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BMT Appreciation Contest 2

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BMT Appreciation Contest 2

Hey guys,

Round 2 in our Appreciation Contest. To see the first one, go here:
https://futures.io/feedback-announcements/5704-big-mike-trading-appreciation-contest.html

We are starting a new contest. Here is how it works:
  • Starts October 1st 2011
  • Ends October 31st 2011
  • Level playing field: only posts made during date period are counted
  • Object is to have the most Thanks Received count during period
  • Helpful posts -> Users click "Thanks" button, goal is to have the most Thanks Received
  • Anyone can win except for me

That covers the basics. Again, the idea is that for every helpful post you write on the forum, other users will use the "Thanks" button. The more "Thanks" you receive, the more likely you are to win the contest. So, you will want to focus on writing not just quantity but quality content. Users in turn will thank the most helpful posts.

Posts made prior to the period are excluded, so even if you've never posted before, you have the same chance to win as everyone else.

You will be able to track your progress as well as the progress of the Top Ten scoreboard in real time. I will provide a URL for this on October 1st (the URL goes live at that point, so I can't post it now). The scoreboard will show how many Thanks Received for each of the Top Ten members and their position.

I will evaluate how this contest goes and decide how often we'll repeat this type of contest. For this contest, I am giving away ten prizes.

The first place prize can be substituted for something else of equal value if you have a special request. I will cover freight within the continental United States. You will be responsible for freight outside that area.
  • 1st prize: Dell 24" U2412M 1080p LED IPS monitor ($350 value)

The second place through tenth place prizes are all books of your choice, just choose any trading related book from the list or any one you want I can buy for a comparable price on Amazon, and it's yours. If an Amazon gift card is easier, that is fine. We will work it out when you win.
  • Mark Douglas - Trading in the Zone (book)
  • Andrew Sorkin - Too Big Too Fail (book)
  • Van Tharp - Super Trader (book)
  • Barry Johnson - Algorithmic Trading and DMA (book)
  • Jason Jankovsky - The Art Of The Trade (book)
  • Robert Miner - High Probability Trading Strategies (book)
  • Larry Pesavento - Trade What You See (book)
  • Constance Brown - Fibonacci Analysis (book)
  • Ron Paul - End The Fed (book)
  • Brett Steenbarger - The Psychology of Trading (book)
  • Brett Steenbarger - The Daily Trading Coach (book)
  • Suri Duddella - Trade Chart Patterns like the Pros (autographed book)

All decisions made by futures.io (formerly BMT) will be final.

I welcome feedback.

Mike

EDIT - added October 1st:
Tip


To see your ranking and the leaderboard, go here:
https://futures.io/contests/thanks/id-9



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Last edited by Big Mike; October 1st, 2011 at 12:57 AM.
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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.

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What a great idea Mike!
Really cool of you, and I "thanks" your post...

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What a great idea Mike!
Really cool of you, and I "thanks" your post...

Thanks for your support. I appreciate it

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.

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Mike..

that is a great idea and a nice way to encourage positive post volume. Kudos man.

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Ah Cool!

Question: If we know we are unlikely to win on the thanks count, can we place bets on who WILL win? At least that way I won't walk away empty handed.

^j/k btw

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forrest...

oranize a calcuta pool on that and then trade futures on who will win.

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wonderful idea! I really really like it!

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Ive been thinking about this contest and the past contests here . All great ideas imho . Waaaaaay back when futures.io (formerly BMT) was a little baby and even before that Mike has been a consistent giver , a rarity in the self directed online trading world and he deserves a lot of credit so thanks Mike for your vision and insight .

Ill have time to consistently put my 2 cents in and intend to start a thread to share the stuff Ive learned all by myself while putting on live trades without blowing up my account . Ill describe how I had to recognize common sense decisions in a functional manner , stick by my decisions , trust myself no matter the results and lots of other things that are easy to talk about and very difficult to practice .

I know that the things that were shared with me by selfless traders helped me avoid getting ran over by the market and even more importantly protected me from myself . So to share things here to give back and with a goal of preventing somebody or a lot of somebodies from getting eaten alive by the market is a pleasure . Being thanked lots of times is icing on the cake (hint) . I dont need a monitor or prizes and always pay it forward to those who do actually need .

Reckon Ill call this thread " Common sense trading decisions " and Ill start it up saturday to capitalize on the contest , thanks .

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Ill have time to consistently put my 2 cents in and intend to start a thread to share the stuff Ive learned all by myself while putting on live trades without blowing up my account . Ill describe how I had to recognize common sense decisions in a functional manner , stick by my decisions , trust myself no matter the results and lots of other things that are easy to talk about and very difficult to practice .

Reminiscent of the original 'Real Time Trading' thread on TL. Probably the best single thread in online trading history!

Woot!

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