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Introduce yourself here!

  #7231 (permalink)
Elite Member
clemmons,nc USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Broker/Data: Oanda
Favorite Futures: forex
Posts: 1 since Dec 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Greetings fellow traders

My introduction:

I started trading Stocks in the mid 90s on a short term basis, including some day trades. I had modest success and after six months was up about 25%. Then I made the mistake of buying a stock that was recommended by 2 analysts. Accounting irregularities were soon discovered and the stock tanked and I lost the 25% I had gained.

About 6 years ago I purchased some of Larry Williams books and became interested in Commodities. I paper traded for a while then about 3 years ago started trading with real money with a modest amount of capital. I lasted about six months. The First two trades wiped out a third of my account and after that it was a slow death. I certainly did not managed risk.

Then early last year a co-worker suggested I look into a penny stock that a member of his church was following, I decided to buy and soon afterward the stock went up 5 times. I decided to bail as the stock tumble down and got out with 3 times my money. Now I was hooked again.
Since then I have purchases and read books on trading and have looked at various markets trying decide what markets I should trade and how I should trade. Back in July of 2015 I decided to look into forex trading and have been studying the forex market which includes paper trading. For the last 9 months I have been trading forex with real money and with a very small account. At this point I would classify myself as a break even trader.

Currently my day job is CFO of West Third Street, Inc and Affiliates. The primary business is real estate with companies that develop software applications.

I hold the following designations. CMA (Certified Management Accountant) CFM ( Certified in Financial Management)

Cheers and good trading


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Trading Apprentice
Alexandria, VA. USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: Emini
Posts: 7 since Jan 2017
Thanks: 13 given, 2 received

S&P e-mini

Hello, I am new to trading. I have been paper trading the S&P e-mini.

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Trading Apprentice
alhoceima + maroco
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Gold GC
Posts: 1 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


hi every one

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  #7234 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 3 since Nov 2016
Thanks: 5 given, 15 received

New trader greeting all the seniors.

Well, it's been a long time coming as I have been putting off intros for at least a month since joining But after reading Mike's auto generated welcome message, I was persuaded to take the time to explore the blogs further.

I can't be the only one in the particular situation that I am. My programming experience is essentially zero and I am frustrated by my professional career and would like supplement my income with trading income. If nothing else it would buy me a little peace.

The fact that I have no programming experience is a little galling since in undergrad I tutored logic and even wrote a thesis on predicate logic. That's irony for you.

I'd like to learn C# so that I can tackle handling my own coding instead of having to depend on the good charity of some of the people I've seen on the forums. The expertise and generosity of some of the members (Fat Tails, I'm looking at you) astounds me.

Problem is, like many people, who has the time to learn coding properly?

Enough of that. Some background is in order. Native Californian, mid-30s, attorney, currently (attempting to) trade the ES, special interest in the precious metals, opened a NT account in September of 2016 and have lost $1,800 so far trading on Election Night (dumb). What else? Hopefully that comes out in the coming days.

Thanks to Mike and the rest who take interest.

Best trading to all.

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Trading Apprentice
Gatineau, QC, Canada
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ThinkOrSwim
Broker/Data: ThinkOrSwim, QTrade, Virtual Brokers, Scotia iTrade
Favorite Futures: Currency
Posts: 2 since Feb 2017
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received


Hi all,
I have been trading stocks for many years, Forex and options more recently (4th year). I have a portion of my stock positions around mid/short term swing trading while my long tern investments are primarily dividend oriented diversified across many sectors both US and Canada. I even own some great mutual funds (yeah some beats the market).

My forex trading are for most short terms and have been quite successful so far using very simple strategy. I find forex to trend more than stocks with a more predictable course. Black swan events in forex are rarer.

I am entering my fourth year in options and hoping I will continue my progression. I have lost money on 1st year, broke even on my 2nd and made money on the 3rd. Let's hope the same cycle do not repeat! I am working on my business plan and refining some of my trading strategies. My goal in this 4th year is to totally "own" my trades rather than follow someone else's ideas. I have found that my opinion counts and do things right while some pros are doing it wrong. I guess it is a question of self-confidence.

This forum seems geared towards futures (which I can't trade in Canada) but found many posts on stock options which is why I decided to join.

Cheers all and happy tradding!

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  #7236 (permalink)
Elite Member
Minneapolis MN
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: NQ
Posts: 1 since Feb 2017
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Great forum Big Mike! I decided to finally become elite because of the great information your site offers. Also seeing as custom built indicators cost at least $100 you provide a great value for the money especially if you are a trader that needs additional indicators. The community posts have been a nice addition to my trading and I look forward to giving back to the community.


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  #7237 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Mill Creek WA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: tradestation
Favorite Futures: emini, currency futures, crude oil, nq, us
Posts: 1 since Feb 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello. My name is Valentina. Trading is still a mystery to me. I hope to learn this trade and be in tune with the market and understand it. I'm a loner but don't think that is compatible with learning to trade. I'm glad there is a place like this- you're sort-of hiding but still can pick a little to the outside world. I wish good trading and fun doing it to all who are here.

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  #7238 (permalink)
Elite Member
Weston Florida USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation
Broker/Data: Tradestation
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Jul 2015
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received

Students of the trade!

Hi All,
My name is Mike I've been lurking for a few years (time/work, life permitting) and recently have a new position that allows me the free time to start trading again. I mostly swing trade options and futures but would like to season myself with enough knowledge and discipline to day trade the e-minis.

Look forward to a positive exchange for all to benefit.
Cheers, Mike

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  #7239 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
naples fl usa
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Think or Swim
Favorite Futures: CL, DX
Posts: 1 since Feb 2017
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Working Fool

Hoping this post lands in the introduction area- that is where it is intended to go

Joined this group after asking many questions on line and kept finding solid answers right here!

Primarily trade /CL and /DX.

Have only been trading futures for 5 years. Trade minimum 8 hours a day. The market seems to come easier for me after several years of a difficult learning curve.

I've never participated actively within a trading group. I hope to be able to make a contribution to others.

Thanks all,

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  #7240 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: None
Platform: thinkorswim
Broker/Data: TD Ameritrade
Favorite Futures: Not sure yet
Posts: 4 since Feb 2017
Thanks: 6 given, 5 received

Learning to crawl

Hi all my name is Dave and I am completely new to daytrading. Every facet is something new for me. I began doing some research and many of the questions I had led me to a post on this site. I have spent many hours reading threads and finally decided to join. I am excited about my journey and learning. I am in my 50s and do not come into this lightly or with a get rich quick mentality. I thank you all for sharing your knowledge.


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