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Introduce yourself here!

  #6461 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Hampshire UK
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MetaTrader
Broker/Data: GKFX
Favorite Futures: cash forex
Posts: 2 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 1 given, 2 received


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I am completely new to Trading. I have literally just started researching Day Trading and if I find that I might be suited to it then I hope to trade part time. I have never joined any kind of forum in any field before, but having stumbled across BMT I was straightaway struck by both the openness of Mike's approach and that of the members in the (few) posts that I have read so far. It's clear that this is a good group to be part of, and I hope to be able to be of some use to people on here someday when I have some experience to offer. To begin with though, please excuse my total lack of knowledge of the field - I'm going to be asking some very very basic/daft questions indeed, to clarify things that I am reading from books, from this site and elsewhere on the web.

My motivation arises from the desire to generate another income stream alongside my main job which is Sales Admin with a technology company. I am lucky to now be in this job which I enjoy and has given me the time and 'headspace' to be able to relax and seriously apply myself to a new endeavour alongside it.

And serious I am. My intention is to properly research Daytrading, determine whether I'm really a good fit for the job, if so, get a comprehensive Plan in place, taking maybe a year to get to the point where I am ready to go live trading a specific security of choice, having thoroughly backtested and trade-simulated my initial system. My objective for maybe 3-6 months after that would be to breakeven or slightly better, whilst I gained experience and refine my methods. There would be a proper focus on risk management from day 1. There would be no deviation from the system that I went live with. None. No panic, no greed. Just planned development.

I'll be running my ideas past you guys and am resolved not to shy away from looking a complete fool sometimes in the course of developing it. Go easy on me, eh.


Welcome, Ross, and the best of luck in your venture. If you stick to your plan you will not go too far wrong. All the best George

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  #6462 (permalink)
Elite Member
Derby, UK
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader probable
Broker/Data: TBC
Favorite Futures: To be decided.
Posts: 11 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 140 given, 9 received


Thanks George, I appreciate your message. I'm looking forward to doing the research legwork, and will use this site's enormous info resource before I start posting much in the way of dumb questions. I'm not 100% sure that I should really be here yet, as it's such early days that I'm going to be something of a 'taker' for a while with not much to give, and I'm not comfortable about that. Thanks. Ross.

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  #6463 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Emini
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

Hello everyone....

Just started trading within the past year. Started with credit spreads and didn't like them. Last Augusts' flash crash made me put me on the sidelines for awhile. Interested in the eminis and have had some success. Great at reading charts but too much jumping in and out. Would love to hear from others.


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  #6464 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader
Posts: 10 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 8 given, 7 received

Greetings from Darwin

Greetings Traders,

Even though I have been a constant lurking member for a long time, I thought I would get around to posting an intro.

Live and work in the top end of Australia. I have been day trading for several years now, the ES is my instrument of choice. On account of the time difference here, most of the time I end up trading the Globex sessions.

Glad to be a member of the forum, lots of great material here.

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  #6465 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Jakarta + Indonesia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Thinkorswim
Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers, Thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Greetings everyone...

Hi my name is Arie, 30 years old and still newbie in trading.
Almost 1 year I decided to learn more about trading, now still focusing on options trading (daytrade).

80% of my learning curve is self-taught using all the resources I can find from internet.
Thanks to all those peoples who is caring to share...

Hope this forum can be one of the best source of help for my learning curve...

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  #6466 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: treasury bond
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hi All,
I've been dabbling in futures for a few years but just became serious in 2016.
Concentrating on ZB 30 year t-bonds. I figure with a single focus it will be easier to become proficient.
I would like to quit my day job in the next year or two so I am serious about learning.
Look forward to the interaction here.
Medium Size Mike

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  #6467 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: global zen
Favorite Futures: emini es
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hey Everyone,

I'm pretty much a newbie. I started out about 6 months ago and I'm currently trading the S&P emini. I'm still kind of lost so I figured that joining this forum would be a good place to start. I look forward to learning and hopefully helping in the near future.

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  #6468 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Malaga Spain
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: FESX FDAX ES
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello Everyone

Hi im Jose from Málaga, Spain. I started trading futures over a year ago. Now i am using Ninja but when i started i used ProRealTime. Im really excited to be here sharing my experience and also to enhance my knowledge.

Thank u soo much.

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  #6469 (permalink)
Elite Member
Milwaukee Wisconsin
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Think or swim
Favorite Futures: Es
Posts: 3 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received


Good afternoon community.

This is my first ever post.

I am new to trading and have only paper traded to this point (approx 1 month). More up days than down. Down days were when I started to make it more complicated or just wanted to "trade".

My objective is to develop a trading plan using ES as an instrument.

I intend to:

Develop a simple plan
Train myself to stick to that plan
Control hope, fear and anger to avoid over trading, under trading, and bad trading

I am still finding my way around the site so suggestions on where to go for simple plan development would be welcomed.

Great forum from what I have seen so far.

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  #6470 (permalink)
Elite Member
Solothurn Solothurn Switzerland
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Emini ES, Currency
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello from switzerland

Hello fellow traders :-)

I'm Kevin from switzerland.
I started trading with stocks about 4-5 years ago.

Now I started with futures and options using Ninja.

I'm looking forward to be a part of the forum community, and want to thank all the people who already contributed
to every topic in this forum, of which i can now read and learn from.


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