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Introduce yourself here!

  #311 (permalink)
Elite Member
Rogers, Arkansas
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader & TOS
Broker/Data: Mirus/Zenfire
Favorite Futures: E6 NQ ES
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Posts: 4 since Nov 2009
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Good to be here!

Hello All!

My name is Jimmy and I am from Rogers Arkansas, we say all and the Texans get to say Yall!

Well anyway I have been doing the futures for about a year and am still struggling. I am open to anything at this point.

I have done a lot of reading and like Dr Elder's books a lot.

I have been pondering Dr Barry Burns some but can't make up my mind about him. I am paper trading now and today its the NQ using a 381 tick chart and a 1800 tick chart.

I wished it was real money today, I have been trading within a narrow Linear regression channel, using indicators such as Force Index, DM, BOP, MACD, DMIndex, Momentum,D3SpotterV1, I know there is no Holy Grail, I just need a setup with a couple of indicators that will work together.

But now I'm rambling..

I am a Vietnam Vet and go To NA meetings 5 times a week....And I keep going back..
Just 4 Today!!

Good to be here..

Jimmy AKA w5oy

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  #312 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Ottawa, Canada
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 22 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 4 given, 12 received


Finally decided to register to be able to view some of those tantalizing equity curves that have been posted...

I've been voyeuristically following your blog since inception, Mike -- delighted to see things have really taken off.

At present, I use an automated system to trade ES eminis. I have been running it live with a small number of contracts for about 6 months, and plan to do so for at least 1 year before increasing the number of contracts.

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Tulsa, Ok.
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Zaner/Zenfire
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 9 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received


That autobot sounds interesting!

Where is it successful?


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  #314 (permalink)
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san francisco, ca
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Posts: 45 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 41 given, 26 received

I am a trader from the bay area and focus on index and currency futures. I have built two auto trading systems now, trading small contracts. They focus on short term mean reversion and volume based logic. I believe that the most important part of a trading system is money management and being able to manage psychology, not trading signals. That is why I create auto trading systems - I have faith in them being able to consistently execute them.

I am looking to understand some of the MM ideas within the site here, and also participate in the discussions on better, newer trading ideas. Ultimately I am going to deploy a set of auto trade systems that seek to compliment a portfolio approach on my trading captial (5 systems is the initial plan). I think this sits better with my risk tolerance - having a portfolio of systems therefore no over reliance or exposure to one single idea or trade pattern......

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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader7
Broker/Data: Mirus RCG/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: CL & 6e, looking at ES, ZB and AU again.
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Posts: 2,099 since Nov 2009
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My breakthrough

My story is similar to Big Mike's. I tried several time to be a trader without success. It was only after I got my emotions under control did I stop losing money. Reading Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas was an eye opening experience. He has rules that help traders' deal with their reaction to the Market.

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Tulsa, Ok.
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Zaner/Zenfire
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 9 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received


Hi Andy!!!!


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  #317 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT/IB TWS
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 946 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 813 given, 443 received

Hi all,

I am a part time trader for ES/6E/6B. Nice to meet you all!
Happy trading!


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  #318 (permalink)
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Market Delta
Broker/Data: Velocity /TT
Favorite Futures: ES
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Posts: 430 since Aug 2009
Thanks: 216 given, 486 received


hey mike and all

i am a full time trader for the last 4 years.

i lived in Israel and worked for a managed future company as a CTA (not applicable in the US)
i moved to the US 5 years ago and recently move to Dallas TX

i like to help new traders that start their journey in this chaotic market

like to trade ES and 6E , i trade the ES for larger moves and 6E for scalps

i am a technical trader but i also you price action technique (opening range breakouts , volume patterns etc...)

i really enjoy this forum
thanks mike

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Just starting out...
ellicott city, maryland
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: BarCharts,LightSpeed
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 2 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

hello everyone

hello. i'm looking forward to reading and learning how to trade better. i'm currently working out of my basement, i call it the bat-cave, my daughter call it the bad-cave.

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT; Pats
Posts: 2 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hello Mike,

I subscribed user and login some weeks ago but forgot them and I was very busy with official job in life. I'm french. On the french site "", I read many specific indicators' scripts for NT, really interesting !

I'm new one in the community of Ninja Trader' users. I like to play with Futures and especially with FDAX, nearly by reading the Super Dome book exclusively. Just charts in UT5 and x ticks with little few indicators take place on my monitor. One of them "OBV and Bollinger Bands" by Sam028 on my demand. He's a better programer than me.

Thank you to allow me to join us.

Best regards.


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