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Introduce yourself here!
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Introduce yourself here!

 
Elite Member
San Jose, CA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 5 since Aug 2018
Thanks: 7 given, 3 received

Never Stop Learning!

Hi all,

I've been trading for about 20 years as a "hobby" (since high school) with long breaks when I would get busy or loose interest. I've gone from stocks, to forex, to futures and never quite felt like I understood market dynamics but I'm trying to focus more now and through watching videos and reading books. I can actually say I'm starting to understand how Wizards trade and am adapting some techniques.

I'm here to learn, to get help and hopefully give it. Trading is still just a hobby to me and will probably remain so for the foreseeable future (I have no intention of quitting my day job). I'm interested to read trading journals, watch webinars, and post questions. I particularly like looking at COT data and using that as a factor in trading.

Thanks to @BigMike and the other admins and mods for putting up this site. I was especially encouraged to join because the emphasis on being helpful and welcoming to beginners. Many online forums state that as a goal but few deliver.

Cheers!

 
 
Elite Member
Wauwatosa, WI
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Ninja Trader 8
Favorite Futures: n/a
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2018
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Beginner ready to learn!

Hey all,

I recently joined as a recommendation from my wife's cousin who converted to trading full-time just a couple of years ago. I'm employed full-time, but have worked in numerous corporate jobs to understand that I've got more to give to learn this and build capital in my spare time. I'm willing to put in the work to get there.

Big thanks to @BigMike for offering this forum and training tools to make it easy for people like me to make seismic shifts in their lives.

Don't hesitate to reach out.

Kind regards!

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Super Moderator
London UK
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: CQG
Broker/Data: S5
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
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Posts: 4,089 since Sep 2015
Thanks: 9,902 given, 7,938 received



acherney View Post
Hey all,

I recently joined as a recommendation from my wife's cousin who converted to trading full-time just a couple of years ago. I'm employed full-time, but have worked in numerous corporate jobs to understand that I've got more to give to learn this and build capital in my spare time. I'm willing to put in the work to get there.

Big thanks to @BigMike for offering this forum and training tools to make it easy for people like me to make seismic shifts in their lives.

Don't hesitate to reach out.

Kind regards!

Hi acherney, welcome to FIO

You will find people are generally very helpful here so feel free to ask questions and make extensive use of the search engines to look for material.

Good luck!

 
 
Trading Apprentice
Atlannta
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: TD Ameritrade
Favorite Futures: Crude CL
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2018
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Rob in Georgia

Hi everyone. I am totally new at this and decided I needed all the help I could get with my TOS platform. Currently, I do options trading and really but I feel I'm just guessing. So I decided I need to figure it out if I wanted to make this a profitable venture. I want to know how to make the most of the platform and my investment dollars. Recently, I ran across Fibonacci and scripts to automate the process. Now I'm learning its importance and how to use it. I want to learn how to customize the scripts, making them easier for myself. If you have any tips, please send them my way. Happy Trading everyone.

 
 
Trading Apprentice
Dhaka Bangladesh
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: mocktrading
Favorite Futures: emini, crude
 
Posts: 27 since Sep 2018
Thanks: 2 given, 7 received

Thanks Mike

Thanks for the add. I use my own indicators. There can be five or six of them. Even tea leaves is ok (seventh indicator) if it worked for me. Sometimes I will maybe rely on 4th indicator when there is not much to go on in my first few indicators. That can be very confusing for others who may try to understand me because I might make few bone head mistakes and other times I am within pin point precision.
By the way I am also looking for a free trading platform without any trial period. I used to use mock trading but now the site has gone offline. Happy trading everyone.
Soumen

 
 
Trading Apprentice
Mclean, VA
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader 8
Broker/Data: Dorman Trading
Favorite Futures: emini ES
 
Posts: 5 since Sep 2018
Thanks: 9 given, 5 received

First Post

Hi All,

I've been trading stocks for several years now with relative success; just over a year ago I began to trade derivatives, specifically e-mini S&P futures. It's been a rough start, blowing up my account a few times, but I'm still learning and developing my strategies.

I always trade with the trend and aim for a few ticks per trade; I'm excited to utilize the resources that are offered by this forum, as well as contribute my own ideas.

I hope to share ideas with you all on the fourm.

Happy Hunting-
Evan

 
 
Trading Apprentice
jakarta/jakarta/indonesia
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TW, MT
Favorite Futures: gold
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2018
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

hello everyone!

hello everyone,

just want to say hi.
Hopefully we will have a good experience here.

cheers!!

 
 
Trading Apprentice
Maricopa, AZ.
 
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: Ninja Trader, RTraderPro
Favorite Futures: ES, ZB, Forex
 
Posts: 24 since Sep 2018
Thanks: 1 given, 4 received

Hi I'm ElectricSavant.

Hi I'm ElectricSavant.

 
 
Elite Member
London United Kingdom
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Jigsaw Daytradr
Favorite Futures: Eurostoxx, US Treasuries, emini ES
 
Posts: 9 since Sep 2016
Thanks: 0 given, 9 received


xevanchan View Post
Hi All,

I've been trading stocks for several years now with relative success; just over a year ago I began to trade derivatives, specifically e-mini S&P futures. It's been a rough start, blowing up my account a few times, but I'm still learning and developing my strategies.

I always trade with the trend and aim for a few ticks per trade; I'm excited to utilize the resources that are offered by this forum, as well as contribute my own ideas.

I hope to share ideas with you all on the fourm.

Happy Hunting-
Evan

Hi Evan,

I trade e-mini ES Futures using Market Profile (MP) and Order Flow (OF). You will see information that is not available on Charts and Indicators. If you use MP and OF then great - if not, I suggest you review the following:

Market Profile: https://jimdaltontrading.com/
Order Flow: https://www.jigsawtrading.com/

And check out youtube for free webinars on Jim Dalton and Jigsaw Trading

All the best

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Trading Apprentice
Sydney, Australia
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Emini
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2018
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Hey all,
I'm a complete beginner just starting out with the basics of trading.
I first became interested in trading after watching videos about Tim Sykes and others with similar stories. Not sure what I believe at this point. Regardless, it does make you wonder if it's really possible...
I prefer not to put my money into these trading courses. I'm hoping I can learn what I need from fellow traders here and maybe get to the point where I can help future newbies.

The following user says Thank You to Runelocke for this post:

 



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