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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:530,040 / 7,057
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Old December 16th, 2015, 05:09 PM   #6381 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Benicarló/Spain
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2015
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hii

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Old December 17th, 2015, 10:58 PM   #6382 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Portland, OR
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT Sierra IB TOS
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2015
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New to the forum but old in trading

I've been trading more or less since 2000 so ive seen a few things. However im always up for learning something new. I've done all the mistakes in the book (and some i still do them even tho i should know better by now) and I've traded all that moves (...and its liquid enough).
Looking to connect, learn and teach with experienced traders beginners and all in between....
Thanks for reading and Have an awesome day!

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Old December 19th, 2015, 08:24 PM   #6383 (permalink)
Elite Member
vancouver
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hello


I trade CL, ES and NQ weekdays in the morning for a couple hours. Would like to really get consistent in trading in 2016. I have a full time job as a Mechanical Engineer but it looks like work is slowing down next year so I can spend more time learning about trading.

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Old December 20th, 2015, 11:06 AM   #6384 (permalink)
Elite Member
Novato, California
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: Bonds
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2015
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Intro for Dan

Hi Mike (and all),

My name is Dan, I'm from Northern California. I'm in my mid 50's and getting ready to retire, and am looking for a way to generate a steady income (I hope). New to futures trading. Took a bond trading course and have had some success. I'm thing it has been more luck than knowledge. One indicator has had great success. (If you would like me to elaborate, let me know.) I use Sierra Charts for futures and TOS for stocks.

I really looking forward to learning from experienced traders and develop a sound system and methodology that will help me succeed. Hopefully I will be able to contribute too!

Thanks,

Dan

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Old December 20th, 2015, 02:50 PM   #6385 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Lahaina, Maui Hawaii, USA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, ThinkOrSwim
Broker/Data: NinjaTrader Brokerage, TD Ameritrade (sub)
Favorite Futures: emini ES
 
Posts: 28 since Oct 2015
Thanks: 27 given, 14 received

Trading /ES with another job too

Futures Edge on FIO

Are you a NinjaTrader user?

 

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I trade CL, ES and NQ weekdays in the morning for a couple hours. Would like to really get consistent in trading in 2016. I have a full time job as a Mechanical Engineer but it looks like work is slowing down next year so I can spend more time learning about trading.

Hi. A very new beginner to futures.io (not sure I use or post right) and have been trading the /ES for about 6 months with plenty mistakes. I have a near full time job too. On ToS and NinjaTrader. Interested in hearing from experienced traders who genuinely like to help inexperienced traders who have a genuine passion to learn and excel. Mahalo. Hawaii resident here so adjusting to East Coast time has its challenges. LOL.

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Old December 20th, 2015, 05:20 PM   #6386 (permalink)
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Melbourne Australia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: TF, CL
 
Posts: 2 since Nov 2015
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Hi Mike (and all),

My name is Dan, I'm from Northern California. I'm in my mid 50's and getting ready to retire, and am looking for a way to generate a steady income (I hope). New to futures trading. Took a bond trading course and have had some success. I'm thing it has been more luck than knowledge. One indicator has had great success. (If you would like me to elaborate, let me know.) I use Sierra Charts for futures and TOS for stocks.

I really looking forward to learning from experienced traders and develop a sound system and methodology that will help me succeed. Hopefully I will be able to contribute too!

Thanks,

Dan

Hi Dan,
I'd love to hear what indicator and method you have used to have some success with
Kind regards, Matt.

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Old December 20th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #6387 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
philadelphia Pennsylvania
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: sierra,mt4
Favorite Futures: crude cl, currency
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hello

Hi everyone and thank you Mike i do not know how much or how often i will be in here. I am finishing a study group with a live institutional trader as the teacher after viewing webinars and going live every day not really any time left. I ran across this site when trying ti find information on ofa charting because the teacher has it and it looks good,but i fiund that it is quite expensive and i can not afford it yet. Anyway i am new to sierra charts and figuring that system out and i am also in a self help group and my main goal is to create positive cash flow as i learn. I have been trying since 2003 traded for 5 full years went bust many times and finally found a teacher that is a winner. Like i said i was planning to get information on ofa charting but the site looked good so i thought i would join and maybe something would come of it.I do not know my way around a computer as well as i should but i am still trying and i will talk to you guys later hope you all have a great trading week.

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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:57 PM   #6388 (permalink)
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Toronto ontario
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: None yet
Favorite Futures: None yet
 
Posts: 9 since Dec 2015
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Biggest thing I can say it to check them out here at Big Mikes (now "future.oi"). I have no experience with DTA, but I know most teachers/rooms are not very reproducible (to say it kindly).

The fact is that everybody will have their critics. But look for openness and that they actually trade. I can make thousands of systems that work on back-testing, paper and simulators.

There are a few good "systems" out there, but the most important part is the psychology. "Psychology" doesn't sell well, so you don't here much hype about it. But the reality is that if you train the psychology right, then you can successfully trade just about any system. If you can't do the psychology right, then no system will be successful (and everybody thinks they will be the one who has the right psychology to start off with.)

A good starting point on the psychology is Mark Douglas' Trading in the Zone (you can get the book or audio). But apply what you learn diligently and don't think that your feelings will change the market. Indicators give a probability on what may happen next. One's PandL is not an indicator (though it appears to be the most popular). Therefore trading depending on your PandL or how you feel is ludicrous (but we have all done it.).
(PS I have watched CFRN.net for years and they are open, honest and keep good records. But it may not be your style)

Thanks for the advice!

I took your suggestion and got Mark Douglas' book and nearing the end I'm only more excited about getting started. Had I known psychology was such a huge part of day trading I would have begun learning about trading much earlier in life as psychology is a passion of mine.

I have held off on giving 3000 dollars to DTA (at least for the time being) because I firmly believe I can learn the information needed right here on these forums and through real life experience.

But I do need some help guys! Where do I learn the absolute bare bone essentials of day trading? Will some of the webinars include a "trading for dummies" so to speak? What I mean by essentials is, terminology, basic theory etc etc. What platform do I start using and how? Things like this.. If the elite membership will help then sign me up!

I hope the people in this community can really help a fellow aspiring trader succeed in making this a passion of mine.

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Old December 21st, 2015, 11:51 PM   #6389 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Brisbane, Australia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Jigsaw
Favorite Futures: Eurex
 
Posts: 3 since Dec 2015
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Hi everyone

I am a Eurex DOM trader who has read posts on BMF for a while. So I thought I would finally join.

Good luck in the markets!

D

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Old December 24th, 2015, 08:29 PM   #6390 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
detroit, mi
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: es
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2014
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Hello


Hi everyone

I am a ES trader. Good luck in the markets!

C

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