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Introduce yourself here!

  #6401 (permalink)
Elite Member
Riverdale, Idaho, USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Optimus Futures + MultiCharts + TradeStation
Broker/Data: Optimus Futures, Rithmic Data, TradeStation
Favorite Futures: CL, ES
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Posts: 104 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 209 given, 38 received

Mick, you wouldn't happen to also be 'msbj' would you?

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  #6402 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
gold coast/queensland/australia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: c trader, MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: currencies
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Posts: 2 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received

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Mick, you wouldn't happen to also be 'msbj' would you?

Afraid not Bob

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Trading Apprentice
Zagreb Croatia
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: CL GC Currency Futures
Posts: 45 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 15 given, 33 received

Hello everybody

Trading for last 15 years
Started in bank, was market making few ccy pairs then moved to mutual fund company where traded different products and markets around globe, helped to managed more than $1 billion. On my own for last three years.
I plan to start journal for one system which trades GC, DOW and EURUSD, and orders are placed only two times per day. Whole approach is based on work of my mentor who developed all. It is based on price action as it has 12 setups and different trade management and sizing methods.

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Trading Apprentice
Roseburg Oregon
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Tradestation
Favorite Futures: Emini ES Crude CL Heat
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received


Hi everyone,
I'm new to trading futures, some experience with stocks and options. I have been in the Energy business for the last 25 years buying and selling Tenders of fuel (Heating oil, jetfuel, unleaded). Most of the companies I worked with had traders working for them, and I developed an interest in the markets from that. I recently got injured in an accident, and realized that traveling would be out of the question from now on. Bought a comfortable chair and have started to educate myself on futures trading. Still have a penchant for Energy, (Heating oil has been good to me) so I thought I would give it a try. Not as easy as I thought it would be, so I am here, where the experts are to see what I can learn from you. Of course I will contribute what I can to the group and stay positive in my thoughts, hopefully everything else will slide into place. Thank you to everyone for the invitation to join, I look forward to participating in this endeavor along with you all.

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  #6405 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: None
Platform: Interactive Brokers
Favorite Futures: EminiES
Posts: 1 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello, I have been trading live now for one year, with CFD's.
I haven't made money. I took a course from a local professional trader, and am watching daily videos.

I'm taking other courses as well.

I haven't blown my account yet. I have been lucky.

I find that Online Trading Academy is very good, but very expensive. I found my trading improved with their strategy.

. I also took Second Skies (Chris Capre), Udemy courses on trading,

Also reading books by Tom Bulkowski? I check on his website, "" a lot.

THat's basically it. I work as well as a pharmacist.

I would like to become a full time trader, but because of my work, I don't think I have the time to do it. They say you need at least 7 to 10 years to become a good trader.


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  #6406 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Syracuse, New York
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 3 since Feb 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

New Member

I am a little bit lost and saw I had some messages from Mike. Great forum. Thanks.

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  #6407 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Canada + Quebec City
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: CQG
Favorite Futures: FTSE, YM, ES
Posts: 7 since Apr 2014
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received

new guy

Hi all,

I have actually been a member for 2 years, but for some reason lost track of this forum. I currently trade YM and FTSE, and am working on ES strategies. I look forward to learning and participating at this site.

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  #6408 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS, NT
Favorite Futures: ES, TF, ZB
Posts: 1 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 11 given, 0 received

New member


I have been trading for the past year. Glad to have found futures io and the wealth of information. Just looking forward to keep researching the futures market, trading, and losing until my personal trading style becomes profitable.

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  #6409 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Anaheim + CA/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ToS
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello, I am a beginner with trading. At the moment, I am live trading Forex with a small account. At the moment, I think that trading spot Forex is something that I want to do for only some time. I think after a while I might want to look into trading options and I want to find out more about trading Futures.

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  #6410 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Montreal Canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: emini
Posts: 2 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hitpaydirt is here!

Hello everyone,

I am a beginner learning the trader trade. I am mostly self learned.
My goal is to be able to earn a living with trading so that i can live the second half of my life differently than working for someone else and managing others and customers.

I have been practicing trading with a sim account on Ninja Trader with the demo CQG feed.
I'm at the point where i am looking to start getting ready for live trading which means finding a Broker and Data feed, at the moment I plan on purchasing at least a monthly lease of Ninja Trader.

I am asking you advice for the best Data providers (CQG, Kinetick etc..?) and if you have any broker recommendations for Canadians.

I want to trade futures. Symbols I have been working with so far are ES, YM ,NQ ,TF, FDAX, CL. GC

Looking forward to your advice and will read the info on this forum.

Thank you for letting me join your community


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