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