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Quick Intro

Hi Mike and All ..

I started to transition from AIQ's TradingExpertPro coding to Ninjatrader last year and initially found the support and NT installed indicators enough to get my custom indicators close to what I had in place for AIQ. But at this point I need to get some feedback and ideas from other experience trader/coders so looking forward to learning more, and hopefully being able to share some ideas/code at some point.


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Glasgow Strathclyde Scotland
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Meta Trader 4
Favorite Futures: Forex
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Hi to everyone I guess I am here because I am failing and have just blew up another account
cheers Rob

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Christchurch ,NZ
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: mt4
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
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Hi Mike
Came across your site to look at a indicator-just on a demo at the moment learning forex,though I do like the look of options-well I,ll say Hi to everyone and may everyone have a brilliant week Dave21

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Futures Experience: None
Platform: cityindex
Favorite Futures: gbp/usd
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Hi my names nik im from the uk just learnt a little will soon start trading properly just wanted to introduce myself

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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: NQ
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HI all, my name is Beau and I live in Chicago. Been learning how to trade futures the past few months with the goal of making it a career. Struggling to find consistency so hoping to find some ideas here!

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Dothan Alabama/United States
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Option press and Option House
Favorite Futures: Options
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Hello all. I've been trading for almost a year. Looking forward to learning lots of good stuff.

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Favorite Futures: ES
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Hi everyone,

I am an entrepreneur who previously had a lot of success with building my own business to the point where I successfully sold my company in 1999 to a public entity for millions of dollars of the company stock. Within 18 months in 2001 my shares became totally worthless and I lost everything. From that point on I have been an employee relying on others to chart my path through life.

I now have decided to take the plunge and get back in control of my future and I am looking for education and direction from fellow traders who have successfully achieved consistent results in the markets.

At this point in time I am spending a lot of time educating myself on a high probability trading strategy, setting up a capital management plan and reading about mental discipline and what it takes to be a successful day trader.

I call myself a beginner trader but I have traded stocks for several years between 2000 through 2006 with no strategic plan. I have taken several hot tips from a few brokers who were more interested in my account revolving than me making any money, and all while I sit in the sidelines with an invest and hope plan for positive returns.

While I did have huge success with one stock which I choose myself I have had terrible results from other stock picks of my own and those from brokers. I actually think the early success I had with the one investment caused the losses with the future investments I have made since then.

I look forward to reading many of the posts on this site and learning as much as I can from the other traders out there.

I have heard a lot of great things about joining this forum and for any traders who take the time to reply any constructive advice is welcome.

All the best to my fellow traders!

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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Interactive Brokers
Favorite Futures: Stocks, Options, Futures(Beginner)
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
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Hello Everyone! New to BM's forum

Hi Mike and Traders in BM's forum,

I have been trading since 2009 in the US markets, but to be honest with you, I really depended on stocks and options trading alert websites and blogs with service charges. I think some of them you probably know just by hearing the names. I switched to about 5 different of them. I did have some good results, but I think I am basically back to where I started. I cancelled all of my memberships, and stopped trading for quite some time now.

I was lucky enough to find BM's forum from google search, after long hours of searching again for those costly advisors with an interest in beginning e-mini s&p 500 futures trading. I am very new to futures, and wish that I can start learning things the right way by this forum. Also, hope that I can contribute to members here later in the future. Currently using IB(Interactive Brokers), but planning to get NT for the futures trading. I am open for any advice on where to start learning e-mini s&p 500 futures trading, so please kindly share any insights.

I will be trading from South Korea, so may be bit off line while trading is all live, but will do my best to join and participate as much as I can. Thank you, and nice to meet all of you!

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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tos
Favorite Futures: spy
Posts: 15 since Jan 2015
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Newbie and an oldie

I used to dabble with stocks and options some years ago. I got burned and so I decided to come back when I had more time to learn the ropes. Now I'm back. I work evenings, so I thought why not get into trading again. I love the leverage you can get with options so this has become my focus. I have concentrated on simple option plays (gotta be good at something basic before moving on). Seems my better days are when I use price levels (where bottoms and tops converge over days and weeks) as my ally. I'm not sure how much I can divulge on here so I'll save it for the forum.

So although I am in awe at the scripts I've seen in this forum, I am patiently looking for a script that plots levels at clusters of 3 or more price touches. From what I've learned, some people call that a confluence. Well, I can't post links yet, but if you google, "price support resistance for Amibroker (AFL)", you'll see the kind of levels I'm referring to. And I've googled for days and can't find a version for thinkscript.

Anyway, in addition to TOS, I'm currently signing up with Interactive Broker. So if anyone wants to chat about technicals or the market drop me a line.

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