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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

  #3571 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Lafayette, LA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: None
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

New to trading. Trying to learn what I can.

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  #3572 (permalink)
Elite Member
athens, greece
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, amibroker
Broker/Data: AMP/CQG
Favorite Futures: ES, FDAX,FESX
Posts: 10 since Jul 2011
Thanks: 55 given, 4 received

New to trading. Mostly ES and FDAX based on Price Action.

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  #3573 (permalink)
Elite Member
Zurich, Switzerland
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Investox
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

New to the forum

Hi Mike

Have been working in the financial industry in areas like research and fund management for almost twenty years. Want to change my way of living (more freedom, less administrative work). Trading could be the way of doing it although I know it isn't trivial. That's why I am in the early stage of this journey. I hope to become more interactive in this forum in the future.


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Hi everyone!

Like most day traders, I blew up my account a couple times and lost enough money to make most grown men weep. After I regrouped I started trading with common sense and with control of my emotions.

Later, I decided I wanted a forum to share my ideas as well as learn from others. I created my blog on April 17th, 2009 in order to meet this goal, as well as hold myself accountable for my trades and actions. I wanted a way to be able to lookback and ensure I was following my own advice.

The blog introduced me to a lot of fellow traders, some struggling, some doing exceptionally well. Talking with them everyday has really helped my trading and given me a lot of new ideas as well. In turn, I hope that I have provided them something useful that helps in their trading.

Since the blog did very well I decided to create this forum, and it was born June 11th, 2009. The forum was designed with the specific goal of having a small community of traders focused on making money. There are other sites out there but I never really felt at home with many of them, their userbase is too focused on proving someone wrong instead of trying to help.

You can find some more information about me in my profile.


After you read this thread and reply with your own introduction, you can find more Beginner articles on how to use this forum here:
Beginners and Introductions - Big Mike's Trading Forum and also visit our Wiki Help section here: Help, Tutorials, and How-To's - Big Mike's Trading Forum

Also, as you are reading the thousands of posts on the forum -- don't forget to use the Thanks button (bottom right of each post) to let the author know his post is appreciated!

Good hunting!


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  #3574 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
West Palm Beach, Florida
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TOS and IB
Favorite Futures: piano
Posts: 7 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received



my name is gis and I trade mostly options and sometimes shares in combination with options.
Have been doing this for almost 10 years now and I am using astrology, Gann and everything
else that works.

Currently I trade mostly Silver (SLV and PSLV) trying to keep the trade Delta positive, but selling
up to 8 times more call options than I have shares, but they are all out of the money or far out of the money.

best, gis

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  #3575 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Wigan, Lancashire, UK
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja, Metatrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi everyone!

Hi, nice to meet you and look forward to chatting with you all.

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  #3576 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Hartford, CT/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Optionshouse
Favorite Futures: stocks, options
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

hello everyone,

My names josh, I'm a 21 y/o with interest in the financial markets. I've been trading high risk, catalyst based stocks in the technology and biotechnology sectors for about 3 months. i haven't lost any money yet, however there are unrealized capital loses. Still got lots of hope however! In the future, I'm looking to move into options trading for the same sectors, then beginning my move into forex trading with capital gains from my current positions.

we'll see how this goes

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  #3577 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: currency
Posts: 1 since Nov 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

hi all

hi all

joined forum a while ago but and have been toiling away learning ninjatrader 7 ( im familar with metatrader and mql4)

anyhoo, i have finally and possibily / possibly not have something to contribute - N7 EURUSD replay data for period nov 2011 to dec 2012. it is winrared and is approx 13MB in size

was trying to see how to upload to forum ... and if ok to do so. couldnt find where to up.

any guidance appreciated and ill get it to forum asap.


ps: happy xmas to all

pps forgive me if this is not the right spot for posting above. little confused... couldn't see where / how to post when in N7 / data forum so ended up here. regards M

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  #3578 (permalink)
Membership Temporarily Revoked
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received

Dear trader peers,
Trading a variety of instruments since 2005 going from futures to forex.
Full time trader (retired) since 2009.
Now focussing exclusively on ES futures; and studying the stats mainly on volume/price.
Besides an emini junkie I'm really enjoying the Rancho Dinero style, concepts and approach.
Wish to interact on the volume price subjects (ES futures, Ninja 7 based)
A très bientôt,

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  #3579 (permalink)
Elite Member
Atlanta, Gerogia, USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: ES, OIL
Posts: 7 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 4 given, 2 received

Introduce myself

HI Every one.

I am so happly I have became a new member today, Chirstmas day 2012.



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  #3580 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Orange County
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation - Not anymore,....
Broker/Data: looking for a change
Favorite Futures: Guitar
Posts: 6 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Merry Christmas all,
Just signed in today,...been trading full time for quite awhile, moved into EL code writing and auto strategy implementation,...looking to get housed on speedy servers I heard from here.
Had to stop trading for personal reasons, divorce, move, etc, I am rebuilding my life and hopefully in the next few months or so will be back in full swing.
Divorce can rob your account faster than a few bad trades.
I still pull a discretionary trade or 2 from time to time, but with the headline driven, non participatory, low volume, GS stop grabbing environment we find ourselves, in, I'm on the sidelines UNLESS an "A" trade happens.
I trade futures / options mostly on TS and TOS, 3 accts.
I saw that Corey Rosenbloom will be hosting a seminar here on Jan 9th.
I highly suggest you tune in. He was my coach for about a year, and I met him in Texas a couple years ago.
He is by far one of the all time great chartists of our time, and an all around great guy.
And Corey, if you're ever reading this,....thank you for all your help, you changed the way I trade forever, I did find my "chi",.....
Steve S
Orange County, CA

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