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Introduce yourself here!

  #6121 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Black Creek
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader IB Tws Multicharts
Broker/Data: IB FXCM
Favorite Futures: Crude Oil
Posts: 1 since Jul 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello Folks
Thanks Big Mike for creating this forum. There is allot of great info here and I hope to be able to contribute to this as well.

My last intro got deleted because I mentioned the school I went to to learn about trading so I will omit that this time. Going to school and taking a proper education in trading was the best thing I ever did and dung the first few days of courses I found out how much I didn't know about the markets.

Being much better prepared now and since I started live trading I did very well (35%) in 2 months but, that early success led to me to become overconfident and I have since nearly blown one of my accounts. Back to the basics now and begin the recovery process which is primarily a function of psychological and emotional control.

Currently using IB and the TWS for trading but, I would like to move to a better platform such as NT, MC or anything else that folks are willing to to share experiences about. My focus is futures and stocks while I have been educated in options I would like to begin trading them also.

Hope you are all doing well.


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  #6122 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Pearland Texas
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 1 since Aug 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


Hello All,

I am fairly new to trading (2 years), and just started trading Futures on Ninja this past February.

At the moment, I am a break even trader trying to find my way through all the indicators and software packages.

My goal is to eventually become a full time trader.

Excited to be a part of this forum.


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  #6123 (permalink)
Trading for Fun
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader, MarketDelta
Broker/Data: CQG
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures, Forex
Posts: 57 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 14 given, 8 received


hi all,

I'm a forex trader and recently come to know regarding futures trading. It's been a lot of information out there and i'm been trading to absorb and learn as much as i can. Moving forward, hope i can get some guidance from all the senior here.

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  #6124 (permalink)
Elite Member
St Louis, MO
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: none
Favorite Futures: Currency
Posts: 1 since Dec 2013
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received


Hi Mike,
Thanks for the forum. I am here to learn how to not shoot my self in the foot. FX is marketed every where by what appear to be mostly hypsters. Futures & options are also of interest, but going through a mine field 1st with no clue is suicidal.

The way you run the forum will allow me to learn from unbiased experienced pro's.

Thank you much!


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  #6125 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT7, Dealbook360
Favorite Futures: ES, Gold, EUR/USD
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Posts: 19 since Jul 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 3 received

Intro from Hungary

Hi All!

My name is Balázs and I began trading bit more than 1 year ago. I traded a demo account for 4-5 months and then moved live - but too early as I later realized trough a few expensive mistakes Currently I am break even and trying to improve further. I still have some psychological barriers to overcome to be profitable. My main focus now is on identifying and handling these barriers.

I'm swing trading US and European indexes. I check market internals where available (AD line, AD volume line, P/C ratio ect..) to identify divergences with price. Ultimate Oscillator by Larry Williams is the only indicator derived from price data I use beside Elliott waves analysis.

Ultimate Oscillator proved to work best for me to measuring momentum, I can only recommend it to everyone who looks at divergences. Maybe later I will prepare a post from my experiences with this indicator.

Good luck for everyone!


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  #6126 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Charleston SC/USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: XT trader, etrade pro
Favorite Futures: NQ
Posts: 1 since Aug 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Thanks for the access, definitely looking to add value when possible. In and out of the the markets since tech boom of late 90's, made money, made mistakes, now starting with futures after focusing on SPY options in 2014/2015, excessive commissions and fees driving me to the futures market. Published a few biotech articles on Seeking Alpha in 2013 and traded off them for big gains.
Starting out focusing on NQ, did ok last week but it was a whipsaw, but now taking some time to step back, study chart patterns and learn to trade the ladder, appropriate stops etc.
THANKS, lets keep our wits about us and good luck to all.

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  #6127 (permalink)
Elite Member
Minot, ND
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 1 since Aug 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Want to introduce myself

My name is Jon, I work up in the oil patch of North Dakota. I have always had a fascination with the markets but have had limited success. Read a lot of books and researched multiple trading systems with not much to show for it but for some reason, I guess stubborn, I would like to think I can figure this out. How I even found this site is due to a friend joining another room and having the Gomi, didn't really understand it when I first looked at it but what got me all excited was the volume ladder. Couldn't stop thinking about it then finally joined Big Mikes to get it. Once I started exploring this forum all I can think is WOW what a sweet place to learn. I think I have found home, So many cool people with so many different backgrounds. Will be a great place to learn and hopefully grow as a Trader. My hats off to Big Mike and all the Traders that have made this forum what it is today. I know a lot of hard work went into making this place what it is. I hope someday to contribute like so many others have. Back to the Gomi Ladder, what a cool indicator, my success trading this on demo the last two weeks has been a night and day difference. Yall have a great day and hope all yalls dreams come true. Thanks Jon

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  #6128 (permalink)
Elite Member
Fribourg / Switzerland
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Jigsaw Trading + Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: FESX
Posts: 10 since Oct 2013
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received

Hi all,

I'm coming from Switzerland. I started to be interested in financial markets 3 years ago.

I have a background in accounting. I used to play poker at a decent level (semi-pro during 2 years).

I will create a trading journal here and I hope this will help me to turn the corner.

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  #6129 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: metatrader
Favorite Futures: forex
Posts: 1 since Aug 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi everyone, am new on this forum & I need serious help as to trading binary options profitably pls.
Am in a mess already bcos I HV blown several accounts... Thanks for ur help!!!

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  #6130 (permalink)
Elite Member
new jersey / usa
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Aug 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Newbie here.

Hi All, My name is Rey. I'm a mainframe programmer by profession. Been trading (i mean investing ) for
about 15 years now. Lately, been doing day trading with success. I joined because I want to learn from others and
see if I can do this as a job.

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