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Introduce yourself here!

  #5961 (permalink)
Elite Member
Spicewood TX USA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: MT5, TS, NT
Favorite Futures: FX, Futures, ETF
Posts: 7 since Jun 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received

Forex Trader

I trade mainly automated Forex on 3 different trade platforms. I've traded automated for 5 years and have an engineering background. I live in the US but I travel outside the US frequently to work with other advanced automated traders.

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  #5962 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Greenville, SC
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Option
Posts: 1 since Jun 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


New to the forum. Trading Options (Spreads, etc.) for income. About 18 months into it, have lost apx. 1/2 initial capital and recently putting some net gains together.

Look forward to the interaction and continued learning.

TheSCDir in SC

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  #5963 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Tempe, Arizona
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ToS, NT
Favorite Futures: Futures and Options
Posts: 1 since Jun 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

212 student that loves investing and trading

Hey guys I am a senior at Arizona State where I study economics. I absolutely love trading and have been building an understanding of the markets, fundamental, and technical analysis for 3 years. I have been paper trading for a year and love options and futures. I opened up a futures account with Apex Trader a week ago and I am trading 1 lots of the /NQ using volume profile, chart action, and reading the tape. Its without a doubt a completely different experience trading with real money but I love it. Risk management is definitely key.

I have an 1987 Buick Grand National, 23# of boost and alcohol injection. I love beer, hiking, my dog, and delicious food.

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  #5964 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Jersey City + BJ / USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Futures Options
Posts: 2 since Jun 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hi Guys !

I am a professional software developer working in financial industry, I was fascinated by financial market since 2006, I can only trade part-time due to my busy full time job, but I still managed to dedicate some time to study and follow market, I have experienced several up-downs and have slowly recovered my loss and increased my account. I just found a week ago, this is great website for our traders, I am sure I can definitely learn a lot of things from people. I will definitely contribute my share as much as I can.

I am glad to meet you here !

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  #5965 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Atlanta, Ga/United States
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: NQ
Posts: 2 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 23 given, 1 received

My First Post. :)

Hello all and especially "Big Mike"...and yes I initially made a free member login more than 100 days ago. I did look around way back then...but, "life" takes over and things get pushed to the back burner and is there is ton of info to sort through. So, here's my introduction post; I am "no day-trader" today...but maybe a few years down the line that will change. Yes, I do own stocks, mutual funds, etc. and been doing that for awhile and it has paid off in the long not completely ignorant to the market. I now have some time to really sort through this info and get my short terms goals together as for as what I want from this forum. I short term, since in order to reach those long term goals one has to have a logical and realistic path of short term goals, at least in my opinion. Anywho, I'd like to thank "BigMike" for the opportunity and the free access. At the very least, I can get my feet wet. And thanks to all the other contributors of the forum for simply sharing the info I'm sure each and every one of you has put the time in to gather/build/experience.


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  #5966 (permalink)
Elite Member
Grand Island, NE
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Think or Swim
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 2 since Jun 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Hi everyone. I am new to trading and just trying to soak up and process as much information as possible. Some days I feel overwhelmed and wonder what the best way is to cut through all the noise. I know it is like anything else that is new, it will just take time. Anyone who comes out and tells me that there is no magic bullet or indicator already has my trust! I am just interday trading for now, but if I eventually figure it out, I can see a second career. Looking forward to learning.

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  #5967 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Future
Posts: 1 since Jun 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hi all, I'm non-professional trader, mainly intraday futures on index, based on graph and volume patterns,
would like to fully automate my trading as it is already mechanical (no thinking at all) so approaching NinjaTrader7

I installed NinjaTrader7 free demo version,
how can I add the FIB (future on FTSEMIB - Italian market) as instrument ?? which instrument tool configuration and symbol map should I use?


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  #5968 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Ancona, Italy
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, MetaTrader, IB TWS
Broker/Data: MT4, IB TWS
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD
Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello everyone

I've worked indirectly in the stock market for some years now (I provide technical support for the software Sentient Trader). Until recently however I've only really dabbled in actual trading using cyclical analysis which I've become accustomed to through my work.

Now that I've acquired some more experience I'm eager to share what I've learnt and learn from other people's techniques.

My style of trading involves analysing the markets to find cycles and create trade opportunities. Oddly enough this means that until I started joining and sharing on forums I hadn't even heard of basic concepts like support levels or resistance levels!

We live to learn...

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  #5969 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Bogotá + Cundinamarca /Colombia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, TDAmeritrade
Favorite Futures: ES, NQ, TF, 6E, CL, GC
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Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

I'm Excited

Hello everyone...

My name is John, and I'm from Colombia...

This is a Greatest Forum for grow as a sucess Trader.

Keep calm and enjoy Trading

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  #5970 (permalink)
Elite Member
Seattle WA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: DDT/Rithmic
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since May 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Just wanted to say "Hi"

Intermediate trader, still have lots to learn. What a great site, so much good stuff!!
The dice are because I'm a fan of casino craps lol
Happy to be here, and thanks to Mike

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