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Old January 17th, 2014, 05:13 AM   #4611 (permalink)
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Dubai ; UAE
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT
Broker/Data: FXCM
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD
Posts: 1 since Jan 2014
Thanks: 14 given, 0 received


Joined today. Thanks to Big Mike; this place is wonderful.

I am trading on trading since 2006; and blown my account couple of times. Now with (formerly BMT)F; looking forward to improve upon my skills and strategies.

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Old January 17th, 2014, 01:14 PM   #4612 (permalink)
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Los Angeles, CA,USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NJT, Tradestation
Favorite Futures: GC
Posts: 1 since Nov 2013
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received


Mike, This looks like an a-Mei-zing forum. Thanks for allowing me access. I have heard a lot about this and now have been directed here again.
Will be spending more time here checking things out. Have been learning to trade for the last 2 years. Using Tradestation and am going over to Ninja with kingsview as my personalized broker.

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Old January 17th, 2014, 05:45 PM   #4613 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
cardiff, UK
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: mt4 and tradestation
Favorite Futures: forex , oil
Posts: 1 since Jan 2014
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

A 3yr Old Trader

Hi Everyone

Came across this forum by chance, have spent a little on a few systems, learnt something from most. managed around B/E lately but I really want to move up a gear after 3yrs... hopefully, this forum and its members will give me the confidence..


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Old January 18th, 2014, 01:33 AM   #4614 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Melbourne Australia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Jan 2014
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

Hello Everyone

Ex-Mirus/Zen-Fire customer. Started doing research on replacement(s) & followed the rabbit down the hole & here I am!

Gotta say, great resource centre (I've been reading here on & off for the past fortnight).

Thanks to Big Mike.

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Old January 19th, 2014, 05:50 AM   #4615 (permalink)
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Padova (PD)
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja trader & MetaTrader
Broker/Data: CQG
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures, Crude Oil, Dow Jones
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Posts: 37 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 28 given, 9 received

Futures Edge on FIO

How much money do you need to trade futures successfully?

Hi all,

i'm new on this forum. I traded forex markets until now, i'm moving on ninja trader and futures markets. Happy trading to all!

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Old January 19th, 2014, 09:49 AM   #4616 (permalink)
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Working on a TST combine
Favorite Futures: 6E
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Posts: 179 since Sep 2013
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Hi, I have been trading for a few years with mixed success. Mostly forex though a little bit of futures with small live accounts or demo accounts trying lots of different trading styles and duration of trades. I have finally concluded that my personality and trade style is happiest with day trading so I have joined up here as it's the best forum I have found.

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Old January 19th, 2014, 11:00 AM   #4617 (permalink)
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Ithaca, NY
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Proprietary
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 11 since Jan 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Hey BM,

My name is Brian. I'm a long-time investor in the stock market and commercial real estate. I'm currently based out of Ithaca, NY (grad school) but am considering a move to Chicago, NYC, or LA.

Looking forward to learning more and meeting new people.


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Old January 20th, 2014, 07:18 AM   #4618 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: es
Posts: 12 since Dec 2013
Thanks: 17 given, 11 received

Hi !

My names is Paolo Marani and I am located in Bangkok, Thailand. I am a tradestation user with a sistematic approach. I am in this business since 2008 but I am still consider myself a beginner. (and I will continue to)
Looking to talk with Sam028 for his VPS service.
I would like to post in his recent thread but it seems i do not have the necessary permission

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Old January 20th, 2014, 04:40 PM   #4619 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Cork, Ireland
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Meta Trader, looking at ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: ES, oil, gold, currency futures
Posts: 1 since Jan 2014
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Same thing happened to me

HI springer, thank you for your post. I can identify to all that you have said. Tried, stock and options US market, but the volume of choice on the US stock market bewilders me. What do I choose to trade or not???? Have looked at forex, but thinking futures may suit my personality better. I don't like to be in longer term trades, but wonder is it possible for an ordinary guy to make it as a trader???

Just came across this forum when googling reviews on Roger Felton and Felton Trading and grateful for what I read. Almost signed up, but having read what I did here, thinking twice and not going to pay heavily for a system that may/may not produce the goods. Roger says I can make $200 per day on a 5K account trading futures. It sounds almost tooooo good to be true, so as the saying goes, if it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is. So registered to this forum and hope I can learn and be a part of the community here.

Thanks Mike and looking forward to being a member here.

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Hey guys/gals, Springger from the Caribbean here. First post, in here, but I've lurked around these parts for quite a few months. Once all goes according to plan, hopefully I'll be lurking in the elite section shortly. For now, its lurking, learning and then posting.

Not quite a newbie to trading, I've been down the spot FX road. Like few others, I fell for the "Make Millions of this little known trading secret," that cost quite a bit and coupled with an unscrupulous broker out of the UK, I learned the real value of risk money. After a bit of a break, and some advice from a some one whose only source of income comes from day trading, I started looking at the futures market, as a regulated entity, vs the cutthroat nature of the spot FX markets.

I've been slowly learning the nuances of Market Profile and following up on FT71's style of scalping, following his reviews from right here on BM. From there, once I understand the concepts I'll go through a period of demo, followed by a period of live testing and tweaking. I intend to start a journal so that I'll learn as I go forward, from loosing trades, to break even and finally to profitability. There it is, my plan! Its not much, but then again there is always the edit button.

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Old January 20th, 2014, 07:56 PM   #4620 (permalink)
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New York, NY
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: ETFs
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Posts: 4 since Jan 2014
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Thanks, Mike--I hope I have something useful to contribute. Looking forward to learning a lot, too.

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