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Introduce yourself here!

  #6491 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, TOS
Favorite Futures: Emini
Posts: 11 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 7 received


Hello all, I just joined today and wanted to say Hi. I am new to trading, about a month old in it. I started out with TOS and in the last few days found that I could do Auto trading with NinjaTrader so I have been knee deep in studying and trying to code. Going to stick to Paper Accounts until I feel 85% confident in trading before I throw real money at it.

Happy Trading all!

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  #6492 (permalink)
Membership Temporarily Revoked
Hong Kong SAR China
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: future
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


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  #6493 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Carmel, Indiana
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 13 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 2 received


Long time trader of the futures markets...enjoy communicating, sharing, learning from others. Trading can be a lonely venture...great to have 'friends' to share good times!

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  #6494 (permalink)
Elite Member
Seattle, WA/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ultimate Trader Platform
Favorite Futures: Forex
Posts: 3 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

Forex Trader

Hi, my name is Joanna (Jo for short). I grew up on the East Coast, but am currently living outside of Seatte, WA..

I've been studying and trading for almost 2 years. I started with Stocks & ETF's and then Futures, but found that i like trading the FX market the best. I am currently invested (1 year) in MTI's Ultimate Charting Software, and although it has its shortcomings, I need to stick with it until February 2017.

I really like the Open Trader and have learned a lot from the videos and webinars. My biggest problem is finding a way to get Market Profile and TPO to work with my software. If there are any FX traders out there, I'd really appreciate your advice.

Thanks very much,

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  #6495 (permalink)
Elite Member
Tampa + FL
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Favorite Futures: Stocks
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Posts: 2 since Jul 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Swing Trader

As many I also lost money for years. I did mainly stocks so far and swing trading.

Main platform is ThinkoSwim snf NT .... hoping to automate a little and be able to do the US & India markets

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  #6496 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Dublin, Ireland
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Indices, Forex
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hi All,
I am relatively new to trading and I have sampled with Forex and Indices. I am blown away with the amount of scams on the internet that have done nothing but cost me money. I am looking for like minded people that are genuine that will give me support to get started and hopefully I can give the same back. I am interested automated trading only. As I don't know if I am able to trade all day in front of a screen. Or at least develop quality indicators that will allow me trade when I can. I am starting with the MT4.


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  #6497 (permalink)
Elite Member
los angeles california/united states
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: InvestorRT,MATLAB,Bookmap
Broker/Data: IQFeed
Favorite Futures: CL, ES
Posts: 7 since Nov 2015
Thanks: 10 given, 7 received

My intro

Hello all,

It's been 110 days since I joined so I figured I'd come out of the dark and introduce myself. So I'm a mechanical engineer who resides in LA. While I was in college, I was introduced to the trading world by a friend of a friend (who is now a good friend of mine) early 2013. He was a successful options trader that has been averaging 10-20k/yearly while running his own property management business. Even though it wasn't much, that blew me away. I had to get in on what he is doing.

He spent countless hours pulling up thinkorswim charts and teaching how to trade options, introduced me to tasty trade, etc. After some practice on paper trading, I eventually funded a $3000 account and I was on my way. Of course, it didn't turn out the way I hoped it would. Long story short, I joined an options meeting in the LA area and the organizer (who is also a good friend and a mentor) introduced me to futures. I was hooked. Let's just say I was very lucky on my trading journey to have people constantly supporting and showing me the right direction.

My futures journey started with trading the 10 year treasury notes (ZN). I blew my account after a frustrating two weeks. However with all the support and consistent mentoring, I eventually saved up to trade the Emini S&P (ES) and was back at it again. After 6 months of intensely learning different strategies and implementing proper risk management trading ES, I was a zero sum trader but I didn't blow my account and to me that was a major achievement. I eventually moved to Crude Oil (CL) as I loved the volatility it provided. That was my calling. I like to stick to trading one futures product and CL was it. Besides that put on options trades on stocks. And that is my introduction guys. Looking forward to being more active here when time allows me.

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  #6498 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Jforex
Favorite Futures: currency
Posts: 1 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello Mike and everyone,
I have been trading Forex since last 2 years, still a beginner. Came to know about when I was searching google for better understanding of Al brooks H1 H2 and L1 L2 from his book Reading Price action bar by bar book.
I purchased the book some time ago and couldn’t understand anything and started searching on the internet for the price action traders who are trading al brooks method/ strategy.

Well I believe that search ended now.

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  #6499 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Dec 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello from VA

Been a big fan since it was bigmike. Thank you for all the work you've done for us.

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  #6500 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Sydney New South Wales Australia
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: YM
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi all,

Been following the markets for decades. Read many books, spent quite a bit on newsletter subscriptions, courses and made a few stock/option trades here and there but have never really been committed to trading.

I have recently been following the work of Trisha @ Easy-Emini trades. I plan on learning/adapting her methodologies to trade the NQ and YM contracts.

Pleased to join the forum and look forward to learning how to be a successful trader.

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