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Strasbourg, France
 
 
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Hello Everyone,

I am European and live in Europe (France more precisely). I started trading in 2012 on European shares, then ETF. I traded as well with instruments that are not available in US (CFD). In 2016 I started futures on commodities but was not successful. End of 2018 I started selling options on commodities with some futures as protection or with futures from time to time if I have strong opinion.
I have long-term investments in gold, silver and platinum but still not positive. I have as well long-term investment in Healthcare (European) and mid-term investment in ETF Asia Pacific ex Japan, India, Stoxx 600 Europe Basic Resources and Oil and Gas.
I am still but I am making a long break a member of a French trading forum specialised in index scalping (although I have little interest for that) for 5 years but I had enough of not receiving enough feedback on my favorite commodities...So here I am...after reading the three articles on the best trading forums from traderlife.co.uk
I follow and I am or have been recently in positions on Brent, Cotton, Lean Hogs, Coffee C, Robusta, Cocoa, Soybeans. Natural gas, Gold, Silver, HG Copper. I follow as well very closely for entering in position at any time Wheat, Corn, Platinum, Orange Juice, Sugar11, Cocoa London, Live Cattle. I follow but not available unfortunately as options at my broker: Oats, Lumber, Palladium, USD ICE index.
I have some interest in Forex but I am not active in this field. I have no interest at all in the virtual cryptoassets.
I am a discretionary trader and I am not interested in automated trading system. I want to assess, decide and act.
Let's see if I can find my place here...
Sagal


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  #8562 (permalink)
springfield Missouri
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2019
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Hello, been lurking for a bit and decided its time to at least make my introduction thread.

I'm a developer by day, and have a good friend who's been trading futures for the last 6 years, very successfully, who's been on me for years to pick it up. Started paper trading about 1.5 months ago, with constant training from him and its starting to come together. The biggest appeal for me has been the ability to automate my trading, as it lets me take advantage of my skillset and enforces the patterns and behavior I'm learning. Still have a while to go before I'll be comfortable using real money, but am consistent net positive in paper trades, so thats encouraging.

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A new starter for DayTrading


Hi
Just started Day Trading on futures 3 months ago
Keep on learning and read everyone's valuable comments
Lots to learn, setting up indicators, reading books etc.
Lost some money, made some money, even at the moment

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Somewhere, Delawhere, USA
 
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation,Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: Tradestation Securities
Favorite Futures: My kids, VX, Eurodollar
 
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I'm a developer by day, and have a good friend who's been trading futures for the last 6 years, very successfully, who's been on me for years to pick it up. Started paper trading about 1.5 months ago, with constant training from him and its starting to come together. The biggest appeal for me has been the ability to automate my trading, as it lets me take advantage of my skillset and enforces the patterns and behavior I'm learning.

Welcome! I'm a fellow developer (among other roles) and came to the same conclusion. Like you, my biggest draw is our ability to automate. I find myself writing a lot of strategies, for practice and profit.

Best of luck in your trading!

~vmodus

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  #8565 (permalink)
Vancouver, WA
 
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Jigsaw, MC.NET, ToS, IB
Broker/Data: St5/IronBm/Rithmic, IB, ToS
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
 
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Good morning from the Left Coast of the USA.

I appreciate the opportunity to join this group and soak up all the good info. This forum has already made my education a much better experience, both in terms of avoiding premature entry into trading and avoiding scam artists who want to take the first dip into my shallow pockets to fleece me before I give my money to the markets.


I am a mechanical consulting and forensic engineer in my early 60's. I have been buying books on trading, like TWMPMM (?) by Ken Roberts (did I say I was green?) and many others for over 20 years. Until recently, I have just never felt like I had a spare $5K or more to "cast my bread upon the waters/markets". I enjoy owning my own business, setting my own hours, etc and I enjoy hard work and doing in-depth analysis.


I would live to contribute, but I believe I will be a tabula rasa for many moons on this forum. I pray for your success and mine and for the opportunity to give back at some point.


Warmest regards and blessings to all!

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Trading Experience: Beginner
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Posts: 8 since Apr 2019
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Thanks, Big Mike! Glad to be here; looking to learn as much as I can, and to give back when I'm able.

Starting from an education in the basics, I've managed to have a number of winning trades... just enough to realize that they were winners purely by accident, without significant input from me, and that made me more cautious than even losing would have. Been paper-trading for a good while, and cautiously poking my nose into the real world when I think I've actually learned something; so far, I've managed to stay above break-even overall, and raise my risk tolerance quite a bit (I don't actually mind losing money as long as the knowledge I'm gaining is worth that loss - and so far, so good.)

Thanks for letting me join!

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Portland Oregon
 
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: ES, CL, GC, 6E, 6J
 
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I've been trading options and futures for several years full time. Options success far exceeds that of futures. My approach with options is geared towards income although I engage in directional trades at times. Tonight I'm short 6E.

There are so few venues to talk with or hear from other traders. If you bring up the subject with anyone else they look at you as if you are possessed.

The best part is I can travel with a computer. Tomorrow, Florida for a week.

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Hi everyone, I am an electronic engineer from Florence I did a thesis on trading systems with metatrader. I worked on the stock market as a discretionary trader but I wanted to transform my operations into mechanical and automatic trading

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Hey guys, construction worker here dumb enough to think he can make some cash money in trading. I work days so I will be trading the night shift on the Mini Nikkei. Looking forward to learning as much as I can. Been watching SMB Capital videos, Warrior Trading, Futures71 obviously and no BSDaytrading to get some basics in.

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Hey guys, construction worker here dumb enough to think he can make some cash money in trading. I work days so I will be trading the night shift on the Mini Nikkei. Looking forward to learning as much as I can. Been watching SMB Capital videos, Warrior Trading, Futures71 obviously and no BSDaytrading to get some basics in.

Good luck!

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