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 twoods 
Hong Kong
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Amibroker
Trading: Stocks
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2014
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Hi! I come from Hong Kong and I am now trading e-mini sp500 future. I hope I can improve my trading skill from all of you!

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 homerus 
Amsterdam
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: FDAX
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2010
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Hey there,

To my complete disbelief I have been a member of these forums for 5 years now, and never made a post. Mirror of my personality? Quite the contrary, although I realize the facts are against me.

I am a part time trader from the Netherlands, mainly trading the FDAX. I use the forums for gathering (general) information and inspiration. I am completely convinced trading is a personal journey, and that's why reading posts from similar minds is just plain informative and above all : fun.

I got inspired by Futurestrader71 and his methodology about a year ago, and never looked back since.

So, there you have it, my maiden post, thanks for reading, and have a great day.

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JoshBishop84
Charlotte, NC
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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Hello!

I am new to the forum and new to trading as well. I am learning trading Forex and Indices on Nadex and found this forum to have alot of valuable information when searching for certain topics on Google. My main focus has been on learning about Order Flow as well as teaching myself to learn candle patterns on pretty much naked charts. I am here to learn the basics and surround myself with a new world of excellent traders that I can take little nuggets of wisdom from.

Thanks futures.io (formerly BMT)!

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 albyy34 
Italia
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: metatrader
Trading: forex currency stocks
 
Posts: 6 since Feb 2015
Thanks: 5 given, 1 received

hello to everyone i am alberto from italy i hope to learn and improve trading in this wonderfull forum...

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parrish
Malmo Sweden
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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I am happy to be here. Thank you for this!

-sp

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sun85
Indonesia
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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Hi Mike and All,

Thank you for having me in this forum, I am a newbie trying to learn and to be succeed in forex trading.
Are the strategies here which I read mostly related with stocks/futures, also suitable for forex trading?
Anyway I am sure I'll be able to learn things here.

Regards

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Sabens
Edina, MN
 
 
Posts: 8 since Feb 2015
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Hello everyone!

I'm a stay at home mom. My husband is a PM at a smallish fund, so I've got a lot of lingo and concepts down. Perhaps it's pride, perhaps it's curiosity, but I believe I could do what he does. Well not exactly. But I want to try; I've recently developed an itch to try my hand at trading.

I posted my trade journal on the forum, but apparently I can't link to it because I don't have 5 posts.

Basically, I'll be developing a system that fits my schedule. Proving that it works, via paper-trading/sim, and proving that I can manage risk/emotions. Then if everything goes according to plan, I'll be opening a live account and trading the system. I'd certainly love to hear help/suggestions along the way. So please don't be shy.

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5mudg3
amsterdam, netherlands
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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Hello

I am from the Netherlands. Began getting interested in trading to try and supplement income and see if I was any good at it. I have been working from a demo SP500 account from the last few weeks but still trying to find my way. Stumbled across this site and i am so glad i did. Looking forward to exploring everything on offer here and I am already seriously considering becoming an elite member.

Thank you for a wonderful site!

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duzzio
huntsville+ alabama/usa
 
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2014
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Hi, duzzio here
new kid who don't know nothin' about notin' that's how we talk here in Alabama USA
In my 60's happily married.
We'll be talking to ya later
bye

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tradingnifty
Dammam+Saudi
 
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2014
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I am a novice trader from india interested in nifty and commodities traded in the indian exchanges,I have lost money and want to learn how to trade

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MrHyde
Rio de Janeiro + RJ / Brazil
 
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2014
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Hi there,

I am a Brazilian trader with 4+ years experience as a self employed full time trader.

I basically scalp future contracts and do some swing trades at obvious support and resistance moves at BMF/BOVESPA our only brazilian exchange.

I have decided to join this forum to learn more about automated trading on multiple markets and to develop some basic strategies for day trading and scalping to help me trade more then 2 instruments throughout the day.

Thanks for all the info you share! I will be more then happy to assist you all too.

Cheers!

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PDQuig
San Jose, CA/USA
 
 
Posts: 5 since Feb 2015
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I came to Big Mike's looking for something specific (a Price Action Swing indicator) and have already spent too much time just poking around. This is really an incredible resource. I missed this place all these years by being too narrowly focused on MultiChart's own forum.

I have been trading futures for 7 years and finally quit my software product management day job four years ago today. I started using a automated swing trading system developed by another fellow, but when his system kept throwing nothing but shorts into the teeth of the massive up market, I pulled the plug. I also found that I wasn't sleeping very well when in positions overnight / weekends.

For the past three years I have done nothing but day trade TF using several different algorithms that I developed on the MultiCharts platform. I've done fairly well, but my current method could benefit greatly from the addition of a good swing plotter. I came here to see if anybody has pursued a MultiCharts version of Dorschden's NinjaTrader Price Action Swing indicator. I didn't find anything on the MC thread and I'm still reading through the main thread on that topic. Only about 90 pages to go!

I look forward to absorbing the incredible amount of community knowledge on this site and contributing if I can.

Great to be here at long last!

-PDQ

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alsilva86
Sao Paulo/Brazil
 
 
Posts: 5 since Dec 2014
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Hello guys,

I am a 3 years proprietary trader in Brazil running mostly equities daytrade strategies.

My main technology to optimize is prolog, I am colocated at stock exchange facilities and using Fix protocol directly with stock exchange with my own platform, I want to learn more about automated trading and found futures.io (formerly BMT) forum interesting.

best regards,

ALOS

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rdlfoehling
Sao Paulo + Sao Paulo/Brazil
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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I'm a Brazilian Home Broker with +/- 4 years experience, trading only at BOVESPA, a Brazilian Stock Exchange like Dow Jones. I'm now mostly interested in getting Forex experience in order to have more flexibility.

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divv
Johannesburg South Africa
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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Hi.
I'm from South Africa.
I have bought and sold (mostly held) a few stocks on my local exchange for some time (opened broker account in 2003).
More recently in late 2013 I opened an international account.
I've made some really dumb purchases (read opinion piece, think the author is spot on, dive in and BAM! stock tanks.
The I started paying more attention to the "comments" sections which followed opinion pieces and probably learned more from those than the articles themselves.
Instead of obscure stocks I started buying more "recognized" tickers and am doing better with those.

I "played" briefly with the broker's built-in technical analysis suggestions; some worked, some didn't. Subsequently changed brokers so haven't done much along those lines in a while.

Then something got me started on options. I've had mixed success; some very good successes in the beginning which made me a bit too bold and ended up giving back pretty much all (maybe more) of the gains.
Started looking for suggestions on how I could do better which led me to various websites of people punting their products; while searching for a review of one of those I ended up on a thread here!

I'm hoping to learn a lot here. I may read more than I post; bear with me if I do post some (possibly stoopid) newbie questions!
Di

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 MacroNinja 
Buenos Aires Argentina
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT, MT4, Sierra
Trading: S&P, Bonds, Crude, FX
 
Posts: 250 since Sep 2014
Thanks: 37 given, 245 received

Hi All! Dipping my toes into the "Rise of the Machine" world with the wonderful programming community here. Looking forward to getting to know the community and learning more about bot/algo development.

I've a wandering soul so to say when it comes to traveling and where I'm located at any given moment. Been trading a macro discretionary strategy for about 3.5 years now.

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DanSK
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
 
 
Posts: 2 since Feb 2015
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Hello,

I found this site while looking to hedge on some commodity production that I am engaged in and take some speculative positions. I have been trading equities through a discount broker here in Canada. Now I am trying to figure out how to go about trading commodities and limiting my currency risk exposure.

DanSK

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Nostradamus
Birmingham Alabama
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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Hello Everyone,

I am a new member to the forum. Not new to trading as I have been in the markets since 1995. I want to say thank you to Mike &
all the members for having me onboard. I do have one question if I might ask. Has anyone ever heard of, or purchase a product by Bruce Kenison called Market Timing Home Study Course 5th addition. I hope I am not out of line asking this question & if I am I stand corrected.
Oh, by the way I did not pick the name Nostradamus because I can see into the future, but I just find him to have been an interesting person.

Thank you for any response.

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Cmoss
Dallas, Tx
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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Hello everyone!

FT71 and MBT's youtube interviews brought me to the site, I have been tinkering for years between forex, equities and derivatives.

Within the last year I have decided to make this my career. So I am here to be a sponge! Yes I have blown up several accounts and have gotten better and stronger from each of those experiences.

Thanks in advance for your patience

CM

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dadman
spokane, wa/usa
 
 
Posts: 4 since Oct 2014
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Great to have you. Unfortunately, I am well behind you in my learning curve. Have only been at trading a few months, but I'm loving it. This is by far the best site I have found where traders gather and share their experiences. Most are very willing to help others, even newbies like me!

Good luck to you and welcome aboard.





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Hi All! Dipping my toes into the "Rise of the Machine" world with the wonderful programming community here. Looking forward to getting to know the community and learning more about bot/algo development.

I've a wandering soul so to say when it comes to traveling and where I'm located at any given moment. Been trading a macro discretionary strategy for about 3.5 years now.


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traderrl10
Stamford, CT
 
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2014
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Hi everybody,
I have been trading for awhile but mostly losing especially lately. I started with a smaller account which has been shrinking smaller. Hope I can learn something from this forum. I have been mostly a loner. Happy to be here!

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 pfsthib 
Sulphur, LA USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Trading: ES, NQ
 
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Posts: 58 since May 2014
Thanks: 37 given, 76 received

Really just getting my feet wet with trading. Price action trading really interest me so I just purchased Al Brooks course.
Would love to network with other traders from Louisiana.

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xyxy
Dhaka, Bangladesh
 
 
Posts: 5 since Feb 2015
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Hello All,

I would like to introduce myself in this forum. I'm from Bangladesh and have been trading for last 4 years or so. I believe I'm in an intermediate level of trading and would love to learn from here, taking my experience and skill further.

I feel thankful for this opportunity.

Regards,
xyxy

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gooral87
Poznan,Poland
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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hello everyone,
I'm Polish amateur of forex looking for interesting trading metods. Glad to meet you all.

regards.

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 rocksolid68 
Duluth MN
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader/Sierra Chart
Broker: AMP
Trading: ES
 
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Posts: 1,029 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 1,418 given, 2,674 received

Glad to have found this forum and looking forward to learning a lot!

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cheffzull2012
malaysia
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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hai mike.. thanks for give support to us.. i hope i can find what i needed here.. thanks anyway.. many eppreciate it

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pdva
Chantilly, VA
 
 
Posts: 5 since Feb 2015
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I'm an intermediate trader. Mostly equities, but I'm interested in trading futures and forex. I'm pretty strong with NinjaTrader and I'm a programmer and have the ability to build automated trading scripts using NinjaTrader. I look forward to learning and helping out where I can.

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 citikot 
Tbilisi, Georgia
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT7, NT8, SB-Pro
Broker: NinjaTrader Brokerage+CQG, TopStepTrader + Rithmic
Trading: ES, 6B, 6J, 6A, 6E, NQ
 
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Hello, traders!

Let me introduce myself. I'm advanced FOREX trader and currently learning to trade futures. To join this forum I hope to find some more advanced information regarding specific futures-related trading styles (MP, footprint, tape reading etc.) So now I'm thankful reader rather than useful contributor. May be later I shall become more useful for the community.

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Neurotrader
London United Kingdom
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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I am a swing trader and also a long term investor of stocks. I am interested in learning to trade options, market profile and volume profile. I used to day trade forex and futures but was never able to make a consistent profit.

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Zeroloc
Oklahoma City Oklahoma
 
 
Posts: 3 since Feb 2015
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Hi all,
Im 32 and a true beginner. I have no background in financials, markets or trading and I don't know anyone that does either, so after doing some quality reading I got inspired to make some changes and start educating myself. I am most interested in the futures markets and have been using a sim account on ninjatrader for just over a month. I have so much to learn and this seems like the right place for me to learn and communicate with others who have been down the road i am just now starting. I look forward to being able to learn as much as I can from everyone here!

Thanks,
Jeremy

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kimpossible
Vietnam
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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I'm just beginner trader. I want learning and sharing all i know about Viet Nam market. I'm 30, hope to do more for our forum. Thanks. :-)

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jdowning
Senoia, GA
 
 
Posts: 3 since Feb 2015
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Good Morning,

I hope this finds you warm and cozy with a nice big cup of coffee (my other addition)!

My introduction:

Goal: Daytrade and make a living from trading stock.
Success Rate: 1% (So there's room for improvement!)

I have had some successful trades but more red than black. I am currently working on improving my consistency and stop jumping from indicator to indicator.

I am considering myself a beginner because the more I learn, the more it seems I need to learn.

I saw a cartoon on twitter awhile back with a couple sitting and watching the sun set. She was thinking how beautiful it was while he was thinking about stocks! I can relate.

Have a nice day.

John Downing.

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 acmonster 
West Bloomfield, MI/USA
 
Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: ES
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2015
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Hello all,

I'm a professional Engineer looking to learn the ropes of trading and invest some money in Futures and possibly Forex. I'm very attracted to automated trading and using code to enact strategy and take the emotions out of trading. I so far have only been researching, reading this forum, reading books, watching webinars, in my free time. I am enjoying and becoming excited by what i have learned. I decided to purchase the Elite membership to further my education. Right now i'm fully in the research stage. I imagine I will choose NinjaTrader as my platform to trade and code with, and I will move forward from there.

Thanks for the fantastic community. I'm happy to be an elite member and hope I can add value in the future.

Off to do more reading.

Adam

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trassier
Tampa Florida USA
 
 
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Hello everyone. My name is Tom and I have been interested in trading for several years. A friend of mine introduced me to trading in the 1990's and while he was holding his own, he was not really making any money. He was self taught and I suspect he ended up loosing more money than he ever made.

I have been looking around for months now. Trying to find a place to learn the techniques and skills I need to be successful. What I have found is a plethora of "get rich" scams or high dollar weekend seminars that are flagged all over the internet as scams or "wast of money".

I have decided what I should do is to join a community, like this one, ask some questions and get some direction before I spend dollar one.

For a guy like me, where do I start? I am as green as they come -- I don't know what is meant by "shorting", I don't understand "futures" and I can not read candle stick charts. I am a pre-schooler when it comes to trading -- but I really want to learn.

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 Geobet 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Trading: EUR/USD
 
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Hello everyone. My name is Tom and I have been interested in trading for several years. A friend of mine introduced me to trading in the 1990's and while he was holding his own, he was not really making any money. He was self taught and I suspect he ended up loosing more money than he ever made.

I have been looking around for months now. Trying to find a place to learn the techniques and skills I need to be successful. What I have found is a plethora of "get rich" scams or high dollar weekend seminars that are flagged all over the internet as scams or "wast of money".

I have decided what I should do is to join a community, like this one, ask some questions and get some direction before I spend dollar one.

For a guy like me, where do I start? I am as green as they come -- I don't know what is meant by "shorting", I don't understand "futures" and I can not read candle stick charts. I am a pre-schooler when it comes to trading -- but I really want to learn.

Hi Tom, you have elected to embark on an exceedingly long journey. Trading is not something that you can do by reading a few books and learning the ropes and then applying what you've learned and realizing a successful result. The road is full of pitfalls that will defeat you at seemingly every turn and still, if your determination does not dim, you must develop strategies that will make sense to, in many cases, only yourself. You must experiment based upon accrued knowledge over and over weighing the value of each experiment and testing many things that have virtually no value, but every now and then you will discover little gems that will work under certain conditions and you must guard these treasures and create a list of these, over time, of substantial significance. After many many moons your knowledge base will grow and you will find yourself discarding things that you once felt were the Holy Grail and proving new tools that obscure previous jewels relegating them to the recycle bin. The learning curve is a steep ramp and slippery enough to cause many backward slides with just enough traction to convince you that you are making progress no matter how imperceptable. Be absolutely certain to trade long and diligently in simulation mode guarding against false confidence which will disolve your portfolio and carry your wealth away in the gargantuan flow of Wall Street refuse. If indeed your determination to succeed is more than serious then you will find that your lifestyle will be manifestly altered and dedicated to an at least 9:30 - 4:00 daily ritual that can negatively impact your homelife. Now, IF you are the correct personality type and have the drive to succeed there actually is a light at the end of the tunnel and the further down the tunnel you travel there is an apparent increase in the intensity of luminousity that you can convince yourself that is, at times, almost blinding. If you can stick it out, I believe there are rewards for the dedicated few. I certainly wish you well and may the powers that be smile on your efforts.

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Hi Tom, you have elected to embark on an exceedingly long journey. Trading is not something that you can do by reading a few books and learning the ropes and then applying what you've learned and realizing a successful result. The road is full of pitfalls that will defeat you at seemingly every turn and still, if your determination does not dim, you must develop strategies that will make sense to, in many cases, only yourself. You must experiment based upon accrued knowledge over and over weighing the value of each experiment and testing many things that have virtually no value, but every now and then you will discover little gems that will work under certain conditions and you must guard these treasures and create a list of these, over time, of substantial significance. After many many moons your knowledge base will grow and you will find yourself discarding things that you once felt were the Holy Grail and proving new tools that obscure previous jewels relegating them to the recycle bin. The learning curve is a steep ramp and slippery enough to cause many backward slides with just enough traction to convince you that you are making progress no matter how imperceptable. Be absolutely certain to trade long and diligently in simulation mode guarding against false confidence which will disolve your portfolio and carry your wealth away in the gargantuan flow of Wall Street refuse. If indeed your determination to succeed is more than serious then you will find that your lifestyle will be manifestly altered and dedicated to an at least 9:30 - 4:00 daily ritual that can negatively impact your homelife. Now, IF you are the correct personality type and have the drive to succeed there actually is a light at the end of the tunnel and the further down the tunnel you travel there is an apparent increase in the intensity of luminousity that you can convince yourself that is, at times, almost blinding. If you can stick it out, I believe there are rewards for the dedicated few. I certainly wish you well and may the powers that be smile on your efforts.

Hi Tom,

Geobet is right the learning curve is steep and you have to start by first learning some of the basics of trading. I recommend investopedia.com you can lookup terms and understand how trading works. you can also download a trading tool that lets you try running simulated trades so you don't have to use any money to test your ideas out as you learn. I personally like Ninjatrader a lot, I think its a great tool to help you simulate some trades and when you are ready to do real trades, you can continue to use it.

Good Luck.

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Charlije
Toledo Spain
 
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2014
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Hi, I am new to this website. I am trying to create an automated trading strategy. Thank you very much everyone.

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black46
toronto
 
 
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Semi retired after a career as an investment banker financing junior oil and gas and mining companies internationally, have traded options (an futures) as a profitable hobby for many years now, look forward to hearing some new thoughts, ideas etc.

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Chantilly, VA
 
 
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Hi, I am new to this website. I am trying to create an automated trading strategy. Thank you very much everyone.


Hi Charlije, are looking for help with the automation on NinjaTrader? I can help if you need it.

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Didier
Paris . France
 
 
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Hi from France gents,

After spending few months (years ago) getting ripped by my "toss-a-coin-and-enter-the-market-because-i-need-
money-now" approach of Nasdaq and Nyse, came to my senses and found that trading wasn't going to be what i
thought it was...
Spend then few years on the Forex with a plan and increasing knowledge of technical analysis, results were so so,
finally found that following the order flow with a known volume on Futures was more my thing.

Still room to improve obviously, specially on the psycho side.

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 Narcissus 
Vancouver Canada
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Investor RT & Ninja
Broker: IB & IQ DTN
Trading: ES
 
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Hi futures.io (formerly BMT) members

I am a physician with earlier interest in Economics which recently morphed into trading. I have moved on from fundamental analysis to technical 12 months ago. After becoming a futures.io (formerly BMT) member last month, I made a leap of faith to DOM. Recently addicted to Jigsaw tools. It's been a fascinating journey with twists and turns and my goal is to have fun without losing lot of money in 2015 and eventually become a profitable trader and flexible hours physician!

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Born2Slow
Havre, Montana/USSA
 
 
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Halo,

I'm trying to master becoming a day trader...I'm sick of all the snake oil salesmen...oh my am I sick of the hype!

Please teach me how to be able to make a full time living on day trading...without having to buy every.offer.ever (but wait, that's not all!)!


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RakuLu
Honolulu, HI USA
 
 
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Greetings,
Happy New Year!!! I have no experience in trading but have experience with money market, 401K, and Total Stock Market Index. A friend introduced me to your forum and I was inspired to join to learn about day trading. I get my business news from the local TV networks and I watch a lot of NHK World TV news with Ai Uchida. I hope to contribute to the group as well.
Cheers, RakuLu

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 nyachty 
fort lauderdale,fl
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: tos, tradstation
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hello everyone...joined awhile ago but i guess i never posted here...looking forward to trying out the site

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 4mtrader 
Huntsville Al. United States
 
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Trading: ES
 
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Hello to all. I'm new to trading and want to trade futures. I've looked around and all I find are people wanting to sell me a product or service. I did try one and it was a good introduction to stock trading. The problem I have is trying to find someone that is truly interested in teaching. I don't mind paying for education but I'm not interested in all the hype that's out there. I want to trade for a living but I feel like someone has asked me to do gallbladder surgery and I don't even know where it's located. HELP!!!!!!

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BTDS
Boston Massachusetts
 
 
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I am not trading but I am studying hard to learn.

I am having problems learning how to use this web site. it seems everything I try I am not allowed to do.

I gave up a long time ago but am back trying once again to learn my way around. apparently I have to post to be able to post. haha. so I am posting here.

I used to study gold a long time ago when it was hot. now I study ES more. but it was slow today.

I have not made any trades as yet. I do not have an account but I do have Ninja Trader. I love it.

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ratrader
Calgary+AB/Canada
 
 
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I've been on a few forum sites (both vendor, ie trade station and community) and I'm hoping this one has less of the garbage I have found on other community boards.

I would classify my 'trading development' level as early consistent... which means that I have proven, at least to myself, that I am consistent and profitable ... though the profitable is not hugely profitable. I'm need to see that I can be consistent over time.

For anybody that wants my two cents on want got me here it goes 1) DO NOT follow someone else trading rules and 2) be patient... it takes time to really digest and apply the information (or to get the context to apply the setup).

I'll add, for any newbees, make sure you spend time on trader psychology... wish I would have spent more time in this area when I was starting... some have said that most of trading is between your ears and if you deal with that it will save you dealing with it later with the baggage that comes from having bad trading experiences.

Anyway I was watching recording, John Hoagland - Order Flow/Tape Reading "The New Pit", and there was mention of a recording regarding journals... if anyone knows the recording please post/send the link to me.

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 Rajpal 
New Haven, CT USA
 
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Hello, Everyone!

I joined this forum a couple of months ago and then got busy and promptly forgot about it - but am rectifying that oversight now! As a total newbie, can someone please tell me how to submit a new question? I wrote a strategy in Tradestation Easylanguage, and I want to print the name of the strategy on the chart (so when I load it I always know that I have the correct strategy running - because TS does not indicate that anywhere.) Does anyone here know how to get the "Strategy Name" from within EasyLanguage?

Thanks, Raj

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munich74
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Hi everyone,

I'm getting back into trading full-time after being an equities prop trader from 2001-2007. I'm trading futures now and work on fully automating my set-ups on Ninja Trader. My preferred instrument is CL. Searching for resources I came across Big Mike's.

Good trading to everyone and big thanks to Big Mike!

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 simonehuggins 
Sydney, NSW
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: MultiCharts
Trading: Stocks
 
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Hi Mike and everyone!

I'm new to trading and to Multicharts. I have spent the last few months designing a system (I work full time, not in trading), however am seriously struggling to get my head around EasyLanguage / PowerLanguage....even to code simple things like a volatility spot loss! Argh!

Looking forward cracking this very steep coding learning code!

Sim

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TraderTrade
New Providence, New Jersey, United States
 
 
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I had not been a member of any trading forums before so, I decided that I would branch out and I heard that this forum is very good. I am looking forward to learning and sharing with you guys.

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OpenToLearning
st louis, MO
 
 
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Hello All!

I'm relatively new to FOREX trading and I'm hoping to garner some experience on this forum. Why recreate the mistakes of others when you can learn from them?!
Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Sincerely, Newt Ditka

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doggette
United Kingdom
 
 
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Been a member here for a while, but I've only now decided that I prefer futures.io (formerly BMT) over other trading forums. I'm an enterpreneurial trader these days, although I have worked for prop trading companies professionally before. I've been at this job for 6 years now and I love it.

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 Vimeint 
Lincoln, Nebraska. United States
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, TV, TOS
Broker: TD Ameritrade, Oanda
Trading: Spot Forex, Gold, Stocks
 
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Hello to All Traders in BM Forum,
My Name is Henry, Born and raised in Santa Barbara CA. and as of 2005 reside in The Netherlands with 2 Daughters 11 and 9, After my grieving had subsided over my Wife's passing of Cancer on May 30 2011 just over a year ago I decided I had to make something happen where I could stay home and take of things here for my girls.

I have been interested in trading for many years so I jumped in. I was ditermined to not have all of the same things happen to me as 95% of the traders just starting out. So what I had done before anything else was to learn what not to do, what to be aware of and how not to trade. Up till now This strategy has seved me well due to the fact I have been and still on the posative side of all accounts Demo and Real trade accounts. Yes I have had some short lived small draw downs but I didn't let that get me down I expected it.

Now I am in the learning phase, well on the How to do it better side of learning now. Learning How to create a full time income from this business now. I've worked for my self for the last 15 years in the construction field doing all types of jobs. I have always loved working with my hands and creating stuff from nothing. I have found that same passion again in this industry and am looking forward to also being successful with it as well.

I hope I can gain and be as helpfull as can be.


Thank You, Decide to win and keep your profits!

Henry V.

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 synktrader 
BARCELONA
 
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Hi all.

Im from spain, my english not good jejejjejeje i hope learn to this fórum.

Thnks for nice forum

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 FogTrader 
Springfield MO
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: thinkorswim (TOS)
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Hi all!

Very excited that I ran across this forum! Honestly not sure how I ended up here, was just browsing and BANG there is an awesome forum in front of me. Probably came from a twitter link I suppose. After ending up with probably 30 tabs of "to read" posts here, I decided to create a profile because I'll definitely be coming back.

I'm currently trading part time, mostly in the AM before my 'regular' job. I really hope I can get to the point that trading IS my regular job. I'm finding it quite hard getting a foot hold when I'm limited to just an hour in the morning.

Best of success to everyone here!
--FogTrader

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manuj padhya
laguna niguel ca
 
 
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hi gang


wanted to say hello to fellow maniac s who trade .... I am a daytrader from the 90's when I actually traded for a living with a old ( now out of business ) company 'WORLDCO LLC ' .

just started trading again now in ES .... so far so good (have not had any major losses :-) ). wanted to know how I can use the ichimoku system on NT.


thanks

Mike

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hi gang


wanted to say hello to fellow maniac s who trade .... I am a daytrader from the 90's when I actually traded for a living with a old ( now out of business ) company 'WORLDCO LLC ' .

just started trading again now in ES .... so far so good (have not had any major losses :-) ). wanted to know how I can use the ichimoku system on NT.


thanks

Mike

Check this site out, suppose to be like the Wiki for the Icgimoku. It gives the mechanics and a number of strategies.

Sorry the site will no let me post the url ... send me an email if you want it.

Cheers

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manuj padhya
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Check this site out, suppose to be like the Wiki for the Icgimoku. It gives the mechanics and a number of strategies.

Sorry the site will no let me post the url ... send me an email if you want it.

Cheers


thanks for the fast answer ....whats your email ??


thanks

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 TerryGH 
Chicago, IL
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS & NinjaTrader
Trading: ES, ZB
 
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Hi Mike and All ..

I started to transition from AIQ's TradingExpertPro coding to Ninjatrader last year and initially found the support and NT installed indicators enough to get my custom indicators close to what I had in place for AIQ. But at this point I need to get some feedback and ideas from other experience trader/coders so looking forward to learning more, and hopefully being able to share some ideas/code at some point.

TGH

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Hi to everyone I guess I am here because I am failing and have just blew up another account
cheers Rob

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Dave21
Christchurch ,NZ
 
 
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Hi Mike
Came across your site to look at a indicator-just on a demo at the moment learning forex,though I do like the look of options-well I,ll say Hi to everyone and may everyone have a brilliant week Dave21

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nikjones50
london
 
 
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Hi my names nik im from the uk just learnt a little will soon start trading properly just wanted to introduce myself

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 boboono 
Chicago, IL
 
Experience: Beginner
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HI all, my name is Beau and I live in Chicago. Been learning how to trade futures the past few months with the goal of making it a career. Struggling to find consistency so hoping to find some ideas here!

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Longhorn67
Dothan Alabama/United States
 
 
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Hello all. I've been trading for almost a year. Looking forward to learning lots of good stuff.

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PitBoots
Sydney
 
 
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Hi everyone,

I am an entrepreneur who previously had a lot of success with building my own business to the point where I successfully sold my company in 1999 to a public entity for millions of dollars of the company stock. Within 18 months in 2001 my shares became totally worthless and I lost everything. From that point on I have been an employee relying on others to chart my path through life.

I now have decided to take the plunge and get back in control of my future and I am looking for education and direction from fellow traders who have successfully achieved consistent results in the markets.

At this point in time I am spending a lot of time educating myself on a high probability trading strategy, setting up a capital management plan and reading about mental discipline and what it takes to be a successful day trader.

I call myself a beginner trader but I have traded stocks for several years between 2000 through 2006 with no strategic plan. I have taken several hot tips from a few brokers who were more interested in my account revolving than me making any money, and all while I sit in the sidelines with an invest and hope plan for positive returns.

While I did have huge success with one stock which I choose myself I have had terrible results from other stock picks of my own and those from brokers. I actually think the early success I had with the one investment caused the losses with the future investments I have made since then.

I look forward to reading many of the posts on this site and learning as much as I can from the other traders out there.

I have heard a lot of great things about joining this forum and for any traders who take the time to reply any constructive advice is welcome.

All the best to my fellow traders!

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 laorange 
Seoul, South Korea
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Interactive Brokers
Trading: Stocks, Options, Futures(Beginner)
 
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Hi Mike and Traders in BM's forum,

I have been trading since 2009 in the US markets, but to be honest with you, I really depended on stocks and options trading alert websites and blogs with service charges. I think some of them you probably know just by hearing the names. I switched to about 5 different of them. I did have some good results, but I think I am basically back to where I started. I cancelled all of my memberships, and stopped trading for quite some time now.

I was lucky enough to find BM's forum from google search, after long hours of searching again for those costly advisors with an interest in beginning e-mini s&p 500 futures trading. I am very new to futures, and wish that I can start learning things the right way by this forum. Also, hope that I can contribute to members here later in the future. Currently using IB(Interactive Brokers), but planning to get NT for the futures trading. I am open for any advice on where to start learning e-mini s&p 500 futures trading, so please kindly share any insights.

I will be trading from South Korea, so may be bit off line while trading is all live, but will do my best to join and participate as much as I can. Thank you, and nice to meet all of you!

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danyzuko
San Antonio TX/USA
 
 
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I used to dabble with stocks and options some years ago. I got burned and so I decided to come back when I had more time to learn the ropes. Now I'm back. I work evenings, so I thought why not get into trading again. I love the leverage you can get with options so this has become my focus. I have concentrated on simple option plays (gotta be good at something basic before moving on). Seems my better days are when I use price levels (where bottoms and tops converge over days and weeks) as my ally. I'm not sure how much I can divulge on here so I'll save it for the forum.

So although I am in awe at the scripts I've seen in this forum, I am patiently looking for a script that plots levels at clusters of 3 or more price touches. From what I've learned, some people call that a confluence. Well, I can't post links yet, but if you google, "price support resistance for Amibroker (AFL)", you'll see the kind of levels I'm referring to. And I've googled for days and can't find a version for thinkscript.

Anyway, in addition to TOS, I'm currently signing up with Interactive Broker. So if anyone wants to chat about technicals or the market drop me a line.

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My first post and it may not be in the correct area but here's my question.

Has anyone tried the Emini scalping strategy by Dr Jonathan Kinlay? (his site comes right up on a search)

It is Tradestation code but does not verify. He certainly seems to have the background to put together a powerful strategy so thought I would check to see if anyone has come across it?

All the best-

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London, UK
 
 
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Hi guys, I work for a prop shop based in UK as futures trader. At the moment my main focus is the eurostoxx which I trade all day long.

Cheers

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starmarble
Toronto, ON, Canada
 
 
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Hello to all of you,

I am a beginner trader, looking forward to learn from all of you and give back to the community.

cheers

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 ianuk 
St Peter Port, Guernsey
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: IB, Esignal, Tradestation, Ninjattraderader, Livevol
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I have been a very occasional user of the forum in the past and have always found very useful and practical information. I have recently started to use Ninjatrader as a platform as well as backtesting on Tradestation so really appreciate the resources (indicators and webinars) but more than that the collective wisdom of the forum.

Best wishes

Ian

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 riskman1961 
Chicago + Illinois
 
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Hi Mike
I'm a futures broker, and hopeful trader. I've had some success, and some failure. I find this forum of vetting ideas most hopeful. I try to pass along my risk management ideas and helpful tips to keep my clients from doing foolish things. It doesn't always sink in quickly, to them OR ME!
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 paco 
Sacramento CA/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja, ThinkSwim, Used TS
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I'm an engineer from old school silicon valley.

1996 was my break through year for trading.
NASD $COMP drooped 20% from May 1260 -> 1050 and recovered to parity in OCT
It scared a lot of people, very similar to the last 6 months. Highest highs, fear, DESPARATION

Oh yea, scored a doubling 16K toy account in 5 wks by watching some really terrible but motivated news / SOES bandits who I escaped from by getting fascinated in the retracement WAVES in the market and finding liquid vehicles that delivered on average 1.5% daily surfing the waves.


Jump forward
I've recently re-evaluated my LIFE-STRATEGY as I've been reminded how short the good years in life are.
It's scary to watch your parents, peers and mentors loose all their mojo, their minds and die.

To that end, I committed a lot of JAN/FEB 2015 to rebuilding my futures skills to aggressively trade 5%
of my capital and create a formal plan for not wasting opportunities on the other 95%. My target is retire early without fear of gaps except medical insurance.

It's been a good 60 days to trade ES/CL, I've re-learned so much and know I've only got 1% skills under my belt.
Looking back, the volatility collapse that all the traders have complained about is normal and learning to trade these have been just as benifitial


I look forward to 10 next ideas, the discussions, 10 kicks in the pants to code the solution to what's pissing me off
and 2 great new friends that i'll meet

IM me if there are threads on capital management or sector discovery threads


Paco

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I'm an engineer from old school silicon valley.

1996 was my break through year for trading.
NASD $COMP drooped 20% from May 1260 -> 1050 and recovered to parity in OCT
It scared a lot of people, very similar to the last 6 months. Highest highs, fear, DESPARATION

Oh yea, scored a doubling 16K toy account in 5 wks by watching some really terrible but motivated news / SOES bandits who I escaped from by getting fascinated in the retracement WAVES in the market and finding liquid vehicles that delivered on average 1.5% daily surfing the waves.


Jump forward
I've recently re-evaluated my LIFE-STRATEGY as I've been reminded how short the good years in life are.
It's scary to watch your parents, peers and mentors loose all their mojo, their minds and die.

To that end, I committed a lot of JAN/FEB 2015 to rebuilding my futures skills to aggressively trade 5%
of my capital and create a formal plan for not wasting opportunities on the other 95%. My target is retire early without fear of gaps except medical insurance.

It's been a good 60 days to trade ES/CL, I've re-learned so much and know I've only got 1% skills under my belt.
Looking back, the volatility collapse that all the traders have complained about is normal and learning to trade these have been just as benifitial


I look forward to 10 next ideas, the discussions, 10 kicks in the pants to code the solution to what's pissing me off
and 2 great new friends that i'll meet

IM me if there are threads on capital management or sector discovery threads


Paco

Why don't you trade Options? Futures are so pricey in terms of RR ratio. I'm not complaining, Just sayin...

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Thank you Mike

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 MacBugsy 
Toronto, Canada
 
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Hi Mike and members of BM's Forum

Although I've been trading since the 1990's I still consider myself a beginner. I have had some successes and some failures but haven't become consistent enough to generate the income I would like to have. When I can pull living expenses out every month I'll consider myself intermediate and an expert if I ever have "f u money", from a movie I recently watched.

I use to work for a large computer company, because it wasn't hitting its expected quarterly results and I was nearing retirement age, we parted company. Now that I'm able to watch the markets all day I'm finding doing credit spreads 45 days out is not engaging enough and doesn't generate the income I need. I'm hoping, with help from Big Mike and members of this form that I'll be able to find that strategy that will get me the "f u money".

Because I reside in Canada and use the TOS platform I'm only able to trade stocks and options, no futures, but on the plus side day trading rules don't apply. I welcome all the help I can get and if I can ever assist anyone I would gladly do so.

Thanks and good trading to all.
Neil

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Hello everyone,

I seemed to have been herded here with a short note saying to post after reading this thread....it's 569 pages!
Anyway resistance seems futile so I am posting. I like this post entry panel with the emoticon crowd at the bottom.
I am just a beginner trader but have traded for a number of years (stocks and a few options). I guess I am a position trader and swing trader with some intra day stuff. I am just starting with Ninja but I really think the possibilities for trades lie in scanning the whole market so that's why I use TC2000. I like the flexibility in Ninja and great third party indicator support. Have played with Quantshare but you have to have good programming skills to take full advantage and life is short.

Best to you all,

Bruce.

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SRLax
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Hi All,
I am trading stocks since 1998 and burnt my fingers in 2000 and 2008. But I continued trading stocks and I would like to jump into options, futures and forex.
Hope I can learn from your experiences here.

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street
Seoul South Korea
 
 
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Hi everyone,

Found this forum a while back and read a lot of informative posts on futures and market data. I hope to contribute any knowledge that would be helpful to the community. This is a great forum for traders, hope it stays active!

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 Rojne 
Sweden
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjatrader, prorealtime, Hitta kursvinnare
Trading: es, DAX, stocks
 
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Hi !

Short introduction of me: I´m swingtrading stocks with a manuell backtested system.
Daytrading ES and FDAX. Still learning Struggle with my rules....

I want to thank you all for this great forum!

Happy trading

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Protrader360
Atlanta Georgia
 
 
Posts: 3 since Mar 2015
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I have invested about $10,000 in education so far and have been trading for 6 months. I was a financial recruiter and now trade full time in the futures market. All the bills are being paid from my trading and I am very proud of that. I want to be successful... which means being consistent... and having an objective method and well thought out trade plan. This is what I am consistently refining and redoing. I will get there because of my conviction and dedication to this career. I treat it like a martial art which is a huge part of my life and always has been. It has always defined me as a person and given me self identity when I was confused about myself. I always knew who I was because of martial arts and physical training. And now... so does professional trading. It is becoming my brand. It has opened up a new way of life for me. It is the vehicle that I have chosen to achieve true happiness in my life... freedom. When I graduated from college in 1995 as a Psychology major; I was thrown out into the world and realized that I had ZERO skills. The only jobs available to me were in sales. I hated sales! I sucked at sales! I am not a "type A" personality with a passion for selling some overpriced piece of crap to a business or some poor schmuck that didn't know any better. I am a "specialist" Give me a job to do and I wont stop until its done... and I'll do it better than anyone. That's who the hell I am. I'm that guy. So.... now that I am finally learning a remarkable "SKILL" that allows me to be technical and keeps me out of corporate America.... corporate slave America... I am so very GRATEFUL for it! Thank GOD for technology because this would not have been an option back in the 90's for me. There is no way in hell that I'm going to give this up or half ass anything. I have way to much respect for it to do that. I finally feel like I'm learning a skill that is USEFUL and that gives me the freedom and life that I always wanted. That's why I'm doing this... not the money.... but the life that I want and deserve. Thank you for building this website and forum. It will become a useful and consistent tool in my success as a professional trader.

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MFX1
Amsterdam
 
 
Posts: 9 since Mar 2015
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Hey all. Glad to be onboard. I have long been reading this forum and decided to become a more active member.

About myself:
I learned about technical analysis when I was in high school. I played around with MetaStock and learned about candle sticks. The story that Japanese rice traders had access to candle sticks for years, while 'we' in the West did not always stuck with me. I was a big fan of the hammer pattern back then. Then later, I went to University and discarded technical analysis and accepted the efficient market hypothesis. A few years later, I wanted to trade Microsoft shares because I knew that the Windows 8 beta had been out in the wild and that it would probably be a disaster. I really missed real time charts. I actually made money on my trade (I was excited). But I had to call my broker for constant updates.

So, I stumbled into Forex because there were free real time charts. Following the market activity was exciting. I picked up studying TA again and slowly started to recognize opportunities. It took me a while to really understand my favorite trading style. I switched from being a scalper to a swing trader. While searching for new material, I found a book on Amazon by Mr. Dalton, and then I learned a lot about profiling. The market profile was quite an eye opener.

Now, at the moment, I am trying to combine price action methods with market profile trading. I haven't found the holy grail, and probably never will. But I think it's important to keep developing yourself.

Some disregarded ideas/theories:
- Scalping.
- 5 minute candlestick bars. (Al Brooks)
- Indicator signals (single)
- Trading on technical analysis without understanding market sentiment
- 100x leverage.

The market profile really opened up my eyes because I started to realize that the best opportunities are outside value. Many scalpers (say Al Brooks) love trading the small stuff in the value area. For me, that leads to overtrading and inherent problems. I strongly believe that market only gives you 1 or 2 good opportunities everyday.

My goal is to become a really good swing trader. At the moment I still close my positions at night because I don't want to risk giving up my gains. I think that a better understanding market sentiment is the last step. I want to enter as a technician, and trade sentiment. Basically, letting my "winners run".

Michael

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moneymachine
Dublin Ireland
 
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
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Hi everybody,

As my username suggests I am interested in trading to make good money! I teach highschool math part-time and found that the more I do it the better I get. What a surprise! I hope the same thing will be true with trading. I have read two books by Trader Vic and it would seem that swing trading is pretty much a sure thing if you have discipline. Well, I gotta tell ya, discipline is not my thing, but if I can see that it will be of benefit well then I can play by the rules!

Trader vic presents a statistical approach to market trends, specifically the extent and duration of trends. It seems quite straightforward. I would also like to look into day trading if I can, as it seems like fun! Don't worry, I'll be paper trading for the first while!

Ok, thanks for listening

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 glops 
Colmar / France
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader Amibroker
Trading: CFD Stocks Futures
 
Posts: 2 since Dec 2014
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I'm French, 46 and trading french stocks with Amibroker until now. After a training session in december, I want to try to trade the Futures market (Oil, Gold, SP&500), with NinjaTrader. As a programmer I found a lot of help and very interesting topics here, and very nice webinars. This place is fabulous ! I'm not trading for real at this time, I need to practice in simulation first. Maybe one day I will post some indicators or strategies here...we will see if I find something interesting !

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DrewDown
Kansas City, MO U.S.
 
 
Posts: 211 since Mar 2015
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Hi all,

Been lurking for a few months, decided it was finally time to start an account. I started paper trading back in high school for an econ class, and I did alright with it. 6 months ago, I decided to give it a go again and got setup with TD Ameritrade and ToS. Also been doing a bit of live swing trading in stocks and ETFs, but I am more interested in futures. So I am definitely 100% noob, in the grand scheme of things. That being said, I really like trading, my strategy is looking for good intraday moves and trying to take 3-20 ticks out of them. I typically adjust my stops to lock in profits and limit losses as I go - I will only risk 6-8 ticks, typically. Still a little hesitant to trade through chop, but I am getting there. It's nice to wake up in the morning, brew some coffee, and think about kicking the market's ass.

Anyway, happy trading, and I look forward to chatting with you guys!

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blue45
huddersfield .west yorkshire/england
 
 
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hi there
my name is peter,i am 56 years old.i have been intrested in trading for 15 years +,but never been able to make any real money.a few years ago i bought a course,called the corporate raider,ten lessons.and thoe it gets slated on the review sites ,i have just started to read them again.and there is some real gems of advise in most of them. so i will be trying out some of the methods,very soon,ill keep you posted .
But at the moment i am binary options trading,using the trading predictor,on the one minuate charts,along with my old mbx system.and a rsi 2 period setting.with good results,meaning i stop trading when i win three trades,which is most days.20 pound a trade,get back 15,so £45 a day,does me nicely.
i also work full time as a builder,so i trade around 7 30 to 9 00 gmt time,and it seems to work nicely.if i can build my stockpair account up,then i will go for bigger trades,and one day stop working,has building in the winter back here in the uk is not nice,
i now live on my own,and love to play pool,aswell has going out and drinking,plent of beer lol.

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 tunabomb 
Chicago Illinois United States
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 9 since Dec 2014
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Hi all, been using Drummond Geometry (when it was known as P&L) for over 25 years, and recently been transitioning from end of day to real time. So been working on Ninjatrader code. Anyone want to discuss or share let me know. I do have some of the basic lines and energy points if interested.

Joe

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 RachelTrader 
Arlington, VA
 
Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
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Hi everyone!

I am glad to have stumbled upon this forum. After seriously considering buying into training with The Day Trading Academy, I was shown the light. I am completely new to the concept of being able to Day Trade from home, and thought it was something done as it shown in the movies. The more I read, the more I learn there is more and more to read, but I am willing to do so. Trying to understand more about the different types of Day Trading, charts and how to understand what charts are, etc., I am a bit unsure where to begin. As I stumble my way through the process, I hope to gradually get my footing with the help of this forum, and begin to Day Trade one day.

Thanks in advance for all of the guidance and feedback!

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 Comeback2015 
Germantown, MD
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
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Hello Traders,

I have been trading on and off in the futures since 1998. My account had been wiped out many time. I stopped trading 8 years ago because I kept losing money. The last 8 years, I spent lots of time in the poker room. It was good experience. I decided to make a comeback to the world of futures trading. I signed up with NinjaTrader one month ago. I was the TradeStation user for years. In the past 30 days, I still lose money. Apparently, my main problem is ME. I hope this forum will help me to be a disciplined and successful trader. I look forward to it.

Thanks.

Elijah

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gtm0711
Concord, NC
 
 
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I started trading right out of college. After blowing up my account, I got a job and have been successful at it. I kept trading on and off in the years since and am now in a position to make it happen full time. I have learned A LOT so far... but understand I have a lot more to learn as well.

Big Mike - I watched this forum grow from tiny to what it is today... and I have finally given in and joined. Thank you for putting it all together. Fantastic job.

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 Jenne 
Homosassa, Fl USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker: Global futures, but may change to Midland
Trading: ES
 
Posts: 5 since Apr 2013
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Hi,

I have been fascinated by the futures markets since I discovered them about 10 years ago. I am currently trading binary options, expect to start trading futures in my ira soon. I read articles and post on the forum for a couple of years, never participated due to time constraints, which have eased for me a little bit.
I use ninja trader- I consider myself a beginner, I don't know how to use a lot of the automatic functions yet. My futures broker is global futures,but I expect to change to Midland so that I can trade in my IRA. Binary options through Nadex.
I trade the ES and 6E, other futures contracts only through Nadex.
I concentrate on price action, use patterns as set ups for entry, use various types of volume indicators to figure out support and resistance, I check the cash market also through stock charts.com. I am finding I need to keep my charts really simple so that I can really concentrate on the trading decisions.
Strengths- love trading, fascinated by charting have a little knowledge of statistics. Weakness, crummy record keeper, sporadic on journal, working on that.

This looks like a terrific forum, it's been helpful in the past, I wish I'd had the time to participate sooner. If this is a duplicate, sorry, I think the irst on went into cyber space...
Hello to you all!
Jenne

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namya
Green Bay, WI
 
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
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Hello! Greetings everyone!

I am a resident of Ohio. I have been interested in trading for the past 10 years and started with trading equity. I no longer trade equity because I find fascination with the Futures markets (specifically CL and GC).

I am aiming to incorporate simplicity in trading. I find trading gives me a lot of stress and headaches at times and so my aim is to develop simplicity in my strategies and make the whole experience a rewarding process. I am also learning that my biggest weakness is DISCIPLINE in trading! and I am prioritizing fixing that!

This looks like a wonderful forum and I looking forward to interacting with you all.

Hello again!

-Narayan

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Luisfsz
Dallas, Texas USA
 
 
Posts: 5 since Mar 2015
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Hi,

Finally I have some time to start trading. I am 57 and have been busy all my life working and that did not allow me to get serious about trading. I have invested for a long time and nibble here and there with trading futures.

Now I have the time and hope to learn and make trading my job. I like mainly futures and plan to stay there.

Thanks a lot to Big Mike and all contributors for all the advise and tools on this site.

Luis.

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Londoner01
london + united kingdom
 
 
Posts: 4 since Feb 2015
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Its great to be part of the community. I thanks Mike to remind me to make move to and say something.
I am new to trading. made few gains and some losses. I am still learning.
Talk again soon.
Bye

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 GregLGTP 
Austin, TX
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: NT Broker
Trading: ES
 
Posts: 121 since Mar 2015
Thanks: 258 given, 70 received

Investigating ES. Using NT 7. Not yet trading for money. Trying to get an understanding of terms and how the market looks on a daily basis. I'm computer oriented so I was attracted to your site due to the number and amount of posts that help with the NT programming environment.

Perhaps sooner than later I'll feel comfortable to actually put a dollar on the table. From everything I read however, it's a real good idea to do paper practice until some profitable trading consistency is evident.

-g

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trademate
Dublin,Ireland
 
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2015
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Hallo to all traders around the world.It had been 5 years I started reading and learning about trading.As a novice I had quite big expectations and hadn't any clue about the market structure,psychology,buyers and sellers interaction etc.So I started with basic patterns as 123 low/high,RH breakout,trendlines and bunch of indicators such as ema,%R,RSI and so on.After 3 years of backtesting but still without solid trading plan I opened my first trading account.I didn't even know what system I going to trade so I started loosing money and my confidence.After 30% drawdown I stoped trading and took a week off.What I realized was that if I want to make trading for living I will have to change my mind .So instead to follow all old fashion patterns based on the past I started looking for something what shows me where is price going to stop and take opposite direction and where are buyers and sellers jumping to the market before 95% of traders recognize this and position myself in a good advance.
This was really big breaking point in my trading and I started study S/R levels,volume profile and footprints.After years of disappointing I realized that trading is starting making sence to me.I wrote down my trading and simple money managment plan.Started sim trading with Sierra charts and first couple of weeks I wasn't able to make some solid profit but at a same time I wasn't even loosing money as I used to do before.I was studing footprints and nature of market every day till late night and starting improve my trading.I'm still not ready to go live again unless I'll be able to make 6 weeks profitable and complete my trading plan.This is my story probably very similar to mostly of novice traders but I'm really happy I lost some money becouse if I didn't I wouldn't been here today and trying to introduce myself.
I would like to make friends here and start chating with people about the trading and try to improve myself and you guys as well.

Peter.

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Stefcoo
Basildon, United Kingdom
 
 
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I've been lurking here a long time and thought I better introduced myself. I've been interested in trading and investment for more than 15 years having made a little money from stocks but what intrigued me to this day is day trading futures for a living. I've also set up a few live accounts for trading IB, AMP to name a few. They are still there till I feel I'm ready to trade live but all this while I have been trading in simulation just break-even or sometimes losing a bit of fake money! It’s not the same as others would have said none of the emotions and psychology involved. A bit maybe but I've yet to blow up a live account! Off and on I've studied technical anaylsis, Gann, Fibo, financial astrology and other market wizards and my home has a library of finance books, magazines and not to mention an abundance of trading knowledge online, all the plots of being a successful trader.
This forum is a great place for like-minded traders and those who attained to be one!

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SilverSurfer2015
Nashville, TN/USA
 
 
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I have been interested in trading since the 2008 crash (I made a decent return despite knowing nothing about trading riding the 2009 wave up with blind luck). In 2013 I seriously started learning about technical analysis starting with Elder, and moving on to Williams, Elliot Wave, Fibonacci, Indicators. I currently am self employed, and have freed up time in the morning to trade in the hopes of making this a real part of my career/income.

The small amount of trading rooms I've tried seemed like they knew little more than me when trading live, and none of their methods resonated with me. This was the first site I saw that seemed to give true reviews of trading rooms. After reading this site for months I found Price Action Trading, and bought Al Brooks' course. This was the first thing that made any sense to me, as I believe he paints a realistic picture of the market-anything can happen, nothing is certain.

I have been paper trading since 2013 on IB, but recently moved to Tradestation in order to use tick charts. I started trading equities, but find the futures market much more interesting. My first attempt at trading was looking for high volume bottle rocket stocks (intraday), but searching for them seemed to be too hard. I like the idea of focusing on one or two markets, and learning how they move. I started looking at the NQ, the ES, but have found Crude Oil to have a much better feel. I also like Gold as it seems to trend more than the indicies, but that may just be what I have seen recently.

I still don't have a trading plan, but have started to actually make (fake) money some weeks, where in the past I have only lost it and moved to another approach. I'm hoping that gaining experience on the simulator will give me the confidence to trade IRL, and allow me to develop a trading plan (I definitely need discipline at this point). So my goals are:

1. Learn as much from other's experience documented here
2. Learn as much from simulator trading with draft plans
3. Build the confidence to trade with real money
4. Ride into the sunset with bags of money!

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