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Introduce yourself here!

  #5421 (permalink)
Elite Member
New York/US
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IB/IQFeed
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 1 since May 2014
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Introduction

Hello Fellow Traders,

My name is Ed. I've been trading the ES consistently since the start of this year. I've lost more than what I would like to admit during the first 8 months. They say that most traders don't last 6 months and I almost became part of that statistic.

About 2 months ago I came across the book "The Disciplined Trader" by Mark Douglas that has made a big positive impact on my trading. I'm no longer bleeding money every week. Instead I'm going through a break-even phase these last 3 months. I never thought how a proper mindset could make such a big difference, always considered that kind of stuff psychobabble. The next thing that stopped the bleeding was money management, I didn't have one during my first 8 months and was the 2nd reason why I lost every week.

I'm looking forward to sharing ideas and also learning from you all. I would say don't take as long as I did to post my introduction (I joined 7 months ago) because there is so much you can learn from this site (from what I can see) that will hopefully prevent you from making the same mistakes that wipes out the rookies by their 6 month of trading.

Good Trading!
Ed

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  #5422 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
vancouver, bc, canada
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: oil
 
Posts: 4 since Nov 2014
Thanks: 10 given, 0 received

Hi there,

My name is Kim. I have been trading for a few years - futures only - mainly CL, TF, GC and NG. I still consider myself a beginner as I have not been able to achieve the consistency required to achieve a steady income from trading. Just recently I joined a new company and chart room that has a unique approach to the market and trading. I feel like I have had a bit of a break through with this new system. I look forward to increasing my knowledge by regularly visiting this forum.

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  #5423 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Zagreb, Croatia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Chart, Integrated Investor, eSignal, Platinum
Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers, Rithmic, Optimus Futures
Favorite Futures: Daytrading ES
 
Posts: 4 since Nov 2014
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

My trading life...


Hi all,

I have been trading on and off for 14 years. Only in the last 3 years have I really devoted myself to it. I have traded Aussie stocks, US stocks, US stock options, futures, warrants, forex, forex futures, gold, crude. Not much I haven't tried. Now I exclusively trade the ES and US stock options. I seriously underestimated the work required to be a consistently profitable trader. However, I am happy I did start the process, it has been an extremely tough journey, banging my head against a wall until I'm almost ready to give up, then trying something else. My consistency is still patchy, but I'm so close I can smell it.

Here's to all of us improving together!

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  #5424 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Malang, Indonesia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: metatrader
Favorite Futures: EURUSD, GPUSD, Gold
 
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Posts: 11 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

hi
sensei has arrived
been trading with forex mostly for years.
wish this community would grant more knowledge and experience
thank;s all

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  #5425 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NINJA
Broker/Data: AMP
Favorite Futures: Stocks,futures,4x
 
Posts: 25 since Feb 2014
Thanks: 42 given, 17 received

Aloha from Hawaii

JCHAWAII here. I live on the North Shore of Hawaii, been living the dream for 50 years here (they haven't caught me yet). I make surfboards, surf a lot, have a great family and for the last few years have been getting up at 3 am (that really sucks) to trade futures. getting better all the time but still spotty.. Made a 180 ticks on CL today but those days are rare and I usually give it back to the market later on...lol

...still a journeyman trader but just like the one guy, I can smell success coming..lol

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Elite Member
barcelona
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: futuros
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2014
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received

gratitude

hello, nice to be part of a forum where issues are related to market as trader I have time but I can not fight my fears is a thorny path but surely he can get the objetibos marked
regards
Joan

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  #5427 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Miami Florida USA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 2 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received

Hello All! Newbie to the site and trading as a whole, I hail from Florida! did some options trading in the past without much education so that trading account bit the dust real quick!. I now trade the ES and hope to learn as much as i can here. Nice to meet you all!

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Trading Apprentice
london
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: currency
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

hi all

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Trading Apprentice
San Angelo, Texas
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ToS, Oanda Rest API, NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi. I'm programmer with a primary interest in forex. Looks like I'm going to find this place pretty interesting.
Traded since 09 with a long break from 2011 to August of this year.
Started with stocks, moved to options, then forex, and fell apart with futures Summer 2010. Forex is my home for now due to its capital flexability and available API's (my primary forex broker made a free one).

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  #5430 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Mississauga / Canada
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Trade station
Favorite Futures: Futures, stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello all,

Glad to be here. Look forward to learning and contributing.
Magdy

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