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Introduce yourself here!

  #6441 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Nadex
Favorite Futures: Emini
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

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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  #6442 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
West Palm Beach, FL
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: IB TWS
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

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?


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  #6443 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: es
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

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


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  #6444 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Huntington NY/US
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Custom
Favorite Futures: Equity,Commodity, and Sov. Debt Index
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received



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!!


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  #6445 (permalink)
Elite Member
Milano, Italy
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Jigsaw Daytradr
Favorite Futures: DAX, ZB
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Posts: 7 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

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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 and receive discounts on a number of products and services. These are the detailed advantages of the elite membership:

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  #6446 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
toronto +canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader.
Favorite Futures: currency
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

thanks for all

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  #6447 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
London, UK
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: metatrader
Favorite Futures: FX
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

hi Everyone.

My first post. Have a great day.

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  #6448 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Vancouver BC Canada
Futures Experience: None
Platform: none
Favorite Futures: none
Posts: 6 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 9 given, 0 received

Alberto Cevese View Post
As an elite member, you will be able to access additional sections of 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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  #6449 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Copenhagen, Denmark
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Tradable; MT4
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures
Posts: 9 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 6 given, 12 received


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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Trading Apprentice
Jakobstad Finland
Futures Experience: None
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: emiji, currency futures
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Hi Mike and you all,

My journey into trading business has been a long research. I have searched for a way to do day trading with the most suitable platform, most stable instruments and to be able to manage my trading in a clear, straithforward and simple manner. (I avoid make my life complicated)
So currently I am studying what will fit me best, low risk, small investment and continous profits daily.
So far I am heading for cooperation with reliable/honest european broker for suitable instruments. sounds like a good choice?
What I learned so far price action and futures might be the right choice.

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