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spreston
fredericksburg VA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2017
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Just came on board. I am new to forums and still consider myself a beginner trader.
Finally have decided to take the day trading seriously and am concentrating on the emini futures. Using HVN, support and resistance while taking in the internals of tick and advanced/decline line I am improving my trading. I look forward to learning from others and in turn, hope to eventually help others too. Thanks!

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jessesilverssr
LOS ANGELES
 
 
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I don't do much talking, so I will just say that I am a beginer trader and have not as of yet made any money trading binary options. So i would greatly appreciate anyones' help with training materials.

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andersjr82
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
 
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I don't do much talking, so I will just say that I am a beginer trader and have not as of yet made any money trading binary options. So i would greatly appreciate anyones' help with training materials.

In my opinion - and this is just my opinion with nothing to back it up - binary options is a scam and not even worth wasting time or money. I've never traded them, but from what I've heard it is excruciatingly difficult to withdraw your money once you've given it to the "broker." With so much opportunity in futures, stocks, options, forex, etc... my personal thought is that you shouldn't even look at binary options. Anybody have other thoughts or experiences?

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Trader DaveK
Austin TX
 
 
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Hey There,

New to this form, or any form to that matter. Have been working/trading/educating myself on technical trading for five years now. Lost my account many times, chalk that up to education fees.

I have been at Apex futures the whole time and I am now used to their charts. I have two I can use(if I could only use them). a 1 tick momentum bar chart with bid and ask volume, along with a 500 volume bar chart with bid and ask volume.

Thinkorswim doesn't have either of these charts, and I am so pissed and someone or somebody, or my computer, platform, internet, software I just can't be sure which. Now for the last two years I have been ready to again START TRADING, BUT MY CHART CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THE dom. AND EVEN THE DOM STUTERS. sorry for the caps.

I,ve now had the internet CO. here 6 times,(300MB download, & 32 up) New I-7 4790k intel, 16Gig ram, 250SSD evo, navidia gtx750, etc...
3 computer techs, that can't find a problem, Microsoft store can't find a problem, apex futures says its them, they say its them others guys etc. Windows 10 pro, which I hate Microsoft always stealing info infront of what I am doing, and I paid for all of this stuff.

Anyway, you could now call me frustrated Trader DaveK.


Oh, PS I trade only the ES-mini S&P500 every day for the last 5 years.

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toddviking
mankato, minnesota/usa
 
 
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Thanks to Big Mike for the welcome! I have been learning how to trade on/off for past couple of years as time permits. Reading books, learning order types, types of trading, indicator paralysis to no end, etc.

I would classify myself as perhaps what you call stage 2. I have traded live probably 50-60 times without really having a clue. Mainly I would poke and hope on a inverse head and shoulders or break of a flag. Swing trading stocks is what I am focusing on, but longer term position trading may be a better fit for my schedule but perhaps not my personality. I would like to ask 2 questions.

1. Is this the place to be for what I want to do? (swing/position trade stocks) If it is, can someone tell me where to start?

2. I want to trade stocks so would the elite membership be beneficial to me? I know nothing about futures trading.

Thank you very much!

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 simonbb 
Dublin
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Metatrader, Python
Trading: Futures, Forex
 
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Hi Traders,


I'm Simon from Dublin, Ireland and I have been obsessed with trading for at least 10 years now.

My journey started with burning an account. Following that I went into price action, then into harmonic patterns and Elliott wave. I feel like have come full circle in my journey, dabbled in all pieces of the pie, mainly discretionary. More recently, I completed a Trading Diploma course which reinvigorated my passion here in Dublin.

I'm a full-time Software Developer during the day and have over the years attempted automating trading strategies. I was particularly great at curve fitting, mainly due to the fact that I did not know how to build and test correctly. I also believed strategies needed to very complex for them to be successful and I searched for the "holy grail". I got frustrated and turned away numerous times with no success.

In 2016, I took automated trading very seriously and that is were I have focused by effort.

I finished Kevin Daveys book and decided to join the forum.


Thanks,
Simon

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aztrix
Sydney, NSW, Australia
 
 
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I'm a futures L plater and looking to get my P plates, learning to fly

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tefik76
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
 
 
Posts: 2 since Apr 2016
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hello, I am Bahodir, from Tashkent. I am a day trader for 10 years. I am profitable trader. I started learning trading spy, have not seen much of success yet. I am slowly and surely moving towards my goal, which to become consistently profitable trader.

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 rijas 
chennai
 
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Platform: ninja trader
Trading: cl
 
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hello, I am Bahodir, from Tashkent. I am a day trader for 10 years. I am profitable trader. I started learning trading spy, have not seen much of success yet. I am slowly and surely moving towards my goal, which to become consistently profitable trader.

great .. which market you trading did u say ?

im Rijas here . trading nse as well as cme markets .. still trying to become a trader ... very tough indeed

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tefik76
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
 
 
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Hi rijas, I mainly trade Nyse and nasdaq stock markets. And I have actively been tradng spy without much of success. how long have you been trading?

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magzmura
Almaty, Kazakhstan
 
 
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Hi everybody,
I began trading almost 4 years ago. I blew out my accounts a couple times and began trading very small.
After that I approached to breakeven.
I trade only Forex and mainly usd\cad.
Hope to meet good traders who can share their experience of transitioning from breakeven to profitable trader.

Good luck to all,
Murat

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danlabman
Pensacola, Fl
 
 
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I have been trading for about a year and when i started was amazed at how easily I could make money. I seemed to always remember the winning trades while discounting the losing ones as mistakes, bad luck, hit the wrong button. I have lost thousands and am now coming to the realization that i need to curb my trading, only enter a trade that has several good reasons, and to calculate my wins, loses everyday and not act as if the trading platform is a video game. I have had to winning days in a row, and after the weekend hope to make it 3 on monday. I just came upon the website while looking for information. It looks quite large and complicated, hopefully I will learn my way around.

Look forward to participating.

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rp2014
NYC + NY
 
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2016
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Hi Everyone!

Happy New year to you all!

I have been trading now and then for 20 years - stocks and options. One or two trades a week.

I lost my job last year, since then I am full time trying to learn trading ES, almost blew up my account - still in the game. I keep learning every day.

This is a great forum, hoping to learn from you traders!

Cheers
Ricky

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Davidguano
Johannesburg
 
 
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Greetings

Looking forward to learning from this community and contributing, if possible.

I have done some paper and demo-account trading and now planning to go live with a small account in the next month or two.

So, looking to do some fine tuning here!

Thanks.

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snasir
sterling, va usa
 
 
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Hello All,

I have been trading on and off for many years. Every time getting burned.. sinking 1000s into stupid gut feel trades.

Finally back in the game again but this time trading futures. I have been trading ES now for two months. I keep making decisions that are not part of my plan and moving my stop loss consistently. Taking bigger losses and making small gains (eating like a bird and shitting like an eleplant) .

Hope to learn from others and become a consistent trader overtime.

SN

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goldilocks16
zurich
 
 
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Thanks for having me.
I am a trader trying to look for new ideas/thoughts giving mines in exchange. Sentiment is one of the most powerful tools for Investing IMO. I am looking for "sentiments" towards trading and investment strategies.
Thanks!!

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Smix
Frankfurt Hessen Germany
 
 
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Hello Big Mike and Members,


i am now a puuh quick grown up early 40 fuckin time went fast,

i am from germany, tried to trade sometimes, started with papertrading, overtraded, getting grounded, beaten,etc.,

with a lil sum of money, but dont want to quit trading, at first it was just technical indicator trading searching for the

"holy grail", but now i assume, thats its more about psychologe, dont being so greedy and stay more out of the most

of the retail traders, i am from germany and i am hoping to precise my trading in the future, to specialize into big momentum/breakout options trading...different timeframes...from weeklys to monthlys, everything that can move..big..like us..thanks for being here..:-)

Best regards
Smix :-)

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 midlifecrisis 
Calgary
 
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Platform: Interactive Brokers
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Hi Everyone,

I registered a couple of months ago. I recently opened an account at Interactive Brokers because I wanted to trade options for cheaper than where is was at. I've been watching Tasty Trades and tried a few trades, but found that the effort/payoff ratio was pretty high there for finding trades. It's okay for getting a little extra points out of your portfolio return, but didn't seem it was worth the effort.

I read a bit about trading the S&P E-Mini and starting trading that. It really opened my eyes to futures. It really seems like the most efficient way to get a decent income from trading. It's also the most efficient way to lost money as I'm sure you all know. I traded a couple of days, made some gains and thought, hey this is easy. Than had a bad day or two where I lost a lot more money than I had made so far. I was down about 20%. I've tried to diversify a bit in to other contracts. Mainly oil (CL), natural gas (NG), and gold (GC). I have wheat, soybeans and corn on my watchlist but I feel like I don't know enough about those markets yet to trade. I figure by keeping my options open I won't make a bad trade on the S&P E-Mini when I can watch other contracts for better opportunities.

I would like to learn more about what moves those contracts. I learned the hard way about trading CL on Wednesday morning through the EIA inventories release for instance. Later on I thought I had a handle on that, only to find out that API sometimes releases the same information the night before, but only to Reuters subscribers. So the price move I was expecting didn't happen. I know about the Baker Hughes rig count on Mondays. I'm wondering what else I'm missing (obviously OPEC meetings).

I find I made my best gains by trading NG and CL overnight. That avoids the large surprise moves during the NY trading session. Though sometimes (like today) I blow up on a bad (bored) move during the day. I had a bad case of FOMO when I saw NG rising from 3.100 to 3.300 and went long at the turnaround. Oops.

Anyway, that's it for now. Hope to post more.

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 icarusting 
New Haven, CT / USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradestation currently
Trading: Emini
 
Posts: 2 since Dec 2015
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Good to be here Mike - and all.

Been trading since 2003, a hobby trader (IRS terminology), mostly self taught with seminars and webinars and books and hard cold CASH. Still not a dedicated part of my day nor am I consistently profitable. Tough lessons, these.
Scalping now after years of trying swing and position, Pivot and S&R, even some long term attempts.
Seems scalping fits my personality and ability to stay focused.

I know SUCCESS can't happen alone, that emotions trump technicals (at least for me), and that a forum like this is where I need to be. THANK YOU to each of you.

I will be deploying a robot this year, emini S&P, and I have joined this Elite group to continue forward with some support and guidance and experience of others trying to make a living in this sometimes brutal world of trading.

Even as I write this, the market is on another screen reacting to Trump's address - and my platform can't keep up... !
(no surprise).

Looking forward to tomorrow's webinar on the "Advantages and Disadvantages of Dedicated Trading Servers".
I know Amazon has VPN's as does Genesis (Trade Navigator) - but this is all I know at this point.

Will scalp robotically, low daily profit, and, over time, increase lot size to make low daily become livable daily, then outright freedom to retire.

Man's first got to dream, and then put in place the steps toward fulfilling that.
Roger.
Wilco.

High Regards to each of you.

Respect,

John G.

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DCLM300
VALENCIA
 
 
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Hola, Estoy aprendiendo el comercio solo diez meses, y estoy probando para encontrar mi estilo de trading y practicar para encontrar la consistencia, no tengo prisa ya que me gusta el mundo de los mercados financieros.
Espero ir aprendiendo poco a poco y aportando en todo lo que pueda, soy español no se casi ingles así que con el traductor de google me ayudo. Un saludo muchas gracias.


Hello, I am learning the trade only ten months, and I am trying to find my trading style and practice to find consistency, I am not in a hurry since I like the world of financial markets.
I hope to learn little by little and contribute in everything I can, I am Spanish, I do not know English, so I used to help with the Google translator. Greetings, thank you very much. : Stickyman:

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 bearpondtrader 
Concord, NH USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, Sierra Chart
Broker: Infinity
Trading: Crude CL
 
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Welcome


Sent from my iPhone using futures.io

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pajazipi
pozarevac Serbia
 
 
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HI! Greetings for everyone, I'm Zoram, live in Serbia, I try to learn to be a better trader!

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olor369
New Zealand
 
 
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Hello,

I started trading the CL from two years ago and still learning it. Mainly using fib, day count and MA etc.
Hope can learn and be a consistent trader. thanks.

Olor

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Cals
puchong, malaysia
 
 
Posts: 10 since Jan 2017
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Hi All,

I'm Cals from Puchong, Malaysia

Been reading some threads awhile back since last July on futures.io
Have been trading HSI and DAX futures, and just recently my trading mate keeps pointing back to this forum.
So I have been involved in demoing TST recently and may be attempting the combine anytime in a near date.

Wish to learn more about what goes on in futures trading as i found I have no account, so i thought i make one and get myself involved in the community and get some feedback in the process.

If there is anything you need to point out or have an opinion just let me know and thanks all for reading.

Regards
Cals

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aleng
Greece
 
 
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Hi I'm Yannis from Greece.
I used to trade futures with MF Global and their collapse was a shock to me.
I stopped for some years and now I'm back!
I want to start trading with "Futuresonline" and I want your opinions.

Thank you

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 GeorgeW 
London United Kingdom
 
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I don't do much talking, so I will just say that I am a beginer trader and have not as of yet made any money trading binary options. So i would greatly appreciate anyones' help with training materials.

Hello jessesilverssr,

A quote from Anna Coulling about Binary Options: "In addition, you are also trading an instrument with a fixed risk, fixed reward profile which flies in the face of the mathematics of trading returns. Whilst the limited risk aspect of the binary option is very appealing, trading all the time using such an approach is doomed to failure in the longer term." She has a book out called "Binary Options Umasked" which you might want to take a look at. I haven't read it, so can't say how good it is, but I have read her VPA and Forex books, which I found pretty helpful.

I took a brief look Binary Options recently, and came to the same conclusions as Anna. A brief example: Let's say you have a win ratio of 50% and make 4 trades. You risk $100 each time, and the typical return ratio is 75% if you win. You win 2 x $75=$150 on 2 trades and lose 2 x $100=$200 on 2, so you have a net loss of $50. Let's say I trade looking for a minimum return of 4/1 - so I only enter trades if I see a set up for a minimum of 4/1. I also have a win ratio of 50%, risk $100 on each trade with my protective stop, and assume I make an average of 4/1 on my winners. I win 2 x $400(average) = $800, I lose 2 x $100 = $200, net profit $600.

Another quick example. On the night of the US elections, the markets were rising expecting a Hillary Clinton victory. At about 2am EST Donald Trump won Ohio, and the markets realised that the unexpected could happen. Fear set in, and over the next 2 hours the markets plummeted. Let's say you took out a binary option on the ES risking $100 for a 75% return at 2am, betting that the market would be down in 2 hours time. You were right, so you win $75. Another trader trades 1 short position on the ES, using a protective stop at the correct time that risks $100. The ES fell over 100 points in the next 2 hours. That trader trails the market down with their protective stop, and at some point they are stopped out at let's conservatively say 50 points. That's 50 X $50 = $2,500.

Hope this helps, but do some more research. I'm still struggling to be profitable too, but hope to get there soon with some of the great advice offered on this site, especially about discipline.

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rpeter
Oxnard
 
 
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Hi gang,
I go by repete @ Stage 5,@2pete on twitter I am a futures trader, I specialize in NQ and started trading as equities trader in 1998
Blew up my account, oversizing as a day trade in QCOM when either a fmoc or a news event occurred , not even knowing what econ ,news releases were. and no idea why my csco would open higher or lower in the morning, or what futures were.
After sept 11,2001 I took a break from trading until 2009 at the bottom decided to get back involved,

I learned why my equities opened higher or lower even in pre market trading, via the futures index market of derivative,s.
All thing,s that took us to the bottom in 2009 cds, off the book derivatives, cross swaps, ect ect.

I went to chicago and attended seminars , futures trading conventions, and learned the players and how they thought and teached trading.
After going through Linda Raschke, Fari Hamzi, and ton,s of chat rooms, I ended up hearing in a webinar at Fari,s a guy name FT 71, what a name eh.
He has after 7 years has been my mentor along with his Partner Anthony Giacomin and following them from Vancar to Stage 5 trading I have found my home.

I have have a trading coach, and you know what we don't talk about is ? TRADING

This is a game about yourself, learn yourself and you will by default learn the market, Am I a successful trader?

Well I have not blown up my account yet, I and my coach believe if you can not trade a sim account as you would live, you have no business in this business.

Generate a plan, or in my case a hypothesis for your product I generate 3 or 4 each morning, and follow your plan, Take your stops, outliers even in sim account destroy accounts

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Bpob
Liverpool United Kingdom
 
 
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Hello,

I'm a Swiss student in my first year of my master of finance. Got recently interested in futures.
I've been trading for quite some time unsuccessfully with a lot of breaks since I have to study for my exams, I'm mostly interested in short term trading, a few seconds to 1-2 hours.

I'm currently looking for some reliable continuous futures data (tick or 1 minute) on EUREX and CME products in order to do some basic statistical analysis with Matlab so if someone knows where I can get the data at a relatively cheap cost, would be interesting, will be sharing the results of course (or take requests if I'm able to deliver ).

Cheers !

Bpob

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pariah
toronto
 
 
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Good afternoon,

New to the forum, not new to the game. I am hoping to get a few insights from fellow scalpers on the forum.

I've been out of trading side and more on the strategic side as of the last 3 years.

That said, I traded yesterday for the first time in over 3 years. I pulled over 400$ out of the market CL,YM,NQ, mostly CL. My commissions and fees were over 300+$. Ended up with around 60 bucks profit. 70+ trades yesterday.

I'm with a discount broker based out of Cali.

Thanks in advance.

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TradingTom
Munich Germany
 
 
Posts: 32 since Jan 2017
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Hello fellow Traders!

I've been trading Forex for a while and am now getting started on my journey into the world of Futures trading.
Really looking forward to it, learn new things, get a deeper understanding of orderflow / DOM and how to exploit it on the lower timeframes.

Cheers,
Tom

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cErEbRuS
Cincinnati, OH/United States of America
 
 
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Hey futures.io. excited to be here amongst futures friends. I am new to the fund management game but learning fast and have been an amateur academic for years. Looking forward to exploring and absorbing this phenomenal resource. Thanks in advance.

cErEbRuS

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 motika1964 
NC, USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker: Dorman
Trading: ES / CL
 
Posts: 12 since Jan 2017
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Hello everybody, I'm Hector from Dominican Republic, I'm beginner trading futures. I'm here to learn from you and hope some day I can help people not to commit the same erros that I did so far.

Regards from the caribbean
Hector

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 chunkstitch 
Singapore
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: MarketDelta, MetaTrader
Trading: ES
 
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Hello everyone, glad to be part of this forum. I just graduated recently and am now working in an agri-commodity trader. I hope to learn much from the experienced traders here!

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Daxfux
Saranda Albania
 
 
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Hi,

My name is Rene, I am German and living in Albania. I have a few good working futures strategies and would like to automize them. Maybe, I'll find here some good advices?

Cheers,
Rene

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Raz16
Birmingham, AL/US
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2017
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Peace! Call me Rae. I'm from Alabama . I started trading futures a year ago. I don't like losing money so i haven't been getting much experience. I will simply watch the market.
I joined to read others experiences and not make the same mistakes.
Thanks for letting me join.

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 xelatrd 
amsterdam netherlands
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: wave59, MC
Broker: DTN,IB,APN
Trading: ES,CL,Credit Spreads
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2016
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My name is Alessandro and I have been trading on and off in the last few year, not very actively. Like many of you, few years ago, I blow up my account ! I got too confident, reckless but especially I did not follow a plan or better, I change it on the way... That was a very important lesson that I have learnt, I now always follow a plan and pay more attention to risk management, one of the most import part of trading!
I am planning to start day trading now that I have more time (ES, CL) and to be more active in the markets.
Happy trading !

Alessandro

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ralpfio
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
 
 
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Hi Big Mike and all members,

I actually wanted to become a Trader but I think I have become more of a Researcher than a Trader, by that I mean that there is so much to learn and I spend quite a bit of time seeking knowledge, trying out tools, developing my skills and last but not least gaining experience along the way.

Started with Forex, moved to Futures and now exploring Options. I am a familiar with NinjaTrader and also ThinkorSwim but there is so much to learn.

I actually stumbled upon this site in my search to create a new indicator that is required to be used with the NinjaTrader Market Analyser. I am going around in a big circle to find this and enjoying the journey.

Have some background in programming but not in C#. I am now learning how to use the Market Analyzer, Strategy Analyzer and Ninja Script Editor, it is all coming to friction but in slow and steady steps. I hope to learn from all the seniors here,

thanks so much, have a good day.

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Hopefully stumbled upon a gem of a site here. Look forward to participating.

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 Harveys 
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Hi fellow traders.
My name is Harvey.I have been trading many different futures markets over the past 30 years,unsuccessfully.I have made so many comebacks it,s unbelievable.well here we go again.I believe I have a more relaxed and positive approach to what I need to do now,and I do not have to trade if I don,t want to,but I love it.Wish me luck folks


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 FastTrading 
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Thanks Mike, thanks Members. Glad to be a part of the community and glad to be an elite member as I am looking forward to the webinar access which I could not access before. Just importanly I am looking forward to learning (picking up things) from some of the best and seasoned veterans who dealt with all of the hard knocks and still thrive at trading. Also to learn from people like me who are struggling and to read their experiences. Maybe I will have some intelligent things to add during these discussion; what is for sure, I know I will have some experiences of utter non-brilliance that I can share. (I will make sure I do that hopefiully with a humorous touch). Best to all. Speaks soon -Fast Trading

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Hi everyone!

My name is daniel and I've been lurking around here for abit. I finally decided to test my skills with some data analysis!

I'll be as active as possible here!

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Thanks for the welcome Mike. I am a retired scientist and teacher in a biological field who got tired of not making any decent money with my 401K equivalent. So after I retired over a year ago, I converted my fund into an IRA and began dabbling with stocks and options, not really making money, but not losing either, as I had little experience and was a low volume trader. Therefore, most of the last year has been about me learning as much as possible and taking courses and webinars about various markets. Doing so, I realized that my best potential for earnings was likely in the futures markets, and I've been concentrating on learning about that for the last few months. Then I discovered my broker would not allow me to invest in futures in my IRA, so I moved the account to a self-directed IRA that would allow it. Which brought me to this forum, hopefully in a timely manner. I'm wondering if there is anyone in the north central Florida area who would be willing to give me some pointers or if there is a local group of investors that get together regularly that would be willing to help out beginners. Thanks. I will be using Sierra Chart, so any tips on optimizing that platform greatly appreciated as well. Looklng to help others in the future once I get successful.

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Hola from Texas... just here to learn and contribute where I can. I look forward seeing what this forum has to offer.

Russ

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 jproux 
Pretoria, South Africa
 
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Hi

I'm a relatively new trader and still learning like crazy. I haven't joined the Elite group yet but may join soon. I hope to learn from the right people in this forum.

May I ask a question? Are there any good threads on companies that offer funding for traders? I'm aware of TST and MES but would like to research more.

Thanks in advance and looking forward to be more active and learning from you guys

Regards

JP Roux

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Hi, I'm Alberto and I'm new thanks for admitting me. regards

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 kjhosken 
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Hi all. Excited to be here and to contribute. I am still a relative noob to trading. I have blown up my account and am trying to hone my skill set while controlling emotions and the monkey mind before really jumping back in the pool. I am hoping to learn better ways to make trading mechanical. Looking forward to learning from everyone!

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 blackcoupe 
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Thanks to Mike for the forum.

I started with forex trading on EURUSD many years ago and has since moved on to trade CME/Globex futures 6E.

I have learned a lot from BMT (Fusion.IO) over the years and decided to register as a member.

I will also join as Elite Member.

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Hey everyone thanks for letting me join the club. I'm a computer science undergrad and am looking for more information on how to make money within the stock market. I really don't know nothing about it but i hope to learn a lot about it here and share and help others what I've learned. Well see you guys around.

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Hello Big Mike,

My name is Terrell and I have been practicing trading the FOREX market for about 5 months now. I have learned a lot so far and I feel that I am started to grasp a few key concepts to trading. I would consider myself a price action trader with a some emphasis on swing and breakout trades. I really don't feel comfortable using indicators outside of MA's. My hopes is to start a small live account around March of this year to really sink my teeth into the market. I appreciate what you have created with this forum and hope to share my knowledge and experiences once obtained.

Best

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mluka
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Hi all.

I have been spending a lot of time reading about and day-trading futures (in sim mode). After about three years of fairly intensive studying, I'm still not profitable enough to trade the real account. So I keep investing the real account, medium term, and that is profitable.

I feel like I'm learning one essential thing every three months.

But so far, apparently, I have not learned enough of the essential things to be able to day-trade profitably.

My current interests (2016): Viper Trading's approach, PAT$, scalping, trend following, entries.

I don't mind the journey. Actually, liking it. But I sure hope that someday I'll arrive somewhere!

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Hello,
Where to start? Well, I'm currently a high school sophomore trading a retirement account. Given that, and some of the more unfortunate regulations imposed upon IRA's, the account is likely to become a full fledged brokerage account. At the moment, IB is currently my top choice as far as brokers, although that comes from having just after having glanced at online reviews. The reason for the move is because, well, my father is a bit behind on his retirement to say the least and so I needed an instrument with inherent leverage. I would say I'm a fairly good stock picker; I made about 15k before investing in a volatility fund (UVXY) that has since halved the value of my account (lesson learned, although I still say it will make money in the long run and in a big way). I had traded this fund on an intraday basis but never actually gone long, unfortunately, events conspired against me and I found myself long this monster. I'm not out the trade yet because I still believe in my original thesis, but the moment I am, I enter to start trading futures, likely indexes futures. I would say that I have an above average understanding of the VIX, DOW, and the S&P, which I hope will carry over well, especially with the upcoming launch of weekly VIX futures.
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Yo! Clashing, are you still long UVXY?

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Unfortunately yes, I've waited hoping it will bounce back but I no, it never seems to recover so I think I'll sell and take a near 70% lose on Monday...

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Unfortunately yes, I've waited hoping it will bounce back but I no, it never seems to recover so I think I'll sell and take a near 70% lose on Monday...

Alright, let me take a look at it together. I have been trading since the mid-90's so I will give you my 2 cents if you want it. I got a run out to the market and get my late day cup of coffee. My initial motivation to contact you was to make sure you understand these ETNs (the inner workings and how the contracts roll, contango, backwardation, etc.). So let's analyze this together over this medium (this thread). Give me a couple of hours. Remember you always want to live to fight another day. You will be fine, you might take a significant hit but let's look at it together make sure you aren't puking it at the wrong time -FT

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O plz do; I taught myself how to trade and I have exactly no one to talk to so I would some advice from an experienced trader. I

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 FastTrading 
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Unless we get a successive shock of volatility (severe selloff in the S&P 500 very soon) this ETN will just continue its journey south (its contango decay which happens during a market that is not in bear mode). Shocking that shares were trading at 12,000,000 per unit, unbelievable, right (look at 2nd jpeg)? They have been reverse splitting UVXY from its inception. You see the problem here is the product itself: its a 2x ETN which is a derivative of VIX futures contracts and like all futures contract they expire. The managers of this instrument have to continually buy next month's contracts and close out the front month. If you look at the jpegs I did for you, the VIX spend a majority of their time in contango (because markets are spending most their time sideways to moving higher take that in context of this conversation) which means the the further out the months are, the more you have to spend on your volatility insurance. Makes sense, right? Because it's the unknown what could happen starting from now, this point of time so to speak, to 2, 3, 4 months out, 45, 60, 90 days, etc there is possibility of uncertainty ("something could shock the markets in that span of time") so more premium is demanded for the potential risk of that happening. For example April VIX Future contract is trading at 16.35 where the February VIX contract, the most current contract, is trading at 13.85. So if no shocks are happening to the market, the managers of UXVY have to close out the current contract at a lower price for what they paid for it when it was 30 to 45 days out from the date of their original purchase as they paid a premium for volatility protection with the additional time. Sorry if I am repeating myself but i wanted to be thorough. It's this continual rolling of contracts, you are fighting an instrument that will ultimately will most likely go to zero. Hey, its not like we can't go into backwardation (the opposite of contango) which does happen, not often and it is short lived. Now your in case if we get a short term shock (selloff) the UVXY will spike and obviously a good time to unload it in my opinion. I will wait to you respond and we can continue discussion on short term strategy.

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Cheers Big Mike, that actually does makes sense. I am new to this and forums, I will spend more time on learning the correct protocols, etc. A quick question is the content deleted forever or can I use that thread to continue my discussion with Clashing in a new thread? Instead of rewriting some stuff again. Thanks in advance -FT

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 kevv 
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Greetings big mike and all,
My journey has been long and difficult and Expensive...
LoL (sorta).
All my own fault.
No one to blame but me.
Had to stop because my mental state was near to sucking on a gas pipe or some crazy destructive thing.
It got me to do some serious work on my own internals.
it brought me to the point of admitting some bad stuff, biggest thing was plain and simple I was a drug abuser.
Spent lots of time over the years in 12 step programs never really worked for me.
Then found a guy, Jack Trimpey at a place called rational recovery.
That some how turned the lights on for me and have been clean for over a year now.
The thing about getting clean is not that it will end your worries but exposes the reason for self medicating.
I know there are some who can use drugs or drink and even make money trading but for me this does not work.
So with a clear head ( not that all my issues are solved).
am back at it again.
Working the Combine at Topstep trader.
Goal number one pass a combine.

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sudesh
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Hi this is sudesh and I am into portfolio management and asset management

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 hoppy123 
orlando
 
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Hi i am Steven from Jamaica . Been trading cash forex for 7yrs and looking to do future . I trade es nq gold oil . I mostly day trade .

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DougStewart
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Greetings All!
I'm presently 64. I've wanted to trade futures for a living since I learned about them in high school economics class. Life intervened though.
When I left my most significant career job in 2000 with some funds, I chose a broker to trade for me so I could learn by watching. I’ve read books, attended conferences, etc. The broker lost about half of the account, didn't use stops, before I finally closed the account.
Then I got a Series 3 and worked trying to sell options on futures over the phone, and worked in the back office of the brokerage til 2004. I went bankrupt early in the process.
Still pursued the effort - traded a few options on futures, and put some money in ETF's, but lost money overall. I recently quit what I hope will prove to be my last “day time job”.
Now I’m starting a full-time small business to day-trade emini SP500 futures. I read books about taxes on futures trading & think I have a good outfit selected to help me (Green’s). I will start with approximately $25k. I will manage my cash per Ryan Jones - The Trading Game, Playing by the Numbers to Make Millions. I will subscribe to Barry Taylor’s 3 “better” indicators on emini-watch.com , and use them to help me decide entries and exits. I will use TradeStation as my data feed and broker.
I’m leaning toward purchasing a PC with W10 64 bit from tradingcomputers.com . But, I’m still considering buying an iMac with Parallels to run W10 on it (costs about $1k more…). I just want to avoid troubles with OS upgrading etc. over, say, the next three years.
Overall my strategy is to try to make better than 50% winning trades, and try to win bigger than I lose. I expect that the relatively rapid compounding will grow the account (as opposed to making big winning trades). If I can double my account in 2017, I will consider the beginning of the business a success.

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Hello all....

I started trading Futures about 25 years ago, and like so many others, I blew my account TWICE. I was younger with very little patience and wanted instant profits. Now, I'm much wiser and have learned to stop listening to brokers, and everyone else on the net who says this or that is a sure fire moneymaker.

I'm working with a simulated account for a month now and have a 3K net profit. I listen to what services say, but do my own work before taking a position. I hope to gain some new knowledge from this forum.

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ratratrat
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Hello Everyone.

I found this place to be the most informative place to be for a trader.
Its great to meet you all!

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hi i am john

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 BuStopy 
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I want to thank the great people whom given their time to share their techniques and indicators at F/io. I have made major improvements due to the help offered here.

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I was led to this forum several times through the search engines. After getting awesome information on several occasions, I decided to join/support the forum. I've been trading for 2 years. When I started I figured I'd be retired by now, but it didn't work out that way. Learned out real quick that all the crazy crap that works on Sim usually doesn't work live. Was led astray by a trade room scoundrel. Could have quit after that experience, but realized how much I love watching charts and trading, even while I was struggling. I made the decision that I had no intention of failing at trading. That's when things changed for me. I live by the philosophy, "If it's meant to be, it's up to me."

Look forward to interacting with fellow traders in the future!

Thank you Big Mike for the forum.

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I have been trading stocks for about a year. I am looking into trading futures and hope to learn a few things here

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Hi,
i am from portugal and i do futures for a year now

Glad to have found this forum, looks like it contains a wealth of information that I'm desperately in need of.

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Hi this is sudesh and I am into portfolio management and asset management

Hi Sudesh, are you looking at trading futures? CME products? I haven't looked at anything in India, any points of interest you would like to share? I hope this finds you well -FT

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Hello, I'm new to future trading and would like to learn from experience members here. Glad I found this site.

Thank you.

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864trader
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Hi Mike....I have caught a few of your webinars over the years and do appreciate your integrity.

I traded a few times in the past 20 years, but always needed the cash back to raise a family. I just started again and am planning to take my time instead of rushing in.

My preference is to sell premium, although I am interested in other set-ups like Calendar/Reverse Calendar spreads. My broker is not particularly partial to the calendar spreads, but I am wanting to see what the possibilities might be with them.

Also new to me are the weekly options, which I think makes things even more versatile.

When I get more discretionary time I would like to digest the scalping off the order book....again, I have enjoyed some of the webinars that Mike has provided.

If anyone out there has any insights into Calendar Spreads, I'd appreciate hearing.

As Tom Hanks says in You've Got Mail...."Just call me Joe!"

Thanks,

Joe

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Agiletrader
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Hello all,

I'm from Sweden and I'm new to futures. In the past couple of years I've been mainly trading Stocks and Forex but recently I have paid more attention to futures. I'm a newbie to future and have no experience from it. Looking forward lo learn och share knowledge with you all.

I wish you all a great and profitable 2017!


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Hi everyone, been involved in the trading world since 2001 when electronic trading was a new thing, and decimalization was a disaster for some (and a boon for us). Have been trading mostly cash equity, some futures, and might look at options and fixed income in the future.

Right now getting to grips with R and Python, emotions and semi-manual trading need to go out the window, too much money is lost on early profits and late stops. Learning how to program myself now, because what the programmers pump out is not sufficiently in touch with market reality, and this is the only way it is going to work.

I try not to trade through intermediaries, instead my company has its own brokerage deals on some markets.

"Learning how to program myself now, because what the programmers pump out is not sufficiently in touch with market reality, and this is the only way it is going to work."

Hey Heineken! I highlighted one of your sentences. This is my observation too, (my meager two cents) maybe overly focused on the programming for example and not on the right things with respect to finding profitable trades.

You mentioned your company secures its own brokerage deals, etc. Do you mind elaborating on that so I am 100% on that. Does your company provide services to the public? Thanks in advance -FastTrading

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 Lazarus1 
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Hello everyone
I have been trading on and off since 2001.
I have been lurking here for over 800 days. So I have
Read over and over the benefits of having a journal
And would like to start one here. I really enjoy the attitude
Of people on this forum and their candor!
I have lost consistently the past 14 years until
Last year . I intend to craft a realistic trading plan
Here and one that fits me. You guys inspire me!
I have lost more sleep than I care to admit reading journal s
And looking at charts here

Thanks

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lacatrade
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Hi,
I have been trading since 2012,live in Hungary.
Had big wins, and big losses..Still searching the way, to be consistent in profits.
I know, there sholuld be more systems, which are lead to profit....
Recently I'm trying to use the rangebar charts.
I 'll follow your thoughts, and promise, if I find a good system, I'll share with you all.
Thanks!

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literati
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I traded first stocks then futures back mid 1980s, got slammed in 87 crash. took long hiatus.
Did stocks & their options early 2000s. Then another long hiatus.
Last 2 years back to stocks & options but lately got sucked into NG 3x ETNs.
Decided its time to get serious & relearn futures.
I gotta say, my historic timing makes me sometimes feel like I'm cursed.

This is a great resource. Things sure have changed since I started!
One constant is fear & greed with abysmally biased financial reporting.

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zag2107
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Hello everyone,

I have been researching and exploring trading using NT primary instrument CL. I have some market experience from my time working in an oil trading company where I had my first job as an analyst. However no trading experience. I have an interest for price aution trading, volume analysis and scalping. I'm short sighted in my strategies. I have been practicing on market replay and will be doing so for the time being.

Thanks,

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 patrader65 
Boston MA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT, TOS
Trading: ES, CL
 
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Hello everyone,

Newbie ES trader here from Boston.

My journey started about a little over 2.5 years back when I started wondering what stocks are. After a brief stint with stocks and swing trading in the first year, I stumbled upon Price Action, Futures and Al Brooks.

Then after 6 months of paper trading, I have been trading live for about a year now. I day trade the ES (5 min chart) Al Brooks style 2 or 3 days per week.

It has been a heck of journey so far. Al Brooks, Mark Douglas and Josh Waitzkin (Art of learning) have been lighting my path. I believe Patience, Mastery of one technique and a probabilistic mindset are a must to stay in this business. I strive to execute better every single session.

I am here to collaborate with my own experience and learn from experienced traders as I look forward to scale up and elevate my trading in the coming years.

Cheers.

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Northernlimit
Toronto Canada
 
 
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I have been trading futures for 40+ years; starting at 16 with some summer money I saved, then professionally to various bank desks including global head trader, then to hedge funds as an algo developer / execution desk, then to prop shops. I have traded everything from options, futures, equities, rates.

Happy to be here to share and learn.

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Northernlimit
Toronto Canada
 
 
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Automating my trades has been one of the biggest changes in my life. Sometimes I would enter a trade too late, exit too early. Now that I've automated my trading style it's allowed for me to not be emotionally connected to the trade and free more time up on my hands. I still have to make slight tweaks and adjustments with automated trading but for the most part it's fairly simplistic. So if I'm at the gym or sleep or dinner the platform I use will still take the trades for me without me sitting there monitoring it all day long. Also help me trade more than one market at a time. I can trade any amount of markets (Budget willing) at the same time which is pretty awesome.

I don't know if everyone here still manually trades (which I still do a little bit) or even have looked into automated trading structures. NOT ROBOTS. But actually plugging your brain into the software and the software working as you.

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I'm running a lot of my grey box stuff on spreadsheets, and I'd love to automate, but I'm not a programmer. I'm looking at the website and this looks very interesting.

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 rijas 
chennai
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja trader
Trading: cl
 
Posts: 11 since Mar 2016
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How this auto trading possible? Do u put large stop loss?

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OrderFlow
Melbourne + Australia
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2017
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Professional FX trader who finds FX so difficult and much randomish compared to Futures and Stocks.

Volume is King

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jasonp111
london, England
 
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2013
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I have been trading futures around 10 years now and still consider myself a newbie in this ever changing world. I develop and trade systems. Manual trading is just not for me. I just cant handle the downs, but I am happy about letting an algo I have developed to loose money of my behalf

I am now using machine learning to help develop with really promising results but time will tell

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coskinas
Eugene, OR
 
 
Posts: 2 since Jul 2016
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Hi everyone,

I am glad to stumble upon this forum. I have been searching for a forum where I can learn from other traders. It's been quite a journey for me in terms of trading. I started swing trading equities back in 2012 and lost quite a bit of money. Then I moved on to trading options because it didn't require much capital. I lost a lot of money because I didn't know what I was doing.

Then, I went back to trading equities but this time, day trading. Boy oh boy...what a ride. Again not knowing much about what I was doing resulting in big losses. I blew up my account so many time. Then, I got sick of trading and quit for a while. Thankfully, I work full time and so I was able to re-build my trading capital.

I was determined to find a mentor who knows what he/she is doing. I finally found one and learned from him for a few months. Now that I'm older and wiser, my main goal is first and foremost capital preservation. Second, of course make some profits. I am more patient and more selective in my trades. I feel OK even if I don't make a trade that day.

Anyway, I am sure I will be learning a lot from other more experienced traders here. I am looking forward to that.


Cheers,
coskinas

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marco55
italia-lazio
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2017
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Hello everyone!

My name is marco
I focus on the futures and forex markets
My strategy basically uses

I'm glad to be part of this community and I hope to learn a lot and also contribute back with some useful information.

Greetings!

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 paigow 
hamilton ontario canada
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: sierra
Trading: e-mini
 
Posts: 14 since Feb 2017
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not sure how all of this works
looks like an interesting site
anyone heard of been to Ace Trades?

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 paigow 
hamilton ontario canada
 
Experience: Intermediate
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I have been trading futures for 40+ years; starting at 16 with some summer money I saved, then professionally to various bank desks including global head trader, then to hedge funds as an algo developer / execution desk, then to prop shops. I have traded everything from options, futures, equities, rates.

Happy to be here to share and learn.

Hi There

It would be great to chat with you.

I live near Toronto and chatting by phone would be great.

paigow

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Dismal Logic
Washington D.C., USA
 
 
Posts: 2 since Feb 2017
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Hi Everyone,

Enjoying the site so far. I have some experience trading stocks/etfs, but I am new to futures trading. In the short term, I have one goal:

1) Don't lose all my money

According to what I've read, that's easier said than done and the odds are against me. I guess that's a long term goal too.

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 IJET Trader 
West Palm Beach FL USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT
Trading: CL
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2017
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Good afternoon traders,

Just a quick note to say "hi" to the group. I'm relatively new to the craft (1+ year) and looking forward to learn and share with everybody here.

- Jack

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johnv
Great Falls, MT USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2017
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Hi,
Just introducing myself- Trading is completely new to me. Look forward to trading multiple products eventually. Glad to be a part of this forum

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 achoo58 
buffalo grove, Illinois/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Trading: Emini ES
 
Posts: 6 since Feb 2017
Thanks: 4 given, 10 received

I have been trading Index options full time for the last 3 years and have been profitable enough to quit my full time job. However, like many I spent 10+ years losing money before I became unemotional in my trading and learned good money management skills. But it was certainly a long and painful process. I am looking forward to learning how to day trade using futures and add that to my skill set

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iwanjon
Indonesia
 
 
Posts: 10 since Apr 2015
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Hi Everybody,

Long time silent reader and finally decided to post this introduction.
Learned a lot from so many knowledge here and certainly help my own trading.

Thank you Mike and everybody.

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 4evryng 
Midland, TX/USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: ES, NQ, CL, GC
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2017
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I am a new trader and mainly sim trade at this time. A little about me and what I do. I currently run two companies. One is very time and labor intense and the other not so much. I am a hard worker and don't mind spending the time and effort required to learn how to trade, although I can not trade full time as of yet. It would be my goal to transition out of the time consuming company and trade full time within six months to a year. So, I am here to learn.

Thanks for this resource.

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NMhopeful
Clovis NM/USA
 
 
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Hello, Terry from NM here, just starting out, hopefully can learn some important information so steer me away from pitfalls.

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johnson4730
San Diego California/USA
 
 
Posts: 2 since Feb 2017
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I have seen this site while searching for knowledge a few times and decided to join today. I am strictly a technical trader and looking to learn a lot more. Trying to separate money from emotions.

Legs, support/resistance and momentum are where I am focused at the moment.

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 bewi1005 
Berlin Berlin/Germany
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Trading: Emini
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2017
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already trading more than 3 years but still not consistently making money. Now currently in SIM in order to stabilize my trading. Hoping to get some valuable information here in order to work on my consistency and discipline. Looking forward to get in contact with you guys!

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 rijas 
chennai
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja trader
Trading: cl
 
Posts: 11 since Mar 2016
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Already trading for the last 5 years . Just recently im focused on. Without any Idea ive trading. Just like a gambler . Still i am struggling to learn some strategy so that i can win .
Im losing and losing . But i wont give up. Ill one day will win .
If any one would share where i need to dig this beautiful forum to get some info about more about volume profile and MP. God will surely will blessing to them .

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Excalibur
Canterbury, UK
 
 
Posts: 4 since Feb 2017
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I have been trading on a part-time basis for four years and am developing my craft. Like most people I have learnt from some of my mistakes - and find new mistakes instead. Looking forward to learning and developing/improving my win/lose ratio.

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pihadave
Auckland, New Zealand
 
 
Posts: 37 since Feb 2017
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Hello all!

I recently joined so thought I'd introduce myself.

I recently became consistently profitable in FX and also trade commodities. I've grown a weird passion for commodities for some reason so tend to be heading down that road at the moment.

I'm a swing/value trader and tend to hold my positions for a few days, maybe a week or two. Currently learning more of the fundamental side as I want to catch those big runners.

Got tipped off about this site by someone on another forum. Looking forward to some good chats!

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 Dhaaland 
Calgary Alberta
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninja trader
Trading: Crude and E-mini financials
 
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I am a new trader looking to go after this as full time as possible as soon as possible. I've been paper trading pretty intensively for the past couple of months and yeah blew up accounts, but that's the whole point of trading with paper money first right? anyhoo my quest to learn as much as possible about this and to learn how to trade successfully on any day in any kind of market has led me here.

So While still being wet behind the ears I've learned enough of the jargon to be dangerous to myself, and enough to begin to be dangerous to my own wallet if I were so foolish as to go live online right now. I'm gonna be asking all of you all kinds of annoying and bothersome questions about stop placement and profit target ATM's and how to fine tune darn near every indicator and guage under the sun I'm sure, so I can have a reliable, reasonably consistent work day where I come in make a dozen or so trades through the day and walk away with a decent daily predictable result from my careful and prudent efforts.

I'm using the Ninja trader 7 platform and have a reasonably fast computer with 3, 27 inch monitors. Currently I'm accessing the markets through the Topstep Trader combines to challenge the program for a funded account. in my first couple of days of trading on NT7 I forgot to keep the super DOMs set to sim101 and blew up my account so I'll have to revisit that after I've done some pretty intensive trading college here with you guys.

Looking forward to meeting all of you over time.

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