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Introduce yourself here!

  #4841 (permalink)
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San Diego, California
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, Multicharts
Broker/Data: Optimus/Amp - CQG/Rithmic/IQ
Favorite Futures: NQ,TF,YM,CL,Options
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Posts: 73 since Apr 2014
Thanks: 27 given, 64 received

Hello all,

Here is my quick introduction to the forum.

My younger brother had always been on me about getting started in trading, but as a business owner, I never seemed to have the time. We'll the time is finally here.

I have been sim trading my brother's system and been doing fairly well. My real trading account should funded in May and I can get started for real.

I plan to trade the ES, and possibly the YM, index futures to start out. I am also learning index options as well.


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  #4842 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
rome italy
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: sierra, ninja,mt4
Favorite Futures: mini nq, mini esp, mini dj
Posts: 2 since Apr 2014
Thanks: 4 given, 1 received

Hi from a theoretical trader....

Hi everyone!

I'm a begginner/intermediate aspiring trader from 2009.

I've more theory than practice because mi free time is very limited during the days.

So I can study every day when the markets I like are no more available.

This happens since 2009.

I did live trading for one year on 2010 in forex market, but without good results in terms of money.

It all started by accident. I had a master's degree in agriculture for a few years. A client of mine asked me how he could buy grain from Russia to his barn without receiving it immediately, but by blocking the price until the next season.

I realized a lot about myself when involved in real market with my own money and that was encouraging to me to continue studying and, a day, to came back into the real market with greater awarness.

So, I'm about ready to dive into the futures market and it's also why I joined (formerly BMT) forum that many believe formed by serious people.

Nice to join this forum!

Alexander 76

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  #4843 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
San Antonio, TX
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Just found this site - looks like a good group of traders. FYI, I found it on YouTube listening to your Jack Schwager interview.

As for me, I'm purely technical, I've been using technical analysis for over twenty years. Put it this way, my first technical analysis software was DOS. My focus is equities and associated indexes.

Professionally I've worked as an institutional bond trader and also have managed a couple of retail trading desks focusing on individual securities as well as options and finally, have taught courses to brokers on Structured Products. I am currently working on my own quantitative system and trading.

Look forward to learning and contributing, although my time is fairly limited.

Last edited by hey32g; April 21st, 2014 at 10:43 AM.
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  #4844 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Basel / Switzerland
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, TradeStation
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD
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Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
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Hi, newbie onboard


after I blew up my account some years ago I became older but wiser ? I will see. Not running for big money anymore. I take it slowly and start again with a sim account. Don't know when I will start "Live" again. For me its more fun to learn trading, the rest will follow.
I wish all of you success and a bit of luck !

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Geleen Nederland
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD
Posts: 7 since Apr 2014
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Hi Everyone,

I''m glad I found this forum. I'm totally a newbie to the stock exchange game and hopefully you guys can help me. Love the youtube video's btw.

Grtz from the Netherlands.


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  #4846 (permalink)
Elite Member
Golden, Colorado
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Favorite Futures: Index Options
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hello Mike and all,

I am a beginner trader trading option spreads my neighbor willingly taught me. My dream is to travel the world day trading. I have a bachelors in Finance, but I didn't learn how to trade. I am joining because I am impressed with this community and I believe I can become a better trader by reading, asking questions and learning from all of you.

Thanks Big Mike and Everyone Else for sharing!


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  #4847 (permalink)
Elite Member
Oklahoma City, OK USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjaTrader
Favorite Futures: es
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Posts: 2 since Jul 2013
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Well, I been sim trading for the past 2 years after of course blowing out my account.

I have purchased my share of trading classes and programs. I am very glad to find this site to share information.


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  #4848 (permalink)
Elite Member
Manila, Philippines
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: CQG,Bookmap,Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: CQG
Favorite Futures: BUND
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Posts: 57 since Apr 2014
Thanks: 46 given, 17 received

Hi BMT and friends!

Hi everyone,

I'm very new to futures trading and I have been referred to this forum from search engine. I'm from the Philippines. I tried forex and stocks before but was never profitable in the long term. I always got net losses. It was good to have knowledge on money management so I didn't lose more than 10% of my risk capital. And never was I able to blow an account.

I am still frustrated as it seems to me that I can't really become profitable with the markets. I realized that I am inclined to be a day trader since I don't seem to be comfortable holding positions overnight. Like Marty Schwartz, I want to hear the cash register ring always.

Being exposed with the futures market was just out of curiosity. I have been intrigued that most of my trading heroes have been trading the futures/commodities market. So I tried to look for an online futures broker and tried a demo. At first, it seems awkward. But then about a couple of hours, I have just found the market that I should be in.

Futures markets are favorable for day traders. It seems much easier than forex but I can't assure that I will be profitable yet. I'm currently in the demo stage and will probably open a live account next month after getting to know much of the market workings.

Thank you (formerly BMT)! See you guys around.

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  #4849 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Los Angles, Ca, usa
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ATCharts, Infinity
Favorite Futures: russell
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

My wife an I are retired and we are learning to trade to supplement our income.
we need some help defining our trading style. we have been listening to FT71 for a while and since he in on this site we thought we would follow here and learn.
Looks to be a place that we might get some info and help to make us better traders.

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  #4850 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation, TOS
Favorite Futures: commodities, TF
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My wife an I are retired and we are learning to trade to supplement our income.
we need some help defining our trading style. we have been listening to FT71 for a while and since he in on this site we thought we would follow here and learn.
Looks to be a place that we might get some info and help to make us better traders.

Without knowing your particiluars and based off what you have shared, i will strongly advice you against daytrading

and i would not recommend any other kind of self directed trading either.

You will see form various posts in this section - people have been trying to trade for 2, 6 and even 10 years and no

luck but lossess.

Trying to supplement income during retirement years by self directed trading makes it even more difficult.

If one does not have enough savings to live off 7-10%/year return on investments by giving money to a

professional money manager then any kind of self directed trading can put ones retirement assets in serious


Good luck.

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