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Hi guys,

Continuing in the tradition of encouraging journals on futures.io (formerly BMT), I am announcing a new Journal contest for October 2014.

The rules are extremely simple:

a) The contest begins October 1 and ends October 31. All decisions made by futures.io (formerly BMT) are final.

b) This thread that you are reading right now will act as the repository for all journals that are entered into the contest.

c) The author of a journal can enter his/her futures.io (formerly BMT) journal into the contest by posting a link to his/her journal in this thread. Only the author of the journal can do this. Please post the link to the journal ONE TIME, AND ONE TIME ONLY in this thread.

d) Members of futures.io (formerly BMT) will cast their votes for the best journals by using the "Thanks" button on the post that the journal author has made in this very thread. This is why it is very important the author of the journal make only one post, because only one post will be used to count the total number of "Thanks Received" in this thread, and that is how the winners will be decided. Members can vote for as many separate journals as they want by following the same procedure.

e) There will be three prizes awarded, based on the highest number of "Thanks Received" per the above item. The prizes are a free 150K combine in TopstepTrader's program, a $400 value (each). I will post the full details of the 150K combine tomorrow, or you can visit TopstepTrader's website for more information.

I want to mention that I approached TST to purchase three combines to give away as part of this contest, and they instead wanted to provide these free of charge to futures.io (formerly BMT). So I want to say thank you to @TopstepTrader for this.

My goal with these contests is to encourage the journaling process.

If anyone has any questions, please let me know. This thread will remain closed to posts until October 1st (contest start date).

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Here is some information provided by @TopstepTrader on the 150K combine, of which (3) will be given away during this contest.

The $150K Trading Combine is a real-time evaluation of your trading ability. In the $150K Combine, TopstepTrader watches your trading performance live on our data feed. If it meets the objective of the Combine (adhere to the Combine Rules and meet the Profit Target), you are eligible for a funded trading account where you can earn real money.

Trading Combine:

● A $400 value
● Evaluated over any 10 trading days within 30 calendar days
Daily Loss Limit= $3,000, Max Drawdown= $4,500, Profit Target= $9,000
● According to your Net P&L, be profitable in each product traded and 6/10 trading days (all Rules may be found here: https://www.topsteptrader.com:443/combine_rules)
● Proprietary Trade Reports and Metrics provided
NinjaTrader, CTS T4, MultiCharts, eSignal, SierraChart, MarketDelta Trader, Volfix.net, Trade Navigator, and R|Trader Pro are available for use

Funded Account:

● Ability to trade up to 15 contracts
Scaling profit split of 60%, 70% and 80% (to the trader)
● Trader may negotiate to trade bigger size and more risk, and for the ability to trade other products
● Live trading mentorship and risk management

For more details please visit https://www.topsteptrader.com:443/combine or contact support@topsteptrader.com or 888.407.1611

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Bumping the thread to top to get the word out about the contest. Thread will open October 1.

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There are a few threads on futures.io (formerly BMT) that are located in the Journals section, but that are not journals by individual traders. Rather, they are collections of posts by a group of people trading a similar style or method.

Naturally, I encourage this behavior. However, for the purpose of this trading journal contest, these threads must be excluded because they contain multiple participants in a single thread instead of a single author journaling about his/her trading.

If anyone that is currently posting in one of these group threads wants to be eligible for this October journaling contest, they will need to start their own Journal thread where they are authoring the majority of posts themselves.

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A question was asked if a member has multiple journals, can he submit more than one to the contest? The answer is yes, you can submit more than one so long as you are the author of the journal and the journal is being written primarily by you and not by a group of traders.

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I will open this thread soon so authors of journals can start posting.

The suggested format for the author of a journal to enter their thread into the contest is to (a) make a post in this thread, (b) link to your journal URL (the page 1 URL is generally best), and (c) ask members to press 'Thanks' on that post if they want to vote for your journal to win the contest.

I want to remind you that an author of a journal can post multiple times in this thread, but that only the first post that contains the link to their journal will be used to count the 'Thanks Received' and judged for the contest.

Members are free to post in this thread and ask questions or make comments about journals. To vote for a thread, find the first post made by the author of that journal in this thread and click "Thanks".

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This thread is now open for everyone to post in. The contest ends October 31.

It should be noted that my 'Thanks' as well as the thanks of @sam028 (site admin) will not be counted towards the contest prizes.

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My journal is located here: thank you in advance for your vote.

After much debate I have decided that if I win a combine I will gift it to @srgtroy.

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I started a journal in March 2014 where I post my real money trades with Reversal Bars. The link to the journal is here: .

Please press 'Thanks' on that post if you want to vote for my Reversal Bars journal.

Thank you.

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 bd92154 
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Hi all,

I guess it is time for me to enter the new futures.io (formerly BMT) Journaling contest for October 2014.

A little about me and my journal before posting my link. Joined futures.io (formerly BMT) a few years back. I definitely thought I was a much better trader than I truly am and have been proven wrong more times than right. Retired from military after twenty eight years, father of three girls, live in San Diego, and I only have to wait three more years to start collecting retirement, because I was a naval reservist.

My journal is "My Yellow Brick Road," and I guess in many ways trading for me has been much like "The Wizard of OZ." When I first watched it at the ripe old age of three it scared the dickens out of me and with time I learned to enjoy it for what it is. Also learned that my powers of observation needed much work from that movie. I recognized that the professor and the wizard were the same actor, but someone had to point out about the farm hands. Oh yes I did recognize the witch, and have been working on learning them in the markets as well.

Now this contest. Winning will mean more work on my part if I am so lucky as to win. I have noticed many a great journal on this website and thank all of you for posting them.

I've read the rules and hopefully I am following them correctly.

I am the author of "My Yellow Brick Road" so there is qualification #1 met.

Okay I am posting the link to my journal in only one post and this is it:
If you want to start from the beginning of "The Yellow Brick Road:"


And if you are only interested in diving in around the beginning of October here is a fast forward link:


Please oh Please Put a "Thanks" as that is the only way I can win one of three 150K combines in TopstepTrader's program. (Must confess I had to look up what it was as I had heard of TopstepTrader, but not the term combine.)
Wow I looked up what that entails and it will be a lot of work, but if it helps my trading and gets me back into cash then I am all for it. Yes at this moment my "trading" account is SIM. Fully disclosed. Although there are some times from the start of my journal that it was not. Long story and I think I cover it some in my journal. And if there are any parts missing feel free to ask, or we can meet for coffee in San Diego and discuss sometime.

Well that is my story and I am sticking to it. Big Mike thanks again for giving me that nudge a few years back to start using an electric journal here online with futures.io (formerly BMT). I also print out my chart and journal daily so I have paper copies to review. (Have to keep the forest products industry in business you know.)

Let the games begin. I look forward to reading as many of other people's journals as possible.

Thanks again all. Don't forget to put a thanks here please

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




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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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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
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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.

Thanks,
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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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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.

Cheers.

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 semoa 
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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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 Ruth 
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Hi,

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

Ruth

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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.

Result:
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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 rleplae 
Gits (Hooglede) Belgium
 
Experience: Master
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Trading: 6A, 6B, 6C, 6E, 6J, 6S, ES, NQ, YM, AEX, CL, NG, ZB, ZN, ZC, ZS, GC
 
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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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 pipandrun 
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Hi, there´s the link to my journal: Hope you like it and many thanks for your vote!

The journal is named: "Trading ES for success - PA Day after Day" Actually i´m doing a little excursion to the NQ in the moment, but still referring to PA.

Waiting, Discipline and Patience Pays!
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 bobwest 
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My trading journal is here:

Journaling has helped me and I am happy to support the cause of encouraging journaling on futures.io (formerly BMT) by being in this contest.

I hope my journal is helpful to people, or at least that it entertains.

Please give this post a Thanks if you find this journal is worthwhile to you.

Bob.

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 alejo 
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yes, really all i know ,and just i am starting, i have learn here, thanks to everybody for your help
at first i have not understood why all traders i have written for help, they do not give me a shortcut to do it (at that moment i imaging something like that exist) now i know i need to practice the right things and find my way,trying to fight against my natural tendency.

i have 2 journals

selfcoachtrading to get feedback of my head


and my tradesjournal to get feedback of what i am doing


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 xelaar 
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My journal is here, live and demo trading. Press thanks if you like it.


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 Itchymoku 
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At first I thought It's probably best If I don't post my journal because I doubt many people will thank this post. Then I started looking at my view count compared to some other journals and realized that there has to be some people out there interested in what I've got to say. So I'll make this post like every trade I make with the thought "what do I have to lose?"

But I don't want to make this all about me, so here's what you have to gain:

I promise if you thank my post that I'll document my TST experience on futures.io (formerly BMT) and make it fun and interesting.

So consider the r:r

Thanks!



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 UmBillyCord 
San Diego, California
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, Multicharts
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Trading: NQ,TF,YM,CL,Options
 
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I'll jump into the fray. My journal is located at



I wasn't able to keep current on my first attempts at the journal. Perhaps the contest can help me keep it current.

I primarily trade the NQ & TF, sometimes the YM if it looks like a good trend day.

I am LIVE trading two accounts I use almost every session. There may be some SIM mixed in, but very little.

I will be concentrating on scalping both of my primary symbols and looking for good opportunities to hold for larger gains on trend days.

First October post coming later today/tonight after the 10/1 session.

Bill

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So here's my journal, I think it might be nice to win a combine. Hopefully the journal will help someone along the way as well as making sure I stay on top of things.

Should be an interesting month.


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I am entering the contest for a selfish reason - I want to form an habit of consistently writing journal. I appreciate any thanks received but I am sure there are many others here who are consistent and more deserving of winning the contest.



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At first I thought It's probably best If I don't post my journal because I doubt many people will thank this post. Then I started looking at my view count compared to some other journals and realized that there has to be some people out there interested in what I've got to say. So I'll make this post like every trade I make with the thought "what do I have to lose?"

But I don't want to make this all about me, so here's what you have to gain:

1. I promise if you thank my post that I'll document my TST experience on futures.io (formerly BMT) and make it fun and interesting.

2. If I do get funded I'll compensate every person thanking with 100 dollars of the money that I make in the order they thank.

So consider the r:r

Thanks!



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What do you have to lose?

Bribery? How about content? I don't mean to be rude but this is like politicians paying for votes....it corrupts the system. If this post is an attempt at humor, I really don't find it funny at all.

EDIT: OP has removed offending language and I have subsequently thanked his post.

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Bribery? How about content? I don't mean to be rude but this is like politicians paying for votes....it corrupts the system. If if this post is an attempt at humor, I really don't find it funny at all.

I'm sorry If what I said earlier came off rude or humorous because I didn't intend it to be either. I believe futures.io (formerly BMT) has helped me become profitable and I simply want to give back if it helps me get funded through TST. If I wanted to pay people out it would be more efficient to just pay the minuscule price of 400 dollars and buy the combine.

Bribery is an act of giving money or gift giving that alters the behavior of the recipient, where the gift is of a dishonest nature. There's nothing dishonest about what I was planing to give and It wouldn't of been given until I was funded and making money through it. The other part of what I'm giving involves directly with content: me documenting my TST on futures.io (formerly BMT) and showing how I'm making the money. Honestly the second part of what I just said should be of more value than 100 dollars. Obviously if people don't think I'll make money then the vote is void either way. It doesn't matter if I offer 1000 dollars to each thanks if people don't think I can fulfill the promise. Just like the markets there is supply and demand.

I just wanted to give back to people who believed in me.

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Hi everyone,

I've decided to start making a journal on futures.io (formerly BMT). I do journal but have never really been the type to feel the need to put it out there. I don't know how relevant the price is as I'm a spread trader, trading outside the given contracts. I have read however that some of these things are negotiable so either way I've got nothing to loose.

I've been a member of Big Mike for quite some time, mostly been interested in reading other peoples threads and listening to the webinars, especially the webinars I find very helpful. As I've recently changed my market I went back to square one. So after doing some training earlier this year on spread trading, I have now begone to build up a track record.

At this moment in time I have put my focus on just one contract, but could trade more as I've done previously. The contract of choice here is Euribor, or I on NYSE Liffe. It's also available on Eurex, but currently I'm going through NYSE.

this is the link to my journal;

I haven't seen many spread traders on here, even less people that trade the STIRS market. Any feedback etc is welcome.


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My journal can be found here: Worldwary's Gold Plated Journal.

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The ^TICK and Talk journal can be found here:



I appreciate you starting this thread Mike, its a great motivation!

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Here is my journal for the trades I take following The Intentional Trader indicators with Bloodhound. I will post all the trades I take with real money and make notes on the charts. I will also show trades that I missed and the reasons why.

The link for this journal is at

If you like my journal please press "thanks".

Thank you.

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I've done my best to make a post in everyone's active journal thread letting them know about the contest. If I forgot to post in your thread it was just an oversight.

Good luck everyone!

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Hi All!

Beeper here. I’m new to futures.io (formerly BMT) and I’m nervous, excited, dreadful, and embarrassed about the process ahead.

I’ve been trading part time for the past four years. In that time I’ve made some money, lost more money and now I’m starting to breakeven. I daytrade on the US futures market from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM Monday through Friday. I’m only trading one contract, usually either in the Mini Dow (YM) or the 30 year T-bill (US). I'm trading with real money (albeit small $$) and will journal all trades; good and bad.

This is my first attempt at using a trade log. My goals are:
1. To continue to learn the craft of trading pushing my way into consistent profitability.
2. To absorb and implement as much advice and support from fellow traders as I can.
3. To take my collection of random thoughts, trades and results into a cohesive repeatable trading system.

This is going to be a bloody bloody process but one that I hope will make a major difference in my trading.

I seriously encourage feedback and comments. My trade journal can be found here:



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A journal about scalping, orderflow and DOM analysis on the Eurex Bund.



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Hi all

I want to thank all who have supported my journal with comments, guidance, humor and likes over the past couple years. If you have enjoyed or benefited my high drama CL trading journal please vote for it. Thank you.

My journal is:


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Here is the link to my journal.



I feel like my excel spreadsheet is very inclusive and that may be the biggest value you find in this journal. I'll be trading live with this so hopefully all goes well. Paper trading gave me about an 85% success rate over 3 months. This is not automated however. Still more of an art than a science. My war cry for this method is "Continuous Small Gains make you RICH!!!" Don't forget that it's all about percentages and leverage, not grand slams, and if you pass up home runs for a game full of base hits you will win. Watch Moneyball.

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




This user has been banned and his journal closed after he created multiple duplicate accounts and then voted for his own journal in the contest.

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I've done my best to make a post in everyone's active journal thread letting them know about the contest. If I forgot to post in your thread it was just an oversight.

Good luck everyone!

Mike

Amazing.... Wow and here I thought you had written some code that would go through all of futures.io (formerly BMT) and add that message to each one of our journals automatically.

As always I am impressed with all you do for us.
Thanks again.

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I suppose only Elite member votes are counted. If not, Elite journals have the disadvantage that not everyone can access their journal to read it.

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My journal where I am demo trading ES using price Action.



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I wonder if it is only one.


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Here is the link to my journal! I am 22 and just started live trading the /ES daily on 9/15. The first few posts were from my first time in the market that did not end up well but does contribute to my overall story, it really starts on the 9/15 post! Thanks


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I suppose only Elite member votes are counted. If not, Elite journals have the disadvantage that not everyone can access the journal to read it.

Guess it is like a handicap in golf. Since all those in the Elite Journal side are Elite and have a lower handicap

Who knows maybe Big Mike will open the Elite side for journals up to everyone during the contest, just to show the the non-Elite how the other half live.... lol

Now if I could just start hitting the broad side of a barn with my trading I'd be even happier still.

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Hi all,

It seems I can't post a link to my journal until I have at least 5 posts. I should reach that soon as I still need to post my trading strategy outline, as well as my first two days of trading - yesterday and today. I will come back and add the link to this post as soon as that's done.

This is my first attempt at creating a journal, and I will be looking to trade the ES every morning and report on my trades, reason for trades, and results in the journal.

Please vote for me if you find my journal useful, by clicking on the 'Thanks' button below.

EDIT: Link to journal:


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Hi all,

I will not participate in the contest.
Not because I think it is a bad idea - it is a GREAT contest indeed!

I won't participate because
a) I am trading a combine already and don't intent to start another one. Ever
b) there are so many generous people out here that deserve it to get one of those prices more than I do

Why do I post anyways?

Because I want to explicitly support this contest and express my gratitude to both Mike and the members of futures.io (formerly BMT) for everything they contribute to this site being what it is.


Thanks, guys.

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Hi all,

It seems I can't post a link to my journal until I have at least 5 posts. I should reach that soon as I still need to post my trading strategy outline, as well as my first two days of trading - yesterday and today. I will come back and add the link to this post as soon as that's done.

This is my first attempt at creating a journal, and I will be looking to trade the ES every morning and report on my trades, reason for trades, and results in the journal.

Please vote for me if you find my journal useful, by clicking on the 'Thanks' button below.

RichJamo

Go make a few more posts and then edit your post to include your link.

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I suppose only Elite member votes are counted. If not, Elite journals have the disadvantage that not everyone can access their journal to read it.

Untrue, votes are counted as I stated. Since I didn't say anything about Elite it means it doesn't matter.

As for being at a disadvantage, I would say virtually everyone who is active in the forum is an Elite Member and probably any "disadvantage" is erased by the support of other Elite Members who want to support the members that also support this site.

In other words, in the voice of Lana on Archer (I like this TV show): "noooope!"



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I wonder if it is only one.


Three accounts related to this were banned in total.

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Go make a few more posts and then edit your post to include your link.

I took care of it for him.

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Three accounts related to this were banned in total.

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if that was just to try to win the combine price, then that's pretty desperate.

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Hi @bigmike

Is there a way to highligt the trading journals that are participating in the contest? I think not all the members are participating and if you don't come to see wich are participating maybe you don't know.

It's only a suggestion. Thank's for your work

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Hi @bigmike

Is there a way to highligt the trading journals that are participating in the contest? I think not all the members are participating and if you don't come to see wich are participating maybe you don't know.

It's only a suggestion. Thank's for your work

The links are in this thread, that is after all the purpose of the thread.

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Decided to give a journal a try... Looking forward to some great input.. First journal gang, so please practice safe sex.



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Hello All,

I figure this is a great way for me to begin to get involved in the community and to help me become a more disciplined, consistent trader. Here is the link to my journal:


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Three accounts related to this were banned in total.

Mike

Update: 13 accounts were banned in total, related to this user's cheating.

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lol

persistent fella

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lol

persistent fella. s/he will get far in life.

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lol

persistent fella. s/he will get far in life.

I cannot stand liars and cheaters or dishonest people in general. I don't care how "far he gets in life", I wouldn't want anything to do with him. There are more important things in life than money or "winning".

Your comment upsets me, it's as if you are encouraging this behavior and to violate forum policy and the goodwill of this community.

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I am interested to participate in the competition, but looks like only elite members are qualified. Anyway, Wishing all participants Good Journalling!!!

Hi jsk123, all members are qualified. Elite trading journals have a "slight" disadvantage in that regular members can't read their journal. As a regular member everyone can read your journal, so there shouldn't be no reason you can't participate.

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I am interested to participate in the competition, but looks like only elite members are qualified. Anyway, Wishing all participants Good Journalling!!!

No reason to think this especially since it was already answered a couple pages back in this thread.

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Hi jsk123, all members are qualified. Elite trading journals have a "slight" disadvantage in that regular members can't read their journal. As a regular member everyone can read your journal, so there shouldn't be no reason you can't participate.

Honestly, there is basically no disadvantage and I'd never state it as such. If you examine the active users you'll find something like 95% are Elite. I imagine the thanks you receive falls in line with that, especially since non Elite members are also far less thankful for posts percentage wise.

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Honestly, there is basically no disadvantage and I'd never state it as such. If you examine the active users you'll find something like 95% are Elite. I imagine the thanks you receive falls in line with that, especially since non Elite members are also far less thankful for posts percentage wise.

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In real terms perhaps no there isn't a disadvantage as you've stated before. Looking at it from the outside perspective, then one could look at it that way. Either way the idea behind my message to him was to encourage him to participate and not feel that only "elite" member qualify as that's far from the truth.

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since non Elite members are also far less thankful for posts percentage wise.

It is difficult for a non-elite member to be "thankful" for elite journals since we do not have access to these journals. I would say that is a factor in the lack of their votes for Elite journals.

I generally don't vote blindly on something....unless this is simply a popularity contest

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It is difficult for a non-elite member to be "thankful" for elite journals since we do not have access to these journals. I would say that is a factor in the lack of their votes for Elite journals.

I generally don't vote blindly on something....unless this is simply a popularity contest

I wasn't saying that.

I meant in general, for all the posts you have access to as non-Elite members, they don't press "thanks" very often. I see you are the exception.

You've been here a while and you are active. At this point it seems you're making a willful decision to not be Elite which is up to you naturally, although I must admit to not understanding why since you are so active. But most other non-Elite Members are not like you, and those are who I was referring to.

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I am interested to participate in the competition, but looks like only elite members are qualified. Anyway, Wishing all participants Good Journaling!!!

@jsk123

Not true. It is just that a lot of people have decided that it is worth joining the site as it doesn't cost even as much as 3 months of Barron's magazine to join. (Not counting promos as they are a one time thing.

Believe me you will get used to all of us at Big Mike Trading, we all started where you are right now at this very minute. That is unless you are super successful stock and funds trader already. It is worth it just to enter so you get in the habit of journaling, and for that you will be a winner regardless.

Now also the elite members that have their journals on the elite side are actually at a disadvantage for their journals are not visible to non-elite members. (Although I could be totally wrong and there may be a button push somewhere that will change that.)

So actually non-elite members actually have the advantage of both elite and non-elite members looking at their journals.

Enter have fun and don't worry about it and insert the link of your journal into your post to enter.
Like they say to Mikey on that Cheerios commercial "Hey Mikey try this you'll like it." or was that the Pepto Bismol commercial...

If you have any questions about how to get started there are plenty of threads on how to journal. My only suggestion for the contest and the future is to get in the habit of journaling daily, or on every trade if you are so inclined to. About the only journals I have not put a like on are the ones that really are not journaling.

Hope you have a great day and week.
I know I surely would like a redo on today's trades... ARGE

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I wasn't saying that.

I meant in general, for all the posts you have access to as non-Elite members, they don't press "thanks" very often. I see you are the exception.

You've been here a while and you are active. At this point it seems you're making a willful decision to not be Elite which is up to you naturally, although I must admit to not understanding why since you are so active. But most other non-Elite Members are not like you, and those are who I was referring to.

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It is not that I have anything against being one of the Elite members but I doubt that since I am a 100% long term equity trader that there is much available for me to do and read in the elite section. My type of trading is very much in the minority on this site.

I enjoy journalling here and participating in all the non-elite forums on this site. If you could demonstrate how much more I would learn and benefit on the other side of the fence so-to-speak given that you have a pretty good idea of my approach to trading then I will certainly consider it...but I don't day trade, I don't do options commodities or futures and I don't have any intention of doing so. {shrug}

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It is not that I have anything against being one of the Elite members but I doubt that since I am a 100% long term equity trader that there is much available for me to do and read in the elite section. My type of trading is very much in the minority on this site.

I enjoy journalling here and participating in all the non-elite forums on this site. If you could demonstrate how much more I would learn and benefit on the other side of the fence so-to-speak given that you have a pretty good idea of my approach to trading then I will certainly consider it...but I don't day trade, I don't do options commodities or futures and I don't have any intention of doing so. {shrug}

This is my last post as there are plenty of existing "Elite" threads that talk about why/why not. But quite simply, Elite Membership is a way to support the community that you belong to. I would love to see more equity trading and more swing trading on the site. Won't happen until more start posting it. If you like the site, why not support it and be the trend setter?

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This is my last post as there are plenty of existing "Elite" threads that talk about why/why not. But quite simply, Elite Membership is a way to support the community that you belong to. I would love to see more equity trading and more swing trading on the site. Won't happen until more start posting it. If you like the site, why not support it and be the trend setter?

Mike

True and I may move in that direction....however, the traders that I really enjoy talking to are the newbie. Not to say that the elite don't talk to me. I have made a few friends there but I am not going to influence them to my style of TA. But I believe that I can help the newbie in focusing on what they are doing.

I cannot reach those people by posting in the elite section and those in the elite section that are interested in my approach can easily follow me where I am.

With the exception of a few, @ratfink of special note, I feel tolerated at best..

I remember this quote from @tigertrader




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It was early in my participation here...but that quote felt pretty patronizing to me.

So for now...I am happy where I am...no disrespect to you or this forum intended...in reality, of the many I have participated on in the last 8-10 years...this is the best I have found.

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True and I may move in that direction....however, the traders that I really enjoy talking to are the newbie. Not to say that the elite don't talk to me. I have made a few friends there but I am not going to influence them to my style of TA. But I believe that I can help the newbie in focusing on what they are doing.

I cannot reach those people by posting in the elite section and those in the elite section that are interested in my approach can easily follow me where I am.

With the exception of a few, @ratfink of special note, I feel tolerated at best..

I remember this quote from @tigertrader





It was early in my participation here...but that quote felt pretty patronizing to me.

So for now...I am happy where I am...no disrespect to you or this forum intended...in reality, of the many I have participated on in the last 8-10 years...this is the best I have found.

I think you would find many people in the elite section who would be receptive to your point of view and style of TA, as well as your longer-term orientation.

I traded stocks and ETFs for a long time; I've gone into futures because I like it (can't trade it worth a damn yet, but working on it ), but I don't have any belief that stock and swing trading is not a good thing to do, nor that "technical analysis memory lane" ( ) is a description of what you do analytically. Also, putting people down is quite rare on futures.io (formerly BMT), and most people in the elite section are particularly scrupulous in not being impolite or opinionated.

As far as helping newbies, you will find an amazing number of them in the elite section. They are not "elite" as traders, they are simply there to try to find something that will work for them. And, as a rule, they are lost and in need of someone to give them something to grab hold of, besides whiz-bang fancy indicators and the stuff that vendors peddle (no peddling allowed here.)

So I just wanted you to know that the elite section is not so "elite" in an exclusive sense (most of the very active posters are there), nor hostile to your point of view, nor is it a place where you would not find kindred spirits.

Your choice about what you will do, of course.

Bob.

Edit: PS, the type of TA you do works perfectly well on short-term charts and intra-day trading too, and there are people here who are aware of that, as well as people who aren't, but would like it if they saw it. Just another thought....

Edit 2: I do a somewhat modified and personal variation of price action trading, not at all the classic TA, which I think is true of many, but I enjoy it and read the threads that use it; sometimes learn something, too. Different strokes for different folks....

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@Big Mike Thanks again for such a great contest. I truly am enjoying the discussions that I see about journaling and seeing the journals that everyone has posted links to.

It would be really cool if we could Double Like some of the journals that really stand out. ;-)
Well I guess we can do that by commenting inside each entrants journal.


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@Big Mike Thanks again for such a great contest. I truly am enjoying the discussions that I see about journaling and seeing the journals that everyone has posted links to.

It would be really cool if we could Double Like some of the journals that really stand out. ;-)
Well I guess we can do that by commenting inside each entrants journal.


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Hi All,

Great journals all.
Thought you may like an easier way to view them as going through the thread you can sometimes miss someone.
By the way if I apologize in advance if I missed anyone.
The attached file can be unzipped into a folder and should have everyone's link to their journal for the contest. Yes @alejo I put both of your journals in there. ;-) Got a bit tired later on and only put a single link in for the people that like me put two entry points to the same journal.
Hopefully this will helps.

Also if I goofed on any listings private message me and I will update the zip file. Thanks again.

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@Big Mike for such a great place and site that teaches me new things each day.
Wow I didn't know that when you change your signature it changes it for all of your past posts too. Good thing to remember. Also was trying to be stealth and copy plus maybe improve on something I was going to copy from igGod.

@iqgod really great idea to put the perma link to your journaling contest entry in your journal. Thanks and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery I intend to totally copy that; however I'm not using the permalink to your journal entry... lol Thanks

What I was going to share but I was unable to figure it out is a way to put the same message into our signature block. I guess we are blocked from putting a hyperlink in our signature. If someone can figure it out please share.
Here's the best I could come up with.

Looks like I'll have to use individual entries in my actual journal posts like igGod did. Guess I like to automate things a bit and then have something to add for all.

Thanks all. Great journals.
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Wow I didn't know that when you change your signature it changes it for all of your past posts too. Good thing to remember. Also was trying to be stealth and copy plus maybe improve on something I was going to copy from igGod.

@igGod really great idea to put the perma link to your journaling contest entry in your journal. Thanks and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery I intend to totally copy that; however I'm not using the permalink to your journal entry... lol Thanks

What I was going to share but I was unable to figure it out is a way to put the same message into our signature block. I guess we are blocked from putting a hyperlink in our signature. If someone can figure it out please share.
Here's the best I could come up with.

Looks like I'll have to use individual entries in my actual journal posts like igGod did. Guess I like to automate things a bit and then have something to add for all.

Thanks all. Great journals.
Learning a lot this October.

Yes, a signature is global for all posts. But URL's don't work in signatures, this was actually something we did to prevent spam a long time ago. I ended up disabling signatures all together recently for non-Elite members, so now I could go back and enable URL's in signatures for Elite Members probably. I'll look into it.

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Yes, a signature is global for all posts. But URL's don't work in signatures, this was actually something we did to prevent spam a long time ago. I ended up disabling signatures all together recently for non-Elite members, so now I could go back and enable URL's in signatures for Elite Members probably. I'll look into it.

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Probably good to stick to your guns, as an "Elite" member is just as capable of producing SPAM; just not for long. (By the way I wonder if Hawaii is still the largest per capita consumers of the product SPAM.)

Oh what a week. I quit a long time ago today as I vowed I'd get two positive weeks in the books even if it is only SIM trading on my part. It seems to be more money is made on taking small losses than anything else, but that message has yet to sink totally in.

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I made the change to allow URL's, let me know.



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It works
Now to SPAM, I mean write all five of my friends.... LOL

This site, you and the people on it are truly amazing.
Thanks.

Oh for those that want to get fancy the <a href=>"Http:" Highlighted text </a> didn't work; that or I put in the syntax wrong.

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Oh for those that want to get fancy the <a href=>"Http:" Highlighted text </a> didn't work; that or I put in the syntax wrong.

HTML isn't allowed. You can use the URL bbcode


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HTML isn't allowed. You can use the URL bbcode


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If you want a fancy link.

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Worked like a champ thanks.

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please click here to go to this DQ'd journal entry and remove your like

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I was thinking about that too, but for all the people with close to or less

OK, I removed the thanks.

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