FIO Journal Challenge - September 2018 edition w/TopstepTrader - Feedback and Announcements | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


FIO Journal Challenge - September 2018 edition w/TopstepTrader
Updated: Views / Replies:1,542 / 28
Created: by Big Mike Attachments:2

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 100,000 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 – 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 don’t 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
 2  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

FIO Journal Challenge - September 2018 edition w/TopstepTrader

  #1 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Posts: 46,553 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,626 given, 85,050 received

FIO Journal Challenge - September 2018 edition w/TopstepTrader

Hi guys,

Continuing in the tradition of encouraging journals on FIO, I am announcing a new Journal Challenge for September 2018.

The rules are extremely simple:

a) The contest begins September 1 and ends September 30. All decisions made by futures io 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 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 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. The first place prize is a free 150K Combine in TopstepTrader's program, a $375 value. Second place is a free 50K Combine in TopstepTrader's program, a $165 value. Third place is a free 30K Combine in TopstepTrader's program, a $150 value.

f) As we increase the number of these events, we find the need to keep it fair for everyone - so you are only eligible to win a prize in this event if you have not won any other prize within the prior 3 events on futures io. Feel free to participate in the process, but know prize eligibility will be a deciding factor in the final award process.

Thank you to @TopstepTrader for sponsoring this event. You can ask questions about their program here:
https://futures.io/vendors-product-reviews/25776-topsteptraders-michael-patak-president-ask-me-anything-ask-me-anything.html

My goal with these contests is to encourage the journaling process, as I firmly believe the more you participate in the journal process, the better trader you will become.

If anyone has any questions, please let me know.

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
to support our community, become an Elite Member.


Last edited by Big Mike; August 31st, 2018 at 04:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
The following 15 users say Thank You to Big Mike for this post:
 
  #2 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Posts: 46,553 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,626 given, 85,050 received

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


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
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to Big Mike for this post:
 
  #3 (permalink)
Elite Member
Hungary
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Mtype's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,096 since Oct 2012
Thanks: 972 given, 1,158 received

September Journal Challenge


I'm happy to enter the competition, I'd be glad to give TST a run, if I get the chance.

I mostly trade the ES and 6E - futures and EUR/USD forex on MT4, live or evaluated accounts.

I'm working on both my trading and mental skills. I'm becoming fairly consistent at this point but there are still quite a few errors to correct and many opportunities offered by the market to grow.

Here is a screenshot of the last 2 days on the EUR/USD 5 min chart. I use very simple price action based setups with context determined by S/R zones, trend lines and auction process based ideas.

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


This is it! All the best to all fellow competitors

FOLLOW THE JOURNAL HERE

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Δ

Please give a thanks in the journal challenge section to support a humble trading journey.

Last edited by Mtype; September 1st, 2018 at 04:02 AM.
Reply With Quote
The following 9 users say Thank You to Mtype for this post:
 
  #4 (permalink)
Elite Member
Mumbai, India
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ChartNexus
Favorite Futures: Stocks, Commodities, Futures
 
iqgod's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,668 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 3,372 given, 2,768 received

Getting Serious

My journal documents an honest journey which really started 10 years ago, and hopefully you may see a glimpse of yourself in my words:

Serious Preparation for TopStepTrader - Get Serious To Get Funded

https://futures.io/trading-journals/42554-serious-preparation-topsteptrader-exact-steps-get-funded.html

Please press Thanks below if you feel this journal should win!

My September 2018 Challenge Journal Please read and Press Thanks on This Post
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users say Thank You to iqgod for this post:
 
  #5 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Switzerland
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Investor/RT
Broker/Data: IB / DTN
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 4,452 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 4,377 given, 8,861 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Get serious with your own journal now

As a winner of many journal contests here I can only support to have a public fio journal to increase trading skills.
In fact - a good journal or even better a real time journal gives you a wonderful benefit:
It takes away fear to push the button!
Every single trading day.
Many thanks to @Big Mike and the contest sponsors - here @TopstepTrader for their support.

Happy journaling - I will be glad to read thoroughly through and give thanks to those that do their work profoundly.

GFIs1

Reply With Quote
The following 10 users say Thank You to GFIs1 for this post:
 
  #6 (permalink)
Elite Member
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: Optimus Futures, CQG + Sierra Chart Exchange Data Feed
Favorite Futures: ES
 
mgcharl's Avatar
 
Posts: 79 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 117 given, 252 received

Doubling down on journaling

I would like to enter my journal into the competition.

I've already started to benefit from the accountability of public journaling, so I'm doubling down on it and I will endeavour to document my highs, my lows, my triumphs and my failures.

I am a student of Al Brooks and I trade price action on a 5m chart of the ES. I have been just barely profitable over the last few months so I am currently working on reducing my mistakes. All my trades are on a live account with one contract.

Martin's Price Action Journal

Thanks for reading and please use the Thanks button below to vote for me!

Reply With Quote
The following 9 users say Thank You to mgcharl for this post:
 
  #7 (permalink)
4tison
Hatyai /Thailand
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart NT
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 36 since Jul 2018
Thanks: 57 given, 1 received

Pls explain more succinctly as to: How to enter the journal contest?

Excuse me, Big Mike:

Just how do you:

c) The author of a journal can enter his/her futures io 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.

Thank you very much


Big Mike View Post
Hi guys,

Continuing in the tradition of encouraging journals on FIO, I am announcing a new Journal Challenge for September 2018.

The rules are extremely simple:

a) The contest begins September 1 and ends September 30. All decisions made by futures io 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 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 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. The first place prize is a free 150K Combine in TopstepTrader's program, a $375 value. Second place is a free 50K Combine in TopstepTrader's program, a $165 value. Third place is a free 30K Combine in TopstepTrader's program, a $150 value.

f) As we increase the number of these events, we find the need to keep it fair for everyone - so you are only eligible to win a prize in this event if you have not won any other prize within the prior 3 events on futures io. Feel free to participate in the process, but know prize eligibility will be a deciding factor in the final award process.

Thank you to @TopstepTrader for sponsoring this event. You can ask questions about their program here:
https://futures.io/vendors-product-reviews/25776-topsteptraders-michael-patak-president-ask-me-anything-ask-me-anything.html

My goal with these contests is to encourage the journaling process, as I firmly believe the more you participate in the journal process, the better trader you will become.

If anyone has any questions, please let me know.

Mike


Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to 4tison for this post:
 
  #8 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Tallinn, Estonia
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: SC
Broker/Data: Oanda
Favorite Futures: USOil / West Texas Oil
 
lemons's Avatar
 
Posts: 839 since Nov 2010
Thanks: 1,543 given, 2,090 received

My journal for September Challange

https://futures.io/trading-journals/45201-oneup-trader-50k-evaluations-journal-challenge-september-2018-a.html#post690197

Reply With Quote
The following 7 users say Thank You to lemons for this post:
 
  #9 (permalink)
Elite Member
Canton Ohio
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: tradestation, ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: CL, ES, NQ
 
maxtrader888's Avatar
 
Posts: 19 since Sep 2016
Thanks: 7 given, 53 received

Steve's journal

I would like to enter the journal challenge, best of luck to everyone.

https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/45203-steve-s-journal-review.html


"Give vulnerability a shot. Give discomfort its due. Because I think he or she who is willing to be the most uncomfortable is not only the bravest, but rises the fastest." - Tim Ferriss

Reply With Quote
The following 4 users say Thank You to maxtrader888 for this post:
 
  #10 (permalink)
Elite Member
Cincinnati Ohio
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Futures Broker
Favorite Futures: FX, Stocks, Options
 
Silver Dragon's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,685 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 4,246 given, 3,631 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary


My entry for the September Challenge.

Roberts Market Journal

Good Luck to everyone!!

Robert

nosce te ipsum

You make your own opportunities in life.
Reply With Quote
The following 10 users say Thank You to Silver Dragon for this post:

Reply



futures io > > > FIO Journal Challenge - September 2018 edition w/TopstepTrader

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

September Journal Challenge (sponsored by TopstepTrader)

September

Free Elite Membership: Twitter Tuesday and Facebook Friday!

Tue & Fri
 

Trading with Python: Using Machine Learning w/Ran Aroussi [12:30PM ET]

Elite only

TopstepTrader (TBD)

Sep 25

RandBots (TBD)

Sep 27

Anthony Drager (TBD)

Oct 4
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FIO Journal Challenge - July 2018 ($500 in prizes) Big Mike Feedback and Announcements 42 August 3rd, 2018 03:06 AM
FIO Video Journal Challenge - April 2017 (over $2,000 in prizes) Big Mike Feedback and Announcements 23 May 3rd, 2017 06:56 PM
FIO Journal Challenge - February 2017 (over $1,100 in prizes) Big Mike Feedback and Announcements 41 March 2nd, 2017 03:36 PM
FIO Journal Challenge - September 2016 Big Mike Feedback and Announcements 42 October 5th, 2016 10:30 AM
FIO Journal Challenge - April 2016 (over $1,100 in prizes) Big Mike Feedback and Announcements 44 May 3rd, 2016 11:45 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:41 AM. (this page content is cached, log in for real-time version)

Copyright © 2018 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 2018-09-19 in 0.12 seconds with 14 queries on phoenix