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I'm with you Mike - like member eboarder, I am generally quiet but always checking in. This site and your work to keep it above board, honest and truly helpful to those of us that are serious about trading, has been invaluable to me along my journey - I am here to stay and support your improvements - good luck!!

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Some quick statistics on asset type popularity in the community:

Forex and Currency Trading category: 6,941 posts (1.4%)
Stocks and ETFs category: 3,860 posts (0.7%)

I've conducted polls over the years asking users to identify their primary trading tool (futures, stocks, forex). In the most recent poll, after 1,000 respondents, the breakdown is as follows:

Futures - 70%
Stocks - 17%
Forex - 13%

However, in the first 24 hours the results were different (skew towards the active users):

Futures - 85%
Stocks - 9%
Forex - 6%

To the Stocks and Forex users within the community: we are not abandoning discussions about stocks or forex. We are simply focusing on what is already popular within the community: futures. Since very few of you discuss stocks or forex, I am sure you find value in the general concepts that the futures traders are discussing on the site, and apply that in your own stock and forex trading.

Mike

I wanted to requote this.

I know it is impossible to please everyone, and that in general people are very resistant to change. Making this decision was extremely hard, but I feel confident in time it will be proven the correct choice.

Mike

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Thank you to everyone who has posted so far!

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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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4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
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Is anyone having an issue with Tapatalk where you can't read private messages?

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+1 all's well!


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Feedback on the name and the direction?

Mike

Received your Email this morning (normal Inbox location, not flagged as spam) - had to re-login which worked fine as well as the rest of the site, so either I came "late to the game" and you've addressed all the issues or things "just worked" (which in IT, rarely happens but I'm happy to see things as they were ).

Congrats and kudos on the migration - "make sense".

Best,
-Guy

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Is anyone having an issue with Tapatalk where you can't read private messages?

Sent from my phone

Neither the old BMT login is working nor the "Log In" button on the new futures.io Tapatalk "Sign Up or Log In" page (bottom part of page is dimmed; neither button is "enabled").

-Guy

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Futures.IO:

Wow new name and new web address. Hmmmm Wonder if this had anything to do with the recent poll with what do you trade primarily. I am sure that in time I will get used to the NEW NAME, however in some ways I wonder about Futures.IO. To me Futures.IO sounds a bit too much like every other trading website out there. With Big Mikes Trading Forum that name meant something to me.

That said Shakespeare said it best in Romeo and Juliet:
Origin

From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1600:


JULIET:
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.

Copied from : A rose by any other name would smell as sweet - meaning and origin.

Big Mike I wish you the best with the new name change. You are much smarter than I about these things and since it was a seamless transition, Bravo. I will have to give it a try with EDGE and see if I can reproduce the problem that has been reported in the new Futures.IO thread. I have a feeling we will find that the persons problem with Futures.IO will be Windows 10 specific as Windows 10 does not play nice with some of the video cards out there.

Okay enough of my rant. Will have to come back later and put in my trading journal from Friday. Another NTD for me on Friday. Sinus headache really does put a damper on desire to trade that is for certain.

Congrats on the name change.

Take a look at the first few posts in this thread, it described the process. I've wanted to change the name for years. I've also known for a long time (years) the forum is mostly futures. I went through dozens of names (more?) over the years, but it was only a recent epiphany where I decided to focus the site to futures and that lead to its new name.

The poll about futures vs stocks vs forex was really to educate people on the site prior to the name change. I had already known the results of the poll from previous polls conducted in the past, and my goal was to "remind" everyone right in front of the name change. I had decided the name change prior to the poll.

Mike

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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.
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For tapatalk users, the easiest way to update the app is to browse to https://futures.io in your browser on your device, then click the 'Open in app' button at the top of the page on the Tapatalk banner.

Alternatively, click this on your device:

tapatalk://futures.io?location=index

Mike


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Neither the old BMT login is working nor the "Log In" button on the new futures.io Tapatalk "Sign Up or Log In" page (bottom part of page is dimmed; neither button is "enabled").

-Guy

See above -- you will have to use our new URL for Tapatalk to work. It works fine for posts.

But I'm looking for someone else to confirm if they can read private messages or not. I'm getting an error on private messages via Tapatalk.

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.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

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So I am a bit biased, which is why I need your input on this --- now that our name reflects professionalism and reflects your trading career and/or favorite hobby, would you guys like to see some branded items such as hats, polos, coffee mugs and the like with our name on it?

Would you wear or use such things, or would they just go in a closet or on a shelf?

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.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
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