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wildeagle
Delft, Netherlands
 
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2011
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hi, everyone
I'm from china. I have traded for two years, but I'm not succeed. now I like PA, I want to learn PA here. thanks.

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 capsmart 
Kos, Greece
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja, MT4
Trading: futures,forex
 
Posts: 16 since Dec 2011
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Hello everyone. I am new to the forum mainly looking for Ninja tips since I moved to futures trading recently.
I am from Greece and I have been trading for some time now.

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 northcoast stone 
maroochydore
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja trader
Trading: currency
 
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Hi just new to big mikes all the way from the sunshine coast Queensland, Australia.
looks like some cool stuff happening..

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davey1
Adrian/mi/usa
 
 
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Hi everyone.not a new trader but very unsuccessful in forex for about 4 yrs.The only help 1 can offer is about a thousand things on how not to do it.Am hoping that can change by listening to others who have had success.Goal use to be to be able to do this for a living,but have become discouraged thru the past few yrs.Any way glad to find you folks.

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scottjoan
Erie, PA
 
 
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Hi Big Mike,

I am getting into Trading because a friend of mine convinced me to give it a shot. He has been doing this for the past 3 years and has now started to become successful.

I hope to "Sim" trade long enough to have a comfort zone. If my "Sim" trading is unsuccessful for a two year period I plan on pulling out and risking nothing. (I'm not a big risk taker)

This website seems like a good starting point to develop some ideas and strategies.

Thanks,

Scott

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 blueline 
bc,canada
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: MT4,Oanda,NinjaTrader
Trading: stocks,forex
 
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Hi everybody,
I have been interested in trading for many years specifically stocks and options and did some trading in my retirement
account.I have read many books and articles.I decided to find out what futures trading was about and I have become totally immersed. This website seems like a goldmine and I'm enjoying exploring it.
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 learntotrade 
Vancouver
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjatrader
Trading: es, gold, oil, silver
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2011
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I am a newbie on the trading scene, there are soooo much to learn on this forum! Thanks Mike to create this forum.
I am not a day trader, not yet at this moment. I am still holding a day job, but my dream is to be a consistent profitable trader so that one day I don't rely on my day job.

Anyway, I am so happy to be part of this trading group and eager to learn as much as I can. Eventually, I would love to make some sort of contribution from my knowledge.


Happy trading everyone!

Learntotrade

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yaris
Czech Republic
 
 
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Hi all,

I´m building my trading strategy based on Price Action on FESX market with NinjaTrader and MultiCharts.

Great forum. Thanks, Big Mike.


Good Luck in trading.

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double1984
Zurich Switzerland
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
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hello everyone, I'm a newbie in stock and trading. My first goal is to write my own indicators, glad to see you all.

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knightravine
Bloomington
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2011
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Hi everyone. I am a C# programmer as a profession who likes to try to write automated trading systems in my spare time. None of which seem any better than the other.
I think most technical indicators are equal. TA just leads to less over betting; and less decision points. Green is up; Red is down. I find pivot points the most useful. Redraw Trigger by different moving average crossovers and targets spaced out using ATRs. I believe in averaging in and buying into loosing positions. Position Sizing. Kelly Criterion. And Hurst Exponents. I use ATRs rather than assuming a Fibonacci extension or retracement. If the market is behaving with fibs; it will be reflected in the Average True Range. A monkey can make money if the market is trending. I'd like to be that monkey.

I have read over 20 pop-TA books. And am done with that education. Green is up; Red is down. And hindsight charts always look great!

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 MarketLeader 
Vancouver, Canada
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation, MultiCharts
Trading: Commodity futures
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
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Hi, I'm just getting back in to trading after taking a few years off. I had some success before but then drifted away and got into other things. Happy to find this forum and looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.

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Ajax616
St Paul, MN/USA
 
 
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Thank you Mike for giving us a place to come and learn from each other. My name is Kou, I use to be a Nasdaq Market maker. I made markets from 1994 to 2004. I not only made markets, but I learn to take on positions with well defined stops. As a result, my performance became improved and I became one of the more productive market makers on the desk. However somewhere in 2001, I realize that with decimalization and the tech bubble, I will have to take more risk, and overnight risk as well. I have to be a position trader for the Swing or Trend time frame. And so I began my journey to do so, with disastrous results. At first it was okay, and then I ran into a month where I allowed a very healthy profit to become zero, and I still had the positions. At the end of the month, I realized something changed in my psychology, and I do not have an answer, not that I really did in the first place. I carried that long position in 911 and covered a day or two after 911. I road a losing position for nearly 1 1/2 months, that would destroy or alter many good habits of the past. It took me a year before I made back all my losses, but I find that I keep finding myself in big holes relatively easy. I use to be a very consistent market maker/trader. I had a streak of making money every month for nearly 4 years. After the debacle, I could not find consistency, and I felt lost. Eventually, without a solid plan for success both internally and externally, my losses became too large and I had to part with, what was once, my very favorite job in 2004.
I left the market for a while and then in 2007, I started trading again. I thought I had taken enough time off for the pain to heal. I picked up very close to where I left off. I was very much counter trend and with no solid plan for success, externally and internally. I went through a lot pain and I did many things that only someone who's lost it would do. There were days where I would lose 20K because I wanted to make 2K. I tried options and all its strategies, I tried day trading again, and I tried everything. I even reached into the detachment principles of Buddhism to help me find success. It just occurred to me that the road to true trading success may have been even longer for me than the average person, because I carried so much negative baggage with me. It was around one year ago that I thought of idea to test the market and I started testing with very good results. I started to see better day trading results, but for the life of me, I could not make it work. I just had to mess with it. I could not contain my thoughts, therefore my emotions, and therefore my actions. I usually ended up eventually losing more money than I made, usually much quicker as well. It is like Mark Douglas said, I became a boom and bust trader. Hey that's very good, at least there's the boom before the bust. However that doesn't do anyone any good in the long run. I decided to test my idea on daily patterns and found out that it works just as well. I then constructed a trading plan around it, and have since tested the idea since 1999 until 2011. It gives me pretty consistent results every year. I have two accounts one for SIM trading and one for options trading, mainly for leverage to keep from being bored. They are both to test executing my back tested idea over time. For the first time in a long time, or ever, I feel good about my prospect in the market. I have barely any real funds to trade now, but I know that not having any money doesn't matter. All it matters is how good you are. I feel that I am finally being able to understand what makes the market move and also that it takes an internally balance me to execute my plan to make it all work. Yes, the Buddhism philosophy does help. I still get mentally distracted from time to time, but I am able to pick myself up much faster. I am able to look back on my trades and see where I error and correct my actions. I finally understood why my journey from market maker to position trader failed so miserably. I wanted success in a psychologically tough endeavor without having earn it. I thought I could do it, because I am use to taking risk all the time as a market maker. Like many others before, I learn the hard way that the way to trading success is paved with hard work; without it most will fail. This year, I will dedicate to learning my system. Thank you very much. Best wishes to everyone.

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hybridtrader
Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 
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Hi all
New to the forum and new to the trading world (I mean Forex mainly). I am a part time sports trader (just trade to pay some utility bills), but the last couple of months I have moved to Forex. My aim is to blow the minimum number of accounts during this journey and then to break even and then….

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 nakachalet 
siam, west coast andaman sea
 
Experience: Master
Platform: ninja
Trading: gc, cl, tf, 6e
 
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Wish you the best my friend.

in ref to phylo-low life....

the best way to deal with any sort of uncalled for low life comment is

total ignore.

like pavlov's dog, when ignored, the dog's undesirable behavior will soon fade into oblivion.

also, if anyone has any blinking doubt, you can ask pavlov's friend, skinner too.

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 project belgrade 
Milan Italy
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: knife and fork
 
Posts: 15 since Apr 2011
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Big Mike thanks for this fantastic forum, the Phylo post was the first rude post I red since I subscribed.
Only one rude post in long time is a victory.

Thanks Mike

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 randman105 
Denver, Colorado USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT, IB
Trading: es
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
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I showed up on the site like looking for some NT indicators one night. After looking around I can see this is really a cool place, and it's probably worth sticking around!

I used to trade back in 1998-2000, mostly day-trading 1000 share blocks of 20$-40$ stocks (40k acct). My strategy was some simple technical analysis and mostly discretionary. Shorting at end of day after crazy momentum run-ups and reversals was my go-to bread and butter idea. Never blew out my acct, and was able to make a living for a time.

After the volatility of this era kind of dried up I was unable to land on a new strategy that worked for me. So I went to work as an IT professional. I've read & learned a lot over the years, but haven't traded much since then. Fast forward to today - I'm wanting to start trading again (small, probably 1 ES contract once I've sim traded something successfully for a while).

Want to do it right this time - with proper trading plan, better money management, and some tested setups. I've played with Amibroker, TradeStation, IB, etc and have recently gotten into NinjaTrader. I've also struggled with getting data and coding ideas in Perl, Python, and R; and system development and backtesting can really get me lost down a rabbit hole sometimes. NT seems to be really promising and simpler to use, and maybe C# isn't as scary as I thought. I'm looking for guidance toward better ideas, and now maybe thinking of just re-adapting some existing LBR (or other) strategies as a new starting point. I am also aware that money management and psychology are even more important than setups & indicators.

Big Mike - I really appreciate what you've created with this site and the community. I feel like I've come across something special. It will take some time to catch up on reading some posts, and getting my own game back together, but I hope I can also contribute some value here in the future.

Thanks a bunch!
Randy

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 josiee 
Chelmsford,MA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: es,gold,eur/usd
 
Posts: 3 since Aug 2010
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I am glad to join as a elite member, I am learning a lot from Mike. Previously I blew up my account

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 Chez 
Phoenix, AZ USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: Interactive Brokers
Trading: NQ
 
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Hi Everyone,

I have been so engrossed by the "My 6E Trading Strategy" by cjbooth and all the other posters that I totally forgot to introduce myself. Sorry about that..

I am a beginner day trader who has tried several trade rooms without much success, Ok, no success...

I'm also a professional photographer who has enjoyed a fantastic 25 year career. Unfortunately, photography is more of a luxury item and with the economy, our business has taken a huge hit.

I have learned a lot about price action, support and resistance zones, fibs and wave counts. I know that for now, my comfort level is being in a trade for under 20 minutes, anything longer and I usually exit even though if I had sit tight, the target was eventually hit. So, smaller targets (2-5 points on the ES) with at least 2 to 1 risk reward fits my personality well.

Enough about me, what I really want to say is "Thank You!" This is a great forum and I will be joining the Elite membership this weekend.

If you know of any posts on good Trading Strategies that are well detailed, feel free to send me a message and I can start reading them this weekend. I would appreciate being pointed in the right direction. Thanks for your help!

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 Kenny 
Sydney Australia
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: City Index
Trading: Forex
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2011
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Hi,
This is my first posting but I enjoy the site very much.
Has anybody had any experience with Ablesys charting? If so how did they rate?
Regards,
Kenny

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 Herbert 
Sundsvall/Västernorrlan Sweden
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: RCG
Trading: ES, Stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
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Hello everyone,

My name is Herbert

Thanks Big Mike for a great forum that is worldwide. I really enjoy this site, here is the knowledge and tools, lots of positive people. Here you can post thoughts and hopefully get good answers.

I have been on the Swedish stock market since 1978, where I acted in stocks and indices. It has worked well. Because I have a full time job so have not time enough to trade in the daytime. It has worked so well, so I will more than able to support myself on my trade if I would like it, but it has not always been so. From the beginning I did not understand that one must have a trading plan. When I follow my stringy plane I do good business, but when I leave my trading plan, it was lousy. If I feel bad, or there has been something of an accident or something that I think about. Then you can be sure that the trade goes bad. Psyche is the only thing that works against a trader, but it goes by different methods to work off.

Sit alone all day in front of the computer without colleagues to have fun with, I would not. For me trading is a hobby and a way to be financially independent.

Since the difference between the U.S. and Sweden is six hours, so I started following some of them Amerkanska indices. That makes it possible for me to follow from Sweden. Now I try to teach myself as much as I can about the ES, and CL by simply come along and try to find the character in the market. Try to act on signals that worked well in Sweden, they appear to work in the U.S. as well.

I bought a lifetime license for Ninja Trader, I have never seen such a fantastickt program before, with so many possibilities. The Swedish the programs I have used are not comparable with Ninja Trader. With Ninja Trader and Big Mike, it has opened a whole new world for me.

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maccarrion
New York
 
 
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Hello, my name is Maccarrion.
I am delighted to be with you, we hope we mutually useful, thanks Mike.

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reza
la - usa
 
 
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Hello, i am a daytrader. my favorite markets are nq,tf,es,6e. I first started trading futures after getting training from a mentor in canada. i moved with my family to US for work and i am looking to make the change to day trading full time.

wish you good luck

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Etags
Munich/Germany
 
 
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Hi everyone,

im 18 years old and live in Munich, Germany.

I started trading in september 2011 and after destroying my first real acc, i started to work hard on my trading style everyday and i collected a lot of information and experience for making my trading better.

I use some other Forums but only for Forex, a customer consultant from NinjaTrader told me about this forum and it looks nice!

So i hope im welcome here


Good Trading!

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 CRM5096 
Harrisburg pa
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tasty
Broker: Tasty Works
Trading: YM
 
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Thanks: 56 given, 37 received

Hello from Hershey PA

Curtis

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TenCent
Chonburi
 
 
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Hello Community

here in Hans Martin from Germany

a Friend mentioned this Website to me some Days ago

I have blown up 1 small Account - and since this Moment, I encounter Fears to enter Trades

I hope I will find Ways to improove my future Trading and to Conquer my Fears

Cheers

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 wonix 
Prague, Czech Republic
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, T4
Broker: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Trading: Euro, TF, NQ
 
Posts: 49 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 12 given, 16 received

Hi Mike, everyone,

I came accross this amazing forum more than a year ago when I was looking for a "magic" indicator. Back then I felt that I had all neccessary information for successful trading and didn't feel like participating in any forum, since it was waste of my time. What a stupid attitude. After very "successful" trading period when I reduced my account balance to almost zero and went back to market replay/SIM, I now know that there is always something new to learn and every single post can get me closer to my dream of trading fulltime.

A bit about myself. I work as a solution architect in a sw development business. I kind of like it but it takes a lot of my time which I would rather spend with my family or travelling... since, you know, life is short. That's why for the last 2 years my dream has been and always will be to become a fulltime trader. And I think this forum might help me with that. Thanks for it Mike.

Cheers,

Jan

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learnmore
Matthews
 
 
Posts: 2 since Feb 2012
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Hi Mike!

I am a complete noob to the forum as well as trading. I use the NinjaTrader software in simulation right now to learn my way around trading options and day trading.

I look forward to contributing here and adding some tools (not to mention dividends ) to my tool belt.

Thanks,
Andrew

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dansota
New York, NY
 
 
Posts: 12 since Jan 2011
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Hi Mike,

Glad you decided to create this forum. I'm certainly looking forward to learning from you and other experienced people here and hope one day become a successful trader.
Regards.

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 Lt1222 
Little Rock Arkansas USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Kingview TA Trader
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 43 given, 1 received

Hi Mike and all
I have been sim trading for almost a year now in the ES, last couple months have been sim trading
Oil and Gold, getting better but still much to learn.
I am retired but would love some extra income, but not in a rush.
Don't know that I have much to offer as of yet, but one maybe one day I will.
Thanks for all the helpfull info on this site, will go for now, and sign up as an Elite member.

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Mountain Hiker
Nashua, N.H.
 
 
Posts: 50 since Feb 2012
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Looks like an interesting place for starters. - For the most part I'm a position trader using stocks & etf's. Charts are from TC2K with Omni Trader as a mechanical assistant, ... simply for potential picks, nothing more. Nothing happens unless the chart still looks good in TC2k.

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 RideTheCurve 
Minneapolis
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Trading: Softs and Small/microcaps
 
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Hello Everyone,
Allow me to intro myself. I'm RideTheCurve (aka Michael). After searching for enlightenment on trading tools that I just couldn't find anywhere else, I stumbled across Big Mike's Trading Forum. Whoa! - I didn't realize there are so many experts in every aspect of the trading profession on one blog.
My trading career began by a fortunate event - getting laid off - and that wasn't a bad thing, as I remind myself each and every day, since then, 18 months ago. My background is in stats, Lean Sigma, so trading technically has proved to be a natural fit for my interests. So much so, after pinching myself each day, I'm tempted to kick myself too - for not turning to the trading profession MUCH sooner in life. Anyway, I'm here, and I'm also here to share my experiences in trading (not a lot, yet), but the discipline part has sunk in sufficiently to allow me to say I haven't blown out my starting account, and managed to get my Trading Plan in place and followed before the BigBad Habits began to creep in to my routine.
I'm a ToS user, work in my home office I set up and look out the window at a beautiful woods with deer, LOTS of DEER! When I'm not watching them watch me, I'm looking for trade setups, mainly in three futures (/6E, /ZC, and /RB). My little piece of advice to you is to specialize and GET TO KNOW the 'personalities' of the underlyings you trade! When I first began on my trading journey, I let my natural curiousity take me to almost every product out there. While it was all very interesting, I realized I could become a Jack of All Trades, and Master of None, so I resist that impulse, even now. My goal every day is to do everything it takes to trade well by measuring every variable feasible to show if the quality of my trades are improving or not. I just trade enough products that provide me ample trade setups and optimum liquidity. Anyway, I'm really glad to be here and feel free to say hello Anytime. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your 'story' that brought you here, as well!

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mygson
Makati Philippines
 
 
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Hi Mike, Everyone
I am just starting and so far i haven't blew out my account yet in FXCM., I been in the IT for more than 10 years I hope I can use my technical skills in trading.. looking forward to grow with trading with you guys

Thanks, Great Forum.

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 jurikorn 
Russia, Belgorod city
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: gold
 
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Hi Mike, hi everybody,
I am from Russia
I am glad to join this forum
I am trading russian stocks and futures(MICEX, RTS) about 4 years.
Now i am trying to trade on new markets for me
Thanks

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 55sp 
Danbury Connecticut
 
Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Futures
 
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I was recommended to this forum. I have never traded, I do not know any programming language, nor do I understand any of the trading platforms. I am starting from point zero. Which is fine.

To begin I have looked at NT, and starting to grasp the fundamentals of C# programming language.

If anyone wants to offer any suggestions on best places to start I would be grateful. My immediate (2mos) goal is to be able to build a basic strategy in C#, back-test, and try optimizing.

Since I am starting from scratch - does anyone have any input on C# vs C++. From what I gather C++ is more powerful and granular to work with, also more difficult to master. C# is used in NT - but if I move to another trading platform will C# be a waste of time.

Or should I fall back on what I already know (excel) and attempt to leverage that - does anyone use Excel/VBS to build models/strategies?

My background is in technology - infrastructure (14yrs) I know networking and hardware. Just completed my MBA.

Hopefully within a year or two I will be able to contribute some value to the forum, in the meantime I plan on learning as much as I can.

Thank Big Mike.

SP

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AnnB
Hod HaSharon, Israel
 
 
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Like this forum. Glad to be here

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 gcaldridge 
port charlotte, florida
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Oil
 
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Hi Mike, Everyone
I am just starting and so far i haven't blew out my account yet in FXCM., I been in the IT for more than 10 years I hope I can use my technical skills in trading.. looking forward to grow with trading with you guys

Thanks, Great Forum.

Welcome.

I am or used to be an IT guy for many years. Trading requires both technical skills and personal management skills. It's your personal management skills that you will probably need to work on (a lot). Unfortunately the market just does not function like computer systems, except for the ones with 'random' bugs. Make sure you get your trading plan in place and then practice patience, discipline and focus.

Good luck

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Hi my name is Hector, I am very new to trading, hope I can learn something from you guys... thanks Hector

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Can you please advise me how to start a journal on futures.io (formerly BMT)

been a member 4 a while and would like to partecipate more
will start with posts of trades--will that constitute a journal?




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Can you please advise me how to start a journal on futures.io (formerly BMT)

been a member 4 a while and would like to partecipate more
will start with posts of trades--will that constitute a journal?




For me a good journal would be one that has major emphasis on reactions to my trading in addition to the statistical performance records of my defined strategies. In this forum, just posting trades might be impressive (or embarrasing?) but won't do much unless the viewer is willing to study those trades to discover the reason why they were taken. This is a tough thing to do because too much is unknown and the viewer can only fit their observations into their own box. So, for this forum, talking more about your trading feelings, thoughts, observations, and just a bit about the trade reasons would most likely get you the best commentary and feedback from other members.

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Can you please advise me how to start a journal on futures.io (formerly BMT)

been a member 4 a while and would like to partecipate more
will start with posts of trades--will that constitute a journal?

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Thank you! I'm glad to be here

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Hi Everyone,

I am relatively new to this forum but have been trading for a while. Made mistakes like everyone learning along the way, now looking to transit to automated or semi-automated trading. I have had great success with other types of activities similar to trading and managing risk and currently looking to develop my own trading systems.

Probabilities, Standard Deviation, Black Scholes, Monte Carlo simulations, volatility measurements, trending measurements, thrust and momentum, this is where I think there is value in exploring data.

Reading charts through range/volume patterns, Candlestick formations I think present value also, in determining where order filling (stop running) happens and direction may change.

I have been programming previously through EasyLanguage for Supercharts. Currently using Ninja Trader and learning to program with this platform.

For manual testing I am using Excel spreadsheets. I like these for accuracy and transparency, but they are a lot of work and I am looking to be able to fully automate most processes.

My best results have come from utilising option strategies, in conjunction with volatility indicators and probability bands based on Black Scholes, which I programmed into my charts.

When developing trading systems I am looking to find inefficiencies in the markets that can lead to a Positive Expected Value, which then translates into an Equity Curve that I can trade with automation, through Ninja Trader.

In the future I intend to use Multicharts and Tradestation as well, being somewhat proficient in EasyLanguage.

Currently I am using Interactive Brokers and Ninja Trader Multi Broker license for my trading. The only thing missing at IB is tick data for RangeBars. I do like their commission rates and the fact you trade FX in the real interbank market (16 major banks), paying low commissions rather than large spreads. Most other FX brokers are bucket shops and wouldn't touch them.

I trade the Russell, 6E, CL, GC, ZB. I also trade EURUSD in forex and XJO with index options in Australia.

I look forward to our interaction on this forum,

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum. My background is programming (C/C++/C#) and systems architecture for trading systems. I enjoy playing around with NT in my spare time. It's a cool app. Hope to be able to contribute.

See you on the boards...

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Locar, Sw
 
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Hello all,

Glad to be here. Look forward to learning and contributing. My background is programming (Matlab, VBA)

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Howdy fellow traders! I've been looking into day trading for a short time now as a means to escape my day job. So far have practiced with NinjaTrader's market replay, and to be perfectly honest, I'm terrible at this. A lot of Google queries in search of better information led me here, so, here I am.

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Have probably introduced myself earlier on the site, but since I am more active doing it again.

Have been trading the Indian Index seriously for the last 2 years and only started making money since the last 10 months once I got my processes and risks managed.

I use Amibroker, MQ4, BEB, but now rely on my own proprietary rules system based on price action and its patterns alone.

The last six months I also have my own service in place for local traders, but I actively contribute to the trading community through my open book website and through forums like this.

Glad to be here.

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hello good people.... I've been a member of this community for 8 days but haven't posted anything yet. I realize that this community will only be as good as its contributing users, so Im going join in and start sharing.

is there a room where you guys 'hang out' during the trading day & share ideas?

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ravensdale wa/USA
 
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Hi everyone,

I hve been a member for a while and have not posted much yet, but I am goign to take more advantage of this awsome resource.

I am a futures trader using the Think or Swim platform, and am thinking of transitioning to Trade Station because of their back testing option. Think or Swim only has a manual tick by tick back testing capability.

I am hoping one of you expert traders out there can offer some advice and resopurces. I will have to re program some of my stratgies into easy language.

Or is Nijna Trader the way to go?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi everyone,
I am an intermediate trader who is looking to improve my trading. I blew my accounts several times and have since devoted my time to study first.
I feel fortunate to have come across your forum.

Waverider24

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Hi everyone...

I am a retired truck driver from Omaha, NE. I started trading stocks and options in 1995 and have blown up my account too many times to think about (sigh). I began trading the S&P Emini sometime ago and although, I've been described as a day trader, or Emini trader ...I'm not. What I am is a "Setup" trader and the ES is simply the vehicle I use to trade the setups. I understand that I'm parsing language here, but think about it. What I am looking for each trading day, are setups to trade. I am a price action trader and do not use indicators, as such. This is not to say that indicators do not work ...hardly, but I am simply too ignorant regarding technical analysis, that it would be fool-hardy for me to employ them without a proper education into that field. And, I doubt, given my age, that it would be gainful to try and figure TA out now. However, what I am interested in, are "Pin-Bars". I am hoping there might be some advice here on the forum that could guide me. Best wishes...

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Hi all

I am a man of few words. Basically by character, also becos lack of English language skills and geeky market talk and terms I dont know the meaning of.

I have visual and rational approach by nature, which I think may help with day trading and chart gazing.

Before even TOUCHING a simulated trading account, I read on zillion trading forums to study and learn from the profs about blowing up accounts, and about greed and fear, so eventually since starting out on sim, I take this very careful approach, until I make stable little profits over an extended period of time.

Keys:

Day trading
S&P Emini
1 future, SIM account
1 trade a day keeps doctor away. however, greed makes doctor come in often
Interactive Brokers
Siera Chart
Bracket Trader
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, 5m Heikin Ashi scheme

that all for now

happy trading all.

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Hello,

Some people believe in God, some people do not.

Some people believe the Bible, some people do not. Some people accept Jesus Christ as the Saviour, some people do not.

Trading has similarities in that what traders believe and use on their charts can differ greatly, and what Christians believe and what Bible they use can differ. Although, with biblical Christianity there is ONLY one way to get to heaven, in trading there are various ways to become profitable.

In my journey to salvation, I learned a lot of what I previously believed was false and had been told a lot of lies, I also learned a lot about myself.

I find this the same in my journey to becoming a trader. There are a lot of lies being told. More importantly, I thought I was patient, I thought I was disciplined, I thought I had great control over my emotions. Was I ever wrong.

The next step on my trading journey is to start a journal here, that I may with your help, learn more about myself, and have the blinders taken off my eyes to see and trade what is already in front of me.



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Hi Ward

Just wondering if this is the right forum do discuss religion since I "believe" this is a trading forum after all? just my 2 cents though.

regards
BT




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Hello,

Some people believe in God, some people do not.

Some people believe the Bible, some people do not. Some people accept Jesus Christ as the Saviour, some people do not.

Trading has similarities in that what traders believe and use on their charts can differ greatly, and what Christians believe and what Bible they use can differ. Although, with biblical Christianity there is ONLY one way to get to heaven, in trading there are various ways to become profitable.

In my journey to salvation, I learned a lot of what I previously believed was false and had been told a lot of lies, I also learned a lot about myself.

I find this the same in my journey to becoming a trader. There are a lot of lies being told. More importantly, I thought I was patient, I thought I was disciplined, I thought I had great control over my emotions. Was I ever wrong.

The next step on my trading journey is to start a journal here, that I may with your help, learn more about myself, and have the blinders taken off my eyes to see and trade what is already in front of me.



Ward


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Hi Ward
happy you are here , I am on same Journey . I have discovered a lot about myself and salvation since Trading i un covered many lies myself . I am Free
Curtis

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Hello Mike and all Traders,

I am what I consider a beginner in the trading world, as I am up to this point still lost to success. I started investing late in life and as such have been attempting to play catch up since I started investing around 12 years ago. Up to now I have been in stocks, dabbled in options and had a practice acct. in forex. A few years ago I found myself confined to my home for 3 months while I recuperated from surgery from a blown out shoulder injury and discovered a fantastic way to pass the time---daytrading. It scared the crap out of me while at the same time set the light bulbs off above my head. I found it exhilarating, satisfying, I found it to be like nothing else I have ever experienced in my lifetime. When it was time to return to my regular everyday job I was saddened.

At this point I have read numerous books on swingtrading, daytrading, technical analysis, done hundreds if not thousands of internet searches on investing and trading, yet I still have not figured it out completely. For this reason I reach out to those of you who have made a successful life of working for yourselves in a life of trading, so that I may learn from you and hopefully someday help those around me to improve their lot in life, as we all aspire for ourselves and our families.

What led me here was an internet search on a vendor I was researching for any information on and I found this site to be the most helpful in that search, so I plant myself here with the hope that I may gain even more knowledge with the help of active traders. I am really interested now in learning Forex and e-mini futures trading with the hopes of adding to my income in my spare time at night.

Thanks to you Big Mike for providing this forum and I look forward to interacting with and learning from all the other traders that frequent this site.

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Hi Ward

I'm so sorry I was mistaken, I PM'ed you but I was not allowed under 5 posts.

happy trading
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Hello,

Some people believe in God, some people do not.

Some people believe the Bible, some people do not. Some people accept Jesus Christ as the Saviour, some people do not.

Trading has similarities in that what traders believe and use on their charts can differ greatly, and what Christians believe and what Bible they use can differ. Although, with biblical Christianity there is ONLY one way to get to heaven, in trading there are various ways to become profitable.

In my journey to salvation, I learned a lot of what I previously believed was false and had been told a lot of lies, I also learned a lot about myself.

I find this the same in my journey to becoming a trader. There are a lot of lies being told. More importantly, I thought I was patient, I thought I was disciplined, I thought I had great control over my emotions. Was I ever wrong.

The next step on my trading journey is to start a journal here, that I may with your help, learn more about myself, and have the blinders taken off my eyes to see and trade what is already in front of me.



Ward


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Hi

I'm new here. I have been trading for awhile but feel inexperienced and would like to learn from folks who are actually trading. I have been trading options, just buying puts and calls. I trade from an IRA but was wondering about the tax ramifications of a non-IRA account and all the "Trader Status" stuff.

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Hello,

Some people believe in God, some people do not.

Some people believe the Bible, some people do not. Some people accept Jesus Christ as the Saviour, some people do not.

Trading has similarities in that what traders believe and use on their charts can differ greatly, and what Christians believe and what Bible they use can differ. Although, with biblical Christianity there is ONLY one way to get to heaven, in trading there are various ways to become profitable.

In my journey to salvation, I learned a lot of what I previously believed was false and had been told a lot of lies, I also learned a lot about myself.

I find this the same in my journey to becoming a trader. There are a lot of lies being told. More importantly, I thought I was patient, I thought I was disciplined, I thought I had great control over my emotions. Was I ever wrong.

The next step on my trading journey is to start a journal here, that I may with your help, learn more about myself, and have the blinders taken off my eyes to see and trade what is already in front of me.


Ward

Ward:

Thanks for your post.

· I don't know about heaven and such but I do know how important it is to have 'faith' - faith in myself - faith in myself to learn and faith that I will know when I have learned enough to proceed. I never forget though that I have to keep learning.
· I may or may not have been lucky to know from the beginning that I am not generally disciplined, focused, patient or able to control my emotions. I am still working on determining how to trade with what I am and also have embarked on a long term journey to help me change - slowly but surely.
· I am also working on learning how to see what is 'in front of me'. It is now a common saying that I should trade the market as it is not as I want it to be. This seems very wise but translating that wisdom into practice is still my challenge. Here's my thoughts on seeing what is in front of me.
o There is only one thing I can see and that is the past. I can see the most recent trade or I can see as many trades as I want going back almost as far as I want.
o For any given trade I can only see:
§ the price it traded at
§ the time it traded at
§ the volume traded
§ whether it traded at the bid or the offer.
o For any given trade I cannot even be sure that I saw the 'complete' trade. For example if I want to buy 10 contracts this might result in one trade of 10 or 10 trades of one.
o The other thing that I can see is the order book and how many contracts are offered or bid at any given time. Even this information is misleading because of spoofing and icebergs.
o This covers my ability to see what is in front of me. From here I have to start interpreting what I can see of the past. It is this act and art of interpreting that is the real challenge. Examples:
§ Highs / lows. These are facts but only when interpreted within a time frame. A high of day is likely to be different than a high of the week or high of the last hour.
§ Volume. I can see the fact of how many contracts traded but those have to be interpreted within time frames as above or refined even more specific to an 'event' such as the volume that traded at the high of day.
§ Speed. I can see the fact of how fast orders were executing similar to volume.
§ Trades at bid or offer. Once again interpreted within context of time or events.
o Above I have listed the 'simple' interpretations. From here interpretations become increasingly complex and arbitrary. For example moving averages and trend lines are of 'average' complexity but even these are open to all sorts of contextual interpretation. Even more complex interpretations such as Bollinger Bands increase the challenge.

This means that I cannot trade what I see in front of me. "It" is always behind me whether that is a microsecond or 5 years. I have to give "it" some context, some interpretation.

There are no 'wrong' interpretations. It is just that some work better than others for some people for some time.
I am working on finding the interpretation that works for me; the interpretation I can believe in while at the same time recognizing that any interpretation has a finite life and will have to be replaced.

Also at the same time I have to trade in a manner that is compatible with my personality and behavior. The end goal is to always pull the trigger to get in a trade when it meets the criteria of my interpretation and then holding my winners and dumping my losers according to my interpretation of what is unfolding.

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Hi gcaldridge

That's sounds like a fair twist of faith towards trading to me, I thought that the thread was going a bit odd lately, I never seen posting faith/religion on trading forums. But then again, I am a rookie.

Good posting. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

happy trading,
BT




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Ward:

Thanks for your post.

· I don't know about heaven and such but I do know how important it is to have 'faith' - faith in myself - faith in myself to learn and faith that I will know when I have learned enough to proceed. I never forget though that I have to keep learning.
· I may or may not have been lucky to know from the beginning that I am not generally disciplined, focused, patient or able to control my emotions. I am still working on determining how to trade with what I am and also have embarked on a long term journey to help me change - slowly but surely.
· I am also working on learning how to see what is 'in front of me'. It is now a common saying that I should trade the market as it is not as I want it to be. This seems very wise but translating that wisdom into practice is still my challenge. Here's my thoughts on seeing what is in front of me.
o There is only one thing I can see and that is the past. I can see the most recent trade or I can see as many trades as I want going back almost as far as I want.
o For any given trade I can only see:
§ the price it traded at
§ the time it traded at
§ the volume traded
§ whether it traded at the bid or the offer.
o For any given trade I cannot even be sure that I saw the 'complete' trade. For example if I want to buy 10 contracts this might result in one trade of 10 or 10 trades of one.
o The other thing that I can see is the order book and how many contracts are offered or bid at any given time. Even this information is misleading because of spoofing and icebergs.
o This covers my ability to see what is in front of me. From here I have to start interpreting what I can see of the past. It is this act and art of interpreting that is the real challenge. Examples:
§ Highs / lows. These are facts but only when interpreted within a time frame. A high of day is likely to be different than a high of the week or high of the last hour.
§ Volume. I can see the fact of how many contracts traded but those have to be interpreted within time frames as above or refined even more specific to an 'event' such as the volume that traded at the high of day.
§ Speed. I can see the fact of how fast orders were executing similar to volume.
§ Trades at bid or offer. Once again interpreted within context of time or events.
o Above I have listed the 'simple' interpretations. From here interpretations become increasingly complex and arbitrary. For example moving averages and trend lines are of 'average' complexity but even these are open to all sorts of contextual interpretation. Even more complex interpretations such as Bollinger Bands increase the challenge.

This means that I cannot trade what I see in front of me. "It" is always behind me whether that is a microsecond or 5 years. I have to give "it" some context, some interpretation.

There are no 'wrong' interpretations. It is just that some work better than others for some people for some time.
I am working on finding the interpretation that works for me; the interpretation I can believe in while at the same time recognizing that any interpretation has a finite life and will have to be replaced.

Also at the same time I have to trade in a manner that is compatible with my personality and behavior. The end goal is to always pull the trigger to get in a trade when it meets the criteria of my interpretation and then holding my winners and dumping my losers according to my interpretation of what is unfolding.


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Hi Everyone,

First let me say thanks for putting together this site and that I'm excited to be a part of a vibrant community. I'm not sure how much I can add to the conversation but I look forward to helping in anyway I can.

I have been interested in stocks and options for the past 10 years and have had some rather wild swings in accounts. I started trading options in high school with $1000 and whittled it down to $650 until I got to college. While in college I worked a few jobs and continually added to my account blaming my losses on transaction costs vs. an actual gap in my trading ability. After graduating college with an engineering degree I realized that I wanted to freedom to work on my own and have always dreamed of being able to beat the market.

Immediately after school, I worked for 3 years as a consultant until I saved about 100k and decided I would take some time off to start investing on my own and see if I could make a go of trading for a living. After about 3 months I was down 24k and extremely disappointed in myself for the consistent stupid psychological mistakes I was making and decided to give up on trading. Instead I would focus my efforts on another passion of mine building a business because I was under the belief that the market could no longer be beaten.

After building up a business with my family, I had a chance meeting with someone who has had extremely good success building automated trading strategies. Over the past 10 years he has averaged about 200% return per year and is now one of the largest 400 traders (by trading size) by SEC standards. After obvious proof that it is very possible to beat the market I am now challenging myself once again to make a go of the stock market.

After all of what I have gone through I know my largest reason for failure was twofold, first I had no risk management methodology and the massive swings in my trading account were causing me to tear my hair out. The psychological effects from this were to avoid trading unless it was a sure thing...obviously that didn't work. Secondly I was relying on other peoples research to give me trading ideas, and i was not verifying the result using historical testing. This caused me to not know how to improve the strategies or even come up with new ones when they didn't work.

I have read almost everybook that I could on trading, psychology, fundamental investing, and the biographies of those who were successful and overtime have realized why I have not been the same success. Each of those investors/traders understood their risk profile, trading in line with their fundamental beliefs of how to beat the market and backed it up with some form of data.

After many stumbles I have come to the belief that an automated trading system makes the most sense for me because the development of a system will help me to eliminate the key reasons for failures (money management and historical testing). I am looking to prove to myself that I can be a success, which I define as 20%+ return/year with minimal drawdowns (10% or less) and look forward to helping others achieve the same thing.

Dylan

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As i am reminded today I have been a member of the community for 42 days but haven't posted anything yet so..

Hello from Sunny Florida.
I am a beginning trader with no "system". I use the indices to chart trends and patterns to trade the underlying futures contract on the DAX and NYSE.

Thanks for the Forum Big Mike!

Scott

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grahamdavid
luton england
 
 
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Hi all

I've been trying to make money from trading on and off for more years than I want to admit to.
The main problem being making decisions and keeping emotions out of them!
Hence finding this site which I thank Mike for.
I have decided to go for an automated platform that I can trade simple systems on (strategy trader) this way the decision making is taken away from you in the execution of trading.

Also listen to other people, that are enjoying success and learning from them, if they are generous enough to pass on the knowledge.

I would like to here other peoples experiences on the automated trading, specificity Strategy trader.

Thanks

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 Fibbee 
Boston, MA. United States
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Trading: Futures and Forex
 
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Hello Fellow Traders,

In an effort to do my part and become a contributing user, this is my introduction thread.

First things first, a big thanks to Big Mike for providing me the means to do so. I have wondered this forum relentlessly since becoming an elite member and I appreciate the ability to do so.

My Background: I classified myself as an "Intermediate" based solely upon the amount of money I have made as a trader. As far as my knowledge of trading I would say I am much higher than that. I have had varying roles both as a broker and trader over the last 5 years. As a broker I can tell you the percentages of successful traders is exactly what you are told. No one on my book lasted more than a few months of consistent profitability. My experience as a trader spans across forex, stocks, and now futures.

My Education: I have consumed trading education wherever it is presented. Much of it is recycled, however trading is my passion and I welcome any new idea's, strategy's, or information. I am also a schooloftrade "advanced" member and would like state that I have no interested in arguing with people here who may be displeased with his service (Lloyd) Not my battle, not my problem. My favorite piece of trading advice is the 25 Rule Mantra. I am not sure where I found this but I keep it handy, I feel the rules contained within it are extremely accurate.
It is attached below.

Some things I am interested in here are the PriceActionSwing Indicator and how to use that with better precision. I would also be interested in anyone who is capable of programming a strategy around that indicator. I am also interested in Perry's method or anything by Sharky and Jeff Castille.

Happy Trades,

Fibbee

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Hi everyone,

I hve been a member for a while and have not posted much yet, but I am goign to take more advantage of this awsome resource.

I am a futures trader using the Think or Swim platform, and am thinking of transitioning to Trade Station because of their back testing option. Think or Swim only has a manual tick by tick back testing capability.

I am hoping one of you expert traders out there can offer some advice and resopurces. I will have to re program some of my stratgies into easy language.

Or is Nijna Trader the way to go?

Thanks in advance.

If you are looking at serious backtesting, consider Amibroker.

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Hello,

Some people believe in God, some people do not.

Some people believe the Bible, some people do not. Some people accept Jesus Christ as the Saviour, some people do not.

Trading has similarities in that what traders believe and use on their charts can differ greatly, and what Christians believe and what Bible they use can differ. Although, with biblical Christianity there is ONLY one way to get to heaven, in trading there are various ways to become profitable.

In my journey to salvation, I learned a lot of what I previously believed was false and had been told a lot of lies, I also learned a lot about myself.

I find this the same in my journey to becoming a trader. There are a lot of lies being told. More importantly, I thought I was patient, I thought I was disciplined, I thought I had great control over my emotions. Was I ever wrong.


Starting the journal is the smartest and best way to be honest and disppassionate about your trading. Good luck.
The next step on my trading journey is to start a journal here, that I may with your help, learn more about myself, and have the blinders taken off my eyes to see and trade what is already in front of me.



Ward

Starting a journal is the smartest way to have a dispassionate and honest look at your trading. Good luck.

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 Escrima 
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thanks big mike to adding me on your forum
iam pleased with some information for a newbie :-)

is anyone here who trade with renko ?

Thanks for all

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 podowitz 
Atlanta, GA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Trading: es
 
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I feel privileged to find this forum, because trading can be a lonely business, especially for a beginner. I'm looking forward to some great learning, and tools, but most of all for contact and support.

I'm sim trading eminis on Ninja Trader, and studying, studying, studying everything I can find...books, webinars...everything. I feel I have a good understaning of how price action works, of most of the major indicators, candles, setups, support/resistance/key levels.

What submarines me most is my own emotions -- lack of patience, fear of loss. I have often ignored my stops and gotten out early before the stop was hit, just to watch price go back my way for what would have been a good trade. Not trusting the rules, or myself, just yet.

In the best of circumstances, I'll be able to meet up with other traders in the Atlanta area, with whom to share this new business and career.

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 the edge 
Olympia, WA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja Trader Meta Trader
Broker: Interactive Brokers/IQFeed
Trading: YM, CL, Stocks
 
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Hello aspiring traders,

I have been trading on and off for the past 20 years and I've hit some home runs, but also struck out as well. I have taken many different courses offered over the years some of it backtested garbage that does not hold up in real world trading or taught by individuals who never traded them selves. Been to many a chat room, most are worthless, and I questioned many of the calls I've seen. Joined two different Prop firms, my impression, they were more interested in churning commisions rather than seeing me succeed!

I was fortunate in my begining trading years to come across two books which kept me from blowing out my accounts
"Trader Vic" and "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" these books would be my first recommended reading to any begining trader. Sperondeo's constant preaching of preservation of capital, contrasted with Livermore blowing out his accounts has stuck with me over the years. Also recommend Van Tharp's book "Super Trader" for his "R" method of position sizing.

Though I use a couple of indicators to help me pinpoint breakouts of fast moving stocks and the eMinis along with the tape, Nasdaq Totalview, volume, and a good RT market scanner such as NT's Market Analyizer, I find most indicators are worthless, especially for trading Real Time markets.

Trading platform, a good platform and direct access broker is a must, one where a single click links all your charts, Level II, time and sales etc. Pay up front for a good platform otherwise it will cost you in many lost opportunities. How many a trader has been lead to a stock or future only to find too late the move left without them. If one trades stocks RT make sure the broker offers ECN rebates for liquidity, which is money in your pocket over the course of 1000s of shares.

A good Trading plan is a must and I have two, one for Day Trading and one for my 401K. Each is 12 pages and contains everything from the types of plays (Gaps and Breakouts are my staple) to how much risk on each trade. Before entering any trade you should know how much you are willing to lose, to when you have made your profit target and time to call it a day (less you give it all back!)

A Trading Journal is also a must, you must make note of your good trades and bad. Did you have a bad day today, if so why? over traded? Not following your plan? If you are experiencing a sudden losing streak a journal will provide the clues needed to get your trading back on track.

If you trade real time you must have an Excel spread sheet with your daily trades so you can see a statistical report of your trades. It should include the type of trade (i.e Gap) time of trade, risk, and profit/loss. The spreadsheet will point you to your most profitable times of trading. Good trades in the morning but give it all back in the afternoon? Excel will tell you and help you focus on the best time to trade.

Finally I have seen posts stating floor traders can't make the transistion to the screen or can't be good screen traders. I disagree, as a former CBOT floor trader I learned early on to constantly be looking for an edge in the market! Trading is about adapting, markets change , technology changes. However the more things change the more they stay the same. On the floor (at the time) a good trader used his ears to hear the volume and pace of the market, on the screen a good trader uses Time and Sales, Level II, Nasdaq Total view, in addition to his charts to gauge the pace of the market. Again it's all about adapting and being flexible with the changes.

I found Big Mike's website by accident when serching for tape reading materials and Google sent me to his webinars. Of the many trading websites I've been to Big Mike's is the best by far. Thank you Big Mike for this website and all the time you have put into it.

The Edge.

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ES500Trader
Singapore & Chicago
 
 
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Hi,


After registering several days ago while still in Chicago on business, I am now back home in Singapore for at least the next 2 weeks and am ready to become an active participant on Big Mike's Trading Forum.

I've been trading for several years using the NinjaTrader platform. Favorite instrument is the ES (surprise-surprise), then the 6E. I find CL to be a bit too volatile. As far as brokers go: I have been using Velocity "forever", but am currently looking for other NT brokers (at the moment choosing between AMP and Optimus). I try to always mind the gap, so to speak.

Old habits die hard. It's not easy traveling all the time, so trading is something I like to do because the intra-day margins are in tact "almost" 24/7 for the ES. With the changing time zones, one thing that doesn't change, per se, is market liquidity. I like this stability.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to send me a message. This looks like a great forum to exchange views on trading in general and on datafeeds, platforms, trades, brokers, and what not.

Cheers! Happy weekend to all.

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Helen
Nimbin, Australia
 
 
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Hi all, I've arrived at this forum via a search for Ninjatrader info. I'm on a step learning curve with writing code for backtesting and onwards to automated trading. I'd love to share what I learn and to hear from people who can recommend sites that have helped them. I'm a Van Tharp enthusiast

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 oletiger 
Saint George, UT USA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation
Trading: FUTURES
 
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Hello everyone,
i'm a a retired aviator--Western Airlines, US Air Force, RVN, etc, I traded throughout the whole time (except for time in Viet Nam). I still love it. I also love to program, so my CURRENT project deals with automatic trading using Tradestation and futures.
There are some very neat ideas on this website that I look forward to learning from. This website is a perfect resouce for someone like me.
Thanks to everyone who makes it what it is.

Oletiger

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TraderDownUnder
Adelaide, Australia
 
 
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Hello to all from Australia... hope you are all enjoing the weekend, but here we are just getting ready to work. Sometimes, I guess, its not always good to be so far ahead in time when the rest of the world is still relaxing.

In all... I am a trader and teacher of Russian (yes, I was born there too). I have been in Australia for about 4 years now, teaching and trading in my sparfe time. I am a former forex trader who has been trading futures for about 1 year. I mainly trade different oils (chiefly BRN, occasionaly CL as hedge), 6A & ES, and of course ASX (liquidity still not as good as US, but decent).

I currently use Ninjatrader platform. I like it a lot. It's free (+ free viewable charts), quick executions. Came across this forum just now after random Google search. Seems like a great place to mingle with traders, exchange comments.

This seems like another big news week, so much intense trading ahead. Syria is still making news and the Russian presidential election, if followed with protests, could make another big spike in oil prices. Europe is still feeling the woes of Greece, so looks like more strikes and violence ahead. Kind of scary what the world had come too, but it makes sense in end.

Hope to be back here soon... now off to work.

Cheers!


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Marat

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snowbird123
Dallas, Texas
 
 
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Hi All! Futures day trader here while still playing stocks and options for my longer term accounts. Thanks Mike for this forum. Looking forward to sharing ideas with everyone.

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Trader705
New York, New York U.S.A
 
 
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New to Big Mike's Trading Forum. Nice to be in the company of traders. I've been trading for 15 years now. Like most, I paid for my education by taking a beating when I was a novice. You always think you know enough, and then you learn some more.

I've made many friends and relatives 100% on their portfolios these last few years. I did that part time and through swing trading. (It was realtively easy following the 2008 tumble.)

I prefer day trading stocks. Things I have learned through the years are:

1. If you day trade, close positions by the end of the day.

2. Use stops and adhere to them. If you use trailing stops, let them go until they are hit or get out by end of the day.

3. 1% to 2% loss of your total capital on any one position. I stick to 1%. Also, if I lost 1%, that would be it for that day. If you have 100k and can trade 400k on any one position, you still use the 100k as your total capital; hence your limit would be 1000 to 2000 loss on any one trade.

4. Aim for a 3 to 1 profit/loss ratio. If your stop is 10 cents, your target gain should be 30 cents.

5. Over trading and not letting your profits hit their targets can hurt you just as bad as not leaving stops in place.

6. Have a system and back test it. Experiment with different P/L targets. Do I trade at market open or wait 15- 30 minutes before getting in? How long do I want to be in a position?

7. Don't keep changing your time frames and indicators until one finally meets what you want the stock to do. If you were wrong, adhere to your stop and move on.

Here is something that happened to me a long time ago and I am sure has happened to others:

You buy a stock at $10.00. You have a stop at $9.75. This is a day trade. Your stock goes to $9.55 and you freeze. You don't sell and say that this will now be a swing trade. A week goes by and the stock is now at $9.00. You convince yourself that you know you are right and that this is now an investment. 2 weeks later the stock is at $8.25. The following Monday a buyout or some other great news comes out and your stock is at 13 dollars. You are going nuts. You sell for a $3.00 profit. You tell yourself that you knew you were right all along.

3 months later you buy another 10.00 stock for a day trade. it goes below your stop and is at $9.65. You remember what happened last time and you think it will happen again. The stock slips to $8.75 a week later. You are not worried at all. You know you are right and the market is being manipulated by the market makers. Well, 1 month later your stock is at $4.95. You feel dejected and throw in the towel. You hate trading and say you'll never do it again. Sound familiar?

Trading is like when you were young and going to school. People told you to study hard, get good grades, etc. Do most of us listen or do we think we know it all? Only when we get older, and it's too late, do we realize we should've listened. Trading is the same way. We've all heard how to do it right, but we just won't listen until we experience the pain for ourselves. Why I ask, why?

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BobC1
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Hello to everyone. I heard about this forum through a friend. In 1996 I recieved a pamphlet in the mail from Ken Roberts and bought his TWMPMM workshop videos and studied the materials but never found the confidence to actually trade what he taught. Bought other courses from guys like Larry Williams, Joe Ross, Joe Rondinone and Jake Bernstein and serveral others along with building a pretty extensive library of trading books from various authors. Spent thousands of bucks. It's an old story and a never ending one for most. It's like always learning but never coming to the knowledge of how to do it. Just trying to find something that works for me and that I can understand. I like day trading however I don't like placing 20 or more trades per day.

I prefer minute charts over tics. I've used many variations of standard indicators that are available in most charting software packages. It is my hope that I can learn something worth while here in this forum that I can maybe make it my own.

Bob C.

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wise
Nigeria
 
 
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Hi everyone, i am mainly into Forex although i have looked at futures. Forex is still cheaper for me right now. As at this moment i have gone live in the forex market, my first trade being a short in GBP/USD. I mainly focus on swinging trading, as its most convienent for me at the moment. I started looking into forex as of 2007.

I look forward to being a fulltime member of this community.

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 junyik 
Melbourne, Australia
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: Interactive Brokers/IQFeed
Trading: ES, CL
 
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Hey everyone how's it going? I am a day trader here and i'm looking for more ideas and strategies here in big mike. Big thanks to mike and administrators/contributors on this forum. Have a nice day!

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hi everyone, im new to the forum, come here to read, learn and sharing. thank Mike for this wonderful forum.

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 TradeWind 
tw
Singapore
 
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Hi,


After registering several days ago while still in Chicago on business, I am now back home in Singapore for at least the next 2 weeks and am ready to become an active participant on Big Mike's Trading Forum.

I've been trading for several years using the NinjaTrader platform. Favorite instrument is the ES (surprise-surprise), then the 6E. I find CL to be a bit too volatile. As far as brokers go: I have been using Velocity "forever", but am currently looking for other NT brokers (at the moment choosing between AMP and Optimus). I try to always mind the gap, so to speak.

Old habits die hard. It's not easy traveling all the time, so trading is something I like to do because the intra-day margins are in tact "almost" 24/7 for the ES. With the changing time zones, one thing that doesn't change, per se, is market liquidity. I like this stability.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to send me a message. This looks like a great forum to exchange views on trading in general and on datafeeds, platforms, trades, brokers, and what not.

Cheers! Happy weekend to all.

@ES500Trader,
Can you share your experience trading ES?
I'm too from Singapore. Are you en Elite member of futures.io (formerly BMT)?
tw
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@ES500Trader,
Are you en Elite member of futures.io (formerly BMT)?

Just look at his username, if it is highlighted in yellow = Elite. No highlight = regular.

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bella5
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Hello everybody,
I am new to this site, my name is Bella, I am a part time tader since 2 years ago

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justrading
Bangkok, Thailand
 
 
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Hi All,

Happy to join and looking forward to being a part of this community.

I have a couple of years experience trading stocks, but am pretty new to daytrading. At the moment I am studying currency and oil futures. Still a long way to go with these, but I'm sure what I can learn here will help.

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 patbateman 
NY, NY
 
Experience: None
Platform: T4, NinjaTrader
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Hello... studying finance... looking for private idea sharing on systems...

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Hi all.

Just getting started in futures trading. Currently focusing on the e mini S&P 500 as well as the SPI.

Come from a poker background. Surprised how many similarities there are between trading and poker. Bankroll management, variance, emotional control etc.

Look forward to exploring this forum and contributing where I can!

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 Private Banker 
La Jolla, CA
 
Experience: Master
Platform: Sierra Chart, X_Trader Pro, OptionsCity
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Hello... studying finance... looking for private idea sharing on systems...

Ummmm..... The PB persona is taken on this site, lol!

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 luluchan 
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS, IteractiveBrokers,TradeStation
Trading: Options, Dx
 
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I have been trading options mainly and just started trading emini.

I would like to learn how people trade eminis.

Thank you!

lulu

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mvtrader2000
San Miguel Spain
 
 
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Hello all,

I started studying forex in Y2k and turned full time retail forex trader in 2002. I have had some successes and some failures but I am still here.

If it is available, I have probably bought it, read it or attended it and finally a few years ago I realized that the answer was with me, not someone else.

From that moment my trading got a whole lot better.

I developed a system which combined price action, supply & demand levels, pivot points and overbought/oversold (imbalance) indications.

I am not a trained programmer (self taught and messy codes), but I have also coded a few MT4 indicators in an attempt to enhance some of the qualities that conventional indicators appeared to offer.

Recently I was working on a new indicator when it suddenly hit me (I must be very slow) that every one of my indicators was simply a mathematical representation of price and worse still .....they were all behind the curve.

As a result of this revelation I started to look into neural networking for forward looking indicators (a well trodden path it would appear). During this research, I happened upon the work of a trader who had given up all forms of indicators and was extolling the virtues of naked trading (price action only).

Continuing my study of price action trading that I discovered Murrey Maths which are now the central part of my trading.

As a result of looking for more info on Murrey Maths I came upon this forum and decided to join.

Sorry for the long intro.

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hkeshwani
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I am an avid options trader with keen interest in automated trading. My trading platform is Think or Swim and maybe Ninja Trader in the near future. I have traded options since Dot Com days but I consider myself a Life Long Learner. Today my quest for learning landed me on Big Mike's forum. I already see a treasure chest of knowledge. A big thanks to Mike for maintaining this forum. - HK

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 Wojo 
Chappaqua, NY
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: SC
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Wojo here, I daytraded stocks for a while, but futures aways interested me, crude oil in particular. My background is in supply chain and logistics for DoD and a large agribusiness. I cam across this site about a month ago as a recommendation from a friend, what a wealth of knowledge here! I literally wear myself out just reading all of the posts on this site, and what a great community I hope to both learn from and contribute to in the coming months

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 Tbuzz 
Houston, Texas
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TS
Trading: ES
 
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Thanks, Mike for a great forum.
I'm located in Houston (Spring), Texas and have been trading for ~4 years. Started with Futures… moved into Forex… many many books and lots of study, and kissed many frogs along the way.
Anyway, back to TradeStation and decided to focus on ES after coming across Barry Taylor's emini-watch.com site.
I'd be very interested in connecting with other futures.io (formerly BMT) members, emini traders and/or Barry Taylor enthusiasts in/around the Houston area.
Thanks again, Mike for the excellent forum and I'll do my best to contribute constructively where/when I can.
Terry (TBuzz)

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 fort 
Antwerp, Belgium
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Motivewave, MultiCharts
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Hi,

I'm from Belgium, background in banking-IT. Created an options order routing and margining system for the bank where I worked, interfacing with Reuters, ... which spurred my interest in trading.

Have been investing in stock and short term trading in options/futures/turbo's for more than 10 years, but never with a clear plan and varying success. Also spreads on BE and NL market, high transaction costs, ... led me to change my style as hindsight thought me that although I did not bad, I could've just invested in SPY and had similar returns for less risk.

Now I'm more focused on US market (I can "daytrade" after my workhours as US is open when I'm home), and trading with a risk/money management plan rather than just taking a position hoping for the holy grail. I've been reading up at futures.io (formerly BMT)/books... for a few months before starting the new style and now live for a month or two. I'm not trading every day, but I'm up compared to S&P500, stoxx ... so I'm happy so far ! Still a lot to learn though, looking to improve on pulling the trigger, SL placement... At the moment playing it safe with stocks without using too much leverage. Maybe, and if I prove to be consistent in the coming months, and then maybe, I'll look into trading ES, ...

futures.io (formerly BMT) has already given me many new insights for which I'm gratefull so I decided to contribute to the forum by elite membership.
Regards,

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 RogBear 
Kansas City, MO
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, Investor/RT
Trading: ES
 
Posts: 8 since Dec 2011
Thanks: 8 given, 2 received

I have blown through a few accounts in the last 20 years. Each time I do, I swear I'll never go back, but after taking a few years off, something always draws me back in. I have tried stocks, options, and futures. I hope to be able to learn enough to stay in the game this time, but I do know that the answer is not in an indicator or method, but something within me.

These days, I am sim trading the ES. I am a programmer, and have tried to write a few bot's using Investor/RT and NinjaTrader, but so far, profitability has eluded me on live tests. I like the idea of being able to remove myself from the equation by trading with a bot, but as I'm sure many of you are aware, it's not easy. I'll keep working at it.

Thanks to BigMike and the members of this forum! I have already learned a lot (this time around), and hope that someday, when I learn the recipe of the secret sauce, I can meaningfully contribute.

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 forgiven 
Fletcher NC
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: nijia trader
Broker: A.M.P. I.Q. ....C.Q.G.
Trading: ym es
 
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hi, i have been trading for three years.i trade the es.cool forum!! good to be here. good luck trading

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TXmkrr
Dallas Texas/USA
 
 
Posts: 7 since Mar 2012
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I had no idea that many trader here - i am very excited to see such an active forum. I was talking with my friend this morning about new developments of our broker and he told me to go to futures.io (formerly BMT). I see there is alot of inside talk going on here. The stuff us traders talk about. I can not wait to read everything.

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 Mark MacLeod 
Buderim Quuensland Australia
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2012
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Hi Big Mike,

Only just joined from Queensland Australia and trade Futures using NinjaTrader. You have done a fantastic job establishing this trading forum and look forward to checking out all the resources you have made available.
Thank you.

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Fern
Stockholm, Sweden
 
 
Posts: 71 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 220 given, 70 received

I have heard about the futures.io (formerly BMT) from a good friend that can't stop bragging about it insistently. I'm looking forward to reading more, thank you Big Mike for the futures.io (formerly BMT) and everyone else for contributing.

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tsdaquan
Beijing China
 
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2012
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Hi Mike,
I am a trader from China. I'm glad to be a member of this site.
I am willing to learn from you and everyone here, as a new trader I don't have anything to pass on yet but when I do i will post it. thank you again.

Tsdaquan

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 farmer321 
almere flevoland
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Trading: EUR/USD
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Glad to be onboard!

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 sbuck143 
Fort Worth, TX
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, ToS
Trading: options
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2012
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Long time lurker, registered a month ago, and lurked some more.

Looking fwd to the discussions!

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 Chartchecker 
Auckland NZ
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: MT4
Trading: Gold
 
Posts: 3 since Oct 2011
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Hello - how do you register for elite webinars? Getting used to this system. Click on the webinar listed and nothing pops up to register other than the most recent about to run?

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