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Introduce yourself here!
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Welcome to futures io.

Welcome, Guest!

This forum was established to help traders (especially futures traders) by openly sharing indicators, strategies, methods, trading journals and discussing the psychology of trading.

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Introduce yourself here!

  #2281 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
San Francisco
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader and TradeStation
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Nov 2011
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received


Big Mike

Very pleased to be a part of your community. I read your initial post about losing money and then settling in to a more rational method of trading. Have done better recently developing more discipline. Look forward to increasing my trading capabilities within your Forum. Thanks.

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  #2282 (permalink)
Elite Member
Philadelphia, PA, US
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkOrSwim
Favorite Futures: NQ
Posts: 1 since Nov 2011
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

Hello Traders

I found (formerly BMT) forum while searching for web for NQ trading strategies. I'm planning on switching from overnight equities positions to daytrading futures in order to avoid PDT rules. Looking forward to learning and picking up some ideas about trading NQ.

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  #2283 (permalink)
Elite Member
Greenville SC/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: X_Trader
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures
Posts: 1 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hey Mike,

I was looking for info on TT Trader and you forum came up...with valuable instruction. Thanks!

I've intended to trade futures for years, and promised I'd begin this year. I studied. Opened an account. Learned the software. Attended seminars. And when I was on the verge of going live...MF Global blew up.

Once I figure (or should I say MF Global figures) out where the cash in my account went, I plan to transfer it to a new firm and embark on my trading career.

Glad to be here.


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Elite Member
Santa Rosa/Ca/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: 6e, ym futures
Posts: 1 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 7 given, 0 received


I just want to introduce my self. I'm new to trading and looking around trying to figure out how to make money and not lose it. Big Mike Forum was highly recommended. I love the idea of sharing among friends. And as soon as I know something I will share it. Good trading.


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  #2285 (permalink)
Elite Member
Provo, USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja trader
Favorite Futures: Futures, forex
Posts: 1 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Futures Edge on FIO

What value do you place on the webinars on FIO?

Big Mike

Pleased to be a part of your community.

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  #2286 (permalink)
Elite Member
lansing, michigan, usa
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts, TOS, OX, OEC, IRT
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 5 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Glad to be here. I hope to contribute to the community.

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  #2287 (permalink)
Elite Member
Flagstaff AZ USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: MB Trading
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD
Posts: 4 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 88 given, 2 received

Hi (formerly BMT),

53 days and no post...until today. I haven't started trading yet. Hope to start soon.

Favorite trading book: Pit Bull by Martin Schwartz

Currently reading: Reading Price Charts Bar by Bar by Al Brooks

This is a great website.

Thanks Mike

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  #2288 (permalink)
Jedi Master
SF Bay Area
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra
Broker/Data: Multiple
Favorite Futures: CL, ES
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Posts: 564 since Nov 2011
Thanks: 546 given, 576 received (formerly BMT),

I've also blown out many accounts many times and lost a fortune.. I've recently became consistently profitable and am a full time trader (for now).. hoping to continue as a full time trader and not blow out my account again... I'm always looking to learn from others and my method is and always will be in a process of refinement.. Heard good things about this place and look forward to read the posts and learn from other successful traders.

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  #2289 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex, Oil
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Posts: 7 since May 2011
Thanks: 5 given, 7 received

Well, my name is Angelo and I'm a traders for about 3 years, I like to trade Fx and CL, that's my prefered instruments, I would like to give thanks to Big Mike and for all of traders who collaborate with this great forum, I'm learning a lot here and hope to join you many time

Thaank you!

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  #2290 (permalink)
Elite Member
abu dhabi
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 3 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Glad to be here

Hello folks. I have tried a lot of different approaches, read about everything out there, explored many different systems using fundamentals and technical analysis, traded stocks, options, penny (although no futures or forex). I am a craps player, and have explored the statistics of gambling. After all of this, I have found that the best performers for me have been the buy and hold winners over long periods of time. My short term trading seems to look a lot more like a random walk.

I am interested in learning from others who have found a way to make short term trading work, and happy to trade my experience.


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