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Scary to here this story. It is good you have the courage to share and willingness to heed direction. As I beginner myself, I wonder what you attribute your losses to. Did you have a plan or did you just enter on whims, for instance?

It mostly was basic TA and Gut feel.

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hi everyone

I come from Taiwan , a futures broker .

use multicharts to trade.



thanx

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 brandonv80 
Fairfield, CA/USA
 
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Hi everyone!

I am very new to the idea of futures trading, but would love to become successful at it. I have limited ideas on where to start. After reading a lot online and even throughout this forum, I am trying to avoid getting suckered into trading systems that are a waste of time and money. I am here to learn as much as I can!

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new here
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tia

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Hi Guys

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Hi everyone,

I trade mostly US treasuries and am waiting for the FOMC meeting to be over. Ran across this forum so decided to sign up. Looks like a good place to trade ideas.

See you on the forums.

Sandal

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 ChartNinja 
Denver CO
 
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Impressive social trading forum ya got here! Time does not usually allow me to use social media much but when I do I hope to explore the site more. Great place for learning and sharing. Nice work Mike.

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New here, need to study more and read more

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New here, need to study more and read more

This might be helpful. Here[here][/https://medium.com/@johnlarsen_38718/do-this-one-thing-everyday-before-you-trade-and-reduce-losses-by-25-666e3c66ab3]



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Javiergu
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Hello Mike .


Thank you for this forum ,

I am new to trade , i am from Colombia , basically i am on the process to learn and willing to invest , so far I am ready about the basic concepts , and looking for more books to read or tutorial in order to keep learning

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Hello Mike,
I am happy to be part of the community, I am a novice but learning more everyday want to come up with a scalping system to make some 10 -15 pips or ticks and close ... especially in the Eastern session... if another trader here is doing that on Futures or currencies please contact me. I look forward to being an active member of the community! Happy trading
Leo2

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Hello guys,


Here's my story.
I was introduced to trading by an old friend of mine back in 1999. It was during my university studies. And I was doing some business with small stuff. Mostly selling and buying things. I had saved some money, and the studies started to take a whole deal of energy and time, so I decided to stop with my business in order to concentrate on my studies more.

That's when this friend of mine came in the picture. He suggested that I would "invest" my money in stocks. I went like, what are those?
I didn't knew anything at all about the markets and how things worked. Anyway, he told me to read one of those daily financial newspaper and come back to him a week later. And so I did.

Now you see this dude, had a huge ego, and when I asked him to explain how things were working he just said that he will tell me one day. But for now, he instructed me on how to open an account and later ask him for some tip.

I opened an account and started to "hang on his door" in order to get my tip. On the first tip he gave me, I doubled (I was trading warrants) my money! Man, I thought I had found true alchemy. Remember guys this was back in 1999. I don't know if you guys were in this business back then but we had the IT bubble back then. It was crazy. There were stocks that were introduced in the markets today and one week later they increased their value with 700% or more.

So I started to make big money. In the mean time, I was starting to wonder how this guy was doing all this. So I asked him. But because of his big ego, he refused to tell me. I guess he liked that I was depending on him, it helped his ego to feel valuable.

Anyway, time went by, I started to throw myself into the markets and do money on my own. It was crazy. It took me about six month to four double my portfolio, and about four month to loose it all.

It took me about one year to understand that I had made money without having the slightest idea of what I was doing. I managed to blow up one more account shortly after.

But you see, something in me didn't just let me give up. It's been said that out of hundred people, about 75% surrenders after the first hindrance. After the second one there are only left about 10%, eventually you have about 1-5% that refuses to let go. Call it, stupidity, stubbornness, obsession, goal orientation. I believe it's a mixture all of these crazy factors.

And that's where I was, amoung those 1-5% that refused to give up.
You see trading is such a wonderful thing, because it gives you freedom and independence. At least that's what all people believe that doesn't know anything about real trading. It's the worlds freaking hardest job. But yes, we have to recognize that, it really rewards you with all that, when you've done it all the way.

So, back to my story. I managed to blow up one more account again. And that's when I got tired. Tired of loosing money. Unfortunately that's not gone hold you back from loosing them . But it's a big step , in the right direction.

By that time, I had managed to learn about technical analysis, and about indicators.

It's been said, that a trader goes through four phases.

1. Being unconsciously incompetent. That's when you don't know anything about the markets. Unfortunately most people get in the markets, on the last wave of a bull market. Like me, that's why I was able to four double my account, and that's why that old friend of mine, nailed almost every tip he gave me. The only thing required is to be in the markets. Everything is going up.

2.Consciously incompetent. That's when you've realised that making money in the markets has nothing to do with buying low and sell it higher. So you start learning technical analysis. But you still loose money.

3. Consciously competent. If you haven't given up by now. You have started to gain experience. You can read the markets and feel the pulse. You're discovering that there are more advanced things that you can use;Indicators. But unfortunately you still lose money.

4. Unconsciously competent. That's the zone guys. That's where you've managed to put all the pieces together. You've been through it all. You've learned to master yourself, and you've done such a great job, that you're trading without forcing yourself to do it. You're relaxed, and all the pieces, are there. Think of the way you guys drive your cars. You don't think of it, you just do it, and it turns out perfect.

Today I'm flirting with number 4, and my goal is to make it fully and to remain there.

I went here, because I finally understood that trading had to do everything with me. So after blowing up those accounts, and because of my stubbornness, I started to understand that the answers are not in those other parts. I started to study the brain, and how it functions.
This is odd, in a way. We all have one, and it's our controll panel, but we're not spending much time at all learning how it works. We cary it around above our shoulders, and that's it.
After studying the brain, and a lot of psychology, trading psychology, clinical psychology, you name it. The answers were still not there. And where the answers stops and you can't go further, you have to pass over to the spiritual realm.

That's when I finally started to get the answers. Please, understand me right. My approach has absolutely nothing to do with religion, faith or something in that direction. But simply with the mind, and it's implementation particularly in life. Unfortunately the mind is not standing on it's own scientific column yet. But it is there, it is there in your own life, and especially in trading, in the markets. Have you ever thought about it?
Have you ever thought that the markets are moved by a collective mind. And when you feel the pulse of the markets, you're doing that because you tap into that collective mind?

So that's my story more or less, I believe that, the most important approach to trading is mental. And it has everything to do with your mind, and what lies in there.

Trade well, and may the Trend Gods be with you all!
/George



Hi George...
The "collective mind"is called institutional traders...
they don't care about the individual trades or their stops ... an attractive price is all they look for and place their huge orders... that moves the market. So if you have a system to know when they want to move the market ... it would be nothing less than the holy grail. It was nice reading your post... cheers!
Leo

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 grahamja 
London United Kingdom
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hello Mike,
I am happy to be part of the community, I am a novice but learning more everyday want to come up with a scalping system to make some 10 -15 pips or ticks and close ... especially in the Eastern session... if another trader here is doing that on Futures or currencies please contact me. I look forward to being an active member of the community! Happy trading
Leo2

Hi Leo,

Welcome to futures.io. You will find a considerable amount of help and support within the community. If in doubt ask for help and you will be given sound advice from the community.

For your information - I have been trading for 18 months and I am now in a good place with trading the right products (Futures - US Treasuries, Eurex products and emini ES) and using the right tools (Jigsaw daytradr).

All the best,
James

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 rmassip 
Barcelona
 
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Trading: FDAX
 
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Hi guys,
I am still new, my trading is based on price and volume, in scalping timeframe of 1min, looking for the tests in volume peaks. I am interested in learning systemic / algorithmic trading, where here I hope to learn a lot.
Thanks for your contributions to the forum!
regards

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rajab
westhills california US
 
 
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HELLO
I love this site. Lots to learn.
Babak

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 JoshWashington 
San Francisco, CA, USA
 
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Trading: ES, CL, GC, NG
 
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I am looking forward to being a part of your trading community

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chakspin
Panama city, Panama
 
 
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Hi,
I am an intermediate trader. I am located in Panama city, Panama.
I like this site.

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 yeskannan 
memphis, TN usa
 
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Hi,

I am an Instrumentation Engineer and later became Software Analyst and am always interested in learning new things. I
believe that one should never stop learning. As many traders people here, I have gone through all the pain for the last 18 months and am lucky to have stumbled upon this site.

I hope to learn more and wish I to share any nice things I learn.

All the best to everybody!
/ yeskannan

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New York. NY USA
 
 
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Hi Leo,



Welcome to futures.io. You will find a considerable amount of help and support within the community. If in doubt ask for help and you will be given sound advice from the community.



For your information - I have been trading for 18 months and I am now in a good place with trading the right products (Futures - US Treasuries, Eurex products and emini ES) and using the right tools (Jigsaw daytradr).



All the best,

James



Hi James,
Thanks for the kind reply, so I would like to see if you can help me... my trading results are not consistent and I am still Sim-trading on trade station..jigsaw indicator... how does that work ? I am trying to get some system going to trade after hours here in US and eastern session almost always beats me.
I like ES, US interest rate products like treasury notes and Gold, Crude oil and currency futures! Whatever presents an opportunity.. I would like to learn from you if that's ok!
Thanks again and I look forward to learning more!
Sincerely
Leo

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 Tunatrader 
Long Beach MS, USA
 
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Hi everyone...I've been lurking in the forum for awhile and finally decided to become member. I trade Futures, Forex and Nadex, primarily using price action and volume.

Rainer

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 grahamja 
London United Kingdom
 
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Hi James,
Thanks for the kind reply, so I would like to see if you can help me... my trading results are not consistent and I am still Sim-trading on trade station..jigsaw indicator... how does that work ? I am trying to get some system going to trade after hours here in US and eastern session almost always beats me.
I like ES, US interest rate products like treasury notes and Gold, Crude oil and currency futures! Whatever presents an opportunity.. I would like to learn from you if that's ok!
Thanks again and I look forward to learning more!
Sincerely
Leo

Leo,

My trading style is to scalp the markets using the Depth of Market (DOM) / Price Ladder. Jigsaw provides a standalone system (daytradr) or as a Jigsaw DOM add-in to other Trading apps (e.g. Ninja). I suggest you take a look at Jigsaw's website https://www.jigsawtrading.com/ for more information.

As a new trader you need to take ownership of your full end to end trading process. From the broker you use, the tools you use (e.g. Charts/Indicators, Market Profile, Price Ladders / DOM etc), trading style (e.g. scalper vs swing etc), products and timezones. At the beginning it's best you study only one or two markets - to get to understand the ebb flow of the market and it's nuances throughout the day's trading.

For after hours trading in the US. The ES Globex trades differently to the ES Pit session. It's best you choose a product that trades nicely during the Eastern session and study that market before you switch to live trading. I don't trade the Eastern session but trade the UK Open for Eurex products (e.g. Eurostoxx).

Just take one step at a time and be patient with pulling your trading process together.

James

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 babasolai 
Chennai + india
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader, Market delta
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Hi guys. I am active trader. learning market profile n order flow.

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 babasolai 
Chennai + india
 
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Hi everyone!

Hi guys. This is solai. I am active trader in nifty and stock future. learning market profile n order flow.

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Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
Experience: Beginner
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Hello all,

Guess it's time for a short introduction - I have been a member now for over a year, only lurking.

I live in The Netherlands and am currently working as a contractor (IT, mostly SAP). In the process of studying, practicing and writing a business plan to start full-time trading (somewhere next year).

Trading with NinjaTrader, using price action and geometric patterns, on futures (6E/CL/DX/FDAX/NG).

Happy trading and all the best!

Andrť

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 Theones2000 
StraŖbourg France
 
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Hi everyone,

i come from Germany. I trade 2 years and i love it. sry for my poor english :-)

greetings :-)

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ftame
London England
 
 
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Hi all,
I come from Italy but currently I am living in London
I am a futures trader since two years, I discover this passion during my studies in Finance.
It has been a long and tough journey and the best is yet to come
My Strategies are based on market and volume profile.
I found Future.io a great community to improve my knowledge and share my passion.

Trade well,
Best to all!

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Hong Kong, China
 
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Hi everyone,

I have been trading stocks and forex for more than 10 years, but am relatively new to futures and options. I love trading for its challenges, and of course for the money and freedom too!

I'm eager to learn more about futures trading from this great community.

Happy trading!

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 Lineinput 
Vienna Austria
 
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Trading: dax
 
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Hi Guys!

I am Stephan from Austria and try to learn trading since 3 months. I am mostly interested at trading the dax and hope to find people and information helping me to improve my trading.

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 roadahead 
Dubai UAE
 
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Greetings to everyone!

Initially I'm the former USSRian, currently live and work in Dubai.
Got to Futures.io from some elitetrader link.
Got interest in trading in 2003 (this is when all that FOREX scams started to appear in my place when I heard about trading itself), met a couple traders in USA, but never traded live account as never felt to be on a right track. Had strong believe it was impossible to trade as a single trader, but this last year totally changed my mind and I rethought my attitude to trading. Now I'm sure it's possible, but subject to...
What I like about trading - you can rely only on yourself, you have to discover and remove your own limitations (fears. anxiety etc..), ability to work from any place on Earth (this part I like most).
Currently in the stage of educating myself.
This is my first introduction in internet life. Just felt futures.io to be a proper community to deal with.
Found a great materials in this forum and like local atmosphere.

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toronto ontario
 
 
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Hi Everyone,

I've been in Capital markets for nearly 17 years. I worked for one of the largest banks for over 13 years in Capital Markets. I started my own investment company in 2012. I've been a student of the markets for decades.

The number 1 lesson I could impart on anyone no matter your trading style, is Risk Management. If you can Perfect your ability to control your losses, you will be successful.

My twitter feed: twitter.com/mandeeptoronto
Occasionally i'll post a trade, my thoughts regarding Central Banks (the hand holding the markets), or Canadian/USA politics.



-z

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Leo,



My trading style is to scalp the markets using the Depth of Market (DOM) / Price Ladder. Jigsaw provides a standalone system (daytradr) or as a Jigsaw DOM add-in to other Trading apps (e.g. Ninja). I suggest you take a look at Jigsaw's website https://www.jigsawtrading.com/ for more information.



As a new trader you need to take ownership of your full end to end trading process. From the broker you use, the tools you use (e.g. Charts/Indicators, Market Profile, Price Ladders / DOM etc), trading style (e.g. scalper vs swing etc), products and timezones. At the beginning it's best you study only one or two markets - to get to understand the ebb flow of the market and it's nuances throughout the day's trading.



For after hours trading in the US. The ES Globex trades differently to the ES Pit session. It's best you choose a product that trades nicely during the Eastern session and study that market before you switch to live trading. I don't trade the Eastern session but trade the UK Open for Eurex products (e.g. Eurostoxx).



Just take one step at a time and be patient with pulling your trading process together.



James



Hi James,
I appreciate your valuable input and thank you for the pointers, I will start looking into development of my trade plan that is suitable to me and the jigsaw trading and will keep you posted with my progress.
Leo

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 grahamja 
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Hi guys. I am active trader. learning market profile n order flow.

Welcome to futures.io. You will find a considerable amount of help and support within the community. If in doubt ask for help and you will be given sound advice from the community.

For your information - I have been trading for 18 months and I am now in a good place with trading the right products (Futures - US Treasuries, Eurex products and emini ES) and using the right tools (Jigsaw's standalone Order Flow Tools daytradr - https://www.jigsawtrading.com/).


James

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 grahamja 
London United Kingdom
 
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Hi guys,
I am still new, my trading is based on price and volume, in scalping timeframe of 1min, looking for the tests in volume peaks. I am interested in learning systemic / algorithmic trading, where here I hope to learn a lot.
Thanks for your contributions to the forum!
regards

Welcome to futures.io. You will find a considerable amount of help and support within the community. If in doubt ask for help and you will be given sound advice from the community.

For your information - I have been trading for 18 months and I am now in a good place with trading the right products (Futures - US Treasuries, Eurex products and emini ES) and using the right tools (Jigsaw's standalone Order Flow Tools "daytradr") https://www.jigsawtrading.com/).

To learn more about volume - I suggest you refer to Jigsaw's Order Flow Tools


All the best,
James

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Dallas, TX
 
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Been trading for a few years. I have a fulltime job so right now just trading for the fun of it. Hopefully be able to trade full time some day soon. Looking forward to learning from this group here.

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 aprilnparker 
San Diego
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hi Everyone,

I have been learning about trading the last 5 years. However, I wasn't in a financial position to risk money until this year. Once I realized that I have a passion for trading, seeing patterns and a lot of self discipline I started shifting my entire life around just to get to the point of having no debt and a saved pool of money to start my trading. I opened my live account a few weeks ago so I can enjoy the live data steam on Tradingview. I haven't traded the account yet as I am still testing out my system. In several weeks, once I am crystal clear that I know my system inside and out and the best market conditions for it, I plan to start trading live. I am sure some people may understand that even though I haven't made any money trading yet the fact that I can participate without having the burden of "need" around trading is the biggest accomplishment I have achieved so far. I am so grateful to even be able to trade at this point. It's been a long journey to get here and I am looking forward to the next phase.

I have been a member of futures.io for almost a year now but haven't introduced myself. I felt I wasn't ready to participate in a community yet but now I feel it is the right time to start sharing my knowledge, learn more from others and hopefully help others from what I have learned.

Cheers!
April

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 mistafista 
Shelby Twp, MI
 
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IT and Networks were my hats for 15yrs

Been trading full time for 8mths now

lots of things learned and enjoying the ride so far

happy to be here and hope to contribute something to someone someday :P

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 itrader46 
Manchester, UK
 
Experience: Beginner
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Hello everybody.
I have been trading on-and-off for a while now, both futures (I have completed Amplify Trading's course) and spot forex, without much success. I am still learning and I hope to crack this game one day.

Question: for the ones who are familiar with CQG's charts, they have a few different continuation modes (rolling at contract expiration, rolling at volume traded, closing price equalization) each giving slightly different prices, especially closer to the present time.

That will pose a bit of an issue, when trading today on levels established a few years back. Can you please clear this up for me, as I think it would be nice to trade off levels everybody else looks at, as opposed to levels that only I think they are significant. This is where Amplify's training fell short, unfortunately.

Thank you

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 Traderjohnsblog 
Tampa florida usa
 
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Hello,

I had a similar issue when I moved from spot forex to futures. I could not get the roll over of the contracts to do so in a way that made levels work. I ended up loading data fir each contract backtesting tgat then loading the next contract. I think this is what you were saying?

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 danchami 
dubai UAE
 
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Hi all,

been on the forum for about 2 years, lurking around soaking knowledge.. I hail from Australia and currently living in Dubai / UAE. Mostly interested in futures and options on futures / equities.

Using Ninjatrader for charting and have been using different setups based on harmonic trading.

In fact I was so interested in it, I have brushed up on my programming and ported mkHarmonics indicator from NT7 to NT8 if anyone is interested in it.

good luck to you all, and look forward to learning more.

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 gxzhou128 
Dallas
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, TradeStation
Trading: Emini ES
 
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I started trading 10 years ago, loved futures and forex. I have a full time job as a programmer and trading is my part time hobby. I did program and back testing on tradstation, and I am moving to ninja right now. If I can trade well, may move my career to this area.

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Bosier
Colorado Springs, CO
 
 
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Greetings!

I started trading with Bright Trading in Fall of 2007. I was mentored by my dad who was a floor trader in the OEX pit on the CBOE for 20 years or so. After retiring from the pit, he did some at-home trading with Bright for quite a while, and I joined in after getting divorced and wanting a way to live a flexible life so I could raise my daughter.

I've had many ups and downs and have lived through and experienced a lot of different markets. I was basically a full time stock trader for about 6 years, but eventually started having problems and giving it all back. Basically, if I was consistent with my discipline, I would do ok. But as I had other personal problems in my life, I would try to trade through them which of course is never good.

I took a couple years off but was always mad that I never did get my system automated and allow the discipline to help my success. I turned to the futures about a year ago and have been trying to develop the code for my system. First I was on Ninja, with Apex Futures, and I was able to get it dialed in the way I wanted. But then I switched over to their ApexTrader platform, and I have had problems translating the code over to Easy Language. It's relatively close, but not quite what I want. So I'm glad to start the process of trying to find help through this forum. It's my goal to be able to go back to full-time trading, but mostly just monitor my system while I watch and do research on other trading ideas and markets. I currently trade the ES minis, and that's it. But I think I'd like to trade the NQ minis and WTI crude as well, at some point.

I'm glad to help others, too, if I can.

Cheers,
Bo Parsons
Colorado Springs, CO

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 blacksq 
New york NY
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT8
Broker: NT8
Trading: Crude CL, Emini ES, Gold GC
 
Posts: 6 since Mar 2016
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Hey Guys,

I've been trading on and off for almost 4 years. Traded options for last 2 years and now trading only futures.

/ES /CL / GC are my most traded futures. Currently not working since I'm making much more trading.
My account is relatively small, started with 9.4k only. Make around 400-600 on good days. On bad days losing 1.5k (usually after 3-4 days of straight gains). Need to become more disciplined and cut loses faster. Little bit lagging on the psychological part. But profitable so far, for last 2 years at least.

Currently trying to get into algorithmic trading. Hope we will support each other to grow more.

Best luck old sports

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 paps 
SF Bay Area + CA/US
 
Experience: None
Platform: TS, TOS, Ninja(Analytics)
Trading: NQ CL, ES when volatile mrkts
 
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welcome all !!...and especially if you are Elite...you have some amazing stuff to follow. All threads are great.....but depending on your style...there are awesome Tape threads...Scalper threads. Also a thread on the Spoos. There are some awesome prep threads to get the am trading off such as DTs

If asked with a sincere and learning and humble mind...you will see an overwhelming response to your questions.

Wish you only the best in the journey

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letstrade
Chandler AZ
 
 
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Hi All,

Been trading full time, sometimes successful, since 2008. Found this site again, for a friend about to buy an indicator, and found a good set of reviews here. Figured time to chime in. I was an IT guy, so lots of code experience, and have been chasing the elusive 'system' since first catching the bug. Have written lots of indis and strategies, mostly inn EasyLanguage on TradeStation, but mostly learned 'what DOESNT work'

Heard of Mike, went to Ecuador last year, but failed to find him and buy him a cerveza! Figured I'd better get in here and say Hi. B-Day of forum was the bottom of the 08-09 crash, which, while managed by 'Professionals' lost 84% of my net worth. I knew nothing, just a buy & hold citizen, and did THE Cardinal mistake. Flatted in NOV 08, hardening the losses.

If I had done nothing, would be Eire now, but until ya know, "Ya dont even know, what ya dont know..." (thx Dad)

So, I look forward to reading here, seeing what I can add... I paid for some classes, never made back those tuitions, but been keeping the bills paid, almost every day the market has been open, scalping the ES.

Time to turn it up!

Thx

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 DavidHP 
Legendary Market Wizard
New Orleans, La (Mardi Gras City)
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: Ninjatrader / Optimus Futures / AmpFutures
Trading: ES / 6E / 6B / CL
 
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Hi everyone...I've been lurking in the forum for awhile and finally decided to become member. I trade Futures, Forex and Nadex, primarily using price action and volume.

Rainer

Welcome.
I'm just a few miles from you in Louisiana.
Glad to see some new faces

Any questions, just ask.

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 Dario90 
Sydney
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: CQG
Trading: Bond Futures
 
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for this great forum.
I started off trading my own fx account and now work for a prop shop trading most of the Aussie curve, as well as the back end of the US curve. I also dabble in fx and will throw the occasional emini trade on when I feel like losing money.


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 maker 
Denver, CO
 
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Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Eminis
 
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Hello,

This forum is a great resource. I'm looking forward to being a part of it and gaining more knowledge from it.

I've been trading for 10 years. Five years professionally as a commodities trader for the man. I'm now breaking out on my own.

I trade to make money and because I enjoy the challenge. Focusing on automated strategies using NinjaTrader.

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 webradio 
Hamburg, Germany
 
Experience: None
Platform: MetaTrader, Multicharts
Trading: FX
 
Posts: 43 since Sep 2016
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Hi there,

and thank you for maintaining this lively cooperative community. It's time to introduce myself after beeing a long time in mostly read-only mode.

I'm a software engineer working full-time for the food industry, I enjoy my job and it pays well, too. I'd need to be a fairly good and well funded trader to match this income. I'm not going to leave this safe harbour completely by my own will. I'm all about hard skills like process control, business intelligence, computer science, DSP, statistics, machine learning. The "softest" ones are writing clean code and maybe gathering user requirements.

Trading attracts me as a source of freedom. I never had any get-rich-quickly illusions. I'm used to diligent learning and hope for, as a reward, some profits from trading to boost my ego during what might be an off-the-shelf midlife-crisis. Further purposes are diversifying my income sources, gaining some soft skills and curing my often too complicated thinking and overly strong loss aversion thwarting me in different aspects.

I spent lot of time exercising in programming my own and others' indicators and systems and I currently believe that it is out of my reach to program something that would generate a non-neglectable income from a relatively small account without my constant supervision. I just see no opportunity for time saving there. At most, smart alerts and exits (e.g. for leaving my desk for a snack) are feasible candidates for automating.

I enjoy reading good books written by subject matter experts, like those by Bob Volman, Ernest P. Chan, Jaekle and Tomasini, Ralph Vince, John F. Ehlers. Or Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman if I'm on vacation.

So given are: GMT+1 time-zone, a job not allowing part-time or having a "weekend" midweek, an account size currently below 10k and a belief that paper trading cannot give me more necessary skills than e.g. books could. I'm seeking instrument(s)+timeframe+time of day for a sensible trader career start. Couple of hours time daily and a few trades a week would be perfect. No doubt, one could trade some micro contracts on weekly bars - my concern is that the learning phase would take ages then. Correct me if I'm talking nonsense...

Cheers and enjoy the weekend

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Pchez
phoenix arizona usa
 
 
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Hello all. Newbie here

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 Boo YA Shocka 
detroit, MI
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: NinjaTrader Brokerage
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I have been trading for about 8 years now. last 3 profitably Mostly trade TL (RTY), EMD and NQ

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 AtuttoGAZ 
Tuscany,Italy
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Multicharts
Trading: ES, CL, FDAX
 
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Hi all,

I am a theoretical physicist and later became a full time trader, about 5 years ago. I monstly trade european indices; sometimes ES, 6E, CL

All the best to everybody!

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 xplorer 
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London UK
 
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Hi all,

I am a theoretical physicist and later became a full time trader, about 5 years ago. I monstly trade european indices; sometimes ES, 6E, CL

All the best to everybody!

Hi AtuttoGAZ, welcome.

Do you find that your scientific background has helped your trading? Just curious.

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 Traderjohnsblog 
Tampa florida usa
 
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Hello everyone,

I have been on the forum for awhile. I just upgraded my membership. Inwould have done it sooner if I haf realized what I get for the uograde.

I am an avid futures trader and realestate investor and I occasionally write about both. You can read some of my stuff here

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 Pragmatic 
Moscow/Russia
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: CL/RB/NQ/6E
 
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Hello everyone!

I have registered in 2015, since then have read almost everything in free section, was planning to become Elite member for a long time already.
Now it's time to upgrade my membership!

This forum is a great resource. I have learned a lot from it.
I would like to say thanks to Big Mike and all old squad core members (Fat Tailz, Zondor, Cory, Gomi, etc).
I'm looking forward to being a part of it and gaining more knowledge from it.

As for myself, I've been trading for 2 years already.
Trading half time now, but thinking to switch to full time soon.
Trading CL/RB/NQ/6E in semi-automated mode.

I'm hoping to learn more about neural-network trading and advanced automated strategies using NinjaTrader.

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 AtuttoGAZ 
Tuscany,Italy
 
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Hi AtuttoGAZ, welcome.

Do you find that your scientific background has helped your trading? Just curious.

Yep!
At Pisa Univ. (Physics dept.) econophysics course was available (probably it is still available). But you can draw fully from courses like Fourier analysis, condensated matter, theory of quantum (and non-quantum) gases and quantum field theory in general.
If memory serves, a professor of structure of matter (I don't remember his name becuase I wasn't in his class) had a collaboration with Soc. Generale. So Physics dept. at the Univ. of Pisa has a quite good tradition of relationship between Finance and Physics.
Being a high energy theoretical physicist (leptons, quarks, gauge and non-gauge bosons, string theory and so on), I 'see' the chart as a 'wave' rather than as a 'gas'. So Fourier, Mandelbrot (fractal geometry) and obviously quantum field theory are three pillars of my recipe for trading.
I think the most important lesson my background every day teaches me is: the importance of time when you trade futures (but also stocks). Probably I am writing trivial words. In the end a trader has got only three information items: price, volume (or # of contracts) and time! Everything else (like indicators) is son of those three numbers.
Here, but on the internet in general, there are traders with a much longer than me experience but rarely I read the importance of time as a tool for trading.

My two cents
Greetings

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bb903
hong kong
 
 
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Great to meet u all here, trading is difficult as there are too too many to learn, i trade oil gold currency futures at night after off from the day time job, its really tired physically however when u stick to one thing experience gained a bit day by day, performance improved, i hope to learn more technically & mentally & one day i can share mines.

Thank u mike & u all compose this great site~

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 xaverr 
Hamburg Germany
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader MetaTrader
Trading: Forex
 
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Hi all,

I started trading stocks back in 2012, then got into forex. At first I was focusing on indicators and smaller time frames. That was possible when I was still in unisversity. I am trading higher timeframes now, to see money flow and also due to having a full time job. I registered with futures.io back in Sept 2015 and explored the free section. I wanted to become an elite member back then but moved into other fields of research like price action, wave theory and C and Python. Now I feel ready to delve more into futures.io.


Best
xaver

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 4eggs 
Kalmar Sweden
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Trading: Crude CL
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2016
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Hi to you all,
I'm a long time trader in stocks and forex, now looking at getting into systematic futures trading and also futures options (discretionary). Planning to use Tradestation, at least for the systematic part.
Happy trading!

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 Means 
New York City /USA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: futures
 
Posts: 6 since Jul 2017
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Hi All, I am a futures trader primarily focusing on CL and NQ markets.
I am here to collaborate and learn from trading community.

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 Stickum 
Los Angeles CA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Trading: Emini ES
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2016
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Hello to all you great posters and fellow traders. I have been more of an options and equities swing trader until recently with mixed results for a few years now. I am fairly new to intraday trading futures but it is something that I wish to improve and focus on.

Right now I am mostly learning about and applying market profile concepts. I use TOS for my charting/studies as well as Sierra Chart / Infinity Futures. I value communities like this one and have learned a lot from reading the many experienced traders here who post and share such quality wisdom. I thank Mike for such a useful and potent venue. I look forward to posting more as I feel I have more to contribute.

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 Gauranga 
Gainesville
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Think or Swim
Broker: Etrade
Trading: Emini ES and Micro ES
 
Posts: 3 since Oct 2017
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Hi, I have never traded futures but want to learn. My trading as been almost exclusively based on futures, namely, the ETNs UGAZ and DGAZ. I happened upon this site when I was researching a trading program. I would like to learn how to trade the e-mini. I know NOTHING. Plan to spend a few days/weeks looking around before I go Elite. It really seems like the best value for the money, and even more value than what it costs.

Would anybody like to recommend any good books on futures and the e-mini for a total newb.

Looking forward to getting to know y'all.

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 kentrg 
Orlando, Florida USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ThinkOrSwim
Trading: ES, GC, Currency
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2017
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Hi Everyone,
I was first introduced to the market when I worked for the RR and used to layover in Chicago during the day. I got to know some of the passengers that worked at the market and was invited over to be on the floor nd watch the action right from the trading desk. It was interesting to say the least. I started trading more aggressively in the late 80's and eventually went more into stocks and then options because of the leverage. I've been out for a while but am getting back into it. I always enjoy the learning process!!!

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 Valdon 
atlanta/usa
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Trading: emini ES
 
Posts: 1 since May 2017
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Hi Everyone,

I am a complete newbie to Futures trading. Have been trying to do research on Google for a Futures trading course which is not overwhelming for newbies..returned too many results.

Looking forward to learning Futures trading here.

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mcpehrsonb
staten island
 
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
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enjoy reading from fellow traders thanks for invite

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 seattle7 
Seattle, WA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation + Bookmap
Trading: ES only
 
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Thank you for your invitation.

I began trading futures in 1983, primarily SP, which I've followed on and off ever since, although more recently with ES and NQ. Around 1990, I forwent all indicators, which turned out to have been a good decision for me. I use a combination of price patterns, volume, and correlated markets for making very short-term trades, typically no longer than 10-20 minutes, and have not been in the market overnight for over 20 years. I've attached a photo of my trading partner/advisor.

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fantasy
Bari, Italy
 
 
Posts: 5 since Oct 2017
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Hi guys,

I am a complete newbie to Futures trading too! But I hope to learn a lot of things from this wonderful forum!

Thanks in advance!

Bye

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leonpie7
chicago, il usa
 
 
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It's hard to contribute to the forum when your treading water and can't seem to get ahead. What has helped for me is to trade judiciously and not be itching to trade. Don't give in to FOMO!
Lee

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 markbb10 
Morristown NJ USA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja 8
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 101 since Aug 2012
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Hello All,

I have been trading futures full time for about 3 years and feel comfortable with my method primarily using volume profile and auction imbalances.

There is always more to learn and I have referred to futures.io many times over the years for help and advice. Looking forward to becoming more active in the community

Mark

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Renasha
Pretoria South Africa
 
 
Posts: 2 since Sep 2017
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Hallo all
I joined a couple of weeks ago but havenít done any posting very shy and new to trading.
Iíve been working for big corporates for the last letís just say many years 😊.
The last company I worked for decided it was time to down scale and I decided to apply for the voluntary retrenchment, which I got. So, my boyfriend has been ďtrainingĒ me/teaching me everything he knows about trading. When the voluntary retrenchments were offered I already knew a little bit about trading, liked it and decided I can make it my next career move. I know it is difficult and it is going to take a lot of hard work to make it work. Therefore, Iím extremely grateful for sites like futures.io and some of the others where we found some training docs and videos.
Iíve been playing on a SIM account for about 2 months now. Last week I started using the DOM before that I tried charts. I found the DOM easier to read. My boyfriend then suggested I do the training drills. Oh, my word, that was crazy that is all I did this week, my first week as self-employed. Luckily, I have a SIM account else I would be in a really big financial crisis right now. BUT the drills are fantastic I learnt so much. Iíve been keeping a journal and noting all my lessons that Iíve learnt. I just read through all of it and decided to share a bit about myself. Thatís all for now.

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Dark Punk
San Jose
 
 
Posts: 1 since Sep 2017
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Hi all,

I'm a beginner trader.
I was quite a bit lost when trading. For now, I'm trying my best to learn the best technique to master the art of trading .

And I hope I could share any good trading arts as well learning from other members in this helpful blog.

Thanks for accepting me.

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 AsAboveSoBelow 
Roma Italy
 
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i am an old man trader.
This forum is very beatiful.

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tidetrader
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Hello to futures traders, I'm new in here and hope this blog is what Big Mike envisions it to be because I feel I share the same vision....I love to trade, I love being a trader, but most of all I love and respect the truth...Trading is not easy but it can be simple, especially with the help of others...I remember asking a trader psychologist once why she picked traders brains?...she replied; "because there are no other people like traders on the planet"...she went on to say that we don't need phD's or a degree in astrophysics, but it does require a specialized set of skills most of which are specific to the individual trader...with that being said, I can only hope that my opinions may help others and that others may help me in my journey to continued success in trading...Happy hunting...

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Hi all!

I am a member here since Feb 2017 and started to learn DayTrading in September 2014 by attending the Master in Trading course of the Ontwaakte Trading University of Chris Boon. Chris Boon is a Dutch Trader and Trainer, but mainly a very good Trader. He learned me how to develop my own trading system, risk management, position sizing and traders psychology.
It took me a lot of chart time, research, decision making etc. to get to the point where I am today.

In July I joined the Journal Competition and I ended in the Top 3. Joining that competition helped me a lot to get myself through a difficult phase in my trading 'career' because I was at a point that I wanted to quit.
My biggest challenge is keeping trading simple and be very good in executing of my trading plan.
For those who like to see how I trade:

Happy Trading and trade with Grace, Ease and Joy!

Hanneke

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Hello guys,


Here's my story.
I was introduced to trading by an old friend of mine back in 1999. It was during my university studies. And I was doing some business with small stuff. Mostly selling and buying things. I had saved some money, and the studies started to take a whole deal of energy and time, so I decided to stop with my business in order to concentrate on my studies more.

/George

I enjoyed this story George. How are you doing now all these years later? I
I started trading on spreadbetting and long investment positions about 7 years ago while I was also running my own company. I loved it however I did not have the time to work intraday trading spread betting but was more comfortable taking long investment positions - knowing what I didnt know in order to be successful at day trading.

Trained with a great prop firm over a year ago and decided to go full time intraday trading. Using CGQ and a great broker I did pretty good. I was really enjoying trading and executing on the charts, but still had a lot to learn. Aggressively reading all books that I could find or that people mentioned were great for certain aspects of trading. Far beyond Reminiscence of a stock operator. The main thing is, is that I enjoyed and was trained to take position trades intraday, no overnights.
After taking a 40% drawdown over 3 days, I came home and applied to a very reputable prop firm, did an interview, a test and got an offer. Now I am looking forward to learning a great deal more and improving sustainably.

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Hi all,
I have been taking investment positions for about 8 years and doing good. In 2016 I decided to leave an industry I did very well in starting a few companies and get trained properly in intraday trading.
Training was very good from a reputable firm not a get rich quick shop.
Didnt manage to stay on with that firm as the focus was not to create traders for the firm but more just provide good education.
My results were good in training on live and sim trading, so I decided to take 15k of my own and start out with CGQ Futures pro for charts and data and execution with RJ O'Brien as my brokers.
I was trained to read charts, do great technical analysis on the charts and with a heavy focus on fundamentals. So I would say I am 50/50 technicals fundamentals trader.
After about 3 months I had maintained a 1.7 sharpe ratio, 54% win rate and was taking in about 1k/1.5k a week.
Then it happened- the inevitable drawdown. I did something stupid and had an opinion on oil over an opec announcement to the 9 months cuts. I was on holidays at the time and decided to get out the laptop and trade the event. It was stupid on so many levels, but the main ones were that A: I was off my game been away, so in a different state of mind, not reading the news enough, not tuned in enough, and B: I took an opinion on the direction WTI would move on the back of certain announcements.
Anyways, the drawdown was 40% of my book.

So I brushed this off and when I got home from holidays I applied to 3 prop firms. I got an offer from 1 that wasnt great on splits and commitment and got an interview with the other. After 1 interview and 1 simple math, stats probability tet I got an offer from this very reputable prop firm. Definitely not a mill or arcade.

So now I am a trainee and loving it. However I am faced with learning to execute on the ladder and scalp. only use charts for reference. The emphasis is on scalping and not on positions.
I am not sure how to approach this change other than have an open mind and enjoy learning about scalping and ladders.
Is there anyone out there who had moved from position trader to ladders? That change of how to look at the market?
Thanks all.

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Hello Ive been a subscriber to Big Mike/Futuresio for a long long time...periodically reading posts, mostly to check out thoughts/reviews of vendors. Finally said to myself, why am I not checking in with others on this site? I started about 8 years ago, buying expensive software and taking their training. From there I went from guru to guru, spending more money. Learning a few things but mostly just getting churned and burned. My journey has taken many twists and turns. Blown up accounts. Live trade. Sim trade. Study. Live Trade. Sim Trade. Ive refined my trading over the years. Taken a little from here and added a little from there and added to my own experiences. Presently I am a live trader, working a small account and trying to carve out a profit each and every day. It's tough as hell. The threat of ego driven incorrect trades placed or stops moved is ever present. Vigilance, focus, discipline, adherence to a rule sheet, trade execution. Margins in futures may be great but the error margin is tiny. I trade mostly NQ and EMD. I follow the ES, CL and YM....looking for any other traders that would like to team up in some fashion either thru email or skype to see if we can make each other better traders.

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Hello Ive been a subscriber to Big Mike/Futuresio for a long long time...periodically reading posts, mostly to check out thoughts/reviews of vendors. Finally said to myself, why am I not checking in with others on this site? I started about 8 years ago, buying expensive software and taking their training. From there I went from guru to guru, spending more money. Learning a few things but mostly just getting churned and burned. My journey has taken many twists and turns. Blown up accounts. Live trade. Sim trade. Study. Live Trade. Sim Trade. Ive refined my trading over the years. Taken a little from here and added a little from there and added to my own experiences. Presently I am a live trader, working a small account and trying to carve out a profit each and every day. It's tough as hell. The threat of ego driven incorrect trades placed or stops moved is ever present. Vigilance, focus, discipline, adherence to a rule sheet, trade execution. Margins in futures may be great but the error margin is tiny. I trade mostly NQ and EMD. I follow the ES, CL and YM....looking for any other traders that would like to team up in some fashion either thru email or skype to see if we can make each other better traders.

Hello I have been following Ron's and myrride's postings for a while. Great educational tools. I am looking for to trade full time and would like to hear from those who do it full time. what is your work day like? and how do you stream line vigilance, focus, discipline while adhering to your rule sheet.
Thank Bob

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starts early in morning two hours before the open
take a look at the indexes and instruments you will follow that day...mark up levels
Daily, hourly, 15 minute
Each to their own. My chart during the day is 15 minute for overall
I use two minute and five minute then for entry areas and reactions off the prescribed levels
From there I use two different size Renko charts to pinpoint entry.
For indicators I use MACD and an oscillator on the renko charts. On the Minute charts no indicators, except for
a peak at moving averages

the indictors are confirmations, not creators of trades. There has to be a directional bias created by levels.

levels are created by previous price points, fibs, channels, etc


I look for a move out of an area in my selected direction...a pullback and then an entry. I dont take the first move.
I want the trend confirm, then a pullback within the trend and look for resumption for entry..second wave attack

as for focus......it's up to the individual. Quiet time, if not some sort of meditation before trading helps. And during trading, elimination of outside stimuli such as smartphone, tv, email. Sounds easy but when the market just sits for ten minutes, checking in on what's the latest thing Trump said or who is playing who tonite can get the better of you.

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Good Afternoon all

The best way to introduce myself is to share my LinkedIn Profile

linkedin.com/in/eli-weiss-90aa01141

Been around the block more than just few times.

Drove few account to a Complete $0.

I like to trade the ES and the NQ but did try the Currencies Gold and Oil few times just to get the kick of it.

Like most of us I try to show that I am smarter than the market
That did not happened in the last 30 something years I am trying and frankly just the opposite.

This is in a few words "who I am"

Respectfully,
EMWL

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Hi all,

I started trading years back just buying stocks and wishing they would go up. I then discovered options and futures and obviously blew up much more than I had saved in very little time.

After spending 1000's of hours reading, analyzing and testing, I have found that PriceAction trading suits me best. I like most to trade ES and Dax futures. Although consistently profitable, I do still have a day job besides trading but the plan is to build enough of a buffer to focus full time on trading and live comfortably.

Thanks to Big Mike for hosting such a great forum.

Cheers

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Hey everyone!

I'm searching on info on algo trading with NinjaTrader and TradeStation, that is how I found this forum. I will select one of them but I am having trouble making up my mind. I will be trading the Emini ES exclusively using algos. I'm an experienced programmer so no problem using new programming languages.

The primary areas that will influence my decision is the speed and quality of data feeds, breath of information available in the data feed, speed and quality of execution.

Have been an investor since 1998, now I will move some of my funds into short term trading activities.

Looking forward to good discussions!

Cheers
/H

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Hey all,

Iíve been lurking for awhile but figured itís about time I get more active here.

First off, huge thanks to Big Mike for this forum and the webinars!

Iíve been trading for about 1.5-2 years. Focusing mostly on fixed income and ES futures this year. Iíve also been dabbling in the Russell recently to get acquainted with a thinner market.

I have a day job running a boutique software development consultancy but work from home so am able to trade throughout the day as well. Iím most active around the open though since thatís when Iím able to focus on just trading.

I live in Brooklyn, NY with my fiancť and basset hound. Iím originally from a small town in Alabama. I travel a lot for work and fun. Enjoy expensive coffee and cheap whiskey.

Thatís about it, Iíll see you around the forums!


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Hello futures.io

I have been investing in stocks for almost two years now. I met a forex trader who wanted to help me make money faster than with stocks through his forex signals. I was making money but then lost all the profit and then some due to not having a stop loss in the trade. This left me upset and with a desire to be part of a trading community with the goal in mind to help develop the skills of traders such as myself. I also would like to learn how to trade some financial instruments on a short term basis. I'm somewhat successful trading stocks on a long term basis but would like to have the benefit of profitting on a short term basis.

It is my hope that this forum can help me achieve the two stated goals of being part of a trading community that I can feel comfortable with and to learn to trade financial instrument(s) on a short term basis.

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Hello everyone here in the Futures.io family. I'm new to trading and came across your site through Google. Now that I'm a member, I find that most of my searches for information lead me right back to here. This tells me that this forum has some of the most knowledgeable and involved members around. Again I thank you all for sharing great information and I hope as I grow stronger in this subject matter I'll be able to give back what's being given to me. Again Thank you all.

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Hello all I am new to the site and trying to find the right education the proper way from real experienced people not from so called classes.

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Hello guys, well I'm new here. I would really like to get into futures trading and I'm currently doing my homework trying to find a decent broker, platform and data feed which present itself both as difficult and unsatisfactory. But with the help of this forum I'll likely find answers to some of my questions.

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Hello! I am just now saying Hi but I have been lurking. Nice site you have here, Mike.

Mike

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Hi everyone, been lurking and learning a while, hopefully can contribute to the conversation. Great forum Mike!

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Hi All.

Just saying hello.

Joined this site some while ago. Every now and then I return to have a quick look. I only joined to have a poke around and see what people are saying. But be truthful I am very surprised how different this community is to other blogs out there. It is quite refreshingÖ

I am an amateur trader. Initially started on the LSE with very poor results. The LSE is one market I cannot get my head around. So I moved to the Forex. I have tried numerous techniques with charts and an array of indicators. The whole time not making money but also not losing money. It seems my entry points are not the best. I appear to enter a trade at the wrong time, but I am able to exit a trade when the market goes against me so I donít end up losing my trading capital.

So I've started looking at order flow. Iíve downloaded some of the Jigsaw tools, watch there webinars which in turn brought me to this site. So the plan is to learn how to use order flow which will then help me with entry points. Watch this space?

I do hope in the very near future I can give something back...

Best regards to everyone.

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I see the thread, but then dont see how to download... no link leads me to download? help? computer challenged.

thanks,
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About to start swing trading for the first time, in a partnership with my brother. I am an experienced passive investor, which does not in any way equip me for Trading!

We are planning to execute our strategy this week. The basics of our strategy is to choose a set of stocks to long and a set to short, with the aim of staying as delta neutral as poss.
Feels like it is a crazy investing world out there, so looking forward to reading, learning and sharing experience with you all!

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Hi all,
My name is Artur, from Poland.
Starting in futures trading, hope to finde here a lot interesting materials to improve my trading.
Most focused on Dax and E-mini.

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Hi everybody over here!

Just a newbie willing to learn and enjoy while on my way to become a better trader

Thanks Big Mike for the forum, it's awesome.

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Hello all,

I'm here to learn from you guys as well as put in the work needed to be successful. I've recently blown up two accounts and trying to get control of my emotions as a trader. I would like to learn more about algorithmic trading or auto trading. I know there are successful automated strategies out there and I would like to find a few that work well for me with my small account size. Trading these markets it seems is a hazard for me so far. I could really use some suggestions of strategies that truly work in the future as well as back testing.

Currently I am using tradestation to trade and just now learning easy language to program some trade strategies. I haven't found one that works though.

Thank you,
Jonathan

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Hi everybody over here!

Just a newbie willing to learn and enjoy while on my way to become a better trader

Thanks Big Mike for the forum, it's awesome.

Welcome Beth, Don't quit your day job, as we musicians used to say.
It can be hilly path. Many good teachers in the videos.
If nothing else, I've learned a bit teaching from some of them. Aeolian

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Hello All. I usually just lurk but this forum is so great i thought i should start posting!

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How many of you start to look out for forums and youtube videos on trading after blowing up accounts and throwing money at BS educational trading programs?

I did all of that.

Hello everyone, I am from Singapore! Thank you BMT for making this possible.

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seattle wa. usa
 
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Hi All
Been trading about a year or two .
Trying to improve my trading , also wanting to learn to use a new platform sierra charts.
I have never been involved with a forum like this . have been able to avoid big trading losses but can not seem to hang on to my gains , sometimes find the trend sell to soon etc .
Thank you every one for all the information
Tom

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 Means 
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hi everyone
i am doing simulated trading around for 1 year. i have develop my own trading Edge and able to produce a lot of profit in simulated account. My personal advise to any new trader is to spend a lot of time analyzing historical charts. just pick any stock or any market and start analyzing daily chart then analyze 240m. 60, 30m, 15m, 5m, and finally 2 or 1 m charts. i personally suggest you to analyze "SPY" Chart or "ES" Chart. The purpose is to see where u find yourself comfortable predicting potential moves. Learn market profile or foot print chart and DON'T use any indicator because they dont help in your learning stage.

if you really want to use an indicator then here are some good ones.
VWAP, MACD, EMA

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