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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:517,573 / 6,993
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Old May 31st, 2015, 05:14 PM   #5901 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tradestation, TOS
Favorite Futures: equity options
Posts: 1 since May 2015
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Just starting out

Hi Big MIke

Thanks for having me. I have traded for the last 8 years and have gone from trading eminis 14hrs a day on a 400 tick chart to just trading pullbacks on a daily chart with forex and some options. What an evolution! I wish I had started the other way around. I would have learned more and lost less. Because of the evolution I feel like I am still just a newbie. I really really enjoy learning new setups and work at it everyday. The biggest lesson I have learned is patience and only trade my setups as they come and not to force anything.

Again, thanks for having me.


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Old June 1st, 2015, 11:04 PM   #5902 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: Options
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Hello Everyone

I am glad I found this site. I currently trade options but want to learn futures and forex. I plan on upgrading to Elite soon as I can see the value in that.

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 03:03 AM   #5903 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
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Favorite Futures: forex
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Hello all fellow traders. Beginner here, browsing through and found this forum. Seems like a great place of knowledge and information to help me improve my day trading skills.

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 06:50 AM   #5904 (permalink)
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stockholm Sweden
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ScottradeElite, TradeStation
Broker/Data: Scottrade
Favorite Futures: Stocks
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New here

I am also struggling with disciplined trading. Lots of great info here. Thanks Mike for hosting such a great source of information and a place for discussion.
I am hopeful that I can become a better trader by being an active member.

Good Trading, Dragontrader

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 07:29 AM   #5905 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: sierra charts
Favorite Futures: stocks
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What happens to the S&P 500 when a new President takes office?

Greetings all, wanted to introduce myself. I am a new trader, trying to learn as much as I can before I jump in.
I really look forward to participating in the forum.

Thanks for a great site, Mike.

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 07:53 AM   #5906 (permalink)
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Frankfort, IL
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Stocks
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Introducing myself

Hello All,

I kinda guess to find interesting trading discussions here, that makes me interested to join this station.

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 10:49 AM   #5907 (permalink)
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Moscow (Russia)
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Quik (Russian platform)
Favorite Futures: Stock Options
Posts: 6 since Jun 2015
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Thanks for the forum

Hi Mike,

I came here because I have questions on options trading, and your forum seems to be a very good place to get answers to my questions.


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Old June 3rd, 2015, 12:44 PM   #5908 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Master
Platform: Firetip
Broker/Data: Ironbeam/DMA
Favorite Futures: Oil/ES
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Hi all,

I came here to extend my reach further into the futures trading community. I was introduced to futures when I began working in the Eurodollar Options pit at the CBOT in Chicago. I've been working/trading in the industry ever since. I trade CL and ES the heaviest, as well as several peripheral markets when I feel the opportunity is right. I mostly trade options, and synthetic spreads if it involves futures contracts. I've tried every platform/data connection under the sun, and am excited to learn as well as lend advice.

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 01:33 PM   #5909 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Chart
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Hello to everyone on (formerly BMT).

I am just getting started into futures trading and found this forum to be an invaluable source of information, so I figured I'd join and bounce around some ideas with some of the more experienced traders in the world.

I am not your typical trader I guess. I got started in the markets while I was still in the Marine Corps when I took about half of my money from two deployments and invested it. I more than doubled my money in a few years and I was hooked. I have since then done swing trades and long term trades of equities as a supplemental income.

After leaving the Marine Corps and finishing college I have been consistently underemployed. I eventually decided to trade for a living, since I already made a large portion of my income from trading, while putting very little effort into it. In addition to my long term trading I thought I'd diversify into futures, and so here I am. I am lucky enough to be currently living with family, so I am not trading rent money. Here's to hoping those of us newbies can work through the learning curve until we are profitable and can advise the newbies on here a few years from now!


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Old June 3rd, 2015, 05:29 PM   #5910 (permalink)
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Norwalk Ohio USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since May 2015
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You are out there.

So, I have been working at becoming a successful trader for about 5 years now. In my attempt I have lost more money than I could made in five years at a job. I often wonder if anyone can make a living at this or if my dream of making good money from my house is a lost cause. After reaching a low point and ready to give up, my wife finds this forum that seems like it can shed some light on answering some of these questions. This forum is different than other forums in the way it looks like everyone is working together and you don't see any fighting.
I am happy to see that people can make a living trading the market. I appreciate all the input and hope to share a story of success in the future.
Thanks to everyone for sharing your thoughts and to you Mike for starting this in the first place.


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