Hey everyone, I just registered and became an elite member the other day. I am pretty new to trading, but I have been studying futures and options trading for about the past three months, and have been selling some options on major ETF's like SPY and QQQ and DIA. I am a college student at Tufts University, and I want to move into day trading futures. I'm thinking of starting with the /ES. I plan on getting the Jigsaw software and studying and sim trading over the next few months until I feel confident enough to either trade my own money or do a combine at TopStep Trader.
I'm not THAT professional in trading but had from a friend a recommendation to
join with the journals in Big Mike forum because I am a DAX trader and some currencies.
So I hope here people to find from who I can learn and follow their ideas because together
we make such a forum strong.
LOOKING FOR CREDIBLE SOURCES ON EDU ABOUT TRAIDNG.
Hi all, I'm new to trading. I am currently paper trading at the moment with a TDAmeritrade account and on an Investopedia account. That said, i wanted to know if anyone knew reliable or credible trading sources that i can inquire to learn more on trading. Thanks guys.
Background, hm. Started trading commodities in 1999 from a Ken Roberts flyer I got in the mail. Three months later tried a strategy and accumulated call options in gold. A couple months later gold spiked and a $5000 account was now $80,000. Wow, that was simple, I thought. You can guess what happened.
Reentered the market a couple years later. Took some classes, attended seminars and got fairly decent. Always was looking to learn so I joined some chatrooms and ended up trading more off what I heard on chatrooms than what I learned from the classes.
Now reentering the market and need to really get serious. I learned what NOT to do, now I need to learn WHAT to do. Willing to "erase the disk" and start fresh. Any suggestions appreciated.
Plusses I have going for me is that I was a student of Mack Clark, the greatest Business Management expert on the planet. I can used what I learned and apply it to the Commodities Business. I run a business full time so I cannot day trade right now but that is my goal.
Looking forward to being a "sponge" of all the knowledge here.
I'm some random dude from Italy who trades whatever moves. I like coding, i do most of my coding on trading view, but i wanna move to proper platform like think or swim, and maybe ninja trader one day.
I like relative strength trading and hedge trading, cause i'm an engineer so i tend to see the math side of a trade.
My bulk of trades have been on bitcoin for the first year. I'm now in stock, forex and cfd. No futures yet but i hope to get liquid enough to go there as well.
I have more or less successfully traded in stocks for a while and I am now looking into trading indices with NinjaTrader. (indices because they seem to move less erratic and have higher liquidity)
Everything started when I read on of those books that simply sell newbies on the idea of trading in CFDs.
Thank god I was smart enough to not fall for this as I am especially not capable to control my emotions enough to make that work.
I have spent the last 10 years on and off learning about the background and I will not stop until I have tried to have a computer trade my strategy. Either I fail and will at least find peace of mind - or I succeed and get some money. Either way I can only win.