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Introduce yourself here!

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carlespu View Post
thank you for your wellcome post,

I would Like to open some new threads.
Do I need to be a Premium member?

thank you,


Hi there Carles

Generally you do not need to be a premium member to open new threads. It depends what type of threads they are, though. There is a minimum post requirement which can easily be met by contributing (meaningfully) to existing threads.

I would suggest, however, to use the search function before opening new threads, as most of the material tends to be already existing in one form or another on FIO.

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Trading Apprentice
Brooklyn, NY
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: ToS
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
Posts: 3 since Apr 2019
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Hi All

Hi traders, I'm just getting into trading the /ES and thought this community could be helpful in my endeavor to become extremely wealthy . I'm 5 weeks in on giving day trading a serious go, after years of swing trading stocks as a hobbyist.

I'm looking forward to interacting with the community and becoming a better trader. Thanks.


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Wilmington, NC
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: Infinity Futures, TOS
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 17 since Apr 2019
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New Trader

I started learning to trade by watching one of my co-workers. Lost about $300 (my whole account) on stocks with Robinhood after just a couple of months studying, but didn't give up. I kept studying, went back to paper on Thinkorswim and have moved from stocks to options to futures where I found my niche. Hope to go live with a real account using Infinity Futures in the next few months trading ES!

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Trading Apprentice
Karnal India
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Favorite Futures: CL, Currency Futures
Posts: 1 since Apr 2019
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Hello Everyone!

Hi Guys. I'm Vikrant Arora from India

I'm a Futures trader and I'm in the process of scaling up and making my living out of trading.

I trade commodity and currency futures.

I hope to exchange knowledge from all of you.

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Trading Apprentice
Doha Qatar
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra
Favorite Futures: Mini ES
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Study Group - S&P Market Profile and Order Flow


I have just joined this site and looking forward to benefiting myself and others. I have been trading Fx fo a while and have decided to move to Futures several months back. I trade ES mainly using MP and OrderFlow. One thing that helped me in FX was a small study group of 3-4 like minded traders on Telegram interacting throughout the day.

If you have been trading for 1-2 years using Market Profile and Order Flow and would consoder forming a small study group please get in touch.

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Naples, FL
Trading Experience: Intermediate
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Favorite Futures: Emini ES
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New trader NQ EMini

Hi All,

I'm new to trading, read many books and currently trade on NQ EMini. I am looking for as many mentors and advise.

I'll humbly receive any kind of advise from you all.

Thank you in advance.

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Trading Apprentice
Chicago, Illinois
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: ThinkOrSwim, NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Crude CL, TNotes
Posts: 1 since Apr 2019
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Hi everyone! I'm Frosty and I'm a beginner futures trader. I have six years experience with equities and options, but have slowly been transitioning to commodities. I am focusing on learning algorithmic trading as well, combining my computer science knowledge with this. Its been an uphill battle but I hope to get better with everyone.

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Chennai Tamil Nadu India
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Indian Stock futures
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I am a retired banker and after retirement I started trading in Indian stock and index futures. I earned and lost all that and stopped trading. Started reading a lot from internet and slowly understand what went wrong with me. On my learning curve I come know your web site in a webinar hosted by Mr. Rajendran of Marketcall - Bangalore. I thought I should learn from here as well and hence I am here. I am yet to restart trading in share market.

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Denver CO/USA
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation, TOS
Favorite Futures: ES, S, C, CL, GC, SPX
Posts: 1 since Apr 2019
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Excited to be in the community!

Hi Everyone.
I have seen referred to many times so I decided to join!

I was introduced to "trading" a little over 4 years ago. My buddy said, "read Martin Pring's book on technical analysis", so I did. It's quite the read and I immersed myself in it - I loved it! I looked at a few trading styles and decided to learn non-directional defined risk trading (iron condors, butterflies, calendars, etc...) on the Indexes. After a period of paper trading, I started to trade real money. Within 1 year, I started to log consecutive profitable months. This went on for 2 years and I learned a very important lesson - I need to adapt my trading style to match the current market. All I had were non-directional trades, which LOVE calm markets. What worked for 2 straight years (2016/2017) was not working.

Enter - directional trading!

I started my journey trading futures in 2017 - spent a lot of time reading, watching, and trying. I've earned more knowledge than money with this side of my trading. I feel it's a journey and the money lost is more of a tuition. I do have a full-time job and I've been working on this on the side. I realized my attempts to day trade ES were not compatible with working full-time (my head was about to implode!!!). I'm currently working on a simple trade strategy with just one or two indicators, working off the day charts, with just a handful of futures. I'm using this as a way to develop the level of discipline and money management required to be successful.

My goal is to have trade strategies for sideways (non-directional) and trending/volatile (directional) markets.

My plan is to leave my day job at some point to trade full-time. I feel it will be pretty evident when the time is right (life events and trade success).

Looking forward to being in the community with you all!


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Los Angeles CA USA
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: SC, Market Delta, TOS..
Favorite Futures: ES, SPX, Gold
Posts: 1 since Feb 2014
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Hi Members, Been a member for over 5 years and now finally able to use this great platform in a more dedicated manner. I've been trading using Profile, Order Flow, for a few years and can't wait to learn more from the members here.

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