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Introduce yourself here!
Started:June 10th, 2009 (07:43 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:517,566 / 6,993
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Introduce yourself here!

Old June 4th, 2010, 05:09 AM   #811 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Gold coast
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ninja trader
Broker/Data: none as yet
Favorite Futures: none as yet
Posts: 2 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Thanks for the welcome note mike

Hi everyone,I live on the gold coast qld and have never traded before so this is all new to me so treat me gently for a while as I attempt to find my way.

My goals are to trade as to make enough money to replace my income.I have been looking at trading courses but they all tell me how good they are,its a matter of reviewing everything and working out whats best for me.

Anyway I look forward to participating in the forum,Ross

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Old June 4th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #812 (permalink)
Just starting out...
San Diego
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Tradestation
Broker/Data: TS
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 14 since Dec 2009
Thanks: 27 given, 6 received

Hi all,

I've been trying to learn this trading business for the past few years while working at another job but I have no success as of yet. I have yet to find the consistent 'edge' that I need to get started in live trading. I've tried plenty of methods, indicators, etc. but the 'light bulb' has yet to turn on. I'm looking into the 'price action' idea, using support/resistance and moving averages as reference points. It seems that traders, myself included, tend to overcomplicate things, so I'm reviewing the basics. I look forward to sharing ideas with the community.


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Old June 5th, 2010, 04:12 AM   #813 (permalink)
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Sydney, Australia
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Mirus
Favorite Futures: FDAX
Posts: 139 since May 2010
Thanks: 150 given, 92 received

Hi everyone,

I am new to this trading game, had heard good things about this forum, so decided to take a look.

I am from Sydney Australia. I look forward to interacting with you on the forum.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 08:11 AM   #814 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Ithaca, NY
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: LightSpeed
Posts: 5 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hello all,

I am somewhat new to trading. 6 months of experience and I am just trying to find a community to continue to learn more.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #815 (permalink)
Dallas, TX
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT, TS
Broker/Data: IB, Oanda
Favorite Futures: YM/EURUSD
Posts: 274 since May 2010
Thanks: 107 given, 147 received


Futures Edge on FIO
I am glad I found this forum. Great source of information and help.

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Old June 6th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #816 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Dayton, Ohio
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Think-or-Swim Active Trader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 5 received

Hey All

New to Big Mike's as of this morning. Looks like a worthwhile community. I am a long-time position trader well versed on Bill O'Neil's CAN-SLIM methodology and have spent the last 3 years exploring other s-term trading methods (options, futures, etc.). Like most aspiring day traders, spent 1-2 years struggling to find my niche. Now am trading profitably & full-time, primarily scalping the /ES for 1-5 points depending on set-up & day type.

I am now ready to go to the next level and am seeking like-minded professionals to share ideas on trading methods, trading software/systems, & hardware configurations. Glad to be part of the community.

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Old June 6th, 2010, 08:43 PM   #817 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
New York State
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, TS (past)
Posts: 2 since Jun 2010
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I've been a trader for many years. I'm a software developer by profession and am currently working in Ninja Script for trading. I'm interested in systems trading. Some of my favorite trading authors are Jack Schwager, Van Tharp, Ari Kiev, Alexander Elder & Chuck LeBeau. I live in Western New York.


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Old June 6th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #818 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Posts: 1 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 7 given, 0 received

hi all,
I became interested in the markets in 2008. I am not trading live yet, but hope to be by the end of the year. I have done a whole lot of simulation in the past 2 years and tried all types of methods with varied success. I have been looking at price action and buying vs selling volume for the last several months and I think I am starting to get it. As soon as I can become consistent in I will go live.

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Old June 7th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #819 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Chicago, IL
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: forex
Posts: 1 since Jun 2010
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Looking forward to ...

I am looking forward to useful hints and utilities to assist with my Trading adventure!

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Old June 7th, 2010, 10:12 AM   #820 (permalink)
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Burnie Tasmania
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Zenfire
Favorite Futures: 6E
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Hi all. I have been trading for 3 years.
I have lost about as much trading as on spendings to companies promising the world.
Damn I wanted it so much I forgot that very often it is hard work that will pay off in the end.
So I have been sim trading and backtesting my own ideas and tweaking strategies through NT. I have lost a lot of confidence and I am determined to master a simple strategy and then start live again in a few months.
Anyway.. love the site and all the goodies in forums and downloads.

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