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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:530,465 / 7,059
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Old June 15th, 2013, 08:00 PM   #4091 (permalink)
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Michigan, Jackson
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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@jonkeck101: An excellent utility created here at futures.io (formerly BMT) is vvscreenshot. Available to elite members, though.

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Hi everyone,

My name is Jon. I have been trading for 2 years. I am about to quit my job and full time trade. no, JK. I am about to quit my job and move to Korea for a year to work on some time management and discipline while I teach ESL. I am from California and love baseball. My favorite instrument to follow is Crude Oil and I have been following MFbreakouts thread recently. I currently trade on Nadex with very minimal risk. working on consistency and saving up money before I venture into a futures acc.

I'm having issues with my print screen abilities and don't like posting with out pictures, but will figure that out (anyone have any tips?)

Thanks and have a great day


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Old June 15th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #4092 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Welcome

@Bodhidragon: Welcome. As you may have discovered a good deal of seasoned and upcoming traders here on futures.io (formerly BMT). The 'emotive' element in trading tends to manage itself when one has committed him/herself to a system or trading technique with CONFIDENCE. Having faith in one's hard won system allows the trader to say, 'I may be wrong but I took the trade because I am committed to a technique that has demonstrated itself to be reliable. Committing oneself to a technique and learning it well rather than constantly changing charts and trading style with real money on the line, leads to blown accounts.

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Hi Everyone,

I am brand new to this forum. I've been trading for many years with up and down success. Like most folks,( Kudos to you Big Mike for admitting it) I have blown up my account repeatedly. Started out as a full time broker in 1982 with Dean Witter, became a CFP and then specialized in Estate Planning. Became totally dissatisfied with all of the legal theft on Wall Street and bowed out in 1995.

Have done many other jobs since, but have always followed the markets, especially commodities and currencies. Have studied Fibonacci, Elliot Wave, Candlesticks and every other system that came along that grabbed my interest. I'm currently trading the dollar and the Nasdaq. Would love to get any information on how to help myself evolve as a trader.

Most of my issues seem to be with self-sabotage and repeating DUMB mistakes when I know better. USE STOPS, I tell myself repeatedly, (but it's got to turn around soon---arrrggghhhh). I use IB and am looking to open up to other charting methodologies, but life and earning enough money to support my habit keeps getting in the way.

I want to thank Mike and all of you others for making this forum available and although I consider myself quite a novice I will happily share whatever I've learned. Most of it has to do with keeping my emotions under control when I trade. That seems to be my biggest lesson.

Thanks once again,

Bodhidragon


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Old June 15th, 2013, 08:11 PM   #4093 (permalink)
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@kiont: Welcome.
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Hello, just joining, hope to learn, and help out any way I can.


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Old June 15th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #4094 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone,
I'm new to futures. I've traded stocks for about a year or so, and hope to start sim trading on ninja trader soon. I wouldn't call myself a programmer, but I have experience with beginner level java and vb script. So I've had to write code that has used various looping statements, conditional statements, but nothing too complicated. Perhaps this may be useful for ninja script.

I think this forum is great! Awesome.


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Old June 16th, 2013, 01:39 AM   #4095 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
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Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 9 since Jun 2013
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Howdy Ho

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Hi Everyone!

My name is Jay and I am completely 100% brand new to this forum, by way of a friend (Evanbro) from another forum. My trading experience is rather limited, but i've "dabbled" (if you would call it that) with Forex for a small number of years (never live trading though). Just recently got into PAT and was told that this was the place that I needed to be to be around like minded individuals, so i'm happy to be here!

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Old June 16th, 2013, 01:52 AM   #4096 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra
Broker/Data: MB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 313 since Jun 2013
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Eager to rack up the points and make $$$ trading the ES!

Dear Forum Members,

This is my first post on this awesome forum.

I have been trading for the past 1.5 years in equities with an increasing success rate.

However, trading stocks doesnt give me a good enough "high", as trading futures.

I have the goal of eventually developing a career trading Stock futures, primarily focussing on the ES. ( I would be interested to know how many people actually make successful careers out of trading the ES )

I have never traded the ES before, but I am currently paper trading it until I have half a clue as to what I am doing.

In terms of system, I like Daytraderrockstar's way of technical analysis.....focussing on the Stochastics.

That being said, I have to emphasize that I am not interested in daytrading, since I will be starting a full-time job a month from now.

Which means I would like to position trade (yeah I know overnight margins) a contract for around 2 days, and aim for a larger range of points.

I am going to paper trade for at least 50-60 trades until I know I can make consistent gains.

Psychologically, I tend to be greedy, but nevertheless having a rather conservative nature, I believe I have a good-level of money management.


So yeah , I am the latest noob trying to get rich off the ES

Maybe I will make a decent income off the ES and able to leave my job (in the future) or maybe I will lose all my money and end up living out of a box int he back of some alley ........Who Knows........only time will tell.


Nice to meet you....please do not hesitate to give me advice (or opinions )

Thank You and have a great day!

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Old June 16th, 2013, 07:54 AM   #4097 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2013
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Totally Noob

Hi there,

A fellow forum member introduced me recently to trading (h/t HarryPortter), got me setup to begin the step learning process of ES/TF daytrading, and point me out to futures.io (formerly BMT).

As of know using NinjaTrader with either Kinetic and ZenFire as data feeds, learning the basics and setting up a workstation, a few sim trades done.

Best to all

Slick

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Old June 16th, 2013, 01:29 PM   #4098 (permalink)
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My name is guillo.After 50 years of learning about trading while at the university I have decide to use part of time to update my knowledge about the stock market,trading and options

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Old June 16th, 2013, 10:58 PM   #4099 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Schwab streetsmart
Favorite Futures: Stocks
 
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Greetings

Hello all,
I'm so excited to be apart of this community. I am a new trader and looking to to gain more insight as well as contribute where I can. I have spent 15 years as a Network Architect and looking for a new and rewarding role as a professional trader. I look forward to taking this important step in my new career. Thanks for having me aboard here!
Thanks,

Reddentrading

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Old June 17th, 2013, 08:37 AM   #4100 (permalink)
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Plano Texas
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Favorite Futures: Futures, stocks, idk
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2013
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I'm Doug.

I'm 19 and currently in college.

I've been interested in equities for quite a while (1~2 years) and have followed finance quite closely. I have recently picked up futures trading to moderate success on paper, and would like to translate to real money. I would also like to automate everything! Nice to be here!

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