I've been SIM trading successfully with a ES scalping strategy for about a month, then switch to live. Didn't work out live at all because orders filled a lot faster on SIM than on live. Nobody told me so I had to find out the hard way :-)
Since then I learnt a couple of lessons the hard way, always taking controlled risks though. I like to learn that way, it sticks so much better when I loose real money *sarcastic grin*. I also have good winning trades, but they don't contribute much to my learning curve I guess...
I am new to this forum thing and dont know the rules and protocals but I want to introduce myself :
I have been trading for ten years and recently had an experience with my broker (Mirus) that sent me searching for answers. I am a Canadian client so it is difficult to find a broker that accepts Canadian customers. The zenfire problem has halted my trading for the last two weeks and now I have been told that next week my account will be transferred from Rosenthal Collins to Dorman and I can resume trading however when I call Dorman they say they dont handle Canadian accounts. I have tried endlessly to get a straight answer from Mirus but they dont answer the phone and only send ambiguous replies to my emails. Enough ranting ... I hope I can get some new insights from the members of this site
I am in Alberta
I just got off the phone from Mirus and their customer support rep told me to look for a different broker...
I was told express futures would take the account but I am not familiar with them
Most FCMs can take Canadian accounts if they're bona-fide hedge accounts, not spec. And some do accept spec Customers, but only from certain provinces. Unfortunately I don't know many that accept accounts in Alberta.
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Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Vipul Mehta. I am from Valley Forge, PA. I have been trading for 10+ years off and on. I have blown out a few accounts well into the 6 figure range! I have also been wildly successful as well. I have used Big Mike's Trading Forum in the past and for some reason never registered. I will be joining as an Elite Member to support the idea exchange, which I believe is so important in the trading realm. I hope to contribute also, although I am more of a research-oriented person.
I use a wave/cycle based approach to trading. I like to take bits and pieces of different methodologies and add them to my own system. Currently, I am studying up on volume profile and order flow analysis. I hope to incorporate these skills to further hone my system.
I appreciate being able to come to a place such as this to freely exchange ideas, research, tidbits, etc.
Glad to be here!
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