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Old October 8th, 2012, 12:23 AM   #3351 (permalink)
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KAUAI HAWAII USA
 
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Hello Traders From Wave

Hello traders its me WAVE I am a real surfer from Kauai Hawaii have a great day !

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Old October 8th, 2012, 06:11 AM   #3352 (permalink)
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hello

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Old October 8th, 2012, 06:45 AM   #3353 (permalink)
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Introduction


Hello Big Mike's trading forum.

Newbie, thats why im here.

A shoutout "Hello!" to everyone

Have been trading equities and fx for close to 3 years.
Been burnt, burn, burned and back...
Guess thats part & parcel of building a foundation.

Totally new to futures and how it works.
Interested in 6E here.
Would be glad if anyone can provide me with some info and a headstart.

On my journey here to find out more and how to go about it.


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Old October 8th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #3354 (permalink)
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Hello From Wave

Hello Its me Wave I have traded the 6E and maybe I can possibly make the learning curve a little less painful.

this is only my second Post so I dont think I can put my email address in the post yet but maybe if we talk a little we will both reach the required number of posts.

Have you traded "live" yet or are you still in the simulation learing stage.

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Old October 8th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #3355 (permalink)
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Hello Its me Wave I have traded the 6E and maybe I can possibly make the learning curve a little less painful.

this is only my second Post so I dont think I can put my email address in the post yet but maybe if we talk a little we will both reach the required number of posts.

Have you traded "live" yet or are you still in the simulation learing stage.


Hi Wave! Its good to hear from you! Finally i can see some light.
Yup, some post count barrier.

I have traded live with CFD's/market makers. But have never tried 6E before
Was thinking of looking over the other side at the futures.
So i thought i started with 6E.


Heres what i think i know on the 6E (correct me if im wrong)

1) It can only be traded on a centralized exchange - CME
2) There is an expiration date for it.
3) I would have to get a broker approved by CME to access 6E
4) Different brokers would provide different platforms?


Not too sure the differences between 6E and spot.
1) Was wondering if a margin fund would still be required for deposit? Will there still be leverage?
2) Besides the spread, will there be comm charges?

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Old October 8th, 2012, 02:05 PM   #3356 (permalink)
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Hello From Wave

Hello Nice to meet you too. Are you really from Singapore ? It must be late evening there now is that correct ?

I think we will be able to communicate directly after a required number of posts, I believe I can assit you and

thanks to Big Mike Forum for providing an environment for traders to interact.

I understand their reasons for the rules he has and I do plan to become an elite member.

To me Singapore is a facinating place. I have never been there but I have been to Hong Kong and I have wanted to get to Singapore for a long time.

I have traded Forex and CME euro contracts and In my personal opinion the futures contracts are much better.

With forex the bids and offers seem to be all over the place fills can be very strange.

On top of all that, you are actually trading against the company you have an account with !

With CME Futures contracts there is no "Dealer" per say, only other traders with the exchange providing the point of
interaction rather than independent banks or dealers.

There are delivery nuances and things like that that are involved but for actual buying and selling and clarity about what the bid and offers are I feel the futures contracts are a lot better especially for new traders.

Yes You are correct with your other observations. What Time is it in Singapore anyway ?

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Old October 8th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #3357 (permalink)
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Hello Big Mikes Trading Forum
I have been trading for 15 years or more. Started out by getting a flyer in the mail from a man named Ken Roberts. Bought everything he had to offer on trading. The material had me pretty pumped up, Thought I knew all I needed to know to get in there and make millions of dollars. After putting some money in account all I had to do is cash in and I was successful at first just did not have the good cents to take profits when I had them. I would be up one day $3000.oo and then hang in there thanking it go higher only to see it go agents me $3000.oo the next day. This happened to me more than once. Then I found out what a crop report was- only cost me another $3000.oo. Had a broker practically begging me to take $2000.oo in profits in Natural Gas, (You had to call all your orders in back then) but no I thought it would go higher. And this is just a little of what all I went through in learning the trading business. These was all before computers, got my daily, weekly and yearly chart sent to me in the mail every day. I was not even aware that you could trade on intraday data at that time.
After I got though that part of my trading education I bought a trading course from a man named David Duty called Common $ence Commodities, Help me a great deal, then I went to the internet and looked up everything I could find on trading. I learned a great deal from Linda Raschke at LBR Group, read everything she put on the internet. I have read countless books on trading and watched hours of videos. I have also joined a couple trade rooms primarily to get to talk to other trader that shares the same interest. Before I joined a trade room I had never talked to another trader successful or other wise and to this day have never met one in person.
I have become a bit of an expert at trading Crude Oil and got a pretty good handle on a few other markets as well. I do not say these lightly for if I had to do it all over again knowing what I would have to go through to get where I am now I would not do it. Donít get me wrong I love trading I just had to go through a lot of years of struggle to get where I am today. Like I said at the beginning I have been trading for well over 15 years most of which it cost me more than money every year yet I keep going.
For those who are interested I have A YouTube site with free information on trading; No string attached. I have nothing to sell or anyone to promote, just like sharing so other may not make the same mistakes I did.
BigMoneyTrader's channel - YouTube

Hope this helps
DDavid


Listened to your link. Anyone ever tell you that you talk fast? Like around 600 words a minute.

Great stuff BTW.

I use Rancho myself.

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Old October 8th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #3358 (permalink)
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Totally new to futures and how it works.
Interested in 6E here.
Would be glad if anyone can provide me with some info and a headstart.

On my journey here to find out more and how to go about it.


Hi, welcome. There are some good videos on the Big Mike youtube channel, particularly Big Mike's "where to start" webinar:
Where to start as a trader? (Part I: Instruments and Brokers) - YouTube
BigMikeTrading's channel - YouTube

Also a thread here on this board called "introductory trading videos"
https://futures.io/beginners-introductions/23361-introductory-trading-videos.html

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Old October 8th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #3359 (permalink)
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Hello

Hello Thanks for the link have a great day say hello anytime

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Old October 8th, 2012, 03:36 PM   #3360 (permalink)
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@Wave -
Yup, its in a GMT+8 or 12hrs ahead of NewYork.
So its 0230hrs in the morning as of this post.

S'pore is rather similar to HongKong albeit not so densely populated and less the hilly areas.
But traffic during peak hours can slow things down alittle, maybe due to its land size (just a dot on google map) lol.

Thanks , your info did clear some of my doubts.
Step by step im getting closer to CME. cheers


@Cloudy - Appreciate the links! Will check them out tmr, time for some shut eye now.

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