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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:529,085 / 7,053
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Old July 9th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #4161 (permalink)
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New Delhi / India
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: multicharts
Favorite Futures: Index futures
 
Posts: 3 since Jun 2013
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Pleasure to be here

Hi Mike,

Your title bar keeps on telling me to post, and, introduce myself, so here I am.

I am a trader in index futures and currencies. Most of my trading is done using mechanical systems. Earlier I used Ts2000i, recently I shifted to MultiCharts with Interactive Brokers. I also do some discretionary trading, mainly on Index Futures where I buy base breakouts and sell after I spot horizontal distribution patterns.

I never did blow up my account. There have been periods of indifferent performance. There was a time when markets changed with all my systems losing money. I had to stop trading. Markets became normal and luckily systems started making some money again.

I keep on developing new systems (not easy!) since earlier ones will degrade and sometimes have to be suspended. I hope to add more as time goes by.

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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #4162 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Madrid, Spain
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Stellar Trading, CTS
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 7 since Jul 2013
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Hi all,

I'm a trader from Spain, and have been working on a prop firm for some time. Now I've decided to try alone at home with some money and no pressure about volume or p&l. I've found this forum searching for an specific info about some platform and I find it very interesting...

Hope to learn from you guys.

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Old July 9th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #4163 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Toronto ,Ontario, Canada
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NINJAtRADER
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
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Re entry


I was a beginner, and was looser. Now Back in the field with a confidence and good emotional Training.
Thanks


Last edited by AutoTtrade; July 9th, 2013 at 09:13 PM. Reason: Typo
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Old July 10th, 2013, 12:29 AM   #4164 (permalink)
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Naples, Fl
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS, IB
Favorite Futures: Options
 
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Hi all,

I'm a trader from Spain, and have been working on a prop firm for some time. Now I've decided to try alone at home with some money and no pressure about volume or p&l. I've found this forum searching for an specific info about some platform and I find it very interesting...

Hope to learn from you guys.

What has been your experience with the prop firm?
Thanks

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Old July 10th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #4165 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Toronto, Ontario. Canada
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2013
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New on the Block

Futures Edge on FIO
Hi Everyone

I am new to this forum and relatively new to Trading Options (still learning).

Did Trade stocks for a while - made some and lost a lot.

I currently work full-time and want to move towards trading full-time.

Looking to learn from other traders and members of this forum

Good Luck and Happy Trading to All

Thanks

Raaj

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Old July 10th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #4166 (permalink)
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New Orleans Louisiana
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: futures
 
Posts: 3 since Jul 2013
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thank you

thank you Big dawg.

new to the site but in time will learn my way around.

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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:22 AM   #4167 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Munich, DE
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: tradestation
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 2 since Jul 2013
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Forex trading anew?

I am a new trader in general and considering of FOREX trading. I have bought a few systems and strategies in 2008 spending much money and only now beginning with a demo account. I was too involved in normal work etc and could not quite get a decent stake togehter among other problems too and therefore could not concentrate on the great world of Trading - hence my late start.

Is anyone else perhaps in a similar situation, getting started now? I am also seeing that there are less of the marketers that were pusing out 100s of courses in the 2007-2008 era than in the current trading enviornment in 2013. And even now there are some Traders that tells you to lay off FOREX due to scam artists ready to take advantage of the brave few who would still see FOREX trading as a way for them to get started in the world of Trading with a small stake.

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Old July 11th, 2013, 03:06 PM   #4168 (permalink)
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 15 since Jul 2013
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New to this blog

I have been a trader since 2001. I started off with spread options, and then branched out to equities, straight options, syndication and so on. This is my first time on a blog - I am considerably more focused on trading than reading forums. I am passionate about trading and helping others learn to trade without losing as much money as I did learning how to trade, though losing can be an effective teacher.

I looked up a thread on this blog concerning a chat room I use where the person running the chat room would turn off many new people, but who gets results that in my opinion make it completely worthwhile (plus I find him entertaining, even when I am on the receiving end of a sharp critique).

At any rate, I expected to find negative comments in the thread, which there were, but I like the premise of this blog that things should be kept positive. Even the negative comments listed allowed for others to come to opposite conclusions, so I thought I would join. I am more than satisfied with the chat room that I have traded in, but since I don't yet know the rules (and don't want to be banned from here before I even get started) I will have to wait until I have a better handle on how to contribute in ways meaningful to other members.

I look forward to a positive experience here.
Arby

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Old July 12th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #4169 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Albany, NY
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2013
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TradeStation Newbie

Greetings everyone!

I know little about TradeStation EasyLanguage and less about forums and posting. I will try to share as I gain more experience.

Right now I am trying to understand the nuances of Global Dictionaries (they only work live? What happens when you have GD code running in an indicator applied to historical data? Results? Nulls? No results? Errors? What?) vs. All Data Everywhere (supposedly only produces results once at the end of a bar. If that's true, how did MarkPlex come up with his ADE version of Program 35, which he says produces instantaneous data transfer between charts? The code is not yet available, or may be on what is now a dead TS Forum link.)

Wish me luck!

Siasconset

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Old July 12th, 2013, 02:26 AM   #4170 (permalink)
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HONG KONG + CHINA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MultiCharts
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD, ES
 
Posts: 2 since Jun 2013
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Just to say Hello!


Hi everyone!

I am new to this forum but I am confident that I'll learn a lot from all of you. I am new to easy language and multicharts too.

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