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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:531,168 / 7,063
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Introduce yourself here!

Old November 13th, 2015, 02:27 PM   #6301 (permalink)
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baltimore maryland usa
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: iso a good one. fidelity.
Favorite Futures: equities and equity index futures
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

Glad To Be Here

Hi Mike and all. First time posting on the site (I joined today). I have been trading for a few years now and am looking to hone skills and build a network. Looking forward to being here.

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Old November 14th, 2015, 01:53 PM   #6302 (permalink)
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Madrid, Spain
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Crude cl,DAX
 
Posts: 2 since Nov 2015
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Hello !!

Hi everyone!! Im a beginner trader and I hope to learn as much as I can with all of you. And I will try to participate and help in everything I can.

Best regards and good trading !

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Old November 14th, 2015, 03:54 PM   #6303 (permalink)
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Orlando, Florida
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: CL, YM
 
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Posts: 129 since Nov 2015
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Test.

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Old November 14th, 2015, 03:55 PM   #6304 (permalink)
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Orlando, Florida
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: CL, YM
 
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Posts: 129 since Nov 2015
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Been a lurker for a while. Swallowing as much info as possible. Hope to learn lots!

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Old November 15th, 2015, 12:22 AM   #6305 (permalink)
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Saint Paul + Minnesota/United States
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, MetaTrader 4
Favorite Futures: forex
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Newbie Trader looking to get back to trading

Futures Edge on FIO
Hi

I've traded Forex a few years ago, didn't lose my shirt, but wasn't very profitable either. I really didn't have much of a trading strategy back then, and risk management.... well... not so much. I dabbled in options on futures contracts. I remember taking a long call on Lean Hogs for the first couple of days my position was very profitable, my option was up $600. But, what I failed to grasp is knowing when to exit a trade is often more important than knowing when to get into a trade as a few days later I was down about $200. I remember calling my broker that day to ask how my position was doing. He was silent for quite a few seconds (which I knew wasn't a good sign) before informing me my position was down $300, or in other words my option was nearly worthless. $300 was a lot of money to lose for me, I freaked out and ended up closing my position. In truth I should've never taken that trade.

I've studied Floyd Upperman's IMPA trade strategies using the COT data. I did fine demo trading, but never opened a live trading account as I didn't have enough capital. I was pretty active on Floyd Upperman's forum back then. Shortly before I cancelled my subscription to Floyd Upperman's website, I remember a reply Floyd sent me on a post I made on his forum. While I don't remember verbatim what he said, he strongly encouraged me not to give up, and said that I had a deep passion and aptitude for trading.

With that in mind, I'm hoping Futures IO will re-kindle that passion for trading, and I hope I can learn to be a better trader from this site.

pipsjunior

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Old November 15th, 2015, 05:08 PM   #6306 (permalink)
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Evansville, IN United States
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: Gold
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2015
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How do you use this site anyway

I am a member and want to learn and exchange information but I cant even figure out how to send a message on here. I am not stupid so if someone can help me I would appreciate it. This is very frustrating.

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Old November 16th, 2015, 02:50 PM   #6307 (permalink)
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London/United Kingdom
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2015
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INTRODUCTION

Hi Everyone

Firstly thanks to Mike for creating this forum. I am fairly new and still learning on how to be successful at this game.
I look forward to being part of the community which has a similar passion and goals to learn and share ideas.

Happy Trading

Best Regards


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Old November 17th, 2015, 01:31 AM   #6308 (permalink)
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Conyers
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader,tradestation
Favorite Futures: cl,gc,ec,es,gc
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

New to forum

Hello Traders,

I just registered and wanted to introduce myself. I have been trading for just over a year now. I like to trade CL and ES but I have taken trades on most of the high Volume products. My account has slowly been drifting south and I have been trying to find a way to change that.
I started out trading options on the ETF's in 2003 until I blew up. Tried again in 2008 and same thing. Then I went to the Online Trading Academy for a full course load. After having finished all my classes it feels like it was just an introduction. I have been trading with a plan but I'm still not creating much profit for myself so now I am SIM trading until I find a strategy that is good for me.

Happy trading
Ray

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Old November 17th, 2015, 09:00 AM   #6309 (permalink)
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San Antoni, TX, U.S.A.
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: Ninja Trader Brokerage
Favorite Futures: CL,NQ
 
Posts: 17 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 6 given, 11 received

Welcome Ray.

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Old November 17th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #6310 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Chicago, IL/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: CME Direct
Favorite Futures: Emini
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2015
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Hello everyone, I'm a new member who has 5+ years trading futures down at the CME/CBOT. Left my firm a little over a year ago and am looking to trade a bit from home. My experience is with the S+P, CL, NG, and a few others.

Happy trading!

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