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.
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?
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.
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/.
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!
The following user says Thank You to mantas for this post: