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Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:518,435 / 6,997
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Introduce yourself here!

Old April 4th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #661 (permalink)
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Melbourne, Australia
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Multiple
Favorite Futures: Index Futures, Forex
Posts: 7 since Mar 2010
Thanks: 17 given, 3 received

Thanks Mike.

Love the forum. Want to contribute in a meaningful way. This will be some time away.

I'm a newbie to NT. Love its interface and ease of use.
Trying to get a handle on the Automated Trading programming at the moment.

Just feeling my way and taking baby steps. Have done the NT webinars and want to learn more.

I know what I want to do with very basic stategies BUT not able to program them as yet so... I observe, learn, test, mess up and then repeat. It's a slow way and I am learning.

Once I see how the programming works on basic strategies, I think that the bigger ideas will fall into place. Hope to have an "oh yeah!" moment soon.

My current project is to create a strategy that uses MACD, when the fast moves above the slow go LONG with a target and when the fast moves below the slow go SHORT for a target.

I know this is probably extremely simple to program but consider a 1st year student trying to do 4th year maths problem. That's me...

Any recommendations on books or tutorials would be appreciated.



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Old April 4th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #662 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Annapolis, MD
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Mirus
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 23 since Mar 2010
Thanks: 5 given, 5 received

Thanks for the forum Mike! New to trading and use NT. Learning alot just being here.

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Old April 4th, 2010, 10:33 PM   #663 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Los Angeles, Ca
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Amp/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: NQ
Posts: 1 since Mar 2010
Thanks: 8 given, 0 received

Glad To Be Here

Hello Traders,
Cimino Here, I am a relatively new trader, 7 months of trying with little to show for it except the experience. This is an attempt at a career change. I am looking forward to picking up some good tips as well as share what I have learned with you. Give me time to fiqure out the forum and I will be glad help where I can.
Blessings to you.


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Old April 5th, 2010, 09:32 AM   #664 (permalink)
Elite Member
garden city, mi
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja, MC, TC
Broker/Data: zen-fire
Favorite Futures: ES TF CL 6E
Posts: 4 since Jan 2010
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

This has been the BEST forum I have been into.

THANKS ALL for helping, sharing, and showing newbies a trail that can lead to the road of success.

Thanks again.


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Old April 5th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #665 (permalink)
Just starting out...
St Paul, Mn
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation TOS
Broker/Data: TS Infinity
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Apr 2010
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Futures Edge on FIO

What happens to the S&P 500 when a new President takes office?

Thank you Sir, looking forward to getting involved

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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:46 AM   #666 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT7
Posts: 8 since Mar 2010
Thanks: 12 given, 3 received

Hello there

I found this forum recently and have being impressed so far. I day trade futures, mainly the ES. I like to keep things simple and focus on homework prior to the RTH and trade the order flow.

Thanks to those who have shared their work/knowledge and the people behind running the forums.


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Old April 6th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #667 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD
Posts: 3 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 10 given, 3 received

Hi Mike,
I dont know alot and never seem able to pull the trigger when i am right. I have your "Channel this" which looks very clever but am trying to figure out its best use. Hoping to learn here. Many thanks

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Old April 6th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #668 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB & Ninja trader
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: forex, futures
Posts: 3 since Apr 2010
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Good to know about this great forum...

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Old April 7th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #669 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: sierra charts
Broker/Data: interactive brokers
Posts: 1 since Apr 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello to everyone,and thankyou Mike for an excellant forum.My name is lorne and i am an aussie living in Bangkok.I in the past have lost everything and have been working hard to put the funds together to start again.
I have been reading forums on traders lab,sierra,trading blox and everything i can find for months now.
I will be using to begin with interactive brokers, sierra chart and possibly trading blox to test my setup which i have been forming in my mind for some time.
My idea is to get my setup coded for sierra and then sim trade for as long as it takes me to gain confidence in my method.

For me hourly and daily charts will be enough,but i wish to use volume analysis as a confirming or denying factor to take positions with my setup.Problem is i know absolutely nothing about these studies so am busily reading as much as i can.Any reccomendations for books would be appreciated.
Again thankyou for allowing me to take part in this forum.

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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:58 AM   #670 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4 & Trading station
Broker/Data: fxcm
Favorite Futures: forex
Posts: 1 since Apr 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

New here

Hi folks,

just joined about 10 minutes ago so wanted to say hi. Heres a bit about me.

I've been playing about with FX on and off for a couple of years in demo accounts. Then last year I hit the big 40 and realised that having been self employed for years I needed to do something about a pension plan (which i havent contributed to for 15 years or so). So I finally went 'live' with a mere $350 last November.

At present I'm about 30% down on my starting point and to be honest although it's a hefty chunk of the original this is my learning capital. When i was playing about with demo accounts I did quite well (about 80% up over a year) but realised that the emotional attachment to monopoly money isnt the same and immediately i started trading live my trading behaviour changed, but im now getting to grips with it, especially money management, though i still find myself chasing pips sometimes when I have reached my daily target.

To be brutally honest, I'm delighted that after nearly 6 months I havent blown my account which I view as a (maybe small) achievement. Maybe the real lesson would have been to blow it all in a matter of weeks and take the kicking that many seem to suffer at the very start of the learning curve (though between 18-23 I worked for an investment division of a large uk bank so that gave me good grounding in equity markets).

My Aims
well it's quite simple really. I dont expect to make a million in my first year, i dont expect to make a million in 10 years time. As I mentioned what I am looking for is to increase my account by 5% per month every month (averaged out of course) but i will gladly bank any additional.

If I could regularly achieve 12% per month I would be ecstatic. Like I said I'm looking 15 years into the future and to build up a retiremnet fund. Once I am achieving 5% or more every month I will be chucking several thousand into my account so the serious growth can begin.

right i reckon I have bored you all enough........ i look forward to learning and banking pips.

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