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Introduce yourself here!

  #5851 (permalink)
Elite Member
Chennai, India
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers, Sierra Chart Data Feed
Favorite Futures: CL, NQ
Posts: 13 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 17 given, 11 received

Hi Traders

I am in early 40s. I have been investing / trading in the market for the past 15 years on and off.
Dabbled trading on and off several times and stopped trading after draw down.
I have always made money in investing and always lost money in trading.

Never did day trading and don't have plan to start it either.
Shortest i will probably do is swing trading or position trading. Never had any solid trading plan.
This time around i would like invest enough time to prepare a trading plan and backtest the strategy and start trading.
It is a great opportunity to learn from experienced / consistently profitable traders.
Looking forward to interact with you.

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  #5852 (permalink)
Elite Member
Tampa, Florida
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, ToS
Favorite Futures: CL, ES
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Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 12 given, 0 received

Hello everyone,

I recently joined the forum and Iím looking forward to learning and sharing with others.
Iíve been a ToS user for many years and now I'm looking into NinjaTrader for the automation and ATM. Canít wait to get access to NT8!


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  #5853 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Favorite Futures: CL
Posts: 7 since May 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 2 received

Hello all,

I just joined the BK forum and am looking forward to
having a quality time here.

Thank you.


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  #5854 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Los Angles California/United States
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Scottrade
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received



I am Mr10 and I am very new to this forum. I am very interested in becoming a trader but at this time I am still trying to determine what computer work station I need to purchase, what trading platform, and which brokerage to use.

I would welcome some input on the subject.

Thank for providing this wonderful forum


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  #5855 (permalink)
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: ninjabroker/IQ feed
Favorite Futures: Fdax and Cfd cash dax
Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 38 given, 0 received


Hi there,

I m a newb from Europe and I will try to make my trading more consistent reading the massive information on these site.
Maybe in the future I will be able to contribute to the forum but for now I m too impressed by the current knowledge and I will never be .


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  #5856 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Tampa, FL
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since May 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 3 received

New to the trading world

Hello everyone,
My name is Rollie (Nickname) and I'm from Cuba. I've been living in the USA for the past 23 years now. I recently got married, received my degree in public policy and administration and working full-time at a college. Through a friend, I have discovered the world of trading and what it can do for me. My goal is not to become super rich but to have more time with my family, church, friends, to travel and pursue my hobbies. I mainly want to give back to my mother and father who have busted their butts for me and my younger brother through sweat, blood and tears. I would like to give them the opportunity to retire if possible or at least a better life.

Anyways, I hope we can learn a lot from each and everyone of you out there on Big Mike's Trading Forum.

God Bless,


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Trading Apprentice
Los Angeles
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader BABY
Favorite Futures: GOLD AND OIL BABY
Posts: 12 since May 2015
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received


hello people!

Just wanted to say hi! i've been researching via the forums for a few weeks now.. but decided to take the plunge and become a member. say hi when you get the chance

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  #5858 (permalink)
Elite Member
Bangkok, Thailand
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeNavigator
Broker/Data: Cannon Financial, OEC, TradeNavigator
Favorite Futures: Grains
Posts: 4 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 7 given, 1 received

Hard to make first post also...

I started in Futures trading several years ago and I am getting back to it now. I took a long detour through Forex (MT4 Trading) and just lost money. On balance I broke even with Futures with my best year +$35,000. I trade with Genesis TradeNavigator and I like it a lot.
I am now working on trading Renko charts manually but recently bought a plugin at TN that looks very good for automated trading. Renko charts are a risk to trade because the Price is always somewhere else than the brick. But manually trading Renko for direction and daily prices for the entry points there seems to be a lot of potential.
My next shot at the brass ring is trying to forward test Renko charts with various filters using an automated system trading the simulated server with live data. Backtesting Renko charts is not possible.
I will try to post here after I get posting rights to let others know how this works out for me. If other have some experience to share I would appreciate it.
My day job is in the oil and gas business worldwide. I have worked in 18 countries total and I am about to retire to my home in Thailand.

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Trading Apprentice
Kansas City
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TC2000 IB
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since May 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Thanks Mike. I have traded for awhile but not very successfully. No big hits but also no big wins. I am looking forward to the forums and hope to gain from them.

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  #5860 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: Indexes
Posts: 1 since May 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi all, I'm new to this forum and just am looking at implementing automated trading strategies

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