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Introduce yourself here!

  #6571 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Sydney, Australia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: CMC Markets
Favorite Futures: Coffee
Posts: 2 since Mar 2016
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


Hi all, looking forward to sharing ideas and anything else trading related that comes to mind. I've tried a bit of everything over the last decade - shares, properties, CFDs, buy & hold, trend following & so on. Now looking to refine all this into a more disciplined trading approach. Have read a lot around systematic trading, and tried some basic back-testing etc, so want to progress a bit further down this path. All the best.

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  #6572 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Detroit, MI/USA
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ThinkOrSwim
Favorite Futures: None
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

New Trader Here


New trader here. Yep you're probably thinking, "Great fresh meat. Let's fade whatever this guy does." Anyway I'm just getting my feet wet. I've decided to get TradeStation. My background is in math and risk quantification. I used to work as an actuary but didn't like it because I didn't feel like I got to make decisions or be creative. I'm hoping that I'll enjoy trading and have some success. Feel free to recommend others or tell me to stay away from some. I'm currently reading a ton of books. Feel free to recommend others or tell me to stay away from some.

• High Probability Trading – Marcel Link
• Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets – John J. Murphy
• The Visual Investor – John J. Murphy
• Trading with Intermarket Analysis – John J. Murphy
• Mastering the Trade – John Carter
• Trading in the Zone – Mark Douglas
• Risk Opportunity Analysis – Ralph Vince
• Markets In Profile – James F. Dalton
• Schwager on Futures – Jack Schwager
• Short Term Trading Strategies That Work – Larry Connors
• Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems – Kevin J. Davey
• Dual Momentum Investing – Gary Antonacci


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  #6573 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Mumbai + India
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Amibroker
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
Posts: 1 since Mar 2016
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Hi All

Hi traders,

Quite a beginner, I trade intra day & swing. Blew up account for last 3 years and now slowly breaking even. Firmly believe in Van Tharpe's "R Multiple" theory for position sizing. Looking for fresh perspective on trading psychology and also quantified trading system which will think in terms of "R". Yet to overcome fascination of Holy Grail and still looking for one, but enthusiasm has faded away. Want to focus more on JOURNAL as Big Mike says.

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  #6574 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Texas USA
Futures Experience: None
Platform: MrtaTrader
Favorite Futures: Currency
Posts: 1 since Mar 2016
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

New here...

Like most day traders, I blew up my account a couple times and lost enough money to make most grown men weep.

Hello Mike and to all, I took the liberty of"copying" your text as those words fit me also!
Green as grass to Futures but that is why I'm here to educate myself .
Glad to find your site and eager to explore.

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  #6575 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: None
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 1 since Mar 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Glad to have found this

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  #6576 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Lansing Michigan/USA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ToS
Favorite Futures: ES, CG, CL, ZB
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Posts: 5 since Mar 2016
Thanks: 2 given, 5 received

I trade mainly SPX, Gold, Oil, and Bonds. I primarily use Elliott Wave & Fibonacci analysis along with a few technical indicators.

I'm glad to be here and hopefully can share some worthwhile insights.

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  #6577 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
New York New York United States
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: crude
Posts: 1 since Mar 2016
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

New member

Use to be a phone clerk on the floor of NYMEX. Looking to start trading in the near future. Hoping this forum will be a wealth of information.


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  #6578 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Krakow Poland
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: Dow YM, Crude CL
Posts: 1 since Mar 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

make sure you don't bet against smart ones

Boxing? Trading is tougher than boxing. In trading you may lose all money you have, lose your wife,
lose your health and even jump out of the window in despair.
Want to make money consistently?
So prepare your ass to be kicked for at least 5 years before you reach that stage.

Some people will still be clueless after 10 years in the market.

I don't believe in on price indicators, don't believe in fundamentals.
I believe in adapting to market conditions.

Market is a big cemetery, where fast guys will be soon gone, slow guys pray for a few more years,
and a couple of guys quite enjoy the process.

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  #6579 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Atlanta Georgia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: All of them
Posts: 7 since Apr 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hello All,

27 Soon to be 28
Joining here in hopes of meeting and learning from others.
Always improving

I'm looking forward to the conversations


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  #6580 (permalink)
Elite Member
St. Louis MO/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Emini NQ
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Pretty good at hitting the wrong targets ...

Hey Traders,
Thanks for making this such a great site!
Pretty new to this and don't have too many opportunities to practice my trading, but hoping to turn from red to green one of these days!

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