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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

  #5451 (permalink)
Elite Member
Rio de Janeiro, RJ / Brasil
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Ninja Trader / Ninja Trader Continuum, Kinetick
Favorite Futures: WIN
Posts: 1 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

Glad to be here

Hello everyone,

I've been trading for about ten years, but never full time. I've had good and bad moments, but, looking back, it seems to me that I could build a much better approach.

My goal is to develop an automated, hopefully profitable, trading system so I can live from that, no longer depend on a full time job and become free(r) to choose how to live my life.

The forum seems to be a great learning environment, I have already learned a lot, hope I can be of some help too. Thanks a lot Mike.

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  #5452 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Hi all,

My name is Alex, I'm fairly new to trading and have been doing some simulated trading in the past. I've joined BigMike's forum to learn!


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  #5453 (permalink)
Elite Member
Zaragoza / Spain
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Thanks to the forum

I registered in forum some time ago to learn and share experiences from each other.

I like algo trading, but it needs full dedication.

Due to time constraints, I have not been able to learn and trade as much as I wish.

Thanks to all users that are making this forum great source of knowledge


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  #5454 (permalink)
Membership Temporarily Revoked
Arcata, Ca.
Futures Experience: None
Platform: OptionsHouse
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 6 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Saying Hello and Cheers to Prosperity!

Hello all, my name is Brian, I live in Humboldt California, I'm 29 years old, I love to travel and that's the main reason I'm here. I was always curious about trading on the markets but never actually did it. About a month ago, I was at the community pool and was talking to another swimmer, he reccomended me a book called Live on the Margin. It's a fun book about some guys who trade high volatility futures as a means of obtaining travel funds while travelling. I'm about a quarter through the book and it's to the point were I want to familiarize myself with the mechanics of trading before I keep reading.

Essentiall, I'm going to start with this tactic as I want to test these opportunities on my next adventure. Thanks to anyone who helps me with my goals.

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  #5455 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Detroit, MI/United States
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Stage 5
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 3 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Futures Edge on FIO
Hello Everyone,

A little about me and why I am here. My real name is Rich and from Michigan. I am 45 years old and retired in January of 2014. However after I found out I was 6 months short of full medical benefits I was lucky enough to pick up another career in January as well. My plans were to retire and Day Trade Full Time but that changed when I received the news. I had good success in trading the E-mini Futures back in the 90's but Divorce forced me to stop, cash out and pay obligations. When I retired this year I figured it would be time to pick up where I left off years ago and boy I was shocked on how that market changed. (Glad I didnt plan on doing this full time so fast). I got started in Feb of 2014 and had great success through Spring and Summer. However, when Sept rolled in, my trading account rolled out. I have struggled Sept, Oct, Nov. December I have put forth a plan, talking to other traders, watching hours of videos and learning the charting tools in and out. I realized that my thought of being a full time trader was a little premature but I think if I keep with it, surround myself with successful traders and learn as much as I can I believe I can still full fill that dream in the next 3 years. Which brings me here!!!!

Hopefully I can meet some good people on here an learn from them.

Hope to talk with some of you soon,


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  #5456 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Calgary, Canada
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex, Futures
Posts: 11 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 3 given, 7 received

New member introduction

Hi Everyone,
I am an industrial engineer in the oil and gas industry by day, and I am into trading at night.

Traded stocks for many years. More recently focusing on futures and forex. I was determined to not wind up one of these traders who blew up their account a couple of times before reaching success or giving up. So I spent years in the paper trading world doing analysis and testing algorithms before going live. I had a couple of false starts as I was ramping up my live trading, but controlled the losses to only a few percent before realizing the errors in the algorithms. Live trading has now been ramping up smoothly over the past few months. I do automated trading with NinjaTrader and Interactive Brokers, with a dose of discretion for activating the algorithms.

Trading can be a lonely endeavor, so I'm joining the community to share experience and knowledge with other others.

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Elite Member
London United Kingdom
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 13 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 1 given, 2 received

Thanks for the great site, Big Mike.
I'm new to all this, but I've read a ton of books and gotten information from many websites. I'm about to start running some replays of the ES on Ninja to see how I get on, then I'll dip my toe in during 2015 - a new start. Hope to learn much from this forum.


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  #5458 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Zagreb, Croatia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation, NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Futures, FX
Posts: 14 since Jan 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello everyone... new to the forum and mostly to fill some time while waiting for a setup. Probably will post some of my entries for daytrades (either ES, FDAX or some interesting forex pair that I have at the moment) or join discussion whatever the topic might be.

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  #5459 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: sierra chart
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 1 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello I trade since 2ans on work with the market a lot profile and the footprint. My results(profits) are mitigated. I have for the impréssion that I miss something. I espere to find answer on this blog which looks me trés interesting.
See you soon

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  #5460 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Indore India
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Metastock
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Jan 2012
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


I am based in India, am a doctor. Have started technical analysis and trading futures after I lost big money in the 2008 crash and later on also.
I mainly use the Elliott Wave analysis for my trades. Most trades are position trades.

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