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Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:518,937 / 6,999
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Old March 18th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #2721 (permalink)
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Toronto, Canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, MultiCharts
Favorite Futures: Forex, oil, stocks, options
Posts: 15 since Mar 2012
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Hi Mike, all,

I am rather new at trading but used to working hard, analytical and very experienced with software development.

The work Mike does and the forum are in league of their own and it will help me a lot.
Hope to contribute somehow and will look for opportunities.

In the mean time will bug you with questions.

Kind regards

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Old March 18th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #2722 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Favorite Futures: ES
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Pivot and Fib guy

Hi there,

My name is Ray and live in San Diego. I have been learning forex for the past 5 years and finally became profitable this past year after spending every available minute looking at the charts it seems

I have blown several accounts and had several mentors- some good some not. Spent more time and $$ than I ever thought I would to learn this - and still learning. I work full time in IT and have an asshole for a boss.
It has been my goal the past 5 years to be able to trade full time. I plan on this transition within the year.

I have a year of expenses saved to live on and am building my trading capital accounts. Currently using MT4 but am also interested in Multi Charts. ( Which is actually how I found this site).

I am currently participating in a body transformation contest- grand prize will add another $7000 to my account. 9% fat loss so far in 8 weeks, 4 weeks to go. Wish me luck

Anyway, I stumbled on this site and noted the quality of members and posts that appear top shelf so I had to join.

All the best


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Old March 19th, 2012, 03:01 AM   #2723 (permalink)
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 18 since Mar 2012
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Hi Everybody, im located in UK, and have had an interest in trading over several years. I look forward to learning of others success and approaches and being part of a helpful community.

Kind regards


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Old March 19th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #2724 (permalink)
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Trenton NJ/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 6 since Feb 2012
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Hi guys, I'm about three months into learning to trade, focusing on the Forex market. I've enjoyed reading the many posts on this site and have learned a lot. Seems like a really good place for all skill/experience levels. Thanks!!

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Old March 19th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #2725 (permalink)
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Toronto Canada
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Es
Posts: 1 since Mar 2012
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Greetings fellow traders

Futures Edge on FIO
I just heard about Big Mike's through another webinar for MTPredictor so I decided to check this out to try and learn more. A bit about me first though. I'm a high school math teacher in Canada and first got interested in trading by reading various websites online. One of them happened to be JSmineset and reading Sinclair was a real enlightenment to seeing what was going on in the world of trading and money flows, basically everything. Jim did say that the one thing that did work all the time was fibonacci retracement levels, which is why I got into MTPredictor, which I think is outstanding software. Of course, the software is only part of the answer - the other is the trader himself, and I'm still learning to apply it correctly and learning about psychology and how to manage my own. I still have a lot to learn since my time available to trade is limited to the summer when I get time off from teaching. I want to learn as much as possible so that when I eventually retire from teaching, I hope to be able to apply the knowledge I will have accumulated studying trading and trying my hand at it. Having blown a few trading accounts, I know I have a lot to learn yet, so that's why I'm here. I recently started studying cycles from JM Hurst as well for swing trading and find that fascinating, especially since I'm a math teacher. Too bad it's not in the curriculum to teach at school.

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Old March 20th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #2726 (permalink)
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Austin Texas
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Mar 2012
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Hi All

I'm a college student who has always been fascinated by the financial markets, but I'm really just starting to look in to trading. I found this website on Google and figured I'd check it out.

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Old March 20th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #2727 (permalink)
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Sarasota, Fla
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader ,Tos
Favorite Futures: es
Posts: 37 since Mar 2012
Thanks: 136 given, 7 received

Hello Traders

I am new to these group, original from Peru, living in Florida for a long time.
Found these tread in the Google, it looks great and hope to learn to trade ES intraday which is what I been after.
Blew my acct. a couple of times, so now I will go slow and easy, learning from the many topic here.
Thank you Big Mike for putting this together to exchange ideas and make money.

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Old March 20th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #2728 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Trading Technologies, cqg, mt4
Favorite Futures: gold
Posts: 1 since Mar 2012
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Hello everyone

Hi, I am a futures trader from Singapore. I hope to learn and also be able to contribute to this forum, which I have heard many great things about.

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Old March 20th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #2729 (permalink)
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Boise Idaho/US
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Guitar
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I've been lurking on this site for about 6 months, decided it was time to make it official. I look forward to learning from others and hopefully contributing in what ways I can.
Thanks for having me.

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Old March 21st, 2012, 05:05 AM   #2730 (permalink)
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Houston, TX/USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Think or Swim
Favorite Futures: Futures (ES, CL), Leveraged ETFs, Options
Posts: 1 since Mar 2012
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My First Post

I'll keep this short & quick.

I took a hiatus after having nearly a 20% drawdown last year. It was my first time trading and I got out of the markets immediately when I realized I was clueless. I read a couple of chapters in a book and I thought I had the complete grasp of what it takes to be a successful trader. However, I am glad to say that I have never blown out!

That was in October 2011 (that volatile period killed me) and after 5 months of doing nothing but studying, simulating, research, planning & organizing, and I have just now started testing a strategy with a small amount of capital. So far, so good.

I'll open a journal in the future but right now I'm enjoying the ideas I get from other journals and continuing to test and, hopefully, prove my strategy. I'll be posting more in the future and everyone will be able to get to know more about me then.

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