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Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:517,269 / 6,993
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Introduce yourself here!

Old October 16th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #2221 (permalink)
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Thanks for the forum


Thanks for the biggest informations of trading ever..

My best trading lector is All Brooks and what can i say

Many thanks

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Old October 16th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #2222 (permalink)
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Melbourne - VIC
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Oct 2011
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Hi to All

A Big hello from Melbourne, Im fairly new to trading and this is definately a good place to start learning!

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Old October 17th, 2011, 05:46 AM   #2223 (permalink)
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Linz / Austria
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: TF, ES, Currency Futures
Posts: 106 since Oct 2011
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welcome! hello to australia! best country ever!

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Old October 17th, 2011, 03:12 PM   #2224 (permalink)
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Chicago, IL, USA
Futures Experience: None
Platform: T4
Favorite Futures: Euro F/X
Posts: 47 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 15 given, 65 received

Hello everyone,

My name is Fred Decker. I am a career changer. After 23 years in Investment Real Estate, specifically apartments, I am making the transition to futures trading.

I have been trading on the simulator every day since May 2011. I feel like every trade I make and every market I see is an education.

When I become consistently profitable on the simulator I plan to become a live trader.


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Old October 17th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #2225 (permalink)
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Des Moines, IA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Futures Edge on FIO

What happens to the S&P 500 when a new President takes office?

Hi everyone,
I am Priseric, been trading stocks since April of 2009; entered the market when it was pretty low and I thought this was the right time to jump into it. I had some good return the first 1.5 years - wish I would have bought some different stocks but still did pretty good. Then followed some bad decisions (Chinese RTO anyone?).

I mostly traded based on fundamentals, or at least the limited knowledge I had of them. Back in July/August, I completely liquidated all my positions as I felt like I did not know what I was doing. I probably sold at the worst time.
Main mistakes: not securing profits, not knowing when to exit before entering a position, not being honest with myself... so... have a lot to learn
I recently bought 2 books that I hope will guide me. (Come into my Trading Room, Alex Elder - Trade your way to financial freedom, Van Tharp)

In the past 2.5 years, I have had the impression that fundamentals really don't matter that much. The market does what it wants to do. I am interested in pattern trading and see where this leads me. I am definitely still trying to find my position in this. I also got myself NinjaTrader, as I watched a quick video that BigMike did and got me interested.

Trying to find new tools, trading in new ways and eager to learn.

Great source of information that is (formerly BMT) and I am sure I can learn from you guys/gals... and hopefully give some of it back

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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #2226 (permalink)
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Thank you~

Hi Mike and all

Thank you! I'm glad to be here and be one of this forum.
I'm a trader from Taiwan, hope to learn a trick or two from you guys.

Best Regards,

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Old October 18th, 2011, 10:14 AM   #2227 (permalink)
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Pensacola, Florida, USA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: Ninja
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hi Big Mike!

Hi Big Mike!
Hi everyone!

Retired from my profession in 1998 and began trying to make money on my money

I have been actively day trading since 2001.

I have focused on futures (ES) past few years.

I have spent a lot of time and money trying find my trading style and to be a consistent winner.

Looking for a chat room that matches my “style”, google search gave me a (formerly BMT) thread and here I am……………….

Trading is the loneliest, hardest and most challenging venture I have taken on……….still trying to get past just “breaking even”.

Best of luck to all!


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Old October 18th, 2011, 10:17 AM   #2228 (permalink)
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Houlton, Maine USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: think or swim
Favorite Futures: 30 yr. bonds
Posts: 33 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 27 given, 23 received


Wish you all the the best in your endeavor to become a full time trader

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Old October 18th, 2011, 10:27 AM   #2229 (permalink)
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milan italy
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: mt4
Favorite Futures: forex
Posts: 1 since Oct 2011
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Hi all

Hi all from Milan, Italy.

Thank you, Mike, for this forum, very useful, and thanks to all contributors.


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Old October 18th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #2230 (permalink)
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Toronto & Budapest
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: own platform
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 3 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 4 given, 1 received

Personal Introduction

Hello Mike, hello Everyone,

I am a new member on this Forum with a particular purpose of benefiting from the vast and highly valuable knowledge base of this community that is second to none. I have been evaluating a number of similar forums and (formerly BMT) gave me the highest feel of comfort by far.

I am in the process of deploying a ( home grown ) trading system, initially cultivating S&P 500 E-mini. My testing included Interactive Brokers and MirusFutures / Zen-Fire. The slippages at and the poor response times of IB turned out to be a massive detriment; Zen-Fire seems to work out much better, but the jury is still out on them also.

I have a long enough experience with Microsoft products to know that hardly any of them qualify for high performance, mission critical applications, which makes life rather difficult (probably for most of this audience) when it comes to the trading platforms since most utilize Windows as their operating environment.

I will resist the temptation of seeking advice on this or on any other topic of interest this time, but will do so later on.

Once again, I am happy to be part of this distinguished Forum and hopefully will be able to make useful contribution in exchange for the great opportunity provided to me in terms of learning and professional advancement.


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