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Introduce yourself here!

  #4961 (permalink)
Elite Member
Bordeaux France
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader, sierra chart
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Jun 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello everyone ! i am here to learn news techniques, stratégies about trading.

All the best !

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  #4962 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
orlando fl
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: think or swim
Favorite Futures: oil
Posts: 2 since Jun 2014
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Hello everyone

Im glad to be in like company. I have been trading for 2 years , so Still feel like a newbie.
But am getting better. Looking forward to learning here.

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  #4963 (permalink)
Elite Member
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: NQ, CL, GC
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Posts: 9 since May 2014
Thanks: 12 given, 3 received

Hello All !!!

Hello there everyone.

Just wanted a drop a quick hello to the forum. I have been trading since 2004. A friend tipped me to this site and I thought I would take a look.

I look forward to reading and discussing ideas with everyone.


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  #4964 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: None
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Dec 2010
Thanks: 12 given, 1 received

Hello All

Read a lot of info on this forum and it's saved me getting into trouble. I appreciate all the posts and thank Big Mike for creating a place where people seeking the truth in trading can get help.

I have lost money from trading for myself, buying mutual funds, and with friends buying into IPO's.

I have learned no one cares about my money more than me so I have to take responsibility for it.

I have been learning candle stick patterns from Steve Bigalow ( I have never bought anything from him, or do I subscribe to his trade room etc etc) There is a lot of free info by him on the net.

I have been sim trading the TF and want to learn more before going live.

I am hoping to gain knowledge from this forum and contribute.

All the best.

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Elite Member
port charlotte, florida
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Oil
Posts: 94 since Dec 2011
Thanks: 54 given, 72 received

How are you going to learn?

Thank you for sharing your situation and experience. I see posts similar to this on a regular basis.

Trading is a (serious) profession so the question is "How do people learn other professions?". For example a pilot or a surgeon. Do you think they join on line communities and read other people's comments? Well they might as part of or after taking serious education and trading. How would like you to go on a jet where the pilot has sim flown and read free information? Same for surgery?

Please, everyone, do not get me wrong. Mike's Trading Forum is great for sharing of (specific) ideas, however it is no substitute for (formal) education and training.

Now, here is the real problem. Where do you get 'real' training? Unlike pilots and doctors, I have not found any similar training institutions. There are dozens that are the equivalent of "Learn to fly in one week or even one month". There are none that take you through the disciplined equivalent of colleges or universities.

So now that I have been so negative, but I hope realistic, the question is "How do you become a successful trader?". There are dozens/hundreds of books which will answer that question (some of which I suggest you read) but remember that reading a book on how to ride a bike will not make you a good bike rider, but hopefully it will make it less painful. Learning to trade is hard but if you don't know how you are going to learn it will be even harder and potentially fatal.

I am not yet a successful trader and I read these posts and write responses once in a while to help me. If it helps others that's a bonus. What I got out of my own post this time is in the paragraph above "How are you going to learn?".

I hope to start to answer that question in another post.

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Trading Apprentice
Toronto Canada
Trading Experience: Master
Platform: Ninja
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

I wanna be a Billionaire

Hi Guys and Gals

I joined this forum to sell two pieces of software I recently purchased that I no longer use. They are OFA full suite and Algo Ninja Orderflow tools.

Can someone please tell me how and were I can offer them for sale (at a deep discount).

Thank You.

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Elite Member
United States + Utah
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: emini ES (S&P futures)
Posts: 2 since May 2014
Thanks: 9 given, 0 received


Who uses NinjaTrader to trade e-mini futures? I use it and use Mirus Futures as a broker/data-provider. Which indicators from NinjaTrader to you find the most useful?

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New Canaan Connecticut
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: Market Delta
Broker/Data: IB/e-Signal
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Jun 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 24 received

Happy to join the community

First off, I want to thank Mike for a great job of moderating my webinar yesterday. I'm new to the community and look forward to participating. In a nutshell, my approach to trading psychology is to identify what I do right in markets and turn those strengths into best practices and ultimately into replicable, robust best processes. My approach to trading is a hybrid of quantitative and discretionary decision making, with most trades on the day timeframe. I've traded since the late 1970s and the one thing I've learned is that I'm always learning. I look forward to sharing with the community, as both teacher and student.


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Trading Apprentice
orlando fl
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: think or swim
Favorite Futures: oil
Posts: 2 since Jun 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

almost a newbie

Hi there looking forward to learning here.
Been trading for 2 years. And have yet been able to pay myself.

Anyway with so many traders bound to learn some thing.

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Trading Apprentice
Chicago, IL
Trading Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Jun 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

New Trader!

Hey everyone,

I've never traded before but looking to learn and start trading when I feel comfortable. I'm glad I found this site before dropping thousands of dollars on a course.

My goals here are to absorb as much knowledge as I can prior to trading (specifically Emini's).

Look forward to meeting some of you!


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