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Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:530,648 / 7,061
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Old February 24th, 2013, 06:18 PM   #3781 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Las Vegas, Nevada/USA
 
Futures Experience: Master
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Favorite Futures: All
 
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CJForex - me.

Hi everyone,

I am a developer of algorithmic systems and lease my programs to mostly private equity funds. My focus is on forex and futures systems developed as custom blackbox code running on my own platform. I develop in .net and deploy in the cloud over multiple dynamically allocated servers.

My main approach is hugely quantitative (as in I don't try to predict market direction) multiple trading systems all mixed into one, then I have managing algorithms that constantly rebalance them.

My reason for joining BigMike is that I came across a Nadex post. I haven't manually traded in a long, long time, but I saw the same seminar at a trading expo and it really got my attention. So I wanted to chime in on my 1.7 cents worth.

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Old February 24th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #3782 (permalink)
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Detroit, MI.
 
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Seems like fantastic place to learn..

Very quickly.. I lost a lot of money. I've stepped back from trading and went back to work but still paper trade fro few hours before I go in.. I of course do amazing with pretend money... In any case I'm going to try and spend some more time on here and learn as much as possible...

Thanks,
Bryan

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Old February 26th, 2013, 03:47 AM   #3783 (permalink)
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Dresden, Germany
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Self
Favorite Futures: Stocks
 
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Hi


Hi,

I just sold my IT company in Germany after six years. I always was in love with trading. As a student my father handed me over its buget for building our house during the construction time. I played around with it and made about 50K. So now I'm returning with some approaches for algo trading. The paper trading results are quite promising, but before starting I want to set up a regular algorithm development processes to ensure quality and speed.

I'm happy to share with you guys.

P

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Old February 26th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #3784 (permalink)
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Wichita, KS USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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First off, Thank You Mike! My "street nickname" is Avron; all my friends call me that (I think it's just Italian for "Brian") so anyone can all me whatever they want but "Avron" (pronounced "Av" as in avenue and "Ron" as in "Ron") is what I'm used to. I've had people tell me it sounds like an oil company or like "Enron" which we definately want to forget, lol!

I also took a major bath when I first started trading in 2000; boy wasn't that a great time to get in...but I still know the real reason I lost so much is because I didn't know what I was doing; andI still really don't which is why I'm here. I'm betting there are some great traders here I can learn from, so consider me a newbie...in fact I'm below newbie status and am only here to learn.

Let the learning begin!

Avron

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Old February 26th, 2013, 11:49 AM   #3785 (permalink)
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Futures Edge on FIO

Are you a NinjaTrader user?

 
Hi, I am an ex- Sports trader, mainly, tennis and football, now I trade binary options full time.

Have been doing this for 15 months now and am learning a lot, by talking with like minded individuals, constant reading/trading and also attending weekly seminars at the company I trade with.

I hope to have a great experience here, and learn a lot more about the ever expanding game, that is trading the financial markets!!!

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Old February 27th, 2013, 03:58 PM   #3786 (permalink)
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annecy france
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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hi all

hi Mike and traders

Thanks for this forum. You've done an amazing and a wonderful job!
it s nice to be here with many traders, beginners as masters
I use Market profile, footprint, tape for my trading on stocks.

hello from France my friends

chris

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Old February 27th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #3787 (permalink)
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Orange County, CA / United States
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, Excel/VBA
Broker/Data: IB / Kinetick / eSignal
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Hi All,

Glad to be joining a really great forum. I've been reading for a few months now and decided to become an elite member so I could watch some of the webinars and become more involved.

My background... I've been involved with trading for many years, but mostly with researching, developing and managing mechanical systems. Very little discretionary trading. About a year ago I began doing more discretionary trading in my personal account and became fascinated with it. I installed NinjaTrader recently as a way to learn C# and build a better discretionary trading platform for myself (previously using IB and eSignal).

Looking forward to learning more and improving!

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Old February 27th, 2013, 11:15 PM   #3788 (permalink)
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Louisville, KY/USA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Scottrade
Favorite Futures: Stocks
 
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New to the game

Hello,

my name is Devon and I'm as novice as they come when it comes to daytrading. I've been following a conservative buy and hold approach for a few years which has been profitable but boring. I'm wanting to learn about daytrading in order to be more involved and hopefully more profitable!

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Old February 28th, 2013, 04:03 AM   #3789 (permalink)
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Ostrava, Czech republic
 
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Broker/Data: Mirus/Zen-fire
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Hello Everyone

I'm fed up with corporate life and am looking for a way to make a few extra bucks if I take early retirement. Ive been dabbling in the stock markets for years--buying and holding mostly NYSE and nasdaq stocks. What really intrigues me is the daily fluctuations of certain stocks that I follow. ie NOK. I feel that I am missing out on all those opportunities to buy and sell on those daily price changes. Thus my interest in learning about day trading.--basically how to do it--and thats why Im here.

Im in the process of opening an account with IB and I am willing to allocate 30K for day trading purposes--with a goal of netting an average of 100$ per trading day--I assume this is a reasonable objective--am I right?

I still don't know the ins and outs of trading platforms--cost of those platforms etc....--so im really starting from ground zero.

Ill be reading through the various stuff on this great site and expect to be asking a lot of stupid (newbie) questions in the future.

take care

BTW anyone here doing day trading in bangkok? i'd love to do be doing the "over the shoulder" thing

Hello Asiaexpat,
let me ask you few questions, did you set up your own strategy?, did you backtest the strategy? did you papertrade the strategy ? what were the results? good or not enough? ok if not enough do some changes and backtest and papertrade again, I would say min, 150-200 trades. After you happy with all yours results. Then you can start live.I think after all of this if you doing right, you wont be feeling that you miss somtehing, because you will understand that there are lots of oportunities, next day, and day after...

good luck and ask anything Lu.

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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:17 AM   #3790 (permalink)
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Bangkok
 
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Hello Asiaexpat,
let me ask you few questions, did you set up your own strategy?, did you backtest the strategy? did you papertrade the strategy ? what were the results? good or not enough? ok if not enough do some changes and backtest and papertrade again, I would say min, 150-200 trades. After you happy with all yours results. Then you can start live.I think after all of this if you doing right, you wont be feeling that you miss somtehing, because you will understand that there are lots of oportunities, next day, and day after...

good luck and ask anything Lu.

hi lu


was only 2 weeks ago that I decided to make the transition from passive Investor to active trader.

The challenges are formidable.

I have to upgrade my net connection, upgrade my pc hardware, get a new desk, reorganize furniture, change brokers, etc.... Having said that I expect everything to be in place by the end of march. In the meantime I am learning how to read charts, different instruments, watching webinars, videos, etc.....

I really like Al Brooks methods. "Gimme a chart and I'll trade it" That is basically my long term goal.

I'm slowly getting a grip on the various factors that make up a successful trader--psychology, strategy,methods, RR, Money management, journals, etc..., and again PSYCHOLOGY---

I have a full time job, family, badminton 3 nights a week, softball most Sundays--so while I remain focused on the task--it is going to take time--lots of it.

So to answer your question--No I have not set up a strategy. That answers the rest of your questions as well.

here's a real newbie question for you--Are there any charts that plot volume in candlestick format? ie.. draw a candlestick for every 100 traded

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