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Introduce yourself here!

  #821 (permalink)
 R.I.P. 1960-2010 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader7
Broker/Data: Mirus RCG/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: CL & 6e, looking at ES, ZB and AU again.
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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

CAN-SLIM is how I started, you have an excellent foundation, welcome,


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Elite Member
Fort Wayne, IN
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES, Equities
Posts: 2 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 10 given, 1 received

Thanks Mike

I have been trading futures and stocks for about 30 years and still learning every day... looks like a great site to share information. thanks Mike.

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Trading Apprentice
Toronto Ontario
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Interactive Brokers
Posts: 1 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hi everyone:
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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Elite Member
Denver, North Carolina
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ensign
Broker/Data: Infinity
Favorite Futures: Euro, futures,
Posts: 1 since Mar 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

new user intro

Hi Mike,

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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Elite Member
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT
Broker/Data: AMP/Zen
Favorite Futures: Euro
Posts: 46 since May 2010
Thanks: 32 given, 8 received


Really glad I found this forum.

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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Just starting out...
Bellville, Texas
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Tradestation, Infinity
Broker/Data: Tradestation, Infinity
Favorite Futures: ES, currency futures
Posts: 2 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 2 given, 0 received

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!

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: None yet
Posts: 1 since Jun 2010
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Hi Mike and everyone!

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.

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Trading Apprentice
Maharashtra - India
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader, TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Gold
Posts: 1 since Aug 2009
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Specified Volume price charts/indicator

Hi! MIke

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.

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Elite Member
San Francisco Bay Area
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT,TOS,IB
Favorite Futures: ES,CL,TF
Posts: 278 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 154 given, 266 received

I came here following gomi. He had stopped participating actively at the NT Support forums and a reference to him there sent me here. The SnR is definitely better here.

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Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: metatrader
Posts: 1 since Jan 2010
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hi all

i am a teaching assistant in Accoutning specialization, hope to benefit from you and provide benefits to all.

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