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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:529,334 / 7,056
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Old August 15th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #3191 (permalink)
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Hello Mike

I have been trading since 2006 til 2010 now looking to get back on.

So i am glad to be a member of this website looking to further my knowledge and try to be a consistent trader.

Looking forward to learn a lot and contribute as much as possible with questions, since i am trying to still make it.

Thanks,
Vinnie

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Old August 16th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #3192 (permalink)
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Hai to all,im new to Forum

Dear Friends,
Im new to trade forum and i need to work on trade forum and to knw abt tat trade forum, can anyone help or suggest me to work on forum.Tel me abt trade forum how to work on it


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Old August 16th, 2012, 06:34 AM   #3193 (permalink)
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Hi traders: this is one large community! Wish I could tell you why I was here. Three years ago I started looking at trading for a living. I've been to all four corners of the internet. Still haven't found what I'm looking for. I have a tradestation account opened, now wish I'd gone with ninja. I need a simple, primarily mechanical method to trade futures for an hour before I go to work. I've spent 20+ hours a week for three years looking at the scams, all the pretty indicator, watching webinars and reading websites. Kinda wish now I'd been starring at charts, probably would have done more good. Spilled milk. Somebody needs a hug. Anyway, I'm 53 married with kids young enough to be my grandchildren. Wife doesn't think I'll ever actually trade, just buy stuff about trading. Do believe she's losing her since of humor. My favorite purchase is Paint Bar Factory's complete indicator package. Now what do I do with it? I'm not even familiar enough with tradestation's platforms to place a trade, maybe I should be there practicing. I usually not this indecisive. I'm in the top 5% of my field outside of trading, that should eliminate stupid. Vacations and normal purchases and places to eat, not a problem, instant decision. But trading...

Hey Tristanse,

Some of us realize this sooner some of us later, it is not about the indicators or other fancy stuff.
But getting to this point and realizing this like it or not is part of the journey and should not see it as time wasted. 3-5-10 years...all varies. Time is wasted only if we give up as Big Mike says many times.

If you have now learned that it is better to watch charts or patterns and analyze your losing trades to death and understand why they fail you are one step close to your goal.

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Tradelog

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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:56 AM   #3194 (permalink)
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Hey Tristanse,

Some of us realize this sooner some of us later, it is not about the indicators or other fancy stuff.
But getting to this point and realizing this like it or not is part of the journey and should not see it as time wasted. 3-5-10 years...all varies. Time is wasted only if we give up as Big Mike says many times.

If you have now learned that it is better to watch charts or patterns and analyze your losing trades to death and understand why they fail you are one step close to your goal.

Best
Tradelog

Hi Tristanse,

I believe that Ninja is a truely awesome platform. It's designed for futures traders. You can trend trade, flow trade or scalp dependably (discretionary, semi automated with the ATM or fully automated with strategy analyser) with this end to end platform. Believe in yourself and go for it delta1 futures trader!

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Old August 16th, 2012, 08:16 AM   #3195 (permalink)
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Old August 16th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #3196 (permalink)
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Grasshopper...

Hello folks. I have a friend that is a long time trader and is quite successful at it. We recently had a conversation about trading, its ins and outs, risks and rewards. It rekindled a long term interest I have had to look in to this world. And so, with his assistance I have stuck my toe in the water and am getting the idea of the amount of effort and work that will be required to have a hope of success in this endeavor. I realize that there is about a 95% or better chance that I won't be around in a year. I hope, and am willing to work to become a 1 percenter. So for now, and the foreseeable future, I am here to ask questions, pose considerations and concerns and gradually learn enough until I feel I am ready to jump in and swim. I realize that in order to swim, you actually have to be in the water and I'll get there, but for now, I am playing in the shallow end and watching the swimmers at the deep end with great curiosity and interest. Hope to get to know many of you as time move forward.

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Old August 16th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #3197 (permalink)
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Hello Everyone

Glad I have found this excellent site , I am from as you yanks would say Scatland and after the 3rd reminder to introduce myself from the big man ( you get the image into you head when someone says big ( is it round the waist or is he very tall and musclar ----- only kidding boss) I thought I better say hello
From what I have discovered so far this must be one of the best( if not the best trading site) on the planet , so a big thankyou to all that post their Ideas, I listened in to last nights Kinetick webinar and wow that guy can talk left me wondering how he had time to take a breath -- again just my sence of humour and hope the speaker has a if he reads this . Looking forward to being a member here .


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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #3198 (permalink)
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Thank you for this Forum

I would like to introduce myself. I've been trading since 1997 using 20 min. delayed quotes on Yahoo back then. Can you imagine that? First month I made $25k to never come anywhere near that number again in all these years. I thought I was a genius. I think I've tried about every indicator on earth but continue looking and testing new stuff for that edge. The fascinating thing about trading is everyday I am humbled and there is always something I didn't know that now I need to know.

Thank you so much for being here. I appreciate knowing others have been down a similar road and perhaps I can contribute something worthwhile being here.

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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #3199 (permalink)
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High Volume Scalper Emini

Hi Guys. I'm a futures trader (90% ES). I scalp price action. I have been doing it since 2007. I would like to get in touch with traders that are very active and trade a lot of volume so we can exchange ideas and get the ball rolling.

Good luck!

Hernan

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Old August 16th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #3200 (permalink)
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new member


Hi everyone,

I'm so pleased to have found this forum I look forward to learning more about the markets from the membership.

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Lorne

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