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Old July 10th, 2016, 12:57 PM   #6781 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Niagara Falls New York
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, Thinkorswim
Broker/Data: TD Ameritrade
Favorite Futures: ES
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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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Old July 13th, 2016, 10:53 AM   #6782 (permalink)
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Rome - Italy
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Bund, DAX, ES, Crude Oil, Gold, Cable, EURUSD
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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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Old July 13th, 2016, 06:40 PM   #6783 (permalink)
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Stockholm, Sweden
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MultiCharts
Favorite Futures: FDAX
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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Old July 15th, 2016, 07:50 PM   #6784 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: ES,NQ
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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Old July 16th, 2016, 10:54 AM   #6785 (permalink)
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Antwerpen Belgium
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures
Posts: 1 since Jul 2016
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Hello everyone

Futures Edge on FIO
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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Old July 16th, 2016, 11:26 AM   #6786 (permalink)
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Miami, FL
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Treasury futures
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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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Old July 18th, 2016, 09:31 AM   #6787 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Favorite Futures: emini, NSE
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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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Old July 18th, 2016, 05:33 PM   #6788 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Minidax
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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Old July 19th, 2016, 01:19 AM   #6789 (permalink)
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Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Crude CL
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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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Old July 19th, 2016, 05:21 AM   #6790 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
New Delhi
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Amibroker
Favorite Futures: Crude cl
Posts: 1 since Jul 2016
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Hello Everyone..!
Today i opened my commodity trading account with a discount broker.
I will be trading intraday crude oil futures, with 10 pips target(Scalping).

I have studied following 2-3 systems on paper trades and i feel they are good enough to give 20-30 points profit per day initially.

1. Enter long or short based on Daily stochastics trend.
2. MACD and CCI Indicators with 5 and 15 EMAs
3. Bollinger Bands- upper and lower band touches.

Any suggestions most welcomed..!!

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