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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:519,026 / 7,001
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Introduce yourself here!

Old May 3rd, 2016, 12:46 AM   #6651 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: broker
Favorite Futures: CL, ES,
Posts: 1 since May 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello everyone,

Happy to have joined here as it seems one of the more respectable forums on the web. I'm a rather new trader but hope I can make a positive contribution here moving forwards (and of course learn from the threads posted).


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Old May 3rd, 2016, 02:58 AM   #6652 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Seoul, South Korea
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 4 since Jan 2016
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

good to be here

hello all,

my boyfriend introduced me to trading, he is a holder of long positions as he has vast knowledge of world economy trends that he has witnessed in his 10 years of trading. however, i am just a beginner. he tried to teach me some stuff, but i decided to also find some other resources for myself. took one course online that i found helpful, but that road has ended, course complete, but the learning never ends. i, myself, like the quick in and out of day trading. eventually tho, i would like to hold long positions, such as getting a long in feb on crude oil, but i guess that moment has past. also interested in currencies, but that the moment its s&p and i do have experience in korean futures if anyone has questions, super volatile. currently on a remote island with nothing but time and a wifi connection. hoping to really get immersed in here and learn a lot, and hopefully in turn help others. 화이팅!!!

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Old May 3rd, 2016, 09:22 AM   #6653 (permalink)
Elite Member
chicago il usa
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TT, Tradestation,esignal
Broker/Data: Wedbush (crossland Llc) , TT
Favorite Futures: ALL
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
Thanks: 110 given, 0 received

Still Learning....

Guys and Gals :

Just want to say Hello. I've poked my head in this Traders community for Years and I've finally seen the Value of this website started by Big Mike. Much Thanks !

I've been Trading Electronic Futures since 1993 in Chi-town. Currently, I'm trading 5 strategies on roughly 50 different Futures contracts. My strategies consist of : simple arbitrage, mean reversion and scalping techniques. Nothing complicated at first glance. I've been profitable every year ...most good, some ok and a few ridiculous. Currently, I've got 2 Daughters about to go to college So I need to hop to it on this Website and Learn a few more strategies .

I'm hoping to connect with some new Traders since about 95% of the traders I've known over the years are now "Former traders" . And Most importantly, Learn a thing or two.

Thanks Big Mike,


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Old May 4th, 2016, 04:30 AM   #6654 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Wroclaw, Poland
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Empirica
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures
Posts: 2 since Apr 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Privately, not a big trader here. I trade stocks only on WSE.

Working as a developer and product owner team member of automated trading platform. Registered to read what people demand to have in their trading software.


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Old May 5th, 2016, 02:17 AM   #6655 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: None
Platform: SC
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: CL
Posts: 87 since Apr 2016
Thanks: 90 given, 188 received

Kinda newbie

Futures Edge on FIO
Dear all,

I started trading on my own in 2006 as an amateur from uni days punting blindly on oil and equity index via spread betting and blew up the account several times trying to be smart making money from the trend in oil rally but trading equity from the short side thinking equity is overvalued and never thinking about correlation between the two asset class. Obviously, those who think equity was overvalued in 2006 got burnt as it rallied to 2008 until the subprime and collapsed but rallied again to make fresh multi year high in 2015 thanks to helicopter Ben.

After burning through my account for the third time I decided to take a chill pill and find a job and earn some money the traditional way. Fortunate enough to land a job as a trader at a small bank trading FX for a living. After working for a while, then I realise that there is actually no edge/advantage working for a bank/fund/hedgefund etc as market is extremely efficient and the FX market is too big for any one individual to move the market unless of course you are the central bank.

Even till today, it is obvious that even hedge funds are not as smart as we "perceive" them to be - plenty of headlines on Bloomberg recently from the great Paul Tudor facing redemption to Alan Howard, nobody is spared - and there is no edge for them as central banks policy dictate market movement - which at best is anyone's guess given how indecisive the FED has been lately. So I came to the conclusion that the only way to be profitable trading is to focus on price, and price alone, and I figured the best traders that rely on price alone to make a living are probably all of you in this forum!

I look forward to sharing some of my charts with you guys and in return hope to learn something new from all of you.

Thanks for creating this forum Big Mike,

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Old May 5th, 2016, 03:30 AM   #6656 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja trader
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 12 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 2 given, 2 received

1st post in

Hello Traders around the world,

This is my 1st post since joining
I have few years or live trading experience in forex and now focus on futures market.
looking forward to learn from your guys.


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Old May 5th, 2016, 08:54 AM   #6657 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation
Favorite Futures: nifty
Posts: 1 since May 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi everyone,
I am glad to join in the forum. Always I lose money in the market so now decided to learn from a good community/forum with lots of educational material and sound advice from other expert in the community.

Thanks to all for accepting me in the community.


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Old May 5th, 2016, 12:50 PM   #6658 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NINJA
Favorite Futures: FUTURES
Posts: 1 since Oct 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

new in this site

Hi everyone,

I've been trading full time for last year and I'm still fighting to be consistent and stop losing money ;-), but still motivated to achieve it!!

I hope here I could find new ideas, or help in some issues.

I'm also programming some strategies but not working yet as I expected. I have lots of problems with historical data. It would be nice if someone could help me on that (providers with high quality historical data -tick data- etc.)


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Old May 6th, 2016, 11:19 AM   #6659 (permalink)
Elite Member
Muswellbrook, NSW/Australia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader 8
Favorite Futures: CFDs on indexes
Posts: 14 since May 2016
Thanks: 37 given, 11 received

Time to turn the corner

Well here we go, hopefully the first of many.

There comes a point in life where you realise you aren't as smart as you thought you were. Thats why Ive come here. I just visited that place and was lucky to have been googleing for education in trading due to my recent failings and found

Glad to be amongst you all.

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Old May 7th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #6660 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Vero Beach, FL
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Crude CL
Posts: 1 since May 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hey all, glad to have found the forum. Like many of you - lost a fair chunk of money right when I got into trading, mostly due to not 'setting stops' - either automatic, or mentally checking out for the day. I've since regrouped, have a pretty decent plan of throwing the brakes on, on a daily basis - and am eventually looking to do this full time. Not looking to 'get rich quick' or anything like that, but I'm just tired of 'working for the man.'

I enjoy travel - so the ability to do this from anywhere is really appealing. Looking forward to seeing what the entire forum has to offer! Cheers!

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