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flybbert
Phoenix, AZ
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2016
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I first started day trading after joining a trading group 4 months ago...long enough to blow up my account a couple times. Ouch! I stopped trading live money and am hoping to start trading again, with more confidence and discipline, once I've learned and simmed more. I'm grateful to the good folks at NinjaTrader who directed me to this forum. It feels like I've found a comfortable home where I hope to nurture my trading skills.

Happy trading!
Fred

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 donjaneiro 
Kirkkonummi
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader, Metatrader
Trading: Emini ES, ND
 
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Hi all,

I started trading live about a week ago, complete novice, however I am very enthusiastic about this forum moving forward.

- Henrik

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ivanbickett
Lawrenceville, GA
 
 
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Hi All,

Ivan here. I'm brand new to trading. Starting in April 2016 I started trading stocks. I did this with a very small account and a tiny risk limit (goal was for 1R = $20). I was looking to see if I would be overwhelmed by the emotions of trading. While I did get a new experience with emotions, I did not find myself being overwhelmed. From that experience I decided I want to dive further into trading.

At present, I have stopped actively trading so I can save more funds to increase my account balance. Once I hit an acceptable threshold I'm going to delve into futures using market / volume profile.

Between now and then I will be doing the following:

- working on psychological / emotion issues
- educating myself more on volume / market profile
- switching brokers
- switching and learning new platform

My goals in joining this group are:

- sharing any useful knowledge or information that I run across
- finding like minded individuals
- finding individuals traveling down the same path as me
- gleaning what knowledge I can from others to improve myself and my trading

My priorities in life are my faith, family, and learning to become a trader.

I look forward to sharing any knowledge or experience I possess that could help anyone else out.

Good luck.

And good trading.

~Ivan

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 Trading Noob 
Berlin
 
Experience: None
Platform: NT7, MT5
Broker: FXCM
Trading: FOREX / CFDs
 
Posts: 18 since Jun 2016
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Hello all,

just want to drop in and say hello to everybody.

I'm also pretty new to trading, learning the art and trying to find like-minded people. This place seems to be nice.

See you later!

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 Stevie01 
Budapest
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Multicharts
Trading: Emini ES
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
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Hi all,

I am new to the forum and I have only started trading very recently.
Happy to join this forum.

Stevie

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datgrog
France
 
 
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Hello people !

College student here, wanted to learn about trading in this world and share my experience around cryptocurrencie if some of you are interested

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 skibum333 
Madrid + Madrid/Spain
 
Experience: None
Platform: TradeStation
Trading: emini es
 
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Hi everyone!

I've been trading on and off for 20 years with nothing really for show for it. Since this Spring, I've determined to take it seriously and to study and trade with my head.

I've come to know this forum through Kevin Davey's site (kjtradingsystems.com).

I've never traded futures and wish to learn.

I'm looking forward to learning and sharing my experiences with others.

Thanks for the site.
George

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Aswien
Amsterdam
 
 
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Hi guys,

My name is Aswien and I traded my first shares when I was 18 years, that was in year 2009.

After losing some money, I was very lucky with a share that rose 100% in two weeks, most of the shares were all time low though. I made some long term investments, but unfortunately I didn't make any money with it. I left some shares in my wallet (I still have them) and started with own projects, both cryptocurrency related.

Now I'm back and I would love to learn more about the trading markets, especially CFD trading. This forum is a great opportunity for me (and everyone else) to learn and to share their wisdom.

Lets get ROLLING!

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 Networker 
Ocala, Florida
 
Experience: None
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: E-Minis ES
 
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Hi,
I'm carefully dipping my toes into the water here. I'm not a trader, have no experience, and nobody around me to ask. But I want to learn. I retired a few months back after having worked as an accountant, a marketing manager, an airline pilot and finally for the last 18 years as an IT person.

I started looking into trading E-minis earlier this year, got a couple of books, installed NinjaTrader and then my (much) better half decided she wanted to run for local office, so the day after my retirement I was a campaign manager.

But I can get in a bit of reading now and then and after a number of hours spent on Investopedia, this place seems pretty nice - not to mention highly recommended.

I do have some goals; I will trade ONE contract until I consistently make winning trades, starting with simulated trades. I've read somewhere that an 80% to 85% win rate should be possible. I don't know if that is correct or not, but I'll strive for winning weeks. Once I get there I will increase the number of contracts per trade.

When I have $5k+ in profits, I will buy myself a Rolex. After that I will re-evaluate my goals. However; all of this is subject to change as I learn more about this trading thing. I may re-evaluate my goals tomorrow.

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shenzhen
South Richmond Hill +NY/USA
 
 
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Hi Mike and all,

My name is Shen(Sean) Zhen, finance graduate. After graduation I joined the same company where I had done my internships twice. I was on the research side, and would have to come up with a price targets on stocks! Using DCF models and its variations, the price time would always be met, not because we were a smart bunch, but because over a period of time the market flies! But the killer thing was the volatility, which would take a stock down along with the market, before the target is hit.

Whilst I was still thinking that there must be a way to be on the safe side, or limit our down side. I started to delve into learning more about options in details. It all started to make sense to me, and I was like lets go online on twitter and follow traders! I can reverse engineer trade setups, or maybe get in touch with a consistent trader, from whom I can learn.

Well I did get to meet a person online, who had a great "twitter track record." He was teaching his holy grail course, so I was like why not give it a shot. So I did paid for the holy grail indicator, and ended up on the losing side of trading!

Well this was the beginning of the chronicles of Shen(Sean) getting suckered into numerous other courses and DVD's from these twitter gurus! Yes I was that sucker who people say is for every second. After trying almost all the hyped products on twitter. I just started to go over different forums, and read other traders story. The most common theme for the successful ones were that you need to work on your own. You need to go over numerous charts and look for patterns, practice them, have a risk management plan, being disciplined so on and so forth!

It all came down to understanding the price action and the volume! So after blowing through 6 accounts from stocks to futures, and trying to learn holy grail from twitter gurus, since 2011. It was in 2014 when I started to see some light that I could do something in trading, that's after one night I went over many of my trades, and spotted a pattern where I was taking longs, and losing but that pattern was showing up over and over which was screaming to go short. The next few days I took 10 days off from my work, and only focused on trading. I saw this pattern develop and would take a mental trade, and it started to work like a charm. Now in the last three days that I was off, I decided to go live. I shorted this stock and made quick $237.63 after commissions it was a $6 dollar stock. I was in the seventh heaven, and the next two days the same suit followed. I was positive in the trades that I took.

I was like I've got onto something that is working for me, its no indicator, its just a candlestick pattern, and its working like a charm. But then the only downside to this was, that I could only short stocks, and sometimes there would not be borrows on the stock, and on days I wouldn't have stocks that worked in my watchlist. In addition to that having a full time job, I couldn't monitor the stocks during the live market. I was at the desk and had access to charts and what not. But to be present at that moment when the pattern develop it was a bit difficult.

Then in 2015 I started with futures, this was a whole new era for me. I mean with one contract if you're in the right direction making hundreds of dollars was doable within seconds, and if you're on the wrong side, you could lose a ton within a blink of any eye. But I got hooked to this, because I could concentrate for 30-40 minutes before work and if the pattern develops I can make some dollar. The other good side was that I did not need to make a watchlist! So all in all I was just happy with trading these futures. But the inconsistency was a killer, on days I'd be up and on others I'll be down. At the end of the month either I'll be up few hundred dollars, or would have lost chunk of my capital. Net Net it was a losing game for me. I didn't lose the hope, and I kept on working. Since mid March I've been working on something which has helped me to become consistent, but its one of those patterns that only work when the market is range bound. As soon as it gets into a trend I get slaughtered, but if its in a range, I could easily knock 2 points on TF or 3-4 points on ES,. Since March I've been up month after month, but there have been some real serious drawdown on trending days. But I'm working towards succeeding in this business, and sooner than later with great knowledge from the traders on futures.io I hope to succeed and one day be able to quit my job to become a full time trader.

I thank you Mike and the team for sharing such great knowledge and making a trading community which is helping one learn and grow. Good Luck to all!

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majjee
Murrells Inlet SC / USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2016
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I've been a stock investor all my life, but I'm intrigued by short-term trading. A couple years ago, I started moderating a trading course put on by a 78 year old who'd been a full-time trader his entire life. Needless to say, it inspired me to give it a try. Since I can't leave my day job at this point, I've been dabbling in it off and on for a few months (eMini S&P). Not doing great but haven't blown out, either. I know that if I can continue to work on the discipline, I can make this work. Anyhow, met a popular member of this group on the water this weekend and he told me about this site. Thanks for all your great posts. Hopefully, I'll be able to post some of my own as I learn more and find the method that works best for me.

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InNeedOf
Bel Air, Maryland/United States
 
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2016
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Hi Big Mike,

Thank you for creating a site for people to come and share trading ideas. I am an absolute beginner, newbie, never even made a "daytime" on any kind of trading software ever. I've made trades of stocks in my Ameritrade account but never in the sense of the word "day trading." I have bought a stock and sold it a few days later but I don't know how to read any kind of trading charts, software, etc.

I am disabled and would like to make some extra money to build a little bigger nest egg.

I have been talking to a salesman for Vantage Point and I could get the software and 5 sectors for $1,900 plus the 300+ for the data that's fed into it. They say they will train me I've been reading about their proprietary technology. Should I get it.

If not can anyone tell me where I can get started at learning how to day trade or swing trades, read charts one stocks and indices. I mainly just want to trade stocks. I know this is a mainly Futures site but it was the only forum I found about trading so far. Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Buzz

My goal would be to learn how to trade very well and start giving helpful advice in this forum.

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WISCONSINPAT
sheboygan, wi usa
 
 
Posts: 2 since Dec 2015
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I've been trading futures for about a year any suggestions best trade rooms out there where trades are called fairly accutrately

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 TWRO 
Tblisi, Georgia Eastern Europe
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MetaTrade5 in progress
Trading: Natural Gas HHub futures
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2016
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Have been trading natural gas futures for 4 years. This followed a year of education provider support in Australia taking trade recommendations in various markets. Determined that my personality was best suited to trading one market only, which for me is Natural Gas futures - front month contract. I am a Day Trader with a focus on price action after 6am Eastern time, trading 1 Nymex futures contract at a time.

Have found Michael Douglas 'Trading in the Zone' a good guide to overcoming some of the generic mental challenges confronting traders. My former role as a Public Accountant and Investment Advisor have contributed to some of my challenges in learning to apply an appropriate Trader Mindset. Have had various iterations of Trading Systems for Edge Identification - then developed a series of Access techniques intended support a low risk and reasonable reward potential approach for IN/OUT decisions.

Much progress has been made however results are still net negative to date. I feel more confident going forward that consistent results trading one future are close. I then have a clear path for leveraging up with emphasis to adding positions in trending sessions/weeks.

I look forward to participating in some of the threads. I am especially interested in the market psychology aspects, and look forward to learning from other people's experience. More than happy to share my thoughts which will be more relevant when proven with consistent results.

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ColdTraderBCN
Barcelona/Spain
 
 
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Hello!

Nice and helpful web for Ninjatrader fans!


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 houghstr 
Chicago Illinois
 
Experience: None
Platform: Thinkorswim
Trading: Emini S&P
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2016
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Hello Big Mike and the fio community,

It's a pleasure to introduce myself and hopefully begin a rewarding and prosperous journey.

I'll begin by saying that I am the ultimate futures novice - if ever there was a pile of unformed clay that could be turned into some semblance of a futures trader, I am it. But I've always been fascinated with markets and finances and business...I just never pursued those areas, except to dabble with stocks in a modest TD Ameritrade account.

So I'll start with a little bit about me. I've been a consultant (company of one) for 16 years and before that worked corporate jobs for 11 years. I am an instructional designer and technical writer, and really like my work. I've been fortunate enough to find a niche and make a good living. A big part of what I do is to develop various forms of communications to help users learn about processes, software and hardware, tools - basically anything that a person can be trained on. My occupation is right up my alley because I love to learn about new things and it's great when I get to develop methods to teach these many varied subjects to other people.

And as I stated earlier, I've always had an eye toward the markets...

My goals, as I create this introduction, are simple, and I feel that with the opportunity to learn and grow on fio, those goals will remain that way. My background and greatest strength is to learn, and based on what I see in the forum this is an excellent opportunity to take advantage and give back to a thriving community. My goals:
  • Learn, learn, and learn. I don't know what I don't know - very cliche - but it's true. I look forward to becoming knowledgeable to a point where I can pass some of that expertise that has been bestowed on me, to future members.
  • Work hard. I'm excited to dive into the material, apply it, speak with all of you, and build something big.
  • Start by supplementing my income, take those incremental steps, and become prosperous.

I guess that's it. Or more like the beginning. I look forward to learning a lot, participating as much as possible, and forming some good relationships along the way.

Take care all.

Houghstr

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tradingatLarge
Rome Lazio/Italy
 
 
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Hello all,

I have worked in corporate finance for 20+ years, what puts me at a great disadvantage when it comes to trading. Trying to unlearn a lot and control my emotions - most difficult part by far - while growing my account.

I trade mainly discretionarily and directionally futures markets such as ES, CL, GC and E6, often through options or combined with them.

Good trading!

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 marc2c 
Barcelona, Spain
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: TWS IB w Python API, NT
Broker: InteractiveBrokers, XTB
Trading: YM, NQ, ES, DAX
 
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Hello everybody,

I've been trading for 8 years. I started with stocks, later with forex and the last 2 years I've been trading futures. I trade ES, NQ and sometimes CL and 6E. I'm a programmer, so basically I develop strategies and try to get some money in this hard business (as we all do).

I'm very interested in every aspect of computational trading and, of course, in learning from all of you.

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 DRock306 
Saskatchewan
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker: TST / Rithmic
Trading: CL
 
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Hi,
I'm carefully dipping my toes into the water here. I'm not a trader, have no experience, and nobody around me to ask. But I want to learn. I retired a few months back after having worked as an accountant, a marketing manager, an airline pilot and finally for the last 18 years as an IT person.

I started looking into trading E-minis earlier this year, got a couple of books, installed NinjaTrader and then my (much) better half decided she wanted to run for local office, so the day after my retirement I was a campaign manager.

But I can get in a bit of reading now and then and after a number of hours spent on Investopedia, this place seems pretty nice - not to mention highly recommended.

I do have some goals; I will trade ONE contract until I consistently make winning trades, starting with simulated trades. I've read somewhere that an 80% to 85% win rate should be possible. I don't know if that is correct or not, but I'll strive for winning weeks. Once I get there I will increase the number of contracts per trade.

When I have $5k+ in profits, I will buy myself a Rolex. After that I will re-evaluate my goals. However; all of this is subject to change as I learn more about this trading thing. I may re-evaluate my goals tomorrow.

80 to 85% is a unrealistic goal even for a veteran trader. Im am not a veteran trader but had that mind set from the beggining and after a few years so far have come to realize that truth from myself and other experienced traders that have demonstrated proven results through watching them call trades. Sorry to burst ur bubble. Set lower w/l rates and establish a trading plan around those closer to 60% some wven say lower unless ur 80 to 85% was account growth then this message means nothing

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guilhermecarva
São Paulo
 
 
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Hi there, I have been trading for 5 years now. Just in the Forex market with MT4. But now I will start trading futures using ninja. I hope I can contribute with something in the near future.

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coldeyes
Lexington Kentucky/USA
 
 
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Hello there,

I have been trading approximately 7 years now with minimal success. I started out on a whim and knew absolutely nothing. I didn't even know what an indicator was when I placed my first trade. I didn't know indicators existed. Then I started trading with a "guru" who turned out to be nothing more than a scam artist. Unfortunately I picked up some bad ideas from him. In theory they sounded good but in practice they were horrible. In the last 2 years I have slowed down the bleeding not because I wanted to but because funds were getting low. Last year I finally began to understand what I think I needed to know. This year the account is on an upward trend but very slow. I have a major psychological barrier of fear resulting from all those wrong way trades I used to take.

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Ocala, Florida
 
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Platform: NinjaTrader
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80 to 85% is a unrealistic goal even for a veteran trader. Im am not a veteran trader but had that mind set from the beggining and after a few years so far have come to realize that truth from myself and other experienced traders that have demonstrated proven results through watching them call trades. Sorry to burst ur bubble. Set lower w/l rates and establish a trading plan around those closer to 60% some wven say lower unless ur 80 to 85% was account growth then this message means nothing

I may have seen the 80 - 85% in a message from a scammer trying to sell me something. I will adjust accordingly.

Thanks.

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 DRock306 
Saskatchewan
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker: TST / Rithmic
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I may have seen the 80 - 85% in a message from a scammer trying to sell me something. I will adjust accordingly.

Thanks.

You have come to the right place for info this place is loaded with so much u mite get lost for hours/days in here. Has happened to me a few times lol, ur looking for a edge "your" own edge that will pop out to u on the screen that you can repeat. Some have there own idea of a edge and just need confluence from watching others some need to watch others to find out what there edge is. When u find that edge and can repeat it day in/out you will know ur ready to be a trader. Best of luck to ya!

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 Nguyen 
cypress, Texas, USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Trading: ZB
 
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Hi,

My name is Andy Nguyen I stumble to this site by searching for informations on ES vz ZB spread and found this site. I first started trading futures in 1986. My first account was $3,000.00 and T-Bonds margin was $1,200.00 last me for 3 months close account with $800.00. Then open another account in 1988 with $3,000 I last for few months again close the account with little over $1,000.00. Now I have a small account and looking to put more money after I kick my mortage out the front door.

Happy Trading.

Nguyen

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Insider78
Osøyro Norway
 
 
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I'm not a trader, have no experience, and nobody around me to ask. I've read somewhere that an 80% to 85% win rate should be possible. I don't know if that is correct or not, but I'll strive for winning weeks. Once I get there I will increase the number of contracts per trade.

Yes,...80% to 85% win rate is absolutely possible. Linda Bradford Raschke is one of the many veteran traders who achieved this winning rate. I can add Al Brooks with the same rating.

Best Regards,
Dobri Zhekov
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 Pungwe 
New York City, NY
 
Experience: None
Platform: ThinkOrSwim
Trading: CL
 
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I'm new to the forum and to trading. This is by far the best investment of my time in learning. Thanks everyone.
Question: I'm trying to decide on IqFeed and Sierra or stick with ThinkOtSwim. What's the major difference?

Also, I'm trading on Nadex therefore does all this matter anyway?

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 ralphd 
Stamford,Ct/USA
 
Experience: Master
Platform: TradeStation
Trading: Stocks
 
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Hi- I've been a trader my entire career,starting in college where I took my student loan money and blew up. After that experience, I started to read about technical analysis and started to trade based on classic chart patterns, which worked for awhile. Again, I borrowed $5000 from a bank , opened a margin account , in 3 months, the account was worth $120,000.
I was 23 and so proud of myself that I bought a brand new BMW(1976), took a vacation to Acapulco , and yes I inhaled!
In Mexico while I was living la dolce vita, I had a long copper position on , on the basis of a major strike by the copper producers that would decrease the supply. Well, you guessed it, there was a strike, except the 2 major copper producers, Kennecott and Phelps Dodge settled and copper was limit down for 3 days! Not only was I wipe out I went into a $20,000 deficit . I was a broker for Bache at the time and that was a Nono , I was almost thrown out of the business, but I settled and agreed to pay the money back plus 12% interest and I did, it took me 4 years but I paid everything back, par plus accrued. After that I did a lot of sole searching and there were no mentors back then, so I had to figure it out for myself and I wouldn't have wanted to do it any other way. I tell people I'm autodidactic , self taught, the school of hard knocks, and I'm still learning. I then (1978) , couldn't take losing money every year , so I read a book called " Beat The Market", by Ed Thorp. That book turned me from a losing trader to a trader that was making 20-25%, returns consistently . I was managing $12mm dollars at my peak in 1985, I was living in New Haven,Ct. then, and no I didn't go to Yale. I always wanted to be a Wall Street trader, so I parlayed my little business into a career on Wall St at what is now one of the top hedge funds in the world(AUM $25bil),. When I joined in March 1986 we had $200mm and making money and then the crash in 87 came and we made 6% for the year and investors redeemed and our AUM went to $80mm , when I joined I was a Sr.conv arb trader, then migrated to distressed debt/ bankrupt investing ( which I loved), then to the number 2 person running trading,research an portfolio managers. When I left in April 1999, we were managing $2bill. So here I am , 62 trading my own money and excited to be an elite member of this elite group. I hope you enjoyed my little story, I left out the good stuff, like the ferraris, well just one,and the plane, well truth be told I gave a bridge loan to the owner of the plane, he was a real estate developer, collateralized by the plane and the property. I sold plane and property because I'm a trader .
I'm honored to be a part of this elite group and look forward to chatting with you all, enjoy.- RD

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Hello,

I have read several interesting topics in this forum, and eventually I have decided to sign up. I have experience in swing trading with EOD bars using technical analysis, but I started becoming interested in intraday trading 2-3 years ago. I know several things about Price action, but I knew very little about volume and order flow until recently (I have attended an interesting course). I want to increase my knowledge on this subject in order to improve my intraday trading, which has been very inconsistent so far.

I hope I have come to the right place.

My best regards to everyone in this forum,

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Glad to join, Mike

I am a past-time trader and also a beginner in trading Futures. I wanna start with trading HSI Futures and hope to learn from all buddies here. Thanks.

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Hi I'm a new member and have started trading futures this year. I started out with sim to help get comfortable and originally had more negative days than positive yet that's started to change with focus and a better understanding of technical analysis.

I'm looking forward to learning more with this forum and offer what insight I can to others.

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Hi- I've been a trader my entire career,starting in college where I took my student loan money and blew up. After that experience, I started to read about technical analysis and started to trade based on classic chart patterns, which worked for awhile. Again, I borrowed $5000 from a bank , opened a margin account , in 3 months, the account was worth $120,000.
I was 23 and so proud of myself that I bought a brand new BMW(1976), took a vacation to Acapulco , and yes I inhaled!
In Mexico while I was living la dolce vita, I had a long copper position on , on the basis of a major strike by the copper producers that would decrease the supply. Well, you guessed it, there was a strike, except the 2 major copper producers, Kennecott and Phelps Dodge settled and copper was limit down for 3 days! Not only was I wipe out I went into a $20,000 deficit . I was a broker for Bache at the time and that was a Nono , I was almost thrown out of the business, but I settled and agreed to pay the money back plus 12% interest and I did, it took me 4 years but I paid everything back, par plus accrued. After that I did a lot of sole searching and there were no mentors back then, so I had to figure it out for myself and I wouldn't have wanted to do it any other way. I tell people I'm autodidactic , self taught, the school of hard knocks, and I'm still learning. I then (1978) , couldn't take losing money every year , so I read a book called " Beat The Market", by Ed Thorp. That book turned me from a losing trader to a trader that was making 20-25%, returns consistently . I was managing $12mm dollars at my peak in 1985, I was living in New Haven,Ct. then, and no I didn't go to Yale. I always wanted to be a Wall Street trader, so I parlayed my little business into a career on Wall St at what is now one of the top hedge funds in the world(AUM $25bil),. When I joined in March 1986 we had $200mm and making money and then the crash in 87 came and we made 6% for the year and investors redeemed and our AUM went to $80mm , when I joined I was a Sr.conv arb trader, then migrated to distressed debt/ bankrupt investing ( which I loved), then to the number 2 person running trading,research an portfolio managers. When I left in April 1999, we were managing $2bill. So here I am , 62 trading my own money and excited to be an elite member of this elite group. I hope you enjoyed my little story, I left out the good stuff, like the ferraris, well just one,and the plane, well truth be told I gave a bridge loan to the owner of the plane, he was a real estate developer, collateralized by the plane and the property. I sold plane and property because I'm a trader .
I'm honored to be a part of this elite group and look forward to chatting with you all, enjoy.- RD

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Hi Mike,

I've been a struggling trader as long as I remember. I started day trading stocks in 1995 with a very limited knowledge of the market at that time. Then I took a long break from trading. Since last year I started looking into emini futures market after a good friend of mine introduced me and in a way encouraged me to learn futures market. Since then my struggle renewed and continues.

Anyway, I'm glad I bumped into this forum. I want to learn and determined to be a successful day trader. So I'm looking forward to making friends here from whom I'll learn and be a good contributor.

Thanks.
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I sold my soul in Mississippi for a surefire indicator.

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Hey all,

I've been lurking on this sub for a while but i finally decided to start posting since i tend to visit a bit more frequently.

Currently looking at ES/CL (mainly CL), generally scalping.

Kinda shitty yet never going to blow up kind of trader. More likely to lose to a thousand cuts.

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Hi everyone, I'm looking into day trading as a side project till I find a new job. I look foreward to collaborating with you folks. If you have any questions on petroleum engineering I may be able to assist with that too.

Also, I am trying to see if anyone has had experience working with prop firms.

-Dev

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Welcome Dev!

You will find a wealth of information on this forum. No shortcuts and no magic indicators. Hard work and screen time will get you to where you are going.

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Welcome Dev!

You will find a wealth of information on this forum. No shortcuts and no magic indicators. Hard work and screen time will get you to where you are going.

Thanks, I look foreward to checking it out. Can you chime in on the premium membership, how it has improved your experience for example. Thanks!

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Thanks, I look foreward to checking it out. Can you chime in on the premium membership, how it has improved your experience for example. Thanks!


The Premium Membership is invaluable. Nothing else for $100 in this entire industry will help you so much imo.

The Elite Trading Journals have guided me on my path to achieving steady profitability.

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Hello to you all I'm happy to be here I want to learn more.....thanks the admin and all member....I really want to be a good trader thanks

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HI,
I am a retired commodity broker, registered series 3 in 1975. I started with Dean Witter and ended as a CTA. I retired due to health problems in 2007. looking forward to get back on track. Thanks, Vizor

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Hello all,

I'm looking forward to participating and gaining knowledge and insight into trading futures contracts (zb,zn,cl) through this forum. In my research I've consistently come across excellent comments from this forum and figured it would be a great place to ask questions and look for advice. I look forward to being able to offer answers and comments to other traders as I gain experience. I've set up a corporate account at Interactive Brokers and am now looking to continue the process by finding the best data feed and trading platform to use for a volume based (tape reading) trading strategy.I understand the data feeds through IB are not the best so am looking for some advice on what may be the optimal feed for trading the ZB to start. I am in BC Canada so my options are limited.Thanks in advance for your comments/suggestions! Cheers

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Hello all,

I'm looking forward to participating and gaining knowledge and insight into trading futures contracts (zb,zn,cl) through this forum. In my research I've consistently come across excellent comments from this forum and figured it would be a great place to ask questions and look for advice. I look forward to being able to offer answers and comments to other traders as I gain experience. I've set up a corporate account at Interactive Brokers and am now looking to continue the process by finding the best data feed and trading platform to use for a volume based (tape reading) trading strategy.I understand the data feeds through IB are not the best so am looking for some advice on what may be the optimal feed for trading the ZB to start. I am in BC Canada so my options are limited.Thanks in advance for your comments/suggestions! Cheers

Hey do you happen to have a blog? If so ive watched some of ur vids and read ur blog. If not then disregard that last part lol welcome to the club.

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Hi all,

I've got here following Peter Davies videos. I've never really traded seriously but I have been reading and following the topic for years, then everything started to make sense following Peter Davies teaching. Soon going to start my first account to learn to read the ES for a few months, then I will decide if to become very serious. I hope I'll have things to share in the meantime.

I am Italian, work in Design and live in London.

Thanks for the CumulativeDelta and PriceActionSwing indicators!

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New here - but not to trading.

Been around a while - sometimes above water, sometimes below.

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13 years trading, some very good years and some very bad. I mostly just like to learn. I have studied technical analysis extensively and found success when I stopped to study me. That journey continues and is probably what I love most about trading. My study of myself improves my trading which in turn drives me to study myself more. That's really what it's all about. I do best when I don't even look at the numbers but just follow my process.
Looking forward to a positive experience.

Anyone want to take a shot at where I got, "Turkey", from?

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Thanks Big Mike, for starting this forum,
I look forward to exploring and learning. I have been a life long musician, symphony and other.
Came across futures in the early eighties, but trading from home was cumbersome and expensive back then.
And being in PDT, the hours did not compliment my night work as a musician.
I was briefly a futures broker/salesman but the sales part did not appeal to me, I just wanted to watch the markets.
I went back 100 percent into music for over 35 years.
Now trading has again reared its head in my life. I bought a system and training and own a lifetime licence of a well known trading platform. Have been in Sim for 4 months.

After experimenting, breaking as many rules as possible, and fooling around alot just to get the bad stuff out of my system while still in Sim, I'm just now starting to become more consistent and my averages are bending nicely positive. Near term goal is to be consistently profitable in Sim for a couple more months or maybe just weeks before live trading. I'm so grateful for Sim trading!! I could have blown it by now and been knocked out for life at my age!

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13 years trading, some very good years and some very bad. I mostly just like to learn. I have studied technical analysis extensively and found success when I stopped to study me. That journey continues and is probably what I love most about trading. My study of myself improves my trading which in turn drives me to study myself more. That's really what it's all about. I do best when I don't even look at the numbers but just follow my process.
Looking forward to a positive experience.

Anyone want to take a shot at where I got, "Turkey", from?

Ill try a stab, hummm...the markets gobbled all ur money and ur buddies gave u the nickname turkey? Lol

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Ill try a stab, hummm...the markets gobbled all ur money and ur buddies gave u the nickname turkey? Lol

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Listening to the (repeated daily) advice of an old stager in the offices of Fullerton, it suddenly dawned on him why he was making less profit than he should. Whatever question the old fellow – known to everyone as Turkey although his real name was Partridge – was asked about the market, he would reply, “well, it’s a bull market.”

At first Livermore thought this was a mere platitude. Hearing “It’s a Bull Market” daily, he began thinking about it more. Then, listening to a conversation between Turkey and Elmer Harwood – a young trader – he realized that it was more than a platitude – it was the missing piece in his own education.

Elmer: “Mr. Partridge, I have just sold my Climax Motors. My people say the market is entitled to a reaction and that I’ll be able to buy it back cheaper. So you’d better do likewise. That is, if you’ve still got yours.”

Turkey: “Yes, Mr. Harwood, I still have it. Of course!”

Elmer: “Well, now is the time to take your profit and get in again on the next dip,” said Elmer, “I have just sold every share I owned!”

Turkey: “No! No! I can’t do that!”

Elmer: “Didn’t I give you the tip to buy it?”

Turkey: “You did, Mr. Harwood, and I am very grateful to you.

Elmer: And didn’t that stock go up seven points in ten days? Didn’t it?”

Turkey: “It did, and I am much obliged to you, my dear boy. But I couldn’t think of selling that stock.”

Elmer: “Why not?”

Turkey: “Why, this is a bull market!” (The old fellow said it as though he had given a detailed explanation.)

Elmer: “I know this is a bull market as well as you do. But you’d better slip them that stock of yours and buy it back on the reaction. You might as well reduce the cost to yourself.”

Turkey: “My dear boy, if I sold that stock now I’d lose my position; and then where would I be? And when you are as old as I am and you’ve been through as many booms and panics as I have, you’ll know that to lose your position is something nobody can afford; not even John D. Rockefeller. I hope the stock reacts and that you will be able to repurchase your line at a substantial concession, sir. But I myself can only trade in accordance with the experience of many years. I paid a high price for it and I don’t feel like throwing away a second tuition fee. But I am as much obliged to you as if I had the money in the bank. It’s a bull market, you know.”

Jesse Livermore realized that Turkey’s consistent message was that the big money was to be made not in trying to trade small moves on the tape but to catch the major trend.

“Nobody can catch all the fluctuations. In a bull market your game is to buy and hold until you believe that the bull market is near its end. To do this you must study general conditions and not tips or special factors affecting individual stocks. Then get out of all your stocks; get out for keeps! You have to use your brains and your vision to do this; otherwise my advice would be as idiotic as to tell you to buy cheap and sell dear. One of the most helpful things that anybody can learn is to give up trying to catch the last eighth-or the first. These two are the most expensive eighths in the world.”

With this step in place, Jesse Livermore’s trading philosophy was complete.

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Hi,
I worked in the futures Biz for 35 years. I'm anxious to brush up on selling deep out of the $ options. Vizor

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Thanks for playing but nope! It comes from Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.


Listening to the (repeated daily) advice of an old stager in the offices of Fullerton, it suddenly dawned on him why he was making less profit than he should. Whatever question the old fellow – known to everyone as Turkey although his real name was Partridge – was asked about the market, he would reply, “well, it’s a bull market.”

At first Livermore thought this was a mere platitude. Hearing “It’s a Bull Market” daily, he began thinking about it more. Then, listening to a conversation between Turkey and Elmer Harwood – a young trader – he realized that it was more than a platitude – it was the missing piece in his own education.

Elmer: “Mr. Partridge, I have just sold my Climax Motors. My people say the market is entitled to a reaction and that I’ll be able to buy it back cheaper. So you’d better do likewise. That is, if you’ve still got yours.”

Turkey: “Yes, Mr. Harwood, I still have it. Of course!”

Elmer: “Well, now is the time to take your profit and get in again on the next dip,” said Elmer, “I have just sold every share I owned!”

Turkey: “No! No! I can’t do that!”

Elmer: “Didn’t I give you the tip to buy it?”

Turkey: “You did, Mr. Harwood, and I am very grateful to you.

Elmer: And didn’t that stock go up seven points in ten days? Didn’t it?”

Turkey: “It did, and I am much obliged to you, my dear boy. But I couldn’t think of selling that stock.”

Elmer: “Why not?”

Turkey: “Why, this is a bull market!” (The old fellow said it as though he had given a detailed explanation.)

Elmer: “I know this is a bull market as well as you do. But you’d better slip them that stock of yours and buy it back on the reaction. You might as well reduce the cost to yourself.”

Turkey: “My dear boy, if I sold that stock now I’d lose my position; and then where would I be? And when you are as old as I am and you’ve been through as many booms and panics as I have, you’ll know that to lose your position is something nobody can afford; not even John D. Rockefeller. I hope the stock reacts and that you will be able to repurchase your line at a substantial concession, sir. But I myself can only trade in accordance with the experience of many years. I paid a high price for it and I don’t feel like throwing away a second tuition fee. But I am as much obliged to you as if I had the money in the bank. It’s a bull market, you know.”

Jesse Livermore realized that Turkey’s consistent message was that the big money was to be made not in trying to trade small moves on the tape but to catch the major trend.

“Nobody can catch all the fluctuations. In a bull market your game is to buy and hold until you believe that the bull market is near its end. To do this you must study general conditions and not tips or special factors affecting individual stocks. Then get out of all your stocks; get out for keeps! You have to use your brains and your vision to do this; otherwise my advice would be as idiotic as to tell you to buy cheap and sell dear. One of the most helpful things that anybody can learn is to give up trying to catch the last eighth-or the first. These two are the most expensive eighths in the world.”

With this step in place, Jesse Livermore’s trading philosophy was complete.

Well im glad i played ur game that was a nice read

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hello guys

Im new here and broken english.

im dax , crude oil futures trader.

sometimes i record my trading and upload on youtube.

Thanks cheer up

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 JK1970 
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Hi All

I was a bondtrader for more than 20 years. So, Bund,Bobl and Schatz is my natural habitat. ;-)
Since July 16 i gathered all my courage and started trading on my own. So far i enjoy making money for myself.
I like the freedom, trade whatever i want to trade and take the consequences when i was wrong and right. Mainly i want to learn. And trading opens up a tremendous universe.
I joined Big Mikes site searching for support for my adventure and i find it extremely helpful. I use TS and IB and try to program my experience from the last 20+ years. But i am just an old bondtrader and not a programmer. But i am willing to learn.
So, it will take some time till i am able to come up with some useful stuff.
I love to be a father of 3 little ones.

JK

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Hi, This is VijayNiftyTracker . . .I am an Equity Index Derivatives Trader. Good to be here. Hope I am able to add value to this group. Thanks n Regds.

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Seattle WA
 
 
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Hello Everyone! I live in beautiful Seattle and learning to trade markets.

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 Firestone 
Hackettstown
 
Experience: None
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Hello all. I have dabbled in trading for a while, stocks, options, but have been inconsistent for that while. I have made no progress. Finally, I decided I need to understand what the heck I was doing wrong as I was not making any profits to write home about. I started to educate myself via books, classes and webinars and had many "ah-ha" moments. I have made a commitment to myself to get better and disciplined with my trading as I truly LOVE this profession. Its the one constant thing that occupies my mind.

Right now I trade /YM, so I am looking for any posts/threads that focus on /YM.

My approach/setup/trade plan consist of the following...

Trading Plan Description
My trading plan is built around two concepts that exploit 'High Probability Moments in Time (HPMT). The two concepts are 'Price and Volatility Compression,' coupled with 'Multiple Time Frame Analysis' (MFTA). By combining these two strategies, the probabilities are stacked in the traders favor for the best possible outcome. The strategy has a set of rules to be observed to ensure the best possible outcome at a specific moment in time. The rules are designed to maintain optimized consistency and discipline within a mechanical trend trading system that takes advantage of these HPMT's.

It is these HPMT's that make this system incredibly easy to trade by removing the guess work out of entry an exit. The strategy takes advantage of unique and very specific moments in time when prices compress and align across multiple time frames. This strategy can be applied to any market as it does not trade markets. It is a chart indicator that identifies HPMT's in any market and exploits them. The system does not care which way the market goes, direction is irrelevant. With this system, you participate, you do not anticipate. That is the difference.

Testing: During testing of this strategy against the /YM Futures contract, it produced 11 winning trades from 12. A net profit of $1050.00 was realized from those trades over 3 days. The same strategy can be applied to any market. The market is irrelevant.

---Thank you for your time, looking forward to this journey.

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bob666s
shanghai
 
 
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Hello all,

I was a prop shop market making/vol trader for a while, on Nikkei/JGB futures/options for 3+ years.

Never really looked into futures day trading til now, as option trades are more fitting for funds than personal accounts where you're flexible enough to pursue significantly high returns. So now I'm here looking to improve, and participate in the community.

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 DRock306 
Saskatchewan
 
Experience: Beginner
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Welcome to the group @bob666s what future contract(s) are u looking to trade?

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 maman 
CARNATE ITALY
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, ATAS, TWS
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Hi everyone,
I'm Maurizio from Italy and I'm new here and I have 3 years of experience in trading.
At the moment I so far away "to be" a trader and, at the moment, the balance from out come (losses, courses, platforms and fees) is "out of balance" (in the minus area!).
I hope this site help me to equilibrate and return "In Balance" my trading activity.
Thanks.

Maurizio

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 TradingTech 
Chicago, IL
 
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Hi All

I was a bondtrader for more than 20 years. So, Bund,Bobl and Schatz is my natural habitat. ;-)
Since July 16 i gathered all my courage and started trading on my own. So far i enjoy making money for myself.
I like the freedom, trade whatever i want to trade and take the consequences when i was wrong and right. Mainly i want to learn. And trading opens up a tremendous universe.
I joined Big Mikes site searching for support for my adventure and i find it extremely helpful. I use TS and IB and try to program my experience from the last 20+ years. But i am just an old bondtrader and not a programmer. But i am willing to learn.
So, it will take some time till i am able to come up with some useful stuff.
I love to be a father of 3 little ones.

JK

DIY programming using drag and drop of blocks of code that have been tested and proven may help you get your 20+ years of bond trading knowledge into a reliable systematic trade. Best of luck to you.

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Geofx123
Moscow
 
 
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Hey everyone!

Glad to join! Never really been a member of any trading community for as long as I deal with this trading thing. Was always focused on doing it on my own)

This community seems to have its own way. Like it)!

...Hope will help each other)

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 rocksolid68 
Duluth MN
 
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Hey everyone!

Glad to join! Never really been a member of any trading community for as long as I deal with this trading thing. Was always focused on doing it on my own)

This community seems to have its own way. Like it)!

...Hope will help each other)

Trading on your own is very hard. You will find that this is a forum that strives to help each other no matter the situation!

Welcome to FIO!

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bob666s
shanghai
 
 
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Welcome to the group @bob666s what future contract(s) are u looking to trade?

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hi and thank you. I'm looking to trade OSE Nikkei minis mainly, since the old team is letting me trade through their gate way for level3 access.

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outoftheblue
Goch, Germany
 
 
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Hi everyone, I am learning how to scalp the bonds using John Grady's - NOBS method. I'd be interested to chat with people who do the same. Anyone from the Netherlands?
Good trading :-)

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 ashetty033 
Bangalore + Karnatka/India
 
 
Posts: 5 since Jun 2015

Hi everyone,

My first post in futures.io.. I had created the account a year ago and was not using it... My apologies for this..
I am a retail trader who has failed many times and blown up the account multiple times.
I trade in Indian market - NSE.

Currently using Gomi's Volume Ladder in NT7 which has given me a new dimension in trading after getting to know about Orderflow..

I request all your help and suggestions..

Thanks,

Cheers...

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 ashetty033 
Bangalore + Karnatka/India
 
 
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Good to meet you. How is your current strategy working for you?

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It is working good.. NPOC an Unfinished Auction setups seems to be working good so far..

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rockair
Seville Spain
 
 
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Hi guys.

My first post in futures.io.

I´m from Spain and I trade CL and Dax future.

Best regards

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jacksonville, florida
 
 
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I have no stories of how i have grown throughout my experiences, because i have none thus far, lol. However, ive been studying, back-testing, implementing a trading plan, forward testing, and revising for quite some time now. I initially wanted to start in the futures market, but opted to go for the currency market instead. I'm a technical purist and have no concern with any fundamental insight except the dates of major new events, to stay clear and safe away on the sidelines, in regards to not blowing my account. I use ninjatrader as my platform and now its time for me to learn how to create or find indicators to help my studies widen. Im hoping that this community will help me fill whatever unseen voids i have through my learning curve by showing me the answers i may not even know i have a question to yet. I hope that anybody whose as passionate as me, and puts forth the hard work necessary in this industry, will find prosperity and success within their lives, for that is
what i hope to bring out for myself.

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 RayW 
Huntsville Alabama
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Currency, Emini ES
 
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My name is Ray, and I felt I better put in a welcome message before the forum scolds me about being here so long and not posting a message ;-)

I have been trading for over 30 years as well as being a programmer for over 30 years as well. So as far as trading and programs, I can pretty much say, "Been there, Done that". I am retired now and have a bit of time on my hands. I will shortly actually start to share some goodies that I have and perhaps some that I am currently working on. Darn, the forum doesn't have best indicator/whatever for 2015 or 2016... Oh well, I guess we will have to see

Have a Profitable Day!
Ray

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 kazex 
Barcelona, Spain
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: ES, FDAX, CL
 
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Hi everybody,

I'm an industrial engineer working in Spain, as many of you I have a decent job that I like and that is reasonably well paid BUT I have the feeling I'm not a free man, my main reason to be a trader is not trying to be rich, by a boat and this kind of things, my main reason is to try to be free, to work for my own, to manage my time, etc.

I have been trading some periods of time during the last 2 years, I haven't lost all the money in my trading account but I had the security that if I continued trading the same way I would lost all the money in the account, that's why since 6 months ago I started studying and trying to achieve a more "scientific" approach, I'm quite happy with my progress at the moment but I know I still have a long way to walk.

I'm willing to share knowledge and experience with you guys!

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Pamir
Paris, France
 
 
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Hi Guys!

I am from France and have never traded before (almost never as my timid attemps to make money in the middle of 2008 swept away by the great sub-prime crisis)

For one year, I have been reading various books on finance, investements, tradings and differents quantitative and statistical methods.

Soon I will jump in trading full time with a small account to learn and will be participating to discussions in order to more motivated and involved.

That's all for the moment.

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 VictorBravo 
Orlando FL
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hi Everyone, I'm so glad to have found this site. I just joined elite and now I want to introduce myself. I was a former day trader in the time period 2000 to 2004 and blew out all my accounts. I've read that in a few threads so I'm glad I'm not the only one. In any case, I took a much needed hiatus to repair the family and get back on my feet. Now, I'm ready to get back into trading with a fresh new outlook and better attitude.

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading many of the journals. They give me hope that I can do this. I've read about many different strategies and I can see that many of them can work, but the strategy has to be paired with the personality.

So, I'm in the learning and research phase. I'm also at the stage of information overload (but in a good way) and now I'm trying to sort through how best to accomplish my goals. So, what are my goals? I want to get good enough through practice that I can enter the TopStep trader combine and eventually get funded. I want to get good enough so that I can afford to quit my regular job and devote full time to trading.

I look forward to reading more of the journals. Thanks for letting me be a member of this community.

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 DRock306 
Saskatchewan
 
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hi and thank you. I'm looking to trade OSE Nikkei minis mainly, since the old team is letting me trade through their gate way for level3 access.

Im not sure who trades that on this fourm so you will have to do a search.

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thump4880
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Hi I am looking for information on the stochastic momentum index for tradestation

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 rocksolid68 
Duluth MN
 
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Hi I am looking for information on the stochastic momentum index for tradestation

Hey! Welcome to the forum. However, this is not the correct place to ask this question.

On the homepage, click the blue "Ask a Question" button.

That way you will get answers

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 nvtrd 
Philadelphia PA/USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Thinkorswim
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Glad i found the forum, lots of good info just at the high level and i am sure tons more in thousands of threads..
new to forum, not quite new to trading but coming back after long break. need to put myself back in the driver seat what is not going to be easy after being burned once. hope for better this time, more mature, been studying for a while, . trading stocks only, though would like to understand how the options market works, if for nothing else it should help me understanding my own turf. hope to learn a lot from others here,.. -

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 jokertrader 
NYC, NY
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Qtrader TT
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most people have been burned again and again until getting to a better state... good luck.. read through some of the option selling threads.. especially with your TOS platform.. great way to practice and see if thats easier than trading stock

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 danielo 
Germany
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Multicharts
Broker: CQG
Trading: FX, ES
 
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for your personal introductions and ideas respectively given insights into your experience! Very interesting and partially enlightening to (personal) success factors.

My name is Danielo and I’m located in Germany. I’m private part time trader since some years. My intraday trading focus is on Cable (FX). In the future I would like to understand more about the ES. I’m already observing this future for some time.

My first impression is that many members here are high involved in trading. Great combination! Nice community!

greetings
Danielo

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JLROMANBIO
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Hello Mike, hi fellow traders,
I guess after several years trading and having blow out lots of money....I am looking for a place where to start again from.
I´ve heard a lot about Mike and this blog....and it looks to me it may be the right spot to be in...
i am starting with market profile, delta, order flow operatives....and got the impression some of you guys could give me a hand on that...
Thanks in advance...
Jose Luis

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Hey everyone, Alex here.

Just signed up and introducing myself, My name is Alex, I would like to thank Mike for the forum and the opportunity to get to know everyone and most importantly expand my knowledge.

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 ewaver 
Chapel Hill North Carolina
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Motive Wave, Multicharts
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Looking forward to being part and contributing to this very successful forum. I've traded futures for over ten years and I continue to learn everyday.

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 TradingTech 
Chicago, IL
 
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Chicago, IL
 
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Hi guys.

My first post in futures.io.

I´m from Spain and I trade CL and Dax future.

Best regards

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 TradingTech 
Chicago, IL
 
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Hey everyone, Alex here.

Just signed up and introducing myself, My name is Alex, I would like to thank Mike for the forum and the opportunity to get to know everyone and most importantly expand my knowledge.

Welcome to the forum @AlexHansons. There are plenty of great mentors floating around here who will share a wealth of knowledge.

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cream
Orlando
 
 
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Hi Mike, thanks for the opportunity to learn from this forum. I am new to trading, but I have always wanted to trade. So far the site is great and continue the great work.

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 dwntik5454 
Phoenix,AZ USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Rapid + Ninja
Broker: AMP/CQG
Trading: 6E
 
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Finally after a long 5 years I am making this post to introduce myself on the forum.
I've been trading on and off for 15 years and I have had my ass handed to me every time I thought I was real smart.
I have made and lost money in the markets but still struggle. I now realize I need to work on myself, watch myself from outside and take responsibility for my actions. I may be a slow learner but I will get there one of these days.
I thank everyone for sharing their knowledge and experience selflessly, and thank you Mike for putting together such a great community.

Attila

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Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
 
 
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Looking forward to picking peoples brains and learning lots. Thanks for the forum Big Dawg!

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 Ahpuch 
Cabedelo+Paraíba/Brasil
 
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Hey everybody, Victor here. I recently got into trading and just felt in love with all the market dynamic and wanna learn more about this amazing world that was just under my nose. I got here thanks to "NO BS day trading" and i hope a learn a lot from everybody.

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jumpingfella
Heidelberg, Germany
 
 
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hi, been trading US equity options with relative success for about 8 years now. considering getting into futures as well.
My main occupation is software development, focus is on Java. So if anybody is looking into implementing robot/algo/etc - give me a shout.

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 Mantrs 
San Jose, CA
 
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My first post! And a little bit of my experience with trading...

In the past, I mean during the hay days of Nasdaq (yes, last 90's) I traded mostly stocks and then moved on to options. When the market was doing well, you could pretty much buy any high growth stock and see it rise and rise some more. Needless to say, all of that was a good ride until the Nasdaq bubble burst and changed my outlook towards trading. Indeed it was a very humbling experience, consequently and reluctantly submitted to professionals to manage investments of stock(s) etc.. Trading account flattened and ego brutally bruised. I only made one promise to myself that I would come back to trading better educated at a later unknown date.

Fast Forward to 2016...

In hindsight, I think it was a good decision to let the professionals manage the money including 401k, because I don't know how good or badly I would have fared during the 2008 meltdown! On the other hand, real estate investments have done well and managed to recover the stock losses suffered during Y2k crash

Changing personal situation and need for added flexibility with time on a daily basis, I realized that it's time for me to come good on my promise made to myself. I had been reading about futures markets (NQ, CL, ES and GC) and made some excellent gains during the last few weeks (I guess it must have been sheer timing) due to the black swan event - Brexit.

Now, I must have run out of new bee luck! Last few weeks have been rough trading CL and ES, so I am back to the drawing board.

I have been researching various products / services i.e paid signals and indicators that can help make money $$'s and soon coming to the assessment that there is no short cut to success (I know success - that's subjective) in this business.

On the bright side, this site has been of immense help towards reaching the above conclusion. The numerous posts and genuine experiences posted by other members have saved me plenty of time and $$'s i.e. without them I may have continued trying to research by enrolling / subscribing to paid services and or products! Based on the reviews, I have shortlisted a few products and services I intend to try over the next few weeks and months. I look forward to sharing my experience with them. Stay tuned..

A genuine thanks to Big Mike and other members of the community for sharing your experiences with various products and services. Any suggestions and advice to hasten the journey is very welcome! Cheers

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 jokertrader 
NYC, NY
 
Experience: Intermediate
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I have been down a similar road and after years of research and trial/error (not as lucky as u in keeping my money) have much more confidence

do reach out if u want to know more

So good luck

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las vegas, usa
 
 
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Good Luck! Mike!

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jwm12
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
 
 
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My name is John, and I am a beginner trader, with a little to no experience, I have lost more than I made, and hoping to learn more about trading, thanks

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KM853
Lubbock, TX, USA
 
 
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Hello,

Kevin here, traded old fashion way in the 80's using Charles Schwab, trading mostly GC in the open out cry pits. I was consistent as long as I was sitting in front of computer, lots of hours, small profits. I then lost subscription to live data and turned my account over to an account manager, who promptly lost me $14,000 in three days. Thought my trading days were over for good, but I have recently opened an account with Ninja Trader and am amazed at all the new toys to play the game with. I am in the process of creating a new trading strategy for myself and have been consumed with that process lately. Look forward to learning anything I can here.

Thank You,
Kevin
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qqqdog
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Hello,

My name is Quinn and I'm a 20 year old college student. I'm studying computer science/engineering and I'm interested in developing my software skills to create trading systems. My goal is to learn enough to quit my future job early and trade full time. I've been sim trading for 6 months now and have seen good results. Excited to check out the forum.

Quinn

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Zerorh
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Hello everyone.

I'm interested in exchanging ideas and methods of trading particularly on my favorite futures: mini SP500, mini Nasdaq and Eurostoxx50.
In my trading I don't use any indicators, except Bollinger bands that I use only as reference for volatility.

In short, my trading is focused on using the Market Profile and Volume Profile to identify Key Levels and scenarios; and analysis of DOM, Order Flow, Footprint to entries & exits. Duration of Trades: between few seconds to 10/15 minutes.

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Gut2000
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Hi everyone,

i was a former forex trader but in my country (Belgium) its now illegal to trade in forex.
I was after 2 years of trading getting proffitable.
Everyday i was learning.
And then Binary options, CFD's and forex was banned in my country.
That was a blow to me because i loved it and ok my acount grew to about 1000€ it wasnt that big but i was compounding and i was dreaming to get a pro in a few years. Not with 1K offcourse but this was me practicing with real money.

I was searching for a new product to trade. Stocks is to expensive (comissions,...) And someone told me about futures.
I am papertrading them now to learn because there are somewhat more things to think about when you are trading them instead of forex.

I am doing good in paper trading and now i am saving up to start live.
I hope to learn from others and maybe i can learn other people some things (who knows )
I have a lot of questions so see you on the forum.

Gunther

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