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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

  #7621 (permalink)
Elite Member
San Juan Puerto Rico
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Charts, TWS
Broker/Data: AMP, IB
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 14 since Apr 2012
Thanks: 54 given, 14 received

Hi all, hope that i can contribute as much as Ive gotten from this forum.

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  #7622 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Boca Raton, Florida
Futures Experience: None
Platform: TradeStation
Broker/Data: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: don't know
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

G'day all,

I just wanted to introduce myself per the email suggestion. I am brand new to Futures trading and got into it from a recommendation by a friend. I opened a small account through TradeStation and using their platform. I randomly came across this forum and hope that it will be a good place for me to ask questions and learn.

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  #7623 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
New York
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TS
Broker/Data: Trade Station
Favorite Futures: e-mini
Posts: 2 since Aug 2017
Thanks: 5 given, 1 received


Just wanted to thank Big Mike and all participants for the opportunity to interact with you on the site.

My experience is very much like Big Mike's comments about large losses-----but the tenacity and persistence to keep at it. To give credit where credit is due--Mark Cook was very helpful to me in one of those dark hours--and I would like to thank him as well---

Hope to interact with more of you soon---Dylan

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  #7624 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Boulder, Colorado / U.S.A.
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Dorman CTS
Favorite Futures: min/microi currency, grains,
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

New Trader

Hello Friends,
My name is Terryl; I am from Alaska and live in Thailand mostly. I have been slowly learning and trading for several years now. I really enjoy it and enjoy learning about it all. Mostly I am interested in trading currencies and grains.
Good luck!

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  #7625 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT8
Favorite Futures: ES,CL,God,ZB
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Hi everyone!

Hi everyone!

Happy to find this great forum. I am hobby trader, i really like to trade and step buy step i try to grow up to a professional trader i have experience since 2 years but mostly cfds forex now since few month i'am learning future trading with market profile and soon i will buy jigsaw and will combine it.. So thats it.



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  #7626 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Prague, Czech Republic
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: SierraChart
Favorite Futures: NQ, CL
Posts: 7 since Mar 2013
Thanks: 1 given, 4 received

Good site. Really resourceful.


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  #7627 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: Forex
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Posts: 1 since May 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


I forgot that 812 days ago I registered for this site.

I stumbled back here from a link and am pleasantly surprised that I have an account here.

I have been trading just about everything else since I left Futures behind all those days ago.

I have recently acquired a renewed interest in the Futures market, and I'm happy to be back here with all you fine people.


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Trading Apprentice
Ashburn, VA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ThinkOrSwim, NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: SPY
Posts: 1 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello, traders.

I have been subscribed to this forum for 1101 days and just posting my first message today. I know, I know, shame on me.

The fact is that, when I joined, I did it more out of curiosity about how traders from other planets (i.e. futures) view life. I had been a stock/options trader for a while and managed to almost blow my account until I decided to stop for over a year to regroup and focus on my day job as Software Engineer.

All that time I was a little hesitant of going into futures as I thought it was much riskier. This year I decided to switch gears and go head on to learn, read as much as I can, plan, and, to my surprise, profitably SIM trade for about three months now. Still making mistakes but disciplined to keep a journal so I can exactly put my finger on what I have done wrong.

I have been focusing more on learning risk management techniques as I realized that has been my Achilles heel all along so I plan to start live trading soon with very small positions.

Ok, that's it for now but hope I will be posting more soon.

Thanks a lot for the wisdom I have seen shared in this site.

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Trading Apprentice
Perth western australia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjatrader,Paretradefind
Broker/Data: IQ feed,Paretrade Finder
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello traders. My story/introduction

Hi serial traders out there,
I lost evrything in the 2008 financial crisis. House,shares,marrage and just about the shirt off my back. Im still paying it off. Many years to go but still optamistic! Im still here and hungry for some payback.....even though I know it does not work like that.
There is one thing that cant be broken.......the desire to trade!!

Lets go.


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Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Currencies
Posts: 1 since Jun 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Harmonics automation

Hi all, I've been trading forex now on and off for 5 years. Overall I'm 200% up on my
Original investment but not without a roller coaster of a ride. Im a little experienced in
Coding in the following languages c++, lua and pascal. I'm currently on the quest to write
a strategy for Harmonic pattern recognition and would appreciate any help or guidance along the
Way. I'm finding the the patterns very helpful in trading and as I'm working full time with a large
Family I see a great advantage in having the computer do all the chart scanning for me and
Send a notification so I can choose whether to pull the trigger or not based around market
Volatility and Conditions.

I've also like some others have been a member for 800+ days and can only apologise for not adding
My first post before. To be honest I have tried to but not found the site very Straight forward to use.
Maybe it's evolved slightly from those days and certainly the biggest reason is family time and distraction.
My apologies!!!

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