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Introduce yourself here!

  #7621 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Oakville, ON/Canada
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: IB
Favorite Futures: VIX, NG, CL, BZ
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Just learned about this site and thought it could help

I achieved FIRE last autumn - I walked out of a high paying job because I valued my efforts more than my employer unilaterally decided. But, I could only do that because (despite having made and lost hundreds of thousands) I was confident in my ability to make my money work.

I've traded NG a LOT (huge win for me was the Mar/Apr 2018 spread when it got mispriced at -.6x and rode it down to -.28), CL and BZ a bit (usually the intercommodity spread rather than either/or), the occasional foray into KC, LE, etc. But, my main focus, the one that's taking me to the promised land, is the VIX. 9 times out of 10 I'll take the short vol play and even on that rare occasion where I go long vol, it's with a lot less capital.

This is what I'm teaching my kids because I believe that, appropriately managed, this will lead them to become FI a good 10 years faster than I did.

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Trading Apprentice
Taipei, Taiwan
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multichart
Favorite Futures: Equalty derivatives, Options on futures
Posts: 7 since Aug 2017
Thanks: 0 given, 2 received

Glad to be here. I trade index futures and options. Hope can learn and share more in the forum.

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  #7623 (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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  #7624 (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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  #7625 (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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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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  #7627 (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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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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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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