I have been trading for about 2yrs and 6 months. In that time I have groped around starting with zero knowledge to the present moment where I believe I have a solid foundation of market understanding based on Market Profile, cumulative delta, and how price reacts to buying and selling at key levels.
I have not been an active participant due to my all consuming passion with staring at the markets and I find it distracting now chasing up new ideas when Im happy with the path Im on.
My motivation for this post is just to lend my support to Aragorn in the heated debate that developed about the JPJ Trade room. I also have been in the room for a month. The reason I joined is I need a trade mentor. I need to see how a seasoned pro handles the pressure of a trade real time, how he manages the trade, the context in which he will not take trades or lighten his trade. All this is invaluable to me as I trade alone. No one else I have checked out including L2ST, Fulcrum Trader, while both excellent do not trade live and break it down like JP does.
I resommend any trader who trades alone although they may be competent and have a track record would still benefit from seeing a seasoned pro trade.
In short JP is the best 'real' trader in an internet full of sharks that I have come across.
I was encouraged to tell everyone that I'm new to futures.io (formerly BMT) Forum.
Not sure if I'm even doing this post correctly.
I guess I'll see.
I recently started playing with NinjaTrader with a simulation account.
I interface this account with my Interactive Brokers paper trading account.
I'm currently searching for that "Special" automated trading strategy.
I have one strategy that made money, but that was when the Dow was up 300 points.
I need to find a strategy that makes money under all conditions ... if one exists.
I currently trade ES.
I'm an electrical engineer that works for Chrysler and I have about 13 years of trading experience.
I stumbled on here today while searching for something else.
I began trading in 1999.
It was not until last winter that I actualy began to have some success.
I have a couple more weeks of work left and then will be back at my screen, my plan is to not go back next summer but ,continue trading.
I really do love this business.
I know what it is like to get ground up like hamburger in a market.
It can really do a number on you emotionaly physicaly and of course can bleed ya dry financialy.
For those of you who are struggling I feel your pain , Im sure I aint tellin ya nothing you already know but I find it is good to have fellowship with other traders.
So hopefully I can be a member here and put something in.
I am a succeful trader i just trade the big moves, reals break outs. Every trade i take is for $500 with just one contract in the futures market. I only trade the S&P 500 cause i have 7 years of experience in this market. With 85% chance to win every trade you take. If you don't belived add me my skype address is tuimaginacion I will give you one entry point you will see how perfect it is. "My trade style is not scalping. I only take 1 or 3 trades per week"
I have been a visitor to your forum for quite sometime now. I found great ideas and got to talk to a lot of people. Thanks to your forum I have found many things that have dramatically improved the way I trade, and actually become consistently profitable over the past year.
Thanks for welcoming traders like myself to your site where we can continue to help each other out.
I look forward to posting a few ideas and recommendations for your followers.
am listening to a webinar that is using this indicator i haven't heard of before this morning.
so found this site when I searched for the indicator to see if i can implement it into TOS and Ninja Charts.
Glad to have found you!