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Introduce yourself here!

  #5301 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
sheffield uk
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tradestation
Favorite Futures: es
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2012
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hi

thanks

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  #5302 (permalink)
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Netanya, Israel
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: TransAct AT
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 27 since Oct 2014
Thanks: 5 given, 7 received

Quick intro

Hi Everyone.
I've just joined the community, which I found while researching my way into the day trading field.

I'm a Program Manager in Computer industry, used to be a programmer (and now just program for my fun, as I miss the hands-on ). I have a small portfolio of mainly Bonds & EFTs, not in the US, and now looking for learning the new Day Trading field so I can have:
- some more "spare" money for saving (kids are getting older all the time )
- financial security (in the Hi-Tech field, you are getting "too old" way too soon )
- learning new things - always love this.

My current direction, is to trade Futures, mainly the indexes, but nothing is yet final (still learning, so I can set my plan).
Been using a 30 days trail as a simulator, but I now clearly see that I'll need to find a longer way to train using simulation (before moving the real money). Any idea how to do it, will be highly appreciated.

Any tips, books, tools I can have to start learning, will be just great.

BTW - is it acceptable to open a Journal just for simulation trading (as I will love hear comments on this phase too)?

Thanks,
Ilan

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  #5303 (permalink)
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Lehrte, Germany
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: PTP / Rithmic
Favorite Futures: NQ
 
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BTW - is it acceptable to open a Journal just for simulation trading (as I will love hear comments on this phase too)?

Thanks,
Ilan

Hi Ilan and Welcome to futures.io (formerly BMT)!

Of course it is acceptable to create a journal thread for simulation trades only as long as you clearly state that these trades are SIM only.

So just proceed and create a thread with your journal, and you'll see that you will get some comments, advice and suggestions rather sooner than later.

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn
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Trading Apprentice
sudbury, ontario
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: stocks, gold
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2014
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Hi Everyone,

I'm a programmer from Canada, and after playing the markets many years ago, I've decided to dabble back in again.

I'm currently playing with NinjaTrader, and coding my own indicators and strategies. (I love learning new languages and interfaces).

I hope to be a contributor to the forums, but right now, not sure what I can offer other than lurk right now.

Hopefully I can share a few POV's that someone might find useful.

PF

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  #5305 (permalink)
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Lugano Ticino/Switzerland
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
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Posts: 7 since Jun 2014
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Hello!
happy to be in the part of this community

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Hyderabad, India
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Amibroker
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
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Posts: 9 since Oct 2014
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Hola Amigos !! :)

Just came across this site today. Thanks to google

I,m a trader from India mainly trade derivatives in Indian stock exchange. Have been trading for few years but consider myself a learner

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  #5307 (permalink)
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Poland
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2011
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Hello to all,
thks for join me into thi forum.
I'm a forex trader since 2009 , I work in Poland and always search for new methodology to improve my trading.
Seb

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Renton+WA/US
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Tradestation, Thinkorswim,NinjaTrader,MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex,Futures
 
Posts: 2 since Oct 2014
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Hello Every one

I am beginner trader and I have been trading on and off. I am glad to join futures.io (formerly BMT). Looking to improve my trading skills and money management skills.

Thanks
-Nags

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miami, fl usa
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: stocks
 
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Posts: 1 since Oct 2014
Thanks: 4 given, 1 received

Newbie

I am new, haven't traded yet and don't plan to for awhile. Trying to educate myself and not get swindled joining any on line program.

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Trading Apprentice
Ostrava/Czech Republic
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: YM, NQ, Futures
 
Posts: 2 since Oct 2014
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Introduction


Hello Mike and all good people in trading branch!

I am new to this site, but it already impressed me alot when was trying to find useful information about trading.

Well, I am quite new to this kind of business and I do not have open real account yet, but that is not my actual task TO DO. My first quest, that I have decided to follow is to gather the information base about the futures. So, thats it! I am new to this(app. a year or so), gathering info that I like, searching and making an overall vision about my future steps. I am not doing this very fast, I HAVE TIME! To be honest, up to this point I have managed this - Found my favourite instruments and trading method- INTRADAY, - mini Dow-Jones and E-mini Nasdaq markets to look into, found my actual analyzing program and platform - NinjaTrader 7, doing a backtesting and found myself very interested in PRICE ACTION working -everything about it, now realised that support and resistances is the key to potential victory and orderflow watching, also very useful. Still trying to watch over myself to not get drown in sooo many information at once, as this is also dangerous, to be over-educated at once (i am joking) and to be even more honest, I am gathering my base capital for first real trading. Before that there is really lot of backtesting to be done and even more of paper trading before I decidde to which broker I will fill the pocket with commisions (no offense to all good brokers around)

So, thats it, I am rather talkative kind of a guy, so not sure If anyone will read this long stuff

I am going to take a look around at this forum now )

Wish good trades to ALL!
Best regards,
AJAdio

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