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Introduce yourself here!

  #7641 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
dallas, tx
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: tradestation
Favorite Futures: gold
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
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Hi everyone,

I would like to start by saying I'm new to trading.

I am very interested in learning how and what to trade?

Stocks, I have recently opened a paper trading account with eOption to practice different strategies I have been reading about in some ebooks. I plan to use only paper trading while I learn and not open a cash account until after the new year.

I have found that there are LOTS of trading sites that charge for their EXPERT advise. But when you read other investors reviews, they are mostly all bad or worse postings.

I haven't really looked into futures or commodities much yet. So I am looking forward to reading everyone's ideas and knowledgeable posts.

Thank you again and I will see you in the rooms.

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  #7642 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
miami fl dade
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: es
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2013
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Frank

grate site, I look forward to testing a few items if I can download them.

Thanks

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  #7643 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Charlotte,nc
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Protrader, oanda
Favorite Futures: Gold, GC, currency
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

Wafia


Hello,
I am glad to be a part of this platform. I am new to currency trading. I was told that I am a natural. I hope that proves to be true I attended online trading academy which challenged my thought process but I like their concepts and I am rules based trader now.!

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Trading Apprentice
Simi Valley, California/U.S.
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Richard

Hi All:

Glad to have joined. I have a small amount of experience trading the ES from a 3 minute chart. I recently purchased the Jigsaw tools and have not yet started trading again. I just want to read and try to absorb as much as I can about order flow. I plan on retiring within the next 6-9 months and would like to learn how to be a successful trader in retirement.

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Trading Apprentice
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Multicharts
Favorite Futures: Currency
 
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Posts: 18 since Mar 2017
Thanks: 23 given, 10 received

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Hi, everyone in this private forum!!!
To be honest I have no idea what to anticipate from this group, but I can say what has brought me here. And that is struggling in trading, "seeking the lite" let's say, quest for my "holy grail" and the realization that "grail" is always within us, we just need to get ability to see it.
What was the road I passed in trading? I've started from Forex markets as may be most of us and still trying to grasp that tough business, I passed the way from losing trader to breakeven trader and never tried live trading, just demoing, the reason I couldn't get profitable even in demo trading. The method I used in trading and still sticks to is Price Action, let's say pure charts, no or minimum indicators and common sense. I don't have experience in futures trading and just know that trading in futures markets is slightly different from trading in Forex markets. I don't know which methods or strategies are taught in this private forum, but may be they will help to improve my trading and at last become consistently profitable trader and found new home in this community helping others with my knowledge and experience.
Anyway I'm willing to learn, teach me, guys and gals. I'm ready to do that hard job with your assistance and guidance.

Dear Tinwoodman,
It's great yo hear you are still in the game and "breaking even"! If I were you, then I would have a trading plan. Without it, no direction matter!! Consider yourself you know nothing about trading and start with a plan. Also, make your start practicing trading with NO leverage. Stock market is a good place before moving to Futures or any other market.
Practice, practice and practice in the stock market bcoz its low risk and learn before you leverage your risk in the forex and futures markets.
Best wishes.

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Trading Apprentice
Yerevan, Armenia
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: have no idea, i'm a novice
 
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Posts: 12 since Aug 2017
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Dear Tinwoodman,
It's great yo hear you are still in the game and "breaking even"! If I were you, then I would have a trading plan. Without it, no direction matter!! Consider yourself you know nothing about trading and start with a plan. Also, make your start practicing trading with NO leverage. Stock market is a good place before moving to Futures or any other market.
Practice, practice and practice in the stock market bcoz its low risk and learn before you leverage your risk in the forex and futures markets.
Best wishes.

Hey Robot

Thanks for your advice. I have some questions if you don't mind. First is about trading plan, do you mean the trading method or strategy plus money management when you talk about trading plan, Robot?
Second is about advice to trade with NO leverage. What is the benefits of trading without any leverage?
Third question is about stock markets. I never trade stocks, just tried to demo on some CFDs and Forex market. Can you advice me broker and platforms that will give me the opportunity to practice trading there without risking real money?
Thanks in advance, Robot.
Best regards

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Trading Apprentice
Detroit, MI
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: S5 Trader
Favorite Futures: Lean Hog, 5 Year Treasury Note, Euro Fx
 
Posts: 26 since Aug 2017
Thanks: 2 given, 9 received

thenoobtrader

Hi guys,

I am a 22 year old attempting to conquer the futures market.

I first got interested in markets in the summer of 2016. Like most people, I started with the stock market, and experimented with penny stocks. This gave mixed results, but fortunately I did not do anything too rash or stupid. I eventually learned more about the different markets including forex, bonds, futures, and different tools like options, etc. School began in the fall and I didnít have the time to be as directly involved as I was previously, though I continued to watch, learn, and experiment with different markets. The futures market stood out to me, and so after I graduated college in 2017, I decided to open a small account.

I hope to attend medical school in Fall 2018, and the time frame from now till then represents a good opportunity to be involved more fully and apply my ideas.

I have a blog where I basically post my trading journal; losses and profits and trade analysis. I would actually love to be critiqued on how I currently trade. I guess ill be posting my trades here too!

Right now i'll be happy to just be consistently in the green, whether by a lot or little.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Multicharts
Favorite Futures: Currency
 
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Posts: 18 since Mar 2017
Thanks: 23 given, 10 received

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Hey Robot

Thanks for your advice. I have some questions if you don't mind. First is about trading plan, do you mean the trading method or strategy plus money management when you talk about trading plan, Robot?
Second is about advice to trade with NO leverage. What is the benefits of trading without any leverage?
Third question is about stock markets. I never trade stocks, just tried to demo on some CFDs and Forex market. Can you advice me broker and platforms that will give me the opportunity to practice trading there without risking real money?
Thanks in advance, Robot.
Best regards

Dear Tinwoodman,
A trading plan usually combined all and more what you mentioned above. You'll find a lot of examples on the internet on Trading Plans. Some are so brief and other are more detailed.
Trading with leverage will "leverage" your risk too. Big Win and Big Loss probability at the same time. Since you are in learning mood, I would prefer to forget leverage and make small wins, small loses and keep in the game. I recommend to use actual account, not a demo one, to take things seriously. Irrespective of how much your win or loss, as long as you are still in the game, The main benefit is LEARNING WITH PRACTICE. You may read hundreds of books on GOLF, for example, and play another hundred games "virtually" but that won't make you a good player. You need to go to the field, if you take it seriously, and start practice playing. Right?
Stock Trading is easier than FOREX, options and Futures..etc. It's Buy and sell with no time frame constrain. What to buy, when to buy and to sell, how much ...etc that's what you need to learn!
Many Brokers are available. If you are dealing with US market, then I would recommend to have an account with US brokers. Interactive Brokers, Tradestation are examples of them. I love tradestation platform but they are not the only one. You need to search for the most appropriate broker (service, fees, platform features, Customer Support ...etc) that suits you to select. Do your homework for the above to make a wise decision and best wishes for you.
Bye

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BUTTERWORTH, PENANG, MALAYSIA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Metatrader
Favorite Futures: Currency
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
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Introduction

Hi, I'm Alex Chew from Malaysia.
I'm retail forex trader for the passed few years.
Wish to learn more Futures trading here.

Thanks Guys !

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Trading Apprentice
Boston, MA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Tradovate, Jigsaw, TOS
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
 
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Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
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Greetings from Cape Cod!


I'm retired and trade/invest full-time. My goal is to produce income from my trading accounts. I spent the last two years learning and trading options. I find that once an option position is in place, it needs to work for a few days to a couple of months...or more. So this opens up time to learn about futures.

I'm in learning mode and focused on trading ES. I've recently opened a futures account with Tradovate and added Jigsaw Trading software and I have a lot of respect for the information I'm receiving from these two firms.

I am also impressed with the futures.io community and look forward to a positive exchange.

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