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Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:517,625 / 6,994
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Introduce yourself here!

Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:41 PM   #3671 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Philadelphia, PA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: eSignal
Broker/Data: DeepDiscountTrading/TT/Rithmic
Favorite Futures: ES, YM, CL
Posts: 1 since Aug 2009
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello all,
Just want to thank Mike and everyone on this site...have been a member for months but still trying to put it all together thru backtesting and education.

Right now I trade only ES.

Best Regards,

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 02:30 PM   #3672 (permalink)
Elite Member
Raleigh NC
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Oct 2012
Thanks: 8 given, 1 received


Hello Big Mike and other members,
I stumbled upon this forum thru searching web. I am so happy to find you guys with a same interest. I am a novice trader with a very little trading experience. I want to thank everyone here who contributes so much of their experience and knowledge here for people like me. Thanks you once again.

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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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Old January 23rd, 2013, 02:38 PM   #3673 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: Futures gold Comex on Nymex
Posts: 12 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 16 given, 7 received


Hi there

I am university student and i am also interested in the trading. Basically i have been trading on and off since 2008 - when crisis began, i almost blew my first spot forex account because of unbelievable 100 - 200 pips spikes I was 18 years old with big dreams and fully naive that i will be soon millionaire, lol After this first experiment, i was able to gather some funds and i started my second account and i was able to stay in the market for 1 year trading live but final result was that i almost blew my account - again. Now i have the third chance, and i swapped markets - from spot i turned to futures and currently i have been practising for more than half a year on Ninja Trader and i would like to start to trade live soon but i still have such a degree of confidence i would like to have.

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:57 PM   #3674 (permalink)
Elite Member
Buffalo NY
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures
Posts: 5 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 1 given, 5 received

thank you

Hello All, Been trading for six years and just moved to ninjatrader from mt4. Found this great place with all of of this great info. Thank you Big Mike for letting me join and for having such a great place.

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:28 PM   #3675 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Toronto Ontario Canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 12 given, 0 received

New to forum

Futures Edge on FIO
Hello All,
Thanks for welcoming me . I have been trading now for 18 months and it is a very difficult thing to make money in the markets. I lost quite a bit of $ and is trying to find my way.
Best regards.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #3676 (permalink)
Elite Member
Voula -- Athens,Greece
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Saxo
Favorite Futures: Oil
Posts: 27 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


Hi everyone.. I'm new to the group.. My name is Selim.. I live in Greece and I read James cordier options selling. Really interested in trading options on commodities it's good to know that ron99 is really experienced at this anyway I have a lot of questions regarding the subject hope ron99 and others can help.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 11:19 PM   #3677 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
shanghai china
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 1 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

hello big mike


i come from china, trading future like copper lldpe,so i wang to learn more about multicharts ,thanks

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Old January 25th, 2013, 08:16 AM   #3678 (permalink)
Elite Member
El Paso Texas USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MS and TOS
Favorite Futures: /ES
Posts: 2 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello all.
Happy that a place like this exists.

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Old January 25th, 2013, 01:17 PM   #3679 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
NCR, India
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 4 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 6 given, 0 received

Hi Mike, Thanx for allowing me to be a member of this wonderful forum.
Greetings to site members.

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Old January 25th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #3680 (permalink)
Elite Member
Portland + Oregon
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Stock Options
Posts: 2 since Nov 2012
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received

Wish I had found this Forum years (and many zeros) ago!

Hi Mike et al,
There is so much on this forum to take in, and it so far it has all been great. I too have lost more money than the yearly economic output of some third world countries. But I don't want to dwell on that. If you aren't moving forward, then some bigger fish is going to eat you, right? So what if some broker from GS took all my money! We will see who gets the last laugh!

Good trading everyone!

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