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  #5671 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
London, UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: STS
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hi guys, I work for a prop shop based in UK as futures trader. At the moment my main focus is the eurostoxx which I trade all day long.

Cheers

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  #5672 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Toronto, ON, Canada
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hello to all of you,

I am a beginner trader, looking forward to learn from all of you and give back to the community.

cheers

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  #5673 (permalink)
Elite Member
St Peter Port, Guernsey
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB, Esignal, Tradestation, Ninjattraderader, Livevol
Broker/Data: IB, Livevol, Tradestation and Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Stocks, Options, FX
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Greetings BM Forum Members


I have been a very occasional user of the forum in the past and have always found very useful and practical information. I have recently started to use Ninjatrader as a platform as well as backtesting on Tradestation so really appreciate the resources (indicators and webinars) but more than that the collective wisdom of the forum.

Best wishes

Ian

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  #5674 (permalink)
Elite Member
Chicago + Illinois
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: CQG
Favorite Futures: yen
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi Mike
I'm a futures broker, and hopeful trader. I've had some success, and some failure. I find this forum of vetting ideas most hopeful. I try to pass along my risk management ideas and helpful tips to keep my clients from doing foolish things. It doesn't always sink in quickly, to them OR ME!
G

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  #5675 (permalink)
Elite Member
Sacramento CA/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja, ThinkSwim, Used TS
Favorite Futures: CL, ES, ZB
 
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Posts: 7 since Feb 2015
Thanks: 9 given, 5 received

New member - old trader

I'm an engineer from old school silicon valley.

1996 was my break through year for trading.
NASD $COMP drooped 20% from May 1260 -> 1050 and recovered to parity in OCT
It scared a lot of people, very similar to the last 6 months. Highest highs, fear, DESPARATION

Oh yea, scored a doubling 16K toy account in 5 wks by watching some really terrible but motivated news / SOES bandits who I escaped from by getting fascinated in the retracement WAVES in the market and finding liquid vehicles that delivered on average 1.5% daily surfing the waves.


Jump forward
I've recently re-evaluated my LIFE-STRATEGY as I've been reminded how short the good years in life are.
It's scary to watch your parents, peers and mentors loose all their mojo, their minds and die.

To that end, I committed a lot of JAN/FEB 2015 to rebuilding my futures skills to aggressively trade 5%
of my capital and create a formal plan for not wasting opportunities on the other 95%. My target is retire early without fear of gaps except medical insurance.

It's been a good 60 days to trade ES/CL, I've re-learned so much and know I've only got 1% skills under my belt.
Looking back, the volatility collapse that all the traders have complained about is normal and learning to trade these have been just as benifitial


I look forward to 10 next ideas, the discussions, 10 kicks in the pants to code the solution to what's pissing me off
and 2 great new friends that i'll meet

IM me if there are threads on capital management or sector discovery threads


Paco

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Trading Apprentice
San Antonio TX/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tos
Favorite Futures: spy
 
Posts: 15 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 12 given, 3 received


paco View Post
I'm an engineer from old school silicon valley.

1996 was my break through year for trading.
NASD $COMP drooped 20% from May 1260 -> 1050 and recovered to parity in OCT
It scared a lot of people, very similar to the last 6 months. Highest highs, fear, DESPARATION

Oh yea, scored a doubling 16K toy account in 5 wks by watching some really terrible but motivated news / SOES bandits who I escaped from by getting fascinated in the retracement WAVES in the market and finding liquid vehicles that delivered on average 1.5% daily surfing the waves.


Jump forward
I've recently re-evaluated my LIFE-STRATEGY as I've been reminded how short the good years in life are.
It's scary to watch your parents, peers and mentors loose all their mojo, their minds and die.

To that end, I committed a lot of JAN/FEB 2015 to rebuilding my futures skills to aggressively trade 5%
of my capital and create a formal plan for not wasting opportunities on the other 95%. My target is retire early without fear of gaps except medical insurance.

It's been a good 60 days to trade ES/CL, I've re-learned so much and know I've only got 1% skills under my belt.
Looking back, the volatility collapse that all the traders have complained about is normal and learning to trade these have been just as benifitial


I look forward to 10 next ideas, the discussions, 10 kicks in the pants to code the solution to what's pissing me off
and 2 great new friends that i'll meet

IM me if there are threads on capital management or sector discovery threads


Paco

Why don't you trade Options? Futures are so pricey in terms of RR ratio. I'm not complaining, Just sayin...

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  #5677 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Futures, stocks
 
Posts: 2 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Thank you

Thank you Mike

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  #5678 (permalink)
Elite Member
Toronto, Canada
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: ETFs and Stocks
 
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Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Hello to everyone in BM's Forum

Hi Mike and members of BM's Forum

Although I've been trading since the 1990's I still consider myself a beginner. I have had some successes and some failures but haven't become consistent enough to generate the income I would like to have. When I can pull living expenses out every month I'll consider myself intermediate and an expert if I ever have "f u money", from a movie I recently watched.

I use to work for a large computer company, because it wasn't hitting its expected quarterly results and I was nearing retirement age, we parted company. Now that I'm able to watch the markets all day I'm finding doing credit spreads 45 days out is not engaging enough and doesn't generate the income I need. I'm hoping, with help from Big Mike and members of this form that I'll be able to find that strategy that will get me the "f u money".

Because I reside in Canada and use the TOS platform I'm only able to trade stocks and options, no futures, but on the plus side day trading rules don't apply. I welcome all the help I can get and if I can ever assist anyone I would gladly do so.

Thanks and good trading to all.
Neil

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Trading Apprentice
Toronto Ontario Canada
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Scotia Etrade TC2000
Favorite Futures: Stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hello everyone,

I seemed to have been herded here with a short note saying to post after reading this thread....it's 569 pages!
Anyway resistance seems futile so I am posting. I like this post entry panel with the emoticon crowd at the bottom.
I am just a beginner trader but have traded for a number of years (stocks and a few options). I guess I am a position trader and swing trader with some intra day stuff. I am just starting with Ninja but I really think the possibilities for trades lie in scanning the whole market so that's why I use TC2000. I like the flexibility in Ninja and great third party indicator support. Have played with Quantshare but you have to have good programming skills to take full advantage and life is short.

Best to you all,

Bruce.

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Trading Apprentice
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Futures, stocks
 
Posts: 2 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

SRLax


Hi All,
I am trading stocks since 1998 and burnt my fingers in 2000 and 2008. But I continued trading stocks and I would like to jump into options, futures and forex.
Hope I can learn from your experiences here.

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