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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

  #5231 (permalink)
Trading for Fun
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: oil
Posts: 151 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 139 given, 203 received

isla View Post
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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  #5232 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
new york new york usa
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: esignal
Favorite Futures: equities
Posts: 8 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hi All,
I googled for popular trading forum sites and this came up. It's seems like a pleasant place to be.
Although, I am only here to sell my charting program license which I just posted. It focuses on Volume Spread Analysis.
I feel it's a valid methodology for trading. Yet it is not the normal "indicator" trading such as Stochastics, SMA, Trendline.

I am in another business now and decided to part with the software to recoup my investment.

Best to all,

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  #5233 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Vancouver, BC
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Other
Favorite Futures: MJY, M6A, M6E, M6G, N225M, MCD
Posts: 25 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 17 received

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for creating a great site. I've been reading various posts for a bit, this is a great resource for a beginner like me.

I'm looking to learn how to improve my trading and adjust appropriately.


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  #5234 (permalink)
Elite Member
San Francisco, ca
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: Custom
Broker/Data: NewEdge/Direct access
Favorite Futures: Futures (almost all)
Posts: 8 since May 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 16 received


I've been trading full time for 8 years now. I run a small trading company that does reasonable volume. Sometimes I've posted in another forum but I'm not sure it's been worth the effort so I'd like to try here. There are some few things I know a lot about and many things about which I know nothing.

I hate seeing people get scammed and have no problem giving my opinion about such if asked.

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  #5235 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja trader, meta trader
Favorite Futures: oil, currency, gold
Posts: 1 since Nov 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

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Great to join this big family here!!
Have recently jump over from forex to futures trading.
My greatest enemy in trading is my emotions, am slowly learning to deal with these.

Happy trading everyone =D

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  #5236 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Aurora Illinois USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Merrill Edge
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 3 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Hi All!

Hey just joined... Started trading stocks about a month ago. Found myself wanting to see what was to the right of all the current stock charts. lol. I am not trading on a daily basis as I have a day job, but still want to learn.

Thanks Mike.

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  #5237 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: mt4
Favorite Futures: binary options, forex
Posts: 1 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi everyone! /bonjour tout le monde!

Hi everyone, I am new here ! My name is Alex and I would like to share my little experience with you guys !

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  #5238 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
London, UK
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: none
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Have just joined the site. Have several years trading stocks, commodities, forex and futures. My main interest these days is quantitative finance. I also like developing and researching investment modelling/backtesting tools.

Good luck to everyone with their trading.

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  #5239 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
North Bangor NewYork/United States
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Dec 2013
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Another Newbie in the Mix

Just wanted to quickly say, I am glad to be here and start learning. My goals (which are very miniscule to some) are:
  • Learn the ins and outs of setting up and sim trade with Ninjatrader
  • Finding an appropriate market to practice on
  • Find a fairly strong trading strategy to try AND stick with it

I know that there is a world of information in this forum just from browsing around. I look forward to participating and making friends.


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  #5240 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Metastock
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 2 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi From Oz

Hi guys,

I am from Australia and would classify myself as an intermediate level trader. I have been trading for approx. 2 years and think of myself as a breakout and trend trader.

I focus predominantly on stocks within my home exchange the ASX - for no other reason than it being within suitable working hours. I am always interested in peoples' ideas and am always happy to discuss any trading strategy, issue or theory.

I guess I am looking to refine my trend/breakout strategies and take my first few steps into the world of day trading (which for some reason I have never been able to properly get into).

Feel free to run anything by me and I look forward to speaking to you all.



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