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dhhstock
El dorado Hills Ca usa
 
 
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Hi All,

My name is Don, glad to be here. I am an Engineer/Analyst who can code anything in any language. I would like to collaborate with others and learn more about the business of trading in exchange for my expertise. I am essentially looking for mentors and resources so I can ask specific questions.

Thanks to all.

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Cai GengYang
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Hi All,

My name is Don, glad to be here. I am an Engineer/Analyst who can code anything in any language. I would like to collaborate with others and learn more about the business of trading in exchange for my expertise. I am essentially looking for mentors and resources so I can ask specific questions.

Thanks to all.

Hi Don,

Sounds great, I would like to be able to work with you someday once Ive started trading. My dream is to build my own stock trading firm using software and analytics. I would also like to learn to program properly. The only programming experience I have is 3 months of C++ at Northwestern University (where I just dropped out from). Keep in touch ...

Thanks alot.

GengYang

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srinivas
hyderabad, andhra pradesh, india
 
 
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i have been trading since 2010 i want to learn elliott wave

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kconradbell
Dallas Texas United States
 
 
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Been trading 3 years. About half that full-time. Mostly working on emotions, self-control and discipline these days. Those are my weakest points and are what set me back way too often.

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ra1den
Minneapolis, MN USA
 
 
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Been trading hardcore for around 6 years. Started in FX, moved to futures, and haven't looked back. Still working on getting consistent.

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AlgoTradie
Sydney, New South Wales
 
 
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Hi everyone,

I trade futures (at the moment) using my own platform, using api with IB (via gateway).

Joined this forum to help and get help. Unfortunately, I can't seem to be getting anywhere thanks to this omnipresent message "you're not allowed to ......"

Cheers

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 Daytrader999 
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Joined this forum to help and get help. Unfortunately, I can't seem to be getting anywhere thanks to this omnipresent message "you're not allowed to ......"

Cheers

Hello and welcome to futures.io (formerly BMT) !

Well, this most likely happens because you don't have sufficient posts to get access to other forum sections.

And if you decide to become an Elite Member, you'll have access to all other sections which are reserved for Elite Members only.

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Hi everyone,

I trade futures (at the moment) using my own platform, using api with IB (via gateway).

Joined this forum to help and get help. Unfortunately, I can't seem to be getting anywhere thanks to this omnipresent message "you're not allowed to ......"

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I saw your discussions on other forums and I know what you are looking for. If you PM me, I will get your a test API that you are looking for. You can also email me.
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jtrader2013
Nice/France
 
 
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Hello,
sorry for my english,im very new to trading,i join this forum to develop my trading knowledge,im still struggling and i hope to learn new stuff in this forum.
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lingwuchung
Hong Kong
 
 
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I am totally new in auto-trade. Good luck to me and thanks for your help in advance!!!

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djiweng
kebumen jawa tengah indonesia
 
 
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Thank you allowed to join, to study here.
Greetings all ....:

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hahncsaba
Budapest
 
 
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Hi!

For several years I have been developing my Ninja Trader automated trading system on the Forex. Now I am trying to develop any similar to the ETF or Futures market.

In the first step I look for historical tick data...

Csaba
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gregg1978
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
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Hi Everyone!

I've been "investing" for years with mutual funds, etc but decided I'd like to take a more active approach in looking after my financial interests. So I don't have much to offer as far an experience but I'm here to hopefully learn a few things. This site is a great resouce!

G

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 Vaughn 
Apple Valley, CA 92307
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT7,8
Broker: NT7,8 Ninja/Dorman
Trading: ES, 6E, ZB,
 
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Hard to find a decent, open, honest site for traders and glad to be here. Part SIM, part live for 3.5 years now. Discovering the power of self awareness and psych control as I trade. Didn't know a long from a short when I started. What a ride!!! Undaunted, I pursue personal growth while refining the trade plan/rules.

Love to meet some SoCal traders who work the Russell index. Or from anywhere, for all it matters, Skype or just audio works.

Worst mistake I ever made??? My first pull-o-the-trigger went green. Boy, does that give you the wrong mindset!! Downhill for nearly 2 years afterwords. But I've come a long way, through all the bad trainers and BS, and if I can focus on following the trend instead of bucking it (I have a counter trend jones), I'm off to the races.

Open to any contact, good luck in your trading, and Thanx again, Mike.

Vaughn

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bench
bristol uk
 
 
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Hello all!

I'm relatively new to trading, I've been studying for about 6 months but seem to have hit a brick wall, was hoping by joining I could learn more from people who know!

Thanks

Ben.


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Pivot
Italia
 
 
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Hi Mike,

Thank you! I'm glad to be here and be a part of all this. And Congratulations on all this. You've done an amazing and a wonderful job!

Pivot

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 ekim 
Providence, Rhode Island
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TradeStation execution, some Thinkorswim charting
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Hey everyone,

I've been successfully/unsuccessfully trading for several years now, meaning that I do personally feel that I've developed a very good feel for the markets over that time, but have not implemented a solid plan and discipline to take advantage of that knowledge. My biggest weakness in the past has been going in with big size after a loss, trying to recover it immediately. I honestly feel I need constant reminders from myself and others not to do this!

Just turned 30 this year, and that really puts into relief all the money one has blown on trading. I'm vowing not to do that again, to trade less, and only use the best set ups. I came to the realization that even if only averaging 2-3 ES points a week over a long period of time, your account will build up enormously within just a few years.

After years of volatile stocks, options, etc., I've now come to the ES as my primary instrument. If other futures are moving big one day, sure, I'll take some off the top, but my hope is to become a solid trader, gradually building up size, and so I'm focused on ES so that some time in the future when I'm using larger size I can still execute my strategies without moving the market (soybeans, anyone?).

Looking for a 9:30am EST to about 11am trading buddy, too, via Skype to actually talk with (not chat online) about the markets. Tried to private message someone but not allowed just yet :-) A few more forum posts and hopefully I'll be able to connect with some people here for that! Thanks, everyone, for reading, and Big Mike, for the forum.

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CalW
Sioux City Iowa USA
 
 
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Hello Mike and fellow traders.

About 13 years ago, I started trading by having a broker day trade one of those well advertised software programs that has won many years in a row. Big Mistake, lost lots of my hard earned money. Then I left my day job, because I did not like the conglomerate that bought us out. So, about 10 years ago, I started trading again on the ES with the guiding hand of a well self advertised gurus course. Lost again. Went back to work. Made some more of that hard earned money, while looking at charts for 4 years without trading. Left that job, and my first year I lost a little, the next year, I lost a little less, and last year was the first year that I made money. Not much, but still in the black. And so far I am in the black this year, but have a long ways to go. Still flinch on taking trades. My trading platform really helped me learn to be patient as it seems to be able to set for more realistic fills. Before with another platform, it always filled the simulator in the first or beginning contracts that were hit. As anyone knows, you are one of the last to be filled, not the first, if you are only a few ticks away on your entry.

I would like to learn the market profile method of trading with the CL, ES, ZN, and ZB. Not sure if anyone else works with the slower moving high volume markets, but I think it would help develop myself in the learning process.

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 MtoMarz 
Sacramento, California
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Stage 5
Trading: Emini
 
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Hello All, I've been paper trading for a month so far, while concurrently taking a class on day trading, which I have found to be very informative and has proven to be very effective when using what I've learned while paper trading in the daily market replay, etc., though, I know it's different when you go live. I've gone from knowing ZERO about day trading, to beginning to have a foundation by paper trading daily and studying strategies and practicing them, etc. I'm on NinjaTrader. My goal is to go live in another two months trading futures. Hope to further my knowledge here with the people in this forum.

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 ourssolaire 
Montreal, Canada
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT
Trading: CL
 
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Hi to all,

I have been paper trading for a couple of months on NT. I'm still on a learning curve, but I am in the lucky position to have an experienced mentor helping me get started. I would never have touched futures trading without his help. I hope to go live in the next couple of months.

My reasons for getting into trading: being your own boss & having flexible hours that allow me to do more of the stuff I love (cycling mostly!). I don't have any great expectations of making a killing, but hopefully it will beat minimum wage! It is also a good intellectual and mental challenge: Just you against the all-knowing market.

I hope to learn from the many contributors to this forum, hopefully allowing me to avoid making the classic beginners mistakes, and eventually to be able to contribute too.

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all4dmoney
JAKARTA INDONESIA
 
 
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hello , glad that I could join this forum

may all be success in trading

thanks

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 jmoon 
Chicago, IL
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Infinity AT & Sierra Chart
Broker: Infinity Futures
Trading: tf
 
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Hi

My name is Jim Mooney and I have been involved in the futures and options on futures trading industry for 30 plus years. It seems every year a new challenge (I read opportunity) surfaces. As the technical, regulatory and market shifts continue, I hope that I am able to contribute to success and viability of this great industry. I would welcome any questions or feed back that you may have.

Sincerely,

Jim Mooney

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maiers
Wiesbaden
 
 
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Hello,

I have been interested and part time studying the markets on and off for about 7 years now.
Due to my involvement in many other activities during my studies I have had breaks of a few weeks inbetween.

So far I have not decided on my final trading style yet but it will most likely end up to be methodical trading.
I have been testing a multitude of free systems with defined rules available on the internet but found most to be not worth a dime ...
I have been on a variety of forums too but agree with BigMike, most members there mainly try to bash others and not help.

I have mainly been watching FX but want to transition into Futures now due to the better regulation of the markets.

Currently, I spent a lot of time on my trading to get this going but will have to cut some time out very soon for other tasks I need to fulfill. So hopefully, it will work out .

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 yzkuan 
Singapore
 
Experience: None
Platform: MetaTrader, CQG, NinjaTrader
Trading: ES, Bonds futures, forex
 
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I'm from Singapore and have been started to trade 3-4 years ago. Had some experience in options trading in US equity market and spot forex.

Came across this forum and get hooked with so much useful information. Really appreciate Mike for creating this awesome forum.

Started to get interested in futures trading recently, and watched some posts/webinars from Peter (Jigsaw), John (nobstrading) and FT71. I really being inspired by their trading style and will start to build my own trading methodology to suit my own personality.

Thanks and Happy trading!
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mfalme
new toyk uSA
 
 
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newbie looking to lean more

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 NGtrader 
Vancouver, Canada
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker: Ninjatrader Continuum
Trading: RTY, ES, and Directional Options on QQQ, SPY, IWM, AMZN, AAPL, TSLA
 
Posts: 191 since Apr 2014
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Hey Everyone,

I'm based in Vancouver, Canada. While it's a beautiful city to live in, summers are great and I love the healthy lifestyle, it SUCKS for trading fx since most big moves happen in London session, unless you're trading Asian pairs and sometimes things move in NY on news.

I started trading back in about 2008 before the financial crisis, but back then I was an investor, buy and hold. It was only until a few years later that I met a family friend who was into trading and looking at charts and technical analysis. I thought the charts were so cool and pretty. Anyways I made and lost a fortune and the thing that hurt me most was when I got into options. Junior resource stocks also hurt me as commodities crapped out and I saw some penny stocks get delisted so I lost my entire investment in them. I started trading currencies about 2 years ago. I've had success on and off but I think the biggest trading lesson I've had is that I was the most important key to my success. Of course having a reliable system helped but no matter what the system was, if I didn't have the discipline and right mindset I would sabotage myself anyways. Now risk management, trade management, planning, cutting losses short are crucial to me. I wish I didn't have to learn the hard way but I did, like many traders out there. I've probably spent well over $25000 in courses and newsletters and you know what, 95% of them were junk. A very small minority of what I spent money on was actually helpful. I've been through many cycles of blown accounts, most of them small but my main stock market account - with the amount of money blown, if I wasn't a spiritual person I would have committed suicide because of it. However I believe in cleaning up my own mess. I will set things straight.

My method now is a combination of what works for me. I've just been taking a lot of time to get my head straight and put my plan into place before I go live again. I'm currently using a trading coach.

A friend in Hawaii told me about this great website and I see that the videos on it are above average.

Happy trading!


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Ed

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 Steen 
Bonn (DEU)
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: MultiCharts
Broker: LMAX
Trading: Future CFD
 
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Hi i am Stefan and i come from Germany. I trade since 2012 nad actuelly i am at the "Zero Point". So i lost the same wish i win. I come to bigmike over youTube how i found some Webinars. So i am pay for the Elite membership and now i hope the webinars a good too in the future

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vladko777
Sofia/Bulgaria
 
 
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Hello , my name is Vladimir and I am from Bulgaria

I have real account with broker where i trade mostly on Forex , but I am very impresed from trading e-mini s&p 500 on demo account and I want to learn more. Now i'm reading Al Brooks first book and i'm trying to use some basic entry on the market.

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sjmoon18
New York+New York
 
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
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hey. i'm jm, futures trader.
until now money doesn't wanna come to me :'(

jm

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 5xtrad 
atlanta, ga
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: ES, CL, YM
 
Posts: 3 since Oct 2011
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I am learning the skill of day trading and I am glad to be a member of Big Mikes. I have traded options, futures and eminis off and on for many years and look forward to being a part of this community.

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rrvb
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
 
 
Posts: 12 since Apr 2014
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Hi,

I'm looking for the holy grail. Anybody here have it?

Just kidding.

I'm an experienced trader, but not yet successful. I've had my successes, but my failures have been worse. I'm trying to find a way to be a consistently successful trader and after reading many things and investing in quite a few systems, I believe I would most benefit from a group of like-minded people to bounce ideas off and to learn from.

Thanks,
Randy

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SRcobra
Phoenix, AZ
 
 
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First post, excited to learn more and refine what I'm currently doing. Trade primarily ES and ZN. I'll try to share my setups. Thanks

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iossifv
Montreal, Canada
 
 
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Hey guys,

My name is Iossif. I'm originally from Bulgaria, but now also Canadian for 15 years. I live in crazy cold Montreal where I completed my Finance degree and worked in Fixed Income for 2 years.

I've been trading part-time for 3-4 years already, but it's been a real roller-coaster, and never quite profitable. I recently discovered futures and options and immediately fell in love with the ES. I'm also deeply obsessed with the VIX futures curve; I find it fascinating how few people understand the mechanics of volatility and mean reversion of these products.

My goal is to become consistently profitable and trade for a living within a year or two. Let's show the buy-and-hold rookies how it's really done.

Trade 'em well or sit on your hands!

IV

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Vizhous
Schiffdorf + Niedersachsen (Germany)
 
 
Posts: 2 since Apr 2014
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Hey guys,

I'm a beginner and want to get into trading, probably stock or futures trading. I don't really know where to start. I already know most of the terms but I don't really know which instrument I want to trade and even if I would know that I don't know how to build a basic strategy and then start to adapt and add things to it.

Yea, that's basically it, I don't know how to build/get/find a basic strategy or how to come up with one on my own.

By the way, I'm from Germany and 18 years old and well, yep that's it.

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AndresG
Buenos Aires
 
 
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Hello everyone

My name is Andres from Argentina. I began my trading journey at 2010, experimenting on Forex. Well, that was not a good idea and in short time I saw my account dissapear ... but I never lost the learning spirit, so I began to read books, take some courses and now I'm studying Financials and Economics at the University. I never thought it would become so interesting to me.

Today I'm trading at the Argentinian market, mostly on bonds. But I'm planing to get back at the USA market soon, since our market doesn't have a good operation volume.

I have taken some courses on technical analisys and Elliott Waves, and now reading some books and videos about Price Action.

Looking for some reviews I ended up on this forum and it seemed very interesting, so I hope to learn a lot from this community and, of course, to give my 2 cents too.

Good trading for all!

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A brilliant place to be. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy in the holiday season. Merry

Admin I cant seem to be able to post as restrictions are for 10 posts and above. How is one expected to achieve 10 posts without posting I wonder ??

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Admin I cant seem to be able to post as restrictions are for 10 posts and above. How is one expected to achieve 10 posts without posting I wonder ??

Kind of Chicken and egg conundrum. One cant happen without the other. Seems like a mystery within a riddle inside an enigma sort of situation.

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 Daytrader999 
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Ilsede, Germany
 
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Admin I cant seem to be able to post as restrictions are for 10 posts and above. How is one expected to achieve 10 posts without posting I wonder ??

You may post in many sections of futures.io (formerly BMT) without any restrictions, but there are only a few sections here in which you won't be allowed to post until you've accomplished a certain number of posts.

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DowTick
Pittsburgh
 
 
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Thank you Mike for the membership.
I'm here to learn different strategy's and technique's and fundamentals.
a year ago , i started trading forex and got whip - sawed out of my money. the funny thing is, it was only
fifty bucks . But learned i needed more education, before they took more .
So here I am , with a better perspective/ trade plan journey .

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3pierre9
Sydney NSW Australia
 
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
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Hi,

Glad to join the forum, Like everyone else, have lost a lot of money and have been trading for over six years. I tried many strategies and failed big on all of them. Discipline is the name of the game and not the strategy itself. control your emotions and stay in the green, if you cannot be in the green do not be in the red. know hen you are wrong. Do not move your stop, get out at a small loss, you can always re enter. trade with the trend not against it. I am hoping to learn more from everyone.

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 UmBillyCord 
San Diego, California
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, Multicharts
Broker: Optimus/Amp - CQG/Rithmic/IQ
Trading: NQ,TF,YM,CL,Options
 
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Hello all,

Here is my quick introduction to the forum.

My younger brother had always been on me about getting started in trading, but as a business owner, I never seemed to have the time. We'll the time is finally here.

I have been sim trading my brother's system and been doing fairly well. My real trading account should funded in May and I can get started for real.

I plan to trade the ES, and possibly the YM, index futures to start out. I am also learning index options as well.

Bill

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alexander76
rome italy
 
 
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Hi everyone!

I'm a begginner/intermediate aspiring trader from 2009.

I've more theory than practice because mi free time is very limited during the days.

So I can study every day when the markets I like are no more available.

This happens since 2009.

I did live trading for one year on 2010 in forex market, but without good results in terms of money.

It all started by accident. I had a master's degree in agriculture for a few years. A client of mine asked me how he could buy grain from Russia to his barn without receiving it immediately, but by blocking the price until the next season.

I realized a lot about myself when involved in real market with my own money and that was encouraging to me to continue studying and, a day, to came back into the real market with greater awarness.

So, I'm about ready to dive into the futures market and it's also why I joined futures.io (formerly BMT) forum that many believe formed by serious people.

Nice to join this forum!

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hey32g
San Antonio, TX
 
 
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Just found this site - looks like a good group of traders. FYI, I found it on YouTube listening to your Jack Schwager interview.

As for me, I'm purely technical, I've been using technical analysis for over twenty years. Put it this way, my first technical analysis software was DOS. My focus is equities and associated indexes.

Professionally I've worked as an institutional bond trader and also have managed a couple of retail trading desks focusing on individual securities as well as options and finally, have taught courses to brokers on Structured Products. I am currently working on my own quantitative system and trading.

Look forward to learning and contributing, although my time is fairly limited.

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xsaver
Basel / Switzerland
 
 
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Hi,

after I blew up my account some years ago I became older but wiser ? I will see. Not running for big money anymore. I take it slowly and start again with a sim account. Don't know when I will start "Live" again. For me its more fun to learn trading, the rest will follow.
I wish all of you success and a bit of luck !

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mitcheman
Geleen Nederland
 
 
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Hi Everyone,

I''m glad I found this forum. I'm totally a newbie to the stock exchange game and hopefully you guys can help me. Love the youtube video's btw.

Grtz from the Netherlands.

Mitcheman

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 Cobbin09 
Golden, Colorado
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Trading: Index Options
 
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I am a beginner trader trading option spreads my neighbor willingly taught me. My dream is to travel the world day trading. I have a bachelors in Finance, but I didn't learn how to trade. I am joining because I am impressed with this community and I believe I can become a better trader by reading, asking questions and learning from all of you.

Thanks Big Mike and Everyone Else for sharing!

Jackson

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 greentree 
Oklahoma City, OK USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjaTrader
Trading: es
 
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Hi,

Well, I been sim trading for the past 2 years after of course blowing out my account.

I have purchased my share of trading classes and programs. I am very glad to find this site to share information.

Greentree

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 jerbersoft 
Manila, Philippines
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: CQG,Bookmap,Sierra Chart
Broker: CQG
Trading: BUND
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm very new to futures trading and I have been referred to this forum from search engine. I'm from the Philippines. I tried forex and stocks before but was never profitable in the long term. I always got net losses. It was good to have knowledge on money management so I didn't lose more than 10% of my risk capital. And never was I able to blow an account.

I am still frustrated as it seems to me that I can't really become profitable with the markets. I realized that I am inclined to be a day trader since I don't seem to be comfortable holding positions overnight. Like Marty Schwartz, I want to hear the cash register ring always.

Being exposed with the futures market was just out of curiosity. I have been intrigued that most of my trading heroes have been trading the futures/commodities market. So I tried to look for an online futures broker and tried a demo. At first, it seems awkward. But then about a couple of hours, I have just found the market that I should be in.

Futures markets are favorable for day traders. It seems much easier than forex but I can't assure that I will be profitable yet. I'm currently in the demo stage and will probably open a live account next month after getting to know much of the market workings.

Thank you futures.io (formerly BMT)! See you guys around.

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belladesignz
Los Angles, Ca, usa
 
 
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Hi,
My wife an I are retired and we are learning to trade to supplement our income.
we need some help defining our trading style. we have been listening to FT71 for a while and since he in on this site we thought we would follow here and learn.
Looks to be a place that we might get some info and help to make us better traders.
W

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 mfbreakout 
BOSTON, MA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation, TOS
Trading: commodities, TF
 
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Hi,
My wife an I are retired and we are learning to trade to supplement our income.
we need some help defining our trading style. we have been listening to FT71 for a while and since he in on this site we thought we would follow here and learn.
Looks to be a place that we might get some info and help to make us better traders.
W

Without knowing your particiluars and based off what you have shared, i will strongly advice you against daytrading

and i would not recommend any other kind of self directed trading either.

You will see form various posts in this section - people have been trying to trade for 2, 6 and even 10 years and no

luck but lossess.

Trying to supplement income during retirement years by self directed trading makes it even more difficult.

If one does not have enough savings to live off 7-10%/year return on investments by giving money to a


professional money manager then any kind of self directed trading can put ones retirement assets in serious

jepordy.


Good luck.

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 matt18turbo 
Atlanta, GA USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Trading: Options
 
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Hi there,

Matt here and I am brand new to trading... which means I haven't blown up my account yet simply because I don't have a funded account yet. I have always been intrigued by the markets and imagined myself making a boatload of cash in a relatively short amount of time, so I decided to do it the smart way, I joined this forum.

I have been paper trading for a short time with a little bit of success, a little bit of failure, and a lot of bit of questions. I have attended some so called seminars, which are mostly just ploys to get you to spend a lot of money on thier so called system, but I just couldn't spend the cash... (past performance does not equal........) so how can you have a system??

I decided to LEARN the markets... to know what is going on and why... to be able to make informed decisions... to gain knowledge. I might be old fashioned, but I still think the more you know, the better off you will be.

I am a mechanic by trade currently, just because I am good at it and make a pretty good paycheck from it. But it is an 8-6 job and I am not delighted about that. I need a break!!!!

So anyway, that's about it, It's time for me to start studying!!! Glad to be a part of the forum and thank you in advance for your knowledge. BTW, I will be happy to share my knowledge with all of you, If anyone has any automotive related questions, especially European automotive questions (my specialty) just ask, I will be happy to help!

Best Regards,
Matt

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moneydeep
krishnanagar
 
 
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Well after signing up in the forum 3 years ago and not making a single post. I have finally decided to get some help.
I am part of couple other forums but to be honest I don't interact much. I like this forum because it seems more personal and seems like people here are actually trying to help.

I know trading is a life of loneliness but the fact that such a forum exists is great news. I have finally made my first post here.
Hope to learn a lot. I'm going to make my 2nd post a long one asking for advice in the other section.

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DuggyLou
Vernal, UT
 
 
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I've been doing this for years. Recently trading even while I have my other job as a truck driver. It was a great feeling when I made as much money trading as I did on my regular job. I've gotten remarried recently which diverted my attention somewhat and it's been a while since I've really applied myself. Now is the time for me to jump fully into it and see where I can take it.

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joshxli
new york
 
 
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I am a new comer.

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 ukhm 
London UK
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
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Hello People

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 SidJ 
Boston, MA
 
Experience: None
Platform: none yet
Trading: Cello
 
Posts: 6 since Apr 2014
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Hi Everyone,

I'm a complete newbie when it comes to trading, so I am learning tons right now from reading books, blogs and now this forum. I have worked as a scientist and an architect-aren't those fields related? So, trading seems appealing, like something to puzzle out. I'm happy to find this forum and people sharing what works and doesn't work for them.

cheers!
Sid

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trader14
Denver, CO
 
 
Posts: 36 since Apr 2014
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Thanks Mike for the forum.

My story, nothing unique. Fell in love with trading over ten years ago, blew up multiple accounts & donated to the market's large sums of money. sniff sniff !! What a journey. Was it worth all it took to get here? Hell yea!!

I'm a discretionary trader, using price action & volume to define my market edge.

Having said that.. trading is 90% mental. I don't care what time frame, market, platform or methodology makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. We all at some point in time, realize the enemy is me, not the markets.

Favorite book.. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Favorite time frame .. Weekly chart

Favorite quote.. The obvious rarely happens, the unexpected constantly occurs.

The market will often go contrary to what speculators have predicted.

At these times, successful speculators must abandon their predictions

and follow the action of the market. Prudent speculators never argue

with the tape. Markets are never wrong, but opinions often are.

Remember, the market is designed to fool most of the people most of the time






Trade well

trader14

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sureshpanigrahi
new york
 
 
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Thanks Mike for the forum.

My story, nothing unique. Fell in love with trading over ten years ago, blew up multiple accounts & donated to the market's large sums of money. sniff sniff !! What a journey. Was it worth all it took to get here? Hell yea!!

I'm a discretionary trader, using price action & volume to define my market edge.

Having said that.. trading is 90% mental. I don't care what time frame, market, platform or methodology makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. We all at some point in time, realize the enemy is me, not the markets.

Favorite book.. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Favorite time frame .. Weekly chart

Favorite quote.. The obvious rarely happens, the unexpected constantly occurs.

The market will often go contrary to what speculators have predicted.

At these times, successful speculators must abandon their predictions

and follow the action of the market. Prudent speculators never argue

with the tape. Markets are never wrong, but opinions often are.

Remember, the market is designed to fool most of the people most of the time






Trade well

trader14

Very well said trader14.. Your every sentence displays your experience and wisdom.. good luck!

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sureshpanigrahi
new york
 
 
Posts: 3 since Mar 2014
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Hi all..

First of all thanks Mike for creating this forum. Am new here. Could someone point me from where to start in this forum. This forum is huge.

Well about me, I trade the 5min charts taking cue from higher time-frame charts. Mostly rely on fibonacci and elliot waves. My biggest problem has been in taking stop-losses. I still sometimes become emotional on my positions. But learning it the hard way.

I dont know if I could contribute much to this forum, but what's wrong in a try.


Thanks.

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aminstrade
Toronto Canada
 
 
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Hi Mike and everyone

Glad to be here. I traded a couple of years ago forex and lost my wallet! Im now sim trading futures and lately have found I have more winners than losers. Well see.

Ideally, I would like to form a group of maybe 5 people so we can compare notes and strategies via skype. Again, we'll see.

thanks

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DOZ98
fresno ca.
 
 
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Hi Mike and all,

Really enjoying many folks relating old floor trading on the CBOT. I left there in '98 after many years on the floor as a local with my dad and brother. Things were different then. When I first started at the CBOT for Kidder-Peabody as a very young clerk there was still a smoking pit. That dates me, I know.

Anyway, excellent forum! I'm pretty sure my username will give me away to a few folks.

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dantrace1
oklahoma
 
 
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i joined the community over two months now but have been sick n not doing any trading but having been on the losing end it was a good break

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elemenopees
Boston, MA / USA
 
 
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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum, so as I get some time I'll visit occasionally.
I have some experience with buy & hold dividend stocks and have a small portfolio I plan on growing and re-investing for the rest of my life.

Since I have to watch the stocks in my portfolio anyways, I've become interested in options. At this point I've lost more money than I've made with options. So I'm doing a bunch of paper trades in the Think or Swim platform to learn what I'm doing better. The newest strategy I'm practicing is inspired by Karen The Supertrader, and I would like to start making the switch to real money after a few more months practice.

I'd like to learn about futures and option contracts on futures.

See you all in the forum threads.

elem

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dave348gin
Newcastle, United Kingdom
 
 
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Hi All,

Joined up a while ago, I mainly trade daily and 4hr harmonic patterns with supp and res, trade using MT4 and spread bet my trades here in the uk as it's tax free

Don't know if i can be of any help but if I can just let me know.

Cheers,

Dave.

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 armystrong15 
Fort Knox, KY
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation, NT8 Jigsaw
Broker: NinjaTrader, CQG
Trading: ES, NQ, RTY, CL , FGBL, FDAX, GC,
 
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Hello, All

Newbie to a form here.lol... I'm a recent graduate of Online Trading Academy.. Currently working on blowing up my first futures account.. "Seriously not trying too"; but it seems like most new trader like myself struggle with the Market mind game.. If anyone else in here trades Supply and Demand Zone style trading I'll be glad to trade along side of you.. Ummm a little about me.. I'm a SFC in the United States Army.. I've been serving for the past 10 years.. I used to love it.. But not so much these days.. Looking to become a full time professional trader.

ok .. well I guess this is good for my first ever post on a forum.

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mexicobob
Dublin
 
 
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Hi

I have been trading for 3 years trying to figure out my style, I tend to trade the Eurostoxx50 futures on a spread bet account, I day trade and never carry over trades, I havent figured out if i am a trend trader or a scalper i want to be a trend trader but pull the trigure when i see some green.

I hope i can be of help in the forum

Thanks

David

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ETrader4L1fe
Cleveland Ohio
 
 
Posts: 1 since May 2014
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Hi all

First off let me say great job on the forum. Second its good to be in great company with all of you. I've been trading for 5 years and my story is not different then any others experience starting out. It only took me loosing 5k to revamp, write a plan, and stick to it. After practice trading for 2 years I began trading again both equities and currencies.

Through the help of many people I've removed most of myself (mental) from my trading. I am here to learn and share what little I know. I am finance major and have taken part of the CFA exams (fundamental stuff). I trade price action and volume and no longer rely solely on the fundamentals.

Trade well and I look forward to learning from you all.

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cstrader60
Torrance, CA
 
 
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Hello Mike,

I found your forum while searching for NT related subjects. Thanks for sharing your story and providing a place where traders can learn and share in a good environment.

I use Thinkorswim to trade options and recently became interested in trading futures with NT, so I hope to learn from the information here.

Thanks

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mitcheman
Geleen Nederland
 
 
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great forum. really good help!

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Steveee
Weaverville North Carolina United States
 
 
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Hello everyone, I kept landing on Big Mike's while researching futures daytrading with TopDog course. I've started trading stocks in 1997 and lost a boat load, then again in 2003 with futures and Woody. Lost another load. Back again here 2 years ago and have lost slowly for the whole time. I think i might have learned to stop loosing. I've never actually seen anyone make money trading, so I don't know if I believe anyone really does. Maybe they all just sell lessons. I have learned Barry Burns trend method with 5 energies and can do well simming. But can't get off the ground with real money. So I am here and plan on learning more. I feel I am very close. I have developed a lot of patients. Thanks for listening.

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Allan Chippett
Barrie ontario canada
 
 
Posts: 2 since May 2014
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Thanks for your site Mike, I always search your videos and am espicially interested in Al Brookes method. I am in the canadian military and 6 years from retirement. By that time I am hoping I am consistenly profitable with a proven track record, and have gained enough knowledge to trade the emini exclusively and make a good living.

Allan

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 michaelct 
oklahoma city
 
Experience: None
Platform: ninja, sierra chart
Trading: es
 
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hi everyone

i am trying to learn es future market. i find out this forum is very helpful to me. thank you

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 Pablos 
Houston Texas
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Trading: stock & equity options
 
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Kinda new to trading. It's pushing three years now. I'm getting to the point where I'm seeking out more in-depth answers and study. For example, I can now read Stocks & Commodities magazine with keen interest whereas a year ago I would feel lost or not have the proper appreciation for the content. It all looked too deep. I would say to myself, "my packaged platform does fine. It's overkill to seek out customization of indicators and new methods of analysis".

Recently, I began seeking out this type of information myself. Does this indicate an advanced threshold of my understanding of the issues? Maybe. But it represents my only qualification for listing myself as an "intermediate" level trader in my profile. Otherwise, my track record and ignorance place me squarely in the beginners' circle.

While in this new interest of trading research Google would keep sending me posts originating from "Big Mike's Trading". Not being a quick writer and usually pressed for time as it is I generally shy away from forums. So when I'm in a trading room I'm usually 99% observer and student. On the rare occasions I believe I have something that would benefit others and I also have available time, I'll put something out there. Otherwise, I'm pretty quite on a board. Tonight is one of those rare occasions.

I'm appreciative of the membership and grateful for the enrichment.

Looking forward to it.

Pablos

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DaveTrade
Erie +PA/USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since May 2014
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Hello Everyone and Big Mike!

I've invested a few thousand dollars in some education and have been trading a forex practice account for about 4 months now. I haven't been able to post a profit yet so I have not even begun to trade a live account. I want to improve my trading skills so that I begin to make money in both/either the Forex or Futures markets. I've never seen a forum quite like this one and could definitely use help. I hope to give it back as I learn and grow.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and good fortune to all!

David

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 Drakon 
Providence, RI/United States
 
Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Futures/Forex
 
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Hi,

My name is Eric and so far haven't done any trading as of yet. Just last year I got involved in the stock market and have bought a few stocks, but now I want to get into trading either futures or forex.

Found this site while doing research on futures trading and hope to learn as much as I can before I trade live. Would like to one day be able to trade for a living in place of my current day job.

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jeffboston
Boston, MA
 
 
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Day and swing trader.

Equities, options, futures, and forex.

Boston, MA

Looking forward to learning and contributing as much as possible.

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Revere
Akron, Ohio USA
 
 
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Hello to all. I have been through a few technical courses and traded on and off for a few years. I have been basically a break even trader and am looking to take my trading to the next level. I appreciate everyone's contributions and hope to add value to the forum.

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 kvkuhlman 
Lone Tree CO USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, OptionsHouse, Fidelity. Etrade
Trading: Stocks
 
Posts: 1 since May 2014
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Hi Mike,
New to the forum. Ran across the site after seeing a link to the webinar with John Grady and scalping. I am an experienced trader in that I've made a lot of trades and lost a lot of money. Now I'm very interested in learning day trading via the DOM. My ultimate goal is to try and make a few hundred dollars a day, but if I don't well the world won't end. I am VERY lucky in that my wife just got a big promotion so I think I can have some fun with this with a bunch of pressure. Looking forward to learning!!!

Thanks!
--Kurt

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V00D00
Saint Petersburg
 
 
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Hello everyone! One more try ))

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JoeCannonTrading
Los Angeles
 
 
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Hello Everyone/Mike,

My name is Joseph Easton, I am a Commodity Broker with Cannon Trading Company in Beverly Hills CA.
Cannon Trading has been an IIB (Independent Introducing Broker) since 1988 and we clear with 6 FCMs. Cannon offers most trading platforms and competitive margins and commission rates. Many clients are self directed, but a good portion of our business is from Broker assist and managed trading.

I have been a Broker at Cannon since 2011, before that I was a self directed TF and ES trader. I opened accounts with competitors and I know what is like to be on the other side of the screen. I have had success being a Broker and really enjoy participating in the market. Trading is still my favorite part of the job and thankfully I do a lot of trades with my clients regularly. I still also trade the ES and look forward to discussing TA and market movement.

I am easily accessible through this site or ours and look forward to becoming a contributor and helping other members, with the market and the industry as someone with a different perspective. Feel free to reach out....Good Trading.

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Kvida
Prague, Czech Republic
 
 
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Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I started trading over five years ago. I read a lot of information and I told myself I dont want to be the trader who blow up my account in the first three months. So I studied and watched the markets, carefully prepared my strategies, did my backtesting, then my SIM and after three years I thougt, I was ready. But guess what. My first live trading period ended after 2 months. I didn´t lost all my account, but third of my funds were gone. What went wrong? I think the market I chose (FDAX) was too volatile and my funds were insufficient. I stopped live sessions and tried to rethink, made some changes. My results from SIM weren’t so bad but I was unable to transfer them to my live performance. It was so hard to find out that I am not a genius, that I do the same mistakes as everyone else and I cannot follow the simplest rules. You all know that feeling when you start your trading session with the knowledge of what are you waiting for, and sometimes you enter exactly like you want, but sometimes you dont and you wonder why. And you wonder if trading can actually work. It is frustrating that you put in so much effort, but you cannot see some positive results. But like Jaguar52 in some his posts said: you can give up trading or you can put the blinders on and start again. You have huge amount of experience, you know what you want to do, so start simple. So here I am, starting with the basics, focusing on how to keep my psychology in line and looking for the inspiration from other traders.

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TeodorKiryakov
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Hallo, blogers, vlogers, furious traders... Joining today in the Uncle Mike's community, ready to watch, learn, share and progress in every aspect of life. \peace/

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netswirl
Raleigh North Carolina USA
 
 
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Hi all,

Thanks to Big Mike for creating this forum (and the reminders to become active in the forum). Sorry for the tardiness but I was swamped. I have been investing and trading for over 10 years. I have been a ThinkOrSwim user for most of that time and have only recently waded into NinjaTrader.

My interests are futures, and credit spread options.

I have over 20 years in software architecture and development, so my skills come in handy when working with thinkscript and ninjascript.

I will become more active in this forum as I continue my learning journey.

Thanks

Conrad

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 wwright999 
Chicago Illinois
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: es
 
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Hello everyone,

Thanks to Big Mike as well as the many other forum members who have made outstanding contributions.

I have been a futures trader since 2004 primarily US Treasury Yield Curve Spreads. After the 2008 Financial Meltdown, I realized that 1) I didn't know a damn thing about the markets I was trading or for that matter, the economy as a whole 2) If I didn't learn quick I would get eaten up in the new volatile market. I since have dedicated the last 6 years to studying everything I could to give myself an edge.

I have done a great deal of research regarding technical analysis, statistics, data mining, web sentiment analysis etc. I have built a lot of custom indicators in CQG, but I have limited programming experience outside of that. I joined this forum to exchange trading ideas and perhaps get a little help coding as well.

Here is a list of some of the areas of expertise where I can provide some insight if anyone is interested.

DeMark Indicators (very well versed in the entire indicator set)
Data Mining applications
Trading using Principle Component Analysis
Most Technical Analysis Methods
Execution Algos
Sentiment Mining from Digital Media Sources (currently work for a company that creates macrosentiment indicators from data mining applications and text analytics)
Volatility Modelling
Market Microstructure
Cluster Analysis
SVMs
Neural Networks
Genetic Algos
Portfolio Optimization

I'm would be very interested in exchanging research and information for some programming help in Ninja Trader.

Best Regards Everyone

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 jayeye 
Karlstad Sweden
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader, S5 Trader, j
Broker: Stage 5
Trading: CL
 
Posts: 58 since Oct 2013
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Hi!
My name is Jon and I live in Sweden. I am an opthalmology resident but have started to find trading more and more interesting.
My parents are dairy farmers and are quite poor. When my father got ill with a terminal brain tumour it got me started thinking about how my own economy. I have a decent salory but my fathers sickness and death got me thinkig of ways to improve it more and maybe choose when to work or not (also you make a lot less as a doctor in Sweden than you do in the UK or US).
I started to read everything about investing, portfolio theory et c. But when it got down to it, it isn't for me. It is WAY to slow.
Being a person who thrives on short but intense activities, buying a stock or ETF and check on in once a month is among the most boring things I have ever done.
So I moved down in the time frame. Swingtrading. Too slow. And I HATE to give back winnings wich lead me to jump out at retracements right before they took off in the right direction again.
Swing trading would suit my lifestyle with a full time job and kids best, but I hate to be in the market and not watch it.

So now I am down to intra day trading and scalping.

My trading style is mostly influenced by Macks PAT. As long as I follow the rules it works great. My problem is that I WANT to trade. And I overtrade. So a great day with multiple winners and an account up 3% can I easily bring down to only 1% up by wanting to trade more.

I am also interested in orderflow trading and really wish jigsaw had a trial.

So... my problem is also wanting to try different things instead of sticking and becoming great at one.

I trade mostly the DAX when I can get a glimpse of the charts during the day (VNC from my ipad to my homecomputer) or ES during the evenings. I use ninjatrader with iqfeed for data. I trade using admiral markets CFD account but plan to switch to real futures when I become more consistent (stop doing stupid things). Demotrading doesn't really work for me, real money is a totally different thing. With a CFD account I can trade the SP500 för 1$ a point wich is great for practice.

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commodityprodigy
Brooklyn New York USA
 
 
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Hi Big Mike,

I am happy to join the forum and I'm looking forward to learn and share my experiences.

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 ltybm1230 
Taipei+Taiwan
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Trading: Oil,Forex
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
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Hi Mike, hi everyone
First of all, thank you Mike for providing this excellent forum.
I just start trading futures(CL, TF, ES)and stocks 6 months ago,
so I'm still new to everything about trading.
Recently, I expose myself to programming trading, I'm looking forward to
learn a lot from this forum, and expecting that I would be able to make some
contributions to this forum.

Best regards

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TraderJoeNy
burlington vt/USA
 
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2014
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Hi All, was a full time trader for a decade back in the 90's. Retirement is under a decade out, I'd like to get back on the saddle and start with position trading.

I need help.
Is there any one here that can help me I find software/algo or newsletter service that tracks close-open gaps and triggers when price falls into the gap (position trading: gap made days, weeks or months ago)?


Can anyone help??

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RicG
Nashville, TN
 
 
Posts: 9 since Aug 2012
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Hi all,

My name is Ric and I've been a futures trader now for about 5 years. I use to be a frequent viewer/poster on another trading forum that has recently been a bit lack-luster in quality content as of late, so I thought I'd start visiting/posting here.

Thanks for having me. I look forward to getting to know this forum and its members.

Great trading to all,
Ric

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BuddhaTrader
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Posts: 1 since May 2014
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hello chaps

im from sunny/overpopulated malta

by trade im a network techie

been sieving through vast mounds of crap over the 2 months or so that i decided i wanna be a trader but believe my progression has been constant, or so id like to think.

everyone loves talking about themselves so im gonna stfu

gonna continue reading/studing/okc'ing and what not and catch you on the flipside sometime

peace out and have a great day

james

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hkmonte
Hong Kong
 
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2014
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Hi Mike and all guys

I'm newbie to trading and leanrned that here is a great forum.

Hope to learn and grow with everybody!

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aviator581
middletown NY/USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since May 2014
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I have been trading for a while, but still not making money. Glad to be here and learn!

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JKSTL21
St Louis, MO USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2013
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Hello all...

I'm a new trader and am still learning technical analysis...

I've been to business school and have a background in fundamental analysis...

Big Mike has an awesome collection of resources here and I'm happy to be a part of the community!

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 Sterling Archer 
Denver, CO USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: IB, MB Trading
Trading: ES, NQ, stocks
 
Posts: 1 since May 2014
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Hello Mike / Everyone,

I live in Denver, Colorado and have been trading for a little over four years. I became interested in trading because of my first job out of college doing accounting/administrative work for mutual/hedge funds. After four years of doing that and moving up through the company, I realized I was spending literally all of my time at work and rarely was rarely spending time with family and friends. This led to me becoming an unhappy, negative person and extremely dissatisfied with my quality of life.

It may sound kind of ridiculous, but after my dog died last September, I realized I needed to make some changes in my life. I was devastated enough over losing my dog and it would have been much worse had it been my parents, brother, or one of my close friends. So after saving up enough money to fund a brokerage account for trading futures (and to live on for over a year), I took a big risk and have left my job to concentrate on trading and managing retirement accounts for family full time. I think that I have pretty realistic expectations and am well aware that not a very high percentage of the people that try to trade for a living make it, but I did not want to look back in 10-20 years and say "I wish I would have taken that risk." To me the risk is well worth it because it is allowing me to do something that I love and am truly passionate about while also allowing me to catch up on lost time with people I care about.

I have been reading posts on futures.io (formerly BMT) for over a year, but for some reason had never signed up up as a member. Seeing as how I know that I have still got a lot to learn (and really can never stop learning if I want to do this), I decided to sign up and utilize the wealth of information here.

Thanks for reading!

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 gselsidi 
Fort Lee, NJ USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Trading: NQ
 
Posts: 60 since Mar 2014
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Hello My name is Elsid, have experience trading for last 10 years, always had issues following my own rules, now I want to get serious about following them to the T and developing a trading system that I can follow and flows with my personality.

Nice to meet you all.

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Glabber
Amsterdam utrecht/ the Netherlands
 
 
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I'm happy to join.

I've been trading since 2000 and not a millionair.

But I've learned a lot a I'm willing to share.

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tortoisegenie
Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor, Malaysia
 
 
Posts: 1 since May 2014
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Hi Mike,

I'm a developer by profession for more than a decade, and it fees like that relying in monthly pay is not enough. And seems trading is a good way to make money for the free time i have. Hope to learn from your forum

TQVM.

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dennisconn
Toledo, Ohio
 
 
Posts: 5 since Jan 2014
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just wasted over half an hour trying to post a question, and was told I didn't have enough posts to be able to post

wtf???!!!

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 Big Mike 
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Manta, Ecuador
 
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just wasted over half an hour trying to post a question, and was told I didn't have enough posts to be able to post

wtf???!!!

If you read the error message, I am sure it told you exactly why the limitation exists and in what particular subforums (Vendor Reviews/Broker Reviews).

Mike

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If you read the error message, I am sure it told you exactly why the limitation exists and in what particular subforums (Vendor Reviews/Broker Reviews).

Mike

Tried to post by using the "Ask a Question" button on the homepage, and tried to get it to post in the appropriate forum when asked. Didn't get the 10-post requirement until after I failed to get it posted and lost what I'd typed.

Rather frustrating...

BTW, good luck in your fight with Amp. The fact that they'd come after you because they pissed off so many people is reason enough to never use them.

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