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Introduce yourself here!

  #7721 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
singapore
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: es
 
Posts: 5 since Sep 2017
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new here
hope to gain valuable knowledge here
tia

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  #7722 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Durban , South Africa
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Gold
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2017
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Hi Guys

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  #7723 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Spokane Washington
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Xtend
Favorite Futures: US Treasury Bond
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2017
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New here


Hi everyone,

I trade mostly US treasuries and am waiting for the FOMC meeting to be over. Ran across this forum so decided to sign up. Looks like a good place to trade ideas.

See you on the forums.

Sandal

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  #7724 (permalink)
Elite Member
Denver CO
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, TradeStation
Favorite Futures: NQ, CL, GC, HG, Currencies
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2017
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Great Forum!

Impressive social trading forum ya got here! Time does not usually allow me to use social media much but when I do I hope to explore the site more. Great place for learning and sharing. Nice work Mike.

cheers

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  #7725 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Taipei/Taiwan
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja trader
Favorite Futures: Micro Gold, EUR
 
Posts: 2 since Sep 2017
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Hello everyone

New here, need to study more and read more

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  #7726 (permalink)
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Tampa florida usa
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 52 since Jan 2017
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nick0361 View Post
New here, need to study more and read more

This might be helpful. Here[here][/https://medium.com/@johnlarsen_38718/do-this-one-thing-everyday-before-you-trade-and-reduce-losses-by-25-666e3c66ab3]



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Barranquilla Colombia
 
Futures Experience: None
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Posts: 1 since Sep 2017
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Introduce myself

Hello Mike .


Thank you for this forum ,

I am new to trade , i am from Colombia , basically i am on the process to learn and willing to invest , so far I am ready about the basic concepts , and looking for more books to read or tutorial in order to keep learning

Regards

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Trading Apprentice
New York. NY USA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Trade station
Favorite Futures: Currency Oil Gold and indecies
 
Posts: 8 since Sep 2017
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Hello Mike,
I am happy to be part of the community, I am a novice but learning more everyday want to come up with a scalping system to make some 10 -15 pips or ticks and close ... especially in the Eastern session... if another trader here is doing that on Futures or currencies please contact me. I look forward to being an active member of the community! Happy trading
Leo2

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Futures Experience: Beginner
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Favorite Futures: Currency Oil Gold and indecies
 
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Hello guys,


Here's my story.
I was introduced to trading by an old friend of mine back in 1999. It was during my university studies. And I was doing some business with small stuff. Mostly selling and buying things. I had saved some money, and the studies started to take a whole deal of energy and time, so I decided to stop with my business in order to concentrate on my studies more.

That's when this friend of mine came in the picture. He suggested that I would "invest" my money in stocks. I went like, what are those?
I didn't knew anything at all about the markets and how things worked. Anyway, he told me to read one of those daily financial newspaper and come back to him a week later. And so I did.

Now you see this dude, had a huge ego, and when I asked him to explain how things were working he just said that he will tell me one day. But for now, he instructed me on how to open an account and later ask him for some tip.

I opened an account and started to "hang on his door" in order to get my tip. On the first tip he gave me, I doubled (I was trading warrants) my money! Man, I thought I had found true alchemy. Remember guys this was back in 1999. I don't know if you guys were in this business back then but we had the IT bubble back then. It was crazy. There were stocks that were introduced in the markets today and one week later they increased their value with 700% or more.

So I started to make big money. In the mean time, I was starting to wonder how this guy was doing all this. So I asked him. But because of his big ego, he refused to tell me. I guess he liked that I was depending on him, it helped his ego to feel valuable.

Anyway, time went by, I started to throw myself into the markets and do money on my own. It was crazy. It took me about six month to four double my portfolio, and about four month to loose it all.

It took me about one year to understand that I had made money without having the slightest idea of what I was doing. I managed to blow up one more account shortly after.

But you see, something in me didn't just let me give up. It's been said that out of hundred people, about 75% surrenders after the first hindrance. After the second one there are only left about 10%, eventually you have about 1-5% that refuses to let go. Call it, stupidity, stubbornness, obsession, goal orientation. I believe it's a mixture all of these crazy factors.

And that's where I was, amoung those 1-5% that refused to give up.
You see trading is such a wonderful thing, because it gives you freedom and independence. At least that's what all people believe that doesn't know anything about real trading. It's the worlds freaking hardest job. But yes, we have to recognize that, it really rewards you with all that, when you've done it all the way.

So, back to my story. I managed to blow up one more account again. And that's when I got tired. Tired of loosing money. Unfortunately that's not gone hold you back from loosing them . But it's a big step , in the right direction.

By that time, I had managed to learn about technical analysis, and about indicators.

It's been said, that a trader goes through four phases.

1. Being unconsciously incompetent. That's when you don't know anything about the markets. Unfortunately most people get in the markets, on the last wave of a bull market. Like me, that's why I was able to four double my account, and that's why that old friend of mine, nailed almost every tip he gave me. The only thing required is to be in the markets. Everything is going up.

2.Consciously incompetent. That's when you've realised that making money in the markets has nothing to do with buying low and sell it higher. So you start learning technical analysis. But you still loose money.

3. Consciously competent. If you haven't given up by now. You have started to gain experience. You can read the markets and feel the pulse. You're discovering that there are more advanced things that you can use;Indicators. But unfortunately you still lose money.

4. Unconsciously competent. That's the zone guys. That's where you've managed to put all the pieces together. You've been through it all. You've learned to master yourself, and you've done such a great job, that you're trading without forcing yourself to do it. You're relaxed, and all the pieces, are there. Think of the way you guys drive your cars. You don't think of it, you just do it, and it turns out perfect.

Today I'm flirting with number 4, and my goal is to make it fully and to remain there.

I went here, because I finally understood that trading had to do everything with me. So after blowing up those accounts, and because of my stubbornness, I started to understand that the answers are not in those other parts. I started to study the brain, and how it functions.
This is odd, in a way. We all have one, and it's our controll panel, but we're not spending much time at all learning how it works. We cary it around above our shoulders, and that's it.
After studying the brain, and a lot of psychology, trading psychology, clinical psychology, you name it. The answers were still not there. And where the answers stops and you can't go further, you have to pass over to the spiritual realm.

That's when I finally started to get the answers. Please, understand me right. My approach has absolutely nothing to do with religion, faith or something in that direction. But simply with the mind, and it's implementation particularly in life. Unfortunately the mind is not standing on it's own scientific column yet. But it is there, it is there in your own life, and especially in trading, in the markets. Have you ever thought about it?
Have you ever thought that the markets are moved by a collective mind. And when you feel the pulse of the markets, you're doing that because you tap into that collective mind?

So that's my story more or less, I believe that, the most important approach to trading is mental. And it has everything to do with your mind, and what lies in there.

Trade well, and may the Trend Gods be with you all!
/George



Hi George...
The "collective mind"is called institutional traders...
they don't care about the individual trades or their stops ... an attractive price is all they look for and place their huge orders... that moves the market. So if you have a system to know when they want to move the market ... it would be nothing less than the holy grail. It was nice reading your post... cheers!
Leo

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Elite Member
London United Kingdom
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Jigsaw Daytradr
Favorite Futures: Eurostoxx, US Treasuries, emini ES
 
Posts: 7 since Sep 2016
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leo2 View Post
Hello Mike,
I am happy to be part of the community, I am a novice but learning more everyday want to come up with a scalping system to make some 10 -15 pips or ticks and close ... especially in the Eastern session... if another trader here is doing that on Futures or currencies please contact me. I look forward to being an active member of the community! Happy trading
Leo2

Hi Leo,

Welcome to futures.io. You will find a considerable amount of help and support within the community. If in doubt ask for help and you will be given sound advice from the community.

For your information - I have been trading for 18 months and I am now in a good place with trading the right products (Futures - US Treasuries, Eurex products and emini ES) and using the right tools (Jigsaw daytradr).

All the best,
James

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