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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
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Posts: 2 since Aug 2009
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Greeting from Switzerland

Hello my dear Trading colleagues,
I apologize and I hope that I am somewhat in spite of my poor English (my language german) may contribute to the community.
I was an investor. I bought my first stocks 1977th My strategy has always been
considered grossly Buy and hold, all stock, no options. Shares of many different
Firms good diversification. I was surfing on the waves fall of 1983, 1987, 1992. I've always slept well!
That was a good strategy to 2002. I had good results and was happy with it.
Now is another time and this is yesterday's news.
I then evaluate different ways to more consistency in my trading
give and take a different direction.

- Be careful with Zulutrade (automatic forex) That's good to see
what other forex traders to act and what kind of profits they do it. But if you have one or two three
bad signals, and receives generous Stop ------ Then it just
still down. I lost my money in a short period of EUR 3000th

- Be careful with investment projects. I did last year with one in Germany
Stock-known magazine with a 100% project was experiencet.Target it
in up to max. 2 years to enter a profit of 100% in stocks,
Options and certificates. Result: Abort due to too little capital to
15 months. EUR 800 were left to me from the original EUR 10000.

Now I am studying on the indicators, oscillators, the charts and so on.
Similarly, I now look webinars on the NinjaTrader to see what
Charting software is good for me and if I need any at all.
Also, I bought really capital investment coins in silver and gold because I
think that the crisis still continues.
But it's my dream to become a trader!
Thank you Big Mike and everyone else in this community
and contribute to help me achieve this difficult goal.

Good trades a good time and many greetings

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  #262 (permalink)
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Mechanicsville, va
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: amp
Favorite Futures: ES, YM, TF, NQ, 6B, 6e
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Posts: 49 since Jul 2009
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Thanks For Everything You guys do here!!!

I am one of those out of work general contractors still waiting for the stimulus package to actually make a difference!! Not wanting to lose everything I own, I had to find something to do that would replace the income I was used to making and needed to make to not go bankrupt. Although bankruptcy seems to be the new "fad" these days. I just can't succumb to that, too much pride.

So, here I am trying to act like a day trader. Like everyone else, I have lost money, about $20,000 since I started in Nov '08. Alot of that was blown on crappy books and tapes. Hell, I even took a trip to Vegas to get trained on someone’s software....what an idiot. The only thing I got from that was the memories and pictures of the strip!

So, now it is crunch time because I feel like the walls are closing in! Not a good thing.

But, enough about my troubles and let's talk about Big Mike. I somehow landed on this glorious site while googling for the "holy grail" of trading indicators. I gotta say, I am so happy I found you guys and I have already seen a change in my the positive side. Imagine that!!!! I am using the Wizards Holy grail template. I am amazed how much easier it is when you have indicators you can trust! I can't thank everyone enough who worked on and continue to work on all of these great indicators. You are all awesome!! And your work is very much appreciated!!

Please don't stop creating all of these wonderful indicators.

John Lewis

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windsor, Ontario
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja,
Broker/Data: DTN iqfeed
Favorite Futures: Es, 6E
Posts: 138 since Oct 2009
Thanks: 40 given, 123 received


I have been trading futures about 12 years. My father was a professional trader so I guess that this was not an unexpected career choice. I recall first day trading e minis by phone to my broker at $25 a side and using 10 point stops. That seems crazy by today's standards but I was net profitable - a good point to remember.

I have been thru all sorts of markets - two good crashes, a subsequent bull market I fought against tooth and nail and then months of ES trading in 5 - 8 point daily ranges. ( That was the worst ) Probably the most important lesson I got out of all of this is that in trading we are simply playing a game with other people. "The market" is just an illusion.

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  #264 (permalink)
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Hello Drago1,
You are lucky to have a mentor(your father) :-) ,good for you.
but I rother think of it as a game, playing with the banks :-).

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Brisbane, QLD
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Mirus/Zenfire
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Oct 2009
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Hi all

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Hi all

I have been studying day trading for around 4 years now, with around 3 years trying to develop an automated system using clustered processing. My verdict was that consistently profitable automated trading was not possible (for me at least).

Since then I have found a good teacher, and am now profitable virtually everyday on sim, and am very close to switching to cash.

As with a number of you I have found that the less indicators the better, and I only use one.

Looking forward to joining all you profitable cash traders very soon!

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: zenfire
Favorite Futures: ES, eruro future
Posts: 1 since Oct 2009
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Hi All

Im Chris,

I started ot trade early 2008 and focus on CME futures.

I like to focus on psychology and mone management but at the moment im strugeling to put togheter a worthy system to apply those things.

My current system is ok and has a high wining procentage but it also has higher risk then reward.

Now im also looking at perhaps trading the SPI200 on the ASX

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  #267 (permalink)
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Bellevue, WA. USA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Amp Futures/CQG
Favorite Futures: ES
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Posts: 5 since Oct 2009
Thanks: 185 given, 5 received

Hello to everyone...

Thank you Big Mike, and everyone, for letting me into your community. Eventually I will contribute, but right now I'm a bit overwhelmed with terminology, acronyms, and hunger to learn. I'll due the reading, simulations, and crashing, because I want to make money, live comfortably, and enjoy all that life offers. Thanks

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  #268 (permalink)
Madrid, Spain
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: NinjaTrader Brokerage
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 18 since Oct 2009
Thanks: 6 given, 14 received

I'm from Madrid (Spain). I'm excited to have found this forum that specializes in NT programming.

Currently I'm developing strategies based in Time & Sales and Intensive trading.

Best Regards.

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  #269 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4, Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD
Posts: 495 since Oct 2009
Thanks: 400 given, 625 received

Hello Everyone,
I have just joined. I am a new trader mostly in sim learning the ropes. I hope to be able to contribute to the community after my skills improve.


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  #270 (permalink)
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Huntsville, AL
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Oct 2009
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hi All, not too good with posting on forums, there's a first time for everything, I guess. As the name says I'm a Trader Wannabe, always looking to sharpen my tradin' skills, hopefully to be able to call myself a Trader one day. I'm open to all suggestions and appreciate the opportunity to be here. Thank You Big Mike, and All who contribute. I look forward to learning from you, and maybe one day contributing more than just a Thanks.

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