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I appreciate the words of concern. Really, I do. But there's a lot I'm not mentioning about what I've been doing to develop myself as a person, while in the trenches of life. This isn't a decision I have made lightly.

Two hundred years from now we'll all be dead and it will be like we have never existed, practically speaking.

All-or-nothing is the only kind of bet which makes sense. Had I been a child with no life experience, this would be a very legitimate concern. Most people really don't know themselves or what they want out of life.

Even though there is some truth in what you say, the part of the "All-or-nothing is the only kind of bet which makes sense" is rubbish.
You are literally putting your life on the line whether you will make it in this career or not.
Its like saying this audition on pop idols defines me as a person.
The only way you will make it in trading (in the long run) is if you define your worth to be more than a trader.
Only when you find stability in yourself will you
-> be able to make rational decisions,
-> and when you make rational decisions only then
-> will you be able to survive the drawdowns and only
-> once you survive the drawdowns will you be profitable

If you have an account of $30 and losing $10 will feel massive in your world.
You already mentioned you have a fear of losing money.
FOMO - fear of missing out is another daemon that will drive you to bad trades in your current state.

And also on my side - theres a lot I havent mentioned about how I've go through the trenches of life and learned these things.

Best of Luck, but learn to take it slow.
Its going to be ok.

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Even though there is some truth in what you say, the part of the "All-or-nothing is the only kind of bet which makes sense" is rubbish.
You are literally putting your life on the line whether you will make it in this career or not.
Its like saying this audition on pop idols defines me as a person.
The only way you will make it in trading (in the long run) is if you define your worth to be more than a trader.
Only when you find stability in yourself will you
-> be able to make rational decisions,
-> and when you make rational decisions only then
-> will you be able to survive the drawdowns and only
-> once you survive the drawdowns will you be profitable

If you have an account of $30 and losing $10 will feel massive in your world.
You already mentioned you have a fear of losing money.
FOMO - fear of missing out is another daemon that will drive you to bad trades in your current state.

And also on my side - theres a lot I havent mentioned about how I've go through the trenches of life and learned these things.

Best of Luck, but learn to take it slow.
Its going to be ok.

I agree completely, besides I think that there is a sort of desire for self-destruction in everyone of use. Probably this guy
has more of that, than the average person. This explains in part his words and also his past alcohol addiction.
I also observed a certain desire of self destruction in myself when I make trading mistakes.....

This desire for self-destruction in trading is normally very short lived, buy 20 contracts of /ES without a strategy and you normally achieve the self destruction in a matter of minutes. :-)

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Is this possible this year?


The head of the major cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX Arthur Hayes (Arthur Hayes) believes that the "cryptocurrency winter" is over and the Bitcoin rate this year will reach $ 10,000. Is this possible this year?

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Hi

Looking forward to learning new things in this forum!

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Hi:

I started trading again full time when I was forced out of the corporate world. Iíve got a mentor, access to education, and trading small is until I gain experience.

My results so far? Not making money, but not losing it either!!! To me thatís a good start.

I trade primarily SPX index options and some futures such as /CL & /GC.

Keith


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Hello World!

I was first introduced to options trading I think about 5 years ago. I lost money chasing the money, but came out with a valuable lesson; I didn't really know anything about the market. At that point I considered it to be gambling and stopped. I made myself read some books before I started up again.

I read some books about options trading. I was using MT4 to trade with my options. This is the part I found out about indicators and like any newbie, I thought I could put together some indicators to create a system. I even tried to learn a little coding so that I didn't rely on other's indicator. I scoped the internet for other strategies that could give me some edge. Unfortunately, I found out the hard way that that wasn't the holy grail. I took some time off to learn more.

Last year I decided to join a group for a small fee, that was not futures.io, to see what I could learn from them. I came in weary that this would be another "trading group," but trading group or not, it turned out I learned a lot. I took the course as if it were any other university course. I learned about the psychology when trading, money management, entries, exits, and the way to view the market and how it correlated it with news that was going on. I tried to make some manual trades to see if I could get consistent $30 profits for each day but still my emotions got in the way. I made some money but mostly lost some.

It was then that I knew I needed to automate some of my bias-ness since I was being inconsistent in my trades. I did a little coding from MT4 but wanted to learn NT7 since it was a much better platform for me. I took some time off to find things that could teach me how to properly use NT7 and write scripts for NT7. I wanted to create something that I could use for NADEX mostly since it had some limited risk and small account funding.

This is when I found futures.io. Although, I found it very helpful it was very confusing for me of where to start. As I learned more and more about scripts, I became more intrigued by NT7 automated trading system since it could eliminate my emotions all together. But I dare not touch the REAL trading platform just yet since I hardly knew about the fees, margins, taxes and etc. Nor do I have the sufficient funds to actually trade without the risk that's added with trading with a platform.

At this moment, as I learned more and more about the use of NT7 and NT8. It made me a bit more nervous because it made me realize I didn't know much of anything: risk of backtesting, optimization, and errors that may occur. I was at a lost for a while until I reached out to a member in the forum that helped give me a sense of direction. He reminded me that trading in a group gives one strength.

I look back at a post by George,

He was talking about the 4 stages of a trader.
1. Being unconsciously incompetent
2. Consciously incompetent
3. Consciously Competent
4. Unconsciously competent

That fear takes hold of me as I'm unsure of where I am truly am, in the stages. I would hope I'm at stage 2 at least, but for all I know I could still be at 1.

I understand the indicators that are being used and why you use them now. I don't just throw indicators randomly like I used to anymore. I know how to think up ideas for my own automation strategies (Or at least I think I do). Yet I'm still clueless about some of the basics and there are tools that I still want to learn about.

I'm currently reading some books about the basics and hopefully it could give me some confidences as I move forward.


What I'm looking for is to just dip my feet into the waters with limited risk and stop losses to learn about what traps that may arise with real money and not just a simulation.

tenders

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Glad I join here to learn as much as I can.


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Glad I join here to learn as much as I can.

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Welcome aboard!

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First Time posting

Hey Traders

So, I've been in and out of this forum for about 10 years. Been trading about that long, off and on full time... Back to trading full time, mostly NQ and CL. Finally found my groove using delta, but still wasn't sure where to put my stop without getting running over. Had some stuff coded up to make my life easier, and stumbled upon something called Inteligex. Works with Sierra Charts, which is my preferred charting platform. I have no problem knowing when to get into a trade, I just mainly struggle with where to take profit (I generally scalp, so I'm leaving a lot of money on the table.)
This software has all 3 main components: entry, where to take profit (also includes a trailing stop) and where to place your stop. You can use the software manually, or set it to auto trade.

Just wondered if anyone else was familiar with the product? So far I'm doing quite well.

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Career Change


Hello all, just joined this site and and very happy to have found it.*

I am planning on making a career change to trading. My main reason for this is freedom.*

I want to work for myself.*

I want to be able to live and work anywhere.*

I'd like to work in my underwear sometimes.*


I am in my mid 30s and the last 7 years have worked as an IT consultant. Mostly around data (modeling, reporting, analytics, visualization). Prior to that I worked as a poker dealer. And prior to that I lived with my parents.*


I have 30k in risk capital and can afford to be out of work for 6 to 9 months. I do plan on devoting the first few months to learning with some formalized training and minimum trading.*


My trading strategy will be kept as simple as possible. I've almost died of information overload already. I plan to trade with a combination of order flow and market/volume profile. And with an eye on fundamentals (supply & demand). For me, at least, charts and indicators are just too "noisy".


I'm optimistic of success because I have analytical personality and I learn things quickly. I've taken lots of contracts where I didn't know the software prior to starting. And others have had success so why not me?


I'm pessimistic because of my emotions and there's a gambler lurking in me somewhere.*


Still going to work for a few months and study on the side. I currently am a contractor at a very large financial data company (starts with a B) so I can pick up alot while I'm there. And i get to stalk the CL every day.*


Many thanks!

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