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Introduce yourself here!

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Trading Apprentice
Roanoke VA USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 7 given, 0 received

Thank You

Hi Mike Thanks for creating your blog. It's been a very rough road for me as a trader. I hope to regroup as you have done and start to consistently become a better trader and make some money along the way. Thanks again!

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  #5792 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IB/Kinetick
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD, USD/JPY
Posts: 6 since Feb 2015
Thanks: 8 given, 3 received

Hello Everyone!

I traded Forex for the last two years with mixed results. Now i am trying to get my hands on trading Futures and specifically on developing an ea based on the orderflow. I already found this forum to be a very valuable source of information. Thanks to Big Mike and all the members contributing, making all this possible. Great Work!


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  #5793 (permalink)
Elite Member
Tel Aviv Israel
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: CQG
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 21 since Feb 2015
Thanks: 30 given, 12 received

Hi all

I am new to trading, just started exploring a few months ago.
My interests are mainly volume and tape reading as well as market profile.

I wish good luck to all the traders! And myself of course

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  #5794 (permalink)
Elite Member
United States + Utah
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: emini ES (S&P futures)
Posts: 2 since May 2014
Thanks: 9 given, 0 received

Hello to BMT emini daytraders

I look forward to reading comments about your success in trading emini futures. I am especially interested in trading the
TF contract. I wish you all the best success.

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  #5795 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ProRealTime
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Presentation - Josť Freitas - Island of Madeira (Land where CR7 is Born )

Hi everyone!
Like most beginners traders I lost a lot of money in forex, especially when I negotiating times of 5, 15, 30 and even 60 minutes. Here I want to learn exchanging ideas and seeking always upgrade me personal level. I hope learn more here and start making money in forex, stocks and other assets. I also like programming and want to learn more about construction of indicators that can help me in daily trading. I Working with the ProRealTime platform, which although more expensive, has a much higher quality level, although the METATRADER is also excellent, but this has not PORTUGAL stocks (PSI 20 and EURONEXT LISBON that I transaction to). Best regards. Josť Freitas

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Trading Apprentice
Salt Lake City, UT/USA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Index options, Futures Options
Posts: 10 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 11 received

An options trader


I've read posts on Big Mike's for a while now, but finally joined a week or so ago. It was the "Selling Options on Futures" thread that caught my attention.

I've been trading options since early 2004. First with covered calls on biotech stocks. By 2005 I was trading primarily iron condors on Russell 2000 futures. My main options trades are still iron condors on the indices (RUT, SPX, NDX) or on futures (CL, 6E). I've used TradeKing and IB, but currently use TOS.

I tend to do a lot of automated backtesting of options trades and post the results on my blog.


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Trading Apprentice
Manila + Luzon/Philippines
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Favorite Futures: Stocks, Options
Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

New to the Forum

Had a pretty good corporate job, but quit a few years ago. Was half-assing my trading for the past few years and decided that I should take it more serious. Just moved internationally to lower my living expenses.

Goal is to make 2x living expenses via short-term equity / options trading (not day trading though) and make a few concentrated longer term bets for portfolio growth. I'm hoping I can make some smart trading decisions as I'm not ready to go back to an office job yet.

GLTA with their trades.

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Trading Apprentice
toronto + ontario/canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: tradestation
Favorite Futures: forex
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Kurcina here, nice to meet you all.

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PJ Malaysia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: FCPO
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Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hello Everybody

Glad to be onboard and swin with everybody.

PJ, Malaysia

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Trading Apprentice
New York City + New York
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Forex
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Posts: 2 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 7 given, 0 received

An older newbie.

Greetings everyone.

I'm coming at this from a different direction. I spent many years in the financial information industry, designing quote systems, value added calculation systems, and risk management services, mostly for OTC fixed income, OTC foreign exchange , and financial and agricultural futures markets. My second career was in data mining, mostly of unstructured text and its connection to financial markets. I'm hoping my third career will be in individual trading.

My academic training was in Econometrics and international economics. My recent research interests have been in heuristic optimization systems and multivariate forecasting methods. My primary computing tools have been R. I'm currently struggling to adapt to the brave new world (for me) of object oriented programming in C# and C++. I hope to trade in spot FX and equities in the near term.

I look forward to participating in the forums.


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