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Introduce yourself here!

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greetings from Germany

Hi there,

and thank you for maintaining this lively cooperative community. It's time to introduce myself after beeing a long time in mostly read-only mode.

I'm a software engineer working full-time for the food industry, I enjoy my job and it pays well, too. I'd need to be a fairly good and well funded trader to match this income. I'm not going to leave this safe harbour completely by my own will. I'm all about hard skills like process control, business intelligence, computer science, DSP, statistics, machine learning. The "softest" ones are writing clean code and maybe gathering user requirements.

Trading attracts me as a source of freedom. I never had any get-rich-quickly illusions. I'm used to diligent learning and hope for, as a reward, some profits from trading to boost my ego during what might be an off-the-shelf midlife-crisis. Further purposes are diversifying my income sources, gaining some soft skills and curing my often too complicated thinking and overly strong loss aversion thwarting me in different aspects.

I spent lot of time exercising in programming my own and others' indicators and systems and I currently believe that it is out of my reach to program something that would generate a non-neglectable income from a relatively small account without my constant supervision. I just see no opportunity for time saving there. At most, smart alerts and exits (e.g. for leaving my desk for a snack) are feasible candidates for automating.

I enjoy reading good books written by subject matter experts, like those by Bob Volman, Ernest P. Chan, Jaekle and Tomasini, Ralph Vince, John F. Ehlers. Or Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman if I'm on vacation.

So given are: GMT+1 time-zone, a job not allowing part-time or having a "weekend" midweek, an account size currently below 10k and a belief that paper trading cannot give me more necessary skills than e.g. books could. I'm seeking instrument(s)+timeframe+time of day for a sensible trader career start. Couple of hours time daily and a few trades a week would be perfect. No doubt, one could trade some micro contracts on weekly bars - my concern is that the learning phase would take ages then. Correct me if I'm talking nonsense...

Cheers and enjoy the weekend

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Hello all. Newbie here

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hello


I have been trading for about 8 years now. last 3 profitably Mostly trade TL (RTY), EMD and NQ

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Hi all,

I am a theoretical physicist and later became a full time trader, about 5 years ago. I monstly trade european indices; sometimes ES, 6E, CL

All the best to everybody!

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Hi all,

I am a theoretical physicist and later became a full time trader, about 5 years ago. I monstly trade european indices; sometimes ES, 6E, CL

All the best to everybody!

Hi AtuttoGAZ, welcome.

Do you find that your scientific background has helped your trading? Just curious.

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Hello everyone,

I have been on the forum for awhile. I just upgraded my membership. Inwould have done it sooner if I haf realized what I get for the uograde.

I am an avid futures trader and realestate investor and I occasionally write about both. You can read some of my stuff here

Sent using the futures.io mobile app

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Hello everyone!

I have registered in 2015, since then have read almost everything in free section, was planning to become Elite member for a long time already.
Now it's time to upgrade my membership!

This forum is a great resource. I have learned a lot from it.
I would like to say thanks to Big Mike and all old squad core members (Fat Tailz, Zondor, Cory, Gomi, etc).
I'm looking forward to being a part of it and gaining more knowledge from it.

As for myself, I've been trading for 2 years already.
Trading half time now, but thinking to switch to full time soon.
Trading CL/RB/NQ/6E in semi-automated mode.

I'm hoping to learn more about neural-network trading and advanced automated strategies using NinjaTrader.

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Hi AtuttoGAZ, welcome.

Do you find that your scientific background has helped your trading? Just curious.

Yep!
At Pisa Univ. (Physics dept.) econophysics course was available (probably it is still available). But you can draw fully from courses like Fourier analysis, condensated matter, theory of quantum (and non-quantum) gases and quantum field theory in general.
If memory serves, a professor of structure of matter (I don't remember his name becuase I wasn't in his class) had a collaboration with Soc. Generale. So Physics dept. at the Univ. of Pisa has a quite good tradition of relationship between Finance and Physics.
Being a high energy theoretical physicist (leptons, quarks, gauge and non-gauge bosons, string theory and so on), I 'see' the chart as a 'wave' rather than as a 'gas'. So Fourier, Mandelbrot (fractal geometry) and obviously quantum field theory are three pillars of my recipe for trading.
I think the most important lesson my background every day teaches me is: the importance of time when you trade futures (but also stocks). Probably I am writing trivial words. In the end a trader has got only three information items: price, volume (or # of contracts) and time! Everything else (like indicators) is son of those three numbers.
Here, but on the internet in general, there are traders with a much longer than me experience but rarely I read the importance of time as a tool for trading.

My two cents
Greetings

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Great to meet u all here, trading is difficult as there are too too many to learn, i trade oil gold currency futures at night after off from the day time job, its really tired physically however when u stick to one thing experience gained a bit day by day, performance improved, i hope to learn more technically & mentally & one day i can share mines.

Thank u mike & u all compose this great site~

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Hi all,

I started trading stocks back in 2012, then got into forex. At first I was focusing on indicators and smaller time frames. That was possible when I was still in unisversity. I am trading higher timeframes now, to see money flow and also due to having a full time job. I registered with futures.io back in Sept 2015 and explored the free section. I wanted to become an elite member back then but moved into other fields of research like price action, wave theory and C and Python. Now I feel ready to delve more into futures.io.


Best
xaver

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