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San Diego, CA
 
Trading Experience: None
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
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Posts: 78 since Jun 2010
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101

I must have been the 101 in your list

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Springfield
 
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader, TOS
Favorite Futures: eMicros
 
Posts: 126 since Sep 2009
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Yeah, I actually heard Mike mention that he was going to start a forum before he had even done so.

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Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
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Posts: 106 since Sep 2009
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That would make me 102 @wilson619

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Victoria, Australia
 
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT, MT4
Broker/Data: NT
Favorite Futures: Dax
 
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Posts: 369 since Jul 2010
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Haha 10 years later...
I second the idea of a 'where are they now' thread - even one from 5 years later.
May be quite revealing.
I have not been able to find the kind of consistency I had looked for and burnt out ( for various reasons) several years back and let it all go for a while.
I then focused on endeavours that offered a better probability of producing income and concurrent life balance - ie my conventional career.
Now I am looking at semi retirement in about 2 years so with that in mind I am looking at leveraging what I have learned about trading and the markets.
My plan is to trade the higher timeframes (up to weekly where I seem to do my best work) with the majority of my trading funds and the lower timeframes (ie day trading) with a much smaller percentage...unless I can find some consistency there.
I think I have ironed out the well known cognitive biases and the psychological stuff that can ruin trading results and careers. But it sure took some doing. Like I read somewhere in here recently....I am proud I have never blown an account. My risk aversion and management strategies protected me from that. I have had good periods of profitability along the way but nothing too exciting. But has my risk aversion prevented my success in some way?
Next chapter I will be more appropriately funded and know a hell of a lot more than any previous chapter.
Doesnt mean I will kill it though.

I get depressed by how easily people are satisfied, with so little argument.

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