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Old December 25th, 2013, 09:49 AM   #4541 (permalink)
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Budapest, Hungary
Futures Experience: Advanced
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Favorite Futures: GC, CL
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i'm from Iran & i'm trading CME futures
.due to global sanctions against iran i trade in a unusual way !

first i trade with trading account of a friend(i can not legally trade due to my nationality ).
second each 1-2 months i receive my profits in cash from passengers of airplane who travels from states to iran! account holder takes 10% of profits and give the rest to some passengers which are his friends.we can not have credit card or even wire transfer ,all is blocked.even worse due to sanctions we can not publish scientific papers in finance journals ! and even worse than all of them ! internet speed above 128kbps is forbidden here.and this bandwidth is shared between 10-12 persons.
i use 5 different modems (incuding ADSL + 3G +WIMAX and etc ) & dispatch (mix) them just to connect to a co location server and trade with a monochrome/black & white screen (the lowest quality to compensate low speed)

it took me 4-5 years to learn and build my edge .now i'm profitable consistently not only because of my method.but rather because of money management and trading psychology.
i'm really jealous to you that you all can have high speed internet,can have a trading account in your name and can have banking account & paypal and even can pay with paypal to be a ellite member.i'm really jealous that you can have access to prop trading firms capital.setting up a trading account for you may take 30 minutes.while only setting up internet connection took me a year .

i'm struggling and try to survive these rigid & stupid sanctions ! the reality that i can make money out of most traders who can not, is a clue of hope for me to continue this way with all difficulties & risks.

WTF who is banning high speed internet??

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Old December 25th, 2013, 10:17 AM   #4542 (permalink)
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Charleston, WV
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: tradestation
Favorite Futures: FX
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Hello, my name is Amit. I have been trading for 5 years and I employ an adaptation of the Wyckoff method for my main strategy. Primarily trade daily charts in FX and weekly charts for stocks.

This seems like a pretty nice forum.

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Old December 25th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #4543 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader,Metastock,Metatrader
Favorite Futures: GC,CL,6E
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WTF who is banning high speed internet??

The government and system do it. access to free information is highly forbidden here so facebook ,twitter,youtube ,etc... are all blocked. they say that low speed internet is sufficient enough ! ( can you imagine a 128 kbps bandwidth that is shared between 10 persons !! )

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Old December 25th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #4544 (permalink)
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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
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Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Optimus - Rithmic
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Hi @Abanks... Welcome to (formerly BMT). I'm from PEI!

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Old December 25th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #4545 (permalink)
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Good Evening, Friends. I've done my bit to help get Christmas dinner going, and while waiting for the roast beast to appear in all its glory, I took a minute to sign up here. I hope to be able to learn, and to contribute; I'm a semi-retired (still doing some consulting gigs) bank FX sales and trading executive, now working with E-minis, equity options, and equities from the comfort of a home office. I do not trade FX as a retail investor, and have never been tempted to do so. Merry Christmas to those for whom that's appropriate, and best of luck to all here. I'll look forward to participating.

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Old December 25th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #4546 (permalink)
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Ontario Canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
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The government and system do it. access to free information is highly forbidden here so facebook ,twitter,youtube ,etc... are all blocked. they say that low speed internet is sufficient enough ! ( can you imagine a 128 kbps bandwidth that is shared between 10 persons !! )

Wow! Thats too slow to trade in the markets. A lot of people from Iran here in Ontario. You should switch location too.

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Old December 26th, 2013, 06:22 AM   #4547 (permalink)
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Madrid Spain
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: ES-mini
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I am not new to this site. Actually I'm a member from 1 year and a half so far, but I haven't post anythig till now. I think that new year it might be a nice timing for start posting. I work in the financial sector but more in the risk managment than in the invesment area. Late˝y I've been playing with some strategies and I've decided to put them to work. I will keep you up to date with my achievements and failures. Best regards to all.

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Old December 26th, 2013, 07:15 PM   #4548 (permalink)
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Prescott, AZ. U.S.A
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrade
Favorite Futures: Crude
Posts: 1 since Dec 2013
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I am a fairly experienced trade in both the ES and CL. I had blown up four accounts ( two of them were 5 figure accounts) before I realized what I was doing wrong. I was constantly jumping from method to method never gaining consistency in anything. I have since realized that there are many ways to trade profitably as far as methods, it is a matter of just getting great at one method that makes sense to you and your individual belief system and gaining consistency within that method. I came across this site researching the School of Trade system and contemplating joining. I am still working on gaining that consistency that I seek so badly but I am working on it and having support from other successful traders will help.

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Old December 27th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #4549 (permalink)
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delhi, delhi, india
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: cqg ic
Favorite Futures: oil
Posts: 59 since Dec 2013
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I have been trading mostly the energy complex for about 4 years now.
starting from calendar spreads then moving on to outrights, brent- wti spread
then currencies, es etc .
Have made and lost money, learnt a fair bit about myself and markets in the process.
i look forward to participating in these forums

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Old December 27th, 2013, 04:25 PM   #4550 (permalink)
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New Here

Hey everyone!

First, thanks to Mike for starting this forum. Like a lot of folks who have posted before, I have had some good profits and then gave it back and blew out a couple of accounts. I hope to be able to learn from everyone in here and give back some day.

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