Institutional levels used by professionals - Commodities Futures Trading | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


Institutional levels used by professionals
Updated: Views / Replies:5,474 / 24
Created: by aligator Attachments:1

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Reply
 1  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

Institutional levels used by professionals

  #21 (permalink)
Membership Permanently Revoked
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
 
Posts: 1,176 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 221 given, 844 received


trendisyourfriend View Post
I do not know Fulcrum trader nor have i followed his teaching. However if i understand your reasoning, a person that holds a registration is more worthy of our trust.

hmmm... not quite... holding a registration doesnt make you trustworthy... you have no idea how many crooks have registrations and have run hedge funds and have been CTA's and stolen peoples money....however, holding a registration does make you a professional within the context of FINRA/NFA/CFTC/SEC.. and ensures that you have a very good and clear understanding of how markets functions, instruments, and regulations within the marketplace... also, for most exams you have to be sponsored by a member firm, which usually means some kind of financial services related firm and the registrant holding some sort of job within that firm that exposes him to the requirements for registration/licensing, which then makes you an institutional trader..

Reply With Quote
 
  #22 (permalink)
Membership Permanently Revoked
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
 
Posts: 1,176 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 221 given, 844 received


trendisyourfriend View Post
BTW, your 'at from no risk trading perspective' is called a Job with a fixed income.

LMAO.. assuming that I understand your statement properly... given the economy and how things are and that there is no guarantee that one will have a job tomorrow.... I think you might have miss understood what I meant... I was referring to true arbitrage opportunities ... those are the only edges that one can exploit with no risk and what I personally consider no risk.. when no matter what the market does you are guaranteed your profit once you enter the trade.

Reply With Quote
 
  #23 (permalink)
Membership Permanently Revoked
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
 
Posts: 1,176 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 221 given, 844 received



trendisyourfriend View Post
IMO, the best definition of what a trading edge really means for the rest of us has been written in an article by Brian Hoffman in his winning argument, it goes like this :

You MUST be able to FEEL and ACT based on your CONVICTION. You must be able to PRESS HARD when you know you are right and STICK WITH your trades when they push against you. Either you are going to get pushed out or your opponent is. Successful trading is about engagement with the other traders. You get a random hand each time. Whoever plays the hand the best wins. The player with the best hand is not always going to be the winner.

I like that quote... gives much reason to think ...

Reply With Quote
 
  #24 (permalink)
Elite Member
Chicago, Illinois
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader, TT, InvestorRT
Broker/Data: Advantage Futures, Ninja/TT and InvestorRT/IQFeed.
Favorite Futures: Treasury futures
 
Posts: 284 since Nov 2010
Thanks: 175 given, 811 received


RabC View Post

On a side note, I'd be under the impression that 'retail traders' and where they place their stops hold negligible interest to institutional traders as the former make up a small % of the overall volume.

You would be correct. Professional traders make their money by creating liquidity for institutional hedgers. Retail traders do not trade enough volume to cover the costs professionals trader incur.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows..."
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users say Thank You to jstnbrg for this post:
 
  #25 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Posts: 46,240 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,351 given, 83,221 received

I'd like to also remind everyone, there are a number of hedge fund managers right here on futures.io (formerly BMT). I am aware of them as admin of the site, maybe I see their email address, PayPal info if they are an Elite Member, etc. They simply don't post, from what I understand (as I've been told) there are legal reasons that prevent them or complicate things regarding posting, so they don't.

Point is, there are funds out there using some of the same techniques some of you use, just on a much broader scale. Unless you believe they are only here to learn what retail traders are doing so they can do the opposite.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to Big Mike for this post:

Reply



futures io > > > > Institutional levels used by professionals

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Jigsaw Trading: TBA

Elite only

FuturesTrader71: TBA

Elite only

NinjaTrader: TBA

Jan 18

RandBots: TBA

Jan 23

GFF Brokers & CME Group: Futures & Bitcoin

Elite only

Adam Grimes: TBA

Elite only

Ran Aroussi: TBA

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bank- / Institutional Traders max-td Traders Hideout 9 February 26th, 2011 05:47 PM
follow the professionals Silvester17 Traders Hideout 44 February 1st, 2011 12:33 AM
Moving Fibonacci Levels trs3042 NinjaTrader 3 January 28th, 2011 12:37 PM
Institutional buyers lokgotkent Traders Hideout 9 October 25th, 2010 09:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:20 AM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-12-13 in 0.11 seconds with 30 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.227.51.103