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Introduce yourself here!

  #5221 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Edmonton, Alberta
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: questrade
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi all!

New to trading and looking for a place to learn. Can't wait to dig in!

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  #5222 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Copenhagen Denmark
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Fdax
Posts: 1 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hi New here great to see such a vibrant trading site

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  #5223 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Ontario, Canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Questrade
Favorite Futures: Stocks, Options
Posts: 2 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hello to everyone, thank you for such a forum.

I posted a separate thread (I didn't realize this one until afterwards).

Looking forward to learning and sharing.

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Trading Apprentice
new york USA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: Oil
Posts: 1 since Jan 2014
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Glad to Join Mike

I trade Future for 4 yr Mostly on GC,SL,ES and CL

Thank you

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Trading Apprentice
new york, NY USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: forex
Posts: 1 since Mar 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello Everyone,
I am a beginner and trading seemed to interest me, so i just started out to learn the intricacies of trading. Found this forum on Google and here i am introducing myself.
Hoping for great success!


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  #5226 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: YM
Posts: 1 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello all,

I'm a beginner and have been interested in trading for some time, have read some books and been following the market for some years without being very active, just making few trades. I got the time at this moment so I will do my best to make it happen.

I have an Engineering and Marketing background, worked in the electronic and real estate but now I am consulting real estate developers which gives me the time for learning an to trade.


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  #5227 (permalink)
Elite Member
Washington DC
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: InvestorRT
Broker/Data: TD Ameritrade, AMP/CQG
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 206 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 74 given, 267 received

Finally taking trading seriously

Hi all,

Been trading off and on for a few years with mixed results. Traded primarily options and futures. Since last week started trading seriously ES. First couple of days were rough. Settling down.

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Trading Apprentice
United Kingdom
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation, NinjaTrader, MT4
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Sep 2014
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Hi, I started with buy and hold stock positions via brokers. Some good some very bad.

Recently started with IG Index spreadbetting but had some bad stop hunting experiences made small loss but not yet blown the account thanks to getting some education.

My greatest enemy is me and my personal circumstances as I look after my mom so get distracted with incidental needs.

So I need to develop an automated system that I can monitor periodically when I get free time.

Any suggestions that actually work and how to test n develop myown versions would be appreciated.

Many Thanks and thanks for a great Trading site.

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Elite Member
St. Cloud, MN USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: ES and CL
Posts: 8 since Sep 2014
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Just wanted to say hello. I've been trading since 2007. Was holding my own trading daily charts and got hung out to dry with the PFG thing. So I have been teaching myself how to day trade on lower timeframes to keep the account smaller to avoid that happening again.

I like the CL and the TF on volume charts so I'm pretty interested in Tuesdays webinar, thanks to whoever is responsible. My style or preferences would be S & R, price action and I use a supper Slow CCI, (actually the original number the creator used) only for confirmation. Thanks for the wide ranging blog Big Mike and again Hello

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Trading for Fun
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: oil
Posts: 151 since Aug 2014
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mfbreakout, I may not have as much experience posting on this forum, but I generally try to refrain from presenting my own opinion/beliefs as facts. There are other ways to trade apart from yours (which, to be honest, doesn't make sense to me). So considering what Zolt was actually asking about, there is no need to discuss your limited personal experience as it has no relevance. Anyone can do the numbers for return and capital required.

Zolt, two points:

The returns you want to make from trading (especially steady) are only possible after the fact. What I mean is, they are achievable, but you definitely cannot plan for them. People who trade for living always prepare for worse. No-one knows if next month or even year will be profitable. I'm sure you've heard this before, the only thing you can focus on and control is your process.

I don't have doubts you can make it in trading, unfortunately no-one can tell you when. Your goal of supporting family while not being profitable at the moment, makes things much more difficult. It's up to you to decide if you want to expose your family to that kind of risk. While you may think risk is calculated, you need to consider what your worst case is. If you don't mind going through your savings and still not making money trading, and you can easily find a job that will pay enough then, maybe, you just need to keep pushing and learning from your own experience.

I don't know how long your savings can last or how big your trading capital is, but there may be one more thing for you to consider. You could use your capital to increase your cushion and try to get funded by a firm. It will give you more piece of mind and, even though there is a profit split, the size of capital a firm can provide will not require you to make 30% yearly to make a living. As always, think for yourself.

Hi isla,

I just wanted to say thank you for the idea of getting funded. I found a funding firm's website, and some actually profitable traders, so it convinced me!
Actually, that's what I've been looking for: a proof that it can be done. Believe or not, I'm more confident now, thanks again!

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