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Big Mike Challenge 2 - Win a iPad 2

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Big Mike Challenge 2 - Win a iPad 2

The previous Big Mike Challenge from March 2011 was a big success, so I am going to start a second one.

The prize is an Apple iPad 2 (or equivalent cost if you want something else instead).

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


Take note - this contest is about Teaching Trading Methods. This one is not a Journal contest.

To be eligible for the prize, you must:
  • Be a current futures.io (formerly BMT) member as of June 1, 2011.
  • Have your own thread, which you started, in one of the following sections of the forum: Traders Hideout (if you are not an Elite member) or The Elite Circle or Elite Group Trading Methods (for Elite members).
  • Your thread must be about teaching a trading method to others.
  • -- YOU MUST REPLY TO THIS THREAD AND GIVE ME YOUR THREAD URL TO ENROLL --
  • You must make one post per day, every day, Mon-Fri, until the end of June 30. Skipping one day here and there is fine, but don't skip several days in a row.
  • Your posts, and your thread, must contain multiple screenshots and/or YouTube videos. If using screenshots, please mark them up using any number of free editing tools.
  • Your daily post can be a review of acceptable trades for the methodology in todays market, highlighting valid trades on your screen shots or video.
  • You must encourage members to ask you questions about your methodology, and you must answer them.
  • You must provide any necessary indicators for download as required for your posted method.
  • Your post must be made on futures.io (formerly BMT), not a link to some off-site location like a blog. Embedding YouTube videos is fine for use as a summary of what you've written on futures.io (formerly BMT).
  • futures.io (formerly BMT) Administrators are excluded from winning, but futures.io (formerly BMT) Moderators can participate if they wish.

The whole idea here is to educate. I want this contest to be about teaching and helping one another. The last contest was about helping yourself (journal), so it seems right that this contest is about helping others. Your thread and your posts should be aimed with that in mind.

The winner of the contest will be chosen by a User Poll. At the end of June, a user poll will be created that gives members the option to vote on who should win. The enrolled thread's will be listed as choices. Make certain you do not forget to reply to this thread and give your thread URL to enroll in the contest.

Big Mike's decisions are final.

If you already have a thread that is about teaching a methodology, you don't have to create a new one if you don't want to. Just be sure you reply and post the thread URL so I will mark it as "enrolled" into the contest, and make sure it exists in either Traders Hideout, or The Elite Circle.

You guys are welcome to use this thread to talk about contest entries and discuss them.

Good luck! I look forward to reading everyone's threads!

Last -- do me a favor, tell all your friends about our teaching contest and encourage them to come to futures.io (formerly BMT) and create their own thread.

EDIT: ADDED JUNE 1ST, START OF CONTEST:

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I'm pleased to announce the following as the list of contestants and threads for the iPad 2 contest:

@David_R: Wyckoff Trading Method
@Mercury: Market Profile Failed Auction
@BroncoSlade: Time Bandits, A Simple Trading Plan for the E Mini Dow YM
@cjbooth: My 6E trading strategy
@jupiejupe: Learning to Trade: The Cost of Tuition
@jwdixon: My ES Scalping Strategy, 2+ pts/day
@Tiberius: Not trading off the seat of my pants
@babypowder: The Shawshank Redepmtion
@Lmess: Fibonacci trading system for the ES
@vroomy: Simple Forex Swing Trading
@HowardCohodas: Trading Index Options OTM Vertical Credit Spreads
@redratsal: The Italian Job
@worldwary: Tick chart orientation
@aztrader9: AzTrader's M&M Trades
@Silver Dragon: CCI Simplified
@NJAMC: Autotrading with NinjaTrader 7 for Newbies
@kcmotrader: kcmoTrader Trading the Trend
@diverdan: Automated Simple Swing Forex Strategy

If I have missed you and your thread meets the criteria, please reply ASAP and let me know. Thanks to all of you for participating, and I look forward to reading your posts!

At the end of June I will put up a User Poll so users can cast their vote and award the iPad 2. You guys can continue to use this thread to discuss the contest.

For those just reading the threads and posts (not writing them), please be sure to Thank people for their efforts, and get involved by asking questions or making comments. It will further the discussion to everyone's benefit.




EDIT JULY 1ST - END OF CONTEST

Vote now for who should win the contest! Vote for the thread and author who you believe has created the best thread in the spirit of the contest, with emphasis on the thread which has educated you or helped you the most with your trading.

The voting will remain open until the end of Monday, July 4th at which point the poll will close automatically and we will have our winner - and a new iPad 2 prize will be awarded!



Mike

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The previous Big Mike Challenge from March 2011 was a big success, so I am going to start a second one.

The prize is an Apple iPad 2 (or equivalent cost if you want something else instead).

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


Take note - this contest is about Teaching Trading Methods. This one is not a Journal contest.







To be eligible for the prize, you must:
  • Be a current futures.io (formerly BMT) member as of June 1, 2011.
  • Have your own thread, which you started, in one of the following sections of the forum: Traders Hideout (if you are not an Elite member) or The Elite Circle or Elite Group Trading Methods (for Elite members).
  • Your thread must be about teaching a trading method to others.
  • -- YOU MUST REPLY TO THIS THREAD AND GIVE ME YOUR THREAD URL TO ENROLL --
  • You must make one post per day, every day, Mon-Fri, until the end of June 30. Skipping one day here and there is fine, but don't skip several days in a row.
  • Your posts, and your thread, must contain multiple screenshots and/or YouTube videos. If using screenshots, please mark them up using any number of free editing tools.
  • Your daily post can be a review of acceptable trades for the methodology in todays market, highlighting valid trades on your screen shots or video.
  • You must encourage members to ask you questions about your methodology, and you must answer them.
  • You must provide any necessary indicators for download as required for your posted method.
  • Your post must be made on futures.io (formerly BMT), not a link to some off-site location like a blog. Embedding YouTube videos is fine for use as a summary of what you've written on futures.io (formerly BMT).
  • futures.io (formerly BMT) Administrators are excluded from winning, but futures.io (formerly BMT) Moderators can participate if they wish.
The whole idea here is to educate. I want this contest to be about teaching and helping one another. The last contest was about helping yourself (journal), so it seems right that this contest is about helping others. Your thread and your posts should be aimed with that in mind.

The winner of the contest will be chosen by a User Poll. At the end of June, a user poll will be created that gives members the option to vote on who should win. The enrolled thread's will be listed as choices. Make certain you do not forget to reply to this thread and give your thread URL to enroll in the contest.

Big Mike's decisions are final.

If you already have a thread that is about teaching a methodology, you don't have to create a new one if you don't want to. Just be sure you reply and post the thread URL so I will mark it as "enrolled" into the contest, and make sure it exists in either Traders Hideout, or The Elite Circle.

You guys are welcome to use this thread to talk about contest entries and discuss them.

Good luck! I look forward to reading everyone's threads!

Last -- do me a favor, tell all your friends about our teaching contest and encourage them to come to futures.io (formerly BMT) and create their own thread.

Mike





How Cool,,,as a beginner,and on the search to find what kind of trader I am ,and hope to be,,I find myself more and more back at futures.io (formerly BMT),to learn from others,their are, some really good and smart traders here,,I look foward to seeing who is a good teacher,and already want to thank them for paying foward...and a great way to kick off the summer....JRS


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one question about the indicators, what if we do not have the right to share the indicator as it was written by someone else?
as in my case, it's is his proprietary code not mine.

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one question about the indicators, what if we do not have the right to share the indicator as it was written by someone else?
as in my case, it's is his proprietary code not mine.

Only open methods will be considered, if you do not have the right to share the indicator then it won't work.

Mike

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Need help?
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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.
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Quoting 
You must provide any necessary indicators for download as required for your posted method.


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Only open methods will be considered, if you do not have the right to share the indicator then it won't work.

so for clarity sake:

that means, that i'll have to figure another indicator to work with other than my trading system or i'll just won't need to share it?
if it's the latter making screenshot is that appropriate?

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so for clarity sake:

that means, that i'll have to figure another indicator to work with other than my trading system or i'll just won't need to share it?
if it's the latter making screenshot is that appropriate?

If the method you are teaching uses "indicator xyz" and it is on your screenshots/videos/templates, then you need to make indicator xyz available for download in your thread (free).

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
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thanks for being clear

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thanks for being clear

I look forward to your thread

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
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well it seems that i might need to focus on
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The whole idea here is to educate.

and not worry about the trading, as there is plenty of focus on this aspect of trading, if this is permissible.

p.s.
did you receive a private messages from me a few days ago?

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The purpose of this contest is indeed education. The purpose of the prior contest was to journal, which primarily helps yourself but not so much others. We'll see how this one goes. Everyone seems to love talking about methodologies, so hopefully it goes well

I am a few days behind on private messages - normal for me. I put most of my time in on the public forum.

Mike

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

Need help?
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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.
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