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Old November 20th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #2321 (permalink)
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Hi, heard about this forum and wanted to see what folks were working on. I'm interested in learning more about analysis beyond TA such as Gann and EW


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Old November 20th, 2011, 03:40 PM   #2322 (permalink)
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just getting started with the forum

where can I find the al brooks videos from June and July? I heard they were really good.

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Old November 20th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #2323 (permalink)
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where can I find the al brooks videos from June and July? I heard they were really good.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 12:13 AM   #2324 (permalink)
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Favorite Futures: NQ, EUR/USD
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And thanks Mike. Glad to join the community. Yes I also blew out a huge account and lost much more after that. Mainly because I really didn't know what I was doing, had no control of my emotions, and was too focused on making money. A lethal combination! I have now realized the utmost importance of knowing who I am and my weaknesses and the psycological side of trading as well as having a well tested system. I am now focuses on honing my skills trading micro Forex pairs and eventually work up to trading the NQ.
Glad to be here and to learn and hopefully help others, now that I know what not to do when it comes to trading.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 08:45 AM   #2325 (permalink)
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Hi Mike...

What an ingenious idea setting this site up. Not only does it help you with your own trading but everyone else too. I like the contest you have going on as well, to weed out the best of the best... yet another great idea.

I have been trading off and on for 25 years and have had a roller coaster ride learning different trading methods. But I have to admit... I love it.

I am so glad to join this site. I hope that I will be able to contribute some worthwhile ideas.

Thanx for the site Mike... this is Grrrrrreat!

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Old November 21st, 2011, 11:39 AM   #2326 (permalink)
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Birmingham, Al. U.S.A.
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Hi Everyone,
I have been trading since 1998 (stocks). Just started using NT and I look forward to participating in the forum.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM   #2327 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I am a poker player turned trader. I believe the same concepts are involved especially risk/bankroll management. I'm currently 24, hoping to pick this up quickly.

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 12:45 PM   #2328 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Been dabbling in the markets for the past 5 years, mainly equities (ASX).

I hope to use this site as a continual source of learning and hopefully meet some like minded traders.

Some background info on me:

Having graduated University I moved to NY at the start of this year for 7 months to complete a training program at a prop firm and have a shot at trading within their broker-dealer. After finishing the training course and trading within their broker-dealer for several months I decided to return home and attempt to trade my own account, as what I was paying to live in NY could be used to fund my account. There was also the issue that I only had a 1 year work Visa and getting sponsored was going to be a bit of an issue.

So I packed up and moved back to the other side of the world and am now attempting to trade for a living while I'm young and have no commitments.

Am now getting into futures (ES/6A/6E) due to the cost of doing business purely in equities was hurting my bottom line in the current market environment. Am hoping the switch won't be too hard to adapt too and that I can continue to trade a mixture of equities and futures depending on the markets environment.

I've given my self 1 year to prove I can make a similar wage to what I would get if I were to get a job as a recent graduate else I'll switch to part time trading till such time I can double my account size and try again. So let the journey begin

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 09:06 PM   #2329 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

My name is Caryn and i am new in the Country.

I am a Lawyer and part time trader(not so good in that too.

I love the Trading idea (Futures trading)but I lost some good money by trying to make some...

I am trading at my free time,I like to trade the ES,TF and FDAX.I use to trade with Tradestation,than

i switched to TOS and now i switched to Ninja Trader 7.(I guess what i am trying to say is the problem

is ME and not the trading Platforms

Its hard for my to be on the computer for so many hours(i also have 4 little children)but again,i like

the "idea"of Trading.

I am hoping to get some information from this site regarding diffrent markets,Strategies,Indicators and

ideas how to make it works.

I am so happy to see how many pepole in this web-site are willing to help each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well,thats all for now and i will keep checking the Elite members soon.


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Old November 22nd, 2011, 10:03 PM   #2330 (permalink)
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New to Trading

Hello all! I am new to trading but have been interested for a couple years now. I have a few stocks that I just let sit and I check on every now and then, more hobby than anything, but am planning on stepping up to the proverbial plate! I guess I worried about the risk involved and since I don't have tons of expendable capitol I never really got started. Well, this weekend I was on my honey moon and spent about $300 in slot machines at the casino and just felt sick. Not like me to throw money away like that . Then I searched for a positive and figured out that with trading I would have had more control over that $300 and could have turned a little into a little more with due diligence. After doing a lot of soul searching I decided that I will slowly learn the ins and outs of day trading and short term trading and I can use simulators to get my feet wet while I begin to put together and earmark some savings intended just for trading. I look forward to learning a bunch and hope to make a few trading buds along the way!

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