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  #3941 (permalink)
Elite Member
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4, NT7
Favorite Futures: Forex
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Posts: 1 since Apr 2013
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Hello fellow traders.

Hello Big Mike and forum members,

I've joined this forum to further my trading education and to learn to trade using price action, price footprints and market delta, tools that are new to me. Like most Forex traders I have been down the "search for the magic" indicator path, only to realise that it is the people (and machines) who makes the trades, are what has to be studied.

I started my "Forex quest" 3 years ago, and realised very quickly I knew very little about this business, and fortunately had the good sense to make a decision not to spend big money until I knew what I was doing. Being a bit of a perfectionist I'm still learning, and still in the process of creating a system that is predictable, reliable, dependable, adaptable, and of course profitable.

Ultimately it is the computer between the ears that is the hardest one to program, because it is already running several default and defective programs that can blow up an account very quickly if allowed to run. It's not what you know you don't know that is the problem. It is what you don't know, you don't know that is the real problem. In other words total ignorance, and the spot Forex brokers love these kind of traders.

So my quest here is to fill those knowledge gaps, learn how to read what the "market" is thinking, anticipate its moves, and move right along beside it, not before it nor behind it, like a matador in a bull ring, stepping out of the way just in time because I read its mind. Tall order you might say, but if you can't read the bulls mind, you will get mauled, and I don't want that.
Great trading everyone,

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  #3942 (permalink)
Elite Member
Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader, DT7.
Broker/Data: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: AUD Futures
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Posts: 84 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 28 given, 11 received

New to the Forum.

Hi Mike, Hi All,
This forum was recommended by a friend who is an elite member, so I joined.
I have been working on my trading for a few years, had a go at full time futures day trading a couple of years ago, stopped due to some external issues. I am about to give it another go. Hopefully I will go well. I also trade ETF's longer term and will continue to do so. I have been told this is a good helpful forum, I look forward to exploring it.
I will be changing over to NT from ESP for futures in the coming weeks I expect, just trialling it now. I use DT6 & Hot Trader for The ETF's.

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  #3943 (permalink)
Elite Member
Bydgoszcz, Poland
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Stocks, ES, CL, FDAX, TF
Posts: 2 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received

Hello All :-)

I was trading stocks in my country market since 2 years now. I did have some profitable trades like probably most of us, but unfortunately I also had a lot of failures. Basically with my stocks trading the problem was for me that I didn't have a targets set from start, I only set the stop limits, so the exit on satisfactionary profit level was always very hard and became too emotional, due to this fact, some good trades I had (like 70-100% within 2-3 months) became a weak trades because I was getting out in a hurry almost picking up the 'falling knife'. This and a fact that the stock market isn't going well here at the moment (in my opinion) I tried to investigate some other possibilities and then on some forum I've found interesting information about day trading, NinjaTrader, futures, Eminis etc. Althought in the past I have tried to play with FOREX and MetaTrader platform including some automation (as I'm a programmer), however at that time FOREX seemed too volatile and complex to me in comparision to the ol' good stocks. It was probably due to fact I've read some books on candlesticks chart patterns and alll these innumerable fancy indicators, that stock market seemed more appealing to me.

My target is to educate and learn at first and then when I'll think I'm ready (if at all) I'm gonna open a brokerage account that I can use NinjaTrader with and give it a try.

So, again - Hello to All of you, and wish you only a great lucrative trades !

C u


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  #3944 (permalink)
Elite Member
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Oil,Futures
Posts: 6 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 48 given, 0 received

Lets GROW STRONG in trading together

Hello Mike and fellow members,

Glad to become a member of a community of growing traders.

I've been learning to trade for the past 4 years. Lots of Ups and Downs. Tried a lots of thinks to succeed in trading and all those made my trading a complicated one. Having said that, I did not loose my account. Traded very cautiously and very little.

Now i dont complicate things in my trading. Learnt that trading NEED NOT BE COMPLICATED. Rather it can be SIMPLE.

Some of the lessons i learnt from the markets: (might be useful to new members and the students of the market)
a) Markets are always right.
b) Magic is inside ME and not outside.
c) Dont add to a loosing position.
d) Exit when you CAN and not when you HAVE TO.
e) Dont worry if you missed an opportunity, you will always have another

I use Volume Profile for the direction and use CVBs on charts which gives clear structure of the market.

Want to learn from the senior members about Order Flow Analyses and Foot Print Charts.

Thanks Mike once again for this opportunity to share and learn


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  #3945 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts
Favorite Futures: oil
Posts: 1 since Feb 2013
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Glad to join, Mike

Hi, Mike,

Thanks for your time managing this site for traders. And I got a lot of help and information from this.
I am new to program trading. I think using program trading is the best way to avoid emotional transaction.

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  #3946 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
United States
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation
Favorite Futures: Currency
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
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hello from italy

Hi folks,

i'm a newbie from italy seraching for webinars.

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  #3947 (permalink)
Elite Member
osceola iowa us
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: nq dtocks
Posts: 1 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hey everyone at (formerly BMT),
I have been working at learning to trade for several years. I think the biggest thing I have learned so far is the ability to control emotions while trading. 2013 seems to be a turnaround year so far for me as a trader. I have like most been through many ups and downs and could probably win a contest for some of the stupidest things I have done while learning to trade. I have thrown away a lot of money over the years on educators, indicators and trading systems, and believe now that most everything you need to know about trading you can get for free somewhere. I am looking forward to learning everything I can from everyone at (formerly BMT), Dan N

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  #3948 (permalink)
Elite Member
Milan Italy
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: all instruments
Posts: 7 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received

I'm happy to enjoy this community. I started trading 1 year ago and I'd like to improve my skills and I will share with you my experience in trading.

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  #3949 (permalink)
Elite Member
San Sebastian / Vasc Country
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Mar 2013
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Hello All from the Vasc Country
I like this forum, i,m learning to ride the wave
Thanks Mike

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  #3950 (permalink)
Elite Member
St. Paul Minnesota
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: sierra chart
Favorite Futures: futures, stocks
Posts: 1 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 59 given, 0 received


Hi All
Ive read alot of info on this site it is a phenomal site I think what mike started is awesome.
I have dabbled in stocks with mediocre success in the last 2 years and im very interested in trading futures it is my dream to one day quit my day job and become a successful futures day trader.
I also hope to be joining elite status soon.


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