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Posts: 7 since Aug 2014

Here is my Journal I hope you like it, if so please help me with your vote

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Mumbai, India
Experience: Advanced
Platform: ChartNexus
Trading: Stocks, Commodities, Futures
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Posts: 1,694 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 3,523 given, 2,838 received

iqGod's Own Country:

My journalling began in 2012 in this very contest and now it is time for me to enter the new futures.io (formerly BMT) Journalling contest for October 2014.

Father of two girls, a software guy by the day, I try to put in as much time as I can possibly gather into my honing my scalping method. For me staying true to my process is more important.

Winning a contest takes hard work; that says something about the quality of journals here on Big Mike.

Please Put a "Thanks" - if you do I can win one of three 150,000 combines at TopstepTrader.

As a full disclaimer, if I win, I will be gifting my prize to @indextrader7

Let the journalling start full throttle, may the best person win!

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Calgary Alberta/Canada
Posts: 934 since Feb 2014

I will toss my journal into the ring. It is mostly about Canadian Stocks for long term equity trades and I have a fantasy portfolio of stocks that I have updated twice a week since I joined in Feb of this year. I discuss the reasons for my stock choices and discuss my brand of Technical Analysis which is old school for the most part but I apply it in ways you may find interesting. As well I refer to some basic fundamental analysis which I find useful in separating the good from the bad and ugly.

This is my first journal page


Or if you want current thoughts, here is the the page at the beginning of this contest


I hope you find my journal interesting to read

I should add that if I am successful in winning one of these prizes I will be gifting the prize to another journal poster.

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Posts: 151 since Aug 2014
Thanks: 139 given, 204 received

My love is crude oil, I trade it exclusively, with market profile and volume profile with volume imbalances.
In my journal I post S/R zones for the day around pit open, post my trades, P&L, and a review of the day as well.
My goal is to make 3.000 / month with trading maximum 5 contracts of CL.

Check out my way to profitability on

If my journal is useful to you, press a ’Thanks’ on this post, so I can win one of the prizes.


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Experience: Beginner
Platform: SC
Broker: Stage 5
Trading: ES, 6E, sometimes NQ, and occasionally CL
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Posts: 1,335 since Jun 2014
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First time poster here at futures.io (formerly BMT). Thought this might be a good way to start getting involved in the community.

I will update the link once I hit 5 posts.

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Posts: 79 since Dec 2013
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Hi everybody,

This is the link for my recent journal:

Like most of you i have a dream and maybe this can be the begin of this one. Hope you find it useful and push the thank's button.


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Vinnitsa Ukraine
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, CTS T4, Sierra Chart, TOS
Broker: AMP/CQG
Trading: CL
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Posts: 119 since Aug 2012
Thanks: 228 given, 190 received

Good morning, guys and gals.

I trade CL using the auction theory, market profile and orderflow reading to find very point to place a trigger.

My journal -

And the first October post -

If you like my journal put thanks for this post.

Thank You.

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Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker: AMP (demo)
Trading: Oil - Gold
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Posts: 25 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 71 given, 105 received


I want to participate in the contest.


Thanks for following my journal
If you like my journal and my work, please press the thanks button


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Legendary Market Wizard
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Investor/RT
Broker: IB / DTN
Trading: Futures
Posts: 5,096 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 5,125 given, 10,653 received

WOW! This one started 2 and a half years ago on the LAST JOURNAL COMPETITION. On invitation from @Big Mike
I decided to start my own journal here.

It helped a lot!
And brought over 100'000 page views in this time.
For only a journal on not many trades per week and only on one instrument. Thanks again to all the followers,
contributors and silent readers.

What makes this journal different to other journals here on futures.io (formerly BMT)?
The trades are all taken on a specific time - runs and exits on another specific time (daytrade) and is announced
BEFORE taking the trade.
Special is that the post of the trade is developing: announcement, then entry price and then exit price with the resulting
points. So only the reader who is online can watch how the trade and win or loss are developing. This journal is
most transparent as actions are not noted after but before and during the trade.

Consistent journaling as well as good risk management is key to success - the results can be seen in the journal
each year end.

If you like to sniff in - if you are not familiar:

And all followers that are happy with it will get personal thanks! Now press the thanks button here!


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Gits (Hooglede) Belgium
Experience: Master
Platform: NinjaTrader, Proprietary,
Broker: Ninjabrokerage/IQfeed + Synthetic datafeed
Trading: 6A, 6B, 6C, 6E, 6J, 6S, ES, NQ, YM, AEX, CL, NG, ZB, ZN, ZC, ZS, GC
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Posts: 2,990 since Sep 2013
Thanks: 2,437 given, 5,793 received

A trading journal requires some discipline and provides insight in your activity
when posted online on futures.io (formerly BMT) it allows other traders to post helpful comments
or questions that lead to introspection and improvement

While my journal's activity is part of a larger effort and also
depends on my other professional activities
i will try to take the chance/challenge to update it more actively in October


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