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Big Mike Challenge - Win a iPad or tablet...

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Posts: 51 since Mar 2011
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Don't qualify myself since my journal isn't that active, though am trying. Must say it's quite a nice gesture for Mike to put this on and encourage those who are struggling like myself to contribute to a journal for their own and others benefit. Thanks Mike!

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Guys due to my broken hand, I am really behind. Behind with forum, with my moving / remodeling, lots of things. So want to say thanks very much for all the outstanding journals but give me some time to catch up so a winner can be selected. I am not sure how much time I need to do this, but for sure it won't be next week.

Also feel free to use this thread to discuss who should win.

Thank you again for the awesome journals. We will do this again, I am happy to have encouraged this result.

Mike

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i vote for ryanb

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My vote goes to Ducman's journal

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Are we allowed multiple votes??? I've also been following MWinfrey's 5 minute odessy journal... quite a treat!

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My vote would go to AZTrader. Posted every day and was a journal of thoughts, mindset and trades. It has been very easy to follow his trading journey this month Just what I think is required of a good journal. Also a thoroughly nice chap. A couple of other good ones, in my opinion, were as previously mentioned, RyanB and Mwinfrey, also Josh and lipton80205 (although he did miss a few days). Just my thoughts on trying to help you seperate the wheat from the chaff.

PS. Thats just an saying. Am not trying to offend anyone I did not mention.

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My vote goes to Ducman. We've seen his strategy evolve, and much quality discussion be generated by his thread.

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One more time, now that the contest is over, I wanted to say congrats and on a job well done by all participating members!

You've made my job extremely hard --- picking just one winner out of so many excellent journals. If I hadn't just spent almost 9k on emergency surgery on my hand this month, I would have loved to reward you guys with a couple extra iPad's to be given away. You deserve it (and it would have been easier for me to narrow down only 3 winners instead of just 1).

One thing is for sure, we will do this again in the future.

I'll be reviewing everything and will update the thread when I have more info on a winner.

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.
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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.

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MWinfrey gets my vote

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Shodson and Eric J started journals and long time ago and continued to post throughout the contest. Either one gets my vote. They have contributed so much to futures.io (formerly BMT).

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