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Introduce yourself here!

  #6701 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
Posts: 25 since May 2016
Thanks: 13 given, 28 received


Hi too everyone,

I'm 29 from London UK.

I've been interested in trading for 3 years. I've blown up 2 accounts, one stock trading (pennystocks arrr) and the other a spread betting account (In the UK it's legal to place bets on market fluctuations for anyone who's not familiar with spread betting).

I'm currently building my system to trade the Emini ES. I think I've got the entry and risk model right but still need to work on my exit strategy. I'm hoping to catch big swings as I only want to place 2 or 3 trades a week to keep me from over trading which is probably my biggest weakness. I'll share my ideas with you all soon.

Glad to be here & I hope to learn a lot from you guys.


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  #6702 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: FDAX
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Introducing myself!

Hi everyone!
I'm an intermediate day and I find this web page that seems interesting to share ideas and make this better.
I trade since 2 years ago in the european market reading the tape, volume and price action.

Well, it's a pleasure to stay here and I will share my trading ideas that can help someone to their trading.
Thanks for all and for make this possible, is awesome!

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  #6703 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
new york ny/usa
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: think or swim
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Jun 2013
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Hi fellow traders

I'm retired and like like to make trading as a hobby, happy to find this site almost three years ago but still have nothing to contribute since I have no winning trades as of this year. hope in the future we'll all find our trading god.

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  #6704 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja trader
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 12 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 3 given, 2 received


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I'm retired and like like to make trading as a hobby, happy to find this site almost three years ago but still have nothing to contribute since I have no winning trades as of this year. hope in the future we'll all find our trading god.

Welcome notagefan,
Avoid to become an expensive "hobby" in trading world.

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  #6705 (permalink)
Elite Member
Madrid + SPAIN
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader,TOS,AmiBroker
Favorite Futures: Futures, Options
Posts: 11 since Apr 2014
Thanks: 6 given, 0 received


Hi, Im a newbie from Spain. Just learning to trade. I feel this forum will be very helpful

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  #6706 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Qtrader
Broker/Data: Amp and Optimus and CQG
Favorite Futures: Mainly NG and GC, Futures option selling. Spread researcher currently
Posts: 443 since May 2013
Thanks: 363 given, 170 received

Even loosing small amounts is not winning

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I'm retired and like like to make trading as a hobby, happy to find this site almost three years ago but still have nothing to contribute since I have no winning trades as of this year. hope in the future we'll all find our trading god.

I was in the same boat u until I decided that for me to succeed I needed to learn to keep winning not large amounts but something all the time
Basically not loose anymore even if it's small amounts

All this after loosing tons btw

Could be a daily or weekly goal

Might make slow down and focus

Just my 2 cents

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  #6707 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: ES
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Posts: 2 since May 2016
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received


Hi, my name is Keith. I divide my time between Denver and Texas. I have been trading mostly futures, mostly e-mini s & p 500, off and on for a number of years. Mostly I scalp; and, mostly I scalp because I find it very difficult to sit through pullbacks, plus I don't seem to be great at picking movement direction. So grabbing a few ticks... I have tried quite a few indicators with little luck, so now I mainly use just the price action itself.
I joined this forum mainly for the webinars and haven't had much time to look around but I have seen some interesting topics here so I plan to explore more thoroughly.
I am in Denver now and would be interested in meeting up with other traders in the area. I'm sure there is a way for us to contact/message each other directly/individually. If anyone knows of any groups etc. please let me know.
That's about it, thanks and successful trading to all.

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  #6708 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Camarillo, CA, USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Crude CL
Posts: 1 since May 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Just like some of you I've lost lots of money, but looking to gain it back by reading and learning from other fellow trader blogs and also sharing my experience with my successes and failures in trading.

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  #6709 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation, CMC Markets
Favorite Futures: Forex Spot, DOW30, DAX30, Aussie200
Posts: 1 since Jun 2016
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Intermediate Trader seeking to be with other like minded holistic traders

Hi guys,

I'm so glad to have come across this forum/community. Trading is a lonely career and being part of a community with like minded traders who are positive & holistic makes it easier to move forward. At the moment, I have challenges following my rules and have lost a number of capitals this year. I know my challenges lie between my ears and I am working on it.

I trade DOW30 futures & the major forex spot currencies.

Being part of this community may assist me in improving my psychology and success in trading. I look forward to scanning through the different topics to learn from other traders.


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  #6710 (permalink)
Elite Member
Johanneburg + South Africa
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
Posts: 1 since May 2016
Thanks: 9 given, 0 received

New member

Hi Guys,

I'm Zoom and I am pretty much new to trading. Discovered this forum after I almost signed up for Day Trading Academy and the honest feedback here saved me a lot of dollars. Grateful to the members.

Background...I've studied finance and work in corporate finance. I'm looking to learn a new skill to help supplement my income. I'm interested in emini futures, but from what I've read here most forum members here suggest ETFs for beginners.

Looking forward to meeting you all and if you do have any advise for beginners, please dont hesitate to reach out.

Thanks and Regards,


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