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Mumbai, India
Posts: 1 since Oct 2021
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I too can resonate with the story Mike has posted as a beginner and I am quite hopeful to get help from the discussions and activities conducted in this forum. Thanks for accepting me as member. Wish everyone the best!

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CDMX Mexico
Posts: 2 since May 2022
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Hi Big Mike

Thanks for settin all this up (13yrs ago, congratulations! )

I'm a student of the market since 2010. Traded blind on the side for 6yrs, then with TA, Swing trading strategies starting mid 2016. Found TheStrat in 2020. Tried trading TheStrat most of 2021 without consistent success. To be fair I really did not manage my risk well, lets just say that. Fizzled my account to unacceptable levels last fall... finished burning the pan in February this year.

Now am a happy student of Jim Dalton. I use Thinkorswim. Have not been able to setup Monkey Bars to satisfaction as of yet. Will be transitioning soon to windotrader or sierrachart or ... for market profile.

Trying to keep an open mind all around.

Here now to check out some of the shared thinkorswim scripts.

Hopefully I can share somethings of value with others in exchange.


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Perri The Trader
Miami. Florida
Posts: 1 since May 2022
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My name is Perri and I trade futures and future options but till recently this wasn't my day job.
Luckily I never blew up my account as I only take calculated risks and i.e trade with risk defined strategies; However I cant say that I'm happy with my performance either so trying to improve on that especially now that I'm fully retired.
Nice to meet y'all and happy trading

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Philadelphia, PA
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Tradovate,NinjaTrader
Trading: Futures
Posts: 1 since May 2022
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Hello, I am David. I only wish I would have discovered day trading futures when I was much younger. I am a construction contractor by day, and while I enjoy it to some degree, it cannot compare to the way I feel about trading. Nothing will stop me from becoming profitable and I am here to learn.

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Los Angeles + USA
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Hi everyone, I'm here ready to learn. A lot of good content and information so thanks to everyone that contributes.

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Amarillo, TX
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Hi - I'm new to futures and just starting my learning journey - look forward to learning here.

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Hamburg Germany
Posts: 1 since May 2022
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hey together.

im german based futures and cfd trader which mostly operates in NQ.

i had severeal questions and google linked me here.

glad to have this forum.

hope to better my skills here and help others when needed.

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Denver Colorado
Posts: 1 since May 2022
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Hello everyone, Adeian here,

It looks like Big Mike started this site the same year I scared myself out of trading for the next 10 years or so.

Back then i wanted to be a day trader but the gov had just put the PDT rule in effect and I didn't have quite that much to start with. Also it seemed like Futures would be WAY more interesting to trade. I am a programmer / engineer for a living so I gravitated to a platform that would let me write code in a language I already knew or at least mostly so.

I ended up writing a script that would use a 3-wave strategy to trade ES (Way before the micros) on fed days. It would watch the first 3 waves to determine the direction the market was going to move then it would start buying contracts long or short depending on the market. Back then right after the fed would finish the market would go crazy. I spent a couple months back testing as best I could but my problem, that I didn't realize at the time was I was only thinking about how much money I was going to make. I was figuring that every three months I was going to have a BIG payday. Anyone see the problem yet?

So, Wednesday fed day rolls around and I'm ready to go. I'm listening to the fed speak and watching the charts and keeping my finger on the go button. Greenspan (I think) finishes and the market takes off. I push the button and the script starts running. 3rd wave shows it's more bad news and the market is moving down. Greed has me thinking that I should change the script to watch for only 2 waves who cares what all of those guys who know what they are doing say.

About 15 seconds in my account is up $150,000.00. The market started pulling back a bit, as it does when it hit me. If the market kept moving against me and I lost the connection to my broker I was going to lose more than everything I had. I had so many contracts short the margin call would have been in the millions. I felt my heart stop. LOL

I went flat and closed everything. Even my stocks. Sold it all, liquidated my account and didn't trade again until someone talked me into opening a webull account in 2019 LOL. Well that didn't last long. Now I've got 2 real accounts and good trading platforms. I can still program anything I want but most of all I know what I'm doing now and have much better self-control.

Anyway, sorry so long, glad I found this place and hope to talk with you all and learn from you as well.


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