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Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:519,049 / 7,001
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Old May 14th, 2014, 09:51 AM   #4891 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: mt4
Favorite Futures: fx
Posts: 1 since May 2014
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hello chaps

im from sunny/overpopulated malta

by trade im a network techie

been sieving through vast mounds of crap over the 2 months or so that i decided i wanna be a trader but believe my progression has been constant, or so id like to think.

everyone loves talking about themselves so im gonna stfu

gonna continue reading/studing/okc'ing and what not and catch you on the flipside sometime

peace out and have a great day


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Old May 14th, 2014, 11:23 AM   #4892 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Hong Kong
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Multichart
Favorite Futures: Futures
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Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
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Hi Mike and all guys

I'm newbie to trading and leanrned that here is a great forum.

Hope to learn and grow with everybody!

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Old May 14th, 2014, 01:36 PM   #4893 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
middletown NY/USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tradestation metatrader
Favorite Futures: FOREX
Posts: 1 since May 2014
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Hello All

I have been trading for a while, but still not making money. Glad to be here and learn!

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Old May 15th, 2014, 03:49 AM   #4894 (permalink)
St Louis, MO USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: options
Posts: 1 since Oct 2013
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Hello all...

I'm a new trader and am still learning technical analysis...

I've been to business school and have a background in fundamental analysis...

Big Mike has an awesome collection of resources here and I'm happy to be a part of the community!

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Old May 15th, 2014, 04:18 PM   #4895 (permalink)
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Denver, CO USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IB, MB Trading
Favorite Futures: ES, NQ, stocks
Posts: 1 since May 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

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Hello Mike / Everyone,

I live in Denver, Colorado and have been trading for a little over four years. I became interested in trading because of my first job out of college doing accounting/administrative work for mutual/hedge funds. After four years of doing that and moving up through the company, I realized I was spending literally all of my time at work and rarely was rarely spending time with family and friends. This led to me becoming an unhappy, negative person and extremely dissatisfied with my quality of life.

It may sound kind of ridiculous, but after my dog died last September, I realized I needed to make some changes in my life. I was devastated enough over losing my dog and it would have been much worse had it been my parents, brother, or one of my close friends. So after saving up enough money to fund a brokerage account for trading futures (and to live on for over a year), I took a big risk and have left my job to concentrate on trading and managing retirement accounts for family full time. I think that I have pretty realistic expectations and am well aware that not a very high percentage of the people that try to trade for a living make it, but I did not want to look back in 10-20 years and say "I wish I would have taken that risk." To me the risk is well worth it because it is allowing me to do something that I love and am truly passionate about while also allowing me to catch up on lost time with people I care about.

I have been reading posts on (formerly BMT) for over a year, but for some reason had never signed up up as a member. Seeing as how I know that I have still got a lot to learn (and really can never stop learning if I want to do this), I decided to sign up and utilize the wealth of information here.

Thanks for reading!

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Old May 15th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #4896 (permalink)
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Fort Lee, NJ USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: NQ
Posts: 62 since Mar 2014
Thanks: 4 given, 47 received

Hello My name is Elsid, have experience trading for last 10 years, always had issues following my own rules, now I want to get serious about following them to the T and developing a trading system that I can follow and flows with my personality.

Nice to meet you all.

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Old May 16th, 2014, 04:01 PM   #4897 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Amsterdam utrecht/ the Netherlands
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since May 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

I'm happy to join.

I've been trading since 2000 and not a millionair.

But I've learned a lot a I'm willing to share.

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Old May 17th, 2014, 12:29 AM   #4898 (permalink)
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Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor, Malaysia
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Guitar
Posts: 1 since May 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi Mike,

I'm a developer by profession for more than a decade, and it fees like that relying in monthly pay is not enough. And seems trading is a good way to make money for the free time i have. Hope to learn from your forum


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Old May 18th, 2014, 04:49 PM   #4899 (permalink)
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Toledo, Ohio
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: MultiCharts
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 5 since Jan 2014
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received


just wasted over half an hour trying to post a question, and was told I didn't have enough posts to be able to post


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Old May 18th, 2014, 05:42 PM   #4900 (permalink)
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Manta, Ecuador
Futures Experience: Advanced
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just wasted over half an hour trying to post a question, and was told I didn't have enough posts to be able to post


If you read the error message, I am sure it told you exactly why the limitation exists and in what particular subforums (Vendor Reviews/Broker Reviews).


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