I have been trading equities and options for a number of years and have started dabbling in futures, specifically ES. Seems to be the ideal trading vehicle, if one exists.
Was Googling for some advice on the best futures broker and found this forum. Have spent the past couple of days reading it and decided to (1) join, and (2) call Matt/Optimus about opening a new account.
I like the attitude of constructive environment, as there are plenty of boards out there for somebody to be a jerk. Just looking for a place to find answers to simple questions and will gladly reciprocate if I am in a position to do so.
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Need help? 1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first. 2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses. 3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make. 4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance. 5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers. 6) Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.
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Hello everyone in this fantastic community, I am a 49 ,businesman, 4 kids, las year I dedicated full time to trading with my goal to increase my wealth and work less, and sale the company (Info. Sec. and Privacy consultancy)
I have started trading fulltime since april2012, thinking I can grow my savings easily !and I jumped in a crazy way(with my todays point of view) , thinking I could make it.
But not. I made (everything x 2) all the bad habits, errors, and horrors, hiper leverage, try to trade Indexes, Currencies and GC, CL, DAX and more. I blown up 90% of my account . I was trying stocks, options, futures, swing trading, DT. I have read a lot of books, seeing webinars, hearing a lot of people, suscribing a lot of crap, expend a lot of money in capital and in comisions overtrading, try to find the way, but it is more difficult than I thought.
I have realized the importance of the mind,impulses inside me, then I focused on the new paradigm of trading (opposite the world of business) and focus on my selfcontrol, also I struggling also to find something that work for me.
I like this new universe of real traders in futures.io (formerly BMT) and really want to say thanks to everybody.
Hi everyone. I'm new to BM's Trading Forum as well as to trading. This is my 3rd month into Forex trading. Made more losses than profits. Am here to see how I can improve... Looking forward to lots of good guidance from the people here!