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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:529,603 / 7,056
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Introduce yourself here!

Old April 8th, 2015, 01:57 PM   #5781 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Chicago, IL USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: The freebie interactivebrokers platform
Favorite Futures: Treasury Futures
 
Posts: 10 since Apr 2015
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Randomengineer here

Hi, joined because of this thread: (bigmiketrading)/brokers-data-feeds/35091-interactive-brokers-not-allowing-futures-trading-iras-6.html

I applied for a new IRA to trade futures earlier in the week and came upon this thread. I'm so irritated and would never have signed up for them had I learned about this beforehand. I'm probably just going to keep the account because I'm in a hurry to hedge interest rates.

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Old April 8th, 2015, 05:05 PM   #5782 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
youngstown ohio
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
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Hi all. I am a beginning day trader focusing on stocks. I am currently using the TOS platform but maybe moving to Tradestation if that seems like the better route. Looking forward to learning more and hopefully sharing my successes!

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Old April 8th, 2015, 10:50 PM   #5783 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Austin,Texas/US
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tradeking, etrade
Favorite Futures: Stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
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Newb


Hi all,
Been trading for about 5 months and reading everything I can. Mostly interested in stocks, swing and day trading. I use Tradeking and Etrade. Like most, I've lost a bit but consider it tuition!

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Old April 9th, 2015, 08:27 AM   #5784 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
columbus, US
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: futures market
 
Posts: 2 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Hi Everyone

Hello,

I am new user on Bigmiketrading.com. Willing to Learn and hope to learn lot from this website.
This is a very good website.

Thanks
Adia

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Old April 9th, 2015, 08:49 AM   #5785 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
parrish FL
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Oil
 
Posts: 2 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello

Futures Edge on FIO

Are you a NinjaTrader user?

 
Hi everyone,

I am new here pleasure to join you. This is a good website. Give me advice and i am willing to learn from here.

Thanks,
Richard

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Old April 10th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #5786 (permalink)
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Boston, MA/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 10 since Aug 2012
Thanks: 34 given, 2 received

Hi

I signed on a few years ago but "found" it again late last year and since then have realized what an excellent site this is.

I started trading stocks using the CANSLIM method ~ 1996, was successful and then started using it with options which was better - but the method was a lot of work. I joined Optionetics hoping to improve my options knowledge and hoped to learn how to set up "delta neutral" trades - though I learned basic terminology I did not derive much that was useful to real trading - (may be it was my shortcoming). Over time I found out more about option spreads, started trading with a $300 account, had a lot of success with it, and then I got the Elliott wave bug and met a EW guru. On one of whose call my accounts were up two fold in a six month period. Things had come quickly and without a lot of pain - making me oblivious to many of the essentials such as good money management required to be a good trader. Greed and invincibility along with a series of subsequent calls from the EW guru brought my account down to a $few k (no one to blame but me) at this time the other account I was trading was double of what it started out, but my recommendation to take profit was also met with greed and subsequently the same fate as my account around 2012 at which time I first came across Big Mike's...

Well since then had to take a few breaks and have been learning about options and futures. traded forex a bit but nothing has come together yet which is profitable consistently. A number of people have told me I should go back to the options trades I used to do - but to me that is a slow process and requires more capital than forex or futures ( the returns on the spreads were in the 4% to 10% range each cycle of 4 to 6 weeks - sometimes more)...

I have tried many systems and methods and am still working away at finding a system that i can trade day in and day out and make consistent money....

cheers


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Old April 10th, 2015, 03:34 PM   #5787 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Istanbul, Turkey
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: cTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 4 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Hi everyone,

I am aiming to become a systematic trader. Although my programming skills lack a bit, I am studying to become better at it. I hope to learn a lot, and wish everyone good luck!

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Old April 10th, 2015, 06:37 PM   #5788 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
los angeles, california
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: oil
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

new here

Hello! I've visited the site plenty of times, just now signing up!

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Old April 11th, 2015, 02:46 PM   #5789 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Sydney+NSW/Australia
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2013
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Hi Everyone

It's a great site and glad to be here. Been studying but wish to put trading into practice by doing demo now. Am interested in currencies, commodities and indices, hopefully more on the first.

Cheers Tommy

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Old April 12th, 2015, 01:41 PM   #5790 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Trenton NJ USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tos
Favorite Futures: options
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello BigMike


I found this site one day when looking for publically posted thinkscripts. My style is both trend (Futures) and mean regression (options). Trying to develop consistent habits leading to consistent profits and reduced account volatility. Better tools to identify reliable trends and enter earlier are my holy grail. I regard thinkorswim IVR as the best thing since sliced bread.

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