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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

Old December 2nd, 2015, 02:57 PM   #6341 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Harrisonville, MO/US
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation, NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Crude CL, Gold GC, Emini NQ, Currencey futures
Posts: 1 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

I'm new to this forum as well. Always looking to learn more.
I'm not familiar with tas though.

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Old December 2nd, 2015, 05:45 PM   #6342 (permalink)
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New York
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ToS
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Nov 2015
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I am new to this form, heard few shows on youtube from BigMike, but seems everything is locked down for a regular user :-) I have background in Software. Good visual interface of trading platform is very important to me. Currently I am using ToS most of the time. I have IB Account but don't like it's interface. Will share more down the road. Thanks.

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Old December 3rd, 2015, 01:22 AM   #6343 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
lake in the hills ill.
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja
Favorite Futures: cl. 6e tf
Posts: 1 since Nov 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

new here

Hello to all. My name is Daniel I have been trading for about 7 Years. I have won big and lost big. I am looking to hone my skill set in trading CL . and finish green . And keep it. Sound familiar? I have a very large capitol offset to use up . All earnings will be tax free for a while. Thanks

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Old December 3rd, 2015, 07:19 AM   #6344 (permalink)
Elite Member
Melbourne Australia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: TF, CL
Posts: 2 since Nov 2015
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Hey there,
I'm very happy to be a member of this group.
Looks like there is so much information available to us here.
Hoping to find a few gems to help me make my trading less complicated.

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Old December 4th, 2015, 12:49 AM   #6345 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Denver CO USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: None
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Sep 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Newbie Here

Futures Edge on FIO
Just getting started with trading and this site seems to be a great resource. Can't wait to learn from all of you and hopefully return the favor some day. Thanks for helping us newbies out!

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Old December 4th, 2015, 01:41 AM   #6346 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Sydney NSW Australia
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader, Amibroker
Favorite Futures: ES, Currency Futures
Posts: 1 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hi Mike,
Many thanks for the friendly welcome.
I've been fascinated by the markets since 1967 when my mom took me to see the ASX. The action in the pit and the noise (even through the glass protecting the gallery) had my full attention.
I wasn't well enough resourced until 2001 to play. I've burned a fair bit of money trying to learn since that time. As a computer scientist, I tried like crazy to get a system going that didn't need frequent changes (now I know how the algo guys at the banks stay permanently employed).
I'm just starting to "get it", using the price action courses from Al Brooks, Lance Beggs and PATs (Mack), but I'm probably still a few years away from being wealthy.
While I rebuild my account, I'll be studying the ES and AUD/USD futures and using demo accounts to practice.

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Old December 5th, 2015, 02:46 AM   #6347 (permalink)
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Marietta, Georgia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Kingsview
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Jul 2015
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My First Post (Reflection)

Hey Everyone!!! My name is Ivan the Terrible!

I am a dumb 21 year old fat slob and I’m completely new to this forum. I consider myself fairly new to trading futures. I signed up to Big Mike’s forum about 130 days ago and I haven’t posted anything thus far in this forum because I felt threatened by the variety of platforms, the extreme intelligence and experience of the traders, programmers, and the “Wizards” in this giant community.

If you would like to know more about me checkout my reflections post:

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Old December 5th, 2015, 02:21 PM   #6348 (permalink)
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Tampere, Finland
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Saxobank, Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: DAX futures
Posts: 51 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 9 given, 41 received

Introducing myself

Hi fellow traders,

Just registered here, and probably considering to start a trading journal as well - if I find time & something sensible to share with you.

I am a middle-aged man living in Finland, with a growing interest in trading.

I first traded german DAX and Nokia options early 2000's, continuing the next 10 years every now and then, mostly losing money, having breaks in between.

Three years ago, 2012, I "restarted" and since then I have tried various techniques with German DAX index, like PSAR, MACD, Bollinger Bands, also direct price action trading from 5 min charts. The financial results for these last 3 years are about break-even, which is actually quite good, considering the numerous stupid faults which I have made...

Spring 2015, for the first time in my life, I downloaded a proper backtest data with Sierra Chart and started constructing a trading methodogy which I have now applied for 6 months, and after some fine-tuning, I now think that I may have something solid with which I can continue for longer time.

But lets see how it goes.

Happy trading, everyone!

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Old December 5th, 2015, 03:16 PM   #6349 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
St George Utah
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: ES, TF
Posts: 1 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hello All!


I'm a price action futures trader, sticking to a 1-15 minute chart. Look forward to moving forward with my goals, learning and sharing as much as possible. Thanks!

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Old December 6th, 2015, 02:54 AM   #6350 (permalink)
Elite Member
Hilo, Hawaii
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, Thinkorswim
Broker/Data: TD Ameritrade, NinjaTrader(Dorman)
Favorite Futures: ES,CL, GC
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Hello, I feel like no one ever reads these posts, but I'll participate anyway just to lay the groundwork for my journey into trading futures. My best bud got me interested in day trading emini s&p 500 futures. He has been using NinjaTrader with the free simulation and has somehow managed to make over 15k per month, starting with just $1,000. He has been doing this for about 3 months now but doesn't have the cash to play with real money. I happen to have the cash, so I downloaded ninjatrader and made over 5k in my first 2 weeks, but I started over with a new trial code and have already lost half of the 1k I'm starting with. Anyway, I stumbled across while googling thedaytradingacademy course. I'm in the middle of reading about it and wanted to see some photos, so I had to register. I figure, I might as well check out the resources here and get some knowledge before I put down the real money and lose it all. I didn't even know the answer to the "are you a real human" question during registration. haha, I had to google it. Anyway, that's all.

P.S. Why can't I use Mike in my username? That really threw me off! So now I'm Michael. I feel so grown up!

What strategy did you use when you traded and made profits?

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