I've been trading for quite a while and basically have just been breaking even - no big loses, no big winners - making some then losing it - a pretty conservative trader. Looking forward to altering my way of thinking through reading other people's ideas.
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BillS here. Been trading for about 8 years. Used TradeStation for stocks approx. 6 years and have been using Ensign for futures the last two years.
After browsing around the forum looks like some very interesting information. Were most seems focused on NT and multi-charts. I must admit, I'm slow to change. I hateto change plaforms once I get the hang of it. But, I will consider NT at least on a trial basis. Thanks for all the "TONS" of good trading ideas. AND, thanks to all for sharing.
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Lot's of great information that has already helped my charting.
Traded equities for over 10 years, five as a day trader.
8 months ago I decided to switch to trading futures full time. BIG learning curve - with the kind losses most experience. Never had the same level of losses day-trading equities.
For the past 9 months I finally am having consistently adequate results.
Currently switching from Trade Station to Ninja
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Dear Mike & Fellow Traders:
I am happy to have found this website, and look forward to giving and receiving. My experience thus far has been in Stocks, and Futures. I have not been making much money. I am still on that journey! I am using Sim for now, working on my discipline and strategy. Hopefully I will be able to share the positives with you all in the near future. This Blog site has so much to offer a newbie!
I have been reading some posts on here and have found these forums to be very valuable, especially for the newbie.
A bit about myself: I started my working in my chosen career this year, and am managing part time study in electrical engineering, while balancing my life with church, playing guitar as a hobby and learning about how to make money from the markets.
I've been interested in the whole 'make money' thing since I was aged about 10.
I've evolved from the mindset of 'more money is better' to 'money kept is better than money spent' to 'money is merely what humans decide it to be'.
In regards to real live trading experience, I have next to none, but I endeavor to start by trading/investing part time.
I have been looking for some volume based indicator which would plot itself and derive value against only trades of certain specified quantity of volume and ignore rest of the trades. ( for ex. it would plot only if say trades volumes of 50 qty are executed.)
Or else is it possible to plot price bars on the chart only for a specified volume quantity ( say the same 50 qty volume) ignoring rest of the price action which does not conform to the specified volume.