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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:530,939 / 7,061
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Old October 20th, 2011, 06:47 AM   #2241 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Howdy Rowdy

Well,

This feels a bit how I imagined an AA meeting would feel.

My name's Beau, and I aspire to be a full-time intraday trader.

I used to trade intraday futures on the ES and TF back in 2007 for a while, however, with the time difference and the crazy hours I was doing with my primary job, I was slowly killing myself - and never got very far. So I threw in the towel, with the thought that I might come back to it later. I dabbled in shares, and options in the mean time, with varying success.

After trying different things, a change in jobs within the company I work for, and a few more years under my belt, I came to the realisation that becoming a full-time trader was what I've always really wanted to do (and enjoy doing). So here I am, starting again and using what I've learnt about myself to form a trading plan that will work for me.

I've started to teach myself the functionality of the NT platform, as well as how to code in C#. I've started by writing some very simple NinjaStrategies, which I've managed to get to work (but they're not profitable).

The NinjaStrategy I'm working on at the moment is a very simple strategy that identifies a reversal of a designated size on a tick chart, and enters into a position if the reversal has divergence with the corresponding DS indicator. It's very basic, and on back testing is not profitable. I have been focusing on the CL instrument. I think that I could improve the strategy by utilising a smoother DS indicator. From there I was thinking that I probably needed to add an additional indicator to improve the probability of success.

Now I'm using Double Stochastics for my strategy, which I believe is a momentum indicator? I don't really know how you would classify the pattern of tick chart reversal as an indicator (would it be classed as a trend, volatility or volume indicator)? The outcome of that question I believe should help me choose a third indicator, to help compliment and verify the signals of the other indicators. Any thoughts or suggestions for a third indicator would be appreciated.

When I learnt futures, it was always the DS and MACD. I was thinking a trend indicator of some description may work the best.

Anywho, I've prattled on too long. Thanks for listening, it's nice to have people out there in the same boat.

Cheers

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Old October 20th, 2011, 10:05 AM   #2242 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Perso

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 futures.io (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.

Cheers
Joseph

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Old October 20th, 2011, 10:14 AM   #2243 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
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Hi Mike

Great Forum!!!

Thanks

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Old October 20th, 2011, 10:49 PM   #2244 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: futures
 
Posts: 3 since Oct 2011
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New Person

Hello Big Mike,
Thanks for accepting me into your community.
I'm not experienced at this.I'm very interested in learning
to trade.And often wondered how to approach.I'm not sure of what I'm looking for
or what to look for.Again I will try and participate as much as possible.I have limited knowledge
of trading but will try.


Thxs
rustyman

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Old October 20th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #2245 (permalink)
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Futures Edge on FIO

Are you a NinjaTrader user?

 
Hi Mike,

I am a wannabe with a lot to learn. Glad to be here. Going slow. Thanks

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Old October 21st, 2011, 07:21 PM   #2246 (permalink)
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i am happy to join.

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Old October 22nd, 2011, 05:33 AM   #2247 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Advanced
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Favorite Futures: futur dax
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2011
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Thanks Mike for the forum. I discover your Blog few days ago. very well

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Old October 23rd, 2011, 10:56 PM   #2248 (permalink)
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Introduction

Hello,everyone

My name is Alex and I am a dedicated newbie. My experience with trading stocks (never traded futures or options, fx or commodities) is limited to tweaking my 401K once in a while with rather limited results.

I came here to learn and contribute.

Thank you

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Old October 24th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #2249 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: open e- cry -ninja
Favorite Futures: es,cl; euro,notes,dax;
 
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new to bmt

Hello Big Mike,
Thanks for accepting me into your community.
have some experienced at trading. I'm very interested in learning market profile. and order flow/ footprint..
.And often wondered how to approach the room I'm not sure of what I'm looking for
or what to look for.Again I will try and participate as much as possible.

thanks..
jn

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Old October 24th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #2250 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: AUDUSD
 
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Community newcomer


Hi all.
I have been trading live in forex for nearly three months and am going backwards slowly.
Instead of three steps forward and two back I have been two steps forward and three back.
I am hoping to contribute to the forums in whatever way I can and be supported by the forums long enough to become profitable.
There is such a gap between theory and practice when it comes to trading. Confidence seems to be such a big thing. Getting it seems such a big thing.

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