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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

  #3531 (permalink)
Elite Member
United Kingdom
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Stellar
Favorite Futures: Natural Gas
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Looks like a decent forum

Reading some of the posts on here it seems I've found a forum that provides quality advice that I've not found on other forums. I've been trading full time for almost two years and I've taught myself many things and it has been a long and hard struggle. I can only say I wish I had found this forum earlier.

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Trading Apprentice
louisville usa
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: futures, stocks, options
Posts: 1 since Apr 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Thanks to everyone for posting

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  #3533 (permalink)
Elite Member
Seattle, Washington
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, ThinkorSwim, TWS
Favorite Futures: ES, Forex, Options
Posts: 6 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 14 given, 7 received

Hi Folks

I am looking forward to reading what others are doing. I consider myself and intermediate level trader but not an active trader. I am focusing mostly on option strategies but also doing some work with Futures and Forex. With volatilty and interet rates being so low, there isn't a lot of premium to be collected with options at this time. That will change because it alsways does.

Coming at ya from the Great White North!

- Dr. G

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Elite Member
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tos, tradestation
Favorite Futures: options
Posts: 4 since Apr 2012
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received

introduce yourself here

Hi everyone, i just been watching the site and i finely got around to my introduction.

I been bouncing around difference sites, like trade wizard and windfall profits, stockwizkid and swing the axe, and too meny others to remember, made a little cash but lost more. (formerly BMT) looks to be a great site and plenty of traders interesting in learning and helping others develop they skills. i'm looking forward to this site

hope put this in the right spot

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  #3535 (permalink)
Elite Member
Lenoir, NC/USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: ES, ZB
Posts: 9 since Nov 2012
Thanks: 6 given, 1 received


I have been dabbling in the markets for about 6 years now with options and equities. I have been practicing with futures for a while now, and am preparing to begin live trading. I enjoy following the community on this site and look forward to hopefully become apart of it.

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  #3536 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
leeds west yorkshire united kingdom
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ig index
Favorite Futures: oil
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received



Just started live trading 6 weeks ago. spread betting with a £400 account. It was up to £600, but now down to £500.

I live in the uk (west yorkshire )

I use IG index to trade with. At the moment I trade light crude oil at £1 a point.

My trading method is pivot points, and stops between 21 and 31 points using price action. this is a method that I have adopted from someone else.

My full time job is a coachpainter, and when I am at work I use an andriod phone to place trades.

One of my main problems in learning to trade has been information overload.

I don't know if I will manage to keep my £500 account.

I'd like to thank Big Mike for allowing me to become a member, and everyone else success.

I don't know whether I can ever contribute anything of use, but god loves a trier.


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  #3537 (permalink)
Elite Member
dallas texas usa
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja trader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 75 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 1,089 given, 252 received

Hello Everyone!

Hello, I recently began looking into trading the E-mini S&P. I have been using Ninja Trader 7 and have been practicing with Market Replay. While researching and studying, I found myself coming back to this site again and again. Thank you to everyone that has contributed all of the helpful information!

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Elite Member
Trinidad & Tobago
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Nov 2012
Thanks: 7 given, 0 received

Hello Everyone !
I joined (formerly BMT) 27 days ago but I decided not to introduce myself until now. Why? My very first trade was on Friday 7th December on the ES just as the jobs report came out and caused that 11point bull rocket or spike.
Anyways after being beat up and not following anything that I learnt from research, I almost depleted my account.
I was also not aware of the additional charges besides commissions.
After feeling very deeply despondent I picked up myself dusted off and here I am ready to go again but this time I will be looking to (formerly BMT) for advice and support in my quest for success.
For what its worth: Traders starting out. Take it slow and start with small contract quantities. That's also what my broker Karl advised me to do.


Ninja Trader 7, Traded instrument 'ES'

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  #3539 (permalink)
Elite Member
Lodi Ca USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi everyone I'm new to Big Mikes. I been trading stocks for about 2 years now. Im currently in 2 different trading rooms TSA and exacttrades. Looking forward to learning from others. Just starting to follow futures.

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  #3540 (permalink)
Elite Member
los angeles
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Broker/Data: AMP/ CQG
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 2 since Aug 2011
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received

Amazing Industry

I have been looking to understand the idea of trading. I have been trying to control my instincts to just follow the trend. In my paper trading I seem to enter a trade become profitable then I re-enter and lose.

I also have lost the idea of trading and have become a indicator junkie . I am trying to get back to drawing channels/ support and resistance and look at an EMA.

I am a Ninja platform supporter.

Always willing to talk to traders new or old ...

Thanks Big Mike's

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