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Introduce yourself here!

  #251 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Posts: 13 since Jul 2009
Thanks: 4 given, 2 received


hi All,

reading the forum for a time. Interesting. But now wanna try the Arcade games. So making some posts so that Mike would let me play. 4 posts left... Please, Big Mike, let me play
do you really wanna make me 4 more posts to play ?


ps. in a small team we are building automated trading systems for some years with NT in Hungary with from the scratch built indicators, strategies, codes, idea about trading, etc ...

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  #252 (permalink)
Just starting out...
QLD - Australia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: profit source, NinjaTrader + Shadowtraders
Broker/Data: Mirus/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: long-term share trader, gold, oil - learning forex now
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Posts: 11 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 10 given, 1 received

Hi from downunder........

George View Post
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"But you see, something in me didn't just let me give up. It's been said that out of hundred people, about 75% surrenders after the first hindrance. After the second one there are only left about 10%, eventually you have about 1-5% that refuses to let go. Call it, stupidity, stubbornness, obsession, goal orientation. I believe it's a mixture all of these crazy factors.

And that's where I was, amoung those 1-5% that refused to give up.
You see trading is such a wonderful thing, because it gives you freedom and independence. xXx snip xXx.......

Trade well, and may the Trend Gods be with you all!


Nicely stated George -- Mine is a similar story to George & also slim_pikins -- career-ending injuries + age + wish to be independent + love researching.

As an example -- What are the stories that none of us see on the 7 o'clock news - important stuff that slips past the mainstream media?
And..... what clues do these off-the-big-radar reports provide to us?
But most importantly, can we use this info to inevitably save ourselves from succombing to yet another 'blown-up account?'

I cannot even program my VCR - so I am looking forward to sharing some of this type of research with you -- hopefully we can compare notes and gain glimpses of the big-picture events that will positively effect our trading fundamentals.

good hunting

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  #253 (permalink)
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Dewitt Mi
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Amp/CQG and Infinity
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 52 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 52 given, 18 received

Thanks Mike for the Forum - you provide a lot of content and substance

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  #254 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Floyd, VA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader soon
Broker/Data: none yet
Favorite Futures: ER, ES
Posts: 1 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi. I have bought several books, systems, etc, and so far been disappointed.
I have been looking at OPTPro, and in researching them, I came across this
forum. I hope to learn to trade smarter than before. thanks, Mike

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  #255 (permalink)
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St. Paul, MN.
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: ES, equity options.
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Posts: 29 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 10 given, 51 received

My story, briefly, is... I first became a stockbroker back in the late 1980's -- I worked at a couple of smallish regional firms in Minneapolis. Worked on a couple of IPO's, traded mostly stocks (and funds) for a wide range of people (a few of my clients were professional athletes, including a number of guys who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves). Since then, I've worked at a small, family-owned company here in Minnesota -- not related to finance in any way -- and I trade my own accounts ONLY these days. I'm one of those weird guys who thinks about numbers all the time -- a personality flaw -- if you ever meet me in person, I'll "zone out" on you in mid-sentence... that's because I'm chasing-down some meaningless number in the back of my head. Hey, we're all weird... in our own way.

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  #256 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: None
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: GBP/USD
Posts: 1 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hey Mike and everyone else,

Im new to trading, I've played on a few demo's, learnt some lingo, trawled through millions of web pages and blew a few quid on spreadbetting the indicies.

I wised up and have been learning some basics of forex trading and thats what I'd like to do. Intraday and short term is best suited to my personality.

I would appreciate any help tips guidance pearls of wisdom etc.

Look forward to reading some posts and contributing to the forum.



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  #257 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja 7
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: 6E ES
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Posts: 38 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 28 given, 65 received

AkLio from France
I daytrade FESX in morning and ES in the afternoon
Nice to be in this forum

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  #258 (permalink)
Elite Member
Wake Forest, NC
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts, Investor RT, Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: VanKar
Favorite Futures: NQ
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Posts: 527 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 586 given, 1,244 received

Hello to all

Just found Mike's site...very impressive. I have been trying to make it as a day trader for about 3 years, doing mostly ES. Not great results. Looking to develop consistency and discipline. Trading has been a great lesson in humility. Hope to share as much as I learn.

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  #259 (permalink)
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North Coast
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Amp Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: Futures
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Posts: 8 since Oct 2009
Thanks: 5 given, 2 received


Hello Everyone,

Mike, I have to say this is the nicest site and Blog I have every seen on trading.

I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you and even more excited to see what I can learn from everyone to help my trading become more and more profitable.

I’m mainly a scalp trader but also look to capture bigger moves when they present themselves. I mainly scalp trade the YM and place trades on a 133tick and confirm using two higher time frames 399tick and the 1197tick. I also view the YM, TF, NQ, & ES charts set at 30 minutes. And if all else fails I turn my monitors upside down. “lol”

I view trading like I do fishing “I love them both” I see a lot of similarities between both of them. In trading you can scalp and make a few dollars as like in fishing catch a few crappies and have a good meal, also in trading when you catch that big move its like hooking on to a Blue Marlin “Boy oh Boy” it’s hard to hold on to that one at times.

I guess trading is also like golfing just you and the ball and in trading just you and the mouse


Last edited by Scalper; October 3rd, 2009 at 08:28 PM.
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  #260 (permalink)
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London, England
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MC, TS, NT
Broker/Data: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 41 since Oct 2009
Thanks: 12 given, 19 received

Hi Everyone

I am an ex-software developer and spend probably too much time trying to automate the trading process. I have developed at least 30 different trading strategies using Tradestation. None of them work acceptably except as always maybe the latest one...

I day trade the ES only, using auto-trading and also manually.

I use TS for strategy development, auto-trading and charts and NT for manual order entry.

Thanks for having me here.

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