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spur
Netherlands
 
 
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Glad to join Mike.
Appreciate all your work.
I'm just another old guy selftaught on trading futures and handling computers.
Hope I can contribute (after I learn how to trade succesfully)have had plenty of years going nowhere) Happy trading all

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Patrick C
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Hi everyone,

watch out the EUR/USD will peak for the short term on Next Monday.

PC

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 Locust 
Germany
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Quanthouse, Multicharts
Broker: IB / IQ / EBS-ETS
Trading: FDAX, FGBL, FGBM, CL, ES
 
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Hi everyone,

watch out the EUR/USD will peak for the short term on Next Monday.

PC

Hello Patrick,

welcome on board. Why do you think so??

Locust


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 Abde 
Germany
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: FlatTrader
Broker: GFT and Interactive Brokers
Trading: ES, DAX
 
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Hi Mike and fellow traders,


before I introduce my self, big thanks for your forum Mike!


My name is Abde and Iam based in Germany and an relative new trader. I trade cfds at the DAX-Future for about 9 months now and made good profits at the beginning, and thereafter lost 90% of my account. I used a 3 MA crossover system with MACD as indicator. Meanwhile I recovered 50% of the losses and decided to put trading by side until I REALLY understand what moves the markets.
I think volume and momentum is here the key. Iam now on the path to develop a scalping strategy and therefore I have subscribed to this forum because someone mentioned in an other forum that Big Mikes is a great place to learn whats necessary.


Best of luck and good trading to everyone


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 sabot7726 
Seattle
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Thinkorswim Infinityfutures
 
Posts: 2 since Sep 2010
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Hello all!

I'm a 911 dispatcher near Seattle and love my job. In the past my schedule has allowed me to dabble in the market but this year I get off work just in time for the market open and will have tues, weds, thursdays off so I'm hoping to be able to get serious and treat trading as more than a hobby.

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 BDawg 
Seattle, WA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation, C#
Broker: Tradestation,TD,Tradier
Trading: Options, ETFs, VIX, Indices
 
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Hi-

I have been (and still am) a professional programmer for the last 22 yrs. (Yikes, has it been that long.....)
I was an Army officer before that, so I know I am very capable of keeping discipline.

I have dabbled in the stock and options markets over that time, not really making a whole lot but Ive also learned just enough to not blow it all, too. I admit that I did blow out a small futures account back in the mid 90's.

It's now time to turn it up several notches, truly get serious about this, and learn both from my mistakes and also from others. I have now opened a couple Tradestation accounts (futures and forex) and have been working through some of my own strategies as well as some others.

I'm still not trading them live because they aren't quite where I want them to be resilience wise (I'm not looking for a grail, just for better adaptation to changing condidions.) I have been able to get parts working, but more work is needed.

I admit, most of what I am trying is rooted in book learning. Van K Tharp, Michael Covell, and several others. The most important things I think are these:

1) Risk management: Every trade must have pre-planned exit rules that must not be violated.
2) Position sizing: Every trade must be sized commeasurate to the pre-planned risk. Turtle-like volatility based sizing algorithms are what I'm investigating at this time.
3) Game theory: sum of the expected outcomes (probability of win * avg win) - (probability of loss * avg loss) must be net positive including commissions and slippage. Knowing that the odds are in your favor comes from confidence in the system and the rules.
4) Trending conditions, Overtrending trending conditions, and non-trending conditions should be considered in any system I intend to trade. No system works in all markets. An overall system will combine various techniques to adapt to the current market conditions.
5) Let the system do its work. Success needs to be measured by whether the system rules were obeyed. A profitable trade achieved by ignoring the rules is a failed trade. Every system faces trades where you get stopped out by a few ticks, only to have the market turn and go back the other way. There will be other trades. Stopping out was the correct action, and that makes those unprofitable trades successful. Over time, the profits will mount.

I'm looking forward to learning and sharing with you all here. I've been programming in C# for a living for over 9 years, so even though I'm not using NT, I might still be of some help to you on that front.

Thanks!
BDawg

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deepakmadan
Delhi,india
 
 
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Hi Mike and fellow traders,


before I introduce my self, big thanks for your forum Mike!
My name is deepak and Iam based in India and an relative new trader.
I am new to this site. It looks great. I am an day trader and I am looking for day trading setups.
Currently I Am Using Metastock 4 trading sofyware.

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Cdninvestor
Mississauga
 
 
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Hi,

I find this site to be very informative. It is obvious Mike has done a great job. Keep up the good work Mike.

I am new to futures and am trying out in Demo Mode.

I am looking for some help in selecting,

Fast reliable charting software
Honest Broker - Minimum spreads

From the threads I understand X-Trader is good. Appreciate comments on robust Broker -Charting tool combination for ES. I am currently evaluating OEC.

Cheers.
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 Andrewt 
Perth Western Australia
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker: Mirus
Trading: ES
 
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Hello Mike and fellow Traders,
I am probably a typical trader in that I have given the market loads of my hard earned money over the past 10 or so years. I have looked at and tested many systems etc with mixed results, and ended up poorer as a result. And like you Mike I now trade fairley Naked, using basic money management, swings and supp/ resist and my trading is finally profitable. Its been and still is quite a journey. Thanks for the Blog I will try to contribute good stuff only.
Andrew

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dev007
Sydney
 
 
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Hi , i am a new user in this site...Lost a lot of Time and money trading forex. i really hope to learn a trick or two from BigMike.

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dev007
Sydney
 
 
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what is your best day trading strategy please...?

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 eDanny 
East Rochester, NY
 
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Hi, my name is Dan and I'm an alcoholic. Oops, am I in the wrong place?

Hi, my name is Dan and I'm a trade-aholic.

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 MultiCharts 
Columbus, Ohio, US
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MultiCharts
Broker: Multiple/Multiple
Trading: ES, EUR/USD
 
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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum, and I am still getting used to all of the rules. If I break one, please correct me, but I will try to be as careful as I can. I am here on futures.io (formerly BMT) to help answer any questions you may have about MultiCharts. If you have questions, please send me a private message.

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pipseeker
Ellicottville, New York, US
 
 
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Hi all,
I've blown up a couple of accounts in forex but still interested in it. Stumbled upon a futures trading system that I am currently using with success. Came here to learn more about futures so I don't have to just blindly follow someone elses signals. Looking forward to learning alot and hopefully helping out if I can.

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Putnik
Russia
 
 
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Hello
My name is Sergey. I from Russia. Now I trade on FOREX. Here has come to expand the knowledge of a share market.

PS Messages I translate from the electronic translator, therefore I am sorry for errors

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 paraje 
Valencia, Spain
 
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Trading: 6E
 
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Hi All

I am of the same ilk as a lot of people. Blown up accounts. Picked myself up and brushed myself down. Mind you, the bruising from my wife took a long time to disappear

I left trading for a while as I didn't want to go back to Forex on MT4. I'm back on NinjaTrader now but interested in strategies for automated trading. I can't program but want to learn. I would like to obtain some automated strategies and play around with them to learn code.

I did a little 'C' a LONG time ago and can't remember much, but willing to have another look. I want to treat it as my hobby.

Paraje

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 diane244 
wilmette
 
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Platform: ninja, tradestation, IB, Waverules, Wave59, CQG, X_TRADER,marketdelta
Broker: zen-, x_trader, CQG, IB, tradestation, wave59, waverules, ninja
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Hi,
I have been trading for about 25 years and have bought just about everything out there. I am a member of the CME and CBOT and trade fututres, options and some FX. I started my career as a scientist at Bell Labs. I am working on automated trading with various platforms. Hopefully I am not to old to learn some new tricks.
Thanks,
Russell

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 Zoethecus 
United States of America
 
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I have been trading for about 25 years and have bought just about everything out there. I am a member of the CME and CBOT and trade fututres, options and some FX. I started my career as a scientist at Bell Labs. I am working on automated trading with various platforms. Hopefully I am not to old to learn some new tricks.
Thanks,
Russell

Welcome. Those of us who prefer ATS over discretion are a minority here and look forward to chatting with new comrades.

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 JamesF 
Saint Louis, MO., USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja
Trading: currency futures
 
Posts: 2 since Oct 2010
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Hello Mike

Thanks for putting this together. I became interested in this site looking for info on the Gomi Ladder. I'm looking forward to checking this whole site out now too.

Jim

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hammerMF44
Atlanta, GA
 
 
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I like Big Mike have lost enough money early in my trading career to make most men weep. I lost a ton of my net worth making trades on the index futures. Learned I was not a very good seat-of my-pants gambler and terrible at making quick decisions. My strength is that I'm very analytical and being a very methodical, very mechanical and very boring trader. I learned there are a lot of trading strategies out there, none are the holy grail, but most will work over the long run when used in conjunction with sound money management practices. For me, it is just "laying a few bricks" every day. And after realizing this and developing the self-discipline, I finally righted the ship. Currently, I'm in the process of transitioning to the MultiCharts platform and look forward to using its capabilities to robotically implement my algorithms and taking the human element entirely out of my trading. Look forward to participating in the forum.

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 Tradegrammer 
Montreal
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
 
Posts: 2 since Oct 2010
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Hello everyone!

I'm very curious about day trading, I have been playing with NinjaTrader for one year in part time, have made a little program for auto trade, back test shows 20% performance, I never go live with it. I'm here to see if it's possible to have a system that can do 100% yearly, at the same time I want to know what the pro do to be successful, I'm very glade I found this forum as I felt very isolated doing the programing on my own.

Thanks Mike!

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SmilingSidney
Monmouth Beach, NJ, USA
 
 
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Just want to take a minute to introduce myself. I'm Sidney and have traded stocks, ETFs and Forex but not as successfully as I would like. I'm studying Futures trading now and hoping to improve my skills and make a good living. Looking forward to meeting and learning from all of you, and of course giving back in any way that I can.

Cheers, Sid

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Welcome Mate, and Good Luck!

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deepakmadan
Delhi,india
 
 
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Glad to be a member of this community.It will be nice to share ideas with other traders and work together to reach our goals.

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 cjab 
Utrecht, the Netherlands
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT
Trading: dax
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2010
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Hi Mike and everone else,
I'm interesting in trading the dax future, hopefully there are some capable traders on this forum.
Mike, thanks for this fantastic initiativ.

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Hey everybody im slow to learn im a part time day trader, my real job is a residential builder. Im working very hard to be able to trade full time but have just become consistantly profitable in the last 6 mo. I am a scalper and trade crude oil and the russel using a12 range bar chart, price action, supply and demand and volume.

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 OTP4 
Colorado
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja and TOS
Broker: Mirus and Zenfire
Trading: CL and 6E
 
Posts: 6 since Aug 2009
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Hi all,
I want to thank Mike for creating this community and providing an environment to share ideas, observations and get to know other traders. I have been trading for over 10 years. Initally, mostly stocks and ETFs and had this silly idea that trading futures would be a great way to make money and not have to select and manage individual stocks. I went to (and paid big $$$$$) to lots of people that assured those of us that paid up that their methodology was the way.............. Then I tried to apply their methods and lost large piles of money. I kept thinking that I had not found the right person to show me the way. I repeated this cycle a few more times until the pain became almost unbearable, so I stepped back and took some of the basic things I learned, became honest with myself about my demons and realized that money management and minimizing large losses was the key for me. I use very few indicators, but have developed a couple that are quite helpful for me. I have also been much more focused on price action and utilizing time and sales and the dom to assist in entries. I have begun to be profitable, and look forward to sharing my thoughts and questions with this group. I commend the desire to share and help other traders. I primarily trade CL and the 6E and use Ninja and Thinkorswim.

My degree is in Math and engineering, so I tend to think about what I am seeing in the market and look for patterns. I have not been writing much code, but plan to make it a priority as time permits. I like to test my ideas, and that has been the best way for me to evaluate something I am looking at. I had a trading friend who was quite good at code, but less skilled in money management, and he is not trading anymore. Well....anyway. We all have our stories to tell.

I am having surgery at the end of the week that will be away from this for a few weeks, but look forward to participating more when I can.

Good trading,
OTP

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 gpw797 
Mesa, AZ
 
 
Posts: 55 since Oct 2010

New to the forums here.

I have dabbled with automated trading and some MT4 Forex automated system with no success. Prefer automated solutions to take my goofy mind out of the equation. I have used InvestorRT, SierraCharts and MultiCharts in the past and am trying to make a move back to multicharts. Any info/help with automated strategies for MC is appreciated, thanks!

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 4xmaster 
USA , Florida
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader 7, NT8
Broker: FXCM, Kinetick, MB Trading
Trading: Forex GBP/USD
 
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I have been at this forex trading since February 2006 and I have blown up a few accounts that i believe was my tuition for learning in this industry. Like many of you I have paid too much for some over priced training that promised a lot but delivered a little.

I have grown mentally and still working on my psychology because it is a work in progress thanks to some members posting that i have learned from on this forum. I also make a plan that I am sticking to including reward to risk, money management, managing the trade and trading a particular setup repeatedly. I look forward to learning from each other in this forum.

By the way I am using Ninja Trader 7, with MB Trading as my broker, and I started journaling my trade so I can review them.

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mac38
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Hi , I've joined many mths ago but have not posted or visited in a while.

Been trading for over 10 years on my own. I dont chase systems or methods nor sign up for courses.
I use the basics of price action and harmonics ( eyeball and hand drawn.)
Love the moving avearges....been with them for a long time.

Trade mainly Forex on 240 mins and day charts.
Have a mbt mt4 live account but use them mainly for charting and data for NT.
Primarily excecute through currenex and oanda asia pac.

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 paraje 
Valencia, Spain
 
Experience: Beginner
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Hi

After blowing up a couple of accounts with forex, I have decided to look at automated trading of futures with NinjaTrader. It's just that I'm crap at holding my nerve!

So here I am again, trying to figure out how Automated trading works (don't get me wrong, I have been suckered into paying for a couple of EAs for MT4 only to have them strip my account faster than I could. And I was efficient at draining my account!)

If anyone can point me in the right direction as to how I can start with this task (producing a good looking EA) I would appreciate it.

Anyway, it's nice to be aboard and I hope that I can learn along the way and perhaps help people out at the same time.

Paraje

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Glad to be a part of this great forum.

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Hey everybody im slow to learn im a part time day trader, my real job is a residential builder. Im working very hard to be able to trade full time but have just become consistantly profitable in the last 6 mo. I am a scalper and trade crude oil and the russel using a12 range bar chart, price action, supply and demand and volume.

Just wanted to say "Hi" to a fellow Coloradoan....Congrats on becoming consistent!! ...can be so hard to do....

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Hi all,

coming from Germany, for already more than 13! years I work as a self-employed project-manager in the IT sector for big companies (mainly telecommunication, energy, banking, outsourcing, customer service).

Within the last few years I tried to make additional money with unprofessional stock-picking, looking for tips and systems and always lost money (not too much - but as y'all may agree, losing money always hurts ).

As I know that I can't do my actual job for the rest of my life (much traveling, stressful, family etc.), last year I decided to stop all that unprofessional "trading"-activities and learn it from scratch. Since then I think it becomes better and better, but still isn't on a satisfying level for me - so that's why I'm here.

Background Information: I'm trading Forex and Futures (mainly index, not commodities), my broker is InteractiveBrokers and at the moment I try to do my best with Ninjatrader, which is still a fight for me, although I have affinity to software development. I'll look foward how this will work within the near future.

Kind regards, Sven

PS: please don't hesitate to ask questions as I will do too.

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 pdougherty 
Des Moines, Iowa
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader, Tradestation
Trading: oil, TF, ZN, ZB, EURUSD
 
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Hello Everyone,

I just joined MDF and I look forward to contributing to this forum. I'm a Ninjatrader user with IQfeed and my brokerage account is with Interactive Brokers (IB).

I've been trading off and on for about 10 years. I've never really had a chance to sit down and trade the market during the daytime since I was working full-time as a Mechanical Engineer. I recently just got laid-off from my job so I'm looking to spend all my waking hours on making trading a success now.

I've been a member with Elitetrader.com, but is appears with the content on this website, I'll be spending the majority of my time here, learning and helping other traders fullfill their potential.

Take care everyone.

Peter

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hdog
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Have been trying for 10 years on and off. Like many others have invested thousands in education and losses. hope to eventually figure it out.

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 Rayzor 
Coloado
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker: AMP, OEC, CQG
Trading: NQ
 
Posts: 129 since Sep 2010

Hello all! I am new here and new to posting on any web-site, so I hope this is in the right place. After checking this great place out and partaking in the great free downloads, it is nice to finally find a group that really seems to be out to help fellow traders rather than just out to help themselves. I have not "tossed" my account yet, but I have blown well over $20K on programs, courses, and you guessed it gurus. The best results I have got are from people and sites that charge little or no money. THANKS FOR YOUR HARD WORK MIKE AND YOUR KILLER SITE!!!!! I will becoming an elite member soon.

Ray

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 eDanny 
East Rochester, NY
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hi Avazel, I have no problem reading and understanding everything you posted. I think you are doing just fine.

Dan

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 dlittle 
Calgary AB
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hello

I have been trading for two years now mostly trading futures & using Ninja with Interactive Brokers. I have found this forum very interesting & most informative. I been taking courses with DTI group & participate with their chat room & would recommend them to anyone starting out trading.

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Don

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reddiscalper
Boston
 
 
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Hi,

First, thanks for all the great info here. I have been paper trading spot Forex since February and am currently in a
4 month training program via webinars/videos. Trying to get up to speed with Ninja Trader, data feeds and brokers (besides all of the trading systems, psychology, etc.).

Good luck to all!

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mitra
Foggia italia
 
 
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Hi everyone,
I'm an italian trader, interesting on Euro Stocks and Euro-Bund.
Unfortunately, my english is not so good to have a deep conversation, but I'll try to share more information as possible.
I'm a newbie about Ninja sw, so I'm looking for more information about that software.
Thanks everyone.
Regards,

Domenico

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 kieuthu59 
Denver, Colorado USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker: Velocity
Trading: ES and NQ
 
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Hi Mike and all menbers,

I am Joseph Vu. I blowed out my accounts two times.
I come back and lucky to find Mike's trading forum.
My broker: Velocity and trading flatform Ninja.

Joseph Vu

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Argenfarkle
Eugene, OR
 
 
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Hi, Mike.

I'm a truck driver and have been trying to learn day trading for the last year or so. I've spent my share of $$$ trying to learn from individuals, but I think the best way to learn is from like-minded groups of folks.

Best regards, Ron

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acdrew0
indianapolis
 
 
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I'm AC,

I've been trading sporadically for a couple years, mainly forex futures. Love the site and the community that has evolved around it.

Trying to feel out the best platform and methods to use.

Cheers

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Krzysztof
PL
 
 
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Hello there!

My name is Krzysztof and I'm from Poland. I've been trading successfully for about 2 years now (almost every day) betfair pre-race horse racing markets, but I'm not full-time anyway. Now I mess around with Velocity and X_Trader on FDAX, FGBL and CL. Thanks for the Forum Mike!

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adorati
Italy
 
 
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Hi Mike,

I am happy to be here and I thank you for your commitment in doing this forum.

I have been working on developing my trading capabilities since 2007 starting with stock's options and later going through intraday trading with forex. At present I am focused just on EUR/USD and with just one trading methodology.

In my experience I found that my mental attitude is the key point that I can summarize in a simple and clear trading methodology, consistency and risk money management.

I discovered that it is crucial to be patient with myself and take the time to build the habit to be consistent and I found that the best (and the hardest) way to do this is through paper trading that it is like working for free.

I found that as soon as I am able to perceive the paper trading as working for free, I am training my mind to focus on what really matter that is the market action and this behavior will produce money as by-product. I think that is cause and effect law in action: the "cause" is the attention at the market action with consistent behaviors and the "effect" is the money that this attention is able to produce (the quantity of money earned is just a numerical measurement of my trading consistency).
This is my current commitment: create this habit of focus my mind just on market action.

Enjoy!

Antonio

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 soveral 
North Port, Florida USA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation-Ninja Trader
Broker: DDT-TT
Trading: ES,NQ,CL
 
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Hello Everyone;
I am soveral trading NQ. Been trading futures for 2 years trying every indicator and chat room. It looks like just watching my charts works the best. I use TS and have just hooked up Ninja Trader to the data feed. I hope to contribute some ideas and get some in return.
Thanks Big Mike,
soveral

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 Gillou 
Bordeaux, FRANCE
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: MULTICHARTS
Broker: IB
Trading: Eurex
 
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hi all, sorry for my bad english, i just try to make paper trade, and learn to trade with you


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It is very hard to find serious experienced traders on the internet - most of the forums are dedicated to advertising revenues and time wasters who do not even trade.

Personally, I have no time for those who "sell" information to others, as, I believe that 99% of what is sold to gullible people is useless, and all it really does is prevent them from learning what they actually need to learn about daytrading.

If I agree with what someone posts I will say so, and why I agree - likewise if I do not agree.

A useful debate is never one sided!

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 JVentura 
Ventura, California, United St
 
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Platform: Multicharts
Broker: Open E Cry (OEC)
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Hello everyone, I'm in my 40's and I have been trading since 1987, just before the crash actually...doh!. I haven't traded a lot for my own accounts compared to many of you, but have traded more than the average man on the street. I have always been a computer guy since 1982 and ran BBS's back then. I wanted to get my degree in something more interesting so after I got out of the service, I got my BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo. My first job out of college was with a small firm called Opportunities in Options as a commodity broker. I was doing that for a couple of years and due to budget cuts they had layed off the entire IS department hence I would reset the WAN bridge and keep futuresource satellite feeds going when it would go down so I could keep working and ended up rebuilding the databases in the evening, because they had old crappy 10Base2 cables would drop a segment corrupting the databases. After 6 months of working like that they told me they would double what I was making if I would take of the computer department. I jumped at it and was thrown back into the IT world. It has been good to me since then but I have topped out in what I want to do in it and salary unless I want to move and travel more... I don't.
Today I find myself in an odd position, where I have an job setup that could end literally any day. I am working from home on a 6 figure salary and not really having to do much most of the time. The small company that is contracting me to Netapp doesn't care since I get to bill my time to one account to hang out. The downside is they don't have a retirement contribution account but I have loads of free time sitting in front of the computer waiting for that instant message saying they need me to do something for them. (I'm thinking work on that old trading system in my head)
I've never really had the mindset for day trading but I do like short term (weeks timeline) trading and subscribe to a more of a trend following ideal for myself. I have explored hundreds of systems and methods (albiet years ago) from working on Neural Networks, Elliot Waves, Mandelbrot theory, to seasonal trading by Jake Bernstein, etc. I worked on implementing and testing some system ideas years ago using "Supercharts" and when I was a commodity broker we had FutureSource to use. Today I only use an indicator I fully understand every variable and it's strengths and weaknesses of and really try to keep it simple and look to smooth, trend and obtain momentum measurments in only very liquid markets.
I have my equities accounts at Fidelity right now and will keep that going since my trade volume is so low and just use that for Stocks and ETF's. I am trying to investigate Software charting that has back testing and system creation capabilities and data source (with historical), 15 minute delay is fine for now and a brokerage for Futures and maybe forex.
So this is me...sorry it's so long winded.
James (J-Ventura)

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 nealbusch 
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader
Trading: futures
 
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I am looking forward to participating and continuing learning to become successful in my trading.

Thanks

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Sant412
San Deigo California United States of America
 
 
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I havent blown up my account yet, come close once or twice. For those who are new, practice before you go live, know why, when, where and how to get out before you do anything. Never jump into a trade because u think u missed it, and never revenge trade. The markets can make you feel on top of the world when everything comes together in a trade, but they can be a cold hearted b..ich when you dont follow a tested , well thought out trading plan. Good Luck

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 ngeorg 
australia
 
Experience: None
Platform: ninja & Metatrader
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Hello Mike,
I am grateful to have discovered your forum and for the gems of resources provided to new traders. I discovered your site mostly by searching for Ninjatrader assistance, and it blew my mind to discover your video for ninjascript code.

As I know nothing about code & script writing, I was hoping to use the wizard to create my automated strategies, but my requirements were already too complicated for the wizard.

WOndering whether you have a code writing business one can engage?- When I get my ideas clarified and perhaps simplified.

Many thanks,

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roulettelips
columbus oh
 
 
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Have been trading for a little over a year, have lost much more than I have spent on various trading systems and room. Good to find this forum that can help me develop my trading; looking for recommendations for a trading mentor/ advisor

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 timothy 
minneapolis
 
Experience: Beginner
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Trading: nq
 
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Hello Folks,
I'm new and can see there's a wealth of information and generosity here and I look for to reaching the point where I can contribute. Thanks Mike and all you experienced traders for this resource.
Tim

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 Ralph07 
London UK
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, TT
Broker: Mirus
Trading: CL, Dax, ES, Eurostoxx50
 
Posts: 121 since Oct 2010
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Hi,

I am Raphael Daune, I am 30 and I've been professional trader for the last 4 years. First in stock derivatives, then in Forex and now I am specialising in Futures market. I blew up my first capital, and now I am making big efforts in order to succeed. For the moment, I am a little bit stagnating but I feel confident that I am not so far from success.
My trading platform is NinjaTrader and I use Nexgen T3 Pro Fib trading system, which is, I think, a good system, but a tough one to master.
My favourite instruments are 6E EURUSD, 6B GBPUSD, CL oil and NQ Nasdaq.

I hope to learn a lot in this community and will share a lot of my knowledge, as I am convinced that it is better to work in team to succeed.

See you soon in the forum!!

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 busterbrown 
Iowa
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Trading: CL
 
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Hey everyone. I've been trading futures & commodities off & on for the past year. I've won some and lost some more but have been able to keep hanging in there. I'm using Ninja with Zenfire and like the platform and reliability. I'm naturally risk adverse so I sometimes have trouble "pulling the trigger", but I feel that my main problem is not having a method that I trust.

I really have no idea about how to find a method that I'm comfortable with. How did you guys go about finding your method? Also, if anyone is looking to take a dedicated, teachable person under their wing let me know. I have the desire and commitment to do this but feel like I need a little guidance.

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 skyholder84 
Singapore
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Trading: Forex
 
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Hi Mike! Thanks for setting up this fantastic forum!

I am a big fan of pivots, and I am in the process of building an automated trading strategy in NT7, with Pivots being one of the few critical conditions. I am unable to get it to work, and I'm tearing my hair out trying to find a solution!!!

I am reading up on some of the threads, and hope to find some solutions there! Would be keen to help as well in any way if I can.

Cheers,
Skyholder

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RiskControlMaster
California, USA
 
 
Posts: 20 since Oct 2010
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Hi Mike, Thank you for creating this place for us to communicate. I have been trading FX (mainly eur/usd) for 3 years and still improving.

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mat j
rawang, malaysia
 
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2010
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Glad to be here. I'm fr M'sia and been trade for almost 2 years now....and still learning. Looking forward in exchanging ideas...

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CAPT1239
united kingdom
 
 
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hi ,thanx for having me
I'm a total novice to trading but hopefully will pick up some pointers here
i have been doing some trading on betfair but i feel i need to look at the big
picture first
thanx again
capt1239

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 DaveTrading 
Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, TWS
Broker: IB - AMP/CQG
Trading: Futures, Options
 
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Hello Mike and every one,

Im a French living in Spain and I hear about futures for the first time in summer 2008 reading a book about investment. Since that date, I develop my interest in knowing what is that thing.
Now, Im in a process of transformation of my life: I want to trade for a living.
Im luky because I loose my job (the firm had close is doors)!!!
That sound very ugly but now I have the most important thing for a man: Time.
So I dedicate my time to learn about futures and to know myself better.

After about 6 month of learning the e-mini S&P, I realize that Its most a question of mental and psychology (and discipline) than a question of knowledge of markets and any kind of system / indicator.

I decided to come here because after visiting a lot of Forum, The Big Mikes one seem to be very good, full of knowledge, and above all, full of people with a very positive thinking. Is that what finally convinced me to be here!

Im trading the ES in simulation mode with Ninja Trader 7 and Zen-Fire.

I will begin reading a lot, but I hope I could help with the few things I learned.

Thank you very much Mike for your work.

P.S.: Apologies for my poor English writing (speaking is even worse because of the French accent)



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 hoeman 
VT, USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, AmiBroker, IB TWS
Broker: Mirus/Zen-Fire, IB
Trading: ES
 
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Hey there, I'm a total noob starting out and use NT/Zen-Fire. Tbh, I did some stupid things at the start, like opening a forex ecn account with FXOpen and trading full lots with the min 2k deposit--oh yeah, that was just effing dumb. Then I tried my hand at ES with TWS BookTrader (IB's platform's DOM), just reading price action and size of contracts clearing at bid/ask. Got lucky, then spurred by that, continued like an idiot and well, you know the drill.

Thankfully, after all that crap, I'm only somewhere like 200 - 250 bucks down, and that's it. I'm out. My IB secure login card's going to be kept in the bowels of Cthulhu.

That's pretty much it. I'm learning the platform now, getting myself familiarized with my tools (funny that I jumped into trades without even doing so beforehand... welcome to idiotville), teaching myself C#, etc etc.

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 icehac 
Hot Desert, AZ
 
Experience: Advanced
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Trading: Currencies
 
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Hey everyone,
I've been a 'lurker' of this forum for about a year. I am a huge fan of volume and orderflow. I have been trading for roughly three years. I am looking forward to contributing to this forum

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 Xeno 
UK
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Broker: Mirus/Zen
Trading: Futures - bonds, currencies, index
 
Posts: 288 since Oct 2010
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Hi everyone, I use Ninja for automated trading - futures ( currencies, indices and bonds)

Been doing it for a few years now.

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larryc007
Birmingham, AL USA
 
 
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Hey BM,
I am here because of a review you did comparing Multicharts and Ninja7. I am currently evaluating both and your insights to the backtesting features helped me to see that MC really is a good as I thought. I have been trying to develop with Amibroker, just too much code.

IB, OEC,

Best,
Larry

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 JVentura 
Ventura, California, United St
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts
Broker: Open E Cry (OEC)
Trading: RLM, 6E
 
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Hi Larry, I am here for the same reason, I had the demo of Ninja and it was just too clunky for me, I am just trying to get Multicharts and my brokerage/datafeed setup if you want to collaborate on anything let me know.

James


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I am here because of a review you did comparing Multicharts and Ninja7. I am currently evaluating both and your insights to the backtesting features helped me to see that MC really is a good as I thought. I have been trying to develop with Amibroker, just too much code.

IB, OEC,

Best,
Larry


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 K44charts 
Florida
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Got into trading after investing in mutual funds for many years while i was working full time.

Been on the forum for a while, i work part time so cant trade every day. Been trading 3 years now on and off when i can, I mainly trade stocks, and trade futures now and then, looking to gain some insight on futures as some days they can be tricky. Had 2 week of winning trades in futures at 2.5 avg a day, only to go into next few weeks and have 2 weeks of losses. Stocks go up or down, futures go 3 different ways some days, so I find stocks easier to trade. As stock like FSLR friday down on earnings, it sank. or AKAM moving up on earnings, volume going to push it higher. Pretty much trade same stocks every day unless there is news on something.

I am more of a price action trader and candlestick trader. Learned about 1 yr ago candles have more meaning than just being pretty green and red. I analyze the volume, sell into peaks and and watch for stocks tradng on above avg volume by comparing it to yesterdays volume. And i trade off of support and resistance, always looking left, and at previous days support, and thats what works for me.


I joined as i have found reading the info here very educational and informative. I use Ninja 6.5 platform, gave up on N7 after spending countless hours wasted this summer trying to get it to work, only to have support tell me uninstall it, then reinstall the next build, it would work one day, and then next day bugs came back. So by the time they get to build 50 or 100 maybe the bugs will be out.


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K

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 Tmanbone 
Chattanooga, TN
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4, MBT Navigator, TOS
Broker: MT4, MBT Navigator, TOS
Trading: YM, EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD
 
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Hello,

I've been chatting with some ninja traders at a couple other sites and have decided to bite the bullet, dig in and study you folks. I didn't want to be rude and not post anything after being here for awhile. Thanks Big Mike, thanks everyone, I appreciate you all.

Tom

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 wavecat 
NJ,USA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader Bookmap
Broker: Ninjatrader Tradestation Edgeclear
Trading: ES NQ RTY
 
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Thanks for sharing. This is a great forum. I hope to contribute regularly. Thanks again.

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Uomo
singapore
 
 
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Hi Big Mike!

I am new here, and hope to learn many new things from this wonderful forum.
And hope to know great traders here too.

Cheers!

Uomo

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 skilo 
Chicago, IL
 
Experience: Master
Platform: NT,TS,TT,CQG,Bloomberg,Telerate
Trading: GU,CL,EC,BP,US,TY,Forex
 
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Hi, Joined awhile back but haven't posted much. Hope to be more interactive. Thanks

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 bdd069 
Orlando, FLorida, usa
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, Thinkorswim
Broker: Optimus
Trading: Oil
 
Posts: 21 since Oct 2010
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Hey guys,

Im new here and Im glad I joined this forum. I have already learned a lot and now I just need to start using it.

Thanks again

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GaryN69
Miami, FL
 
 
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Hello,
I'm new to the forum and want to say thanks for all the great info everyone has contributed on here. I have learned quite a bit from all the informative posts.
I've been trading ES and YM profitably with a demo account and am getting ready to go live soon.

Thanks,
Gary

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Jaytrader
UK
 
 
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Hi all, just joined today and hoping to learn as much as I can from the members here.
Been trading for about 5 years with no real results but hoping that will change.
Mainly trade Es and Russell but happy to trade anything as long as I can make money...
Look forward to making some trader friends and hope that I can contribute In some way as well.

Jay

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 newbie0101 
tx
 
 
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Hi all been a member for a while never said howdy, been busy with my regular job and not any time to dwell into the forum or trading. Have some time off and plan on devoting time to learning more about the ninjatrader platform, indicators i've downloaded and designing a trading plan, etc. So yeah i am what i think yall call a newbie. lol get ready for some beginner questions. Would have said dumb questions, but as life has taught me the only dumb questions are the ones you don't ask. Anyhow thanks Mike for having a place like this for people to come together. It's always a great thing when one can help another avoid some of the potholes in the road. Thanks everyone and great things to all!!
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 gilyee 
Summit, NJ
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Trading: futures
 
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Hi everyone,

I've been a member for 196 days and this is first post. Sorry about that. I have some indicators that some may find useful and will post them soon. Good trading everyone.

Gil

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John22
Nevada
 
 
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Hello all. I found this site randomly searching for places to help me create scripts for ThinkOrSwim. I hope I can get the help I need. ThinkOrSwim Technical Support seems to be rather slow in responding to requests these days.

Good luck to you all.

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Sprskate
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First time post: been trading couple years. Just getting to point of confidence and profitability. Using Trade Station and Infinity DOM. Have been working on decision making and found that the third time I read Douglas' Trading in the Zone, it is starting to sink in. The message is profound: go from the standpoint you do not know where the marker is going, and then aren't surprised at what it does. Know how good your set ups are, and trade those set ups, period. Must be off a trading Plan, and Trading Strategy (ies), but must have a Plan for set ups entries, exits, etc.

Trading off of Support & Resistance and am finding that is working very well. Not using indicators, per se, but look at a lot of the indicators: Bollinger Bands, trends and trend lines, and some other things when I have time to analyze and back test.

Havve participated in several Trading Rooms and am back to "doing it myself". That is working better: it is a question of taking responsibilty for my trades and results.

Interested in whether the Colorado folks are in the Denver Trading Group. A great set of folks and speakers every month!

Warm Regards,
Sprskate

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 rgaind 
Teaneck,NJ
 
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Hi All;

I was a former floor trader and I have been attempting to make the transition from the floor to a desk. IT AINT EASY!!

I trade crude ( for no other reason than I can't seem to buy a winning trade on the ES).

I have been using Tradestation for a couple of years and I have been satisfied ( overall). I noticed though in the past year or two that more and more people are switching over to Ninja and other platforms -- so I am giving it a try.

My problem is that I have a bunch of indicators that I bought from various programmers ( which are locked) and I like them and they work pretty well for me.

On the other hand there seem to be a ton of interesting indicators and strategies on Ninja - But, I want to have my cake and eat it too - but .....

In any event, my trading philosophy is really simple - Keep the discipline and dont panic and dont DO STUPID THINGS. If I follow these simple rules, I find almost any legitimate "system" will work

I really enjoy perusing the site and it gives me something to do when the markets are slow ( rather than lose money).. Anyway - To Mike -- Thanks -- I am enjoying myself. To everyone else -- HI!!

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 camsolution 
maple, ontario, canada
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hi Everyone, I started trading futures about 2 years ago..win some lose some. Can't seem to find a way to win consistantly. Just started sim trading forex recently. Hope I can find something here that can help me improve my trading.

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 Houston Jr 
Houston, Texas
 
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Seems to me that you have a giant step in your favor of knowing the markets and the pivot points etc... anyway, shout at me if you like, I've been trading futures for 18 months very cautiuosly and full time since June'10.

Learned some good entries that are re-peatable. Trading the 6E from 6am-830 cst, ES from 9cst. lately been going to CL since the ES is crawling after 10:30 cst...

Good luck!


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Hi All;

I was a former floor trader and I have been attempting to make the transition from the floor to a desk. IT AINT EASY!!

I trade crude ( for no other reason than I can't seem to buy a winning trade on the ES).

I have been using Tradestation for a couple of years and I have been satisfied ( overall). I noticed though in the past year or two that more and more people are switching over to Ninja and other platforms -- so I am giving it a try.

My problem is that I have a bunch of indicators that I bought from various programmers ( which are locked) and I like them and they work pretty well for me.

On the other hand there seem to be a ton of interesting indicators and strategies on Ninja - But, I want to have my cake and eat it too - but .....

In any event, my trading philosophy is really simple - Keep the discipline and dont panic and dont DO STUPID THINGS. If I follow these simple rules, I find almost any legitimate "system" will work

I really enjoy perusing the site and it gives me something to do when the markets are slow ( rather than lose money).. Anyway - To Mike -- Thanks -- I am enjoying myself. To everyone else -- HI!!


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 MWinfrey 
Lubbock TX
 
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Maybe your setups would be good candidates to plug into my Generic Strategy to see how they do. Take a look at if you're interested and let me know what you think. Probably should post in that thread if you have any comments so we don't gum up this Introduction thread.

Mike Winfrey


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Seems to me that you have a giant step in your favor of knowing the markets and the pivot points etc... anyway, shout at me if you like, I've been trading futures for 18 months very cautiuosly and full time since June'10.

Learned some good entries that are re-peatable. Trading the 6E from 6am-830 cst, ES from 9cst. lately been going to CL since the ES is crawling after 10:30 cst...

Good luck!


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Tartimo
London, England.
 
 
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Hi Mike,

I came across your site whilst searching for NinjaTrader indicators. I have been trading for a few years and have had more success with larger timeframes (i.e. daily) but therefore I take fewer trades. I have dabbled with daytrading other markets, primarily the YM. I tend to tighten my stop quite aggressively as, like you, I don't like a winning trade to turn into a loser.

Regards,
Tartimo.

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Hard 8
Cheyenne, WY
 
 
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I've been trading futures exclusively for five years. The last two have been particulary challenging since I decided to automate my discretionary methods. I'm starting to reap the rewards of that effort. It's a shame the tools available to small players are so inferior to the whales.

I wish you all great success.

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Peperoni
Scarborough, UK
 
 
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Hi Guys,

Just joined the boards and hope to contribute where I can. I have been trading 10 years using both TS and NT. But finally moving more to NT as I am discovering the limitations of TS.

Happy Trading one and all !!

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 redegenerated 
Espaa
 
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hi there, i joined the comunity too... so far very interesting posts around here.

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 NW27 
Newcastle, Australia
 
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I'm trying to get more info on NT.
I currently use a combo of charting with Amibroker and TWS from IB for physically trading.
I want to combine the two.

Neil.

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circlezee
india
 
 
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Hello! Just joined the community. I have been trading from last 5 years. Hope to learn something from seniors and will try to contribute where i can.

Happy Trading

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Dienewk
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Hi all Great site and forum, i have been lurking for close to a week now thought it about time to say hi.

I have been trading on and off for around 2 years now i have made the big mistake and lost a reasonable amount to boot.

I have got my head straight and come to realise I wont be a millionaire in my first 6 trades......
I now know that it is consistent winds that i want and to preserve my trading bank.

a big thanks for everything i have already read and a thanks in advance for everything i will read.

See you about

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I'm trying to get more info on NT.
I currently use a combo of charting with Amibroker and TWS from IB for physically trading.
I want to combine the two.

Neil.

Hi Neil,

I use a combination of charting from NT combined with trading via IB (TWS). I have found the combination to be quite stable and reliable but only use intra-day charts which go back a few days. There is a video on the NT website which describes how to plug the NT charting software (which is free) into IB so as to receive IB price feeds. I am not a techie but found it to be quite straightforward. I don't use many indicators but have downloaded a couple off the internet and they work fine too. I do not use automated trading either.

I hope this helps but if not perhaps you could elaborate further on what you are looking for.

Regards Tartimo.

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 jstnbrg 
Chicago, Illinois
 
Experience: Advanced
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Trading: Treasury futures
 
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Hi Mike and everyone else.

I'm a former pit trader who has struggled for years to make the switch to screen based trading. I've been in the commodity business since the late 70's, trading grain, oilseed, and interest rate markets. Within weeks at arriving at my first job in the grain business, the Soviet Union invaded Afganistan, putting the US wheat and feedgrain industries into a depression that lasted for years. In the mid 80's I decided to try to make it as a "local" pit trader at one of Chicago's exchanges, and spent 16 very interesting and fun years making my living trading strictly for my own account. In 2002, as trade was beginning to migrate in a big way to the screen, I did the same, hoping to get ahead of the curve. With the exception of a year or two at the beginning, I've never enjoyed the success on the screen that I had in the pits.

I think I have a great deal to offer this forum in the areas of trading psychology, business development, money management, and the perspective of having been involved in many different market situations. What I hope to gain is help with programming and systems development.

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Hi Mike and everyone else.




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I think I have a great deal to offer this forum in the areas of trading psychology, business development, money management, and the perspective of having been involved in many different market situations.

Cool, looking forward to it

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 newlifemkt 
nashville
 
Experience: Intermediate
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I am looking forward to reading your quips, quotes and analogies.


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Hi Mike and everyone else.

I'm a former pit trader who has struggled for years to make the switch to screen based trading. I've been in the commodity business since the late 70's, trading grain, oilseed, and interest rate markets. Within weeks at arriving at my first job in the grain business, the Soviet Union invaded Afganistan, putting the US wheat and feedgrain industries into a depression that lasted for years. In the mid 80's I decided to try to make it as a "local" pit trader at one of Chicago's exchanges, and spent 16 very interesting and fun years making my living trading strictly for my own account. In 2002, as trade was beginning to migrate in a big way to the screen, I did the same, hoping to get ahead of the curve. With the exception of a year or two at the beginning, I've never enjoyed the success on the screen that I had in the pits.

I think I have a great deal to offer this forum in the areas of trading psychology, business development, money management, and the perspective of having been involved in many different market situations. What I hope to gain is help with programming and systems development.


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Jeff65
Gurnee, IL
 
 
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Joined several days back but finally getting a look around. I'm a futures trader who uses TradeStation and EasyLanguage a lot. Looking forward to learning and passing on what I know.

Jeff

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nepix
Seattle WA
 
 
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I joined about a year ago but never confirmed my email address. I have been working in technical customer service positions for a while now while attending school full time. I paper traded for 6 months and went live a few months ago, Ive been trading the 6E and have been able to keep my account balance at a good level but I am only able to make up my losses. I look forward to learning more!

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 jake07 
fiarfield, iowa
 
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Hi Big Mike,

Thank you very much for all your work with this forum. I have been using NT for about 4 years, and had heard from many friends and associates about this forum. Moving at my usual pace, I eventually got here. I saw the note reminding me I had been a member for awhile and had not posted, so now here is my joiner.

I made my first commodities trade in 1975. I first started trading with a computer for charting in 1990, starting day trading and specializing in the S&P's. 2008 was my best year ever in the EMinis. I switched to daytrading the Euro futures late in 2009, as the changes in volatility and daily range have greatly favored the opportunities in the Euro vs the Eminis. Never looking back, I believe we are most fortunate to have such a great daytrading vehicle as the Euro futures, and the current accessibility of internet based trading.

NT is a very convenient and flexible application to trade actively. And developers and facilitators featured here certainly contribute to making it a great boon for us all.

Thanks again,

Jake

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nashville
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Welcome aboard Jake. What is your favorite setup in trading the Euro? Breakout? Crossover? O/S, O/B? Just curious about your style. Thanks

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