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Introduce yourself here!

  #5181 (permalink)
Brisbane, Qeensland, Australia
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex, Gold
Posts: 1 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received

Hi everyone
Last four years of my life I have been walking on the rocky road of learning. I went through; Fibonacci, Elliott waves, MA, Divergences, Correlations…and so on like every beginner. Gained some knowledge I could share but I think you are far more advance here. But I still believe that I could be of benefit to this trading community. This is awesome side thanks to Mike and all of you guys
Glad to be here

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  #5182 (permalink)
Benoni, South Africa
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: Amibroker
Favorite Futures: Index Futures
Posts: 2 since Aug 2014
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Hi everyone

Beginner trader, still trading too undisciplined. This will be the last one tho' (famous last words.) Have bought a couple books and am taking the learning to heart.

About to stump up for Amibroker to start testing systems.

My aim is an automated trading system (keeps it disciplined and low on time input - in theory).


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  #5183 (permalink)
Munich Germany
Trading Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: oil
Posts: 1 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


Hello I am new to this forum. I seek for a fellow traders with whom I can share ideas and thoughts. Currently I am trading crude oil futures.

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Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation, TOS
Favorite Futures: commodities, TF
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Hello I am new to this forum. I seek for a fellow traders with whom I can share ideas and thoughts. Currently I am trading crude oil futures.

Best way to connect with other traders is to start a trading journal. Once traders have a sense of your trading method/style like minded traders will reach out.

My posts are not meant to give financial advice neither do they imply that my method is special. "THIS IS WHAT I COULD BE IF I HAD A TOTALLY CARE FREE STATE OF MIND DURING TRADING" Mark Douglas.
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
Trading Experience: Master
Platform: Own platform
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received



Just arrived to this forum looking for neural networks oriented trading systems, I've been trading for the last 20 years.

I've been working in trading desks of big investment banks as techie for the last 15 years, I've worked in London, New York, Tokyo etc... Now in middle east enjoying the beach the good weather and the tax free status.

I'm European but I lived abroad too long to consider from anywhere, I gathered enough capital to get retired soon probably in a remote place in Asia and I'll have plenty of time to shorten my trading timeframes.

I've been trading mostly on larger timeframes based on macro/fundamental signals with good results.

My expertise is on the technical side, programming neural networks and big data, I hope I'll be able to help and learn with you guys,



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London, United Kingdom
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Aug 2014
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I am really glad to join this forum!
I only started developing my interest on trading a few months ago but I hope to get up to speed soon and be able to contribute with my findings.



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  #5187 (permalink)
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: Metatrader, NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex, options, futures
Posts: 3 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hello all

Hi, I'm new to trading and finding it very exciting at the moment but have lots to learn, I'm from the UK which am now finding is a little trickier to trade as it seems I'm limited to spread betting and anyone who can offer suggestions about trading futures in UK would be a help.

Other than that...great support and great forum.


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  #5188 (permalink)
Toronto Ontario Canada
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 2 since Jun 2013
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Introducing myself

Hello everyone
I've been trading for many years with mixed results. I focus on various types of option strategies.
I work part time, so can't trade much during the day.
I'm hoping to learn from other people's success and to share some of my experience..

best regards

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  #5189 (permalink)
Niagara Falls, New York USA
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Emini S&P 500 Futures
Posts: 1 since Mar 2014
Thanks: 6 given, 0 received

Hello everyone.

I have a full time desk job, but I've been trying to learn how to trade for the past four years or so in order to transition into something that I believe will be more interesting and enjoyable. I'm not consistently profitable, so I guess that means I'm still a beginner.

I learned the basics of trading by taking courses offered by Investools, but lacked the discipline to consistently follow the rules. Also, the option trading techniques taught by Investools involved a lot of complexity and were difficult for me to master.

I then tried gap fading techniques like those promoted by Scott Andrews of Master the Gap, but found that approach to be unsuited to my personality. I wanted to learn a more discretionary, "hands on" approach to trading.

After that, I spent some time learning how to trade using Ichimoku indicators because I read that they produced a high success rate. But before rolling out a trading strategy using Ichimoku indicators, I found Big Mike's Trading Forum and was exposed to price action trading. Price action trading seems to offer the "edge" that I have been looking for. So now, before spending real money, I am working very hard to learn as much as I can about price action trading and I am developing a trading plan that I intend to begin paper trading within the next few months. My intention is to use some of the price action scalping techniques taught by Bob Volman in my preferred market (the Emini S&P 500) while continuing to study the three book series by Al Brooks.


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  #5190 (permalink)
Chicago IL
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: Thinkorswim, Scottrade, Apex Futures
Favorite Futures: ES, Stocks, CL(sim)
Posts: 3 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received

Hey everyone,

I've been investing since high school and have been active trading for the last two years. Like most traders, I dug myself a hole after thinking "hey I've done well investing and can take advantage of short term trading" so allocated some of my investment portfolio into a trading account. Through my first year, was down about 30%, made it all back through a very lucky UVXY short, and back down 25% taking chances on low probability trades and/or not cutting losses early. That forced me to hit the reset button and I slowly made my way out slowly before making a trading plan (inspired by Shadowtrader on TOS) and a quote from Tastytrade that "4 singles equals a home run" which kept me from trying to find/chase those 10-20+% trades all the time.

This year I've been able to finally make a small profit and started to learn and lightly trade futures, which are becoming my new favorite instrument as I'm below PDT. My trading style has mostly been entries though Fibonaccis, trendlines, and breakouts from consolidation but I'm getting more involved with (formerly BMT) to learn about using price action.

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