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Old March 19th, 2015, 09:58 AM   #5721 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Chicago, IL
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 4 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Hey you guys, I'm excited to be on this form. I'm much more of a reader, and will post when there is something I feel I'll be able to help with.

I mostly trade the ES and use TradeStation v 9.5 to do so. Also do a bit of options trading.

I'll be seeing you guys around!

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Old March 19th, 2015, 12:43 PM   #5722 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation, Metastock
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since Oct 2014
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

EOD Trader

Hi everyone,
Great forum you have here. I've been trading end of day for the past few years because of my job and have had my share of gains and losses. Not enough gains to quit my job though. I've recently started to use NT7 and hope to find useful information to help me succeed and contribute to help others when I can.

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Old March 19th, 2015, 01:11 PM   #5723 (permalink)
Elite Member
Grand Junction, Colorado/USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IB/NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 4 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 10 given, 7 received

Hello from Western Colorado

Hi All,

I started trading with stock options - learned a lot, but found the ES was a better fit for me. My trading has been up and down over the past few years as I worked on my Holy Grail (positive expectation system + mindset).

I'm satisfied with my system now, and am really watching what I'm saying to myself when I justify taking a position. If the words fit my system, I'm in - if the words start with "I think it will....", then I'm trying to enter a momentum bar before completion, expecting it to continue to my targets; this is where I usually get nailed. I only trade retracements after a trendline cross now (all tfs) and my numbers are MUCH better.

I'm getting used to being ok with small losers and trusting my system. I've finally created a spreadsheet that calculates my entry, stop, and target numbers quickly - not that I can't do it in my head, but the process of physically plugging in the numbers and putting in the orders keeps my head and emotions in the right place.

Good wishes to everyone for good trading.

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Old March 19th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #5724 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
london + united kingdom
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: meta trader
Favorite Futures: forex
Posts: 3 since Feb 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello Everyone
My name is Masood from London UK.

I thanks mike for this great forum.
I am a newbie in this area. I learnt to play about with forex. made some and lost more. I am now taking interest in options. they sound great but I have no clue yet how to play them as I am finding a bit difficult to understand the many confusing terms. But I am sure its a matter of time when I will start to understand. I will ask you guys when I seek help. I will also share my experience in future.
Thanks to all, Cheeers.

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Old March 20th, 2015, 08:39 AM   #5725 (permalink)
Elite Member
Austin, TX
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation, MultiCharts, WealthLab
Favorite Futures: TF
Posts: 13 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 2 given, 7 received

Hi All

Futures Edge on FIO

What happens to the S&P 500 when a new President takes office?

Been trading for about 20 years. Ran a trading desk at an investment bank for 10. Semi-retired now for 5+ years. Never traded equites much until I left banking. I primarily discretionary trade but my biases are driven by system generated edges. I still have a dream of having an automated set of strategies that does most of my trading but I haven't got there yet (not sure I ever will). Tried a lot of platforms TradeStation, WealthLab, MultiCharts, ThinkOrSwim, NinjaTrader, but I've always been somewhat dis-satisfied with all of them at some point. I even tried coding my own. I've decided to commit to NinjaTrader with the release of NT8 which lead me to this forum.


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Old March 20th, 2015, 09:43 AM   #5726 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Wilmington North Carolina
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: Options
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


Hey Fellow Traders,

I'm Julian. Been Trading FOREX and BINARY OPTIONS For About 5 Months. I've Been Gaining Knowledge Of The Market Slowly But Am Determined To Make A Life Out Of Doing This Professionally And Being Consistently Profitable. Shout Out To All The Vets Who Live That Dream.

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Old March 20th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #5727 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Lone Grove, OK
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, MultiCharts
Favorite Futures: Oil
Posts: 1 since May 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Hi Everyone,

I have been a member of Big Mikes for a long time, but have never posted anything. The reason for never posting was that I was a part owner of a Vendor Company called EOTPro for many years, and thought that it was not proper for me to post, but I have retired from EOTPro, so there is no conflict anymore.

I have traded futures since 1979. That means I have been trading futures for 36 years. No wonder I feel so old. I also wrote many of the indicators for EOTPro when we first opened the company. I started writing the indicators I first traded with, in the early versions of TradeStation.

I now trade CL, TF, ES, Stocks, and Stock options.

I now use NinjaTrader and MultiCharts for trading futures, and MetaStock and Omnitrader for trading stocks. I only trade stocks EOD.


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Old March 21st, 2015, 09:02 AM   #5728 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Milan, Italy
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Options
Posts: 1 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello All,
I'm Andrea from Italy (near Venice).
I write this post because I need download Supertrend for Ninjatrader. I do trading only intraday on dax throw chart trading. Sorry for my poor english. I promise to be more collaborative in future. Thanks to all for the contribute.
Regards, Andrea

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Old March 21st, 2015, 11:30 AM   #5729 (permalink)
Elite Member
Venice, FL
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: ZN
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Posts: 2 since Mar 2012
Thanks: 29 given, 2 received

Thanks Mike

Thanks Big Mike !

This is a great resource and I hope to be able to continue to learn and contribute.

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Old March 23rd, 2015, 06:48 AM   #5730 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Bangkok , Thailand
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Metatrader , Interactive Broker
Favorite Futures: Stocks , oil
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 6 given, 0 received

I', glad to be here.

I am Pattakarn from Thailand.

Been trade US equity about 6 months.

Now I'm looking for improve my skill to be professional trader.

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