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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:530,696 / 7,061
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Introduce yourself here!

Old January 26th, 2016, 04:35 PM   #6441 (permalink)
Elite Member
Torino, Italy
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Bund, Euro Stoxx 50
 
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Hi.

I have been involved in trading off and on for several years. I started trading stocks and quickly moved to futures. I traded the German Bund and the Euro Stoxx and, now, I am focused on the US Treasury future (ZB). In the past, I utilized TradeStation and eSignal for charting and developing trading strategies and I now use NinjaTrader as both platform and brokerage firm.

My trading results have been somehow inconsistent. I used to swing trade, following trading systems I developed and backtested and relying on various charts and indicators. Nowadays, I scalp, leaning on order flow and depth of market information.

I am 57 years old, Italian, and my past, work experiences were in teaching and education. I am originally from Milano and, among other places, I lived in the US for a few years. In 2014, I moved to Torino, where I currently reside.

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Old January 26th, 2016, 09:57 PM   #6442 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
SAN FRANCISCO CA / USA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Nadex
Favorite Futures: Emini
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
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Hey folks!

I'm new to futures trading. Been doing options and stocks in the past with no a stellar performanc,
This time I want to network and apply discipline. THanks for giving me te opportunity.

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Old January 26th, 2016, 11:47 PM   #6443 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: IB TWS
Favorite Futures: stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
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Hello all!


I'm in the early stages of transitioning from a Day Job to Trading full time. My bread and butter has been day trading equities of 1 and 5 minute charts on IB's TWS and for the past several months I've been building some algos in Python but not having much luck interfacing with IB.

But really, I'm at the stage where I have more questions than answers as I've been doing all this in a vaccuum. Am really looking for some kindred spirits and a Live trading room.

Like I said, lots of questions - about the platforms I should be using, how to move from stocks to futures effectively, how to run my trading like a business.

Really excited to find such a rich community here and looking forward to going through the material.

I'm guessing that Elite membership is worth it... what am I really missing by not paying for Elite?

Cheers!

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Old January 27th, 2016, 09:39 AM   #6444 (permalink)
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chicago
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: es
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
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Who Can I believe

I'm a retiree who invested in stocks in the past and want to become a furtures day trader to supplement my retirement income. I have all the time in the world.

I want to learn how to trade from someone but I am asking the forum here: what criteria should I use to satisfy myself that the person or method I choose to learn from is the real deal and that if I work hard will be able to teach me how to trade profitably. I don't want recommendations of teachers but an idea of what criteria I should use to make my choice.

Thank you very much in advance

Newbie3

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Old January 27th, 2016, 12:46 PM   #6445 (permalink)
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Huntington NY/US
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Custom
Favorite Futures: Equity,Commodity, and Sov. Debt Index
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
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HI

Futures Edge on FIO
greetings.

mike - thank you for setting up this forum.

my background is with institutional and start up alternative asset managers. i am currently working with a partner to develop a quantitative futures trading strategy.

best wishes to all those seeking to generate alpha!!

j

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Old January 27th, 2016, 05:09 PM   #6446 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Favorite Futures: Bund, Euro Stoxx 50
 
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I'm guessing that Elite membership is worth it... what am I really missing by not paying for Elite?


As an elite member, you will be able to access additional sections of futures.io and receive discounts on a number of products and services. These are the detailed advantages of the elite membership: https://futures.io/elite_membership/.

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Old January 27th, 2016, 10:34 PM   #6447 (permalink)
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toronto +canada
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader.
Favorite Futures: currency
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
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thanks for all

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Old January 28th, 2016, 10:59 AM   #6448 (permalink)
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London, UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: metatrader
Favorite Futures: FX
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
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hi Everyone.

My first post. Have a great day.

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Old January 28th, 2016, 03:15 PM   #6449 (permalink)
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Vancouver BC Canada
 
Futures Experience: None
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As an elite member, you will be able to access additional sections of futures.io and receive discounts on a number of products and services. These are the detailed advantages of the elite membership


In addition, one can head over to the main elite section (at least) and scan the thread titles to see if any pop out is particularly interesting.

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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:38 AM   #6450 (permalink)
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Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Tradable; MT4
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures
 
Posts: 9 since Jan 2016
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hi!


Hi everyone,

My name is Mantas and I'm a sociology student in Denmark. Trading for me has been interesting from the academic perspective (esp. technology <-> trust issue), and also because of open opportunities for investing.

I have mostly traded Forex currency pairs, using demo accounts. News trading didn't work well for me, so I am leaning towards fundamentals and technical analysis. Recently, I've read about the straight line approach (will follow up with the link), which seemed to be quite interesting and a valid analysis. Maybe someone knows about it or has tried it?

Some of my questions at the moment: how to choose a broker and how to decide, which trading platform to use? I have tried MT4, Tradable, and Saxo Web, and i think i liked Tradable more because of the customisation options and overall user experience. But does that really matter in trading? Not all brokers offer that platform, which it creates a limitation in terms of available brokers.

Hopefully, I'll learn more about trading world here!

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