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.
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...
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.
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.
The following user says Thank You to Arby for this post:
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.)