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Introduce yourself here!

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Munich, Germany
Trading Experience: None
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers
Favorite Futures: liquid products
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Posts: 329 since Jul 2016
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Hi all,

I'm looking forward to being a member here. While I have a fairly extensive background in finance and trading, I have recently shifted my focus towards much shorter time-frames in an effort to improve consistency. Despite my many years of study and practical experience, I consider myself a fresh student, and am always eager to learn. I hope to do that here, and if I can help a few others along the way, all the better...

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Niagara Falls New York
Posts: 1 since May 2016
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Hello Mike

I am primarily an equity and index options trader. I don't have a lot of experience in futures trading. I use futures primarily for short term hedging of my options positions. I am interested in trading futures more actively in different markets. And I look forward to learning much from you and other experienced traders here.

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Rome - Italy
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Bund, DAX, ES, Crude Oil, Gold, Cable, EURUSD
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Posts: 10 since Apr 2016
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Hi Guys,
I am new in this forum but I already found it very very interesting, usuful and full of great information/tools.
I am a beginner/intermediate trader and I hope to have the opportunity to grow with the forum and to give back something to the community.

Good luck


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Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 3 since Jul 2016
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Hi guys,

Really happy to be a member of this forum! Quick intro:
- Native Swede
- Fluent in Swedish, English, German
- Independent consultant and trader
- Started with stocks in -98, now focus is primarily on equity index trading (futures & CFDs)
- Quantitative and statistical approach to the markets, trading time frames from 1min to daily
- I have roughly 20 fully automated systems running

So I have some experience, but much more to learn. My system development action list is getting longer and longer. So much to test and so little time....
Most of my experience is with DAX30 (Germany) and OMXS30 (Sweden), but I also have systems on DJIA and I want to diversify into Crude, Gold, EURUSD and other liquid markets.

All the best and happy trading!

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Posts: 1 since Jul 2016
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Hi everyone

I'm new in this forum and found the Psychology and Money Management forum interesting. I've been trading options for a short while- like 16 months - and am new to futures.

I'm sure to learn from the community and look forward to contributing

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Antwerpen Belgium
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures
Posts: 1 since Jul 2016
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Hello everyone

I'm not new to 'investment market', but I'm still not able to trade for a living so I'm considering myself a newbie. My best result so far is 30% return in 9 months with a sharpe rate of 2.5-3.0 in euro/usd with a very small forex account. I use long time frame to achieve this.

Now I'd like to try daytrading to see if I can make a living.

My advise to those who are fresh new to market:

I was quite naive in the past about making money from market. My conclusion now for the market is - it's a zero sum game. Derivatives markets are just sucking money machines. The 'market' sucks the money from those who don't really know how to spend their money to enjoy their life. 'The Big Short' movie tells the nature of the market.

If you really want to try daytrading to 'get rich',

1. Please learn order flow to follow the 'sucking money machine' trend and not against them.
2. Cut loss if your position turns into negative when the market breaks the trend's bottom price level which you've jumped in.

and the last thing I'd like to say here is,

For me, the only true 'investment' is through stock investment which invest real money into real businesses and it takes time. It's like a farmer you sow, you work and you reap. In stock market, you became a capitalist, you sow but others work, and you reap. But to become a capitalist, you need to learn a lot of things too. Analyzing fundamental of a stock can be time-consuming and it's no different as working an office job. There are two old books talk about real investment which I'd like to recommend to those who like to read, 'the wealth of nation' & 'Das capital'. My personal opinion about capitlism is that - it goes into wrong direction now (work hard to make more money more gdp), instead the right direction should be we work hard and we work lesser and lesser hours. Population is also an issue.

C'est Lavie. All the best for everyone.

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Miami, FL
Posts: 1 since Jul 2016
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Hello Fellow Traders

Glad to be apart of this community and looking forward to learning from all those who contribute here. My name is Jose and have been into trading snce 2008. The whole financial crisis opened my eyes to the world of equities, derivatives, and so on. I currently trade treasury futures, mainly 5 yr notes .I will be starting a journal on this site to help catalog my trading journey now that I have recently reduced my hours at my full time job in order to build my own little trading empire

Catch you on the flip side.


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Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Metatrader
Favorite Futures: emini, NSE
Posts: 2 since Jul 2016
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Hi everyone

I am a new member of the community. I am happy to be part of the family. I am from India. Started trading about a year back. Lost some money but nowadays at least able to make small gains and minimize the losses. I was trading based on the tips provided by the tipsters . I am here to learn from the " Trading Gurus" and learn tricks of the trade from enough teaching material available in the forum.

Best regards for all.

Kumar Kallur

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Posts: 2 since Feb 2016
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Hello partners. I am happy to belong to this forum . I operate DAX with VSA

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Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Crude CL
Posts: 2 since Jun 2016
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Hello everyone

Hello everyone,

I'm a future Trader on CL, ZC and ZS. I also trade forex.
It is good to be part of this interesting community.

All the best!

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