Iv'e been trading the futures markets (sim & live) for about 10 months now, particularly the ES.
Went live for about 3 months but that wasn't working out so i'm back on sim.
I'm just trading the Russell now & using infinity brokers which I find to be fantastic.
The dome is really simple to use & your assigned broker gets back to you immediately when contacted.
I'm hoping to go live again sometime in January. One thing is for certain...this is one hell of a journey. The ups & downs are incredible!!
Congratulations Mike on this forum. Trading can certainly be lonely at times, (particularly here in Australia where we trade during the night shift), however forums such as this certainly keep the flame alit.
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I have been trading full time for the last 9 years. Before that I traded for about 5 years during the day while holding down my day job.
Some history . . . . Like most traders at the beginning I made all the mistakes one could make and had many losing streaks. I thought knowing more was the answer to my problems so I then read about 60 of the most popular trading books. After that I knew a bunch but now couldn't pull the trigger to get into a trade as my head was swimming with too many trading concepts. So then I went to trading room after trading room looking for a mentor, a guru. Even though I picked up good information here and there I still had a negatively trending equity curve. I was adding more and more psychological damage to my mind set by the month. Sound familiar?
I decided to take some time off and get a new perspective. After a good break I decided all I really needed was one good way to trade. Most importantly I felt I needed a method, an edge that fit my personality. Since I like action and trading the hottest stocks of the day, I designed my method to capitalize on momentum price action stocks. I was able to turn it around at this point. The key for me was fitting my trading focus on my personality and keeping it simple.
I now predominantly trade the momo stocks of the day and the ES.
I'm looking forward to learn and participate in this forum.
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Hello everyone, I have been seriously day trading the emini S&P for about one year. Mostly trying to improve and use what I have learned studying charts and journals. Can’t say that I have been successful yet, i.e. can’t retire yet, but it is fun trying. At this point in my trading, I am focused on fine-tuning my indicators and methods/rules. My biggest challenge is waiting for a “full house” setup, tendency to get impatient and try playing a weak countertrend trade. My current goal is to consistently make one point a day, thought it would be easy, but at the end of the week or month, ughh. I found this forum to be the most helpful and have learned a great deal, (I spent months messing with all the indicators running on my screen, so much so I could hardly see the price chart), and now see the price action is where it is at. I am currently using the ECO2new and TSSSupertrend indicators, (thanks for those!), lots of trendlines and breakout timezones that I am trying to automate via writing a ninjatrader strategy using above mentioned indicators as confirmation filters.
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Hello, i downloaded the sample strategies from ninjatrader support website, about 6 of them, imported and ran them to see what they did, then edited them to disect the code. i found most of the code snippets i could use/modify that way...
hope that helps
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Hello everyone, I've been trading off and on for about 6 years. I started at a trading firm called SwiftTrade (intraday scalping on the Nasdaq with their money). It was the most exciting "job" that I ever had ( I never thought that I would look forward to Mondays and hate Fridays). But I was never really getting ahead (every month I was just barely net positive). So then I went on my own and learned Options.Since the strategy I was using in Options didn't require my daily attention, I decided to try and learn automated programming through NinjaTrader as well. I thought I had found the Holly Grail with my Options strategy because it was profitable for so long. But then last March I lost all of my gains for the last few years as well as a chunk of my capital. I took a break for a while and now am back again. This time I am still looking into automation but also into just doing simple short term strategies using Forex and Futures(because of my time zone I do not like getting up at 5:00am any more). So that's my story in a nut shell.
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My name is Dan and I’m new to the site and new to day trading. I’ve spent several days reading many threads and excited to get started with all the great advice that I’ve read.
I’m also interested in knowing which system might be the best solution for a complete newbie. I’ve gone over the HG and Big Mikes systems and feel that I understand and could start with either of them just wanted some expert opinions?
My plans are to record and use market replay in the evenings for a very long time prior to entering the market for real (if I feel safe).
Thanks to all of you for sharing your experience,
I have been a longterm trend follower (futures) for the last 3 yrs. Started to trade intraday (equities/ETF's) October 2008 as well, the volatility deemed it necesssary.
I have been using NinjaTrader since that time. Also, I preferred to use automated
strategies but it seems that my intraday strategies equity curve has followed the VIX.
Recently I have been venturing into FOREX, I ran across TRO. This gentleman seems
to have a nice following. His methods seem to be based on statistics= Good
The screenshots he posts are nice, but I have yet to see one statement of performance.
=Suspect. Anyone here use his methods?