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My name is Scott and I am new to this forum. I Decided to take control of my stock investing away from my broker in the spring of 2009. I started with swing trading and studying technical analysis. I did OK (broke even) but never really liked the time it took to generate profit.
Then I stumbled onto day trading, something I didn't think I wanted to pursue. I learned about level 2 quotes, support and resistance and direct access trading. Mostly I learned how professional traders trade. What attracted me to day trading is the ability to generate a daily income. I have settled on scalping the e-mini futures market. I like the volatility, profit potential and being able to focus on one product.
I have been in a training course for 3 months now trading on sim and am planning on live trading by the end of January 2010. I found this forum while searching for specific indicators for Ninja Trader. This forum and site are very well done. I look forward to learning and sharing all of the great info on this site.
I am from India and a trader for the last 6 years. Use chart patterns and Market profile. There is an excellent thread on Harmonic Patterns by George here, and that thread brought me here through google.
I wanted to thank Big Mike et al for some great indicators I've found on this site. I've been able to combine one or two with indicators I've found elsewhere and will be happy to share those results, should I be smart enough to find the proper forum in which to do so.
Blz17 (if he is who I think he is) will probably tell you not to hold your breath on that one