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Tommybaker
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Great forum, i really hope to be around for a long time to share and learn!!!

I'm still new to this forum. When I post comments it doesn't show that it's posted...

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Tommybaker
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I'm still new to this forum. When I post comments it doesn't show that it's posted...

I've been trying to find out if there's any difference of quality between Ninja trader and Infinity Futures

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 addchild 
Bay Area California
 
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I've been trying to find out if there's any difference of quality between Ninja trader and Infinity Futures

ninjatrader is a platform used by many brokerages, infinity is a brokerage with its own front end. Apples and Oranges.

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Tommybaker
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ninjatrader is a platform used by many brokerages, infinity is a brokerage with its own front end. Apples and Oranges.

That makes sense. What I meant was which is better quality/faster? Ninjatrader or the DOM platform used by Infinity? ND Global Trading has been informing me that Ninjatrader is slightly faster and I should go with it while I'm with Infinity using their DOM platform.

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 SerCava 
Madrid + Spain
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hi all!

Nice forum you have here!

I come here mostly to learn about programming in NinjaTrader, but willing to contribute as much as I have time.

Have fun!

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Hi
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I am a new gay,but my write in English is no good

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Fabian
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Thanks BigMike, the forum is nice, is very important to train and better at a forum in which to share experiences

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 kontio 
Bremen, Germany
 
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Hi everyone,

new here, but willing to learn.
Hope we will exchange good informations.

Greetings from Germany,

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 Pietvw 
Cape Town, South Africa
 
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Hi Everyone

I'm new here, been trading almost 10 years now using D-Levels (fibonacci). What caught my attention was the discussion on volume profile it seems to fit fib trading extremely well.

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 chripu 
Gmunden Austria
 
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Hi everybody ... i´m from Austria and new to trade with Ninja ... nice work done here in this forum ! Thx ....
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 Nilesh 
Pune (India)
 
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Hello Everyone,
I am new here, I have been trading for 3 years. Looking forward to learn from everyone.

Best Wishes

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keithloco
Singapore
 
 
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Hey Everyone,

I am new here and welcome any advice on trading platforms that have been useful to others.

Keith

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MisterGopher
Alexandria, VA
 
 
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Thanks for the forum. I have committed myself to getting the skills, mindset, (and account equity) to trade full time.

I have started out trading the EUR/USD for a few hours before work experimenting with fibs, bbands, MACD, pivot points, etc. I am in the definitely in the process of finding my style and look forward to the day when I have a better grasp on what I am looking for each day.

I look forward to learning and contributing.

-MG

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Hello there everyone! I'm very new to futures trading and a new member to futures.io (formerly BMT). As a matter of fact, I haven't actually traded a contract yet. I'm in no rush and want to absorb as much as possible here. I'm in the process of setting up a brokerage account and shopping for a trading platform. I've already learned a lot just reading through some of the posts here so decided to spring for the elite membership. I think Mike has put together something really great here.

Schmidty

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 analytik 
Prague, Czech Republic
 
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Hello all,
this forum was adviced to me as a big trading community, so im looking forward to discuss with you. Im e-mini intraday trader with fresh 3 months LIVE experience and about 2 years of previous testing and simulated trading. I dont use indicators, just PA and SR zones.

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 0bl1vion 
Toronto, Canada
 
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Hi all,

Oblivion from Canada Land here.

I've been trading forex for about a year and am currently in the process of crossing over to the futures marketplace (bonds and grains in particular).

This forum is a life changer - that is for certain… a complete treasure trove of information without which I would face a miniscule chance of success.

Mike, as the founder I would like to extend my personal gratitude to you for founding this wonderful community.
As for the rest of you, thank you so much for contributing all the invaluable information that is available. I hope to learn a lot and contribute even more during my time here.

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Jloch
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Hi everyone,

I'm Jan from the Netherlands. I would not be here if I was successful. Hope I can learn and change my bad habits. Problem there is an overload of info out there and everyone wants to sell you something.

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 trader tom 
London, UK
 
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Hello

I just became an elite member, this forum was recommended to me by a friend,
hope i will learn something, and after that i will be able to give something back

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Tom

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DeanG
Palatine Illinois
 
 
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After over 2 years of trying just about everything out there i found this website - hoping to find a workable strategy/methodology in the eminis. I've tried just about every possible indicator, numerous rooms, etc,,, With NO success, i'm currently looking at Al Brooks price action which uses NO indicators.

Cheers, Dean

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davidbrooke
nashville tn usa
 
 
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Hello everyone!
I'm looking forward to contributing and gaining knowledge here. I would like to ask what would be the proper way to link up with other like minded traders?
Thanks

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 cssingh 
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iam from india tirupati

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kimoh
Nairobi, Kenya
 
 
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good to be here... for the 1st time

I would consider myself a novice still since i am not banking consistently... Been trading for 1 year, i have scalped and tried a few other trading techniques, scalping was the worst by far and blew a couple of accounts, could not even go to the wash room, till my behinds became sore baby sitting the charts... I dont think i had any idea what i was doing. I now look at S/R mostly and a wyckoff student, which i think is a steep learning curve of the true market structure.

looking forward to good learning and constant banking till we become first name buddies with my bank manager

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DNSHUKLA
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
 
 
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Hi and Good morning to everyone. Myself a part time trader for the last 5 years. Mostly pattern trader though learnt a bit of all including market Profile. Since I am doing a Job preparing myself for post retirement carreer.

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Rupert James
London UK
 
 
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Hello,

I originally profiled my Trading Experience as "Master", but have since decided that that title should never be self-awarded.

I'm slowly planning my move from employed to independent, but trading on one's own account is a lonely business - hence the need to be part of a good community.

Unfortunately, every other forum I looked at seemed full of angry people and those offering lots of trading advice as 'legendary traders' - based on the number of posts they've made.

Hopefully I've come to the right place, and can give as much help to others as I received over the past 10 years.

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 overkill 
Seattle, WA/ USA
 
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Platform: thinkorswim
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As have many before me I have developed a passion for trading. After succeeding in most other areas of life, as a salesman for computing technology start ups, biotech instrumentation, consultant, husband and parent (well, the jury is still out) I COMPLETELY FAILED at trading. I failed over and over and over again. I lost a life transforming amount of money. Then, I decided to REALLY try. I worked incessantly now at my trading. 18/7/365.

Soon, I wiped myself out, reloaded the account. In disbelief, thinking I CAN do it, I reloaded immediately and failed. I did this over 4 months 6 times ! I shredded money faster and faster. Responding to losses with LARGER and LARGER positions in even FURTHER OTM strike options. 100% stakes 3-4-5 strikes out, huge theta decay, always surprised. Lighting money on fire would have been more useful, at least there would be heat. Hmmm ruined but in denial.

I have never been so defeated with so much effort. It had to be impossible.... but the losses were really really real. Now really big, the end of the year came and it was time to come clean with my wife, who's risk aversion and conservatism I held in my mind trying to spring/propel back my P/L. We worked hard for all of that money. How can I tell her? I love her but I fear she'll leave me after 24 years. (she didn't.....but...)

Sooo.. I started looking for a job and paper trading. Both not working well. I wrote software to increase the number of trades. I was making about 1000 trades per day. Again over and over again, every day I lost money.
I was furious frustrated and angry. How could this be? Computer assisted failure, yes, it was faster but I was already depressed, sick and in the doghouse, and oh yes, I WAS BROKE now also. (I am a person accustomed to a $350K lifestyle of expenditures). My wife was working and successful, we... er a she made me cut back on well a lot.

Never giving in. I focused on paper trading. I'm pretty smart, I write software, I have super fast platforms, I have fiber networks, I WILL SUCCEED AT TRADING. I HAVE to be successful. Years went by. I became increasingly isolated on my silicon island. I was so ashamed to let a friend know (who always us as pretty successful financially) How I did this for 3 years I don't know. I was NEVER NEVER NEVER going to give up. I was at this for 4 years.

About 2 years ago, I started achieving consistent profitability. I think I largely accomplished my objective of success. I win or perform quite well in various online contests, over and over now. I experiment and try new ideas. It started to become fun. I lose all sense of time on trading days, until the close. Now what? While this "success" came extremely hard for me, I finally learned something. I'm still an idiot, but I broke the relentless trend of losses.

For me, in the end I found that I was the enemy. I was the reason I failed. My reasons for trading were my undoing.

It's time to learn from other traders, and share strategies and ideas, that's why I'm here. Someday I hope to be counted amongst you guys as one the best traders of actual money.

-overkill

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Willem1
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Hi Mike,

I am a fairly new part-time trader and am trying to find good information to assist me to develop a good trading plan. I work fulltime and look at the market in the evenings and sometimes during the day. I live in South Africa and trade stocks and indexes on the JSE. I have been reading a lot on MACD, Moving averages, candles and Stochastic indicators but am struggling to decide how to put it all together in order to give me an edge. I also realise that good money management and a written trading plan (including a traders journal) are crucial for success. I hope to learn from your Trading Forum.

Regards
Willem

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samih
Paris France
 
 
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Hi Mike, and All,

Thank you, I'm glad to be here, Mike You've done a wonderful job.

I hope I can learn from you all,
Thanks,

Samih
NT

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 Zakk 
Sacramento CA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: Mirus/Continuum
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Hey everyone, Ive learned so much since Ive been lurking Thank you to everyone for all the information

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 Zakk 
Sacramento CA
 
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I was looking for one of these "introduce yourself" sections yesterday. I didnt look that hard.

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 dario1 
Ontario, Canada
 
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Glad to join, great info. Thank you all

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themick
San Diego, California
 
 
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Hey Big Mike, I am a proprietary trader trading mostly pairs. Really like your website and the chance to read / hear from others, not much to add yet myself, still trying to figure my way around

Jack

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 luv2trade 
Charlotte NC/USA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra chart, ninja trader, metatrader
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I've been trading for about 5 years now, have spent much too much money on various courses as well as what I like to call tuition (losing trades). I have yet to find the "magic bullet" and have come to the conclusion that there just isn't one! I have devised a very simple plan of buy low and sell high. Relatively tight stops if it doesn't go my way, and let her run if it does. Sounds like "duh", but it really is the key. I'm hoping to find support of fellow traders in this blog, share some great ideas, and hopefully, finally turn this into my full time career. Thanks for letting me join the group!

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 dkleinhb 
Los Angeles, CA
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Trading: ES
 
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Looking for NinjaTraped Market Profile indicators for Day trading

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CoopGeko
Boston, MA
 
 
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Hi Folks-
I'm new to this forum, but have traded equities for 30+ years presonally and professionally, and have traded futures on and off for some 15 years. Left a sell-side Wall St firm a little over a year ago and am now attempting "trading for a living" to support a family of four with kids in semi-private schools and a wife used to more!!!! This ain't gonna be easy!!!!
Coop

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achinj
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Hi All

small positional trader (for 5yrs) looking for trade systems and back testing techniques.


thanks
Achin

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 narenthiranps 
Indianapolis
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hello Mike and everybody,

Glad to join the forum. Hoping to learn a lot from all the experts out there in the forum.

Thanks.

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 vicky2005 
Delhi Delhi/India
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Esignal, Metastock and Investor/RT
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Hello Everyone,

I am happy to be a member of this portal.

Very informative and very helpful. I am still a beginner and learner. Hope to learn and share all about markets.

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 greekmangeek 
Phoenix AZ, USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Harmonic patterns recognition software seems to keep me on top...so until something goes awry i just shortcut the education i've accumulated and trade signals from this indicator...doesn't seem right that it works so well and i don't rely on my wits like a true professional...so i keep learning until i find my personal methods...Harmonic patterns analysis requires a bit of patience and tedious measuring and persistence but until then am pleased with the free indicator...pretty accurate!! but i would prefer being able to trade from personal expertise...maybe in some amount of years.

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 nakachalet 
siam, west coast andaman sea
 
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Harmonic patterns recognition software seems to keep me on top...so until something goes awry i just shortcut the education i've accumulated and trade signals from this indicator...doesn't seem right that it works so well and i don't rely on my wits like a true professional...so i keep learning until i find my personal methods...Harmonic patterns analysis requires a bit of patience and tedious measuring and persistence but until then am pleased with the free indicator...pretty accurate!! but i would prefer being able to trade from personal expertise...maybe in some amount of years.

r u also a used car sale person?

moonlighting as a trader?

selling for harmonic vendor?

wow.... what a career achievement in the making?

besides, you look like our mr. z.... on board here.

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 greekmangeek 
Phoenix AZ, USA
 
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Just haven't had much drawback...just a matter of time??
is there something inherently flawed trading a mechanical system...it is what i have..and to trade well is to match MM with probability..

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r u also a used car sale person?

moonlighting as a trader?

selling for harmonic vendor?

wow.... what a career achievement in the making?

besides, you look like our mr. z.... on board here.

maybe that was a bit smarmy??..just haven't seen many flaws for the system...was trying to make the point that it doesn't seem realistic that i've had so much success...I've read Scott Carney's work and he makes the point that harmonics are very accurate...i was just trying to express that it seems fantastical that i've had results and what pov is flawed?? it has been thus far a reliable and profitable indicator and i'm agog that it's just there for free on the net!!

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r u also a used car sale person?

moonlighting as a trader?

selling for harmonic vendor?

wow.... what a career achievement in the making?

besides, you look like our mr. z.... on board here.

I am mr. z
i jumped the gun with seemingly just irrelevant by-and-by...i'm 34, certifiably insane, whatever that means these days, socially retarded, but i'm not autistic nor do i have aspergers syndrome. But i sometimes lack any common insight amongst peers..although when i'm high on amphetamine [or lots of caffeine] i can focus and thus communicate without too many idiosyncracies ...i've been interested in trading for about 3 years..have read a few books,, and tried to accumulate some knowledge but my mediocre IQ makes it difficult now from all the poisons i've immersed my brain in....I smoke, don't drink anymore...i weigh 268 lbs at 5`10' and i intend to study technical analysis unprofitably until i'm 40 or successful and if that then i would probably like to live off the charity of the other FX traders. career achievement in the making...i'm gonna be rich!!! yahhooo

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 nakachalet 
siam, west coast andaman sea
 
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boon
Brisband Queensland Australia
 
 
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Hi

Happy to join this forum to learn and share

I stumbled across this forum googlingfor a true strength index indicator for MT4
Any help with finding download would be much appreciated:sos:

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 jcwink 
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Hi Mike and Trader Community:
For the last 30 years my primary occupation has been the car business. Owner of a GM Chrysler dealership sold in 2006. Since 2006 have bought and sold used cars to friends, family, previous customers and referrals. Have traded stocks and options for several years, in June of 2011 turned my attention to the futures market. Have paid some tuition to the market. If I stick to my trading plan I am profitable, however when I move away from it I lose. I am interested in learning more about Gomi's indicators. Look forward to meeting and learning from futures.io (formerly BMT)'s trader community.

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 houz 
Washington DC/USA
 
Experience: Beginner
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Hi everyone! I've always been interested in trading and have finally jumped into the fire !

I was told about this forum through a friend and have decided to make this place my new home. I look forward to learning and interacting with this fine community.


Mike thank you for taking the time to create this forum, It is no easy task!



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Thanks Big Mike for initiating and maintaining this thread.

I'm in that older retired set (and a techie to boot!). I have been invested in the stock and bond market since I was in the twenties and I'm still learning. Recently I've gotten frustrated with the way the markets have been more government driven than economy/trader driven. As I manage our retirement assets, I therefore have been looking for a way to diversify. For the past two or three weeks one of my sons and I have been looking at trading in the futures market (Mini S & P, NAS, Oil, Gold, & Russell). As we both have been getting educated over the last five years or so in using charts, we appear to be reasonably prepared for this new venue.

We will be taking some webinars on trading in these markets and then will use the simulator on TA Trader and Ninja to gain confidence before jumping in with real $.

I am a "long-time" Mac user, so it really hurts to have to buy a virtual software package and run Windows. Doing some web searching on that subject is how I found this forum and found the answers I needed. Because of the info received here it looks like I will be using Parallel and running Windows 7 HP-64 bit. I have a two monitor screen setup on my Mac and have been assured by a Parallel techie that I will be able to run one screen on Windows and one on the Mac or if I need it, run them both on Windows.

I look forward to interacting with many of you on the forum.

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Hi,

I've been investing in the stock market since 1997. I didn't get into options until last year until I happened to go to a TD Ameritrade free seminar (more of a teaser to get you to buy Investools) and got introduced to covered calls. Previously, I was under the impression/notion that options were too risky/scary so I didn't want to learn about them or anything.

After seeing a friend of mine (who emails me and some other friends a lot re: observations from technical analysis) do so well, I've wanted to learn more about technical analysis and options.

I've had some winners but also have made a TON of mistakes (i.e. letting a stock fall too far, not knowing about options, not knowing technical analysis, etc.). I only wish I'd realized some of them much earlier.

I'm using TOS and am always in search of cheaper brokerages for trading options (recently was able to switch to $1.25/contract). Currently, I don't trade many contracts per order (1-5) as I'm rather risk averse.

I'd say my experience is somewhere between beginner and intermediate.

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Beermano
Near Fraser Island, Qld. Australia.
 
 
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Hello to all,

I have been trading / learning to trade anyway, Forex for 1 year now.
Glad to have stumbled onto this site. Thanks Mike. Look forward to interacting & learning.
Cheers.
Bruce

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 alonzo 73 
new york
 
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i enjoy the info on this site, i have been trying to learn to trade for a couple of years and hope your site will be helpfull,love some of the indicators here as well well as learning tools you have here.
thanks mike

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 leinster1 
Dublin, Ireland
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: GFT
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Hi Big Mike, hi Guys,
My name is Shane, i would like to introduce myself as a learning trader climbing that learning curve but its pretty steep at the moment. Im delighted to be a member with all you guys and the great work that you do, hopefully we can share some advice in time to come. Best Wishes to you all, Shane.

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 efutures 
kansas city, KS.
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation and Interactive Brokers
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Hello All,

I am electronics engineer and spent around twenty years in information tech industry. I have traded stocks and options for around fifteen years. I had some Great years and few not so great years. I am always learning the market and working towards the goal to become full time trader. Early this year quit my job as I.T Architect and started trading full time.

Currently trading TF intra day using tick charts and looking to trade CL in the future. I have long way to go to become a pro, but I deligently working on it every day.

AH.

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Atlanta Georgia/United States
 
 
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Hi my name is Stan Richman and i am happy to have joined the bigMiketrading.com!!!!I have been reading through various postings and its been helpful for my trading.I am a professional trader and trade mainly the CL and NQ.

STAN

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ClarkFX
Calgary + Alberta
 
 
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Hi Mike and the gang!

Just wanted to say Hi to everyone, as I've finally decided to join the community and created an account. I've been lurking about for a couple years now. If you ever use the Babypips forums you'll find me there.

A little bit about myself:

I started learning how to trade when I was 12, starting with equities. By the time I was 15, I was trading Forex. As a result of my interests with the markets, I am now taking Computational Finance as my degree in university.

Just the past couple of years, I have been trading 100% automated using quantitative analysis. I have developed my own algorithmic trading platform and am only now starting to use MultiCharts as an offline tool to help develop and perform periodic optimisation on trading systems. I also use Adaptrade's Market System Analyser for further Portfolio analysis.

Would love to meet some fellow algo traders and learn more.

Clark

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Houston, TX
 
 
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Hi All,

First let me say thanks to Big Mike. This site is impressive and I can't imagine the time you have spent putting this together and keeping it going.

I have been trading futures full time for about 2 years now. I did stock trading for about 4 years prior.

I came across this forum doing some research on NT, as some of the things I am currently working in TS are not working out as I hoped.

Regards,
BMAC28

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Sofia Bulgaria
 
 
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Hello traders.
I trade since 2008. My mainly traded instruments are crude oil and gold and DAX when in crude and gold there is no much volatility.
And since 2011 I trade for a living. The trading is just setting me free

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Hello Big Mike,

I am not yet a trader but start learning from now on.
I wish to be all-rounder which mean know how to trade stocks/ FOREX/ Commodities, as you probably know trader cannot alive if they only know one of the trading vehicle.
and then my target is to learn how to use programming to indicate / automate my trade...etc.

I wish to learn all these from you.

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daglas1
Kyiv/Ukraine
 
 
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Hello everybody.
I am indicators and strategies developer of nt7 and mt4 trading platforms. I have few websites with my strategies, indicators and books.

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Philip Bordy
Zurich Switzerland
 
 
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Philip here, Greetings everyone

I`m a US expat living in Switzerland (8 yrs.)--started trading 6 mos. ago.
Well, if you can call it that. Had some great beginner`s luck with a cash account, up 31% first month buying 3x silver ETF.
Started reading all over the web every waking hour trying develop a vocabulary while I watched live candle charts (mostly London Silver) fancying myself a natural.

Ponied up for a margin account, started day-trading volatile stocks and FX. Within 2 mos. I went from up 31% to down 25%.

Decided maybe I was`t a natural and needed to settle down and put my money in something safe. Had been hearing so much about AAPL and it seemed to be going up endlessly. Went all in on April 10 (the day it reached it`s all time high), doubled down twice that day as I watched the streaming red lines plummet. Over the next next few weeks I bottomed with my account at 51% down (still holding AAPL). On 10 April (also my birthday) I had`t even bothered to look at where it was trading in the channel and how long its ATR had been off the charts before I threw myself into it, as I was so exasperated with my day-trading losses at the time. Even though I had just read about these things in Elder`s book. Anyway, I could go on, but I`ll leave it at that.

The good news is that it put my trading on hold and forced me to look honestly at myself and realize I had joined the infamous club of greater fools...and though hard at work learning, had been clueless, a consummate baggie. Man was that sobering and painful (though fairly benign compared to some of the stories I`ve read). And in the mean-time I`ve been forced to sit on the sidelines, fully margined in AAPL, reading, watching and waiting for my losses to be cured as my wounds heal. I know I could take some action, but I feel like I need this self-imposed down-time, to digest the multitude of things I`ve been learning since I started in January and to learn a lot more before I start pulling the trigger again. I`m feeling pretty gun shy. I landed here (forum) searching for feedback on Al Brooks book before ordering it (which I did today).

Of course I`ve come to realize what an incredibly complex and wild beast this thing we call the market is--effected by so many different factors in so many different ways...the tape will be moved. Sometimes I wonder if at my age, 54, I will ever really be able to learn how to trade, as in my previous life I had no interest in economics, the market and the like of any kind--much-less fundamental and technical trading analysis--rather music.

I am smitten though. And for now, anyway, bound and determined to learn. I`m completely fascinated at the prospects of gaining some deeper understanding and know-how of this more than challenging field.

Thanks for allowing me to first-time vent my little trading world.
I`m hoping this place will help me along in my trading and investing development.
And I`m hoping that I will also be able to contribute in some way.
Cheers to all from Switzerland,
Philip

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 Crispim 
Rio de Janeiro, RJ/Brazil
 
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Hello people! I am from Brazil, trading Bovespa Stocks since 2009, and after dealing with many ups and downs and trial and error, no consistency and such, I bumped into futures.io (formerly BMT) and after browsing for a week, decided it's time to invest seriously in my learning. Hope to learn and grow my trading a lot through this community, and have to say just for browsing and reading for a week, I have learned so much. Thanks !

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New York, NY
 
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It's nice to join this board. I first learned of it because of gomi's cumulative delta indicactor, and since then I've lurked around without an account for 6 months. I've benefited tremendously from the discussions here even before making this account, so I'll like to give you all my thanks.

I'm entirely on the program trading side. I took an interest from the work on quantitative risk management and statistical arbitrage at a mathematics conference, and took a turn from developing computational models for stroke rehabilitation to implementing volatility models. I am currently in Tokyo but will head back to Cambridge, MA by the end of this summer. Either ways, happy trading, and see you guys around on the board!

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 brownj13 
Atlanta, GA
 
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I have been looking at this community for a few months and based on feedback from other traders decided to join...

My trading began trading in 2000, actually became passionate about trading in 2008 and trade stocks, etf's & options. In 2012 I began trading Futures and found my home :-)

I look forward to interacting with all of you!!

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Philip here, Greetings everyone

I`m a US expat living in Switzerland (8 yrs.)--started trading 6 mos. ago.
Well, if you can call it that. Had some great beginner`s luck with a cash account, up 31% first month buying 3x silver ETF.
Started reading all over the web every waking hour trying develop a vocabulary while I watched live candle charts (mostly London Silver) fancying myself a natural.

Ponied up for a margin account, started day-trading volatile stocks and FX. Within 2 mos. I went from up 31% to down 25%.

Decided maybe I was`t a natural and needed to settle down and put my money in something safe. Had been hearing so much about AAPL and it seemed to be going up endlessly. Went all in on April 10 (the day it reached it`s all time high), doubled down twice that day as I watched the streaming red lines plummet. Over the next next few weeks I bottomed with my account at 51% down (still holding AAPL). On 10 April (also my birthday) I had`t even bothered to look at where it was trading in the channel and how long its ATR had been off the charts before I threw myself into it, as I was so exasperated with my day-trading losses at the time. Even though I had just read about these things in Elder`s book. Anyway, I could go on, but I`ll leave it at that.

The good news is that it put my trading on hold and forced me to look honestly at myself and realize I had joined the infamous club of greater fools...and though hard at work learning, had been clueless, a consummate baggie. Man was that sobering and painful (though fairly benign compared to some of the stories I`ve read). And in the mean-time I`ve been forced to sit on the sidelines, fully margined in AAPL, reading, watching and waiting for my losses to be cured as my wounds heal. I know I could take some action, but I feel like I need this self-imposed down-time, to digest the multitude of things I`ve been learning since I started in January and to learn a lot more before I start pulling the trigger again. I`m feeling pretty gun shy. I landed here (forum) searching for feedback on Al Brooks book before ordering it (which I did today).

Of course I`ve come to realize what an incredibly complex and wild beast this thing we call the market is--effected by so many different factors in so many different ways...the tape will be moved. Sometimes I wonder if at my age, 54, I will ever really be able to learn how to trade, as in my previous life I had no interest in economics, the market and the like of any kind--much-less fundamental and technical trading analysis--rather music.

I am smitten though. And for now, anyway, bound and determined to learn. I`m completely fascinated at the prospects of gaining some deeper understanding and know-how of this more than challenging field.

Thanks for allowing me to first-time vent my little trading world.
I`m hoping this place will help me along in my trading and investing development.
And I`m hoping that I will also be able to contribute in some way.
Cheers to all from Switzerland,
Philip

Philip:

Thanks for sharing. Your story touched me.

The reason I am responding is that I am 62 and learning. At 54 you have tons of time so don't (ever) let age be a factor.

I have been working on this for about 3 years and luckily or not, did not put a lot of real money into this before I realize how much learning and training I would need before I really get out on the field to play. I am now questioning myself that perhaps I am playing it too safe and need to start using real money.

My major response to you relates to your comment ".... gaining some deeper understanding and know-how of this more than challenging field.". I have listened to many people and read many books and have watched myself. Yes there are technicalities that you will have to learn but that only accounts for less than 20%. What you have to learn is yourself. You have to learn discipline which results in patience, focus, and emotions that support what you want and not contradict what you want. Don't ever think you can control your emotions but you can learn to live and trade so that your emotions are your friend.

Best of .... I was going to say luck but this has nothing to do with luck. So work and study hard and smart. Remember that's 20% techical and 80% you.

Geoff

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Philip:

Thanks for sharing. Your story touched me.

The reason I am responding is that I am 62 and learning. At 54 you have tons of time so don't (ever) let age be a factor.

I have been working on this for about 3 years and luckily or not, did not put a lot of real money into this before I realize how much learning and training I would need before I really get out on the field to play. I am now questioning myself that perhaps I am playing it too safe and need to start using real money.

My major response to you relates to your comment ".... gaining some deeper understanding and know-how of this more than challenging field.". I have listened to many people and read many books and have watched myself. Yes there are technicalities that you will have to learn but that only accounts for less than 20%. What you have to learn is yourself. You have to learn discipline which results in patience, focus, and emotions that support what you want and not contradict what you want. Don't ever think you can control your emotions but you can learn to live and trade so that your emotions are your friend.

Best of .... I was going to say luck but this has nothing to do with luck. So work and study hard and smart. Remember that's 20% techical and 80% you.

Geoff

Geoff
Thanks for your words and support and they are well worth remembering.
It is incredible how the switches get thrown in your head when real cash is on the line, time perception warps, heart rate and respiration accelerate, tension and emotion grow exponentially, decision-making power center gets overloaded and skewed--sometimes frozen like stage fright as your uncertainty and doubt magnifies into a dominating cacophony of church bells in the hollow of your head and then you scramble for dear life pulling the trigger at every phantom demon threatening to rob you blind (like massively leveraged AUDUSD)...for day-trading anyway. I know it does`t have to be this extreme and there are times when it has actually flowed like being in "the zone"--especially in the beginning before I had accumulated so many bad memories. I think time, knowledge and experience will hopefully turn a lot of this in my favor.

Anyway, all of this to agree with what you say, especially the 80%-you part. I have already discovered a lot about myself and my relationship to money, my fears and desires and deeply entrenched belief patterns that create knee-jerk and illogical reactions and actions, my pettiness and greed, fear and panic, ego, need to be right, impatience, arrogance on and on. Understanding this is one thing, developing new ways of being that work in real-time action under pressure is another. The tendency is always to revert back to your self-default mode. Again, I`m hoping time, experience and learning from mistakes will improve most of this and all this energy will be channeled into much more confident and clear action with a much greater ability to understand and accept the consequences--both good (as in running profits) and bad (shorter losses)--and roll with it. Money and risk management. Okay, enough blah blah.

So, I guess there`s no way to get there without walking through the fire.
Back at you with: "So work and study hard and smart. Remember that's 20% techical and 80% you."
I appreciate it. Thanks again.
Philip

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Wellington NZ
 
 
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Hi to everyone - bit shy to make comments hence it has taken some time to pluck up the courage to start.
I have been studying trading for around 6 years now and have been live trading so understand what it takes to pull the trigger as they say. I started in the emini futures world using NinjaTrader and even though I have recently started studying the FX markets (MT4), my passion remains with Ninja. My trip has come almost full circle and I am now back pretty much where I started with a basic chart, 1 x ma and another indicator called TDI. The methodology of this setup was established by a great & sincere tutor named Big E ( Thread called Trading Made Simple ).
I am not a techie at all and like to keep things as simple as possible. With all that is going on in the Euro Zone this past couple of years, my live trading has been limited but I still dedicate my trading time to Sim. My preferred instruments are 6A /6B /6E ( Aussie / Pound / Euro ) all being Currency Futures. As I live in NZ, my trade times are pretty neat - I start looking for signals at around 7pm my time which is pre-London and the Open. I am generally finished by 10pm my time. in the morning, I do look at the signals that may be around at about 8 - 9 am NZ time. This is basically the last couple of hours from US market and then the open of the Aussie . Having spent far too many hours in front of the screens all these years, I have finally learned that sometimes LESS IS BEST. It does not take long to identify if trade is forming - if not, then go & do something more constructive or have fun even
Anyway - enough of my background. I am dedicated to being a success and hope to get some help from you all. If there are any members who trade similar to me on Ninja, I would love to hear from you. Even more so too if anyone has been a follower of the TMS method discussed earlier. I look forward to contributing and to also continue browsing over a lot of the threads here.
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Hi everyone,

I am based in London and have been trading for just a little over five years. I started off as a day trader using swing trading strategies. Now I combine swing trading with scalping techniques. I trade UK equities, futures and FX.

I am looking forward to sharing trading experience and new strategies with eveyone here and to grow and learn as we all take this narrow road to financial freedom and personal wealth.

See you around on the forum.

StarTrader777

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 Joseph Connors 
Colorado Springs, CO USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
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I thought I would introduce myself and provide a brief synopsis of my trading career to date.

I position traded and day traded stocks and options in the mid 1980s. I also day traded stocks in 2000-2001. I have blown up several accounts over the years and in the process made ALL the mistakes! I will soon fund yet another account and try futures this time. I am confident the results will be different this time. I have learned much over the years and paid very dearly for the knowledge!

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Glad to become the part of this community

Mind to introduce myself, i'm 20 years old and i've been trading since 2009 and blew up several accounts, now i'm trading my own account since last year, intraday trading in gold instrument with trendline as my only friend lol

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Valparaiso, IN USA
 
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Hello,

I have been trading stocks for about 2 years, and doing ok, not great.

I am currently taking a class from Trading Advantage, and using TA Trader software.

I found this forum after I fount a Webinar about Investor RT software on youtube.

I have not blown up any accounts yet, and hopping it's not a prerequisite. We will see.

I am currently looking for a stable platform, and a better broker with lower fees that I can standardize on.

I can not possibly fight software, commissions and learn to trade at the same time.


My hobbies include being a flight instructor, and RC Aircraft & Drones.



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I've been trading 4 years, learning more every day. Seems like I picked the most volatile time to learn, but getting there at last. I've studied many "systems", found the a lot are not so good. Happily there are a few great ones like Big Mike's. I day trade in Forex, am a master in RSI thanks to a mentor who is kind enough to teach me. There is no "holy grail", you need to gradually tune your system into what works best for you. Like most, I was indicator crazy before learning Price Action is a major part of trading. Looking forward to learning from this site.
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Hi Mike,

just beginning with trading (in the first phase, scouting market, platform, strategies). Currently investigating indicators, automated strategies, optimization, backtesting, the lot.... I can see that most experienced traders seem to go to the price action approach, let's see if that will be the path where I'll go.

Martin

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boston, ma / usa
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja , metastock, multicharts, TDA, tradestation
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Would like to thank all of the BigMikeTrading Members for the shared research posted to this site, I am a 12 year player and there is so much more learn, Hope my experiences will be able to help all that contribute to this wonderful site. Thank you again ... Scott

Not a vendor, just a trader. I do not sell anything. Current studies involve EasyLanguage, Money Management and Technical Analysis. Do Enjoy: Fibs, S / R's , Eliotts, Cycles, Trends , Skews. Not Enjoy: fundamentals, Main St Media . It's all about keeping your emotions out of trading and work a system. Appreciate all insight as will be returned. Scotty B.
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Dear All,

Nice to visit the site, hope we can share more.

Tnanks.

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I'm glad I found this forum, I'm one of thousands off other people that have been sucked into the big money game. I will tell my story in another post.

Thanks

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 para6ut 
london united kingdom
 
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Hi,

What a great forum, big Thank you for Big Mike's efforts and time. Also to all the traders for the shared knowledge and insight. I wish i had more time to read and share my experience, but working on it ,

best
para6ut

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tradingmarket
Riga, Latvia
 
 
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Hi! I'm really glad to be here! Forex trading is something I devoted a few years of study and now finally I can say that there are really working patterns and everyone can take advantage of them!

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 kevinkdog   is a Vendor
 
 
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Hi Everyone -

After years of occasionally visitng, I finally decided to join futures.io (formerly BMT). I finally got fed up with the trolls on many other sites...

I've been trading futures the past 20+ years, with many of the early years being unsuccessful.

I've been fairly profitable for the past 10 years or so, won a trading contest along the way, and abandoned a lucrative career 4+ years ago to trade full time.

In my "down" time, I write trading magazine articles, write a blog and do some trading system selling and consulting. But mostly, my focus is trading my personal accounts.


Trading is by far the toughest thing I have ever done, work wise.


I hope to pick up trading info, and hopefully also offer some good advice along the way.

Kevin

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 Wouter 
Groningen, Nederland
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts lifelong license
Broker: Trying out different datafeeds..
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Hello everyone,

first of all thankfull to participate on the website.


An introduction of myself, wanted to do that "easy task" about a week ago, in between dinner and desert...

and now one week later, here it comes. The real version.


About 14 years ago, some one gave me a call, telling me that if I had any money left, I should buy the stock XYZ,

since that was the so called company of the future.. -- before the call I hardly knew stocks existed --


Well, I bought the stock at around 20 dollars each I think - and watched it go up all the way up till 105 dollars each,

and all the way down..... The person telling me to buy the stock even gave me a call about having to take my

profit.......but taking profit did I ask him, isnt the company the promis of the future? When I took profit, what then to

do?



Well, this event slowly got me started. Now 14 years later, and finally had 2 years in a row of making a break - even

result at the end of the year. Ofcourse I had some very bad years, some good years, but all based on being

on the wrong side of the casino table.



Since 2 years I noticed that I , myself, was the biggest threat of my results, and so I slowly started working

with indicators signalling me when to act. That move gave me the first 2 years of solid break even results I just told

you about.


Now started working with Multicharts combined with Easylanguage. Getting to know Multicharts, and being at an

absolute beginner level at EL / PL.


My idea for MC is for once being able to stay on the same platform, take it along with me, and alongside work on my

EL / PL, working on ideas, maybe even a strategy, and being able to deploy my "soon to be" strategy's and indicators

on all data of choice. ( and never ever have to worry about getting to study another platform )


Hope to share my enthousiasme on the website, and by the time I get smarter on EL / PL / MC being able also to share

my future knowledge.



Hope to talk to y'all soon.


Thanks for having me,


Wouter

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RiverRat
Streamwood, IL USA
 
 
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Found this site while looking for more information about FT71. Watch all the his videos here back to back. I'm sold. (I heard about him on DayTradingRadio.) I'm impressed with the site because of all the education resources and plan on using as many as I can.

I've been in the market for 15 years but have only started day trading since Feb. 2012. I started paper trading on October 2011. I became unemployed last June and was having no success in finding my next opportunity. I decided my best opportunity is to become self employed. I've always had an interest in trading buy really know nothing about it. After months of trading and the typical draw-down of a new trader I turned the corner and have been profitable for a month. I've been trading stocks using TDA with SorS. It's becoming clear I can't make enough money to pay the bills trading stocks so I'm switching to futures.

Last week I started the process of switching to Vankar Futures. I"m using them because their business plan of treating their clients like Prop Shop Employees investing their own money. In just the last week I've learned so much and I'm not even active yet. (should have my account open early tomorrow)

I've followed FT71's advice and switched platforms to Investor/RT and IQ Feed. I've downloaded several chart templates to get up and going quicker. I've got to say I feel like I've been trading blindfolded compared to using IRT. Wow!

Bottom line, this is going to work. My new career path is as a profitable day trader. No more "Yes Boss." If there are any futures traders that would like to meet up for coffee drop me a message.

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Learning process.

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 g94expy 
Hong Kong
 
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Hi, I am from Hong Kong, I've got 5 years exp in HK Stock market, but I don't have knowledge in computing.

I am joining here to seek some advice about learn the programming, since I found algo trading is the trend in future, I believe trading will not be success if no knowledge in programming.

Besides, I am learning how to trade FOREX and commodities.

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 Joseph Connors 
Colorado Springs, CO USA
 
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Hi, I am from Hong Kong, I've got 5 years exp in HK Stock market, but I don't have knowledge in computing.

I am joining here to seek some advice about learn the programming, since I found algo trading is the trend in future, I believe trading will not be success if no knowledge in programming.

Besides, I am learning how to trade FOREX and commodities.


Welcome to the Forum!

BTW, people have traded everything from rice in ancient Japan to stocks and futures today, all without the aid of computers! The one has nothing to do with the other.

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 g94expy 
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Welcome to the Forum!

BTW, people have traded everything from rice in ancient Japan to stocks and futures today, all without the aid of computers! The one has nothing to do with the other.

Actually, I have some thought.
Same as Jesse Livermore, no computer in 100years ago.

The major reason I want to learn programming is to save time, since my baby just born, I cannot spend too much time to read the chart one by one in future...... so I wish to let computer do my job.

Last year I spend 4-5 hours everyday to read the charts.
After my newborn baby is here, I could only spend less than one hour to read the charts... ^_^

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 andby 
Norwich, UK
 
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I found your forum searching stuff about Al Brooks for which I have great esteem. I have his latest 3 books on my shelf, and am making my way slowly through them.
I greatly enjoy the webinars on this site.

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 justtradeit84 
Singapore
 
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I joined forum after searching infos on FT71. I traded Forex for 2 years with modest profitable results (Thanks God.Never blow up the account. I am switching and learning to day trade futures to fire my boss some day. I wanna follow FT71 method but still unsure whether I should just subscribe to IRT straight away while i m still learning and demo trade his method (my concern is the high cost of IRT n data while i m still learning and havent made any profit yet). Can anyone tell me whether I can use Ninjatrader with Gomi MP indicator to replicate FT71 works to learn the method and save the cost first?
Hope to have your opinions. Thanks alot

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 hutch 
Boston, MA USA
 
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It seems every goog search I do ultimately leads to an answer here at Big Mike's, usually with a constructive and thoughtful discussion. So hello, and thanks to all y'all who share so much experience & knowledge here!

About myself: I'm fortunate to have a demanding job and active kids, and doing my best to squeeze in the learning curve outside of business and parenting hours. For some reason, the more I learn, the shorter my time frame has become. My journey started with a decade+ of mutual fund "investing" and disillusionment, dabbling in CANSLIM swing trades, and now learning futures. Currently narrowing down the tools/instruments/methods that suit my lifestyle and time constraints.

My main interest is working with NinjaTrader, and likely to join the 'elite' membership soon as it seems there are some excellent scripts available here from fellow members.

Back to lurking

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nikalco
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Hello!

I'm new in trading and only few months doing ES futures, this is what makes me comfortable get in and get out,don't like to leave any positions open while sleeping.
My problem is even when I feel that all my projections could be very accurate my nerves betrayed me a lot, this is what I'm working with right now.
It is a pleasure to be a member of BM, he makes me feel like old friends and has this great idea to invest his time trying to help others.
Thank You BM!

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marks
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I'm new here. Glad to have found this forum.

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Austin TX. USA
 
 
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Back in the 60's I bought a course to understand the market, this was the most complicated and boring course
I have ever taken. If I could not sleep I'd pull out the course and start to read before the first paragraph
I was in lala land. You ever been there? I thought to myself no one in there right mind could understand
this gibberish. So what did I do I took it to the trash and forgot the stock market for25 years.
What a wasted time Then a friend or not took me to a Wade Cook seminar in good ole Dallas Texas.
After putting in 30 plus thousand dollars I was still losing money throwing good money after bad.
The last 10 years I am afraid to pull the trigger and almost ready to quit, but I am not a quitter so here I am.
Need HELP

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For any of you guys that are struggling a bit or not sure where to start, I think one of the most insightful threads on the forum is here:



There are a few hundred questions & answers, so there is an excellent chance a lot of questions apply directly to your scenario or would be beneficial to you.

Since I am the one answering most of the questions, it is in the Elite section. You'll have to make that call if you want to join the site as an Elite Member or not.

The next step beyond reading that thread (and it will take many hours), is to just start interacting with people on the site. Start reading threads, and asking questions. Make some friends, learn your way around. The more involved you are in the site, the more you will be in a position to learn from all the members that post here.

Let's please try and keep this "Introduce yourself" thread limited solely to introductions. If anyone has further questions or responses, you should find a more appropriate thread or start a new one. There is a big button on the home page "Ask a question" if you aren't sure where to post.

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zxlynette
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Hi Mike,

I'm glad to be here and be a part of all this. I am a trader.
Thanks.

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 TraderDynamix 
South Africa, Gauteng, Sandton
 
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Good day all / Mike

I have been registered on the BigMikes Trading Forum for 542 days today and this is my first post, talk about been social. Well to be honest forums have never been my thing, I started trading back in 1994 when the internet was not accusable let alone forums but here I am and I decided to give it a bash. I have heard some good things about traders involved here and it’s never a bad thing to be around good traders.

A little about me before I go: I am from South Africa and I have been involved in the markets since 1994 starting out in Equities. In 2000 I received my ICMQ (International Capital Markets Qualification) and became a full time professional at that point. I am a registered securities trader with the JSE and a senior dealer registered with SAFEX.

I am a short term intraday trader with a strong fundamental understanding of order-flow and auction market theory. I use Market Profile and Cumulative Delta with Order-Flow as primary analytical tools with secondary elements such as fibonacci and traditional techniques forming part of my methodology. I have traded just about every asset class and instrument over the years but now days its Futures – Index and Interest Rates are my products of choice.

See you in the ring

Dean - TraderDynamix

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moghul
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Hello,

I've been trading for about a year now. Personally i love options but they lead to my first blow up in about 3 months.

Since then i've decided to use my expertise in statistics to come up with trading systems. I try and use risk management and a somewhat contrarian investor mentality to make money now.

Its been interesting to remove emotions from trading.

I have found a great mentor who has helped me challenge and remove myself from trading.

Very happy with my first year of trading.

I've been following this forum for a few months now and hope to find challenging opinions and to share some great concepts i've been working on lately.

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letuak
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Thanks, 'am forex explorer seeking profitable knowledge that will create sustainable winning for me and I wish all traders save landing,thanks,

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I am confused and I don't have any plan. Where to start?

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MajorMagnuM
south west UK
 
 
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Hi all out there,
This is nmy intro post to let you know where i am at with this!
Im determined to go from not knowing the diefference between a stock and a bond, to being able to make an astute technical analysis and implement a planned trade decision based on technicals and fundamentals.

Well, i haven,t stopped reading
stuff covered so far includes
Scott Carney
L Joufflais
P.Miner
K.Lien
Various online articles of different educational value.
Currently only follow eur usd, but thought i might branch out and begin looking at eur/jpy

Thanks for taking the time to register this post!
Mag

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First post here, have been trading for a while this article sums up my beliefs about markets, the struggle between breakout and reversion to the mean. I will post only when I have something meaningful to add. For newer traders I would recommend
"Phantom of the Pits" the book is online. For new traders position size is everything, don't risk more than 2% to 5% on any one trade.

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South Africa, Gauteng, Sandton
 
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First post here, have been trading for a while this article sums up my beliefs about markets, the struggle between breakout and reversion to the mean. I will post only when I have something meaningful to add. For newer traders I would recommend
"Phantom of the Pits" the book is online. For new traders position size is everything, don't risk more than 2% to 5% on any one trade.

After 17 years in the market I can say my experience is that for an "active" trader 2% to 5% is way to high "More Activity Should = Smaller Trade Size" especially for new traders. For me its more like 0.2% to 0.5% and my daily loss limit is 1% and I consider that a truly bad day. On the upside I may stop at 1% but its very rare I will continue to trade with a 2% profit in the bag and never beyond 3%

Dean - TraderDynamix

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