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!!
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.
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......
Favorite Futures: CL & 6e, looking at ES, ZB and AU again.
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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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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 "www.pro-at.com", 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.