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Old November 12th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #3451 (permalink)
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And about the situation of Spain i think it is the matter of time and one day it will all be history.

SMUSA.

I hope you'll be right!

21 years! You have a lot of time to prepare yourself don't hurry! I think CFA is a good goal for you.

Like S. Jobs said, be hungry be foolish!

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Old November 12th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #3452 (permalink)
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I studied the forex market for one year and never made one trade. Why? Never located one honest broker, and perhaps of greater importance, forex is actually not a true market. In the vast majority of cases, your broker takes the other side of your contract, and it is in their interest that you LOSE. Whereas there is a bonafide stock market and commodity market.

Yes, I know about ECN brokers that claim they do not have dealing desks. Oh really? Then why are there dozens and dozens of posts that rip those brokers apart? Yes, there is corruption in every market, but forex is the worst.

Strad, sorry to hear of your country's situation. This is exactly what can happen to the U.S. and other so called "stable" economies. The crisis can be so great that even they could ban retail trading. A real danger to be aware of.

I used to be a member of a forex only site. (Sold Out) and laughably the main instructor on there said on the site and in his instructional webinars that he didn't even trade forex, but currency futures because forex was just way too rigged in his opinion and futures is the oldest "stable" markets around. There is already shown an MT4 "version" for "brokers" where all kinds of shenanigans, "adjustments" and spying can be done.

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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #3453 (permalink)
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Robinlbird


I am new to the forum. I am computer savvy but never have been in forums or blogs for any reason so don't always understand (took me a day to figure out how to post this).

I am somewhat jaded on trading stocks because I did enjoy the challenge, I am an analytic person so it is intriguing to me but after paying $5,000.00 and learning how to lose $30,000.00 trying to apply the techniques I was trained on I have to be honest and say I threw the "are you kidding me flag" and quit in disgust.

The part of me that wants to trade however has not gone away so hopefully I can get some pointers on what I was doing wrong. I do understand that it is impossible to win all the time, I understand cutting your losses and riding the gains but for some reason the stuff I was taught to do seemed to always go against what the market does so not big on all the so called indicators we are supposed to use unless I was using in the wrong combination...

I need a silver bullet to fix me (just kidding).

If you could guide me to some of your informative articles I would appreciate, not very good at navigating the forum for some reason....

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Old November 12th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #3454 (permalink)
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I am new to the forum. I am computer savvy but never have been in forums or blogs for any reason so don't always understand (took me a day to figure out how to post this).

I am somewhat jaded on trading stocks because I did enjoy the challenge, I am an analytic person so it is intriguing to me but after paying $5,000.00 and learning how to lose $30,000.00 trying to apply the techniques I was trained on I have to be honest and say I threw the "are you kidding me flag" and quit in disgust.

The part of me that wants to trade however has not gone away so hopefully I can get some pointers on what I was doing wrong. I do understand that it is impossible to win all the time, I understand cutting your losses and riding the gains but for some reason the stuff I was taught to do seemed to always go against what the market does so not big on all the so called indicators we are supposed to use unless I was using in the wrong combination...

I need a silver bullet to fix me (just kidding).

If you could guide me to some of your informative articles I would appreciate, not very good at navigating the forum for some reason....

Do you have a deep knowledge of japanese candlesticks? If not, that is a necessity. Before, I could not figure out where the high probability set ups were. After studying candlesticks for three months, the sets ups screamed out to me especially when incorporating the classical indicators when there exists confluenc

Once you know candlesticks, you must constantly study price action. I look at charts six days a week looking for new discoveries, and have followed this routine for over four years.

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Old November 12th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #3455 (permalink)
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Hi I'm Rachel Hunter, also known as TraderRach.

I'm a successful active Forex trader.

I have a website where I provide trading information to help other traders. I'm also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest as TraderRach. Come join me.

I look forward to sharing in the Big Mike Trading Community and getting to know you better.

Cheers Rach

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Old November 12th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #3456 (permalink)
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hey all,

I was a cubicle boy for years as a software achitect, moving from different contracts. Bought a business that I can run from my home (APA Franchise) and grew it enuf to have several full time employees.

Decided I wanted to learn to trade stocks and futures. I read everything I could get my hands on (Still reading) and Opened a SIM account. Set up my trading plan and stuck to it for 6 months in SIM.

I decided it was time for me to go live. Well then plan went out the window..So I have been live for 6 months now..Only blew up my account once, but flirting with it again.

I think I can contribute to this community with my programming experience, but then again Roonius is here...lol...and he is better than i am with C#

So looking forward to sharing and becoming profitable.

I just made a post to another introduction on japanese candlesticks. Do y o u know the high probability reversal set ups using them. I see so many brilliant people trying to reinvent the wheel. Japanese candlesticks have truly turned around my trading. And Rsi, Stochastics, and Macd are very productive for pointing out the reversal set ups. I dont understand why traders spend thousands of hours on custom indicators. Perhaps there a re some that are worth the effort, but will you or me make the critical discovery?

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Old November 12th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #3457 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Thanks Mike for the forum. This looks like it will be a great resource for all traders.

I am three months new to trading futures. Midwestern middle aged man looking to build my retirement acct and give me the freedom to do what I can for my family and my community.

Yes I have already blown out one account so far. I am currently back to sim trading and doing better but it is sooo much easier to stay in a trade or even pull the trigger when there is nothing on the line.

I am looking forward to what this forum has to offer.

Market: ES
Software: NinjaTrader
Programing: None

Rod

I am also new to this site. I noticed that your software is ninja trader. I am looking for a platform which has clear charts and is simple to just pull up a chart and the classical indicators. I will not be using custom indicators nor auto trading.

My trading is based on price action and rsi, stochastics and macd, especially when a confluence of a p rice action and at least one of the above indicators.

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Old November 12th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #3458 (permalink)
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Price Action?


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Do you have a deep knowledge of japanese candlesticks? If not, that is a necessity. Before, I could not figure out where the high probability set ups were. After studying candlesticks for three months, the sets ups screamed out to me especially when incorporating the classical indicators when there exists confluenc

Once you know candlesticks, you must constantly study price action. I look at charts six days a week looking for new discoveries, and have followed this routine for over four years.

I am familiar with candlesticks but not a master by any means so will do that, when you say study price action what specifically do you mean? Bollinger bands, RSI, etc.?

Thanks again for your answer.

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Old November 12th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #3459 (permalink)
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I just made a post to another introduction on japanese candlesticks. Do y o u know the high probability reversal set ups using them. I see so many brilliant people trying to reinvent the wheel. Japanese candlesticks have truly turned around my trading. And Rsi, Stochastics, and Macd are very productive for pointing out the reversal set ups. I dont understand why traders spend thousands of hours on custom indicators. Perhaps there a re some that are worth the effort, but will you or me make the critical discovery?

Probably not as smart as I should be on them, will get better I bet.

Thanks

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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:55 AM   #3460 (permalink)
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Happy Hunting


Hi fellow traders,

Been trading for a few years with up and down results. Still looking for that consistency but feel I am getting closer everyday.
With the help of platforms like this and some great indicators I found here I will get one step closer.
If anyone has a good diversion indicator for NT7 please let me know.

Keep up the great work Mike,
Have fun and attract the winning trades all :-)

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