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Introduce yourself here!
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Welcome to futures io.

Welcome, Guest!

This forum was established to help traders (especially futures traders) by openly sharing indicators, strategies, methods, trading journals and discussing the psychology of trading.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading forums:
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Introduce yourself here!

  #5511 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Sao Paulo, SP/Brazil
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: metatrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello from Brazil

Hi I am from Sao Paulo, Brazil, a investor at Forex trading. Soon I will move to Malaga and I want to meet people outside internet, so let's try to meet each other in real world too.

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  #5512 (permalink)
Viper trader
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Ninjabrokerage
Favorite Futures: CL, NQ, FDAX, TF
Posts: 3 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Im daytrading for a living and sometimes it works sometimes it works a little less. So im learning along the way.

I heard about the forum from a friend and registered......

Best Bas

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  #5513 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Brisbane Qld Australia
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Oct 2014
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hi from Aussie land

My story ...... blew up small fortune but learned to trade (in a fashion) eventually, and continue to learn everyday.



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  #5514 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
La Jolla, California
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

la jolla forex maniac

hi everyone, trading forex PT, looking forward to make it FT in 2015
learning new things everyday, hope to learn even more on this forum

happier trading new year everyone!!!

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  #5515 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: future
Posts: 2 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

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Hi all,
nice discovering of this place.
User of N7 i hope to find support from all of you.
See soon

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Elite Member
Fulda, Hessen, Germany
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, Qtrader
Favorite Futures: 6E
Posts: 2 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 8 given, 1 received

Hi everybody

Hi Everybody

I am a part-time future trader, and i am so glad to join this community. I would like to thank you for sharing all this great posts ,indicators, and trading advices.


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Sharm El Sheik/Egypt
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Think Or Swim / NADEX Pro Trader
Broker/Data: TOS - Datafeed
Favorite Futures: NADEX - EUR/USD, AUD/USD 5 Min Binaries
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Posts: 10 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 6 given, 4 received

My introduction

Hi Mike thanks for creating this site...

I am new to trading and hope to make it my source of income one day despite the odds. I have never traded before but I have dabbled in the stock market with my ira. I will have a decent amount of capital to start trading with around $20k.

Right now I am not in the hurry to loose my money so I have been researching different trading systems and markets to find what I think would be a good fit for me to start. I had settled on using Ninja trader and the DTS system but I felt the pricing was too expensive. I wasn't sure if would live up to its promises.

I am going to go the through the free information here on this site and will probably sign up for the elite membership as well.

I want to find something that appeals to me and stick with it until I master it. I can get distracted easily and I know this can be fatal to my success as a trader. Right now I have the advantage of being fresh and coach-able with no bad habits when it comes to trading.

My goal is to make a decent living trading and travel abroad while doing it. I think Top Step Trader maybe a good way to do this with risking my capital.

I have looked at DTS, Newbie Trader, TheDayTradingAcademy, Jigsaw Trading, Investors Underground, Boomerang Day Trader

Being an internet marketer I am cynical and can recognize marketing hype when I see it.

Ultimately I know that there are a million ways to trade, and there is no one way that is better than another. Its just what works best for you. Its the same with martial arts.

Having a trading plan (sticking to it) and good risk management seems part of the of the keys to success.

Right now my main concern is to build a solid foundation on understanding the market, why and how it moves. Peter Davies shed some light on that in his free materials at Jigsaw trading.

If anyone has any recommendations for a solid system for a beginner to start on I would welcome any suggestions. As for now I will be going through the valuable free information here. The $100 is a paltry sum to be a lifetime member here and shows Mike is serious about helping people, thanks again Big Mike.

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  #5518 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
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Posts: 45,843 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,105 given, 81,555 received


Stop pursuing any and all vendors or systems.

Read my signature and follow it. Start learning and thinking for yourself.

Any follow ups don't belong here, this thread is for introductions only

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Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

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Trading Apprentice
Ljubljana Slovenia
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received


Hi to everyone,

I'm from Slovenia and interested in E-mini S&P 500 Futures. I am new to trading so I came here to hopefully learn a lot from you guys.


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  #5520 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Phoenix Arizona/USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Thinkorswim
Broker/Data: TD Ameritrade
Favorite Futures: Stock, Index options
Posts: 2 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

Hello to all

This looks like a great place to interact with active traders. I've been trading stock and index options on TOS for almost 2 years now and find it to be fascinating - guess I'm hooked. I am an intermediate trader and I am still making too many mistakes - I am close to breaking even. When I do that I will have achieved my first trading milestone!

I hope to get involved and learn and help where I can.

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