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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:531,094 / 7,062
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Old August 25th, 2015, 07:01 PM   #6111 (permalink)
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Boston, Massachusetts
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2015
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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.

If anyone has any advice for me, let me know!

Thanks!
Charlie

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Old August 26th, 2015, 03:40 AM   #6112 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
las Palmas
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: forex,currency,ES
 
Posts: 3 since Aug 2015
Thanks: 13 given, 1 received

Hello Everybody

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.

Flyingprimus123
From the Netherlands

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Old August 27th, 2015, 02:44 AM   #6113 (permalink)
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Monterey California
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TDAmeritrade
Favorite Futures: stocks
 
Posts: 6 since Aug 2015
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I was a C++ programmer before

thats cool. In terms of trading, did you teach yourself how to trade or did you go to trading trading institutions or purchase them?

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Old August 27th, 2015, 02:47 AM   #6114 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Monterey California
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TDAmeritrade
Favorite Futures: stocks
 
Posts: 6 since Aug 2015
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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.

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Old August 27th, 2015, 01:07 PM   #6115 (permalink)
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Dubai UAE
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 4 since Aug 2015
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Futures Edge on FIO
Hi there,

I am new to the forum and new to forex trading too.

Currently trading the majors + commodity pairs on a demo account.

I am using Median Lines atm and looking for a few other traders to grow and learn with especially if anyone else here is in Dubai.

All the best

Zac

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Old August 27th, 2015, 08:49 PM   #6116 (permalink)
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milwaukee, WI USA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Track N Trade
Favorite Futures: futures
 
Posts: 3 since Aug 2015
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Hi everyone!

Just joined the group today.

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.

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Old August 28th, 2015, 04:19 AM   #6117 (permalink)
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paris/france
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: other
Favorite Futures: EU, AU, CAC, STOXX, DAX
 
Posts: 23 since Feb 2014
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hello,

I'm nicolas from Paris,
after 2 years as an unactive futures.io (formerly BMT) member enjoying the videos, I will try to be more active from now on.

I've been trading mostly forex (spot) and european equities for 3 years.

I will probably open a journal as it can surely be useful to me and hopefully others members.

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Old August 28th, 2015, 08:30 AM   #6118 (permalink)
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Warsaw, Poland
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: AmiBroker
Favorite Futures: Stocks
 
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Posts: 1 since Aug 2015
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Hello !

Hi !

I've been trading for quite a few years, mainly stocks.
Joined futures.io (formerly BMT) as my trading will intensify - and will now be my full time engagement.

Good luck to all

Investoren
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Be disciplined - look for confirmation

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Old August 28th, 2015, 12:24 PM   #6119 (permalink)
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Rome, Italy
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Favorite Futures: Options
 
Posts: 8 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

Hi there.

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.


Marco

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Old August 29th, 2015, 06:49 AM   #6120 (permalink)
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Vienna Austria
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Dax
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2015
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Hi there,

I'm Danny

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.

So let's get it on!

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