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FIO Journal Challenge - July 2019 Edition w/NinjaTrader

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My thanks to Mike, NinjaTrader and especially those who clicked the Thanks button for me. Wow, I booked profits today AND won a years subscription to NT. Think maybe I’ll pick up a lottery ticket this evening! :-)

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Thank you, for the 3rd place, thank you, thank you, to all participants of this challange, to all those who voted for me and especially to @BigMike for the organization of the challange and the forum.

For three / four years I am registered in the forum, and only for about two years, I am actively involved with my two journals.

I have to say, participating actively helped a lot to implement my strategies and actions.
Thanks again to everyone.

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Hi Big Mike,

First I would like to thank you for your generosity to me in the past. Although you do not know me personally you gave me Elite Status because I am Viet Nam War vet.

When we got back from that one everyone treated us pretty badly and a lot of companies would not employ us due to our involvement etc.

Anyway, your offer extending Elite Status to us vets was very generous and big deal to me. It was the first time I have ever been honored for my military service. I bring this up to let you know that I am not only thankful for your kindness but have been impressed with the kind of person that you are, your values, and what you hold dear.

Which brings me to the point of why I am contacting you.

I found out this evening that you have banned a friend of mine, Steve Theobald (sstheo), from FIO.
I think Mr. Theobald’s posts and journals etc. add a lot of value for FIO users and will continue to do so for years to come.

My relationship with Mr. Theobald is also closer than others on FIO and in his Ohana trading room as I have a lot of personal knowledge and experience with him in other areas besides trading. Based on this knowledge I can vouch for Mr. Theobald’s integrity and honesty.

I find this puzzling that he would be banned. From what I have witnessed on FIO you have previously always been kind and helpful to all. I hope you will reconsider and reinstate him on FIO so he can at least complete his micro trading journal. Please Big Mike…. Please?

I know him well enough to know that whatever law you lay down he will abide by. He has no ill will toward FIO, even after he was banned; he is just sad. And as an aside I know for sure that you have at least two new subscribers from Ohana trading due to Mr. Theobald’s promotion of FIO. And he promotes TopStep as well as a few other prop firms with advice on passing combines etc.
I have been following his journal on FIO and saw this morning that you and he were having some interaction concerning his Free Ohana Trading chat room, and only then realized that you thought there may be some conflict.

I have been sleuthing around FIO for almost 3 years now and have always seen people linking to all kinds of web sites and vendors. I recently purchased JigSaw software from Peter after finally being convinced that I need to take the leap after watching one of the many videos posted on FIO and FIO users commenting on JigSaw. And there are many others. Ohana trading chat room is Free and will be limited to @35 traders or so.

I am not a person that uses social media but I do refer to FIO when I have questions about trading software and vendors. It has been a great resource for me and as you know, to tens of thousands of others alike.

My most outstanding trading related experiences was right here on FIO over the last several months. I could name many individuals that I have followed including their journals etc. but my number 1 pick during that period has been Mr. Theobald.

In your post to him you seem to be questioning his motives for operating through PMs. It is my understanding is that it is because he wants to vet traders before giving us admission. I was vetted and barely qualified. If I had been rejected I am thankful that it would have been in private.

I am a member of the Ohana trading chat room and active there every trade day. There is no charge and no sponsor of any type. It is a completely free area where a small group of traders (about 25) right now post their trades and trading advice in real-time during various trade sessions throughout the world. I can’t imagine that Ohana trading chat room could even handle 50 traders. It is already so busy with posts that you can hardly trade and keep up. On the other hand you have more than 100,000 subscribers.

Let me expand on the add value that Mr. Theobald brings to FIO.

• He is a prolific writer.
• His honesty and complete openness and frankness about his trading experiences; his loses and heartaches, his trials and prop firm experiences all laid out in great detail has inspired me more than any other single person in the trading realm. I could not find this level of information elsewhere on FIO.
• If you let him continue his journals I cannot see how it will not add value to FIO.
• From everything I have seen from him he just wants to help traders and offers constant help to me almost daily.
• I am sure that he would promise to not say anymore about his chat room if reinstated. I would just like to see him at least finish his treads on FIO.
• He came in 13th out of 1400 people on the CME challenge so he probably has something worthwhile to share. Good association for FIO.
• His journal was winning him a lifetime Ninja Trader License (27 Thank Yous). Did you nix him on that too?

I hope you will work something out with him so he can finish his journal. I know it has already helped me have better trade goals and I’m sure I can’t be the only one following.

Please Big Mike….. Please?

Best regards always,
Mark Bondiett

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Hi Big Mike,

First I would like to thank you for your generosity to me in the past. Although you do not know me personally you gave me Elite Status because I am Viet Nam War vet.

When we got back from that one everyone treated us pretty badly and a lot of companies would not employ us due to our involvement etc.

Anyway, your offer extending Elite Status to us vets was very generous and big deal to me. It was the first time I have ever been honored for my military service. I bring this up to let you know that I am not only thankful for your kindness but have been impressed with the kind of person that you are, your values, and what you hold dear.

Which brings me to the point of why I am contacting you.

I found out this evening that you have banned a friend of mine, Steve Theobald (sstheo), from FIO.
I think Mr. Theobald’s posts and journals etc. add a lot of value for FIO users and will continue to do so for years to come.

My relationship with Mr. Theobald is also closer than others on FIO and in his Ohana trading room as I have a lot of personal knowledge and experience with him in other areas besides trading. Based on this knowledge I can vouch for Mr. Theobald’s integrity and honesty.

I find this puzzling that he would be banned. From what I have witnessed on FIO you have previously always been kind and helpful to all. I hope you will reconsider and reinstate him on FIO so he can at least complete his micro trading journal. Please Big Mike…. Please?

I know him well enough to know that whatever law you lay down he will abide by. He has no ill will toward FIO, even after he was banned; he is just sad. And as an aside I know for sure that you have at least two new subscribers from Ohana trading due to Mr. Theobald’s promotion of FIO. And he promotes TopStep as well as a few other prop firms with advice on passing combines etc.
I have been following his journal on FIO and saw this morning that you and he were having some interaction concerning his Free Ohana Trading chat room, and only then realized that you thought there may be some conflict.

I have been sleuthing around FIO for almost 3 years now and have always seen people linking to all kinds of web sites and vendors. I recently purchased JigSaw software from Peter after finally being convinced that I need to take the leap after watching one of the many videos posted on FIO and FIO users commenting on JigSaw. And there are many others. Ohana trading chat room is Free and will be limited to @35 traders or so.

I am not a person that uses social media but I do refer to FIO when I have questions about trading software and vendors. It has been a great resource for me and as you know, to tens of thousands of others alike.

My most outstanding trading related experiences was right here on FIO over the last several months. I could name many individuals that I have followed including their journals etc. but my number 1 pick during that period has been Mr. Theobald.

In your post to him you seem to be questioning his motives for operating through PMs. It is my understanding is that it is because he wants to vet traders before giving us admission. I was vetted and barely qualified. If I had been rejected I am thankful that it would have been in private.

I am a member of the Ohana trading chat room and active there every trade day. There is no charge and no sponsor of any type. It is a completely free area where a small group of traders (about 25) right now post their trades and trading advice in real-time during various trade sessions throughout the world. I can’t imagine that Ohana trading chat room could even handle 50 traders. It is already so busy with posts that you can hardly trade and keep up. On the other hand you have more than 100,000 subscribers.

Let me expand on the add value that Mr. Theobald brings to FIO.

• He is a prolific writer.
• His honesty and complete openness and frankness about his trading experiences; his loses and heartaches, his trials and prop firm experiences all laid out in great detail has inspired me more than any other single person in the trading realm. I could not find this level of information elsewhere on FIO.
• If you let him continue his journals I cannot see how it will not add value to FIO.
• From everything I have seen from him he just wants to help traders and offers constant help to me almost daily.
• I am sure that he would promise to not say anymore about his chat room if reinstated. I would just like to see him at least finish his treads on FIO.
• He came in 13th out of 1400 people on the CME challenge so he probably has something worthwhile to share. Good association for FIO.
• His journal was winning him a lifetime Ninja Trader License (27 Thank Yous). Did you nix him on that too?

I hope you will work something out with him so he can finish his journal. I know it has already helped me have better trade goals and I’m sure I can’t be the only one following.

Please Big Mike….. Please?

Best regards always,
Mark Bondiett

Sorry, nothing to work out. As has already been discussed, he violated our terms. He also threatened me via email afterwards. I'm done with him. And it certainly doesn't belong here in this thread, it's inappropriate and unrelated.

Thank you for your service.

Mike

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Congrats again to the four winners --- @NinjaTrader has been sent your contact info and will be reaching out in a few days to deliver the prizes.

Thank 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.
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 (see why)

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Congrats again to the four winners --- @NinjaTrader has been sent your contact info and will be reaching out in a few days to deliver the prizes.



Thank you,

Mike



Thanks to Big Mike, NinjaTrader and all of you who liked my journal. I received the LifeTime NinjaTrader License Key today. I have found that these public journals really help my performance by being publicly accountable for the trades I take. I am thankful to Big Mike for hosting and organizing these events and for this Super Great Incredible futures.io forum where I have learned soo much about trading and customizing indicators for NinjaTrader. This forum is one of my most valuable resources in my trading journey.

Thank You All!!!!!

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I also received my license as 3rd prize.

Fantastic.

Now, in addition to the Runtime system on my VPS, I can perform development, testing and discretionary trading independently of the automated systems.
Thanks to all who have voted with. Thanks to BigMike for the organization.

Thanks,
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Congrats again to the four winners --- @NinjaTrader has been sent your contact info and will be reaching out in a few days to deliver the prizes.

Thank you,
Mike

Yesterday I was contacted by the nice folks from NinjaTrader to arrange getting me set up with the 1-Year Lease that I won by tying for third in the July 2019 FIO Journal Challenge. This comes at an opportune time for me as I had decided to stick with my current platform despite higher commissions and iffy customer service until such time as I decided whether I could make a go of trading futures or not. After 8 weeks back on Live trading I have reached that point and so now it's time to make a few constructive changes.

Again, my thanks to Big Mike, NinjaTrader and especially to those folks who clicked the Thanks button on my journal in July.

Happy trading!

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