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My nominations:

- Best Trading Platform: I nominate @ninja Trader.

- futures.io (formerly BMT) Member of the Year: I nominate @Fat Tails, @Big Mike.

- futures.io (formerly BMT) Programmer of the Year: I nominate @Fat Tails, @ThatManFromTexas.

- futures.io (formerly BMT) Thread of the Year: I nominate: Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) Algorithm
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- Best Forex Broker: Interactive Brokers

We have all of us to congratulate everybody, separately, for the participation ... which is producing this Forum / Family.

Best Regards and Wishes for ALL ....

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My nominations...

futures.io (formerly BMT) Thread of the Year : Volume Profile and Footprint discussion

futures.io (formerly BMT) Webinar of the Year: Webinar: FuturesTrader71 on Volume Profile & "All of FT71's webinars"

Programmer of the Year - @FatTails

futures.io (formerly BMT) Journal of the Year: Price Forecasting with chaos by ecmf

Best Futures Broker: Tradestation & Stage5Trading

Best Trading Platform: Tradestation

Best Trading Book: Value in Time: Better Trading through Effective Volume, Pascal Willain


Some other reco's would have been:-

Best Site & Forum: BigMiketradingforum

Best External blog for education:

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Guys, this is it:

futures.io (formerly BMT) Thread: Volume Profile and Volume discussion

futures.io (formerly BMT) Journal:
Crude Oil Trading @J DNeeman
CL Trades @ VinceVirgil

futures.io (formerly BMT) Webinar of the Year: Al Brooks Saga, all.

futures.io (formerly BMT) Programmer of the Year: "Herr" Fat Tails

futures.io (formerly BMT) Best Platform: Ninja Trader

futures.io (formerly BMT) member of the Year: JD Neeman

futures.io (formerly BMT) Indicator/Tool: UniRenko Bar by Monpere

futures.io (formerly BMT) special thanks......to Big Mike and his handsome Retrievers...

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futures.io (formerly BMT) Member of the Year - tomgilb - provides awesome SC support on futures.io (formerly BMT) and the SC Support forum
futures.io (formerly BMT) Thread of the Year - Day trading Crude without indicators - evolved into more than just a journal with wide participation
futures.io (formerly BMT) Journal of the Year - Day trading Crude without indicators - evolved into more than just a journal with wide participation
futures.io (formerly BMT) Programmer of the Year - zondor, fat tails, vvhg, ktrader - all awesome take your pick
futures.io (formerly BMT) Indicator of the Year - T3 best moving average, TSI best oscillator
futures.io (formerly BMT) System of the Year - still Perry's - for it's straightforward concept, even though the implementation may not be
futures.io (formerly BMT) Webinar of the Year - Traders Accounting Tax Q&A - often overlooked part of trading
Best Futures Broker - Velocity - cheap, free Sierra Chart, and I don't need a secondary data feed with Sierra Chart
Best Forex Broker - IB - Really the only option for spot forex IMO
Best Stocks Broker - TDA/TOS for best customer service, IB for best pricing
Best Data Feed - TT - Best and most reliable broker provided feed I've used, Paid feed I couldn't say
Best Trading Platform - Sierra Chart - the discretionary trader's platform, makes the others seem like silly little toys
Best Trading Book - Didn't buy any cuz I'm kinda cheap, if there was one I would read it would be Lance Beggs Price Action Trader, but at that price pretty much never gonna happen

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Let me be excused if it's easy to find,

but I couldn't locate the aggregated list of nominations for 2012, and I swear I have seen it,

Please help!

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Here are my nominations for 2012

futures.io (formerly BMT) Member of the Year - Arnie, Big Mike, Cashish, DJ Kiwi, Josh, Private Banker

futures.io (formerly BMT) Thread of the Year - ES SP 500 Spoo-nalysis, Volume profile and the footprint discussion

futures.io (formerly BMT) Journal of the Year - Trading 6E the old school with a twist

futures.io (formerly BMT) Programmer of the Year - vvhq, xav, fat tails, 1-Lot Dom

futures.io (formerly BMT) Indicator of the Year - Gom MP, 1L-DOM, Xav filtered TimeandSales, vvAggregated TS vvhq,

futures.io (formerly BMT) System of the Year - Perry's is the only one I have checked briefly this year, and I found it impressive

The rest categories - have no observations,

PS: After all I believe there wasn't a combined list, must have been dreaming)

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So when does the voting start, and the results get collated?

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So when does the voting start, and the results get collated?

Never for this one. Due to my illness I could not make this happen in a timely manner, the amount of work involved to create the voting system is many many hours, and it came at a time when I was very ill. So unfortunately, this thread is all we have for year 2012.

Sorry.

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I don't think it's too late at all, can someone in the community help with a voting system. I, for one, would love to help. I think it would be a mistake to let this go, personally. I think it's a very useful part of the site, one that I refer back to now and again.

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I don't think it's too late at all, can someone in the community help with a voting system. I, for one, would love to help. I think it would be a mistake to let this go, personally. I think it's a very useful part of the site, one that I refer back to now and again.

Reconsider?

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If there is no need for authentication (ie: futures.io (formerly BMT) users only) then the quickest option would be to use something like Anonymous Doodle:
ADoodle.org - Anonymous Doodle

It's free and quick to set up.

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If there is no need for authentication (ie: futures.io (formerly BMT) users only) then the quickest option would be to use something like Anonymous Doodle:
ADoodle.org - Anonymous Doodle

It's free and quick to set up.

Authentication is necessary to prevent cheating unfortunately.

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Never for this one. Due to my illness I could not make this happen in a timely manner, the amount of work involved to create the voting system is many many hours, and it came at a time when I was very ill. So unfortunately, this thread is all we have for year 2012.

Sorry.

Mike

Hey guys.

I finally have the new polls product in-place which will cut the amount of time needed by half. So what I plan to do this week is to go ahead and create all the polls necessary for the voting of "futures.io (formerly BMT) Best of Trading 2012". I realize it is five months late, but I thought about it, and it's better to have it five months late than not at all.

So I will be working on this over the course of this week and will let you know when the voting is ready.

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Hope your are feeling better Mike.

You do so much here and yet you are human and as such, have limitations.

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Hope your are feeling better Mike.

You do so much here and yet you are human and as such, have limitations.

Have you seen the June webinar schedule? I figured I better get this done now, because I am likely to be dead by end of June.

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Hey guys.

I finally have the new polls product in-place which will cut the amount of time needed by half. So what I plan to do this week is to go ahead and create all the polls necessary for the voting of "futures.io (formerly BMT) Best of Trading 2012". I realize it is five months late, but I thought about it, and it's better to have it five months late than not at all.

So I will be working on this over the course of this week and will let you know when the voting is ready.

Mike

That's an excellent decision Mike. Better late then never.

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Hey guys.

I finally have the new polls product in-place which will cut the amount of time needed by half. So what I plan to do this week is to go ahead and create all the polls necessary for the voting of "futures.io (formerly BMT) Best of Trading 2012". I realize it is five months late, but I thought about it, and it's better to have it five months late than not at all.

So I will be working on this over the course of this week and will let you know when the voting is ready.

Mike

You could call it "futures.io (formerly BMT) Best of Trading 2012.5"

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I am setting up the voting polls now. You can cast your votes below, or by browsing to this page:

Best Of Trading - Big Mike Trading

The polls will close May 31st. Winners will be announced June 1st.

Please keep in mind, only nominations for calendar year 2012 were considered even though we are 5 months late in the process (see my prior posts as to why).

To save time, I merged 'Thread of the Year' and 'Journal of the Year' together. I also have dropped "System of the Year" due to lack of sufficient nominations.

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BMT Member of the Year 2012

 


BMT Programmer of the Year 2012

 


BMT Indicator of the Year 2012

 


BMT Thread of the Year 2012

 


BMT Webinar of the Year 2012

 


BMT Best Futures Broker 2012

 


BMT Best Forex Broker 2012

 


BMT Best Stocks Broker 2012

 


BMT Best Data Feed 2012

 


BMT Best Trading Platform 2012

 


BMT Best Trading Book 2012

 


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@Big Mike: Why is MTPredictor nominated to be the "Best Trading Plattform"? You can't trade with the software and it's focused to the MTP related Setups only?

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Ofcourse, Interactive Brokers is the best broker in the industry. No broker is close or near to it.

It's a shame I can't vote them down for their insanely annoying historical data download limitations.

I guess having an anti-vote would be too cumbersome technically.

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@Big Mike: Why is MTPredictor nominated to be the "Best Trading Plattform"? You can't trade with the software and it's focused to the MTP related Setups only?

Because I put it there feeling it was most appropriate as a charting platform.

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:wtf:

There must be some confusion here.

What am I doing there, in the middle of all those guys with far more threads/messages and certainly more knowledge than I?




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:wtf:

There must be some confusion here.

What am I doing there, in the middle of all those guys with far more threads/messages and certainly more knowledge than I?


I am ONLY voting here for ARNIE
because of the nice avatar: ***SHOW ME THE MONEY***

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Hey Big Mike:
Why isn't AmiBroker on the list of possible candidates?

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I am ONLY voting here for ARNIE
because of the nice avatar: ***SHOW ME THE MONEY***

GFIs1

..not confused..


So it's just because of my avatar...

Cool...


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Because I put it there feeling it was most appropriate as a charting platform.

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Hi Everybody,

Just to clarify this question. Yes, you can Place Trades using the MTPredictor Trade Module, which is part of the MTP RT add-ons for NinjaTrader 7, and you can also setup the Analysis using our manual Risk/Reward tool, which means you are not tied to placing trades from just MTP setups, it can be from any manual setup you choose as well......

I hope this helps ?

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Indicator of the Year section...

...says "XavMF". I found a XavMTF, but no XavMF in the downloads.

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:wtf:

There must be some confusion here.

What am I doing there, in the middle of all those guys with far more threads/messages and certainly more knowledge than I?

You were nominated.

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Hey Big Mike:
Why isn't AmiBroker on the list of possible candidates?

It was not nominated.

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Hey guys, I just cast my vote for best futures broker with Optimus Futures and Rithmic.

I can't say enough good stuff about the business they run. Perhaps, the best customer service in the industry.

Most of my life has revolved around serving others and fixing complex technical problems. Hence, when I say Matt, Jen, and Chad over at Optimus are as good as it gets at, I am not exaggerating. The quality of service was a high priority to me since this was my first experience trading futures live. All Rookies are prone to make mistakes and I am glad I went through them with the support of the Optimus staff.

I'd also like to note, I rarely if ever get bad volume or tick data using their Rithmic feed and don't have any of the same problems my friends complain about, getting order fills.

As far as fees, I pay less than any of the other brokers that offer decent data feeds.

Lastly, Matt himself personally referred me to one of his friends, a former WorldCup of International Investors champ to seek a more effective trading strategy that helped me become a better trader.

And finally, had it not been for this forum, I would not have found out about Optimus Futures to begin with.

Thank you, Big Mike and all the Optimus Futures staff.

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@Big Mike: Why is MTPredictor nominated to be the "Best Trading Plattform"? You can't trade with the software and it's focused to the MTP related Setups only?

Koepisch. I have voted for it anyway, in that category. I can use a couple of free live data feeds, using the internal downloader functionality which comes with the software. There are a number of other live feeds that MTPredictor can download for evaluation, as well as, end of day feeds.

The charting package is good, with tools that give the trader an eye on potential future highs and lows in advance, which are described as 'trend termination', known as [1] DP areas found by previous pivot bars and also [2] DP decision points that are calculated within the software.

I really can't do justice in explaining the MTPredictor v7.5 software, for that you need to watch one of the many videos that can be found on the web. I know Big Mike had Steve Griffiths in to briefly explain it and that recording is available for viewing.

Thumbs up for MTPredictor.

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There are currently over 700 people online. Yesterday over 7,500 people logged on to futures.io (formerly BMT).

Guys, I have taken the time to make the voting possible (hours of work). Now I need you to take the time to actually vote (seconds of work).

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@Big Mike,

Mike, can you put a banner at the top of the Main page? You seem to have the link hidden in the ChatBox so many people may not see that link.

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@Big Mike,

Mike, can you put a banner at the top of the Main page? You seem to have the link hidden in the ChatBox so many people may not see that link.

I sent an email blast to all who have not declined emails. I will replace the webinar banner when there are no upcoming events.

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I am with Vision Financial. Unfortunately, not on the list.
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You didn't nominate them. And neither did anyone else.

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Aha. That explains it ... :/
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The voting has closed.

I will post the results this weekend, as soon as I finish creating the special events for June which is my top priority at the moment.

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Results are in:



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Results are in:



Congratulations to all our winners this year! If you view the page directly you can make use of the links for each category and winner:

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noticed there was no best system in 2012

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noticed there was no best system in 2012

Read the thread, post 118.

EDIT: You didn't nominate anyone for any category at all, so it's your own fault

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Read the thread, post 118.

EDIT: You didn't nominate anyone for any category at all, so it's your own fault

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Why so acidic in tone - it was just a question with out any attitude - a simple ref would have, and did work

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Why so acidic in tone - it was just a question with out any attitude - a simple ref would have, and did work

I didn't read it as such because of the little smile face, I took it that he was kidding you.

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Thanks to @Big Mike and all who voted for IQFeed as the best futures data feed (landing us a top 3 finish). It is your enthusiasm for our service that motivates us to continue to improve. We work hard to provide value beyond futures stream-only feeds, and appreciate the opportunity to try even harder in 2013.

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