hi cloudy, would this be more acceptable, you think?
have been busy doing something else than visiting bmt here.
just saw your post, cloudy.
well, would you kinda accept the included attachment more readily than some afterthought afterhour afterdoctored xl spreadsheet?
not to belittle those individuals, nor those trading schools, nor those trading educators, nor those so-called trading gurus, nor their efforts to attract potential customers.... OK?
just thought you might like to see something different than just xl spreadsheet offered by so many trading schools and prop houses....
but if you still do not like the attachment herewith, it is perfectly ok too, alright? L O L it won't hurt my feeling one bit either, K? though your not liking it, might just dent my ego a tiny bit.... L O L
happy and profitable trading, traders.....
<well, well, well.... it could just be a fluke, a kind of one night stand sort of thing....
but i am by no means a better trader than you'al, am more like an opportunistic trader, that's all.... LOL>
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Thanks, I made a mistake in the last email. I didn't recognize those topsteptrader pics before. If they could be shown as TST reports from a live funded account then I would accept that proof.
As for your recent .jpg , it's good, and I would also like to see some more, such as MAE, MFE and profit factor etc.
Forgive me as I am new to this forum, but isn't this the first post in the thread?:
" Here we go:
1. Is trading your primary source of income? (Yes or no)
2. Do you make over $100k/year in trading (Over, under, NA)
3. How long did you trade prior to making trading your primary source of income - or if not primary income yet, . number of years trading? (Approx. # hours on screen)"
I have been reading many pages of this thread, but having alot of trouble finding anyone to actually answer the original question or provide some stats.
Did any simple concise answers come from the original question?
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Have you read the entire thread? Considering the 5% rule to be true, this seems like a pretty arduous task to find those that answered yes to the first two despite the positive results of this forum. If everyone answered honestly that gives you 1 out of 20 posts that might give you a yes. And even so, Most profitable traders won't give you the answer so easily because they believe the proof is in the pudding. You'll have better luck answering your questions in some of the polls https://futures.io/polls/ and as far as finding solid proof good luck getting that anywhere on the internet
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indeed, any one trading profitably and consistently....?
@trying to make it
there were several others related topics which perhaps you'd missed some how.
there was also another person who also wanted to know if there was really someone who has been trading live and profitable with consistency as well?
as far back as i could recall, those questions have had already been tended to, by at least one bmt member living and trading in siam.
and he also supplied his brokerage statements as well, not a xl spread sheet like most others like to do in this biz.
yes, as recent as some two months ago, he was still kicking and screaming around jubilantly.
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You lost me at "scalping system". For me, scalping doesn't work. Maybe for other people it does, and maybe for you it will, but it's the most difficult type of trading there is in my opinion.
And if you're doing it on SIM your results probably severely underestimate the effects of slippage and commission. The best way to find out is to do 20 trades following your rules with real money, and see how they match up with your SIM results. Think of it as your own 20-trade combine. If they are at least close then maybe you are onto something. But if not then you should probably reconsider.
The fact is that you will never know for sure until you do it with real money. If you can't afford to take 20 trades then you are severely under capitalized. Most people that are under capitalized are attracted to scalping because they are risking little while also making little, but the headwinds of commissions and slippage are much more damaging on your P&L than if you traded higher time frames or larger moves.
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i startt the journey fading the range on zn and go for the other side, and then i realized that a lot of moves only reach to 2 ,3,1 tick, then i was starting with the test to try to cacth up that, that was the start of this, it looks good on sim, but i realized that to fills limit i need 1 tick more, then i will try that
thanks for your time
La lucha es de igual a igual contra uno mismo
The fight is fair against oneself
Right on. From watching the ES dom on a daily basis, I can tell you that scalping is a crowded method already, too. Why not innovate, such as engaging those larger moves/timeframes mentioned (even intra-day) - and the pay is much better
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