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 cssingh 
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hi
any one having best strategy in multichatrs

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Hello all. I'm a software developer with 12 years experience developing desktop and web applications, and 3 years developing automated trading software and indicators for the Forex market using Interactive Brokers API. I've been out of the market for a few years but I'm getting back into it now. I hope to make some money trading and/or developing software for other traders. I doing some contract work for SharkIndicators and learning the NinjaTraders platform. I've heard good things about this forum so I though I better check it out!

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 christronic 
Perth + WA/Australia
 
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Hi Guys,

My Name is Chris, I have been trading for 3 years on Metatrader and I have just moved over to using Ninjatrader and Futures under recommendation from a friend.

First of all, I would like to thank BIG MIKE and everyone who has contributed to this forum as it is a wealth of information and support from great traders.

I live in Perth Australia.
I am Currently trading demo at the moment with a new strategy using range bars,


Hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks again

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 geodepe 
Parker Texas/United States
 
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Has anybody made any money?

Does anybody have a strategy that actually makes money?

I am new and have not seen anything yet.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Geodepe

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Has anybody made any money?

Does anybody have a strategy that actually makes money?

I am new and have not seen anything yet.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Geodepe

This thread is only meant for introductions.

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Has anybody made any money?

Does anybody have a strategy that actually makes money?

I am new and have not seen anything yet.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Geodepe


I have learnt from experience that even if you have a winning strategy you will still loose if you dont have the right money management and psychology to back it up. I have learnt numerous systems that work in differnent market conditions but they work over time.

A successful system has 3 components listed from most importance
1. Money management
2. Psychology
3. Strategy

I have placed the strategy down the bottom as it has been proven that a simple coin toss strategy with correct money management and making your winners larger than your losses.

The best thing to do is to learn to accept losses and pick a strategy that will still win even if it losses most of the time.

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 pawnbroker 
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My interest in trading started in the late 90's during the dot com bubble. I was sure that it was a bubble and that the volatility offered many opportunities.

I noticed that the banks were doing poorly at that time, but there did not seem to be anything wrong with them. It occurred to me that they were just not sexy like the tech stocks, which were returning large gains, and that there low price was a temporary issue based on relative performance rather than fundamentals.

It looked like a great time buy bank stocks and I did nothing about it. Not long after that the bank stocks made impressive gains and I kicked myself for not taking the opportunity. That planted the seed and started my interest in things like technical analysis.

I was also spread betting in the UK, often on a tech stock Bookham Technology. I traded without charts and without proper preparation, but I noticed that the rate of price change would typically slow down noticeably before a turn and I bought or sold based on that. My first six trades were profitable and I was becoming over confident. Reality soon won and that pattern stopped working.

I tried a range of charting packages over the years, including eSignal, Ensign and most recently NinjaTrader (NT) and Investor RT (IRT). None of these have provided what I really want. eSignal has good charts and programming and the EFS language is reasonably easy, but eSignal does not store time and sales data. NT is similar, but that can be extended with Gomi's indicators to store the time and sales data needed to plot volume delta indicators.

IRT has some very good features in the volume breakdown indicator, but it has been designed with some major flaws in the user interface (UI) and it lacks a scripting language. There is a C++ API, but there is no community providing sample code and help and if there were, it's UI issues would still be an issue. I continue to pay for IRT as I have settled on some chart layouts, but its waiting to be replaced by something else and that's looking more and more like NT.

I use few indicators now and I prefer to use volume and price to make my decisions. I have bought only two commercial indicators, those from TradeGuider for VSA (plugin for NT) and the package from emini-watch. Both of these have helped me a lot, but my trading results are quite mixed and I am not consistently profitable now.

I have a background in science, which should help me to be analytical and disciplined, but human emotions are badly suited to trading! At least my background lets me be honest with myself about the mistakes and why they are occurring and, with some effort, I hope to do the work needed to be a better trader.

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keelbolt
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Fairly newly retired, from UK, and looking for something that will keep the brain cells going. Completely new to trading, but interested in FOREX after seeing a presentation of the HawkeyeFX stuff and reading Anna Coulling's many websites. Attended a webinar from her that seemed to be mainly a selling platform for HawkeyeFX indicators. Will need to invest some time in working out how to start in FOREX - would like to practice first, though!

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Nocturne
Cambridge, MA
 
 
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I am an undergraduate studying computer science and mathematics. I've done a few internships in asset management and proprietary trading, and have been reading more about modeling techniques and testing ideas in my spare time throughout the past several years. Long-term, I'm interested in a career in this industry, and I will be interning at another quant fund this summer.

At the moment, though, I'm mostly interested in managing my personal account better. In the past I've just had it in mutual funds, and the irony of losing money from simple beta exposure while working for a statistical arbitrage firm is really starting to bother me.

I have a fairly good understanding of how to develop profitable strategies, handle portfolio optimization, etc. However, I don't actually know very much about how to interface with the market since the infra departments at my employers have taken care of that in the past. I'm joining this forum primarily to learn more about the necessary service providers and tools.

Best wishes to everyone.

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 repo32 
Truckee CA
 
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Been in various parts of the market for 20 years. Stocks, options, Futures
Made money, lost a lot of money But looking for serious plan to grow. Finding lots of good information here.

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 calitrader 
San Jose, CA
 
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Hi all,

I have been a member here on the forum for a little over 70 days and thought I should finally introduce myself. I'm Chris and have been trading on and off for the last 10 years part time. As far as trading experiance I traded elliott wave on 60m hand chart mostly globex currencies and I tried trading stock options on with a MACD style system but it didn't seem to work out as well as the hand charting for me. I am here to learn and grow as a trader also hopefully I can contribute to the community.

Chris

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 Takestock 
Phoenix, Arizona USA
 
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Hi I am new to this site. Have been reading a lot of excellent posts and am still searching for a methodology. I've traded Stocks with so so results and am going at this slowly by reading posts and books. Best Wishes everyone.

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I am also new to this site. I was researching Shadowtraders.com and was lead here.

I am taking a Forex class now with another company.

Also, what does anyone know about Apiary funds where they train you and if you are good enough, they give you their $ to trade with and you keep 60% profits on trades if any?

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 Fame787 
Kapolei Hawaii
 
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Hello Mike and to members of your forum;

I'm new to this forum although I signed on a week ago and have been just looking around to see how other traders are doing.

I got into Futures trading back in 1986 with a 50K account and was excited with the potentential trading could bring.
One year later my account was gone and I learned from the start trading is not easy.

Back in 1986 I got live data from a satelite dish that cost $499/month. Orders had to be called in by phone to my broker at Lind Waldock.

Over the years I've traded and blown more accounts in stocks, options & forex. I've tried a lot of programs like Nirvana Systems, Optionetics, Wise Trade, Options Made Easy, Trade Station and currently now in NinjaTrader ...

These days the services and cost to trade are way better than before.

It was not until about three years ago that I've actually started to turn things around with a few autotrade systems.

I hope to learn from others and help if I can.

Best Aloha,
Fame

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traderlinda
New York/NY
 
 
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Relatively new to futures.io (formerly BMT) although been lurking a bit. Interested to learn more.

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siam, west coast andaman sea
 
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I am also new to this site. I was researching Shadowtraders.com and was lead here.

I am taking a Forex class now with another company.

Also, what does anyone know about Apiary funds where they train you and if you are good enough, they give you their $ to trade with and you keep 60% profits on trades if any?

google and you'll find out a lot more. watch your step there pls.

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 jrm999 
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Since I've been a member for 100 days and haven't posted anything, thought that now was as good a time as any. I've been trading my personal account for 10+ years, while working full time as an IT consultant. I plan to make a gradual shift from full-time consulting to full-time trading over the next year.

My main trading platform is Ninjatrader, and I'm actively working on learning Ninjascript.

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Ali Huzaifa
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My name is Ali I am 27 years old trading Euro from last 5 years, looking forward to learn more from experienced traders.

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Hi Mike and all members. I heard of this forum on another forum where respect for one another is, to be generous, lacking. I'm sometimes amazed at what is allowed to be published.
I've been trading for maybe five years. Tried all sorts of Experts, paid advise that not-so-slowly fades away. I have to "pull the covers" on myself and admit I was really lazy about my trading. Got wiped out several times.
For about the last three or four months I've started paying close attention to world events, mostly Europe. Little by little I've grown my account. I can't say I have a "style" or system really. Maybe I do and just don't know it. Main thing is I've learned to "listen" to what others say and do. From the little I've seen here I'm quite impressed and hope to be able to contribute along the way.
Thanks again, all!

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I have been trading about 6 years. I did join for the free downloads but have alredy looked at so many indicators I thought, why not try to do this the right way. My trading was pretty mediocore until I really concentrated on trade management to go along with the methodology I use. I now have more confidence and some more success. I review the day every afternoon and now I have to start writing in a journal. The review sure helps . Looking at what the market did not what you did has really opened my eyes. I can trade with bigger stops and I can stay in longer. I hope to learn and contribute in this forum. Thanks for having this for us. It is nice when you finally stop the bleeding in trading. I look forward to the interactions.

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marlim
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Hi, I'm new here. Wish to learn from the expert out there. What is Ninja Trader anyway?

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MadMajkl
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Hello,

Im from the middle of the europe. Trading since 2006, first two years succes, now about zero ... tuning my system and myself

Already visited trading schools and courses.

M.

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where is that REPORT button on the right of every post?

..press the yellow triangle "attention" signal rightmost in the blue title bar..

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I said the icon is to the right of the post. And it is.

Please stop posting in this thread.

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Steven Carnahan
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Hi guys,
Happy to be here! Since I am a newbie I hope to learn a lot from other, more experienced members

Steven

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MartinH
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Hello everyone!

I am here to learn. Hope to be a good student

Martin

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 Anagami 
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Hello everyone!

I am here to learn. Hope to be a good student

Martin

Welcome Marty! The best teacher is experience.

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." - Milton
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Since I've been a member for 100 days and haven't posted anything, thought that now was as good a time as any. I've been trading my personal account for 10+ years, while working full time as an IT consultant. I plan to make a gradual shift from full-time consulting to full-time trading over the next year.

My main trading platform is Ninjatrader, and I'm actively working on learning Ninjascript.

Same here....

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...been a member of our community for 952 days but haven't posted anything yet...

so sorry for not posting before here.

Trading my personal account for ~10 years, mainly es and fdax future.

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Same here....

so sorry for not posting before here.

Trading my personal account for ~10 years, mainly es and fdax future.

Well come on guys, Harry (@Fat Tails ) cannot make EVERY post on this forum.... actually now that I think of it, yes, he can.

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." - Milton
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Hi everybody... Ronald From Barranquilla, Colombia..

have some experience on trading but mostly right now im focusion on my investment plan..

right know im doing an online course on a trading academy webpage , but the forums aren't so great..! so that's why im here..

mmm i must say that sometimes i feel overwhelmed by all the material posted here, i don't even know were to start.. but i hope to stay on this comunity and one day start giving some advice..

thanks for reading, see u around..!

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 nucu4517 
Granite Falls, NC
 
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I am just now discovering the concepts of day trading. I have been playing with Ninjatrader for the last three months and have enjoyed the wealth of knowledge this forum has to offer.

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 mktstudent 
Austin, TX
 
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Hi, just thought I'd introduce myself. I trade mostly CL these days discretionally and am trying to automate some simple things in stocks and FX. I use NinjaTrader for manual trading, TradeStation for research and Interactive Brokers for execution of stocks and currencies.

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MartinH
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Hello,

Good to see I am not the only newbie here hope to learn as much as possible from all of you guys!

Martin

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 RonKiker 
Birmingham, AL
 
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Greetings from Altoona, AL! My name is Ron Kiker and I have been trading for a while. This is my second forey into the trading world. I traded the futures market (mostly ags and meats) back in the 90's and lost my shorts (and my longs, come to think of it). It has taken me since the 90's to convince my wife to let me try again.

I'm doing much better this time in that I have been able to switch to working part-time as a consultant and trade full-time, as opposed to working full-time and trading part-time.

I have been actively trading for aboout a year, now. Primarily trade the ES and the NQ. I daytrade exclusively, no over-night positions.

I consider myself to be somewhere between a beginner and intermediate trader. I say that because I have been at it long enough and learned enough to realize that I still have so much more to learn. If I am not trading, I am reading and studying about trading.

Take care,
Ron

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cleopatra
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:hi i am fairly new to trading and i got really interested when i read about jesse livermore as well as other professional traders like richard dennis who believed that anyone could be taught .. I am know studying the forex market and i am still in demo for a few months is there anyone out there that could recommend a broker for the forex market that accepts canadians as well as the ninja trader platform if possible as i like it mirus does not accept canadians neither does mb trading any help would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

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 gcaldridge 
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google and you'll find out a lot more. watch your step there pls.

I gave Apiary a try and other than the possibility of using their money I didn't receive anything that made me a better trader. I paid the fee but they refunded it when I said it wasn't working for me. We are all different and maybe it will work for you.

I also gave TopStepTrader a try. I liked their approach much better and one thing I got out of it was that I was not yet ready to trade live.

Whoever you go with I don't think you should expect them to really be of much help to you other than provide funds if you prove yourself - and that's a pretty good reason. However if you have the funds and you are a profitable trader then why not take 100% of the profit?

BTW - the main reason these didn't work for me was the amount of 'noise'. Too much happening from too many people with different ideas.

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:hi i am fairly new to trading and i got really interested when i read about jesse livermore as well as other professional traders like richard dennis who believed that anyone could be taught .. I am know studying the forex market and i am still in demo for a few months is there anyone out there that could recommend a broker for the forex market that accepts canadians as well as the ninja trader platform if possible as i like it mirus does not accept canadians neither does mb trading any help would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

I am Canadian and use Mirus (Ninjatrader). I can (but don't) trade currencies (i.e. 6E, 6C, 6a) but not forex per se. I also use Interactive Brokers but it is my understanding that their data feed is filtered and therefore no where as good as Mirus.

Hope that helps.

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 GeoFutures 
Winnipeg, Manitoba/Canada
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Interactive Brokers
Broker: Interactive Brokers
Trading: Crude Oil, Futures Spreads, Hedging Grain for our farm
 
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Hi Everyone,

I trade futures spreads, mostly in the agricultural commodities using seasonality. ( Welcome to Moore Research Center) I find I have to look at a lot of charts until I find one or two that looks good enough to trade. Still learning lots. Hard to find advanced spread trading info.

Have traded Crude, Euro, Canadian$, wheat, corn, soybeans, canola but not with any consistency.

Brett Steinberger's book 'The Daily Trading Coach' has been extremely helpful.

I like the helpfulness in this forum and the level of knowledge from y'all. Webinars are excellent.

Mike, thank you very much for all your efforts

George
Portage, Manitoba, Canada

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 thewardiknowof 
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: cTrader
Broker: ThinkForex
Trading: Forex
 
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:hi i am fairly new to trading and i got really interested when i read about jesse livermore as well as other professional traders like richard dennis who believed that anyone could be taught .. I am know studying the forex market and i am still in demo for a few months is there anyone out there that could recommend a broker for the forex market that accepts canadians as well as the ninja trader platform if possible as i like it mirus does not accept canadians neither does mb trading any help would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

I am in the same situation. I have found FXCM (UK branch) is currently willing to accept Canadian clients. They are now in beta testing stage of using NinjaTrader, although they do offer MultiCharts.

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 nakachalet 
siam, west coast andaman sea
 
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Platform: ninja
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I am in the same situation. I have found FXCM (UK branch) is currently willing to accept Canadian clients. They are now in beta testing stage of using NinjaTrader, although they do offer MultiCharts.

big mike does not like anything other than intro to be in this thread for newbies to bmt. and i have been notified three times now not to respond in this thread.

however, i do wish you guys looking for broker to just wait it out for a few months before jumping in to trade.

there is nothing wrong trading sim for the time being until you can prove to yourself that you can do it profitably and consistently at least partially any way.

just wait and trade sim for now, pls.

big mike and the rest of us do want you to hang on to your money for now, until you are proficient enough, K?

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cleopatra
midland ontario canada
 
 
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hi i just found a broker that is in the us and has good reviews as far as i can tell i have been researching for quite a while and quite a few of the brokers have negative reviews but i found atc brokers and they accept canadian clients there platform is tradestation 2 which i am not familiar with as well as metatrader 4 .. the only drawback is they have a mnimum account balance of 5000.00 anyone here familar with them i would like to know good or bad thanks chris

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billa
Sacramento CA
 
 
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I hadn't planned on learning about investing - I started a 401k at work and thought if I just dumped money in it, I'd be fine for retirement.

I did check my balance at the end of Q1 2012, and found out I had made a few thousand dollars - Great!

Then I did a more thorough analysis and found out I made a total of six hundred dollars profit after dumping thousands in over a five year periold. Huh?

Then I looked at my balance at the end of April 2012 and found out they lost four hundred dollars and my money was in a conservative allocation fund!

Then I thought to myself - I can loose four hundred dollars a month all by myself. I don't need professional to help me.

So here I am. I'm hoping to increase my capital and have more control over my retirement funds.

I'm here to learn!

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dwulkan
Jensen Beach + FL/USA
 
 
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Hi, I have been trying to learn Ninja for about a month now. I have some background in software development (mostly database and web) but not this language. I will be retiring soon and want something to do with the spare time I will have.

Big Mike's is one good place to pick up snippets of code that really speeds up the learning process. So, it will probably be quite some time before I will be able to contribute. But, I will get there.

Nice to meet all of you!

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 Slotrader 
Lublana,Slovenia
 
Experience: Beginner
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First I would like to say all the best about futures.io (formerly BMT) forum; thinking this is best place to look for information on trading financial instruments: webinars, alot of members willing to help, great database of information etc.

Well here's my story...

I'm a former bank employee in retail sector, then had a private investment fund which burned down, now I am unemployed and restoring myself piece by piece . I've found here on futures.io (formerly BMT) that psychology is the most important part of trading, then logical trading system and good money management .

As beginner in this business I collected here on futures.io (formerly BMT) threads books on trading, some trader's stories with +5 years of experience and confessions of defeats/lessons learned, trading related one-liners etc.

I want to get the '' Big Picture '' first, I mean I'm not going to learn all the specifics from start . Every new trader should get to his/her head that "Trading is not easy, but it is simple" or "You cannot copy someone else's methodology and expect to be profitable.You need to find a method that works for your trading style and plays to your personal traits" .


Best Regards !

" He who can love can be; he who can be can do; he who can do is. "
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Roarke
Honolulu Hawaii
 
 
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Hello!

My name is Roarke I am 24 and have been studying the markets now for about 7 years. I grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii and am currently living in Honolulu. I have just blew out my first trading account and let me tell you it doesn't feel very good. But the knowledge I have gained trough out the years has been worth it. I think of it as the price to play the game. I currently have $500 to my name and my goal is to turn that 500 into 25k by the end of the year through trading options. Given the volatility in the markets at the moment and the knowledge I have gained over the years I believe this to be possible. I'd like to say keep it real and have fun! Money isn't everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.

Roarke McLean

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 fabs 
Zurich
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: ES
 
Posts: 2 since May 2012
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Hi Mike, Everyone
I'm a software engineer with no trading experience at all
I've as recently started looking into day trading and I hope to gain some experience soon
Thanks for good work

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 daydaxer 
Madrid/Spain
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: Interactive Brokers/Kinetick
Trading: FDAX
 
Posts: 16 since Mar 2012
Thanks: 3 given, 6 received

Hi everybody!

First of all, thanks Mike for this Forum, and everybody for a lot of good advice and good ideas posted.

I'm a beginner trader, living in Madrid, and trading the FDAX with small success. Although I'm new to trading, I'm very experienced in programming so I'm going to try to capitalize that knowlegde somehow into coding automatic systems for trading.

Well, that's it... see you around! :-)

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 bushido 
Singapore, Singapore
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, Amibroker
Trading: ES, Stocks
 
Posts: 7 since May 2012
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hello all,

i have been trading in stocks based on fundamental analysis for the past few years, and only recently discovered technical analysis. Would like to learn more, especially on tape reading on understand demand/supply.

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mor711
Palm Springs
 
 
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Hello everybody...I'm a novice trader from Palm Springs....been trading futures for less than a year with mixed results...was up big during the first 3 months then gave it all up and then some the very the next month...I've just recouped my capital and just up a little bit for the year.....I'm certainly nowhere near where I expected to be, results wise for the effort and studying I've done....I'm glad to be here and looking forward the journey with fellow traders.....best of luck to all...../mor711

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babaklarlar
toronto ont canada
 
 
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Glad to join this fourm

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 Haim1 
Beer-Sheva, Israel
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: YM
 
Posts: 22 since Oct 2011
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Hi all,

My name is Haim.

I join to this wonderful forum in Oct/2011.
Due to time limitation I did not thought that I will participate
but after asking some questions I thought that
it will be the correct way to introduce myself before moving on.

I'm trading for living, meaning, now, trading is my only income and I'm doing this the last 8 years.
Mostly I trade the options of the main Index, here in Israel, which is TA25.
The trades are intraday and the bigger one is building monthly position until options expiration date.
I'm been fascinate by how can we manage the Greek values (Delta, Vega and such)

I joined to this forum because I start to learn how to trade Forex
and to see and work with different trading approach / software / indicators...

Before trading I been Hi-Tech person (software) starting as computers operator
and ending as high management, managing worldwide group and global projects.
It was more than 20 wonderful years which 10 years from them I lived in the US
(Mostly in Dallas, Texas and San Francisco area, California)
And 5 years in Europe (Mostly in Germany and Switzerland)

After the above intensive 15 years I decide to take a year off from work.
During this year I came across by mistake to trading book and immediately
I was very interesting about the idea and the result is that this year off
is continuing until today...


I wish you all the best
and happy trading.

Haim.

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 taylor54 
Chicago Illinois
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Bookman, S5 Trader, IRT
Broker: Stage 5, IQFeed
Trading: US Bonds
 
Posts: 1 since May 2012
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Hi all:

I am a new trader looking to avoid as many pitfalls and mistakes as possible. No point in recreating wheels, & etc. This forum appears to be a great way to tap into the wisdom of others and, as such, should be an invaluable asset to the beginner.

So, thanks very much, Big Mike for your creation and thanks, as well, to all of the participants who collectively make it so worthwhile.

I trade futures, primarily the ZB contract. My approach is discretionary rather than mechanical, guided by traditional Technical Analysis. Lately I've been trying to learn as much as I can about Peter Steidlmayer's Market Profile.

My first goal on the forum is to learn enough to be able to pass something of value on to somebody else in the future.

I appreciate greatly the opportunity to join your community.

Best regards to all.

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Hdamare
Charlotte NC USA
 
 
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I am new to Big Mike's, and look forward learning, sharing, and growing my skill. :bmt-rocks:

I have been trained in various formats i.e. stocks, options, spreads, etc.., however my favorite is the futures market. Specifically the TF. Also enjoy the ES and YM.

My goal in coming to futures.io (formerly BMT)F is to learn and share, and in the process, take my skills to the next level.

Happy and prosperous trading to all!

Harry

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 MarkG 
Switzerland
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: Kinetick, CQG
Trading: CL, FDAX, Forex
 
Posts: 18 since Jun 2012
Thanks: 23 given, 26 received

Hi Mike and All,
Been part-time trading for may years but recently discovered NinjaTrader and Kinetick real-time data.
Hope to share my experiences for the benefit of the group.
Cheers, MArkG

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Joshalex
staffordshire/uk
 
 
Posts: 3 since May 2012
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Hi Mike/All

My journey into trading started two years ago when I heard of the "Etoro" site , dabbled abit with forex on Etoro and then progressed onto the MT4 platforms, used many different brokers, FX Pro, alpari, fig fx, dukascopy, etc etc. However, after trading forex mainly EU/USD I discovered that I was only trading against brokers and had no chance of success. The thing that springs to mind on my previous forex journey was the number of scammers that try to get you to buy their product, training, robots etc. Its really difficult for a beginner because you get caught up with all the majic indicators etc. One thing that still makes me smile is when I purchased a "scalping automated robot" and it actually worked by mistake. Baically, I was playing about with the robot on a live account late on a friday night and the market closed and the robot made a bizare "short" buy on the EU/USD, the market dropped over the weekend and made me a small fortune ha!. only paid $30 for the robot. I finished with forex 12 months ago due to changing spread prices, suspicious spikes etc.
Started to looks for something other than fx and saw a guy on you tube called the "dow scalper" ,wasnt really interested in what he was trying to sell, I just became interested in futures and continued to research for past 12 months and using demo account. Still learning and not ready to go live for at least another 12 months. Started to gain success by using market delta footprints etc and understanding basic 1 min and 10 min charts etc.
I will never return to FX and will continue the future with the futures.
Great forum.

Gazz

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yael
haifa israel
 
 
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Hi everybody

I am a stock swing trader during the last 8 years.
Two years ago,I began to learn futures day trading.
Every day I'm learning something new about the markets
and about myself and still working on my trading plan.
wish all of you profitable days.

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bountchac
New York NY
 
 
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Hi everyone,

I've been trading in a bank for more than 14 years now. My group is doing Fixed Income proprietary based on macro and fundamentals. I did 10 years in Paris and I'm finishing 5 years in NY City in a french bank. Yes I'm french !

I've decided to start my own business this summer when I will relocate to France. I'll focus on day trading in ES.

I realize that after almost 15 years in a bank trading, I don't really know how to properly trade !! Maybe because day trading and macro strategies are different, but not only. I never learned to have a proper mindset to be a consistent profitable trader, like dealing with my ego for example...

I'm sure the ressources here will help me to find the correct balance between ambition and survival.

See you soon

Fabien

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 shen 
Dusseldorf
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: ES, Oil, Gold, EUR/USD
 
Posts: 1 since May 2012
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hi all,

I began my trading mostly futures from last summer. Currently I am trying to start my day tradings with automated strategy, e.g. with NinjaTrader. I came to this community by web searching for training materials of ninjascript developments.

Thanks a lot for the help resources, esp. the webseminars, and hope all of us become more and more successful by trading.

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 tomerok 
IL
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: CL,6E,ES
 
Posts: 2 since Jul 2010
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Hi all,
That's my first post, looking forward to be an active member on this forum.

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TraderGrrrl
Nashville, TN/USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
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Hello Big Mike and fellow traders,

I'm a beginning trader and look forward to learning and sharing with the group. Currently, I'm reading about the Market Profile, and I welcome any insight and conversation around this topic.

Thanks!

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traderjojo
NEW YORK/USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
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Hello all ....have been a trader in some form or another for over 25
years ...... I hope to share insight and learn from some other experienced
traders who care about the existence of our arena ....... you are NEVER
TOO OLD TO LEARN

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Bison42
New York, NY
 
 
Posts: 7 since May 2012
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Hello fellow traders. I was a trader for 25 years and am looking to get back in the game. I look forward to insightful ideas and hope I can offer some sage advice as well.
Cheers!!

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 Janos 
Budapest Hungary
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Charts
Broker: Edge Clear
Trading: MES,MNQ
 
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Hello Mike and Everyone !

I started trading roughly 5 years ago with spreadbetting first then I opened my futures AC and used InvestorRT for a year then I met with SierraChart and tried to find opinions about SC and came across futures.io (formerly BMT) first time. The reviews were great so I'm with SC more than a year now and coming back to futures.io (formerly BMT) since then. I got already SO MUCH out of futures.io (formerly BMT) that I felt to become an elite member is a minimum.
Obviously I have issues like everybody else but mine was so bad / fear to put on a trade / ... and then I saw @liquidcci 's signature and something clicked.

Here is a video /1st part/ which is very similar for me.




With respect...

Janos

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 Rhin 
Chicago IL
 
Experience: None
Platform: TOS
Trading: ???
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
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Hi all,

Beginner here. I am a software developer with limited trading experience. I will probably start off just scouring the forums for recommended reading before deciding what I will want to trade.

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AlgoTraderit
San Feliciano (Lago Trasimeno) Italy
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
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Hello Mike,
I do algorithmic trading with NinjaTrader. The idea, programming in C #, I do. On my site (algotrader it) there are other details. Sorry for the English, but I use Google for translation.
Hello.
Roberto

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 Tradelog 
Budapest Hungary
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS, Interactive Brokers
Trading: Options
 
Posts: 13 since May 2012
Thanks: 3 given, 9 received

Hi Guys

I have recently ventured into the territory of futures and more specifically have started to explore volume and market profiles, so I thought it is a great idea to join this community to learn and contribute....I have been trading Forex for 3 years purely on price action and have been member of James16 community another fantastic group (still new here but starting to see this forum and community is also a high quality one).

Having a full time job and a 9 months old boy does not make trading life easy but I guess it is down to focus and discipline.

Anyway good to be here

Best

TL

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Wayfarer
Tucson AZ USA
 
 
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Thanks for the invitation. I have been in the markets for 5 years and a trader for 2. I am currently a member of an investment forum but am interested in interacting with traders. I primarily trade sector etfs based upon fundamentals, news, and sentiment. I like to describe myself as a 'mean reversion' trader. I have had good success at this over the last two years. I look forward to sharing ideas with all.

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jlassner
San Diego
 
 
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Hi everyone

my name is James and I started day trading futures about 2 years ago. I've been doing much research on several instruments and getting an idea on how they trade. I trade in simulated mode only and plan to continue to trade that way until I'm sure that I'm ready to go live with a hard rock trading plan and consistent profits and a manageble risk strategy.

Several Big Mike users recommended that I join this forum to check out specific trading journals so that I can understand what good journals have.

James.

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michalmalec
London, UK
 
 
Posts: 4 since Jun 2012
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Hi Kids

I'm new to this forum, still beginner, I trade live YM and testing and testing and.....


live in the UK, I am not native english speaker so sorry for any grammar mistakes,
currently on a gap year, gave up my job to study and learn how to trade

I had various success over the past few months, many of you already experienced up & downs so I dont need to talk about it. but it's ok.

Thanks for this forum, it's great.

Happy trading

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 Sniff 
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, TWS
Broker: IB
Trading: CL, ES
 
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Well, I'm just totally blown away by this place! I've been studying all things forex for the last few months (lost my job and not feeling inclined to find a new one) and I keep finding myself back here. Seems like the vast majority of trading-related forums have far too many antagonistic people always ready to jump on newbies for asking too many questions. Being pathologically shy, I virtually never post on any forums but was feeling inspired by all the incredibly generous people here--I'll try to continue posting and hopefully contribute something here or there.

I've dabbled in stocks and forex for the last few years but have never tried to make a living out of it. Since losing my job, I've actually stopped trading until I can get a concrete set of rules/strategies together, master Trader Workstation and NinjaTrader, and put together a detailed trade journal....and get a handle on my propensity to overtrade and risk more than a few percent of my account at a time. Hopefully, within a few months I will have most of this worked out and can let myself start trading again.

Big thanks to Big Mike for making this place happen....and another big thanks to Fat Tails--I've already learned more about Pivot Points from his posts here and at the NinjaTrader forums than I thought possible.

Thanks again all,

Sniff

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 seidi 
Berlin, Germany
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ProRealtime
Trading: Futures
 
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Hello everyone. I started trading in 2009. I've destroyed small accounts several times before I started learning and trying to understand this big slaghterfield... Now I'm looking forward to learn more to become profitable and surving the game without starving I'm really exited to ascertain this forum!

Good trades !

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TedNoel
Maitland, FL
 
 
Posts: 2 since Jun 2012
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Just another trader looking for a solid foundation...

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 tinkug112 
Vizag+india
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Nifty
 
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I am in loosing streak for past 3 years ... But deep inside I know will do good soon.
Hope to contribute and learn in this forum.

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CJOLars
San Francisco
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
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Here my welcome cheer to all:

I am a student of Chris Lori, Peter Bain, Vic Nobel, FT71 and Fari Hamzei. I have been studying for 8 years about now. I am trading FX and I am astute in analyzing COT as well as price action in FX. The most watched andd traded pairs for me are EURUSD, GBPUSD and some USDJPY.

I have greatly benefited from FT71 material here and way before he presented here on this website. For me the greatest respect goes to Chris Lori and FT71 <>

The COT studies for me come from Stephen Briese and Floyd Upperman. Both are great experts in trading with COT under the belt.

Anyway,

This is my introduction
Christoph

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pakatil
Bangalore + India
 
 
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Hi,

I am P.A. Katil from Bangalore, India. Trading since 6 years. Mainly in NSE Index Futures. Not very successful, just Floating. Hoping to better myself with help from all quarters.

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 CheRico 
Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Open Ecry, NinjaTrader
Trading: US Treasuries
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2012
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In the past 6 years I've moved from Turtles to VSA to Price Action and now scalping from the DOM. Starting to look like the answer is not "out there" -- but rather "in here". Looking forward to learning about high probability and deep psychology...

Best to everyone

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neil
Cambridge, UK
 
 
Posts: 23 since Jun 2012
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I spread bet in the Uk . Started out trying all sorts and reading get rich rubbish but not stupid enough to pay for any such. Now a firm believer in price action, support and resistance.
Big fan of James16 over at FF. Hope to learn more here and to find a home in a helpful/sharing community since I am tired at the decline of some sites into ego tripping, sarcasm, vendor advertising -anything but trading related info.

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boss hogg
auckland
 
 
Posts: 1 since May 2012
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Hello everyone,

I am a Civil Engineer by profession but have always wanted to try the markets so here I am (Five months experience...very green and reading as much as I can). I have babbled mainly in stocks of late. Limited success. I am living in New Zealand so time zone (1.30am when NYSE opens!!!) makes things a little hard. Want to get into futures and trade at reasonable times!!!

Before I jump in I want to learn as much as I can from experienced traders. Main thing I am finding is that not having some form of mentor or being able to drop ideas on others is really a disavantage IMO. So very happy to fine this forum. So yeah, lots to learn. Please feel free to drop me a line anytime.

Boss Hogg

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vze2363v
Tampa, FL/USA
 
 
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I found this forum when a thread from it came up in a Google search I did. I was intrigued at the statement many made about most Day Traders not being profitable.

I'm on disability, made a horrible husband choice (which I quickly remedied) and wound up having to raise a child with no financial/physical/emotional/moral support. Consequently, he grew up in poverty. My mother and I took out PLUS loans in an effort to stop the generational poverty, but the employment market is still dismal and he's only getting half of what he was told to expect in salary with his Bachelor's degree. Now we have $200K in PLUS loans and no way to pay them off. The only good thing we having going for us is my mother's house being underwater. There is literally nothing for the government to take.

The only thing I have going for me is my borderline OCD and focus to the point of ignoring everything around me. This helped when I was healthy - unfortunately I wound up burning the candle at both ends. A bad surgery ended my ability to work at a normal job.

I've tried a million other traditional ways to make money without results. I guess one more won't hurt. I like the idea that I can paper trade to see whether I have any aptitude for it before spending any money. I am just going to jump into the beginners files and see if anything sticks.

Wish me luck.

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I found this forum when a thread from it came up in a Google search I did. I was intrigued at the statement many made about most Day Traders not being profitable.

I'm on disability, made a horrible husband choice (which I quickly remedied) and wound up having to raise a child with no financial/physical/emotional/moral support. Consequently, he grew up in poverty. My mother and I took out PLUS loans in an effort to stop the generational poverty, but the employment market is still dismal and he's only getting half of what he was told to expect in salary with his Bachelor's degree. Now we have $200K in PLUS loans and no way to pay them off. The only good thing we having going for us is my mother's house being underwater. There is literally nothing for the government to take.

The only thing I have going for me is my borderline OCD and focus to the point of ignoring everything around me. This helped when I was healthy - unfortunately I wound up burning the candle at both ends. A bad surgery ended my ability to work at a normal job.

I've tried a million other traditional ways to make money without results. I guess one more won't hurt. I like the idea that I can paper trade to see whether I have any aptitude for it before spending any money. I am just going to jump into the beginners files and see if anything sticks.

Wish me luck.

Welcome to the site, but I have to say...

You are in no financial position to be a trader. You need to find another source of income, get your finances under control, then save up money you can afford to lose before you even consider trading.

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You are in no financial position to be a trader. You need to find another source of income, get your finances under control, then save up money you can afford to lose before you even consider trading.

I thought we were supposed to be more positive in the forum, but I defer to your wisdom in the matter. I wasn't really planning on spending any money until I had enough simulations under my belt to prove I was capable of making good trades.

Unfortunately, there is no way to get those finances under control until I find another income stream. Although after watching "investment" newbie videos all night on YouTube, I don't know that I'm cut out for this anyhow. The newbie vids (from the UK) exposed where all the corruption takes place in Corporate America (EBITDA and the higher numbered footnotes in the Balance Sheet?). Add to that the fact that the same Corporate Directors who are taking millions upon millions of dollars in personal incentives are the same ones deciding what the dividends for the company will be. Isn't that a little like putting the fox in the hen house? How does anyone profit through investing?

At least I learned a lot of things I didn't know about business. I enjoyed Money Week's "10 Signs A Company Is In Trouble" video the most. It really opened my eyes.

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I thought we were supposed to be more positive in the forum, but I defer to your wisdom in the matter. I wasn't really planning on spending any money until I had enough simulations under my belt to prove I was capable of making good trades.

Unfortunately, there is no way to get those finances under control until I find another income stream. Although after watching "investment" newbie videos all night on YouTube, I don't know that I'm cut out for this anyhow. The newbie vids (from the UK) exposed where all the corruption takes place in Corporate America (EBITDA and the higher numbered footnotes in the Balance Sheet?). Add to that the fact that the same Corporate Directors who are taking millions upon millions of dollars in personal incentives are the same ones deciding what the dividends for the company will be. Isn't that a little like putting the fox in the hen house? How does anyone profit through investing?

At least I learned a lot of things I didn't know about business. I enjoyed Money Week's "10 Signs A Company Is In Trouble" video the most. It really opened my eyes.

Don't let anybody tell you what you can or can't do. Being on disability means that you have enough time to find out if this is something you can do. It's hard learning to trade while employed, and it's equally hard to take time off without pay.

It's also hard to succeed at this without truly loving it; just wanting to make money is rarely enough. If you happen to devise a profitable system, or become convinced of your ability as a discretionary trader, you might want to look into Learn to Trade, Trading Coaches, Simulated Futures Trading (I have no affiliation with them) as a way to get started. It seems like a nice way for the underprivileged to get started. Just be sure that you've thoroughly tested your idea before risking any money...

Good luck!

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Dear all,

I'm new to this forum & will look forward to learning & sharing knowledge from everyone.
I've started trading since 1 year ago on a part time basis, and have many frustrations in the 1st platform (MetaStock) that I've bought. It's easy to learn but lack the flexibility & power of NinjaTrader which I've recently switched over.

I am working on sharpening my saw and will appreciate any help, advice or guidance from this community.

Thanks in advance.

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What is COT?

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Here my welcome cheer to all:

I am a student of Chris Lori, Peter Bain, Vic Nobel, FT71 and Fari Hamzei. I have been studying for 8 years about now. I am trading FX and I am astute in analyzing COT as well as price action in FX. The most watched andd traded pairs for me are EURUSD, GBPUSD and some USDJPY.

I have greatly benefited from FT71 material here and way before he presented here on this website. For me the greatest respect goes to Chris Lori and FT71 <>

The COT studies for me come from Stephen Briese and Floyd Upperman. Both are great experts in trading with COT under the belt.

Anyway,

This is my introduction
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I thought we were supposed to be more positive in the forum, but I defer to your wisdom in the matter

You should create a new thread to discuss, as this is meant only for introductions and nothing more. But I will briefly say, you need to be realistic. Everyone in the industry will tell you that you cannot succeed if you are trading with scared money.

So yes, absolutely you need to have a positive attitude, but that alone isn't going to contribute to your success. Only a well thought out plan and positioning yourself for success and not failure stands a chance of actually working.

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Commitment of Traders.

Commitments of Traders - CFTC

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I thought we were supposed to be more positive in the forum, but I defer to your wisdom in the matter. I wasn't really planning on spending any money until I had enough simulations under my belt to prove I was capable of making good trades.

Unfortunately, there is no way to get those finances under control until I find another income stream. Although after watching "investment" newbie videos all night on YouTube, I don't know that I'm cut out for this anyhow. The newbie vids (from the UK) exposed where all the corruption takes place in Corporate America (EBITDA and the higher numbered footnotes in the Balance Sheet?). Add to that the fact that the same Corporate Directors who are taking millions upon millions of dollars in personal incentives are the same ones deciding what the dividends for the company will be. Isn't that a little like putting the fox in the hen house? How does anyone profit through investing?

At least I learned a lot of things I didn't know about business. I enjoyed Money Week's "10 Signs A Company Is In Trouble" video the most. It really opened my eyes.

Sorry about your situation. As for trading, unfortunately there are likely going to be initial losses , some due to bogus trader education. So looking at your situation here's what I would suggest.

Of course start out with sim, but realistically. Start out simming with simulated funds similar to your situation. This would mean simulating a very small lot of Forex most likely maybe like $500 initial account.

A platform I would greatly suggest is TD Ameritrade's ThinkOrSwim. If you're able to start an account there but only for simming and learning purposes then you can get access to the desktop software which has both the live and paper version. The paper version is fully featured and allows simulation of all kinds of markets. It also simulates the spreads much more accurately than it used to. Without seriously practicing simming at first you could start with their default $100k account and just learn about how to trade the different type of markets i.e. stocks, options, futures, forex etc. It's all encapsulated. That's why I like Forex in ToS. They have to accountable not just for Forex but for everything else so it's not just another isolated forex bucket broker shop. They also have free webinars and ongoing chat rooms where some big time traders make their calls. And you can do it sim as long as you like. No extra fees for the platform or all it's data feeds. And futures.io (formerly BMT) is one of the best resources out there. It has great practical information, library of non-fluff indicators and files, reasonable vendor ad/spam control , and realistic examples of trading trials & journals and a generally fun warm vibe.

In your situation, imo being a sim trader is the best way to go for now. Not to worry, a lot folks here are sim traders. As you can see in the journals. Here's a realistic nobull interview about trading, video, good luck:
Joe DiNapoli Interview Part 1/4 - YouTube



update: Just saw this on a thread. But linking the video here too. Great interview by Tom Snosoff , formerly of ThinkOrSwim.


Amazing success story of a retail trader; options trading on the indexes isn't easy.

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I am no different from most of the new bees who lose their capital several times trading markets with a casual approach . I found this forum very informative and some serious stuff.

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Like bigmike, I've paid my dues to the big bank guru's. I decided to fight back in 2005 and taught myself object oriented programming to write algo's in NeoTicker and Ninjatrader to beat the banksters. I have a special interest in analyzing money flow and went so far as to write some bid/ask delta code but haven't systematized it to my satisfaction. My interest has been renewed recently in how best to exploit bid/ask (especially that of the big traders) by the early success es-runner has demonstrated (33/36 winning days, avg 8 points per day) I'm told it is better to analyze bursts of small trades during the same second than simply track large trade market orders, since as of Oct a couple of years ago a change of exchange policy now represents a large trade that has been absorbed by small trades as a list of small trades, not one large trade, hence the need to analyze bursts of small trades during the same second. Zac at SharkIndicators told me this week that a friend of bigmike, RJ, wrote an indicator that looks at trade block size and that Gomi, another bikmike member wrote DOMCD, which he said is available on bigmikes. Do I need to be a premium member to access those? Where do I find them?

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Hello everyone! This is my intro email, I've been very delinquent as I travel quite a bit and do not trade full time (but long to one day!)

If I may start with a question seeking some help.....

I have some bug in my Ninja script. I don't know where it is but I can't import any new script until I either find it and correct it or delete it.

I did download several indicators my first few days here...Gomi and ANApivotis/high low points..etc..

I tried to delete all of these (thinking I'll start over) but I can't delete any of them as I get error message stating the parts of these files are being referenced somewhere else.

Double checked my workspaces and I don't have any of these indicators "actively" working anywhere...

Any suggestions?

thanks!

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Hello everyone! This is my intro email, I've been very delinquent as I travel quite a bit and do not trade full time (but long to one day!)

If I may start with a question seeking some help.....

I have some bug in my Ninja script. I don't know where it is but I can't import any new script until I either find it and correct it or delete it.

I did download several indicators my first few days here...Gomi and ANApivotis/high low points..etc..

I tried to delete all of these (thinking I'll start over) but I can't delete any of them as I get error message stating the parts of these files are being referenced somewhere else.

Double checked my workspaces and I don't have any of these indicators "actively" working anywhere...

Any suggestions?

thanks!

Geoff

Did you try going directly to C:\Users\Trader\Documents\NinjaTrader 7\bin\Custom\Indicator and deleting them?

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Big Mike, thanks for the warm welcome. I am new to forums and don't really know the protocols but will read the

attached article for Beginners after my initial post. I am fairly new to trading but have been studying it intensley

over the last 3 years. I started off with a subscription to VectorVest and have been attending the local user group

since that time. I have also taken the Online Trading Academy training courses. I am a member of AfTA and try to

attend all of the monthly meetings. I have read many books on trading and look forward to learning and sharing

with the other forum members. I am a TradeStation user and am currently trying to learn Ninja Trader. This forum

was recommended to me by two different sources over the last week so I thought I better check it out!

Thank you for creating this venue for those of us interested in learning more about our chosen craft.

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Hi Traders!

Came across this forum and decided to sign up. hopefully learn more about day trading and refine my strategy to become profitable.

I've been investing for 5 years now using Charles Schwab and recently decided to try day trading full time. I'm basically a scalper using lightspeed platform.

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Great board! Been reading posts here, and decided to finally sign up so I could ask the occasional dumb question now and then. Lol! Again, great board!

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Hi Mike finally got around to post something I've been trading for many years and also blew up my account numerous times like many of us.

Because of your intro post things are changing. The one about sticking with the system and indicators that work for me, not changing things around, and looking for new one's, did it. I trade futures on the S+P and options on IWM and SPY.
I have a great system now and not changing it no matter what, it works.

However there is a question I would like to ask; what is the best technique or process to overcome fear of taking trades. I tend to talk myself out of many good trades especially the pullback trades this is the area I have trouble with.

I tend to pick the turns real well then get out because of a A turn but not being able to get back into the trend after the pull back to a B or a C.

So I tend to get out of my trade at targets instead of trailing stops, where there is a trend=line or a fib area and miss getting back in after a pullback, any help would be appreciated hope it's clear.

Oh and BTW thanks in advance for your answer. My First post ever anywhere.

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i was wondering if you there was a website where they give emails when they pick the options and when they get in

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Hey Iceman
Yes the best I found and use is Sling Shot Options.

It's a simple EOD system using a special type of bar and a short term MA. he has different systems as well as binary systems too. If you sign up use good MM and start off with small trades.

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