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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

  #491 (permalink)
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Manta, Ecuador
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
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Hi there,

I have been reading the blog for a while and thought I should sign up for the forums. I have traded for ....let me see.... probably 15+ years so have experienced most of the up's and downs that traders go through. My main home is over at 'TL' forums (not sure what the policy on mentioning other forums is so will leave it vague).

Anyway hope to make time to call in here once in a while.


Mentioning TradersLaboratory is fine, we just ask that when possible put content on our site and link to that content instead of linking to off-site threads.

Our goal is to make this your new home

Looking forward to your posts.


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Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
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Mentioning TradersLaboratory is fine, we just ask that when possible put content on our site and link to that content instead of linking to off-site threads.

Our goal is to make this your new home

Looking forward to your posts.


Thanks for the welcome. When I joined the other place it was a pretty small community, not much bigger than here. It is still a quality hangout but I find it difficult to keep up at times. I rather like small tight knit communities so maybe your job is half done Nothing wrong with having a 'house in the country' anyway.

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Manchester, UK
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Ninja Brokerage / CQG
Favorite Futures: NQ & CL
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Posts: 4 since Sep 2009
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Steve from the UK

Hello everyone
It's great to find this community. I am a rookie trader aiming to learn as much as I can about trading so that I can eventually make a more flexible lifestyle choice. Lots of learning ahead and just wanted to say thank you all for a great informative site, with a special thanks to Big Mike, Sharky, The Wizard, Rjay, Cunparis Eric j, Jeff Castille, Cory, Silvester. I have learned so much from you guys!!!
Here's to successful trading!

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Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Broker/Data: zenfire
Favorite Futures: futures, Forex
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Posts: 42 since Oct 2009
Thanks: 31 given, 30 received

Great Forum,

Everybody trying to help everyone else, such a help for new traders

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  #495 (permalink)
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, TradeStation
Broker/Data: Mirus/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: FDAX
Posts: 2 since Jan 2010
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New to Big Mike


I am a physics prof by day interested in trading by night; I like to combine the physicist approach to problem solving with the skills need for succesfull trading. I am working on coding some strategies for NinjaTrader, particularly a FDAX AutoTrader and a NewsAutoTrader.

I was wondering if anybody in BMF has experience (positive or negative!) trading major news announcements.



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Gold Coast, Australia
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: CL, FDAX
Posts: 1 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 47 given, 0 received

Hi Mike and all,

I have been trading live for the pass 12 month taking profits and losses and now standing at about breakeven.

Thanks Big Mike for putting this awesome forum together, in the time I've been using the forum, it has helped my trading a great deal. I'm looking forward to the start of a successful year.


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  #497 (permalink)
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Guitar :)
Posts: 15 since Jan 2010
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received

Hi Everyone,

Just joined this forum and thought the right way would be to introduce myself.

I am Tony. I work as a software programmer in Maryland. I have been interested in trading for quite sometime but never really gave it a try. This year i decided to give it a shot. Was searching some details about renko and stumbled onto this forum. Saw some good posts and decided to join.

Happy New Year

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  #498 (permalink)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL, 6E
Posts: 5 since Jan 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi, Im new about trading...

Hi everyone !

I am new at trading , currently I use ninjatrader to trade futures... Mainly 6E, CL ad GC.

I would like to know your thoughts about the most efficient relation between trading account size and average monthly profit....

I am still in the process of turning that income to anything bigger than

Pablo, from Argentina

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  #499 (permalink)
Erie, PA
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 8 since Jan 2010
Thanks: 4 given, 5 received

Trade Like a Beginner

Hi all,

Just found this forum. I have been trading stocks and mutual funds for almost 10 years and daytrading ES futures for a year. Unfortunately, I still trade like a beginner... I have subscribed to numerous services and paid for several training courses, I can't say that any have made me profitable.

I am now retired (electrical engineer) and have more time to develop profitable methods. My goal is develop a system for trading the ES that is profitable. I hope to gain ideas here.


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  #500 (permalink)
Folsom, CA
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: e-futures
Broker/Data: TransAct
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 6 since Jan 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hi everyone.

I heard about this forum from a friend. Read a few posts and like what I saw.

Looking forward to learning after throwing in the towel last year. It's something that I thought I could shake, but I'm back. I'm not so stressed and understand the psychological aspect of trading now.

I'm in Northern California, Folsom to be specific.

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