I recently joined Big Mike's Forum looking for some opinions on trading software. I have been trading sim for most of this year and my focus is on futures. I feel that I am very close to going live, however, I am still struggling with what platform to use as IB is lame for charting and data. I'm hoping to connect with some like minded traders. To Big Mike: thanks for doing this for everyone, its a very useful resource with out all the marketing sewage. Well Done!
I found this trading forum when I was searching for some information on a technical indicator. This was mere curiosity because I consider myself more of a "quant" and do not spend too much time mired down in over-analyzing charts.
Serious trading was introduced to me by my brother, although I have been trading for years. Over the past couple years I have traded many types of stock options with a focus on steady income trades versus higher risk directional plays. Volatility is the name of the game for me so the past couple weeks have been right up my alley. This environment, while challenging, provides great up and down profit potential.
I consider myself a bit of a contrarian trader. Some of my favorite trading strategies include selling cash covered puts, selling covered calls, buying debit spreads, sometimes selling credit spreads. Additionally, I have traded butterflies, iron condors, calendars, double diagonals, and broken wing butterflies. Like many traders I have enjoyed great success and been destroyed by the occasional (and rare) three standard deviation move against a position. Every trade, win or lose, offers an opportunity to learn something valuable.
I have been learning Multicharts for 4 months and just start using it to trade for Index futures and FX about two weeks. still get a lot problems during coding. hope learn more and help each other here in this forum. expect to know you all and lets success in trading.
I'm from Turkey and tried to discretionary trade forex for 3 years. Beginning of 2015, I learned EasyLanguage and started to system trade. Hopefully I found my way, but for sure have a long long way to.
I am just starting with trading. Before opening a real account I would like to read and understand a lot of things about futures. I hope one day, I would be able of telling others about my experience. In the meantime I am only a newcomer.
Thanks for this forum...
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I am VERY new to trading and have already had my "teeth" kick in a few times so far trying to scalp the Emini S&P....
Very dangerous endeavor if you are not really up on reading charts and indicators etc....I have read many forums and blogs about trading but find this one to be the most honest and forthright about whats "really" going on out there and how to cope with the psychological and emotional side to trading...as well as strategy for entry and risk management (which i seem to lack the most).
Hopefully with enough time, reading, asking and patience I might just pull off something that could pass for successful trading!
I look forward to reading and posting!
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