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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

  #2771 (permalink)
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Manta, Ecuador
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
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I trade futures with RJ Obrien but commission rates are high. Have any suggestions?

Ask in the Brokers section of (formerly BMT). This thread is only for introductions.


Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
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  #2772 (permalink)
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Lehrte, Germany
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: PTP / Rithmic
Favorite Futures: NQ
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Hi all

Hi all !

I've been a quiet reader on (formerly BMT) forum for quite a few months and now I have to state that this is the best place I've ever been to since I started my little trading career about 8 months ago.

I already learned a lot from all the experienced guys hanging around here, so thanks a lot for being a part of Big Mike's community here !

So, please keep up your fantastic work, and perhaps I can give my 2 cents to some discussions around here.

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  #2773 (permalink)
Elite Member
Warsaw, Poland
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: AMPFutures/NinjaTrader/CQG
Favorite Futures: Stocks, Futures, Forex
Posts: 5 since Aug 2011
Thanks: 8 given, 3 received

Hello, my name is Luke and i will now be more activ in this place.

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  #2774 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MT
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Apr 2012
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Cheers Mike, as always, looking to improve and gain more knowledge so I can steal from the banks

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New York, NY
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: Proprietary AWS Infrastructure
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 5 since Mar 2012
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Hey Mike and fellow FX connoisseurs! Glad to become a member and see what this forum has to offer. I look forward to the valuable information and meeting others in this community. It looks unique and vastly different from other forums I've seen.

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San Diego
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Private
Broker/Data: private
Favorite Futures: CL future
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Hi Everyone,

Trade CL and enjoy the arcade, watching the guys chat and learning.

THank you,

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Atlanta, GA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 2 since Apr 2012
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Scott's Intro

Hello All!

I am a software bithead and project manager by profession and have been a student of the markets for about 10 years, although more intensely over the past 4. I have traded stocks, options and emninis (ES, NQ & TF). I have not yet been successful, even though I think I am a fairly good technical analyst. It's the more important part of trading that I haven't masterd yet, but I'm still trying.

I am a TradeStation EasyLanguage indicator programmer and just finished my first NinjaTrader indicator. Fun stuff. Looking forward to writing more for NinjaTrader.

Big fan of and VSA (ala Familiar with Market Profile. Pristine trained.

I look forward to participating in the Big Mike site!



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Anaheim, CA, USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
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Posts: 8 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 4 given, 3 received

Kinda New

I have been trading off and on for years. I joined this forum over a year ago as a temporary elite, but then got sidetracked. I have wanted to reply to some threads, but can't because I have not posted 10 times,, not sure how to post if not on a thread... I'll check the FAQ,

I trade mainly ES. Tried some proprietary indicators from a friend. Analyzed to death for nearly a year, then traded money as the indicators were now barely covering commissions.

Now I am trading with a guy with a small room and it is working pretty well.
I really like this forum... is there anyway I can just upgrade (pay the difference) from the "partial" elite to the full?

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Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Multicharts,Forex
Favorite Futures: Future,Forex
Posts: 2 since Apr 2012
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New user come from Taiwan

Hello Mike, hollo everybody

I am jiuhtsair, who come from Taiwan!

Wish everybody and myself have a good time in this web!

Thanks Mike.

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ottawa, ontario
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: cl
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi to Big Mike and fellow traders.

I've been traders futures contracts for 5 yrs, stocks and options for 10.
Never blown any accounts and unlike most traders who go looking for indicators and charts
all over the net, I looked inside, I visualized the perfect charts and indicators and like magic they began to show up
one by one. I know, "sounds a little esoteric but herd mentality is not in my genetic makeup."

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