Hi guys, I'm a hedge fund trader in Toronto, trade mostly futures, do the equity indices, currencies, 30-yr bond, gold, oil and nat gas mostly, using a market sentiment model. Always looking to learn more and happy to answer any questions.
Just found this site while doing some cyber surfing, Looks like the place for me. I used to participate on other trading forums, (different user name) but the unprofessional antics and negativity became more than I could stand. I've been trading part time for many years. Grinding away, no major account swings since the tech bubble. Just a steady and for the most part, upward equity curve. I hope to learn a thing or two about programming, as I have a method that I trade that would benefit from a bit of automation.
Messed around for a number of years with swing trading while at work but work ended a little under 2 years back and I decided to make a go of day trading. As you might guess its been the most difficult easy thing I've ever done.
Seen a few sites and this one seems to suit me more than most so I'm going to start a diary here in the hope of taking myself from marginal (profitable without commissions) to where I need to be.
A few months ago discovered the FOREX.
I believe that we can make big money with this medium, but untill now only lost my money.
But still believing to achieve my goals.
Hopefully with the right knowlegde...
We will come there.
I have never spent so much time at a desk, and my transformation is going the wrong direction. I'm currently in the San Diego area as well; just bought a bicycle off craigslist and starting to put it to use.
I'm interested in the things you're trading, especially currencies, bonds, gold, oil, and natural gas. It seems all these are related to each other in one way or another.
Maybe this should be another thread, but I personally believe the Fed is setting us up for some bad inflation, trying to inflate the US out of debt. I'm looking for strategies to profit from that long term: especially 2013 and beyond.
The Fed has said that they will not raise interest rates through the end of 2014. I think they will have to before that, and I want to know, is there a best way to take advantage of a surprise rate hike?
I know I have a lot to learn, but I believe its prudent to know how to prepare for some moves within the next year.
My name is Michelle and I am from East Chicago, Indiana. I am new to the trading business and I am interested in learning this business. I currently work as an intermediary for buyers and sellers of commodities ( oil, bonds, Bank instruments).