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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:517,586 / 6,993
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Old October 13th, 2015, 02:47 PM   #6241 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: IB
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
Posts: 9 since Oct 2015
Thanks: 21 given, 14 received


Good afternoon, I am a 40+ woman with a family, small child and daytime job. I am trading e-mini with a passion trying to get better and eventually consistently profitable. I plan to participate in the discussions here to exchange thoughts/ideas since noone in RL can relate.

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Old October 14th, 2015, 11:26 AM   #6242 (permalink)
Elite Member
The Settlement
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: SR
Favorite Futures: agricultural
Posts: 3 since Oct 2015
Thanks: 9 given, 1 received


Hello Dears,

Glad to join in.

I cannot emphasise enough how marvelous this place is. I'm a newbie hence not much to say at the minute, but hopefuly after some time
I'll be able to add something of value to this forum.

Appy tradin


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Old October 15th, 2015, 08:42 PM   #6243 (permalink)
Elite Member
Sacramento, CA/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES, NQ
Posts: 1 since Oct 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi ,

I am here to learn how to trade futures the right way. I traded futures before but lost money as i never used any systematic approach. I hope the experienced traders can provide the right guidance to succeed.


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Old October 15th, 2015, 10:46 PM   #6244 (permalink)
Elite Member
port charlotte, florida
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Oil
Posts: 94 since Dec 2011
Thanks: 54 given, 70 received

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AliToo View Post
Hi there, thanks for the welcome message
I've been demo trading for just under 2 years, the last year with The Day Trading Academy on the E-mini.
My reason for joining this forum? Well, I was looking for some threads on the best platform to choose. I was demo trading with Ninja (awesome platform imo) but now I've reached my 'demo allowance' and their brokers (Dorman, & Phillips) don't want to give me an account - I don't match their financial requirements :-(
I've been consistently profitable over the last 4 months (just under 2 points a day - really good enough for my wants) and I so want to start trading live... but I need a platform that can take DTA's proprietary indicator set - and the only one they recommend is Ninja - bah!

Interactive Brokers work with Ninja. If you don't meet their requirements you probably are under funded and should wait until you have the funds.

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Old October 16th, 2015, 11:52 AM   #6245 (permalink)
Elite Member
owen sound ontario canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja trader
Favorite Futures: es
Posts: 1 since Jul 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

paully 859

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

Have been trading the mini ES on and off for 2 years. I would have blown out my account if I hadn't had a mentor. Need to improve before I trade live again...

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Old October 17th, 2015, 08:57 AM   #6246 (permalink)
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Bluffdale, UT
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 7 since Apr 2010
Thanks: 20 given, 4 received

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Hi! I'm a new trader looking to learn futures trading to start my trading career. I got a degree in EE&Cptr. Engg. and have done some programming and product management.

Working in NYC piqued my interests in the market and I've been following them since the 2008 crash. Recently I decided to take the plunge and quit my software job. I am going to trade full time once I go live. Starting with the basics of manual price action trading, I'm hoping to get to some automation in the future. The long-term goal is to replace my salary from the software job with my trading


Hi Kumar,

As Robert M said, I also wish you the best of luck and success. I would only caution you to be prepared for a possible long learning process to consistent profitability. Not to discourage, but to encourage a healthy, realistic, and balanced approach to the awesome prospect of being a trader. It took some of the best traders I know of many, many years to accomplish the goal of consistent profit. Five, ten years, maybe longer in some cases.

All the best,

Jim S

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Old October 19th, 2015, 11:01 AM   #6247 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Los Angeles + CA/USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MT4, Ninja, Protrader, TS
Favorite Futures: Emini /Forex
Posts: 1 since Oct 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Glad to be here,
Thanks, Big Mike

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Old October 19th, 2015, 09:02 PM   #6248 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tos
Favorite Futures: emini
Posts: 1 since Oct 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Been trading futures/Eminis / for a few years, with not so good results, hope to learn new strategies and grow and make money. be part of a community

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Old October 21st, 2015, 12:37 AM   #6249 (permalink)
Elite Member
Portland, OR
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT, custom platform
Broker/Data: IQ Feed
Favorite Futures: equities, futures
Posts: 1 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hi All,

Much thanks to Big Mike for creating! It's a great resource for traders and developers. I've been doing software development for around 15 years and strategy and indicator development with NinjaTrader since around 2010 and have a few years of trading experience as well. I look forward to contributing more to the community when I get a chance.


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Old October 21st, 2015, 12:43 PM   #6250 (permalink)
Elite Member
Des Moines, Iowa/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader, IB
Favorite Futures: ES, NQ
Posts: 1 since Oct 2015
Thanks: 4 given, 0 received


I would like to introduce myself. I have been following the markets for a few years now.
I have position traded stocks for a while with some success. I have started trading futures -
mainly NQ and ES for a few months now. I would like to share my experiences and also learn from
fellow traders. Big thanks to Big Mike for this forum!

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