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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

  #3831 (permalink)
Elite Member
Chicago, IL
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Think or Swim, TWS
Favorite Futures: Stock/Options
Posts: 2 since Mar 2013
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received

Hello! I've been investing for quite some time and been working in the industry in some capacity or another for about 10 years (now working for a futures clearing house). I'm looking to learn as much as possible to trade at least part time and maybe full time if things go well.

Hope to learn a lot from you guys!

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  #3832 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
St. Louis, MO, United States
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS until recently, now trying NT & MD
Favorite Futures: NQ
Posts: 1 since Mar 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

New to forum

Hello. I've been trading with earnest for about 3 years now, mostly options on TOS. I blew up my account 2X within the 1st 18 months because of horrible money/risk management. I'm now almost strictly futures (nq, es, cl, zs) with some option spreads. I've used nothing but TOS in the past, but have been very unsatisfied with TOS lately. I'm now looking to switch over to NinjaTrader or some other platform along with another broker & data feed. Hoping to get some direction from this forum.

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  #3833 (permalink)
Elite Member
Buenos Aires + Argentina
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello, I am new to day trading, actually I'm trading with real money in stocks but my performance is not so good.
I like to learn to trade e-mini futures. Hope to find in this forum some tips and tool to reach my goal.
All help is greatly appreciated and your forum is loaded with good advice. Thanks in advance!


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  #3834 (permalink)
Elite Member
Memphis Tennessee / United States
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: TF
Posts: 1 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hey guys! I have been trading for about 3 years now and I still seem to be really bad at it. I probably bought some guy a new BMW by how much I have lost over the years... but I'm hoping to learn some new things on this forum to help me become a great trader.


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  #3835 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: eeeeee
Posts: 3 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received


Futures Edge on FIO
hi Mike,

Thank you! I'm glad to be here and be a part of all this. And Congratulations on all this.

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  #3836 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Prague/Czech Republic
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: Gold,ES,FDAX
Posts: 1 since Mar 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Thank You for this page

Hi all, :-)
My name is David and I am in trading just around 8 months.I started with commodities as day trader and blow up my firs account on Gold when I was long since beginning of December when all ETF and Funds were short...:-) but I am not losing appetite and am ready to work on my self.
@Mike where I can find on this forum add on's for NT?I like to trade using volume and would like to add this feature to each dealing view on different time frames.
Many thanks and I hope to get lots from this site ;-)

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  #3837 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
boise id. usa
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: none yet
Favorite Futures: none yet
Posts: 1 since Mar 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Greetings all

I quess this is where I introduce myself,
I will keep it short.
Have dabbled in stocks for a while, but seem not trust the market or myself.
Just starting to look at emini trading as posibly a viable tool as an income generator. (as the daily physical demands are taking a toll.)
In My research I happened to discover this site.
It appears to be straight forward, with little hype.
Thankyou to all for this perception.

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  #3838 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: None
Platform: amibroker
Favorite Futures: gold
Posts: 1 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received

Hi I am an engineer. Have been investing / trading in stock market. Not with success. As I am convinced of the systems & formulae used in various trading platforms, still not giving up after huge losses. Awaitimng with a great hope to learn the real art of not losing consitently in stock market.
Shall post my views as I move along..

thanks Mike for letting me in this forum.

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  #3839 (permalink)
Elite Member
New York NJ/USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Stocks/Options
Posts: 2 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 6 given, 0 received


RDT Rational Day Trader! The markets are not rational so your plan better be. Read the Tape and Technical Analysis a powerful approach.

I have been trading for quite awhile.

I am thankful for Mike and this forum. I am seeing some really valuable information.

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  #3840 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Boston, MA/US
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT,TOS,STE
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 2 since Mar 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

New to forum

Just want to do a brief intro of myself:

1: Decided to make a $ 1 million by 2015 with stocks in 2009, 3rd year in College.
2: Started my plan so I could start day trade after college.
3: Graduated in June, 2011 with a B/S degree in Finance.
4: Moved out on my own and started my goal experiment.
Life is never as easy as it seems to be on TV: rent, excise tax, insurance, grocery....etc
5: Took on an evening part time job so I could stay in front of the monitors, when friends and classmates are making 40K-100K salaries.
6: Meaningful gains never stick with the account, because I always wanted just a little bit more.
7: Now my account is back to ground zero.

With all these real life circumstances on hand and my stock trading ideals on mind, I have came to realize the power of following laws/theories that might, too, be useful to others. Theses rules has helped me to at least keep my account at ground zero.

1. Stock trading is a probability game. Statistics knowledge is not necessary, but a huge plus.
2. Every instrument is different, yet the same.
3. Do what you are able to do in the market, not what you think you ought to be doing.
4. Know your stop level before placing a trade, know that level as a law and you are the righteous driver. Think of yourself as a driver, just driving along on the road with the knowledge that there is a cop at every traffic light. You run the red light, siren goes off and you are ticketed, simple as that, you decide. If you were to make any money in this game, learn how not to lose in the first place. Stop level is a law.
5. Get to know yourself. Am NOT a big fan of psychology or psychics. But am interested in philosophy and meditation, these two when used in combination can help you understand a lot, a lot. It can help you understand your trading habits, where it needs improvement, alternation and formulate it into an executable plan.

Finally some famous quotes that I would like to share:

Thomas Edison told the person who asked if he was ready to give up after 999 failures: “I haven’t failed 999 times, I’ve found 999 ways not to make the electric light bulb.”

Comment: Knowledge of what not to do is not secondary to knowledge of what to do.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

― Aristotle

Comment: This quote is very interesting, I read it as: Profit, therefore, is not a singular trade, but a trade as a whole. In regards to the 1st half of this quote, "we humans are pathetic pattern repeaters(paraphrased)."-Frogs into Princes, Richard Bandler.

So, that's my brief intro. Life is beautiful, keep on rolling like the river of time my friends.

Last edited by subaropera; March 14th, 2013 at 01:31 AM.
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