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Introduce yourself here!

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Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: AMP/Kinetick
Favorite Futures: E-Mini S&P500 Futures
Posts: 1 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Hi Everyone,

My name is Alex. I'm an active futures trader. Before futures I used to trade forex, however I found that the E-Mini S&P500 more appealing and profitable for me when it comes to trading intraday. I joined the forum to because one should never stop learning and sharing.


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Trading Apprentice
San Francisco, CA US
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: TWS
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 3 since Jan 2015
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I bought my first stock over 50 years ago, but only have become a serious trader when I began nearing retirement a few years ago. I've explored a variety of trading strategies, but now that I actually am retired I'm shifting more towards income investing.

I currently live in San Francisco but am moving to sunnier Palm Springs.

N Madson

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Bluffdale, UT
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 7 since Apr 2010
Thanks: 20 given, 4 received

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Hi everyone,

Me... I'm a wife and daughter of a 3rd grader. I've been interested in day trading for about 5 years and just pulled the trigger. (New Years Rez). I Opened up an account w Ninjatrader brokerage. I am interested in the emini markets, and I sim-traded for a couple weeks and did really well. I started live trading last monday and was up and down a couple hundred bucks and finished down $212 yesterday. I am not looking to get rich, I would just like to make some additional household income. I'm reading a ton of material and watching youtube vids. I am a sponge for info right now. As a beginning trader I'm aware that I am vulnerable to lots of stuff and I am just trying to avoid as many mistakes as possible. I want to weed out as many bad decisions as I can. LOL! Here is what I've been looking into.

1. What are the best book/books/videos/articles to understanding Charts? (support, resistance, best indicators)?
2. I would like to sit in on a great live trade room. Which ones are legit and best? (currently doing a couple free trials w Rios tradelab and

I appreciate any help I can get from you guys that have been doing this for a while. What advice would you give to yourself if you could go back? haha.

Thanks and God Bless,

Hi Laura,

I would suggest watching the webinars on this site, with (IMO) particular attention to Al Brooks, FT 71, Linda Bradford Raschke, and of course, Big Mike.

Regarding psychology: Dr.Brett Steenbarger & Denise Shull.

Best of luck to you.

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Sparta, TN/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Fidelity
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 6 given, 0 received

Brand new to trading

Hello all. I am brand new to this. I just started buying dividend stocks for long term investment last November and wanted to learn how to start making money now in the market. Not just building a long term portfolio. I asked for more information from a commercial on CNBC and was introduced to the emini and buying and selling futures contracts. The education offered was around $1,000/mo or $5,000 for a year. That seemed very expensive and a big amount to overcome every month. I have been watching you tube videos for the past 3 days and trying to learn as much as I can about indicators and even the basics. I haven't signed up as an Elite member yet, but I am considering it. Still trying to consider if this is something that I have time to devote learning enough to do it. I am a Realtor that does ok but interested in a way to make additional income.
Thank you for having a place to ask questions. It seems that all of the youtube videos are trying to sell a system of charts and indicators.
Thank you,

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New York, NJ
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL/TF/NQ
Posts: 1 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received


Hi Everyone,

I was trying to approach markets for about 10 years now, started with forex part time then moved to futures, anyway was not serious about it until now. Hope to become a part of traders community, learn to trade and make it my career.

Best of luck to all.

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Elite Member
Caracas/Distrito Capital/Venezuela
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, Metatrader
Favorite Futures: CL
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Posts: 13 since Nov 2014
Thanks: 43 given, 10 received

Greetings to all members of this great forum.
My name is Engel and hopefully bring something to my humble knowledge and helping others

many blessings to all and hope to see you over there


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Elite Member
Lindstrom, MN USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Interactive Brokers
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 22 given, 0 received

Hi, my name is Jeremy. I took my first trade in 2003 and have been interested in and unprofitable with it ever since. I'm looking to learn and understand what it means to trade profitably. Looking forward to working with you all in developing understanding and profitability!

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Sunnyvale CA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Etrade, TradeMonster
Favorite Futures: Stocks, Oil, Options
Posts: 1 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received


Hi, I've been trading on and off since 10 years - mostly losing because of unidirectional thinking. This site and discussion are amazing and better than reading books. Looking forward to learn and share. Thank you.


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Market Wizard
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: Infinity Futures
Favorite Futures: ES, NQ, CL
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Posts: 1,747 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 4,013 given, 2,668 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Loved the website..

Hello Mike, The website is great and gives me a path to learn US markets and fellow traders strategies.

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Trading Apprentice
Perth Australia
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ninja dastrader
Broker/Data: Sure trader das,
Favorite Futures: stocks nasdaq
Posts: 3 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received

Hi admin man,
I have been trading part time for ten years with little ongoing success. Blown up my account at least 3 times. I know beyond a shred of doubt that I will become a consitently profitable trader and have made huge moves towards this in the last 6 months of near full time trading - now day trading.

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