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Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:519,114 / 7,001
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Old November 20th, 2009, 03:29 AM   #331 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 7 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Just thought I would say hi.

I'm about to begin trading for the first time (with a little help EOTpro's indicators). To be quite blunt, I can't stand working and I really hope this works out because I'd love to be able to "work" from home.

I'm a total n00b, but I'll do my best to contribute to this forum wherever and whenever I can. See you inside.

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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:20 AM   #332 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader, MT4
Broker/Data: FXCM AMP
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Posts: 17 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 52 given, 1 received

Hello Mike and all,

Glad to join. Just moved to country and no web access so will pop in when can. Have traded Eminis and am looking at Forex. Blew out couple of accounts and about 10K so quess I am somewhat "experienced", whatever that means. Taking it easy nowadays.

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Old November 22nd, 2009, 11:00 AM   #333 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Elon, NC USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, TradeStation
Broker/Data: GAIN/FOREX
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD, EUR/JPY
Posts: 1 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received

Thanks for setting up this forum.
I'm just retired & haven't programmed in 20yrs so I'm new to forums, OO/C#/Visual Studio and NinjaTrader and FOREX. But started working on an Automated Strategy in Easy Language(TradeStation) but TS had data connectivity issue with FX so I moved to NT in Oct. I'm basically trying to scalp in Forex. I haven't gone Live yet due to EL to C# differences. I've designed a Money Management/Lot Sizer as part of the Pyramiding logic but I'm having issues with Forex due to the differences in handling the "Lot Size" in the Backtesting engine & Live trading engine.
So I'm hoping to get some good pointers in this forum in both NT programming techniques and in developing/running automated trading strategies.

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Old November 22nd, 2009, 11:07 AM   #334 (permalink)
Membership Revoked
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NT
Broker/Data: zen
Favorite Futures: TF ES
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Posts: 27 since Aug 2009
Thanks: 2 given, 13 received

I'm ignorant and I make too many assumptions

I'm moving to France.

If you want to trade or learn to trade. Come and join me in my thread that I started and I will help you.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 05:34 AM   #335 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Posts: 1 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


Futures Edge on FIO

How much money do you need to trade futures successfully?

Hi all,

I'm still relatively new to futures (3 months on simulation) and am about to go live soon. I typically trade ES, although occasionally try and scalp CL or 6E.

Glad to be apart of it and hope I can contribute once I find my feet. Cheers.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 03:25 PM   #336 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 5 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received

Hey everyone,

Happened across this community looking for historical ES data and cannot believe my fortune for finding this place! I have been studying trading off of volume for some time now (have been an active trader for a few years) and I have not come across a better community discussion on the subject.

Hoping to be able to add to the already rich environment. Happy trading everyone and for the US folks... have a great thanksgiving this week!

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 07:14 PM   #337 (permalink)
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Michigan, Jackson
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT and TS
Broker/Data: NT Continuum
Favorite Futures: ES, CL
Posts: 844 since Jul 2009
Thanks: 368 given, 518 received

New to the forum

Hi, Friends:

Traded the last 7 years beginning with FX then moved to futures the last 1.5 years. Futures have a lower tax rate than FX trading. Seven years ago I began I blew my first 5K making all the newbie mistakes associated with hubris. Then I quit trading for a few months until I began reading blogs and print literature to get my head around the "game."

I enjoy trading and like most, have spent countless hours staring at charts. It may become a full-time job but at this point, it is only for extra income.

The best trade thus far I have made was to have purchased gold and silver in 2005. When gold moved above $500 an oz. and silver above $8.24. Ownership of the physical allows one to freely trade contract futures (paper). In a sense, my gold and silver trading still continues in that those physical purchases affords me any addtional leverage I may need when trading paper.


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Old November 23rd, 2009, 10:54 PM   #338 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja
Posts: 1 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Just joined...thanks for the Ninja replay files- a true gift. I'm looking forward to checking out the site, forum, and getting to know the members.

Trading Newb here.
Trading ES for the past 5 months.
Created/coded a few NT indicators.
Discovered how to auto Tweet trades.
What else...?
Oh, I like puns.


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Old November 24th, 2009, 10:34 AM   #339 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja trader
Broker/Data: zen-fire
Favorite Futures: currency
Posts: 1 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

nice to meet you

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Old November 24th, 2009, 03:49 PM   #340 (permalink)
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja, Tradestation
Broker/Data: Global, Tradestation,TOS, PFG
Favorite Futures: CL,GC,6E,6B,YM,NQ
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Posts: 7 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

Me too, Big Mike. Despite being a psychologist, I blew out 4 accounts on the road to achieveing some freedom from pride, greed and triggeritis. Looking forward to dialog with some emotionally healthy consistently earning fulltime daytraders...

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