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Introduce yourself here!

  #5841 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Dusseldorf + Germany
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TWS
Favorite Futures: 6E, Futures, EUR/USD
Posts: 6 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 6 given, 2 received

Hi to everybody,

I'm a fulltime trader.
I've been trading the EUR/USD ( 6E Future ) for 3 years now and my trading timeframe is the 5 min chart.
I live in Europe and my trading hours are just between 8 am and 1 pm Central European Time.
As I'm a price action trader, I don't use any indictors or oscillators apart from the volume and the EMA20. My way of trading is much affected by Lance Beggs.

If there is anybody around with a similar way of trading, just let me know.

Thanks and good trades to everyone

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  #5842 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES, EUR/USD
Posts: 4 since May 2015
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

Hi All

Im in market since 1995 first in stocks after futures. I take all this time alternating trading to my job and start few moths ago with NinjaTrader and order flows world. First, I was in local market and now I move to US and forex market .

I hope to recover all the lost money at this time

Im very happy to found this forum


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  #5843 (permalink)
Elite Member
Denver CO/USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: CL
Posts: 1 since Jan 2014
Thanks: 25 given, 0 received

I have been trading the past 2 years now in the futures market, mostly crude and es. Working on making a living trading futures. Looking forward to learning from all the master traders here.

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Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Dont know yet
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 2 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hey Guys

Hey Bike Mike and gday guys

My name is Darren Humphries,, I am an Aussie living in Toowoomba which is a decent size city in Queensland.
I am an IT engineer and pilot for the largest John Deere dealership in Australia.

Am 48 years old this year and to be totally honest am sick of working for the man and want to control my life a little more in terms of how I spend my time and how I make money.

Like everyone on this site I have immersed myself in the pursuit of a profitable and realistic trading setup.
Spent the last months reviewing the different trading platform on offer and also looking at my options with rgds to Brokers in Australia.

I am a rank beginner and do not have a live account yet.
At this point I am still trying to decide which market to trade.

Specifically interested in trading an instrument that supports tick charts natively as I believe this form of charting offers many advantages over time based charts - especially with regards to identifying the entries/exits of professonal traders.

Look forward to participating however I can and thank everyone in advance for the wealth of knowledge on the site.

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Elite Member
Pune India
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Stocks
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Posts: 28 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 56 given, 14 received

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Hello Big Mike and All,

I'm an beginner at trading. I work full time as a software developer so why not apply logic and hard work to making my own money just as I do at creating software for others? I want to learn as much as I can and contribute as much as I can. This forum looks like a good place to start the journey.

Thanks and good trades to everyone!

Hi TangaZulu,

Well come to BigMike trading forum. This is the right place to learning and sharing our ideas or strategies....

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Elite Member
San Francisco, CA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS, OptionsHouse
Favorite Futures: Options, ES
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Posts: 4 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 16 given, 2 received

Hi Everyone,
I live in northern CA and have been trading options primarily on stock indexes for about a year now. Planning to start trading futures soon. After having gone through some of the posts/webinars, there seems to be a wealth of information available on this forum. Glad I joined (formerly BMT). Will become an elite member today. Looking forward to participating in the discussions.

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Trading Apprentice
Portland, Oregon/USA
Futures Experience: None
Platform: N/A
Favorite Futures: N/A
Posts: 1 since May 2015
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received

I'm like "still in the box" new

Hello everybody,

I'm extremely new to all of this. I thought long and hard about signing up with one of the many academies out there. I'm glad I found this site before I committed to one of them. I'd like to learn how to become a trader and then potentially turn my knowledge into a viable source of income. I don't need to be filthy rich, I would just like to one day be in position where I'm making enough money to live comfortably.

I'm currently a student. Tuition is expensive and with that comes the high cost of student loans and the debt that awaits me post graduation. As a Philosophy major I understand that its not a very lucrative field unless I become a Ph.D. and go into academia. I need more options than that and at the very least I hope I learn enough here to give me that.


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Elite Member
Los Angeles, CA
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
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Posts: 2 since May 2015
Thanks: 19 given, 3 received

Hello traders

I am like @dhumphri on the previous page -- late 40's, a beginner, looking at platforms and tools, and ready to stop working for the man. Tried that before with an online business in the mid-2000's right before the recession. Bad timing.

I live in Los Angeles. My career of late has been about process and workflows. So I'm keen on measuring my progress in terms of how well I set up and follow processes and not in terms of reaching $$ goals. Easier said than done.

I'm also a musician, focused on jazz.

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Trading Apprentice
Rapid City, SD
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Scottrade Elite
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Hi Everyone

I'm very new at this and I hope to learn from many of you guys. I started my first trade on March 30 2015, yea... that's how new I am. I made $2059 on my first week. I started trading with GE, PBR and THCZ. I thought to myself wow that was easy and felt like I was on cloud nine. It wasn't until the second week I lost over $15k on one trade. yea, THCZ kicked my ass. I saw it drop to .07 and panicked and sold off for a loss and can you believe the damn thing recovered back to the .20+ cents. I have been trying to re-coop my loses. I'm now -4k, finally getting close to getting out of the hole. What I hope to get out of this forum is knowledge and lots of it. I don't understand everything about charts and what to look for . If it makes any sense I kinda deal with PBR, THCZ and AUY right now because I kinda know or get the feel on how they move. I know that this is't the best way to trade but it's all I know. I would like to know how you guys figure out when to get in and jump out by reading charts. Anyways.... I don't want to ramble on but I hope to get to know everyone and learn from many of you guys.



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Elite Member
Denver, CO United States
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 71 since May 2015
Thanks: 3 given, 18 received

New member

Hey everyone, new member to the forum here.

I am a pilot looking to get back into trading as a supplement to my day job. I have some experience trading. Several years ago I day traded the YM and was part of woddies cci club. I never really made or lost much money then but got out of it because I had trouble managing my emotions. I think the idea of belonging to a group is important in trading. If you stay involved it helps keep you honest. I really liked woddies group but in the end it was not the kind of trade system I really liked. I found big mikes randomly while searching for other things I seemed to often get directed here.

This time around I am taking it more seriously. I am paper trading and not letting myself commit real money until I can prove 2 months of profit. I figure if I am not willing to wake up early (west coast time) and put in the time to learn then I have no business risking real money.

I am still working on my entry and exit strategies as well as my money management. In general I am looking for 2 a two times risk reward but I am not trading strictly numbers. If there is no resistance in the way I try and let it run. Once the trade moves in my direction I tend to move my stops to BE. This makes it easier to me to let the trade run knowing my money is off the table even though I am sure it will knock me out of some winning trades. The way I look at it is that if I got in for the right reason the trade is going to move. If it doesnt then its only luck if it ends up in my favor.

As it stands I am trading with the trend on the YM with a 233 tick chart and trading off of support and resistance with entry candles on a color change with a heiken ashi indicator. Support and resistance for me consists of previous day HLOC as well as same day trend lines. I am also looking at trading off of the 50ema when the market is actually trending and retracing.

Right now the biggest issue I am having is determining the how to only trade with the trend. The way I am doing it now is looking at the 15min chart the night before to determine the overall trend and trying to stay with trades in those directions. It sounds easy but intra-day when you see setups that look really good in the other direction than the big picture trend they are hard not to take. In addition I am unclear how to define the trend for myself. Should I look at only the previous day or the general trend in last week? Because of this I have been looking at only taking trades on the correct side of a longer time frame MA (200 for example) If the MA is down sloping, only take short trades for example. Hearing how anyone else makes this determination would be appreciated.

Anyways glad to be here. Once I go live with real money I am considering starting a log of my trades.

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