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Big Mike Challenge 2015 - $750 in prizes

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@iqgod, sorry to hear about your father.

With @iqgod renouncing his prize, the new lineup is as follows:

1st place - @GFIs1, a $250 Amazon gift card
2nd place - @rahulgopi, a $200 Amazon gift card
3rd place - @bobwest, but he removed himself from the contest
3rd place - @6MillionDollarMan, a $150 Amazon gift card
4th place - @iqgod, a $100 Amazon gift card iqgod renounced
4th place - @PeakGrowth, a $100 Amazon gift card
5th place - @Tap In, a $50 Amazon gift card

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@GFIs1 and @Tap In please check your PM's, I am waiting to hear from you.

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.
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Thank You!


Looks like I wriggled in under the radar. Thanks to Big Mike and to those who voted for my journal!

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....Also, the reason I was not able to login and post was because I was by my father's bedside. I could barely find time to trade and scribble in my notebook. I had also had a TopstepTrader combine which was due to be started on 7th July but I requested them to not start it stating my family situation. Let me set this right to keep the faith of those who voted for me. I don't know who they are and why they voted for me but I must not let their democratic decision be deemed unworthy of consideration.

@iqgod I am so sorry and humbled about the sad news of your father...and deeply heartbroken for you especially considering you never even mentioned it while offering sincere condolences to me about my mom. You are an incredibly generous man and a great son. My heart is with you and your family. Prayers.

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All prizes have been awarded, thank you to everyone for participating.

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All prizes have been awarded, thank you to everyone for participating.

Mike


One last question Mike on the contest -
I am not asking for voting details here:
but I am interested in the total voting members that were reading the thread
and giving their opinion about the journals in the contest.
This could help to see how much the futures.io (formerly BMT) journal threads in elite and non elite
are appreciated.

Thanks
GFIs1

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One last question Mike on the contest -
I am not asking for voting details here:
but I am interested in the total voting members that were reading the thread
and giving their opinion about the journals in the contest.
This could help to see how much the futures.io (formerly BMT) journal threads in elite and non elite
are appreciated.

Thanks
GFIs1

The total votes cast was extremely disappointing at 60.

There is negligible difference in participation between Elite and non-Elite threads, because virtually everyone who actively participates is already Elite. As for those who are "lurkers", sure there are a lot more non-Elite's, but that is exactly how it is designed and is largely why the noise ratio is so good on futures.io (formerly BMT). The people without vested interest in the forums are restricted in where they can participate.

There's something like 70k members on futures.io (formerly BMT), and earlier this year we passed 10k Elite Members.

https://futures.io/feedback-announcements/28014-big-mike-trading-transparency-facts-3.html#post501757

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
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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
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This could help to see how much the futures.io (formerly BMT) journal threads [...] are appreciated.

BTW, I don't think you should use this vote to gauge appreciation for journals.

Journals are extremely popular on futures.io (formerly BMT)! If you look on a week-by-week basis at your thread view counter, it might give a general idea of popularity. It's hard to infer appreciation from popularity, the only true measure would be to cumulatively count the 'thanks received' in your thread. But unfortunately, the majority of futures.io (formerly BMT) users have never pressed the 'thanks' button.

Story of my [futures.io (formerly BMT)] life -- try to figure out how to increase participation

I am quite hopeful that futures.io (formerly BMT) v5 will help with this, a large number of site admins report a big jump in participation activity on forums after moving the direction we are going with futures.io (formerly BMT) v5, I hope to see the same.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
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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
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Story of my [futures.io (formerly BMT)] life -- try to figure out how to increase participation

Mike

Thanks Mike for the great response.
And congrats for 10K Elite :-)
Of course the "competition" as well as the "slow month of July" are not really a magnet...
But seeing the page views in "hot" journals - one can see that more folks following the
theread than the competition thread.
This year there was not much advertising within the journals for votings.

As for future increase of participation I do have some ideas - still under development though.
Base is "post counter" and "thanks counter": If a certain level is reached - some benefit
for a member could trigger a new open door...
Only members that are active - posting with attachments can get on a new level.
And that is - as with all experience: only 0,5%

GFIs1

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Hello,

Assuming the challenge is being rolled over to the next cycle the link to my trading journal is :

https://futures.io/trading-journals/38608-positional-trades.html

If the competition is over then ignore.

Thank you.

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