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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:517,566 / 6,993
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Introduce yourself here!

Old September 21st, 2015, 04:17 PM   #6191 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Boston, Mass. USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja trader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 2 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received


Hello. I'm Ron. 68 yrs. old and interested in trying to find a way to learn the steps on trading. Where to begin, where to find information on what, where and when. I am having a problem with just my S.S. so I thought that learning how to trade would be a good way to supplement my income. After reading many many post and googling many sites it seems that it is one difficult task. So here I am trying to get a handle on everything. I'm so stupid I can't even set up ninja trader to work. How embarrassing is that? Pretty bad. I am here to plead with everyone that has knowledge of these steps to please tell me how to go about it. Thanks everyone. This is the most confusing site I have ever been on. I hope this is the correct place to be doing this.

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Old September 21st, 2015, 10:56 PM   #6192 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Vancouver BC/Canada
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts/IB
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Aug 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

New to the forum

Hello everyone!

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!

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Old September 22nd, 2015, 11:01 AM   #6193 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: fxcm marketscope
Favorite Futures: forex
Posts: 1 since Sep 2015
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received


just found this thread. been trading for a while. finally realize that understanding myself is part of the 'holy grail'

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Old September 22nd, 2015, 05:33 PM   #6194 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since Sep 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Hoping to learn from experienced members on here.

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Old September 24th, 2015, 12:07 AM   #6195 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Richland, Washington / USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkOrSwim
Favorite Futures: Stock Options
Posts: 1 since Sep 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Futures Edge on FIO

What happens to the S&P 500 when a new President takes office?

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 look forward to contributing and learning.


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Old September 25th, 2015, 11:44 PM   #6196 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Multicharts
Favorite Futures: index future, forex
Posts: 1 since Sep 2015
Thanks: 5 given, 0 received

Hello Everyone,

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.


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Old September 26th, 2015, 11:16 AM   #6197 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Izmir Turkey
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tradestation
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 13 since Jul 2015
Thanks: 3 given, 22 received


Hi all.

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.

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Old September 26th, 2015, 07:08 PM   #6198 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja trader
Favorite Futures: futures, forex
Posts: 2 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Not computer literate. Difficult navegating in it.

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Old September 27th, 2015, 11:19 AM   #6199 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: None
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Sep 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hi everybody,

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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Old September 27th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #6200 (permalink)
Elite Member
Stouffville Ontario Canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ThinkorSwim, NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Global futures/Ironbeam
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 11 since Aug 2015
Thanks: 16 given, 2 received

Big Mike and Everyone here


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 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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