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Introduce yourself here!

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Elite Member
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation, Interactive
Broker/Data: TradeStation, Interactive Brokers
Favorite Futures: EMD, PL
Posts: 1 since Oct 2017
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hello everyone! I'm a programmer, and since around 2008 I'm involved in systematic trading. I'm mostly interested in trading futures, although I'm trying to start some pairs trading on stocks soon as well. At the moment I'm doing this let say in part-time, although as the capital grows, I'm looking into switching to trading full-time. I'm also recording a podcast interviews with top traders.

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  #8092 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Jigsaw
Favorite Futures: ZN, ZB, ZF, ES
Posts: 4 since Apr 2018
Thanks: 1 given, 8 received

Hey Everyone!

My name is Marton, 33, born and raised in Hungary, now spending my time in England and Hungary.
I'm an online poker player since 2010 and also coaching poker players to develope the right mindset for their desired career.

I got connected to trading here and there but never really settled and opened a live account or dedicated consistent time to it.
Now it seems like the right time for me to kick it off and looking forward to this new adventure of my life where I can probably make good use of my skills and develope some new.


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  #8093 (permalink)
Elite Member
Huntington Beach, CA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Mar 2018
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi Everybody

I am ex-pro on-line poker player from 2007-2012. I started investing/trading stocks in 2016. Wish I started sooner. Now I am interested in learning futures. ES index is what I am focusing on. I've enjoyed reading through the threads on this site. Looking forward to checking out what Elite has to offer.

Thanks for the site.

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  #8094 (permalink)
Elite Member
Czech Republic
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Oct 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

my name is Martina. Sorry for my english, it isn't my native language.
I trade Stock Index and I use Price Action, Volume Profile and Order Flow.

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  #8095 (permalink)
Elite Member
Irvine CA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, TadeStation, ThinkOrSwim, and StreetSmartEdge
Favorite Futures: CL
Posts: 9 since Aug 2015
Thanks: 11 given, 1 received

20-Years Experienced Trader Looking to Automate Trading

Hi fellow members,

By my early twenties, I earned advanced degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics, and Computer Engineering with emphasis on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

In 1987 I started a technology business which is still in operation today.

I've been trading since 1999. I started with money markets, then mutual funds, and eventually stocks. I did alright, but I couldn't out-perform the S&P 500 index.

By 2007, I became semi-retired from my business and had more time to learn about trading.

In 2009, my IRA broker Schwab introduced me to an OPTIONS education company by the name of Optionetics. They were offering an entire courseware and seminar series which included text books, DVDs, and various seminars throughout the country on learning options and sharpening one's options trading skills. I purchased the services for a semi-modest price.

Once I felt comfortable with my knowledge of options trading, I went live. I was doing alright buying mostly directional single-legged options as well as buying bi-directional four-legged options. My experience with options has been growing much faster ever since. In nearly a decade of trading options, my knowledge and experience in options trading has expanded farther out than I could've ever imagined.

By 2013, I became retired from my business which is still operating, now mostly on its own with a small number of employees telecommuting from their homes throughout the L.A. metropolitan basin.

In 2014, I met a master day-trader who became my mentor. He taught me all about Forex and Futures trading. I learned so much about reading charts. I learned places to look for entries and exits. I learned about placing and trailing stops. I purchased a multi-user version of NinjaTrader and soon after began trading with his guidance.

It has been a tough road and along the way I made some serious mistakes and lost some serious amount of money. I'm so lucky that I had enough money to afford to lose so much and still be able to be standing.

After nearly 20-years of trading, one very important thing that I learned is that in order to setup the most potentially successful trades without letting my ego, greed, and other human emotions blur my daily trading plans, I must teach a computer everything it needs to know in order to execute a trading plan at the most opportune moment.

First I learned and coded in EasyLanguage, NinjaSCript, and ThinkScript. By 2016, I began looking into API coding which lead me to look for brokers with decent API and decent commission structures. Recently, Iíve come to realize that perhaps the best way to go about completing this endeavor would be to first find out which API most coders code for, which API has the most libraries, and which programming language most API coders prefer using.

Iíve been a member since it was still called Big Mike. I appreciate any help any of you could give me. Thank you.


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  #8096 (permalink)
Elite Member
Zuid Holland
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 1 since Jul 2017
Thanks: 10 given, 0 received

New here

Hi All,

I'm new in trading en new here at this place. I want to learn a lot about trading. My goal is to be consistent and make a living off trading . This is a good place for me to learn and share good stuff with each other.

Good luck everyone!


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  #8097 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
jacksonville florida
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: emini es
Posts: 1 since Apr 2018
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received


Hi Mike,

Thanks for creating a place where we can share and learn. I currently trade futures e-mini s&p I have the chart set up from Day Trading Academy and the order flow dom from Jigsaw. Really trying to get some consistency in trading, as I have been at it 1 year. So I look forward to the experience.


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  #8098 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Degiro
Favorite Futures: Fti
Posts: 1 since Apr 2018
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

New member

Hi Mike,

So, my name is Robert and I am new here. I would like to make a living out of trading at some point in the future but right now I am still learning. I am from the Netherlands and I have a background in pharmaceutical science and neuro science. As such I am looking to apply some nonlinear dynamics to see if I can utilize that for trading.

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  #8099 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Amibroker
Favorite Futures: Gold
Posts: 1 since Mar 2018
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Looking forward to learn something new

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  #8100 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Lima, Peru
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: Emini ES, Currency Futures
Posts: 1 since Apr 2018
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hello everyone,

my name is Walter. Iīm in my mid forties. I worked as a lawyer in Germany for quite a while before I accompanied my wife two years ago on a mission to Peru, where we are living for the next few years.
I used to invest in stocks. About a year ago, having some spare time here in Peru, I got seriously interested in trading, especially futures, and studied with the help of a coach. Up to now I am practicing with great fun and, hopefully, am constantly developing my skills.

I have read through the forum for some time as a guest, encountered a lot of helpful tips, thanks a lot for that.

Good trading

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