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Old August 19th, 2010, 06:32 AM   #981 (permalink)
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Brecon, Powys, UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts, CQG Trader
Favorite Futures: GBP
 
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Hello I'm Ifor,

I'm in the UK and I've been dabbling in trading a good few years now. Last few months I've been able to focus full time on my trading and (I think) things are finally coming together!

At the moment I focus on trading 6B GBP futures. I trade intraday using price action and Volume Spread Analysis. I also like to look at the occasional point and figure chart. And I draw a few fibs from time to time.

I use Multicharts for charting (found this forum while researching Multicharts) with zenfire data.
Looking forward to learning more from all the good folk here, I'm particularly interested to learn about cumulative delta analysis and Market Profile - two big holes in my current knowledge

thanks all

Ifor

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Old August 19th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #982 (permalink)
Just starting out...
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
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and one more..

Hi all

Great site Mike, thanks for putting this together. Like your participate, pay it forward approach.

Dabbling for some time, recently decided to make it my day job. Always plenty to learn, about trading and myself. Enjoying it all. Look forward to being a contribution!

Kim

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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #983 (permalink)
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Portland, Oregon. USA
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: CL, ES, Currencies
 
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Hey Everyone..


I'm very new to trading and am a bit challenged in the computer world. I plan on learning as much as I can in both fields and hopefully reaching a level where I can help someone.

I have a degree in Economics.
I love studying History.
I enjoy baseball.
I have never placed a live trade.

Hello to everyone.

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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #984 (permalink)
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United States
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: trade navigator
Favorite Futures: ES
 
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Hi - I am new to site

My name is Tim. New to site and day trading. I use Trade Navigator. I notice that there is no information on this software. Does anyone use this? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

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Old August 20th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #985 (permalink)
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Broker/Data: Amp Futures/CQG
Favorite Futures: ES, soybeans, oil, gold, EUR/USD
 
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vladyz

Futures Edge on FIO

Are you a NinjaTrader user?

 
I'd like to share my experience in dabbling into Market Profile with Ifor. A few years back I've spent over an year in studying Market Profile. I went through the CBOT's free MP course a few times. I bought and studied the MP course offered by CISCO. I bought and read every book available on MP. I even subscribed to a daily MP service. Being a PhD myself, MP had a special appeal to me as a seemingly coherent Market theory. Alas, it proved to be just that - a theory. I can't speak for a position trading as I'm gravitating towards day trading of futures exclusively. IMHO it is of absolutely no practical value to a day trader.

Good luck and good trading.

Vlad.

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Old August 20th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #986 (permalink)
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Canadian newb here :)

Hello all,

Thank you to Mike for the awesome site, I hope someday to contribute but for now, I'm here to learn. I just noticed the intro thread so, I apologize for not posting sooner.

I have been trading stocks for about 3 years and have been studying futures for the last 3 months. No live trades yet, just alot of reading and playing with Think or swim. I have started putting together a trading plan and will open a live account soon. Just trying to decide what platform/broker to use as my current broker does not offer futures and it seems that we are limited in Canada ....

Would love to chat with other newbies along the way and share "growing pains" of this business.

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Old August 20th, 2010, 03:06 PM   #987 (permalink)
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Hello all,

Thank you to Mike for the awesome site, I hope someday to contribute but for now, I'm here to learn. I just noticed the intro thread so, I apologize for not posting sooner.

I have been trading stocks for about 3 years and have been studying futures for the last 3 months. No live trades yet, just alot of reading and playing with Think or swim. I have started putting together a trading plan and will open a live account soon. Just trying to decide what platform/broker to use as my current broker does not offer futures and it seems that we are limited in Canada ....

Would love to chat with other newbies along the way and share "growing pains" of this business.

Welcome! Since you're in Canada, you might want to contact another forum member - @wgreenie (Beth) - who is also in Canada. Perhaps she can help you out.

After all, it's what you learn AFTER you know it all, that counts!
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Old August 20th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #988 (permalink)
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I have been trading stocks for about 3 years and have been studying futures for the last 3 months. No live trades yet, just alot of reading and playing with Think or swim. I have started putting together a trading plan and will open a live account soon. Just trying to decide what platform/broker to use as my current broker does not offer futures and it seems that we are limited in Canada ....

Hi Tammy

There's a thread on Futures brokers:

https://futures.io/brokers-data-feeds/2827-i-need-good-account-rep-mirus-any-suggestions.html

Plus my experience as follows:

1. Interactive Brokers (IB)

You can trade both stocks and futures. US$10,000 to open an account. Poor customer service.

2. AMP Futures

I believe US$2,000 or US$2,500 to open an account. Trade futures only. $400 margin requirement for most futures. Reasonable commission fees (not the most economical). Free data from ZenFire.

3. Mirus Futures

US$2,500 to open an account. Trade futures only. $500 margin requirement for most futures. Commission fees less expensive than AMP (not substantial) and slightly more expensive than IB. Free data from ZenFire.

4. Global Futures

The broker did not honor his verbal offer on certain futures' commission fee + I do not like their trading platform. I only tried one though.

I'm using IB and Mirus. Based on my communication with AMP and Mirus, I've found the AMP rep was more responsive. Sincerely hope that the above may help. Good luck!

Beth

Good Trading is about Trading Right!
Want What the Market Wants!
Trade With the Trend!
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Old August 20th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #989 (permalink)
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Hallo Mike an everyone

I am a beginner and new here. I hope that I can support forum.

Best regards
Benjamin

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Old August 21st, 2010, 11:25 AM   #990 (permalink)
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Platform: Optimus Futures + MultiCharts + TradeStation
Broker/Data: Optimus Futures, Rithmic Data, TradeStation
Favorite Futures: CL, ES
 
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I like this place!


Hello to everyone. I'm brand new to this forum, but it looks like a friendly, helpful one.

I'm on old dog (65), but I've been looking for the holy grail for 47 years now. I think that says something either about me or the elusive grail. I have backtested 1000's of systems that I have programmed in older languages. Most worked for awhile, then failed. But I'm always looking.

I am currently trading the EMini S&P 500 Futures. I use Zumo (Farr Financial) for their low commission ($3.30 per R.T.) and their clean and nice-looking Firetip trading platform. (However Firetip has some bugs every now and then.)

I am basically a scalper. I use 480- and 240-Tick charts and MACD(6,10,3) as my main indicator. I also use a 30-minute chart with MACD(6,10,3). I go with the trend of the 30-minute MACD, using the 480-Tick MACD to Enter and the 240-Tick to Exit.

Results have been fantastic for 82 trading days now. Trading just 2 contracts has averaged + $371 Net per day. I keep waiting for the strategy to fail, but so far, so good.

I have backtested (the best I could in programming in EasyLanguage) this in TradeStation. But the results for a year were not nearly as good as what I do in real life. However, the results did show a nice profit. The difference in results occurred because I was unable to program the way I actually trade vs. what I programmed into Trade Station. I haven't been able to Enter off the 480-Tick chart, then Exit off the 240-Tick chart. So my results on TradeStation were for only the 480-Tick chart. I'm still trying to learn how to transfer Global variables. (But like I said earlier, I'm an old dog.)

I hope to learn more from this forum. Maybe I can even contribute to help others. Thanks to all.

-- Bob

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