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Introduce yourself here!

  #7041 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Sterling Heights, Michigan/Macomb
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: think or swim
Favorite Futures: ES, CL
Posts: 2 since Nov 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

thanks aeolian. I'll check it out at a later date. Kind of a price action guy myself.

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  #7042 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
London, United Kingdom
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Motivewave, Investor RT
Broker/Data: InteractiveBrokers
Favorite Futures: Emini ES, Eurostoxx50 FESX, Crude CL, Gold GC
Posts: 1 since Nov 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Many Thanks

Hello there,

Looking forward to participating in this forum. Hoping to learn alot and after a little while contribute too. I am not new trading or managing risk but I am new to trading futures and using technical analysis.

Have a good a day,

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  #7043 (permalink)
Elite Member
Rome Italy
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: Currency
Posts: 23 since Sep 2012
Thanks: 108 given, 50 received

Hi all

Very happy to be here, looks like a nice and polite community.
I have traded for 2 years (forex both the spot and the futures) with success, using PA and Vol. then stopped due family reason, now i am slowly getting the grip again.
Happy trading to all


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  #7044 (permalink)
Elite Member
Toronto Ontario Canada
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Emini
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Posts: 3 since Aug 2016
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

What an amazing group to be part of

Mike thank you so much for the constant encouragement, engagement and sharing. Thanks to everyone who shares their indicators strategies and suggestions. I was happy to contribute donations and will continue to do so on an annual basis.

Warmest Regards,


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  #7045 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Indianapolis Indiana/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES mini
Posts: 1 since Nov 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Thanks Mike for building an impressive collaboration site. Looking forward to learning & contributing.

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  #7046 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: None
Platform: daweda
Favorite Futures: commodities
Posts: 1 since Nov 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hi, my name is mika thanks for accepting here, i would like to start trading commodities such corn, coffee, sugar, wheat, rice, have been looking for the best times of the year to buy but didn't found the right website, have a trader account with daweda exchange, would like some advices, thank you very much in advance

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Elite Member
Brooklyn New York/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra
Broker/Data: S5T
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
Posts: 1 since Nov 2016
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received


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Mike, you do great work and provide an invaluable resource. Thank you.

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Elite Member
Orlando, Florida, USA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: RJO Pro, NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL, ES, ZB, Euro
Posts: 3 since Nov 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Greetings & Introduction

Hello everyone,

My name is John and I am intrigued by what few of the posts I have read.
I look forward to listening, learning, & participating in this forum.
No, I no longer live in Miami. I live near Orlando, the home of Mickey Mouse.


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  #7049 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Infinity Futures
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 7 since Oct 2016
Thanks: 2 given, 10 received



I trade using price action and I am looking to find a skype group that trades Mack's price action style. Let me know if anyone is interested.

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  #7050 (permalink)
Elite Member
Liberty Hill TX/US
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Stage 5
Broker/Data: Stage 5
Favorite Futures: ES,CL
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Posts: 10 since Aug 2016
Thanks: 4 given, 9 received

Intorduction and Getting Involved

I have been a member of for about 90 days and am ready to interact some with the community that I believe is the best I can find for futures knowledge and questions. I’ll tell a bit about myself and the journey that landed me here as well as where I see myself going as far as trading is concerned.

Who… I am just a regular guy in Austin, TX. I am a husband, father and family man first, trader second (because I love it so much), and firefighter third as it’s my current career of almost 13 years. It is a highly competative career and I believe the only way to earn the right to move forward in any challege you take on is through time, effort and passion for what you do.

Why… I love my family and I know that there is more out there for them (as well as myself) than just the 8-5, do what you signed up for, grind; so I trade for our freedom of choice. I love trading, absolutely unequivocally love everything about it. The frustration, irritation, problem solving (problem solving I view is the one thing I might have a knack for), boringness, competition, figuring, studying, changing, growing and any other word you can use to describe trading. I believe that my passion/love for trading and the markets can provide my family with that freedom.

How… I got here. 6/12/13 I told my wife that I was going to become an investor in the financial markets as I have always been intrested in its potental and know I need to be efficient at it by the time I retire. I started in forex, lost 12k dollars while dollar cost averaging into trades. After licking my wounds I knew majors changes needed to be made. I moved from forex using FXCM to futures using Tradestation. I feel this was a huge step in the right direction. I believe I am going to make two more final changes before I turn the corner which include brokers and better execution tools.

Where… I am at now. For the first time I have been able to produce, in SIM, a profitable account with consistent wins and am ok with taking losses. This was very difficult for me but have learned to take them quickly and minimize losses as much as possible.

What… I am comfortable with short term (maybe considered ultra-short term) scalping. I make less mistakes during trade management that way and feel in sync with the markets and DoM when I trade that way. Once I realized what the DoM was telling me, I can’t seem to get my eyes elsewhere. Charts have been somewhat empty to me as I feel it isn’t showing me what I “really” need to know. I only trade the ES and CL. I am currently looking at possibly trading treasuries.

I recently had an “a-ha” moment on how the actual market works using order flow. I am now beginning to understand what makes a chart, a chart. I am also beginning to understand the order book. My current problem solving mode is now how to overcome where I am in queue and slippage so that my actual results are closer to my SIM results.

I will be adding Jigsaw this week to replace my current DOM as I clearly see the information it provides is very useful and feel it doesn’t get any more unfiltered then that as far as what is actually happening in the market.

Please feel free to direct me to information on that helps solve slippage and getting filled.

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