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  #3021 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
nashville tn usa
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: es
 
Posts: 2 since Jun 2012
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Hello everyone!
I'm looking forward to contributing and gaining knowledge here. I would like to ask what would be the proper way to link up with other like minded traders?
Thanks

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  #3022 (permalink)
Elite Member
tirupati
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: multicharts
Favorite Futures: forex
 
Posts: 5 since Mar 2012
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iam from india tirupati

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  #3023 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: ES, Eur/usdd, Oil
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


good to be here... for the 1st time

I would consider myself a novice still since i am not banking consistently... Been trading for 1 year, i have scalped and tried a few other trading techniques, scalping was the worst by far and blew a couple of accounts, could not even go to the wash room, till my behinds became sore baby sitting the charts... I dont think i had any idea what i was doing. I now look at S/R mostly and a wyckoff student, which i think is a steep learning curve of the true market structure.

looking forward to good learning and constant banking till we become first name buddies with my bank manager

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Trading Apprentice
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: AMIBROKER
Favorite Futures: Stock
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
Thanks: 9 given, 0 received

Hi and Good morning to everyone. Myself a part time trader for the last 5 years. Mostly pattern trader though learnt a bit of all including market Profile. Since I am doing a Job preparing myself for post retirement carreer.

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Trading Apprentice
London UK
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: PropDesk
Broker/Data: CME Glink & CME Globex Hub via BTR; NewEdge
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Introducing myself

Hello,

I originally profiled my Trading Experience as "Master", but have since decided that that title should never be self-awarded.

I'm slowly planning my move from employed to independent, but trading on one's own account is a lonely business - hence the need to be part of a good community.

Unfortunately, every other forum I looked at seemed full of angry people and those offering lots of trading advice as 'legendary traders' - based on the number of posts they've made.

Hopefully I've come to the right place, and can give as much help to others as I received over the past 10 years.

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Boston, MA/us
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: thinkorswim
Broker/Data: TOS
Favorite Futures: AAPL, FAZ, QQQ,ES,NQ
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Looking to learn and share - develop as a trader 'cause I still - want to get better

As have many before me I have developed a passion for trading. After succeeding in most other areas of life, as a salesman for computing technology start ups, biotech instrumentation, consultant, husband and parent (well, the jury is still out) I COMPLETELY FAILED at trading. I failed over and over and over again. I lost a life transforming amount of money. Then, I decided to REALLY try. I worked incessantly now at my trading. 18/7/365.

Soon, I wiped myself out, reloaded the account. In disbelief, thinking I CAN do it, I reloaded immediately and failed. I did this over 4 months 6 times ! I shredded money faster and faster. Responding to losses with LARGER and LARGER positions in even FURTHER OTM strike options. 100% stakes 3-4-5 strikes out, huge theta decay, always surprised. Lighting money on fire would have been more useful, at least there would be heat. Hmmm ruined but in denial.

I have never been so defeated with so much effort. It had to be impossible.... but the losses were really really real. Now really big, the end of the year came and it was time to come clean with my wife, who's risk aversion and conservatism I held in my mind trying to spring/propel back my P/L. We worked hard for all of that money. How can I tell her? I love her but I fear she'll leave me after 24 years. (she didn't.....but...)

Sooo.. I started looking for a job and paper trading. Both not working well. I wrote software to increase the number of trades. I was making about 1000 trades per day. Again over and over again, every day I lost money.
I was furious frustrated and angry. How could this be? Computer assisted failure, yes, it was faster but I was already depressed, sick and in the doghouse, and oh yes, I WAS BROKE now also. (I am a person accustomed to a $350K lifestyle of expenditures). My wife was working and successful, we... er a she made me cut back on well a lot.

Never giving in. I focused on paper trading. I'm pretty smart, I write software, I have super fast platforms, I have fiber networks, I WILL SUCCEED AT TRADING. I HAVE to be successful. Years went by. I became increasingly isolated on my silicon island. I was so ashamed to let a friend know (who always us as pretty successful financially) How I did this for 3 years I don't know. I was NEVER NEVER NEVER going to give up. I was at this for 4 years.

About 2 years ago, I started achieving consistent profitability. I think I largely accomplished my objective of success. I win or perform quite well in various online contests, over and over now. I experiment and try new ideas. It started to become fun. I lose all sense of time on trading days, until the close. Now what? While this "success" came extremely hard for me, I finally learned something. I'm still an idiot, but I broke the relentless trend of losses.

For me, in the end I found that I was the enemy. I was the reason I failed. My reasons for trading were my undoing.

It's time to learn from other traders, and share strategies and ideas, that's why I'm here. Someday I hope to be counted amongst you guys as one the best traders of actual money.

-overkill

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Trading Apprentice
Johannesburg South Africa
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: OTS
Favorite Futures: Stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Introduction

Hi Mike,

I am a fairly new part-time trader and am trying to find good information to assist me to develop a good trading plan. I work fulltime and look at the market in the evenings and sometimes during the day. I live in South Africa and trade stocks and indexes on the JSE. I have been reading a lot on MACD, Moving averages, candles and Stochastic indicators but am struggling to decide how to put it all together in order to give me an edge. I also realise that good money management and a written trading plan (including a traders journal) are crucial for success. I hope to learn from your Trading Forum.

Regards
Willem

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  #3028 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Paris France
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation, NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
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Hi Mike, and All,

Thank you, I'm glad to be here, Mike You've done a wonderful job.

I hope I can learn from you all,
Thanks,

Samih
NT

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BossMan
Sacramento CA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus/Continuum
Favorite Futures: Gold & Crude
 
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Posts: 22 since Mar 2012
Thanks: 378 given, 9 received

Hey everyone, Ive learned so much since Ive been lurking Thank you to everyone for all the information

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BossMan
Sacramento CA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus/Continuum
Favorite Futures: Gold & Crude
 
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Posts: 22 since Mar 2012
Thanks: 378 given, 9 received


I was looking for one of these "introduce yourself" sections yesterday. I didnt look that hard.

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