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Started:June 10th, 2009 (08:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:530,171 / 7,057
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 02:03 PM   #6941 (permalink)
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London United Kingdom
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, WindoTrader
Favorite Futures: US Treasury Bonds
 
Posts: 2 since Sep 2016
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Introduction


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Hi everyone!

Like most day traders, I blew up my account a couple times and lost enough money to make most grown men weep. After I regrouped I started trading with common sense and with control of my emotions.

Later, I decided I wanted a forum to share my ideas as well as learn from others. I created my blog on April 17th, 2009 in order to meet this goal, as well as hold myself accountable for my trades and actions. I wanted a way to be able to lookback and ensure I was following my own advice.

The blog introduced me to a lot of fellow traders, some struggling, some doing exceptionally well. Talking with them everyday has really helped my trading and given me a lot of new ideas as well. In turn, I hope that I have provided them something useful that helps in their trading.

Since the blog did very well I decided to create this forum, and it was born June 11th, 2009. The forum was designed with the specific goal of having a small community of traders focused on making money. There are other sites out there but I never really felt at home with many of them, their userbase is too focused on proving someone wrong instead of trying to help.

You can find some more information about me in my profile.

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Good hunting!

Mike

Hi Mike,

Apologies for my late post in replying since i joined. I have been wrapped up testing the Jigsaw DOM.

As way of an introduction, i would classify myself as an "experienced Newbie" after 9 months trying everything from Technical Analysis to Market Profile to eventually the Depth of Market.

Started trading FOREX and lost monies but have eventually moved over to trade the US Treasuries (primarily the 10 Year Note) using Jigsaw DOM via NinjaTrader.

The webinars I have attended with futures.io have been great and a BIG BIG thank you Mike for the vision of setting up the community. At times newbie traders get overwhelmed with all the information with books, training seminars and systems but as soon as they take ownership of their Trading Journey then it makes a difference.

Looking forward to participating with the community


Best Wishes,
James

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Old September 23rd, 2016, 03:36 PM   #6942 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS
Broker/Data: TOS
Favorite Futures: ES,Bonds,Gold
 
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Newbie Anxious to Learn and Contribute

Hi Big Mike and All,

I was recently forced out of an LLC where I was an executive and minority shareholder.
My vision is to self-direct all my investments and retirement funds; as well as generating income by disciplined well thought out methodology.

One of my accounts will be for futures trading and other more aggressive stock swing purchases. I have accounts with TOS and Vanguard. Recently, I purchased futures trading software from Champion Setups- MFT Pro. I am also a student of Hubert Senters, and a follower of Ichimoku cloud trend trading.

Currently, I am working on crafting a trading plan as well as a business plan. It would be great if I can obtain some input from other members who have similar experiences. I'm thankful I ran across this blog by accident, and look forward to learning from more experienced traders who may be willing to help.

Thanks for your warm welcome,

Dave

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Old September 24th, 2016, 09:20 AM   #6943 (permalink)
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pune maharashtra/india
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: takion
Favorite Futures: equity
 
Posts: 10 since Sep 2016
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thanks mike for this forum


this is forum is really help me to understand the tape reading
i read some of the post and really help me but still i dont understnd what i want to .
so help me out i really thank full for post you guys are post...



hello i m new member here
i am trading in equity markets i make money but i lose more because i am new and i trade in mid vol stock & try to trade with tape but still not that confident....

i want to understand how to trade with tape..?
how can take position long or short by looking at the bid ask & print?
what tape reading techniques are used help to make a good trade.
how to understand the trend is in continuous or changing by using prints...

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Old September 24th, 2016, 11:16 AM   #6944 (permalink)
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this is forum is really help me to understand the tape reading
i read some of the post and really help me but still i dont understnd what i want to .
so help me out i really thank full for post you guys are post...



hello i m new member here
i am trading in equity markets i make money but i lose more because i am new and i trade in mid vol stock & try to trade with tape but still not that confident....

i want to understand how to trade with tape..?
how can take position long or short by looking at the bid ask & print?
what tape reading techniques are used help to make a good trade.
how to understand the trend is in continuous or changing by using prints...

You are best off starting a journal. This will attract more people to your question and get you answers.

If you REALLY want to learn, join the Elite.

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Old September 24th, 2016, 11:19 AM   #6945 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Hi Big Mike and All,

I was recently forced out of an LLC where I was an executive and minority shareholder.
My vision is to self-direct all my investments and retirement funds; as well as generating income by disciplined well thought out methodology.

One of my accounts will be for futures trading and other more aggressive stock swing purchases. I have accounts with TOS and Vanguard. Recently, I purchased futures trading software from Champion Setups- MFT Pro. I am also a student of Hubert Senters, and a follower of Ichimoku cloud trend trading.

Currently, I am working on crafting a trading plan as well as a business plan. It would be great if I can obtain some input from other members who have similar experiences. I'm thankful I ran across this blog by accident, and look forward to learning from more experienced traders who may be willing to help.

Thanks for your warm welcome,

Dave

Like I said in the previous post, you will get much more help if you create a journal.

In your journal people will be able to better understand your situation and can better assist you.

Good luck!

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Old September 24th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #6946 (permalink)
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Evans, GA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkOrSwim, Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: TDA, TOS, NT
Favorite Futures: ES, NG, CL, SI, , DX
 
Posts: 26 since Sep 2016
Thanks: 13 given, 23 received

New to NT

Hey Mike, Everyone,

First of all Thanks for the forum and site, glad I found it when I was doing a search for how people like Dorman linked with Ninja Trader.

I'm just at the beginning phase for downloading NT. I've joined a subscription service for chart info, and they only run on NT 7 so I need to either Buy the platform or the license. I've downloaded it before but couldn't get into using it. I want to avoid that happening again.

I have been trading off and on since l 2007. When I started during the big dip and the financial crisis and BP Oil Spill it didn't go like I thought, and I blew through a bunch of money, then I started over and decided to trade options and blew through a bunch of money there. Those hard experiences taught me difficult lessons about what I could and couldn't do as a trader. After taking some time off and going back to work, I've been trading profitably for nearly a year, but I still have a long way to go towards consistency and better trade management. I trade Options, Futures, and Stocks with TDA on the ThinkOrSwim Platform. I still work a full time job at a desk as an estimator for a supply co that specializes in construction material. They understand my primary concern as a trader and do not have an issue with me running my set up at work as long as I complete what is necessary for them. I've tried to trade from home, but that wasn't as fulfilling as I expected.

Looking forward to participation,

Regards,

Kevin B

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Old September 25th, 2016, 10:12 AM   #6947 (permalink)
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rutherford NJ
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra xtrader Qtrader
Broker/Data: Amp and Optimus TT and CQG
Favorite Futures: ZS CL NQ NG
 
Posts: 262 since May 2013
Thanks: 184 given, 83 received

Welcome Kbal experiences like many others u will get a lot of support key is to focus on what u want and to share as well depending on what u trade u can either start your own journal or be part of others


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Old September 27th, 2016, 04:19 PM   #6948 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: YM
 
Posts: 2 since Sep 2016
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New to futures

Hi everyone

Glad to be here. I'm quite new to this business but want to learn much more. I have some experience trading mainly forex but want to focus on trading YM using NT.

Looking forward to learn a lot from the wealth of knowledge on this site and hopefully one day help other users out

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Old September 27th, 2016, 05:29 PM   #6949 (permalink)
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Chicago IL USA
 
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: Firetip / InsigniaTrader
Broker/Data: Insignia Futures & Options
Favorite Futures: All Major Sectors
 
Posts: 8 since Sep 2016
Thanks: 3 given, 8 received

New member intro

Hello all futures trader,

I started personally trading commodity futures back in 1991. In 2001, I founded Insignia Futures & Options, a boutique futures brokerage firms aimed at assisting and educating investors new to futures trading.

I look forward to contributing to the Futures.io forums and welcome and questions from the members.

Thanks,

Joe Fallico

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Old September 28th, 2016, 01:05 AM   #6950 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Advanced
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Favorite Futures: crude cl
 
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Simon


checking in from toronto i trade CL an EUR USD and ES.

AND AUTO TRADE VXX

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