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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

  #5521 (permalink)
Elite Member
Calgary Alberta/Canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi Traders!

Glad to join such an amazing community of traders. I've been sim'ing for about a year and a half now and finally got my live account all set up. Really looking forward to making my first live trade.

I've only been on here for a few short weeks and already I have learned so much from people's threads, posts, and webinars. Really looking forward to continue to learn from everyone

Cheers to a prosperous 2015!


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  #5522 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Red Deer Canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Choosing
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Bob from Alberta

Hi, I've been trading off and on for 30 years, mostly Mutual funds, etf, stocks. Just started exploring options, and day trading SP500 Emini futures. Having some fun getting accounts set up in Canada for Futures Trading!

Currently trying to develop an income stream to avoid having to go back to the mind crushing bleed you dry corporate world.

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Elite Member
Austin, TX
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation, Think or Swim, NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: DTN
Favorite Futures: options and stocks
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Posts: 22 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 9 given, 11 received

Howdy from Austin

Been here off and on. Decided to introduce myself.

I am into technical analysis, stock selection ideas, and so far the best edge and leading indicator I have found is the use of median lines, or pitchforks.

I also aim to improve my skill in Timing, Money Management, and Emotional Control.

Right now, I independently trade stocks and options.

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  #5524 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Rotterdam / Netherlands
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS + MT4
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD
Posts: 1 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

First post

Hi everyone,

I am not new to trading but never posted here before.
3 years of experience and still working and lurking..
Hopefully 2015 will be a lot better.

Good luck to all!

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  #5525 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello everyone. Recently got into futures trading for the past few months and I am looking on expanding my knowledge. I recently also got an account with Ninjatrader so still getting to know this platform. Thanks all!

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  #5526 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
houston texas/us
Futures Experience: None
Platform: metatrader
Favorite Futures: gold
Posts: 25 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 6 given, 2 received

new trader

I am a new trader. still learning. Hope to make friends here. thanks.

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  #5527 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Miami FL
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
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Posts: 2 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 14 given, 1 received

Hello Big Mike, Hello Traders,

I have been studying to become a trader my whole life and I did not even know it This is a community that I hope to continue to build with and help continue to build. With prior experience in equities, I am new to futures and currently learning and practicing only one simple clean method based on 555 tic charts using keltner chnls paired with extra smooth ema's for entry and exit points. At times fib ext where needed for retracements and targets.

I trade mainly the ES right now and will not change until I master (in my own opinion) the ES even though the temptation is always around.

Like Big Mike, I also believe the following:
I will not add any new indicators, methods, nor oscillators or such to my trading because keeping your charts clear and focus on structure is where I believe the strength in ones consistent trading patterns lie. I will develop myself to consistency by learning from everyone here and helping those that I can help along the way.
Thank you all for the future support and the resources you provide to the community!

Mkt Wrestler: BigTuna

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  #5528 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Dallas, TX/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Tried my hand at trading ES contract in 2009 after taking a course on the internet. Did okay at first but got a bored with it and started inventing my own rules....or no rules at all....just seeing what would happen. Did this for about 3 months and shut it down and started trading leveraged ETF's and have been ever since. Thinking of re-opening a future account and getting back into it. Dave

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Membership Temporarily Revoked
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: Oil
Posts: 21 since Dec 2014
Thanks: 42 given, 16 received

Hi to All

Hi to all,

Its me VINOD. RPS from India.Chennai..

Note : unsure: B4 Intro..My ID Banned by Admin..due to Self Promo..Honestly no intention to promo anything..)

wanna learn more, how to adopt this unique set up on Indian Future Market.



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Trading Apprentice
Flushing + NY/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: Stock Options
Posts: 3 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received



I go by "DJ" in my everyday life.
I am a university freshman, studying business management and planning to focus on quantitative finance.

I began trading in the second half of my senior year of high school. I started slow, reading books by Graham on value investing. That was until I met a trader who was enjoying more than moderate success (at such a young age, he was a junior in the same high school).
Because of my exposure to him and his experience, I ditched the investing literature and immediately purchased a good money's worth of trading literature. I started off of John Carter's "Mastering the Trade: 2nd Edition" and then I moved onto the "Trading Price Action" Trilogy by Al Brooks. I was cutting class, skipping entire days of school, neglecting my social life, and performing major reorganization of priorities all to study, learn, adapt and evolve into the trader that I wanted to be.

My strategy at this point has become purely whatever price action knowledge I have gathered from Al Brooks.
I was originally a day trader, focusing on the 5m and 1h timeframes but because of time constraints that university life has placed on me I am now a swing trader on the 1d and 1w timeframes. My preferred instrument is the stock option although I would like to learn commodities and other derivatives.

I hope to consume and incorporate as much knowledge as I can from this forum.


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