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Introduce yourself here!

  #3521 (permalink)
Elite Member
milwaukee,wi, usa
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Mobile TWS & mobile TOS.
Broker/Data: IB, TOS, FXCM
Favorite Futures: futures and options. looking into forex
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Posts: 186 since Nov 2012
Thanks: 302 given, 160 received

yes, recently took the elite membership myself, well worth it

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  #3522 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TS
Favorite Futures: es
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello Big Mike forum!

glad to become a part here

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  #3523 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TS and IB
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures
Favorite Futures: Russell 2000, ES and TF
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 11 given, 1 received

Hello Everyone

Glad to have joined this forum. Have no experience in trading and hope to learn from all of you!!!

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Elite Member
Dartmouth NS
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MC, MC.Net, NT, TWS
Broker/Data: IB / IQFeed / Kids
Favorite Futures: Forex, stocks
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Posts: 638 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 64 given, 459 received

Long journey even if you work hard but you've come to the right place.

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  #3525 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
davao + philippines
Futures Experience: None
Platform: metatrader
Favorite Futures: eur/usd
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

newbie here

hi, bent78 here. im a new trader. im still struggling with this trading thing but always optimistic that i still can be successful in this business..

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  #3526 (permalink)
Elite Member
Cleveland OH
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 47 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 18 given, 5 received

good to be here

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  #3527 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Chicago IL USA
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi Everyone!

First, thanks for the forum, Mike!

I've been in the business for a long time. I've struggled through many transitions
and I've seen futures contracts come and go, FBI stings, exchanges moving, merging and closing,
crashes and booms, trading pits so crowded that bidding and offering meant getting the
requisite pencil stab, and now finally the acceleration of trading moving to "the devil box".
I've worked down the street as exchanges crumbled into dust because of terrorist attacks.

Through the years, I did my best to keep up with the industry. I went for advanced post grad
education, did a stint with a huge company that was going to buy an exchange, and finally did post grad
work on manipulating the devil boxes themselves.

I've been acquainted with or have actually worked for some of the industry legends that you've probably
read or heard about, from Leo to Jack to Tom, etc.

Yet, I find it is my own psychology and how I approach the market itself that I find I need to work on.
My emotions have directed my many successes and failures. And this puts me right back where I was
in the late '70s as a gold pit runner at 444 W. Jackson. I see patterns that I know so well, yet I violate and
reverse myself often. I have so much trouble on slow days that I find myself itching to trade... as if it were an addiction. Plans? Been there, done that. But at least in the pit I could talk to friends or grab a drink
at the CME Club or the Sign if I was bored. Anyway that is one of my discipline struggles. CNBC bores me,
too, and I am sick of masqueraded political agenda in financial settings.

No, I am not just another trader who can't "adjust" to trading online. I've had my successes, too. But it is boredom and the "itch" to trade that I most need to work on the most.

I hope there are others out there who can relate.



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  #3528 (permalink)
Elite Member
San Diego, CA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation/Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: Tradestation
Favorite Futures: ES
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Posts: 24 since Oct 2012
Thanks: 17 given, 8 received

Happy Holiday season everyone. I am back trading on a full time bases after a few years break. I am a long time TradeStation user and always looking for tips.

Happy Trading.
Chris Tina Bruce

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  #3529 (permalink)
Elite Member
Houston, TX
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Broker/Data: TOS
Favorite Futures: CL, NQ
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Posts: 4 since Dec 2009
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

Hi all, long time lurker and recently stepped up my membership. I have used different strategies, charts, and instruments over the last 10+ years with limited success to trade while working full time . A recent lay off has given me some time to focus on trading while job hunting. Currently trading weekly options on AAPL, and CL. Mostly using VWAP and Volume Profile with some moving averages on ThinkorSwim platform.

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  #3530 (permalink)
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New York, NY
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Hello Everyone

I heard about " (formerly BMT)" over at another website (won't mention it, lol), so I decided to google it in the context of "trading" and I found BM's cool site here!

Everything looks pretty serious and focused here (unlike the other joint, which is mainly good for a laugh). I like the topics that are discussed and the webinars definitely give the retail trader a leg-up in the game.

Best Regards,


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