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fractions
Plano Texas United States
 
 
Posts: 2 since Oct 2013
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Hello All, glad to be here and look forward to participating.

From 1998 to 2002, I was a NASDAQ Market Maker at several prop shops, focused on high volume names, primarily scalping. After this, I worked for an Institutional Agency shop for a few years, executing orders for the buy side. After this, I worked in Venture Capital, managing small technology start ups. Now I'm focused on trading at home, I want to trade in a style that is similar to my past style, scalping. I've opened a futures account, been trading less then a month. I was quite successful and consistent when I made markets, I hope to get back to that level. I'm not sure futures markets are what I'm looking for, but I'll trade light and give it some time. I could join a equity/stock trading prop shop, I'm not sure my style works in stocks anymore, trying to take 5/10/20 cents out of a trade at a time, maybe it does, I have a standing offer from a prop shop. I'm trading the ZN, EQ and sometime, not often, the ES; I'm having trouble what to key off of, or when/why to make a trade. Look forward to chatting !

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Hiohn
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
 
 
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Hi Team,

I'm only months into trading and I'm reading every book and forum I can get my hands on. Most of my questions are geared towards the admin / technical side of the house. I'm currently trading the ES using HMA and multiple time frames. I look forward to learning more every day, any advice you senior traders are willing to provide.....I will always be grateful.

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henkisdabro
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
 
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2013
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Hi everyone,

Joined a few weeks back, after having found this excellent resource through google. I am new in trading, having done a few stock trades before simply through my local bank online interface. After attending a proper stock trading course lately I am now getting used to paper trading through CMCMarkets and Thinkorswim. I focus now mainly on a value momentum style investing using moving averages and basic candlestick patterns only daily charts.

Already looking at options and shorter term trading and generally trying to understand as much as possible of the lingo and investing styles out there. Lots to learn for sure.

I am opening live accounts soon and look at using the thinkorswim platform and possibly hooking up with InteractiveBrokers for low commissions. I would appreciate any tips in this beginning phase of my trading experience and I will spend some time digesting the existing materials already posted on this great site.

If you ever find yourself in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, let me know!

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 fofo 
Budapest, Hungary
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: SierraChart
Trading: CL, ZB
 
Posts: 46 since Oct 2013
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Hello everyone,

I got involved in trading 3 years ago with an EA, after burning my account I decided to learn how to trade manually. Started with forex & MT4 and watched many charts all day, I took many online courses like MAX trading, thedaytradingacademy, OFE and some good courses wich I found here in our country.
One of the most valuable help was Adrienne Toghraie's coaching wich I took just 1 month ago.
Now trading ES intraday only with Ninjatrader, and getting better results, but I know I have to learn a lot and its a neverending process

I learnt a lot about myself wich is very good, and now logging every trade and my thoughts & feelings helps a lot to find wich areas need more attention.

Also I want to know more how other traders thinking, and seems this is a good place to exchange ideas and help each other.

have a nice day,
Peter

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 Andi123465 
Munic + Germany/Bavaria
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Currency
 
Posts: 9 since Sep 2013
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Hello,

my Name is Andi. I am trading for about 10 years Stocks and the Forex Market. At the moment I am thinking about to use Ninjatrader as my new trading plattform. I am backtesting a lot of strategies with Wealthlab and other Tools


Best Regards


Andi

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HenryandSteen
copenhagen denmark
 
 
Posts: 24 since Oct 2013
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Hi there

Been looking at bigmike for some time and finaly wanted to take part in the forum and journals

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jeheald
Chandler, AZ USA
 
 
Posts: 2 since Oct 2013
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I started trading in Oct 2007 right at the market top. Blew up my account in April 2009. Been clawing my way back since. Wrote a book sharing my experiences and lessons learned. Still love trading. Checking out NinjaTrader now as my platform.

I prefer the ES, probably because I'm a trading addict.

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Commodity
Malaysia,Kualalumpur
 
 
Posts: 32 since May 2013
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i'm from Iran & i'm trading CME futures
.due to global sanctions against iran i trade in a unusual way !

first i trade with trading account of a friend(i can not legally trade due to my nationality ).
second each 1-2 months i receive my profits in cash from passengers of airplane who travels from states to iran! account holder takes 10% of profits and give the rest to some passengers which are his friends.we can not have credit card or even wire transfer ,all is blocked.even worse due to sanctions we can not publish scientific papers in finance journals ! and even worse than all of them ! internet speed above 128kbps is forbidden here.and this bandwidth is shared between 10-12 persons.
i use 5 different modems (incuding ADSL + 3G +WIMAX and etc ) & dispatch (mix) them just to connect to a co location server and trade with a monochrome/black & white screen (the lowest quality to compensate low speed)

it took me 4-5 years to learn and build my edge .now i'm profitable consistently not only because of my method.but rather because of money management and trading psychology.
i'm really jealous to you that you all can have high speed internet,can have a trading account in your name and can have banking account & paypal and even can pay with paypal to be a ellite member.i'm really jealous that you can have access to prop trading firms capital.setting up a trading account for you may take 30 minutes.while only setting up internet connection took me a year .

i'm struggling and try to survive these rigid & stupid sanctions ! the reality that i can make money out of most traders who can not, is a clue of hope for me to continue this way with all difficulties & risks.

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 pbailey19 
Denver, CO
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ToS, NT
Trading: ES
 
Posts: 11 since Aug 2013
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I'm a professional software developer living in Denver, Colorado. I've been watching the markets in earnest since 1999, and the days of Dot-Com craziness, when I worked for a dot-com and first became fascinated with the market and the potential for huge profits (and huge losses). My company went IPO but, as Maxwell Smart (I'm dating myself) would say, "we missed it by *that* much" ... I was a paper-half-millionaire just waiting for the lockup period to end, when the Nasdaq popped in early 2000. But in the process of the pain, I learned a lot about the markets, and I realized I wanted to learn more.

I've read dozens of books on technical analysis and mathematical/algo trading, which appealed to my scientific mind, and I've developed many systems that worked spectacularly on paper, only to fail miserably in practice. Fortunately, I never lost a ton of money, but the experience did instill an over-conservative mentality that I still fight every day. It was hard to come to grips with the fact that there is no "perfect" mathematical model of the market, no perfect indicator, and that trading involves, and will always involve, an element of instinct and skill.

Nowadays, I'm trying to focus exclusively on day trading the ES contract. I'm not interested in scalping for two or three ticks; I'm focusing on the short-term swings that last anywhere from twenty minutes to four hours, that can yield 5, 10, 15 points of profit per day, or more. And I'm still battling the psychological bogeyman who sits on my shoulder and whispers doubt into my ear as I'm about to hit the SEND button.

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Dreamachieverps
Cleveland, OH/USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2013
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Hi Mike,

First of all I really appreciate the site. I've been trading now for over a decade but am only now starting to become consistently profitable. Have never lost a lot of money because I'm extremely conservative. None the less, it is only recently that I quit trying to be so conservative and decided that maybe I need to actually go the other way and embrace my conservative nature. I am a day trader and more accurately a scalper first and foremost. Only if a trade has already been a successful scalp will it have any chance of becoming a held trade. Adjusting to extremely tight stops in both price movement and time has finally turned my statistics around. It only took me about a decade to figure that out...LOL!! Clearly I really enjoy trading or I wouldn't still be around a decade later, so I really like the idea of sharing on a site like yours. Thanks for hosting and best wishes to all my fellow traders sharing here!!

P.S. I trade futures. Mostly CL, GC, ES, NQ, TF, and YM. Occasionally 6E and 6J. Bread and butter has become the CL. Have traded with Tradestation and like the software a lot but not fond of the tighter day trading margins on the CL so I am now exclusively trading on Ninjatrader (NT).

Paul

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 ChrisTinus 
Warsaw Poland
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Trading: Forex
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2013
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Hello Mike and all
I'm from Poland and I'm beginner. Have 9 months of forex overlearning behind (mean 10-13 hours a day). In the very beginning had some success with basket trading based on currencies strength and self developed one based on hedging. But after firsd bigger drowdown dropped that. My most insightfull thing till now was experiment I made inspired by Van Tharp's book - I've tossed coin and entered positions based only on that setting hard SL and TP. It was quite big sample on 3 accounts with slight differences. This idea occured to be breakeven. But I've observed that positions were floating from big profit to big drowdown during running. Wanted utilize that observation but somehow it didn't wanted to work. Then drifted to multiple other strategies and absorbing knowledge. Discovered price action - beginning was promissing but when I thought I knew enough I started to blow accounts faster then ever. Now reconsidering everything again and thinking again how to bite the basket cookie.
It really gives fuel for thinking - pure breakeven is the simplest thing in the world. It requires really hard work to start blowing account. It seems that only slight edge is enough to be profitable. I miss only small piece of the puzzle. I'm determined to find it and I feel I'm close. Forum positive by design like this seems to be proper path.

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 WEagle 
Denver, Colorado
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: TD/IB
Trading: Stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2013
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Hello all. I am very new to trading (4 months) and luckily I have managed my risk pretty tightly or else I probably would have experienced some extreme lows and would not have made it this far.

Trying to get a system/edge down on equities before i move to anything else, but have interest in Futures, options and the Nadex as all. My mood fluctuates with Auburn's Wins and losses

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PeterZone
Cupertino, CA, USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2013
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Hi Mike, Hi Everyone,

I'll keep my introduction simple.
I'm a french software engineer working for Apple.
I started to trade 3 years ago. I lost around 5k$ (-30%) the first year, and earned 300k$ (+300%) the two last years.
The beginning was harsh (emotionally speaking). But my experience (bad & good) taught me that in order to be a better trader, you have to trust the data, not yourself. Removing any emotional impact on your trades is the hardest part.
Also, I recently started to develop a solution to trade automatically (or semi-automatically at first). I hope to be able to get and share new ideas on this forum.

Pierre

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 Sony108 
Buenos Aires / Argentina
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation
Trading: YM
 
Posts: 15 since Oct 2013
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Hello everyone, I'm from Argentina, with little experience in trading, I started like most looking and trying different techniques, I was until a few months in a futures live trade room with very bad experience, I was lucky to never exploit my account, I'm here to learn and to be consistently profitable.
My primary language is Spanish and understand English quite well and if not google traslate help me!

Sony108

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 sawsheen 
Toronto Ontario Canada
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Stocks
 
Posts: 2 since Jun 2013
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Hi
I joined Big Mike's trading forum awhile back at the urging of a member of my trading club.

Haven't had much time to look through the site yet but what I have read is encouraging and interesting.

I'm an intermediate skilled trader ... have been trading part time for many years still trying to find my comfort level.

I've traded equities but my main interest is trading options.

I have had limited success during my trading career...

I'm looking to make small amounts of money consistently.
I'm looking to this forum for ideas and experience through other traders to help me achieve my goal.

Sawsheen

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dalemartin
West Palm Beach, Florida
 
 
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Hello to Big Mike and all!

I am new to the world of trading. My curiosity in day trading led me here, and I've become very intrigued with the dynamics of trading and the stock market. I currently have very limited knowledge about trading. This forum seemed like the only one that will help fulfill my curiosities with the honesty to teach those like myself. I hope to learn a lot from the members and information found on this site and to potentially make profits from the knowledge I've gained.

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 abankes 
Halifax, NS, Canada
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: CL
 
Posts: 3 since Sep 2013
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Hello Everyone,

I'm glad to be here. Hope I might be able to help in some way.

Alan

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 jperkins22 
Idaho Falls, ID/USA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: NinjaTrader
Trading: GC, CL, ES
 
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Ok, so I have been a member for 218 days according to the forum notification and I haven't even introduced myself. Sorry gang, I tend to be a bit on the quiet side when it comes to posting..... I love this site though and find the information rewarding.... I'm a day trader who trades the 6E and ES more so and use the mighty JigSaw DOM to define my entry points. I typically trade using simple technical analysis, market profile and tape reading for entries. I watch two charts per instrument (long term/short term) with the profile on my JigSaw DOM. Fairly simple. I'm a simple guy and have to keep everything else simple to focus better on price action. NinjaTrader is my platform of choice for it's ease of use and the ability to use the JigSaw DOM with it. I have been trading for over 5 years and have lost thousands and thousands to the market. I typically learn the hard way first I lost the amount of times I closed my account and reopened it just to bust it again. The good news out of all this is the education I have received from all of my terrible mistakes. Coming from the construction world and small business, I had really no one to turn to but the internet and sadly the internet lured me into some terrible strategies and indicators. I even worked for a trading education company (partnered with NinjaTrader to this day??) that ended up being a huge mistake as they not only didn't pay me for my salary or commissions I earned, or the radio station that they marketed their business with, but wouldn't give back money to traders who paid for the education course. So needless to say, I have been through a tough learning curve. My strengths of trading would probably be confidence in my ability to take a trade and my weakness would probably be knowing when to call it quits per my trading plan. It truly sucks when you are a bit down and per your plan you should stop trading. This is where Discipline truly comes in right? Anyways, glad to be here and love the forum Mike!!

Stay Disciplined To The Plan!!

Jason Perkins

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Minneapolis, MN
 
 
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I'm from Minneapolis, MN and have worked as a retirement plan advisor/administrator for the past 17 years. I continue to do that as my full time job but have been looking at trading on the side to generate additional income. I joined this community to learn the ins and outs and become a better trader.

Buddy

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 Pjort 
Copenhagen Denmark
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader- Jigsaw- OFA
Trading: E-mini YM DAX E6
 
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Ok, so I have been a member for 218 days according to the forum notification and I haven't even introduced myself. Sorry gang, I tend to be a bit on the quiet side when it comes to posting..... I love this site though and find the information rewarding.... I'm a day trader who trades the 6E and ES more so and use the mighty JigSaw DOM to define my entry points. I typically trade using simple technical analysis, market profile and tape reading for entries. I watch two charts per instrument (long term/short term) with the profile on my JigSaw DOM. Fairly simple. I'm a simple guy and have to keep everything else simple to focus better on price action. NinjaTrader is my platform of choice for it's ease of use and the ability to use the JigSaw DOM with it. I have been trading for over 5 years and have lost thousands and thousands to the market. I typically learn the hard way first I lost the amount of times I closed my account and reopened it just to bust it again. The good news out of all this is the education I have received from all of my terrible mistakes. Coming from the construction world and small business, I had really no one to turn to but the internet and sadly the internet lured me into some terrible strategies and indicators. I even worked for a trading education company (partnered with NinjaTrader to this day??) that ended up being a huge mistake as they not only didn't pay me for my salary or commissions I earned, or the radio station that they marketed their business with, but wouldn't give back money to traders who paid for the education course. So needless to say, I have been through a tough learning curve. My strengths of trading would probably be confidence in my ability to take a trade and my weakness would probably be knowing when to call it quits per my trading plan. It truly sucks when you are a bit down and per your plan you should stop trading. This is where Discipline truly comes in right? Anyways, glad to be here and love the forum Mike!!

Stay Disciplined To The Plan!!

Jason Perkins


Hi Jason,

I have just read your introduction- funny enough I am myself running a small building company making bathrooms and like you I am also trying to figure out how to make a living out of trading.
And more funny for me was to read that you are into the jigsaw/ninjatrader setup.
After studying all about trading for 5 months now (at least 3-4 hour pr day...) Have I come to the conclusion that scalping with exatly the same setup as you could be apropiate for me.

I wanna also use my gained knowledge about S/R and combine it with the very exciting moneymanagement system told by the POP (phantom of the pit) Have you heard about him??

Anyway would be nice to be in contact!! Or other fellow traders, offcourse

Best from Pjort Denmark

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 Tradine 
Berlin
 
Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: EUR/USD
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2012
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Hi everyone,

I´m trading since round about 1,5 years. After collecting some experience with hand operated trading I would like to change to automatic trading. I don´t have the patience for trading per hand. It´s to boring for me and so I tend to do stupid things however I know it better.

Sorry for my partial curios english. I´m not a native speaker and I havn´t some experience in english.

I took a first view to MT4 and NT. I think I prefer NT for backtesting. With the strategy analyzer and the code generator it seems to be a great solution for fast backtesting.

Cheers,
Tradine

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roland3537
Singapore, Singapore
 
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2013
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I am a 58 year old engineer who have switched to forex for 3 years. I had a bumpy
start and have came to learn that the best tool is self control. I had built up accounts
of $220,000 and $115,000 but blew it away. I have re-organise my trading style and
am ready to roll in a smart way.
I hope to gather valuable experience from fellow members and share some. I am in
Singapore, a far east country which has developed. May tomorrow be better than
today for all of us.

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Farmerg
Coloma, MI
 
 
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Farmergumz here. I was a full time farmer until 2013. After trading part time on and off for the last few years, I am now full time trading crude oil this year. I am still trying to settle on a system to follow, sometimes using TAStools, other times trading fades of dollar moves in crude. I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning from others on this site!

Chris

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laurentpcupdate
Paris
 
 
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Hi my name is Laurent, I am trading using NT7.

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sorsen
türkiye
 
 
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Thanks Mike for the forum.

As many I also lost money for years. My turnaround started last year realizing the importance of not loosing and good money management. I did mainly stocks so far and swing trading.

Hope to pick up how to do futures here.

Main platform is NT .... hoping to automate a little and be able to do the US market during our Australian nights.

Thanks Mike for the forum.

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 truckerbrent 
edmonton alberta canada
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: currency futures, oil
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2013
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Like most that are here, I am very serious about my trading. My preference is Oil, and 100% of my trading is Oil. I keep a close eye on the 30 yr bonds, ES, YM, as they help me guesstimate a possible directional move. Thru the years, I've narrowed down to using only 1 indicator. The RSI with standard settings has been very useful for me in picking tops and bottoms. It's taken a long time, however it's been well worth it. The RSI in conjunction with observing the aforementioned instruments, has taught me patience. I wait for divergence between RSI and price. I only consider trades at high or low RSI readings. My stops are usually set at 13-15cents. When trade goes my direction, I simply follow along well behind with my stop. If trade continues in my direction, I will gradually tighten my stop. Moves in my favor of 20 - 70 cents are not uncommon. If trading multiple contracts, I always take profit at 15 cents, an then set to break even, and let it ride.

I'd pay big money if I could find a clip-on mechanical device that would instantly spring out and viciously slap me every time I even considered taking a trade while RSI is anywhere near mid range! I'm getting better, however this mid-range temptation is my weak spot, and I am constantly on guard around this area. Entering trades in this area..win or lose, are just too painfully gut-wrenching and slow, even if just trying to scalp a few cents. It's just not worth it!

Recently, I came across the Gomi volume ladder. I have watched many videos on youtube concerning the Gom..and It seems to me that it may help me in finding better and tighter stops when entering trades. It appears that it would take some real effort in becoming efficient with the Gom, but the effort looks as if it would be worth the time spent. I'm Leary of any new indicators, but the Gom has definitely got my interest. Would enjoy hearing from anyone that is seriously using this tool.

Thanks for reading. I look forward to exploring and learning on this site.

Truckerbrent

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 xorbitho 
Prague, Czech Republic
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: ES
 
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My name is Paul (36), living in Prague and I am a beginner in traiding. I have funded my account with IB and plan to trade e-mini YM for the start. I will use NT7. I have got some experience with stocks and catching falling knives. Currently I am trying to develop money managent system and trading strategy and hope to make my first trade soon. P.

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 JellySkater 
Snellville, GA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS, NinjaTrader
Broker: TDAmeritrade
Trading: Lev ETFs, Equities
 
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My name is Garry. I recently retired and now have the time to manage my portfolio. So I fired the management firm and jumped in. The account is my IRA; so I'm cautious. I started investing when young and got first professional job. Used ValueLine and the like. After growing the account to the minimum to be managed; I went with Merrill Lynch. The account is with Schwab and has about 50 stocks with some other (ETF, bond fund). It is a conservative, diversified portfolio. I want to learn as much as I can about the market and trading. Not ready for day or options trading. Plan to start with fundamentals and chart analysis. I can see myself being long as in buy and hold for a core portion of my holdings. I want to be more aggressive by working in shorter time frame such as 12 to 18 months as well. After mastering these to a comfort level; then learn Options trading. My favor authors, so far, are Norman Fosback ( Stock Market Logic ) and Joel Greenblatt ( The Little Book That Beats the Market ). Actually still working on both. My favor website, so far, is Seeking Alpha. I like the activity here at futures.io (formerly BMT); but think my style won't fit. Any DGI or the like here? Is there an interest in a middle ground of safety and consistent returns?

My immediate needs are:

> some software to track the portfolio; Schwab has most of what I want to track but not in one place. Also need automated dividends as well as the common info and ability to have more than one portfolio (grouping method) to match the separate investment/trading styles, yet share one cash fund.

> trading rules: first joined IBD because there is an active group here using CANSLIM. I especially like the idea of cutting of losses; they recommend 8%. Now studying DGI via the Sleeking Alpha discussions.


Happy Trading to All,

JellySkater



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 DJTrader 
Olympia Washington USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker: AMP/CQG
Trading: futures: oil, ES, EC, TF, GC
 
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Years I have been struggling to be profitable in this business. Mostly on Sim, but down 75% in real money I got real inspiration from an early Nov 2013 webinar that encouraged me to take only the 99% trades, and not feel guilty that I was not trading all the time. What a difference! I am now profitable EVERY day, and comfortable in every trade knowing that the odds are with me in my trading plan. If I lose, I lose. I know I will gain it back in another comfortable trade. I now feel confident enough to contribute to this FORUM!! If you are where I was, listen to Understanding the Game, especially the Q and A... I learned you don't have to trade at all in a day to be a success. Analyzing the markets for YOUR SETUPS is your job. Wait for your setups and success will come. Thanks Big Mike.

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Hey Everyone,

My name is Nathan. This is the first post that I have ever put on a trading forum, so I apologize if my etiquette is incorrect, I have thick skin so please feel free to respond and let me know if I am wrong in anything I say.

I did some trading in my late teens and early twenties, it was during the boom of the late 90's, so everything tech was going up. I made some money, but at that time anybody could enter long and make money. In 2000, when the market chopped and then reversed I blew up my account. I didn't know how to trade.

Since that time I have gotten married and had kids but with little risk capital I haven't been trading in many years. During this time I have read any and everything I could get my hands on and have been sim trading on ninjatrader, mostly day trading index futures (very mediocre results).

I have looked at fundamental trading, but it does not suit my temperament. I am not interested in swing and/or position trading for days to years (I don't like overnight gaps against my position). I also don't like trading in individual stocks, I prefer indexes, hence index futures. So anyway, I like to trade based on technicals. However, I have over the last year built up a moderate amount of risk capital and am looking to start trading again live. But I am more of a conservative guy and because of that I have been backtesting various setups/entries and exit strategies. However, I am currently at a point of paralysis by analysis. I will identify a setup that looks promising and then devise a strategy to implement, then backtest it. It seems like everything I test does not perform well when commissions are taken into account. I then do that over and over again to the point that I am frustrated.

I acknowledge that entries are the least important step in trading after money management and exits. But if you can't find a half way reliable entry you can't get to the other two parts. I think that my frustration comes from basically two questions that I can't seem to answer. 1) To use indicators or not, and if so which indicators. (I like indicators because they can be 100% objective, but they are lagging and that I don't like). 2. Trend or reversals. Part of me says that trends are the way to go because 1-2 trades can make up for many small losses, but I can't trade everyday due to my job (I will be able to day trade about 3 days a week), so what happens when I miss the big winning trade. Also markets like the ES have so many false breakouts that I get sliced and diced on my sim account.

Sorry about the rambling. In conclusion, I am new to this forum. I am frustrated and confused. I joined looking to start completely from scratch, any help would be grateful. Thanks.

-Nathan

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 mfbreakout 
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Hey Everyone,

My name is Nathan. This is the first post that I have ever put on a trading forum, so I apologize if my etiquette is incorrect, I have thick skin so please feel free to respond and let me know if I am wrong in anything I say.

I did some trading in my late teens and early twenties, it was during the boom of the late 90's, so everything tech was going up. I made some money, but at that time anybody could enter long and make money. In 2000, when the market chopped and then reversed I blew up my account. I didn't know how to trade.

Since that time I have gotten married and had kids but with little risk capital I haven't been trading in many years. During this time I have read any and everything I could get my hands on and have been sim trading on ninjatrader, mostly day trading index futures (very mediocre results).

I have looked at fundamental trading, but it does not suit my temperament. I am not interested in swing and/or position trading for days to years (I don't like overnight gaps against my position). I also don't like trading in individual stocks, I prefer indexes, hence index futures. So anyway, I like to trade based on technicals. However, I have over the last year built up a moderate amount of risk capital and am looking to start trading again live. But I am more of a conservative guy and because of that I have been backtesting various setups/entries and exit strategies. However, I am currently at a point of paralysis by analysis. I will identify a setup that looks promising and then devise a strategy to implement, then backtest it. It seems like everything I test does not perform well when commissions are taken into account. I then do that over and over again to the point that I am frustrated.

I acknowledge that entries are the least important step in trading after money management and exits. But if you can't find a half way reliable entry you can't get to the other two parts. I think that my frustration comes from basically two questions that I can't seem to answer. 1) To use indicators or not, and if so which indicators. (I like indicators because they can be 100% objective, but they are lagging and that I don't like). 2. Trend or reversals. Part of me says that trends are the way to go because 1-2 trades can make up for many small losses, but I can't trade everyday due to my job (I will be able to day trade about 3 days a week), so what happens when I miss the big winning trade. Also markets like the ES have so many false breakouts that I get sliced and diced on my sim account.

Sorry about the rambling. In conclusion, I am new to this forum. I am frustrated and confused. I joined looking to start completely from scratch, any help would be grateful. Thanks.

-Nathan

Why would you trade LIVE when with your method/approach results are mediocre even during SIM?

My recommendation will be to stay away from E-mini, trade in SIM an instrument which has enough intra day VOLATILITY and you are successful for 3 months in a row in SIM account. If in SIM account your daily average is 50

ticks, expect 50% of SIM results in LIVE trading for couple of months , eventually SIM results start matching up with LIVE trading and hopefully pass SIM results one day.

After trading unsuccessfully stocks and ES for couple of years , someone told me about Crude and it has worked for me.

Good Luck.

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Exactly, I am not interested in opening a live account until I can show consistent profits on sim. that is where my frustration is. It seems like every strategy I test is a loser, whether it is breakout or reversal or trend continuation. Like I said part of the reason I joined the forum is to start all over from scratch with my trading methodology, and hopefully I will pick up some ideas from this forum. Lately I have been looking at the NQ, but I will give crude a look. Thanks, I appreciate your response.
-Nathan

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Jens89
Antwerp + Antwerp/Belgium
 
 
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Hi

my name is Jens. I'm completely new to trading. I've got no experience whatsoever. I used to play poker for a while and I think there are a lot of similarities. I have no clue yet about how to start or where to find the best info so if someone has suggestions, always welcome

See you around on the forums!

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Hi,
My name is Dan and I have been interested in trading and the market since I was in high school. I went to college and majored in mathematics but after college I have been teaching and playing tennis professionally for the past 14 years. I have ALWAYS wanted to become a proprietary trader, but with no connections to the business, and no initial (real) capital to get started, I have just been dreaming about it for the past 20+ years. In January I made a New Years Resolution that this year i was going to learn more about it and trade "paper money" so that next year I can "go live". I opened an Ameritrade account and began researching different strategies and techniques. I still work full-time in tennis, so my results are all part time work, but I was able to make more (paper money) part time than working full time at my current job. I joined this forum (also the first forum I have ever joined so my apologies if I post or reply incorrectly!) hoping that members might be able to point me in the right direction and maybe help me start my dream career! This is what I have wanted to do for so long, ANY help (or criticism) will be greatly appreciated! Hopefully when I get more seasoned at this I will be able to help people as well.

Its nice to meet everyone ;-) I look forward to conversations with lots of you!! Happy Trading!

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Mumbai
 
 
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Hi all,

I have been trading for two years now. Though the journey has been a roller coaster in intial days until i found out that trading is all about emotions and not about indicators. So from that point on, have been concentrating on Trading psychology. Mark Douglas and Van Tharp teachings have considerably benefited me. Looking forward to learn and share more on Trading Psychology here on futures.io (formerly BMT) as well! futures.io (formerly BMT) is indeed a great forum!

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Portland, Oregon, USA
 
 
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wow... it has been a while since I checked online in trading websites. I read that you don't believe in "magic" and I became interested. Everyone is trying to sell you something and I have in the past bought so many useless indicators and mentoring services. All the costs were just added as tuition. I have been humbled. The force I have to exert to battle my own demons were much higher than I thought. No indicator or mentor can teach you how to fight parts of yourself. Trading has been trans formative. I never quit. There is something incredible pulling me forward besides getting to know myself better. I get to try harder everyday. Each time my stop is hit and the price reverses, I get to tell myself that I am doing the right thing even though my gut is turned inside out. Each time I play it right and lose money, I comfort myself because I did the right thing. It is hard. But it seems like it is the only way to trade, making those hard decisions. These habits are hard to create in the world of fast...everything. I guess I am in it for the long haul and I just want to hear that I am not the only one.

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Hi; I am Tom; been trading for about 10 years and have just migrated to ninja platform.

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Adelaide, Australia
 
 
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Hi there,

I've been interested in trading for a couple of years but only started playing around with a demo account a few months ago and have just tried trading using some real money - my first impression is that using hard earned cash changes things significantly. So far I've wiped out about 70% of my starting capital, which luckily was small I like a challenge and my aims are to develop good long term strategies, work for myself, learn as much as I can and stick around long enough to one day contribute.

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Al

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Hi to all the members of this great forum.

I write from Europe, Italy, and I a beginner trader and business student.

Cheers

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jackyma
Hong Kong, China
 
 
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Hi Mike and all members of this forum,

I'm currently a research analysis, while my interest is on system trading.

I am recently trying to widen my scope in system trading related skills, tapping into Ninjatrader, Python, R, Big Data and Machine Learning.

I believe exchanging idea is one of the best way to improve one's self and I look forward to discuss with all of you.

Cheers,

Jacky

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 GeeBee 
Totonto,Ontario, Canada
 
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Hello

Please some body can help in to get Gomi Ledder Indicator

Thank You

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Please some body can help in to get Gomi Ledder Indicator

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Joined recently and reading a lot of posts.

Great site and tons of resources - thanks

To successful trading

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 danielk 
Stavanger, Norway
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hya,

Long time stalker, first time poster here.

"Hello danielk, you've been a member of our community for 348 days but haven't posted anything yet. This community will only be as good as its contributing users, so please join in and start sharing. Click on this message bar if you wish to make an introduction thread now..."

Soo.. I'm Daniel. Born 81' and located in Norway. Started randomly Papertrading Norwegian stocks in 2004, went cash 2006. Been at it on and off, nothing serious but got my feet plenty wet and round 2010 i started taking notes of all the fantastic too-good-to-be-true adverts for spot forex. Started researching on and off, but the amount of BS info and misinformation out there put me off. By the time i had narrowed down some trustworthy sites (like futures.io (formerly BMT)) i had already learned that forex has no centralized exchange and that alone means you will always be fighting your broker, and not the actual market. Enourmous risk, and certain doom, imho.

Discovered the beauty of regulated futures, and here i am. On the only site i feel i can trust most posters, and learn an invaluable amount of information. On that note, a huge thank you to Big Mike and the contributors to this site who put the time and effort into sharing their experiences and educating curious souls like myself.

I only wish i had the experience and knowledge to contribute something back to this community, but alas, even after months of researching, i'm still just a novice.

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 lyonsjw 
Spokane WA USA
 
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Hi Mike
I have a self-inflected problem. I somehow deleted some of my historical S&P 500 Emini ES tick and volume data. While searching the web I find that I can buy it for about $55 but saw in your old 2009 blog that you have 5 years available to your VIP – Elite members.

I am currently operating on a shoestring and my questions are:
1) Is the historical ES tick data up to date?
2) Is it possible to get a sample of it to verify that it will work for me?
3) Is the tick data for a full 24 hours?
4) Does it also include the volume per tick?

I know that there are contract price shifts and that the data most likely will not be in the exact format I need but this is NOT a problem as I have the ability to massage it into what I can use. The gap of missing data I have is from May 1 2013 to July 20 2013.

If I can get a small sample (say 2 hours) of April 30 and July 21 2013 to verify with, I would much rather spend $100 and get Elite membership than $55 for a one time fix.

As a point of reference here is a very small sample of what I currently have.

DATE – YYYMMDD
TIME – HHMMSS
Trades per minute (I scan the data and create this)
Trade price
Volume

1130430, 234152, 8, 1592.00, 1
1130430, 234156, 9, 1592.00, 1
1130430, 234202, 0, 1592.00, 1
1130430, 234204, 1, 1592.00, 1
1130430, 234206, 2, 1592.00, 1
1130430, 234251, 3, 1591.75, 2
1130430, 234310, 0, 1592.00, 1
1130430, 234346, 1, 1591.75, 1
1130430, 234346, 2, 1591.75, 10
1130430, 234346, 3, 1591.75, 1
1130430, 234346, 4, 1591.75, 1
1130430, 234346, 5, 1591.75, 3
1130430, 234346, 6, 1591.75, 4
1130430, 234346, 7, 1591.75, 1
1130430, 234346, 8, 1591.75, 3
1130430, 234346, 9, 1591.75, 1
1130430, 234346, 10, 1591.75, 2

Thanks in advance for any assistance you provide.

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Askelands
NJ/USA
 
 
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Hi everyone!

I have been doing some trading in stocks and options for about 2 years and have now started to look and learn about futures trading. I hope to learn from all of your experiences and I also hope to be a great asset to the community.

Thank you everyone.

Greetings from the states!

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Los Angeles California, USA
 
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Hey Mike and Fellow Traders,

I have been following the markets and doing limited trading for a few years, but after blowing up a few accounts I decided I needed to either give up trading or become a professional and reign in emotions and learn the trade. That is what I am working at now, thank you Mike for this great forum that offers a noob some great knowledge.

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I started trading before internet bubble bursted. You know the story which occured after that. I decided to learn more and set up my own trading system.

I kept tracking technical indicators and recording data, such as, relative strenght index (RSI), ISE Sentiment Index (ISEE), Volatility Index (VIX), Traders Index (TRIN), and Smart Money Flow Index (SMFI). Recently I published an eBook Top 5 Technical Indicators for ETF Trading.

I understand this forum is different from other forums, everybody is willing to share. This really moves me. I am willing to share my eBook with everybody for free. If you are interested in reading it. Please let me know.

Glad to know you.

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wayania
aceh+indonesia
 
 
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Hello, i'm wayan from aceh indonesia..
I've been become a trader since 2006 and I've registered in bunch of brokers..
It's very hard for the first time join and making money in forex..
Step more step it make me become well enough to gain profit in forex..
Nice to be here with you..

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 Jensen 
Hamburg, Germany
 
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Hi there,

after a couple of years trading based on the technical Analysis, I have to discover the world of Orderflow/Tapereading now. I am happy, that I found this page. It was recomended to me by another trader. I am sure I´ll find the answers to my questions here (unfortunately in Germany there is nothing like this page).
Looking forward to have a good time.

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Jensen

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praptopro
sumbawa+indonesia
 
 
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Hello all..
I'm sure all of you here is a traders. You have known about emotion management while we are trading in forex..
So, can you give us the tips for how to managed it??

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Hello all..
I'm sure all of you here is a traders. You have known about emotion management while we are trading in forex..
So, can you give us the tips for how to managed it??

This is the Introduce yourself thread. It is meant for introductions only. All other discussion is off-topic, please use the appropriate thread or section of the forum to ask questions.

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Hi, I am a beginer in trading and have some ideas for scanning. I am using Think or Swim now. I have used Strategy Desk a little bit before switching to TOS for scanning. Tos is not as easy for me to pick up on as Strategy Desk, but is a lot faster scanning. I am looking for some examples that I can learn from and build some scans of my own. Thanks!

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Makati Philippines
 
 
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Hi everyone! I am Paolo. I trade Gold, Philippine stocks and US stocks. I am currently focused on trading gold now. I joined this forum in order to learn more about trading because I want to become a great trader someday. I have messed up in my earlier trading and am currently looking for a way for me to find my own trading style. I hope this forum helps because trading means a lot to me.

Paolo

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Robls
Erie, PA
 
 
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Hi All,

I am a new trader learning the basics of trading. Reading a lot. Watching a lot of webinars. Looking at charts. Have not put any cash in the market yet.

Rob

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 pcrouleur 
Park City, UT USA
 
Experience: Beginner
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Hi Everyone,

Another trader here just starting out. I've been investing in stocks for years and decided to look at taking a more active role. This led me to start learning more about markets and TA, which now has me looking at both equities and futures. I know I have a long way to go and a lot to learn. Hopefully this forum will help.

Thanks!
Julian

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schatti
Freienohl, Germany
 
 
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Hi everyone!

now I will look here much more.

bulls make money, bears make money....we make money (I hope)

Greetings Schatti

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 gburg999 
Winston Salem, NC
 
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I am Gregg and have been trading off and on for the last 20 years. I have recently focused my trading on the indexes. I am big on sharing ideas and information and so joining here seemed the most natural thing to do! Looking forward to meeting folks and being part of the community!

GB

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Italy
 
 
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Hi to everyone.
I'm almost a beginner trader (since 2009). I used to trade on eurusd mostly and sometimes spread on commodities.
I'm using ninja for forex and I need to download the histori of eur/usd since 2000 (minutes).
Can anybody help me?
Thanks for all the support and info I can find in this fantastic forum
Pippotto

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Jakarta + Indonesia
 
 
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Hi all,

I'm Jazzer from Jakarta Indonesia, really great to join this forum. lookin forward for great stuff here.
thanks

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tezzuja
pisa/italy
 
 
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hi everyone im a beginner i like futures and forex so i looking for good

post in this forum that segnalated from Simon J. (Great trader!!)

hope that follow this forum i can learn more ....

so for now greatings everyone from pisa/italy

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA and Puerto Penasco, Mx
 
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Yes, I bought my first stock in 1982. Since then I've made alot and lost alot. When I retired early at the age of 52 that was in 2004 and I had plenty of cash in the accounts to last us forever. Then 2008 came along and proved to me that I had no idea what I was doing in the stock market even though I'd been in it for almost 20 years. So I started to learn.

Here we are in 2013 and it feels like the pieces are in place for a solid performance for the next 30 years of trading/investing.

BUT...there are still missing pieces and perhaps I can find them here, Also it would be great if I can in some way help some younger traders find their own path and possibly even prevent some of the big mistakes that I have made over the decades.

What I have traded are stocks, etfs, funds, cefs, and futures. What I'm trading now are stocks, etfs, and cefs.

Cheers,
Doug
Phoenix, Arizona

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Merced Ca USA
 
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Yes, I bought my first stock in 1982. Since then I've made alot and lost alot. When I retired early at the age of 52 that was in 2004 and I had plenty of cash in the accounts to last us forever. Then 2008 came along and proved to me that I had no idea what I was doing in the stock market even though I'd been in it for almost 20 years. So I started to learn.

Here we are in 2013 and it feels like the pieces are in place for a solid performance for the next 30 years of trading/investing.

BUT...there are still missing pieces and perhaps I can find them here, Also it would be great if I can in some way help some younger traders find their own path and possibly even prevent some of the big mistakes that I have made over the decades.

What I have traded are stocks, etfs, funds, cefs, and futures. What I'm trading now are stocks, etfs, and cefs.

Cheers,
Doug
Phoenix, Arizona

Hey Doug,

A lot of people in the same boat. I try to keep a balance to my positions ( long and short the market at the same time). Seems to work pretty well for me.

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
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 DougN 
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA and Puerto Penasco, Mx
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja 7, TOS
Trading: YM, ES, GC, CL
 
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hey Shortride...I see that you use Stockfetcher. Do you benefit from their predefined scans or have you customized your own?

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gabo
Finale Emilia Modena
 
 
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Ciao ragazzi un saluto a tutti voi.

La mia storia inizia qualche anno fa quando mi sono appassionato alle valute e al trading automatico con la famosissima metatrader con tutti i pro e contro di questa piattaforma,ma con scarsi risultati facendo azzerare il conto un paio di volte.

Poi ho conosciuto un amico che mi ha fatto avvicinare ai fiuciures e mi sono appassionato a questo tipo di mercato sopratutto al derivato del dax e ora sto continuando a studiarli e sopratutto sto cercando di sviluppare una strategia di mercatato basata sul buon senso, girovagando per il web ho visto questo forum : Becky: molto interessante ed eccomi qui !

Buon trading .

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 CSC1 
Vancouver, Canada
 
Experience: None
Platform: T4
Trading: Futs
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm an intraday futures trader, focusing on 6B. Taking the next 6 months to trade full time as my results have shown enough consistency to dedicate more time to trading. Looking to get into 6J and CL as they seem to respond well to my strategy's 'style', so if anyone wants to trade some knowledge drop me a PM!

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ugwigr
Newark+New Jersey/United States
 
 
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I traded options on the CBOE and joined Goldman as a mortgage Strategist for 3 years. I recently co-founded Thinknum, a web based tool for analyzing markets.

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gina
saint louis, mo/usa
 
 
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Thank You Big Mike and all participants, I have been trading stocks and options on a limited basis for about 10 years and have yet to see a real profit. I feel the time has come to take this to another level and hope to benefit from the years of experience you all have to offer. In return I promise to stay focused and disciplined and share anything worthwhile that I come across, Gina

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christopher99
Los Angeles, CA USA
 
 
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Hi all,
What a fantastic site to have stumbled upon. After lurking for a few weeks, I knew it was time to join.

I'm a part time (read: amateur) trader. I started in 2007 as a traditional buy/hold investor... just as things were truly getting very shaky! But since 2008, I've slowly found my way into options... buying and then later selling. And for the last year I've been trading options on futures-- mostly selling.

I look forward to learning from some of the great contributors on here!

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rjakabcin
Prague, Czech Republic
 
 
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Hello Mike and all.

I'm slef-developped fulltime trader and so far traded price action patterns I noticed and tested by myself. I trade purely on EUR/USD - basically working whole day with 7-12 trades per day in average 5 days a week.
I'm trading without stoplosses and in both directions buy/sell - time to time I'm using hedges on few open positions but it happens rarely - basically 2-4 times year.
When I started two years ago, I made my 1st +100% within first 3 months, then I doubled account again after another 3 months so I felt like a king. Within that time I felt really relaxed and did also some good positional trading so I understand the power of relaxed and consistent psychology.
However, when you start and you are from the begin so profitable, it is very hard to keep your discipline and focus. I did not big time frames analyses precisely and in September last year, my nightmare has started as I was forced to close my first huge stoploss position: cca -30% of account I earned so far and at the end of 2012 another -20%. Since that time my psycho works against me and all the year I'm constantly loosing in a pattern: I earn +20% on top of my account (it is slower as I lowered size of my positions dramatically), but after two months I usually take a stoploss which take all the profit back, plus some small portion of account. Irony is that cca within 2-4 days after my take of stoploss market turned back. This had happened 3 times to me this year. I decided to change my trading dramatically and tried to find the way which I can go further and stay in markets. I found that I need to learn basics again and understand really what the market is doing when I'm looking on charts, as I was constantly missing signs of ranging vs. trending markets. I've got already some ideas so I hope this site can help me to adjust my methodology and rebuild correct and consistent approach to trading.
As there's a lot of crap on internet about trading, I noticed that your site looks different and I hope and want to believe that it really is extraordinary. So thank you for your welcome and request to introduce myself.

Roman J

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 DNFX 
Plovdiv Bulgaria
 
Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader , TradeStation
Trading: Forex
 
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Hi all,
My name is Dimitar, I'm Bulgarian. My case is very strange because i know about trading since 2009 from a friend, but i was reading books about indicators and a lot of useless stuff for a 3 years. I wasn't serious about trading, because somewhere insade me some voice telling me this is not right, you can't do it in that way. And the moment of illumination came, I was found Joe Ross and Al Brooks books. Now I'm learning price action, and I feel comfortable. I'm step further to fund account and start gaining experience. The forum is very good and friendly, and I think is the best place to have conversations about trading.

English is not my native language, sorry. I'll do my best to be understandable.

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 shortride 
Merced Ca USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TDA
Broker: Datek :)
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hey Shortride...I see that you use Stockfetcher. Do you benefit from their predefined scans or have you customized your own?

So far I have just used theirs, of coarse I set my own perameters. I love them.

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
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 Greg4hvn 
Atlanta, Georgia/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Trading: Futures, Options
 
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Hello all,
I will be glad to share any good info I run across, I am very new so I will just be learning for a while now, I am looking for Tradestation tools. I have been trading futures and some options and forex.

Thanks to all!

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 sumitalwar 
alwar rajasthan
 
 
Posts: 2 since Nov 2013

hi

i am new to this forum

i have 2 years of experience in trading .

i trade in nifty futures. and stock . planning to go for commodity . my style is positional . hope that this forum will be en enriching experience

regrds


sumit

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roystrom
Chicago, IL/USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2013
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Hi Mike,

I am new to futures trading, starting out in oil and gold. I have many years experience investing in stock and index options. Investing thousands in trading systems/software, some advertised on TV, only to loose thousands more in my trading account. But I have not given up! During the past year I have been studying Market Profile, trading psychology, and tape reading. I have been having some Ah Ha! moments and feel I am now on the right track; but still much more to learn. I am currently trading in sim using Ninja Trader until I am comfortable using real money. This is an exciting journey of self discovery and learning new skills. I learned about your Forum through Invest To Success. I am currently enrolled in a Time Trader class there and it is going well. I would recommend it to any new traders.

Thanks for your forum.

Roy

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Oskoui
Austin Texas
 
 
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Hello everyone,

I'm a long-term value investor at an investment advisory in Austin, TX. I'm interested in also doing analysis and screening of price patterns in options.

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 slainster 
London/United Kingdom
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: AMP/Rithmic
Trading: Futures
 
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Hi all,

I am relatively new to the site, and also new to trading. I have taken a big step today purchasing my trading platform and getting my broker account sorted. Looking forward to participating on the forums, I know I have a lot to learn, and hopefully in time I can contribute too.

Regards,
Shane

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 eboney04 
Peterborough
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Futures
 
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Hi all, this is my second go at day trading futures. Lost my first shirt, managed to get another one... so here we go.

My pick is the e-minis, crude and gold on NT platform with Mirus futures... but open to suggestions (just not negotiable with NT). I look forward to learning from the amazing store of info and experience on this site... Kudos to Big Mike for your ongoing site support/maintenance etc. It's guys like you and your members that help to encourage aspiring traders, especially second time rounders.

Thank you, look forward to participating.

Eboney04

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bueno
sao paulo,sp,brazil
 
 
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Hi my name is Jose Bueno ,first time to this blog ,think will get good help in the difficult trading arena,thanks for everything.

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 Aszorc 
Chicago Illinois US
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hi,

Great site! If I could, I would spend hours and hours reading the numerous informative threads on here.....newborn will not allow for it.

I'm primarily an options trader w/ some futures experience. Like many, blew up my account a couple times. Trying to pick tops and bottoms. Focused on mean reversion trades, leaning heavily on indicators. Needless to say, I did not have great success w/ that type of trading.

Now, I'm exploring price action and Mark Fisher's ACD method. In the beginning stages..... but I like it's potential.

Looking forward to reading/learning/contributing to a great site.

Thanks,

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Cricket
NYC New York,USA
 
 
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Hello. I trade the TF and stocks. I use Ninja. My mentors were Ted Warren and Burton Pugh. I have learned from many teachers over 20 years. I keep a Video trading journal and I constantly have breakthroughs on price action. I do better on stocks than the TF currently...but this will soon change. Every week brings more insight but not more cash. Hopefully this will change soon also. It will be nice to share and learn here on your site. Thank you for having me.

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 shorttrade 
coeur d'alene, Idaho, USA
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm an intraday futures trader, focusing on 6B. Taking the next 6 months to trade full time as my results have shown enough consistency to dedicate more time to trading. Looking to get into 6J and CL as they seem to respond well to my strategy's 'style', so if anyone wants to trade some knowledge drop me a PM!


I am a novice trader, still learning, and have not been successful so far. I appreciate it if you can share your knowledge of your strategy, that would be a great help.

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apo1
NYC USA
 
 
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Hello to all,
I have come to a fantastic place to learn and more importantly to 'unlearn' . Thank you Mike for the kind greeting.

Billy

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blastereod
richmond, va usa
 
 
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Hello everyone,
Blaster here, retired Navy EOD technician (bomb squad). I am interested in learning as much as I can about the market and trading. Everyone here seems to be dedicated,appreciative and helpful to each other. Which seems to be rare now a days. I hope to be able to add value to this forum as I learn
Thanks
Hoo yah

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crassus
Savannah, GA 31406
 
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2013
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Hello everyone,
I have been in the market for about eight years. It was like something I did in my spare time. I am looking to get more serious now, and move from investing to something more like swing trading of stocks. One of my first moves will be to upgrade my scottrade account to something better. I am thinking of interactive brokers. Naturally, any advice is welcome.

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par2za
chicago, il
 
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2013
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Well i started trading since 1989 in stocks
got into the ES in 2005 Burned 3 accounts
Then started getting good at it.... i stopped and open a few gas stations in 2006
sold them and now back into the ES. And WOW things have changed!!!!!
So at this moment i have ninjatrader lifetime and i consider myself a novice at this now.
Thanks Big mike for having a website like this. I remember back in the day...the only way to get info was to
Buy books and learn at your own pace. i hope i get and also share info with everyone here and get into the
groove of things within time!!!!
So Hello everyone

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chancehero
halifax + nova scotia/canada
 
 
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hi have been trading futures for the past 6 years, and am finally able to start doing this as a full time job. hope I can get some help in coding and help other in coding and ideas.

Chancehero

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 matsvej 
Moscow, Russia
 
Experience: Beginner
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Hi all,

I am a day trader (prefer futures, mainly 6E). Glad to be here!

Matsvej

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sickrick
Exeter/Devon/UK
 
 
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Hi Mike and All
I can't clams to be a trade as yet. The closest I've come is to have bought shares in an oil company called GKP, on the recommendation of a friend. He assured me that my initial investment of £15,000 would more than double within six months. Here we are eighteen months later and my holding is worth £10,000. So not the best of starts. What this experience has done however, is introduced me to the markets and their earning potential, if skilfully traded!
What I also realised is that if I wanted to dig any deeper into this can of worms, I'd better educate myself. So I went looking for information on trading. My inbox is now full to bursting with offers of mentorship, courses and systems that claim they can guide me to untold wealth! All so enticing. I won't lie to you I have been very tempted by a few. Thankfully whilst doing my due diligence on the final selection, I found your forum.
The last thing I want to be is a 'Lurker' but at this stage what I know about trading ain't worth sharing. With your help I hope to change that.
From what I have learned so far, I'd like to get into day trading, but I'm open to suggestions.
Im under no illusion that it's going to be easy and I'm prepared to do the work.
What I would really appreciate is a little guidance. What I need to learn and what to avoid.
Enough of my rambling. Looking forward to learning from you all and who knows maybe some day I'll be able to assist some other poor newbie.

Thanks
Rick

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 mrm1 
las vegas nv usa
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: amibroker
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Hi,
Great site
I'm stock trader, investor using technical and fundementals factors

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pitmajen
Melbourne Australia
 
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2013
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Hi

I am very much a beginner to the trading game. Have been a buy and hold investor for many years - "hows that working out for you?" - not well - can do better - so here we go !

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ofatrader
Europe
 
 
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Hi,
I'm a futures trader and glad to be here. I'm an orderflow trader.
Ofatrader

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Dutchy
Alkmaar
 
 
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Hi all,

My friend (who is a member already for some time) advised me to join the Big Mike club.
I trade the FDAX/FESX/FGBL in the EU morning and the NQ/YM/TF in the US morning for approx. 4/5 years now. (EU based)
Like many of you I blew up my account too some years ago.
To much emo and other bad trade behaviour during the trading.

I decided to build an automated strategy to help me to show the set ups to trade.
It took me 1.5 year and I´m (almost) finished with the job.

My RBB strategy (N7) shows Long and Short signals (warning signal lines and sound alerts) after all my pre set conditions are true.

After the strategy placed a Long or Sort visual signal, it places an OCO order. Limit OCO on one of the MA lines and the OCO stop order ahead of the price. Auto Stop Loss when price hits the Stop Loss line or when the price crosses the Stop Loss line with X (pre set) ticks.

Lots of parameters build in, such as ATM strategy parameters (T1/T2/T3 and initial SL) etc. etc.

Two horizontal lines function as no trading zone (the strategy takes no trades in that area) and can be dragged over the chart to an other (chop) area/level, without losing their function.

Different (instrument) strategy templates can be saved for each market.

Not a 100% auto trader (yet). Human brains still needed! So, not a big bucket of $ at the end of the day, but a great assistant to help me follow my own rules/trade conditions. It improved my trading by forcing me to follow my trade strategy/conditions/set ups in a more consistent way. It makes trading much more relaxed!
But the learning continues.

Happy trading all!

Dutchy

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tanaan
morristown, nj usa
 
 
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Hi all! Happy to be here!
I swing trade options, mainly credit spreads, butterflies, + iron condors. Working on getting the equity curve moving upward (have some work to do.....) Platform: thinkorswim, analysis: fibonacci, EMAs, RSI, and pivots. Am interested in camarilla lines, Keltner channels, Wms%R.

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 kerryc73 
New York, NY
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: ES
 
Posts: 3 since Nov 2013
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Newbie here, and looks like I've found the right place to get started.

I'm looking to trade ES and maybe Forex. I've got 10 years of programming experience from my day job and looking to put that coding experience to use via NinjaScript.

My trading setup thus far:
- Interactive Brokers
- NinjaTrader
- Kinetick
- SpeedyTradingServers VPS

Thanks for everything Mike!

kc

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francis3388
kuala lumpur+selangor/malaysia
 
 
Posts: 7 since Dec 2013
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Hi! Everybody, how are you there, and how"s your trading last week? Well ! I m Francis3388, I am trading demo and

live for about a year. Incidentally, as I brouse though the website, I found this unique and advanced Forum. By

joining this Forum, I sincerely hope to widen my skills, exposure and interact with both new and seasoned traders.

Only, by this means, my chances of improving my Forex skills strategies and education could be further improved,

thank you.

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timmy
Brisbane
 
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2013
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Hi Everyone,

I come from an IT and telecommunications background, and have next to no trading experience.

I'm really looking forward to learning everything I can from the members and materials on this forum, as I start the long and daunting journey toward my goals.

I really appreciate the existence of this forum, I hope I can one day become a valued member of it, for others.

Cheers,
Tim

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mrwisdom
Pembroke Pines
 
 
Posts: 2 since Dec 2013
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Hi all,

I'm 22. I trade options, only a few months. I'd say my level of knowledge is intermediate but my experience limited. I'd like to trade futures in the future lol.

My quest so far has led me to believe that trading is more about risk management than anything else and that mastering price action and supply/demand all within an economic context, is what truly matters?

Sort of at the brink of real life, contemplating the likelihood of succeeding as an independent trader vs corporate jobs, prop firms, etc :/

Any insight is welcomed.

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ed408
newyork city/new jersey/ united states
 
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2013
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Hello my name is eddie , just starting out in the world of investing. So much info over the web not sure where to begin sorting it all out and get some direction. Any advise would be appreciated thanks

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Luis Cordeiro
Lisbon, Portugal
 
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2013
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Hi, everyone and congratulations MIKE by the Forum.

My name is Luis Cordeiro I am an Architect in Portugal.
I am trading Stocks ( CFD ).
Happy to be here and hoping to learn a lot.
LC

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