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Old June 15th, 2010, 07:16 AM   #831 (permalink)
Just starting out...
London, UK
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: GBP/USD EUR/USD
Posts: 5 since Jun 2010
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Hi Everyone

My name is Ken and I am retired

Thanks for accepting me into the community. I have been trading on a small scale for some while now without any lasting success. My exit strategies leave a lot to be desired! Hoping to improve with the help of this forum.


Ken Logan

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Old June 15th, 2010, 12:06 PM   #832 (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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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.

That is how I got here! There are many active ladder threads, just search for them.

R.I.P. Andy Zektzer (ZTR), 1960-2010.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #833 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT6.5
Broker/Data: DTN, Mirus/Zenfire, Berkeley
Favorite Futures: ES, DAX, 6E, CL
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Hi guys,

just a short(?) introduction. I have been trading the globex & eurex for the better part of the last 5 years. Apart from that I'm self employed within the security and counter surveillance business in Europe. I retired from being operational in my company on a daily basis some 6 months ago due to severe health issues, and have taken up trading full time ever since.

Like some other traders out there I find it comforting to know that every day (or at least week) brings a profit, and this makes me look forward to every single trading day.

I am by no means an expert trader and been through the same trials & tribulations as everyone out there who is really determined to make it in the market, e.g. losing X amount of cash, pinballing between commercial trading rooms, you name it. Finally, I have found my style which keeps me comfortable & profitable

My style is price action & raw data (volume & breadth). I truly believe that consistency and confidence in a sound trading plan is the key to succes (or the holy grail if u want).

I am looking at price action combined with volume and various breadth gauges. I respect people that use systems and truly believe they can be profitable. But it's just not my style, however I learn a lot from studying them.

Thanks a bunch to Big Mike and the other contributors to this site. I hope to give back at least as much as I take here.

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Old June 17th, 2010, 09:38 PM   #834 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 1 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 10 given, 0 received


Hello Mike and Fellow Traders!

I have traded various markets over the years. I have moved into ES daytrading over the past year as I have found that it fits my personality and mentality best.

I am looking forward to a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and resources!


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Old June 17th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #835 (permalink)
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Sacramento, California
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Gain
Favorite Futures: Forex, Options, ETF
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Futures Edge on FIO

Are you a NinjaTrader user?

Hi everyone.

I traded some Forex back in 1997, lost about $1,700 overall in 4 months (miracle I didn't blow out the entire account - I had NO IDEA what I was doing). Got out of it.

Got back into (Forex) demo trading, reading some books, etc back in 2003-2004, but did not live trade. I didn't get the hang of it so I dropped it.

Got back into learning and demo trading Forex again in late 2007, and got serious about learning the art of trading, but I came to realize that while I had learned pieces of the business, I had not fully integrated those pieces into a cohesive outlook. After about 6 months I set it aside, knowing there was something that I wasn't "getting" (my demo trading showed me that), but also knowing that when the time was right I would return.

I've been lurking back here for several months and I have to say that things are starting to click. I'm dumping Forex and going to learn futures (minis), for a vareity of reasons.

I hope to learn enough to be able to contribute to this site - the wealth of information here is overwhelming. I also donated for "Elite access" today, and I hope like heck everyone keeps on plugging away.

Thank you all in advance for the generous contributions of your time, efforts, and talents.

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Old June 17th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #836 (permalink)
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New Jersey
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: ES, currency futures, forex, oil, gold, EUR/USD
Posts: 1 since Jun 2010
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I am relatively new to trading and found out about the book by Al and I thought those are great stuffs to learn. I hope to learn more from other members here.

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Old June 18th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #837 (permalink)
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monterey, CA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Forex and Real Estate
Posts: 2 since Jun 2010
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hey everyone,

Greg here from Cali. I'm just starting to trade, and looking forward to learning a lot here. Nice to meet everyone.

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Old June 18th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #838 (permalink)
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North Canton Ohio
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Zen Fire/ Mirus
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since May 2010
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Hello everyone:
I am new to trading and am very happy to have found Big Mike's Day Trading Forum. From what I have seen so far I can easily say that I will learn much about trading. It's amazing to me that although simple in nature, trading can be so complicated. Somewhat like the game of chess. A big problem for me is that I work during the day and it's difficult to follow the market as closely as I'd like to.

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Old June 18th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #839 (permalink)
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North Canton Ohio
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Zen Fire/ Mirus
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 2 since May 2010
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Hey Pippersuit:
Why did you give up on Forex?

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Old June 18th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #840 (permalink)
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Chicago IL
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja, MT4,TOS, SC, Matlab
Broker/Data: CQG, AMP, MB, DTN
Favorite Futures: E/U, G/U
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Hello All, "Your Welcome!"

Been around for a while, I'm sure I've seen many of you on various forums, and I don't post as much as I used to in various places.

But at any rate, I will be lurking around and will contribute if something jumps out at me.

Good trading all!!

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