October Trading Journal Contest w/Prizes - Feedback and Announcements | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


October Trading Journal Contest w/Prizes
Updated: Views / Replies:23,005 / 125
Created: by Big Mike Attachments:8

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
 8  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

October Trading Journal Contest w/Prizes

  #121 (permalink)
Elite Member
Raleigh,NC
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Versatile and Stable
Broker/Data: Reliable and Accurate
Favorite Futures: Money
 
Traderwolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 250 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 154 given, 1,025 received


iqgod View Post
I am still looking for the guy who had voted for me taking my votes to 41 and then withdrew at the last minute.. :-)

Which is true, but I'm just kidding.

The real prize for me has been in participating!

Wow.... Well you have been a valuable contributor and poster on this forum, so maybe since you were so close with just 1 vote needed, @Big Mike would consider just one more combine winner.. ANd maybe even a smaller combine.. Your journals have been great and brutally honest.

Wolf

Reply With Quote
The following 3 users say Thank You to Traderwolf for this post:
 
  #122 (permalink)
Elite Member
Mumbai, India
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ChartNexus
Favorite Futures: Stocks, Commodities, Futures
 
iqgod's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,659 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 3,312 given, 2,719 received


Traderwolf View Post
Wow.... Well you have been a valuable contributor and poster on this forum, so maybe since you were so close with just 1 vote needed, @Big Mike would consider just one more combine winner.. ANd maybe even a smaller combine.. Your journals have been great and brutally honest.

Wolf

Thanks, and that is up to @Big Mike to decide but I wanted to observe and describe some feelings.

However, I have taken it within my stride like a trade which almost reaches your target, comes short by one tick and reverses, only to hit your full stop later on. Handling the feeling of "not winning" is at the very crux of being a successful trader - the very core of the holy grail, wherein no loss or no lost opportunity causes feelings strong enough to destabilize the correct mindset needed for consistent trading.

I would like to record the following cascade of feelings I had about this journalling contest, because the feelings mirror the way I handle trading in a way:

- My posting reduced unlike when I was consistent before the contest (only to be resumed in full force in the last week - "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou) - there is still that "I do not want to win!" demon lurking in me due to reasons described in my frankly too honest post earlier.)

- Some folks disapproved of me requesting Thanks (only on the last day) in the chat box but I do not regret that decision. Reasonable and within limits advertising is allowable and I am happy that I did not send you "Please vote for me" PMs to anyone except to one guy ( @kronie who waxed eloquent about by journal in my journal but didn't put Thanks here (!!) - basically many users are busy and forget to do such things so I PMed him!) . I read reports of some users sending out mass private messages to Thank them which for me was crossing a certain line, IMHO.

- When @indextrader7 went into an emotional rollercoaster and did some things caused his own banning I was questioning my decision whether I did the right thing by committing to gift him the combine prize if I win. I still pray for him because he had described that at one point his savings were all of $23 before he was able to find a job and perhaps understand his rollercoaster if I put myself in his shoes - not that I condone the behavior, but prayer and faith are great sustaining powers. I still will; a promise is a promise.

- At that last mile or rather last day I had to face a test of my character, similar to what happens in a trade - I admit I was tempted to walk to some friend and ask them to register here and vote for me - a $400 combine was slipping away because some user had removed his Thanks at the last minute and @Big Mike was about to increase the prizes by and unknown number but 3 to 5 was a reasonable target ! The temptation was strong, but I knew that when one obtains things on fake credentials it is like building a castle in quicksand (Read Dan Arielly - "Why wearing fakes makes us cheat more"). I thought "If I cheat here I might as well photoshop out fake combine results and post them here. I might as well pretend to be a bigshot trader like so may do on ET.". Thankfully I passed the character test and did none of the above. I believe I've come out stronger, prize or no prize.

My July 2017 Challenge Journal Please read and Press Thanks on This Post


Last edited by iqgod; November 2nd, 2014 at 11:27 AM. Reason: posing -> posting, corrected spelling
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users say Thank You to iqgod for this post:
 
  #123 (permalink)
Elite Member
London/UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT7 and MT4
Favorite Futures: Dax, ES, FX, Gold and Oil but what Bund and Bobl also.
 
BenG's Avatar
 
Posts: 105 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 108 given, 124 received



Big Mike View Post
Congratulations to everyone who has a journal on futures.io (formerly BMT), the real prize here is the amount your trading will benefit from your act of journaling. I hope that you remember the importance of continuing the journal, and also remember to look back from time to time and read your old journal posts so you can gain some perspective of where you've been and where you are going, pick out your strengths and weaknesses, and continue to improve as a trader.

The original contest was to award (3) 150K combines which were provided by @TopstepTrader. I have decided to purchase two additional 150K combines as a way of saying "Thanks!" for everyone's efforts over this past month. I wish I could award a combine for everyone who participated, but unfortunately I have to draw a line somewhere.

The top five winners, as decided by futures.io (formerly BMT) members as of this post:

@PandaWarrior - 62 votes
@tturner86 - 59 votes
@GFIs1 - 51 votes
@alejo - 50 votes
@bobwest - 41 votes

Please note that the "Thanks" count may continue to rise over time (if you are viewing this thread at a later date) but the counts above were as of the creation of this post.

Congratulations guys! I will contact you via private message in a moment and will put you in touch with @TopstepTrader and they will get you squared away with your 150K combine.

I hope that you will continue your journal and talk about the combine and your experience as you continue moving forward.

Thanks guys!

Mike

Congratulations to everyone who won the contest. I sincerely hope that each and every single one of you is able to go through the process with TST and get fully backed. I'll be looking forward to hearing of your success (no pressure). Thanks to Big Mike for organising this and adding 2 more combines to the prize.

Don't let money control you, control money!
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users say Thank You to BenG for this post:
 
  #124 (permalink)
Elite Member
madrid spain
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: nt
Favorite Futures: None.
 
alejo's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,311 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 16,557 given, 643 received

what a surprise


Big Mike View Post
Congratulations to everyone who has a journal on futures.io (formerly BMT), the real prize here is the amount your trading will benefit from your act of journaling. I hope that you remember the importance of continuing the journal, and also remember to look back from time to time and read your old journal posts so you can gain some perspective of where you've been and where you are going, pick out your strengths and weaknesses, and continue to improve as a trader.

The original contest was to award (3) 150K combines which were provided by @TopstepTrader. I have decided to purchase two additional 150K combines as a way of saying "Thanks!" for everyone's efforts over this past month. I wish I could award a combine for everyone who participated, but unfortunately I have to draw a line somewhere.

The top five winners, as decided by futures.io (formerly BMT) members as of this post:

@PandaWarrior - 62 votes
@tturner86 - 59 votes
@GFIs1 - 51 votes
@alejo - 50 votes
@bobwest - 41 votes

Please note that the "Thanks" count may continue to rise over time (if you are viewing this thread at a later date) but the counts above were as of the creation of this post.

Congratulations guys! I will contact you via private message in a moment and will put you in touch with @TopstepTrader and they will get you squared away with your 150K combine.

I hope that you will continue your journal and talk about the combine and your experience as you continue moving forward.

Thanks guys!

Mike

thanks mike for invite me to participate
congratulations to the winers and to all people journaling!
i am very surprised to finish on the top five between heavy weight traders , market wizards, and wellknown people all of you have help me a lot on my path to find my way of trading
i will use the prize to made my first combine and work as much as I can to try to trade it as a real $,

thanks for everybody!

La lucha es de igual a igual contra uno mismo
The fight is fair against oneself
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users say Thank You to alejo for this post:
 
  #125 (permalink)
Elite Member
Austin, TX
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: F-16CM-50
Favorite Futures: JDAM
 
tturner86's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,784 since Sep 2013
Thanks: 9,849 given, 11,160 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Just wanted to give a quick update.

I was able to split my combine and share half with Roy. Both @srgtroy and myself have rolled our contest combines. Looking to do the next combine early next month.

Reply With Quote
The following 4 users say Thank You to tturner86 for this post:
 
  #126 (permalink)
Elite Member
Los Angeles, California Republic
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: ES, Mongolian Horse Futures
 
srgtroy's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,456 since Jan 2011
Thanks: 1,009 given, 2,238 received


tturner86 View Post
Just wanted to give a quick update.

I was able to split my combine and share half with Roy. Both @srgtroy and myself have rolled our contest combines. Looking to do the next combine early next month.

I want to thank Terry again for sharing his combine. He said he would and he did! A lot of people talk the talk, a lot fewer walk the walk, but he did. He was even going to gift me his whole $150,000 combine, but I suggested 15 contracts might be too much for me anyway and that it would be fun if we could do one together, so TST was nice enough to allow us to split it into two $50,000 combines. Anyways, thanks again, Terry, you are generous and a man of your word!

p.s. -- while I did not share the details of my combine, the highlight was probably the last day when I went for broke and then lost internet connectivity

Reply With Quote
The following 3 users say Thank You to srgtroy for this post:

Reply



futures io > > > October Trading Journal Contest w/Prizes

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
March Madness....NO FEAR contest journal Tiberius Trading Journals 28 March 31st, 2012 08:09 PM
BMT 2-year Anniversary: Prizes and Webinars Big Mike Feedback and Announcements 164 December 4th, 2011 10:40 AM
BMT's 1 year anniversary: webinars, prizes Big Mike Feedback and Announcements 43 July 13th, 2011 01:33 AM
Contest Journal Tarry Faster Trading Journals 30 March 31st, 2011 11:50 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:33 PM.

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 2017-12-18 in 0.13 seconds with 21 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.221.93.187