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What can change the nature of a man

Hello readers, I would like to start with a fact that I am not successful trader and you should continue reading only if you do not care about that and want to read story from eastern Europe country.

I wonder how and why I started with trading, I was quite a different man back then, because markets change you a lot IMHO. My father died when I was about to finish high school and I felt lost. Eventually I went to university, but after a couple of years I left and tried a variety of jobs. I refused to become real programmer at that time, seeing it as too much effort. I rather went with journalism and e-commerce - at that time I felt talking about something is the same as doing it. At first it went well, I was young and I slowly started to like life again, but with year 2008 it changed.
My projects didn't went too well, I was doing everything myself. There was no market for it in my region and I was not a very good salesman. Companies went bankrupt a lot, owners drank themselves to death before paying me and I made so little money at average. I ended in a situation when I had no money at all, I made barely 350 euro each month at average. I spent my days being depressed and paralyzed. My girlfriend shared my struggle, working after school in low paying jobs. Eventually she told me that she loves me, but will break up with me if something doesn't change.
And then she pointed out that I am in dead end and that I should find new job and give it a chance. That made me think and eventually i accepted my defeat. I let my face to be lost and before all my fiends I admitted that I am a failure. It was painful and shameful, but I needed that.
Good thing (at least in my view) is that I never went into any kind of debt. When i had no money for food I didn't eat and that was that. So I didn't carry any debt baggage to my new life. I found a job and eventually I regained my discipline and tenacity, I became useful part of company, but it led nowhere, no career, no useful skills after that, not even average wage. But for my girlfriend it was good enough and became my wife.
So it is at that time when I decided to explore the markets, probably as a solution to my money problems and to acquire some useful skills. I saved some money and went for it, only to find that I am clueless and that I need help. When you are learning say language you have books how to do it and you need to do it in a way other are doing it as much as possible. So I thought it will be the same with trading, oh boy how I was wrong. Information I found in my language were truly terrible, deceiving, most of those was just plain scam. Finally I found Futures.io and I never left.
Single most important thing I learned is that you really need to put effort in. You need to accept that challenge. No shortcuts, no magic, just raw work and self improvement. Meditation, knowing yourself, trusting yourself, loving yourself and others.
It didn't help me that much in the markets yet, because there is still soo much work to be done - but when I followed this pattern in my work and personal life everything improved so much. I changed my job and I love it, I focusing on useful IT certifications (programming is so much easier when you work in a team), I have decent salary, children, wife... I evolved into state I am quite happy with. As for markets, currently I have some personal indicators and strategies programmed and backtested and I will run them on new ES Mini Micro.

"Life is willingness to die."


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When I was younger, as a pokerplayer, I was an active member of a similar site for poker ( 2+2) . This had a very significant impact on my growth as a player, so it made lots of sense to me that something similar was out there somewhere for Trading. With a little bit of effort I came accross futures.io and lurked for a week or two before deciding to become an elite member and commit to it.

So far, its been really rewarding. Ive created a journal here, aswell as gaining access to the collective experience of others in my position. really priceless. I also love the indicators section ,it's helped me get examples of indicators that I can open and learn ninjascript from, which is excellent.

I look forward to many years in futures.io to come!

The futures.io community is excellent, and I love the interactions on the forums. While moderation of voice channels can be difficult at times, I truly believe that it would be an improvement to have the option of voice comms with other members, through something like teamspeak, discord, or similar.

I hope this gets considered!

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I'm going to give away an Elite Membership to the first non-Elite Member who:

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2) Replies to this thread and tells us their trading story/journey (as others have started to share)
3) Asks me to give them the free membership upgrade

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An endless array of "Thanks!"

Big Mike.... I don't know how many years it has been since I joined... it may be 8 or 9 years? This community has been so much help for me. I probably would not have started building indicators if it were not for what I saw on this site. Moreover, when I share some of the indies that I find interesting, I get so many ideas back from the other users that have downloaded and used the indies. To Big Mike... Thank you so much and I am looking forward to the next 10years!!!

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Hi guys,

It is my absolute pleasure to announce that this June our community is celebrating an amazing 10-years!



I am extremely proud of what our community (of over 100k traders) has accomplished over the years -- we are always eager to help one another with a positive attitude (and none of the rudeness). It is something we have all worked hard together to accomplish, and every member of the community should be proud.

What makes our community so special is the personal stake that our Elite Members have. It's just one of their many investments within their trading portfolio

In addition, our community has industry leading vendors that make some outstanding sponsors, and they have made their generosity and commitment to fellow traders known once again with their contributions to our special 10-year anniversary event.

In the coming days, we will be announcing an impressive list of over $18,000 of prizes to be awarded to community members. We will also be announcing an impressive list of special events and even more special webinars (in a new and exciting format). Stay tuned for that!

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This year, the prizes will be awarded based on participation in this very thread. See my next post for more information on how to participate and be eligible to win over $18,000 in prizes!



Mike


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Thank you Mike for the vision and work to found this wonderful community and thanks to everyone for keeping it that way.

Here's to another 10 years !!

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I'm going to give away an Elite Membership to the first non-Elite Member who:



1) Has a trading journal thread on the site

2) Replies to this thread and tells us their trading story/journey (as others have started to share)

3) Asks me to give them the free membership upgrade



Mike



Well, I would really love and appreciate an upgrade to elite.
I started trading two years ago. I had no financial or economical experience at all. I just bought stocks and Etfs in the beginning with the intention to hold. Then I Started to search for more information on trading, and soon after I was completely overwhelmed by the tsunami of websites, brokers, news, charts, indicators, books, methods and YouTube gurus that I encountered. It’s so hard to trust anyone or any info/tip/news in this business. I am still researching, but my passion for trading really broke out after finding futures.io. Even more info and sometimes contradictory too but at least people were nice and actually reacted to my questions. In would have never started a journal without this site. And without that journal I wouldn’t have gotten the confidence that I have now. I am going live with futures soon. Thank you for this opportunity.

Reettrader

Update: link to the journal: https://futures.io/trading-journals/46479-reet-s-2-trades-day-keeps-drawdown-away-journal-es-s-p-500-futures-contract.html

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FIO 10-year Anniversary: Over $18,000 in prizes, awesome webinars, and events!

From BMT to FIO, these forums have been instrumental to my recovery of two blown accounts. There were many looking up at the sky “God am I really this stupid?” moments! The journals and the Spoo thread is invaluable. Once I realized that I had to think in probabilities and that anything can happen it allowed me to sit in the trade in a state of calm and not micromanage myself into death by 1000 cuts. FIO is the best investment I’ve ever made.

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Hey...

This made me tear up.

@BigMike any time you feel low, read that post.

Makes me think that I should write a post to this thread...and makes me think that I can and should do more to help the helpable here in the forum.

@Mlok ,that is inspiring. Thank you for sharing and being vulnerable. It's exactly what I want to read. thanks man.

Dan


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Hello readers, I would like to start with a fact that I am not successful trader and you should continue reading only if you do not care about that and want to read story from eastern Europe country.

I wonder how and why I started with trading, I was quite a different man back then, because markets change you a lot IMHO. My father died when I was about to finish high school and I felt lost. Eventually I went to university, but after a couple of years I left and tried a variety of jobs. I refused to become real programmer at that time, seeing it as too much effort. I rather went with journalism and e-commerce - at that time I felt talking about something is the same as doing it. At first it went well, I was young and I slowly started to like life again, but with year 2008 it changed.
My projects didn't went too well, I was doing everything myself. There was no market for it in my region and I was not a very good salesman. Companies went bankrupt a lot, owners drank themselves to death before paying me and I made so little money at average. I ended in a situation when I had no money at all, I made barely 350 euro each month at average. I spent my days being depressed and paralyzed. My girlfriend shared my struggle, working after school in low paying jobs. Eventually she told me that she loves me, but will break up with me if something doesn't change.
And then she pointed out that I am in dead end and that I should find new job and give it a chance. That made me think and eventually i accepted my defeat. I let my face to be lost and before all my fiends I admitted that I am a failure. It was painful and shameful, but I needed that.
Good thing (at least in my view) is that I never went into any kind of debt. When i had no money for food I didn't eat and that was that. So I didn't carry any debt baggage to my new life. I found a job and eventually I regained my discipline and tenacity, I became useful part of company, but it led nowhere, no career, no useful skills after that, not even average wage. But for my girlfriend it was good enough and became my wife.
So it is at that time when I decided to explore the markets, probably as a solution to my money problems and to acquire some useful skills. I saved some money and went for it, only to find that I am clueless and that I need help. When you are learning say language you have books how to do it and you need to do it in a way other are doing it as much as possible. So I thought it will be the same with trading, oh boy how I was wrong. Information I found in my language were truly terrible, deceiving, most of those was just plain scam. Finally I found Futures.io and I never left.
Single most important thing I learned is that you really need to put effort in. You need to accept that challenge. No shortcuts, no magic, just raw work and self improvement. Meditation, knowing yourself, trusting yourself, loving yourself and others.
It didn't help me that much in the markets yet, because there is still soo much work to be done - but when I followed this pattern in my work and personal life everything improved so much. I changed my job and I love it, I focusing on useful IT certifications (programming is so much easier when you work in a team), I have decent salary, children, wife... I evolved into state I am quite happy with. As for markets, currently I have some personal indicators and strategies programmed and backtested and I will run them on new ES Mini Micro.


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6 hello my name is Erica I just joined and I am very interested in learning more about trading. I have been playing around a little bit with acorns and M1 Finance. If anybody has a suggestion about which company to use for free trades and learning I would be grateful

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I'd like to share my story and how the forum influenced it.

At the same time I entered college, betting platforms were starting to become a popular thing. I don’t like betting, but it called my attention seeing people design systems to predict the result of a sport event. I decided to give it a chance just for fun (this was 2008).

For the next 3 years, it became my main income source and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time. The financial crisis hit my family especially hard and besides supporting myself I had to help them. But then the government got in the way. They approved a law banning international betting exchanges, essentially lowering quotes and making my system (and every other) unprofitable. I had 1 year and a half left for my degree in Chemistry and I had to decide whether to continue with that or emigrate to the UK and bet full time. I thought the best decision was to continue my degree, a decision I regretted later.

The European double dip hit Spain really hard, with unemployment at 25% in 2013, the same year I graduated. I couldn’t find any jobs and I soon depleted my betting savings and started to build up debt. I started to look for other types of jobs and it was around that time that I joined the forum. There were a lot of similarities between betting and trading, and I thought I could be successful at this. After reading much, I made a trading system (discretionary) and decided to go live with the money I had left. I soon found that trading challenged my mind much more than betting did and I blew that account due to not being able to accept a loss. Since it wasn’t my system what failed, I borrowed money and decided to test again.

I was on the path to blow it again when I read a post by Big Mike (I don’t remember which one specifically) about novice traders not being able to accept the pain of losses. It made me accept that I was not prepared to trade and that I needed to focus on finding a “real” job. It saved me from digging myself into a hole I would not have being able to get out. I decided to give me a break from trading and the forum. I had a couple of rough years but finally the economic situation improved and I was able to find a job related to my degree. I paid all debts and my family can finally sustain themselves. I’m on the middle of a PhD now.

However, I never abandoned the idea of trading. But this time I would do it right and only when I’m really prepared. I’ve being studying in my spare time and currently I’m reading the Spoo-nalysis thread from the beginning. When the time comes, I’ll start doing combines, which I think are a game changer.

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