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Introduce yourself here!

  #2431 (permalink)
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Nelson, B.C. , Canada
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Favorite Futures: Tf, 6E-soon, ES,CL
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Posts: 53 since Dec 2011
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Quick Tip ....for New Old Traders...

Hey Everyone, Great Traders Alike ,
I just joined early in December and I missed the webinar by Manesh Patel discussing the IchiMoku Cloud
strategy(-ies)- until today !!
I went over this webinar several times and I think many traders are going to benefit by this
presentation for several reasons:
1- the could be the only indicator setup you may ever need, and / or
2- this will help educate many on the advantages of reducing the number
of indicators you think you need.
All the Best to the Traders who have a strategy and then follow it !!

** be sure to sign up as an elite member so you have a chance to see this
Video: Ichimoku Clouds by Manesh Patel...
Thanks All.
Hey what's $ 50. dollars= a beer and a pizza ! Come On sign up and Participate !
It's money in your bank account ! **

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  #2432 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: NQ,ES,QM
Posts: 1 since Dec 2011
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New member

hi Mike and guy's
I'm new here and glad to join this group of people who take trading serious
after succesfull years trading i begon to struggle in 2008 and lost a lot of money
I spent k of usd for advice of the so called experts .
but for now i do my trades for myself and hope to learn from this group of people at this forum
I trade mostly the e mini's

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  #2433 (permalink)
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT
Broker/Data: CQG
Favorite Futures: YM,CL
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Posts: 136 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 448 given, 60 received

From Florida Happy New Year Mike and Guys

First of words.....Thank You.
I joined the forum this year and had passed countless hours reading and learning.
My name is Christian and I am a novice trader from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
I have been studying for just a year and my previous attempts to trade with real money on the futures market had put me on the red.
All the study for the last months had filled all the gaps that you only see when you study.
I am actually trying to trade with Perry's method but still I need more consistency to go live. Tried CJ Booth, excellent, but cannot afford the indicators due to the fact that I burned my account couple of times already.
Love the forum and feel the deepest gratitude for Mike and all the ppl like Perry, Sharky, fat tails, Erez, CJ Booth, The Wizzard, just to mention a few that with their inmense generosity try to share and educate us, the newbbie retailers.
Actually laid off from the construction industry I have had the time to study and trade although experiencing some hardships.
I live in the suburbs west of Fort Lauderdale, lots of green, tranquility and huge areas to walk with my rescued dogs.
Best of the year to come for this community.

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Futures Experience: None
Platform: NT
Posts: 1 since Sep 2010
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Hello all

I hope in a beatiful 2012

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Trading Apprentice
Saudi Arabia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: zecco
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Dec 2011
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Happy New Year everybody..

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After studying stocks fundamentals and technicals for last 6 months, I have decided to open an acct and start trading. Resigning from my job 2 yrs ago I thought it would be easy to get new one..but it has not been. So I thought stock trading might help me make some money to support my family (4 kids). I am not day trader. I still have long way before I go day trading. I just started with small amount to learn and see how things will go. I wish myself and all members a good luck. We do need to support each other and share all good ideas ..if possible to minimize our losses and maximize profits ..thank you all

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  #2436 (permalink)
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Raleigh NC
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Dec 2011
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ES Trader new to the forums

Hello Everyone Ė

Iíve been a hermit trader for quite a while, but am now joining BigMikeTrading forums to change that. Iíd love to connect with any other full time ES traders. I mainly trade gaps and opening range trades. Iíd love to hear from anyone else trading the same types of systems with the eminis. Iím also trying to find a ES scalping system thatís consistent & might have longevity.

Iím on the US east coast, been trading for eons, and am ready to connect with other traders with similar styles.

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Albuquerque, NM
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation & Multichart
Favorite Futures: Futures & FX
Posts: 3 since Dec 2011
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received



I'm a beginner, with day job, I have dabbled a little in trading, however I am much more determined to do it properly now. Im new to forums etc, hoping to integrate into the group over time, and share my knowledge/experience as I gain it. I have studied the Technical Analysis side ad nausium, read a few books, now trading on NT demo till I get into swing of things. Trading is a hobby and a passion. Very interested in developing great money management skills.

Thanks Big Mike, thanks all, may 2012 be prosperous!


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  #2438 (permalink)
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san francisco
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Interactive Brokers
Favorite Futures: stocks & options
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Aloha fellow traders,

I am a West Coast mom who is looking to make income by trading early in the day, leaving the meat of the day for housework/taking care of my ailing parents/picking up kids - family stuff. So far I've focussed on shorting pennystocks, under the tutelage of Tim Sykes. That is a strategy which really works well, and now I am looking to add one more strategy. I am in search of my own individual strategy - ideally something which I can be done with by 12 pm (9am EST) - a strategy for trading off the open. Am reading Al Brooks' price action books, which seem excellent.

My background is art and graphic design, which translates surprisingly well for stocks, as I can find patterns easily on charts - as long as I maintain consistency! you cannot train your eyes to see things when you keep changing the context with different indicators, etc. I'm currently keeping chart super simple - 5 minute daily, 12 day ema, that's it.

My account took a few hits recently when I made bad decisions, trading under severe emotional pressure - I supervise the care of two very ill parents and must remember I am not superwoman, and cannot trade when I have a lot to do for them.

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Trading Apprentice
Ampang/Kuala Lumpur
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: GBP/USD
Posts: 1 since Jan 2012
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hi all,

first off, happy new year. i'm a beginner, i got a lot to learn. i trade for myself & i start small.


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  #2440 (permalink)
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cali, colombia
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: cl, tf
Posts: 44 since Dec 2011
Thanks: 325 given, 19 received

Hi Everyone

I've got my handle hightlighted; woof

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