Introduce yourself here! - Beginners and Introductions | futures.io
futures io futures trading


Introduce yourself here!
Started: by Big Mike Views / Replies:572,598 / 7,326
Last Reply: Attachments:52

Welcome to futures io.

Welcome, Guest!

This forum was established to help traders (especially futures traders) by openly sharing indicators, strategies, methods, trading journals and discussing the psychology of trading.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading forums:
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive on our forums.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendor advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in openness and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, it is not something tangible you can download.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.


You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community. It's free and simple, and we will never resell your private information.

-- Big Mike

Reply
 52  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

Introduce yourself here!

  #3711 (permalink)
The way of Seal by Mark D
Utica NY
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT7, CQG
Favorite Futures: ES/ CL
 
Posts: 54 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 9 given, 50 received

Newbee

Iíve been a trader for about 15 years now and never been in 1 spot too long until I met Greg at TradingFaith.com .Iíve been with him for about 4 years now and Iím very please in my trading. I look for about 8 ticks a day per contract for the ES and then thatís it. I call it a day. I use NT and Iím learning to program. I trade thru AMP.

Itís great to be here.
Jacka777


Reply With Quote
 
  #3712 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
washington, dc
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: futures
 
Posts: 3 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received

New to futures, which markets?

Hi all. I'm new to the futures markets and completing research on a couple of systems. One is longer term trend following in nature and the other is short term mean reverting. All of it is end-of-day trading.

My question is which markets should I begin trading? How many markets should I be trading in?

I'm not looking to see necessarily which ones trend and which ones don't. I find this choice to be rather arbitrary in nature and haven't found much advice on this that is useful.

I think the answer has to do with correlations between markets.

Would appreciate any thoughts!

Thanks.

Reply With Quote
 
  #3713 (permalink)
Elite Member
Denver, CO
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: IB, ToS
Favorite Futures: CL, ES, Currency
 
Posts: 8 since Jun 2012
Thanks: 5 given, 16 received


Hello,

I have been following a few posts at futures.io (formerly BMT) and found the content to be great on the trading journals. I have been primarily a stock trader, and have more recently (last year) focused on testing and developing new strategies. I have been pretty methodical in my testing, and continue to learn from others who have a great deal of experience. I will add my comments from time to time (where I can add value), and look forward to interacting with the other members.

Enjoy your day.

Reply With Quote
 
  #3714 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Ostrava, Czech republic
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja trader
Broker/Data: Mirus/Zen-fire
Favorite Futures: futures
 
Posts: 21 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 24 given, 3 received

Markets,


Kobayashimaru View Post
Hi all. I'm new to the futures markets and completing research on a couple of systems. One is longer term trend following in nature and the other is short term mean reverting. All of it is end-of-day trading.

My question is which markets should I begin trading? How many markets should I be trading in?

I'm not looking to see necessarily which ones trend and which ones don't. I find this choice to be rather arbitrary in nature and haven't found much advice on this that is useful.

I think the answer has to do with correlations between markets.

Would appreciate any thoughts!

Thanks.

Hi Kobayashimaru,
First you need to answer yourself. What's the start capital, what you willing to risk per trade (sugestions all over say, for begining max 2% per trade ),also what kind of trader you want to be day trader, or postitional this option requires biger capital and higher risk. Have a look to YM or TF or other e-mini markets, this could be ok for start.


Last edited by lu2013; February 6th, 2013 at 02:24 AM.
Reply With Quote
 
  #3715 (permalink)
Elite Member
London
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: CQG, MT4
Favorite Futures: Forex, Futures
 
Posts: 5 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 15 given, 0 received

Hello all!

Futures Edge on FIO

What value do you place on the webinars on FIO?

 
Hello!

My name is Eugene (thus Eugenius) and I'm based in London. I joined Big Mike's to learn more from other traders about specific problems I'm encountering in my trading.

I've been investing about 15 years in equities, bonds and gold but in the last 5 years became involved in trading. I've primarily traded forex but have also traded in the futures market using CQG to trade es-mini, bund etc. In the last year I've moved from manual discretionary trading into developing EA's. Currently I'm developing a Renko EA using the MT4 platform on demo mode. Once I've done the initial development, I want to trade live on a spreadsheet based platform such as FXone.

I'm interested in the analytical possibilities, flexibility, ease of use and speed of spreadsheet based trading where all aspects of the trading process can be automated. Anybody have experience in this area?

All the best

Eugenius

Reply With Quote
 
  #3716 (permalink)
Elite Member
Birmingham, AL/USA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Greetings to all!

Hey guys, I have been trading futures/options for the last 4 years and really wanting to find a good community to learn from and try to provide good information that maybe useful to the forum. Just like many traders, I have lost a pretty good amount of my money and have wasted money on several so call, "money making systems". Iam still learning to be a good trader and hopefully learn not to throw away money.

I have used several systems, tradestation, apex futures, ninjatrader and optionsxpress.

Wish everybody well on their trading!

Leo

Reply With Quote
 
  #3717 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Atlanta, Ga/ USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 8 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 1 given, 6 received

Intro.

I have been trading spot currencies for a while now. FXCM discontinued Strategy Trader, which was their automation software. My only other free option is MT4. I don't find it useful for me. I have been looking at Ninja Trader which is what brought me to this site. I am not a programmer by trade, so I am not looking forward to the steep learning curve. I hope that participating in the trading and programming community, I may move a little faster down that curve and help others do the same. I am not new to trading or to automation, but I am completely new to Ninja Trader. I was looking for some help with programming a simple channel breakout strategy and that's what brought me here. I am currently reading Trading to Win by Ari Kiev for the second time. It is stock oriented, but I find it very helpful. For those who haven't read it, it may be worth taking a look at. Happy trading to all!

Reply With Quote
 
  #3718 (permalink)
Elite Member
athens greece
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: index futures
 
Posts: 4 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 10 given, 1 received

Hello

My name is chris and i have never traded in my life : . i am mostly interested in automated trading but it seems kind of difficult given that i know almost nothing about programming .Feedback is appriciated :

Reply With Quote
 
  #3719 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Atlanta, Ga/ USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 8 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 1 given, 6 received

You don't have to know about programming to learn to automate. You can learn it as you go. It takes time and effort; but you will probably learn to program faster than you learn to trade, so don't be put off by it. As I mentioned in the previous post, I was using Strategy Trader which is in C#. Now I am trying Ninja Trader which is also in C#. Unfortunately, it has not been an easy transition even though I am already familiar with code in this language. It is like I am starting all over again. Even if you can afford to pay someone to do the coding for you, I personally think you will be better off learning to do it yourself because you will learn important nuances along the way. Be encouraged. You can do it. Just dig in and go through some trial and error, searching the internet, more trial and error. Well, you get the point. Happy trading!

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to birdjaguar for this post:
 
  #3720 (permalink)
Elite Member
athens greece
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: index futures
 
Posts: 4 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 10 given, 1 received

hello


Ty very much birdjaguar .As i see it somehow in the future i will learn to automate my systems .My problem is i guess how i ll find trading ideas etc.Its like i am in the ocean and i dont know where the land is .. I read a lot of threads in the forum and i see some people say that you first have to learn to trade so your automated systems are solid while others seem to think automated system is the way to go from the start ...Every hint tip will help me at this stage

Reply With Quote

Reply



futures io > > > > Introduce yourself here!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)
 

Spring Grains Outlook w/Sean Lusk @ Walsh Trading

Elite only

FIO Video Journal Challenge featuring NinjaTrader ($2,000+ of prizes)

April

Process above all else w/Anthony Crudele @ Futures Radio Show

Elite only

Machine Learning - Quantitative Trading w/Martin Froehler @ Quantiacs

Elite only

Market Dynamics w/Peter Davies @ Jigsaw Trading

Elite only

Ask Me Anything w/Patrick Rooney @ Trading Technologies

Apr 18

Ask Me Anything w/FuturesTrader71

Apr 19

Machine Learning w/Kris Longmore

Elite only

Market Analysis w/Dave Forss

Apr 25

Introducing iSystems with Stage 5 Trading

Apr 27
     


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:47 PM.

no new posts
Page generated 2017-03-28 in 0.14 seconds with 20 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.204.194.23