here


Hi Guys, from the Bay Area CA. Saw some of the free posts and knew instantly the site was wonderful & hence joined.

Feels great to be a part of this community.

Peace n Green trades

paps

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