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Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:518,743 / 6,998
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Introduce yourself here!

Old June 1st, 2016, 08:54 AM   #6711 (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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Old June 1st, 2016, 11:53 AM   #6712 (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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Old June 1st, 2016, 07:00 PM   #6713 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: bonds
Posts: 1 since Oct 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Glad to get this off my chest

I blew up my account more times than I can remember. I have since reinvented my trading style and systems. I have read more mathematics books lately and I am looking to see what kind of styles people have been employing lately. I get a little stagnant in my bubble and am looking to expand my conversations.


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Old June 2nd, 2016, 07:42 PM   #6714 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Billings, MT
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: CTS, NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: USD
Posts: 7 since Nov 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 2 received

Just here to learn as much as I can.

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Old June 3rd, 2016, 10:49 AM   #6715 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Athens Greece
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: IB
Favorite Futures: Stocks
Posts: 1 since Jun 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

just registerd

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Hello all,

I am a new member interested in getting to know more stuff and share ideas. I am currently trading stocks, with a very limited experience in futures/options that I found very interesting in terms of making money fast and also loosing them fast.


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Old June 4th, 2016, 02:39 AM   #6716 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: thinkorswim
Broker/Data: InteractiveBrokers
Favorite Futures: currency
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Beginners and Introductions

Thanks Mike for the forum

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Old June 4th, 2016, 03:52 AM   #6717 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Wen
Favorite Futures: Crude CL
Posts: 1 since Jun 2016
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


Good Day Every ONE

I am James from South Africa and have been trading for the last fifty years.

I never made a profit until I came across a life changing book written in simple English by Dr Alexander Elder called Trading for a Living. Once I had followed his Triple Screen and Impulse systems I found things improved.

Then I read Phil Town's two books on valuing equities.

At the moment I am working on Volume Profile and Ichimoku analysis for Excel spreadsheet. I would value any assistance that one could give.

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Old June 5th, 2016, 08:15 AM   #6718 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Searching for 1
Favorite Futures: ASX 200 Index Futures
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Posts: 1 since Jun 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hi all,

Diversifying my 1 income stream risk existence, and thus have decided to start trading! One could argue, that the logic applied is flawed as capital will be placed at risk by such diversification, but alas, logic is not always empirical!

Chaos and randomness only appear as such until the fundamentals of a system are understood!

I am here to learn such decision support fundamentals!

Beer Cheers!

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Old June 8th, 2016, 10:44 AM   #6719 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Florianopolis Santa Catarina
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures
Posts: 1 since Mar 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello Everyone

Hi there
I'm trading sim for 7 months now, and I can honestly say, i'm still lost.
Anyway, been following this forum for some time now, and decided to become active and try to learn from people that really know their stuff and maybe even give me some feedback.
Anyway, i'm from brazil and trade futures contracts of dolar(10 thousand dolar contracts) against brazilian real.
Let's get started in this new phase

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Old June 8th, 2016, 10:57 AM   #6720 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: Emini ES Crude CL
Posts: 1 since Jun 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Newbie who took his first live trade today

Hello everyone! My name is Chuck and I work a full time job and literally just finished my first live trading session. I have been paper trading for almost a year now on and off. I use Ninja Trader 8 and trade only the S&P Emini for now. I would rather learn 1 market than confuse myself trying to trade multiple markets from the start. I closed my day today 220.00 in profits less commissions. Anyways, I'm thankful I found this group and hope to learn more as my journey continues. I started my account with 2133.00 and I think it will be interesting to see if I can slowly grow that over time. I also love using Renko bars for my charts. Thanks again for having me!

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