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Llhdallas
Dallas Texas
 
 
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HI, my name is Les and I trade primarily ETF's. I am a technical trader only having learned the hard way what emotion can do to my trades. Glad to be here. Looking for info on coding ThinkOrSwim scripts also.

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Henrywl
Kowloon Hong Kong
 
 
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Hi Everyone, I am new here .. Mainly doing trade in CL and GC... futures.. hope to share ideas here... Thx

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heraclitus
Tokyo, Japan
 
 
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Thanks for letting me in. I've been a swing trader and long-term investor for a few years now. Started with buying and holding Vanguard and iShares etfs but soon got into trend following and momentum swing trading, mostly geographical (country) etfs. My appetite for risk has grown and currently my portfolio is about 20% invested in very high risk instruments like XIV and leveraged equity etfs, both long and short. It's all swing trading with a variety of indicators. Got more and more interested in commodities and futures and am looking to somehow diversify my portfolio in this direction. Long-term I'm looking to get into positional and day trading but I'm only beginning to study this now.

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 paps 
SF Bay Area + CA/US
 
Experience: None
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hi there,
I'm aussie, been trading and loosing money for a 10+ years now, thought I would finally join up

welcome !!. Hope you find yr way thru this.

Not to water down...but rather have realistic expectation...all the effort will only be yours.
Am sure you will be able to look into many good threads on the site & ask questions. people on the forum generally and liberally out pour ideas.....but it will be unto you to decide if you find value in them or rather can you use any of it.

there was a very good post by @artemiso today though you may get answers everything needs to be tested/validated by you. anyone can be bs's'ing on the net.

cheers n best

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 FourArrows 
Phoenix, AZ USA
 
Experience: None
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Trading: Emini ES, Currency
 
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I'm Brett from Phoenix, AZ. I'm a recovering "buy and hold" investor, and have developed a common condition of new traders... "the paralysis of analysis." I've kicked the tires to more "methods" than I care to admit, and have somehow managed not to part with my capital by falling for the many scammer charlatan "educators" out there. I've recently attended a couple of "trading seminars" (see also: infomercials), and at one was introduced to the idea of "trading futures." I stumbled upon this forum, and alas, my journey here begins. Happy to be here.

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ujangfx
Seremban Malaysia
 
 
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Hello, I'm new on here, .I am fulltime trader since 2010

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whats1thingnow
Whistler, BC
 
 
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traded a bit before and then took a long break...

now i'm back and i'm glad my account here still works!

nice to meet you all will ask questions and contribute as much as i can! thanks!

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aliawats12
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My name is Lacher and I am a disabled veteran iith a brain injury and don't know how long I might have my job at the full time rate so I became interested in trading but have had no success to date. But I am willing to learn how to trade successfully to support my income. I have tried on my own and with help on charts but nothing has helped so far. Hope being a part of this community helps . Thank you for letting me join.

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 eferggbd 
Monterey, CA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja, TradeStation
Broker: Ninja
Trading: ES, CL
 
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Hey, I had been doing SPX options for a couple years but moved to ES futures at the beginning of this year. Thankful this community exists!

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 yoloswag 
Konstanz
 
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Hi everyone,

I am young statistics/math graduate working in data science, but I always had a interest in portfolio and risk management.

I got recently introduced to futures.io and I am impressed by the amount of knowledge and great community that I find here.

Thanks for having me!

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 Rrrracer 
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I'm Brett from Phoenix, AZ. I'm a recovering "buy and hold" investor, and have developed a common condition of new traders... "the paralysis of analysis." I've kicked the tires to more "methods" than I care to admit, and have somehow managed not to part with my capital by falling for the many scammer charlatan "educators" out there. I've recently attended a couple of "trading seminars" (see also: infomercials), and at one was introduced to the idea of "trading futures." I stumbled upon this forum, and alas, my journey here begins. Happy to be here.

You've come to the right place. Good call on the elite membership, poke around, check it all out, a wealth of great info and helpful people here.

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woodsan
Toronto Ontario Canada
 
 
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Hi Mike and all

Your intro resonates with me, I'm looking to develop better trading habits and improve my results. I keep coming back from losses to break-even, but need to get to profits. I love communities like this one that are helpful and look forward to learning and sharing.

Thanks for making this place!

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lckamil92
MALAYSIA
 
 
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hye im new here.hope I can join u all.hope someone can share group page or other else about fundamental trading

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 TradeTheLevel 
Yorktown, VA
 
Experience: Intermediate
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hye im new here.hope I can join u all.hope someone can share group page or other else about fundamental trading

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Welcome to futures.io!

I trade fundementals and technicals in my trading. If their is one thing I have learned with fundys is that every expert has opinion. You have to put in your own leg work and develop a bias in trade direction for yourself. I primarily do currencies. If that's a product you trade feel free to msg me or start a thread. I'll send you some links I use for my fundemental research. I honestly believe you have to apply them to learn them.

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 TradeTheLevel 
Yorktown, VA
 
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Hi Mike and all

Your intro resonates with me, I'm looking to develop better trading habits and improve my results. I keep coming back from losses to break-even, but need to get to profits. I love communities like this one that are helpful and look forward to learning and sharing.

Thanks for making this place!

I once read that a breakeven trader is better than the masses. Your also a step away from becoming profitable. It may just be you need to look at your trading and find what your doing correctly and filter the rest out. Maybe a little focus. Whom knows. There are allot of great people here. Welcome to the forum.

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 Vacationer 
Sarasota, Florida
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS, IB, TS
Broker: TD Ameritrade, IB, TS
Trading: ES, NQ, YM, RTY
 
Posts: 26 since Jan 2018
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Hello everyone. I had passion to the markets for a several years, and finally retired and been at it for few years. Haven't had much success in stocks due to the constant surprises from the 5000 plus stocks in the equity markets. Finally last year realized that the futures markets are more of what I would like to work and trade. And spent some time researching the choices available. This looks like an efficient and respectable forum to use, so I hope I will find it as expected. I wish to be able to contribute as much as I will benefit from being on this space. Thanks you to every one in advance. Vacationer, " it is mostly what I like to do, vacationing"

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nan7066
dublin
 
 
Posts: 6 since Jan 2018
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Hello there,

My name is Nan and i am from dublin california. I am interested in learning how to trade futures . If anyone has a skype group where they could add me that would be great.

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sakthiganesh
Coimbatore + Tamilnadu/India
 
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2017
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This is Sakthiganesh from India, nice to see you all

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 xplorer 
Site Moderator
London UK
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: CQG
Broker: S5
Trading: Futures
 
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This is Sakthiganesh from India, nice to see you all

Hi Sakthiganesh, welcome

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rgk29381
Montreal Canada
 
 
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Hi all this is rgk new to this forum.

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Discotrader
Chatham,Ontario,Canada
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2018
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Hey Mike! I am very happy that I came across this forum....my day trading learning begins today! I'm completely new but have made it a goal to be actively trading futures by year's end. I'll take any advice I can to get started on the "right" foot!

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 TradeTheLevel 
Yorktown, VA
 
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Hey Mike! I am very happy that I came across this forum....my day trading learning begins today! I'm completely new but have made it a goal to be actively trading futures by year's end. I'll take any advice I can to get started on the "right" foot!

There's some methods here. Go stop by the journals section and see if anyone else has a style that you like. Ask them some questions. Hopefully you can find something that works for you. We all are differently wired. So the way you trade has to fit you.

See you in the threads.

Rob

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 Rrrracer 
Webinar Host
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Hey Mike! I am very happy that I came across this forum....my day trading learning begins today! I'm completely new but have made it a goal to be actively trading futures by year's end. I'll take any advice I can to get started on the "right" foot!

I like your enthusiasm @TradeTheLevel is correct, without a doubt. It's a long, hard, never ending road. You're at the place where you are most likely to succeed right now because you know nothing. Look around, don't be afraid to ask questions, and best of luck.

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popswatter
Waskom, TX,USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since May 2017
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Hello everyone. Relatively new to the forum. Had to put trading to the side due to work. Learning. Understand this is the place.

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jlsegsan
Madrid
 
 
Posts: 10 since Feb 2018
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This is Jose (jlsegsan user)
After many years trusting in the banks to make some money investing in funds, I have ended up with losses
I want to try my chance by investing on my own. I've read a lot and I think I can get some money by applying not too complicated strategies, mainly based on divergences and some optimizing
My platform is Tradestation, and I am an absolute beginner in Easylanguage ... but I want to try my hand on building these strategies. I guess that everybody is a beginner when we start at anything

My questions will be very basic at first, and very focused on Easylanguage coding, but your answers will mean a lot for me, it will be the difference between being stuck with something for days ... or solving it righta way with the help of experts & kindhearted people

I promise that I will put all my efforts on learning fast and contribute to the community as son as posible
Thank you in advance

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sergioasin
Zaragoza
 
 
Posts: 1 since Apr 2016
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Hola,
Soy nuevo en el foro pero no en esto del trading, unas veces me ha ido bien y otras no, sigo en la pelea, buscando sacar partio a mi dinero.

Saludos

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 planetmoto 
freasno, ca usa
 
Experience: Advanced
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Hola,
Soy nuevo en el foro pero no en esto del trading, unas veces me ha ido bien y otras no, sigo en la pelea, buscando sacar partio a mi dinero.

Saludos

I recommend learning market profile and Volume profile. Para mejorar tus probabilidades en la bolsa

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Robcc
Sydney, NSW, Australia
 
 
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Hi All

Just joined as I'm interested in finding out what all this futures business is all about.

Have been a bit of a student of the markets since early 1990's and have been fulltime trading shares for a couple of years now.

I've noticed a tendency in myself to accumulate too many different shares when things are looking good, and this leads to problems managing exits with a generally sloppy outcome. Thoughts are that adopting an approach aimed at one or very few instruments (such as the SPI200) should tighten up the process and give good continuity with my analysis as well.

So I'm here to explore this area.

Comments welcome.

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Delevon11
's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands
 
 
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Hello Everyone,

I am new in trading. I want to learn. (Sorry for my bad englisch).
There are millions of strategies and I still can't find the right one to feel confertable with.
I am searching for 1 year now and checking websites and youtube and papertrade.
My risk/reward ratio is so bad. I keep on learning in papertrading till I get it right.
Also there are so many indicators but it is all looking in the past.
There are many 'mentors' and they all want money for a not proven strategy.
It is very difficult for a beginner like me to start.
I don't want to blow up my account and I believe it don't have to.
I don't know people who share the same 'dream' to become a professional trader here in the Netherlands.
So I really like this website and I hope to meet the good people where I can learn from.

Thank you everyone

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Yorktown, VA
 
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Hi All

Just joined as I'm interested in finding out what all this futures business is all about.

Have been a bit of a student of the markets since early 1990's and have been fulltime trading shares for a couple of years now.

I've noticed a tendency in myself to accumulate too many different shares when things are looking good, and this leads to problems managing exits with a generally sloppy outcome. Thoughts are that adopting an approach aimed at one or very few instruments (such as the SPI200) should tighten up the process and give good continuity with my analysis as well.

So I'm here to explore this area.

Comments welcome.

Regards
Rob

So overall it sounds like your profitable and just need work on your exits. Did I sum this up correctly?

Maybe starting a journal where you brainstorm your trades could help develop your end game. Just an idea.

Rob

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 poparhon 
Providence, Rhode Island
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ThinkorSwim Metatrader,
Trading: Forex
 
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A Big Thanks to Big Mike for creating a great site for traders to exchange and share their ideas. This will help us all to improve our knowledge into becoming better and profitable Traders. Glad to be a part of the community.

Good Trading everyone
Mike

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 TradeTheLevel 
Yorktown, VA
 
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A Big Thanks to Big Mike for creating a great site for traders to exchange and share their ideas. This will help us all to improve our knowledge into becoming better and profitable Traders. Glad to be a part of the community.

Good Trading everyone
Mike

Welcome. We have a few currency traders around these parts. You shown interest in your profile. Hopefully you can pitch in. You can find a few of us at the M6E thread.

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forexprodiva
London/United Kingdom
 
 
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How lovely to find this forum this morning
I was looking for like-minded emini futures traders.
Looks like I am in the right place.
Looking forward to the threads and a lot of learning and sharing
Cheers!

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Dimbo7
northampton/UK
 
 
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Hi everyone,
i am so pleased i found this website as everybody else new here
really looking forward to learn and share experience.

Thank you Big Mike

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ThePharaoh1995
Aurora Illinois
 
 
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Hello,

My name is Lucas. I have been trading for about 1.5 years. I have been trying my unsuccessful hand at Forex. I lost a couple thousand from being too eager and no money management. Since than I have practiced proper money management skills.

I have just recently started to try my hand at futures. I might add... more successfully this go around. I am now using proper money management, along with patience. I seem to be doing much better so far. I am trading the E-Mini ES & YM

My reason for getting into trading is I would like the freedom of earning without having a set work place. I would also like to gain the knowledge and do what others struggle to do. I am a big believer in the only people to fail are the ones who quit to early. The only people to succeed are the ones who decided to grow from their failures.

My main reason for joining is to make friends within the trading community. I am from Illinois, Chicago suburb area. I would like to find a mentor eventually to help bring my skills and knowledge to the next level. If there are any experienced or amateur traders looking to chat shoot me a message.

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paulrichard310
Kailua Kona HI/USA
 
 
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Aloha, everyone. I'm a new member and as rank a beginner as is possible. I'm having trouble even figuring out how to create a post! Please forgive the simplicity of my first few questions. My main goal is to learn how to write custom scan filters in thinkorswim. I am not a natural programmer but pretty comfortable with math. Thanks in advance for your patience. Mahalo nui loa, Richard

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wizardt65
Loma Linda CA
 
 
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I have been quietly trading for the last 7 years. i blew up two accounts. small ones but still hurt. I am a nurse wishing to switch to the futures trading world. i trade the nqh8.
my goal is become a full time trader.

so if you have any questions feel free to shoot me a line.

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 Grateful55 
Chicago
 
 
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Thanks for putting all this together Mike , Iím a beginner trader from the Chicago area Iíve read a lot about it been swing trading for almost a year with a rollercoaster ride of success and failures thankfully my account is still open. I wanted to get into something a little more fast pace so I looked into day trading stocks took the Warrior Trading class with Ross which was very helpful but thought with the pro platform it was a one time fee for the info so after the class I wasnít able to stay registered because Iím saving up to day trader my own account , then my younger brother told me about Top Step Trader I figured it couldnít hurt checking it out. I got crushed in an hr then I stumbled across Crude Oil which was more in my price range to trade per lot so I decided to stick with that and just learn the patterns or ďheart beat of that marketĒ as coach Dan would say and itís been a good fit still working on getting funded but I can see my stats and getting a little better every day with my ratios starting to that 50/50 spot at least and my winners being a good size bigger than my losers I feel very lucky to have stumbled across this community and canít wait to see what everyone else is into and also share my short comings and maybe be able to help a few people as well

Thanks again to everyone involved
Good luck trading letís help each other make some $

Brett


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 Grateful55 
Chicago
 
 
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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



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Mora MN/USA
 
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Retirement is around the corner and 401K's managed by conglomerates is disappointing. I'm hoping to learn how to manage my own money and make a modest income. I am fascinated and scared as well. I have family trading futures and feel left behind. I love forums and hope top learn from the best.

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Hello Big Mike and all, I've been trading for about 15 years now. I trade a system that i've developed, i"m looking for like minded people to help me tune it in and i look forward to learning and sharing where possible. let the journey begin.

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Yorktown, VA
 
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Hello Big Mike and all, I've been trading for about 15 years now. I trade a system that i've developed, i"m looking for like minded people to help me tune it in and i look forward to learning and sharing where possible. let the journey begin.

Look forward to seeing your thread!

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I am trading futures and vola since years and my success does not be very well. We are learning our full being, I do so too.

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Lisboa, Portugal
 
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Hi all,
First of all, I would like to greet Mike for the good idea and for striving to maintain a constructive environment. I just been checking a few posts and threads and enjoyed very much what I have seen so far. Will join the community as non-Elite member for now and try to explore a bit more before, but the feeling is good so far.

As an intro note about myself, I am a novice trader. I have started trading randomly last year, mainly in commodities and then discovered FX and stocks. I diversify a bit along the three categories and consider I am still on very early stages of the knowledge needed to be a consistent trader. I am trading with small amounts to limit risk and learn in real environment as I feel sim accounts do not give you the needed buzz.

I am still looking to "find my strategy" (or multiple strategies). So far I mix fundamental (news and correlation) with pure price action. So, I am looking forward to learn and, when I feel possible and useful for others, contribute and share my own experience as it unfolds.

See you around,
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Hi All, first of all, thank you so much for providing such a great environment. I have been trading futures for almost 5 years. So far so good. Hope to learn and share with you guys. Thanks again!

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evilskunk
Kyiv Ukraine
 
 
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Hello Community!
I've been trading since 2005. Forex, stocks. Switched to futures in 2012 and I'm happy with them, however I have not given up stocks trading completely. Now I added major cryptocurrencies to my arsenal.
Being graduated as a programmer, I use my programming skills hard.

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DavidRizzo
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Are there any legitimate signals or mentors out there?

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Prescott Arizona/USA
 
 
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Hi Everyone

Good to find this forum. I have struggled and lost a lot of money trading options and futures. Iím working at getting funded with topstep. I agree the hardest part is within and that is the only way to succeed.
Iím looking forward to sharing here and learning from successful and the not so successful here. We are all in I together. I trade ES and CL. After so much failure Iím working on learning when not to trade.
Seems the best traders know how to not lose!

Thanks and I hope to make new friends here very soon.

Patricio

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 luisf 
Seattle WA/United States
 
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Hi All,

I've being studying and learning order flow for the past 6 months... still a long way to go but looking forward to it.

My favorite markets is ES and I'm based out of Seattle.

Thanks,

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Good to find this forum. I have struggled and lost a lot of money trading options and futures. Iím working at getting funded with topstep. I agree the hardest part is within and that is the only way to succeed.
Iím looking forward to sharing here and learning from successful and the not so successful here. We are all in I together. I trade ES and CL. After so much failure Iím working on learning when not to trade.
Seems the best traders know how to not lose!

Thanks and I hope to make new friends here very soon.

Patricio

Not losing is nice. But it is part of the trading business.

I think many here can relate to your post.

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Hi all,

That's my first post, looking forward to be an active member on this futures trading forum.

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HEY ALL. ABOUT TO START MY FIRST TIME TRADING. I'VE BEEN 'LEARNING' FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS NOW AND AM GOING TO BE DIPPING MY TOE INTO THE MARKETS USING NT7. CAN ANYONE VOUCH "ELITE" MEMBERSHIP FOR ME AND PLEASE ELABORATE ON WHY IT SHOULD BE DONE?
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 kanepa 
philadelphia pa
 
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HEY ALL. ABOUT TO START MY FIRST TIME TRADING. I'VE BEEN 'LEARNING' FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS NOW AND AM GOING TO BE DIPPING MY TOE INTO THE MARKETS USING NT7. CAN ANYONE VOUCH "ELITE" MEMBERSHIP FOR ME AND PLEASE ELABORATE ON WHY IT SHOULD BE DONE?
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MTRADES.

Hi and welcome.

I have been posting as a non member since last Summer. Many good readings in here. I am not sure if it is "worth" the money to you but I am thankful to mike and other members for create and maintain such an informative and clean forum. I will be buying Elite membership for that reason.

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Greenville,NC
 
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Hi and welcome.

I have been posting as a non member since last Summer. Many good readings in here. I am not sure if it is "worth" the money but I am thankful to mike and other members for create and maintain such an informative and clean forum. I will be buying Elite membership for that reason.

Welcome aboard

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[QUOTE=JeffSt,

OK, I'm new here and born again to trading. I did it years ago with success and failures, mostly by the seat of my pants. I'm here to learn and to change my life for the better. I'll do the work, work the plan and make money again. I found this site by reading comments regarding NexGen t3 software. I am scheduled to begin their free week of training prior to buying their $5,000 package(advice would be appreciated). I have no experience with these trading platforms. I bought Tradestation years ago, but was too busy running my company to learn the system, so I traded what looked good. I got some advice and made money trading the Swiss Franc, then got swindled out of all my money by a crooked broker. That ended my currency trading. I traded the E-mini for a while, again, no real charts, just grabbed my heart in my chest and went for it. Lord help me, some how I didn't lose much, but I don't want to do it that way again.
Looking forward to making some friends, getting some tips, and making some money again.

JeffSt

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 albat 
Greenville,NC
 
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Welcome aboard wish you the best

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 TexasTradeEm 
Austin, TX USA
 
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I'm pretty danged new to this. Been doing some reading (Van Tharp's "Trade Your Way To Financial Freedom"; John Carter's "Mastering the Trade"; Michael Sincere's "Understanding Options"; WD Gann's "How to Make Profits Trading in Commodities: A Study of the Commodity Market"; a shelf of others I'm starting in on...), and been doing some daily trading with a TD Ameritrade paper account and ThinkOrSwim. I haven't developed a strategy, yet, but have been experimenting with some technical analysis / trend following, and making sure I'm doing "the math" for every trade (position-sizing based on Tharp's general guidance, multiples of "R", etc.) and keeping it in a trading journal that I update daily.

I'm looking to do this full-time in the coming years, and am willing to do it "right" from the get-go.

Forums like this are a place I hope to learn from others' mistakes, make my own mistakes, share them, and learn from them all.

I'm in central Texas, just west of Austin, and will be looking to get back to the greater Seattle area in the next year or so. I work from home almost full-time as a senior IT executive, and spend as much time as I can trying to learn the trading platform and concepts in-between meetings, before work, and in the evenings...

Looking forward to the times ahead!

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 Rrrracer 
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I'm in central Texas, just west of Austin, and will be looking to get back to the greater Seattle area in the next year or so. I work from home almost full-time as a senior IT executive, and spend as much time as I can trying to learn the trading platform and concepts in-between meetings, before work, and in the evenings...

Looking forward to the times ahead!

Small world! I'm heading to Austin on Sunday for work the next couple of days, my first visit (heading to COTA.) Best of luck with your trading.

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RolandH
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Hello together,

I came in 2007 to futures trading (Futures Spreads trading) by a former friend. Since then, I have tested several markets and strategies.

Which trading style fits my personality? Definitely trading the D1 timeframe and using price action signals only!

Since nearly 2 years I am only trading FX currencies, actually in the Forex market exclusively. Why?, cause I have more liquid markets to look for (excluding the CHF-pairs I am monitoring 20 pairs per day).

But... I am not sure if I should skip the Forex market and should concentrate on FX FUTURES only...

Cheers, Roland.

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Hi! I'm new to the forum and relatively new to trading too. I've been trading for 1 year but came to the markets with absolutely no background. I'm frustrated that I'm not consistently profitable yet, but nevertheless feel that I've learned a lot over the past year and hopeful that the turning point is coming soon.
I trade the CL and keep vacillating between wanting to add an additional market, like ES, NQ, or YM, and waiting until I'm profitable to add a second market. Part of me thinks that adding another market can allow me to take advantage of it on days that CL is slow and will also help prevent bad CL trades, which are more likely to happen when you're only focused on a single market. On the other hand, perhaps I should have to "earn" the right to trade another market, by proving to myself that I'm disciplined and knowledgeable enough to be profitable...
Another struggle is figuring out how to work trailing stops. I don't want to see a trade go 25 ticks and come back to take me out at break even. On the other hand, if I trail too closely behind price, I tend to get taken out to the tick before the market ultimately reaches my target, which can be 40-50 ticks from the entry. I understand that smaller targets will get hit more often, yet many times bigger targets are achievable and it's a shame not to take what the market is willing to give.
These are some of the things I'm still trying to work out and I'd appreciate any insight other members can offer. I appreciate all the traders out there who have shared their wisdom and experience on this website, offering invaluable guidance to those of us trying to achieve our trading goals. Thank you and good luck trading.

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wuxiaomin98
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hi, I'm Jun from CA, US, I have a one-year experienced in es future. Hope to learn more things here.

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 Piper7 
Sarasota Florida USA
 
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Rich here. Glad to be a part of this forum and excited to learn all I can from what seems to me, to be a community of like minded, positive individuals who want to succeed.
I've been trading the indices futures for a year on Nadex using the TOS platform for data, charts, studies etc.. with not much success.
Any advise and criticism is welcome as I truly want to succeed and become profitable.
Best wishes to all and thanks for having me.

Rich R
Sarasota FL

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Hi Everyone,

New joiner and delighted to be able to join such an informed group.

Very late to the investing/trading arena. Turning 50 this year and while I am an accountant by trade and now working in wealth management, never applied myself to personal investing.

I have spent the last 6 months reviewing at a high level, penny stocks, options, forex and day trading, swing/fundamental and automated to try and get a sense what felt right for me from a personality perspective. Overwhelm is an issue for sure and "time decay" is at the forefront of my mind!

I have decided to:

- start with options (probably the sell side) and add strategies slowly as I go along.
- see if I can consider commodities trading in tandem with this? For some reason, this area interested me most.
- Give myself a couple of years and then possibly look towards algo/auto.

Having spent the last couple of days looking at very helpful posts, I am going to start with Joe Carr and take it from there. If any of the more experienced members have useful advice for my journey, I'd be really grateful to hear from you.

Many thanks

Adrian

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Amsterdam
 
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Hi Everyone,



New joiner and delighted to be able to join such an informed group.



Very late to the investing/trading arena. Turning 50 this year and while I am an accountant by trade and now working in wealth management, never applied myself to personal investing.



I have spent the last 6 months reviewing at a high level, penny stocks, options, forex and day trading, swing/fundamental and automated to try and get a sense what felt right for me from a personality perspective. Overwhelm is an issue for sure and "time decay" is at the forefront of my mind!



I have decided to:



- start with options (probably the sell side) and add strategies slowly as I go along.

- see if I can consider commodities trading in tandem with this? For some reason, this area interested me most.

- Give myself a couple of years and then possibly look towards algo/auto.



Having spent the last couple of days looking at very helpful posts, I am going to start with Joe Carr and take it from there. If any of the more experienced members have useful advice for my journey, I'd be really grateful to hear from you.



Many thanks



Adrian


Welkom! Nice name!



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Hello all. I've been studying trading part-time for a year and a half, but I'm not quite ready to jump in and trade. I'm a CPA who is married with 4 kids and I've spent 8 years building my accounting firm with 7 employees and decided last year that there has to be a better work life balance that gives me time to learn to trade. I sold my practice last fall and am currently working from home 20-30 hours a week with 2 of my clients as a part-time controller. This just about pays the bills, and a chunk in savings will float us for a few years if needed. So I now have a little capital to work with and a little more time to focus on trading.

I found futures.io last spring and joined right away and have been reading posts and watching webinars but not actively engaging in the community. It's not that I don't value the system, I just don't know what I would contribute. I dabbled in forex at first because the hours fit with my career, but I decided I couldn't stand the unregulated system and switched to studying futures last summer. I soon stumbled across FT71 and have been gobbling up his webinars and traderbites to understand volume profiling as much as possible. Everyone says you just have to find what works for you. I love trying to glean information from the charts, but candlestick patterns always puzzled me. If you just tweak the timeframe a little bit, you get a whole new candle and different meaning. Volume profiling with price areas to navigate to and away from makes more sense, so that's where I'm headed for now.

Now that my schedule if freeing up and I can spend a consistent chunk of time trading, hopefully I'll jump in to live trading soon, and also become a regular contributing part of this community.

Thanks to all before me who already contribute to create this environment for new folks like me.

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Hi everyone!
I am an amateur in trading for around 10 years and hope can process to next level.
I read a lot and try a lot, but not success yet,
Hope I can study then contribute to this forum
Hope my story will be a successful one...
Let's grow up together~~

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Hey all!

I started daytrading stocks in 1999. Iíve blown up accounts, mainly due to emotions and gamblerís mentality. Iím like others, in that I went from strict rules to it all falling apart. Iíve learned a ton of lessons over the years from lots of different sources. I am currently looking into community trading, especially automated algos. Hopefully, we can exchange ideas and become better traders in the process.


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Hello fellow traders,

I have only recently started trading, mostly in forex for now, and I'm still struggling to become more consistent and profitable. I'm trying to learn as much as I can both taking courses and seminars and trading in demo accounts. I'm very happy to have joined futures.io, it seems like an excellent community of traders with good discussions and like-minded people helping each other to improve. Best regards to all and happy trading

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Hello fellow traders,

I have only recently started trading, mostly in forex for now, and I'm still struggling to become more consistent and profitable. I'm trying to learn as much as I can both taking courses and seminars and trading in demo accounts. I'm very happy to have joined futures.io, it seems like an excellent community of traders with good discussions and like-minded people helping each other to improve. Best regards to all and happy trading

My advice to you starting out, stay away from any and all mentors, educators and indicators. Learn how to trade a naked chart with price action first. Once you are confident and knowledgeable and you want to start adding indicators then proceed to build out your method further. A good starting point that won't cost you a dime is https://www.babypips.com/ complete the FREE education program on there and you will be ahead of the curve. After all of that if you want to start paying someone to help you then you can find many vendors here on big Mike's or even free information and Indicators in the premium membership futures io

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Newbie to the thread.

As many others I lost money in 2008/09 in my 201K, and I did not know what to do. I then promised myself that will not happen again. As a goal to protect my retirement in 2009 I started my journey into technical analysis, stocks, selling options. About 5 years ago I was first introduced to Algo trading and found that I really enjoyed the challenge and hunt of developing trading programs.

I am not a coder but I have learned enough to finally finish and trade my first ES system; complete with my own indicator, entry, multiple exits and position sizing. Now I want to learn about other markets and hopefully, continue developing winning systems. I love the game!

I know alot about what I know alot about (that's profound) but when it comes to trading I am a dry sponge. Any help and direction would be appreciated.
Ron

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reptar300
Beaufort, South Carolina
 
 
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Hey everyone,
I am not new to trading and I am learning as I go. I have run my account to zero more times than I'd to count. In 2015 I began trading futures. I started learning about futures after I ran across Larry Williams on the internet. I made an amazing trade with Wheat in 2016 and since then I have lost my account over and over again. I tried using TOS to trade but I learned that their indicators are set up for you to fail. I joined this site to in hopes of picking all your brains and gain some knowledge to become a better trader. Well that is it for my intro, I hope to learn a lot and meet some great people.

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jubjub
Hartford, CT
 
 
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Hello all!

I have been trading stocks on and off since 2000. In 2016 I rolled over an IRA and started actively trading it to some success, then stumbled into day trading it and of course drew the account down more than I should have. I became interested in futures (ES in particular) several months ago. I have listened to hundreds of hours of youtube, suffered through 1.5 Al Brooks books, read countless posts and blogs, and yet lost more money in a cash account before banning myself from trading live until I improve my win ratio.

Hoping to share and improve with the community.

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 Zendo 
Hannover Germany
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Tradovate
Trading: ES DAX
 
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Hi,
i `m from Germany. I have traded futures - DAX-ES-YM-NQ - from 2004-2009 for a living but finaly got broken with the financial crisis (the rising vola killed me) and through personal problems. Next month i will try to get founded with OneupTrader. For the moment i ' m using their free trial to get a feeling for the market again.

I like a breakout style, using range- or renkocharts. The problem is you need a 6-8 point stop in the ES for example and so it may be get difficult to fit the rules for founding (daily lost, intraday drawdown).

I just read this old thread:

futures.io/traders-hideout/560-all-you-need

Thats all for the moment. Trade well!

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 sureway 
San Diego
 
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Platform: Sierra Chart
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First of all, big thanks to Mike for creating this wonderful place of sharing and learning, and many others who made the great contributions.

I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Discrete Math and Computer Science. And then worked as scientist, developing algorithms for next generation sequencing data for years. Just made a career change due to an urgent family reason. At the moment, I am an absolute beginner.

Best regards,

Andy

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 planetmoto 
freasno, ca usa
 
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First of all, big thanks to Mike for creating this wonderful place of sharing and learning, and many others who made the great contributions.

I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Discrete Math and Computer Science. And then worked as scientist, developing algorithms for next generation sequencing data for years. Just made a career change due to an urgent family reason. At the moment, I am an absolute beginner.

Best regards,

Andy

Welcome, I would start off with a few webinars of your choosing to get a feel for the community, you may end up liking algorithmic trading systems, building and testing indicators and systems. Just a guess based on your background.

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 Jbrd 
Sydney Australia
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: None
Trading: Emini ES
 
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks Big Mike for creating this great website. It has an impressive amount of content and a lot of people contributing and doing a great work in here.

I am John from Venezuela, currently living in Australia with my wife and father of two little ones. I work as a SAP BI and Qlik consultant. As most of us, I am trying to thrive as a trader. I am beginning with TopStep trading. I have respected the rules so far and I'm still on my way to get funded.

Right now there is not too much I can provide to this website. However, I expect to contribute in the near future. I think what I can do at this stage is asking questions.

I strongly believe that trading can achieve the dreamed financial freedom. I don't expect being rich, I just expect to make a living with trading. I believe it is possible and work hard for achieving it.

I will start with the FAQ section and explore the Elite member content. I greatly appreciate all the help and advice you can provide to a beginner like me.

Don't hesitate to contact me if there is something I can help you with.

Hope all the best in your trading careers.

Cheers
John

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 paolus13 
Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra, Ninja
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Trading: ES, CL, NQ
 
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Hi Everyone,

Like so many others, I have been around trading for some time now but have wandered into the dark hole of buying different courses, looking at so many different things, that I got so confused. I have blown up an account several times but never to zero. After taking a break for the last 2 years, I have decided to try again.

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 sureway 
San Diego
 
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planetmoto, thanks for your suggestion. Recently I am doing some readings on Wyckoff method, feeling this gives me much more insights than indicators. The latter often give me a feeling of oversimplification. On the other hand, reading charts takes a huge amount of efforts. I am hoping practice makes perfect.


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Welcome, I would start off with a few webinars of your choosing to get a feel for the community, you may end up liking algorithmic trading systems, building and testing indicators and systems. Just a guess based on your background.

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plf321
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
 
 
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Thank you for the information in the first post and for this website.
I would like to day-trade and make a living from it.
My experience is limited to some stock buying/selling, sometimes with profit.
I am here to learn!
Pete

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locotenentu
san francisco ca
 
 
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You got a yellow Lab, I got a yellow lab. You're a good fella in my book.

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You got a yellow Lab, I got a yellow lab. You're a good fella in my book.

I have three labs, a black, yellow, and chocolate ranging from 5 years to 12.

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Casmark
Zurich, Switzerland
 
 
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I recently joined this impressive forum...done some browsing and already found rewarding infos and advice...

Thanks, Big Mike, for putting this great platform together and for investing the time and energy to maintain it...

I've been selling future options for approx. 6 months, also some stock options...not too unhappy with the results so far, considering I've committed some pretty heavy blunders...

Looking forward to learning and sharing …happy trading everyone – see you around...

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Dvdkite
Trieste Italy
 
 
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Hi Everyone,

I found this forum by surfing the web for multichart tips and trick !
I'm a beginner with Trading Systems... I'm still learning easylanguage and multicharts...I think that make my trading operation automatic could help to avoid a lot of common mistakes occured during a trading session and expecially to leave emotions out of the game.
I'm trying to learn to code to apply my first ideas on a strategy based on the Future DAX.... hopefully I'll find some help here! :-D

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swinguru
Brussels Belgium
 
 
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I worked more than 30 years in the computer world as system engineer. I start to trade around 2010 based on a guru references, itís a disaster and i loose a lot of money. In between i used funds placement and i gain a little only thanks to the choppy market in 2011 2015 and 2016. I am now retiree and decided to restart my trading activity but very differently. I found a mentor who corresponds with my style of trading. Mainly i want to swing trade stocks long or short and use forex to hedge my portfolio at least as my base currency is EUR.
I started also a courses to uses options in some cases.
I never trade futures, i imagine itís like an option for stocks*?
I found this site by making internet research, and as i found some very usefull informations convince me to register.
In short i am here to learn.

Marcel

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theBird3000
Wellington New Zealand
 
 
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Hi all,

I have been trading futures for just over 4 years; two years trading interest rates and bonds at a prop firm executing with CQG IC and two years in my current role as a market maker trading electricity futures (executing with TT X_Trader Pro).

Before trading, while at university, I played over 5 million hands of online poker with decent success.

I plan to trade a large number of liquid futures markets systematically with a minimum of twenty different systems, I want to diversify across periodicity, markets and setups (trends/reversals/breakouts).

I have chosen Multicharts and BuildAlpha to develop and trade the systems.

I have plenty of ideas for systems, mostly from my experience in the market, ready to test.. I just need to get better at easylanguage..

I'm interested in:
  • Live coding videos (easylanguage)
  • tips on keeping trading overheads low
  • meeting experienced systematic traders
  • meeting python or easylanguage coders

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nandakumar
BANGALORE KARNATAKA INDIA
 
 
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planetmoto, thanks for your suggestion. Recently I am doing some readings on Wyckoff method, feeling this gives me much more insights than indicators. The latter often give me a feeling of oversimplification. On the other hand, reading charts takes a huge amount of efforts. I am hoping practice makes perfect.

Wyckoff ..i agree you get good signals...

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 beske 
Antwerp, Belgium
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: NinjaTrader Brokerage
Trading: MNQ, MES
 
Posts: 19 since Mar 2018
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Hi

I intensivily studied trading the last two years, mostly forex. Now just getting started in futures. Going live trading soon. I will check this very nice website out. Thanks for all the work Big Mike. Greetings from Antwerp, Belgium.

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Quantifai
Kuala Lumpur + Malaysia
 
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2018
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Hi Everyone,

First and foremost, thanks Mike for your initiative to create a wonderful place for futures traders such as this. I'm a trader from Malaysia. I got my forex trading account blown up in 2008 and that was the first and last time (It was someone else's money by the way). I took responsibility and paid every single cents. I learned that the market is unforgiving and you can't come into the market not knowing what you're doing or second guessing your decision. I did that and it took me several years to recover from that.

Coming from a legal background, I knew that the learning curve was going to be steep and will take me longer to get to somewhere where others would have reached faster. But it didn't bother me coz I love trading and I can see the enormous potential in it. So I started taking exams, reading books and working in the industry. I was changing jobs just to understand how the market works (compliance, dealer, research analyst, investment analyst, operations). I'm still learning and I would say, compared to most of the participants here, I'm relatively new and fresh.

In 2016, I started trading again with approximately $5000 in a local derivatives market (pooling with a partner). My approach was mechanical but I had to manually enter the orders as I do not know any programming language. It had strict rules which I religiously followed. Initially it started as an intraday strategy and made some money. Then reality kicks in. Slippage, liquidity issue, poor infra and distraction from my full-time job got the worst out of the strategy. From a high of +25% in one or two months (can't really remember) to -25%. So I tried to identify the issue and made several adjustments while maintaining the core attributes of the strategy. I evolved it into a swing strategy.

It was slow but stable and it suits my temperament and weak psychological attributes as I do not have to deal with frequent consecutive losses within a short span of time. After almost 2 years, the account grew into approximately $17,500. It's nothing compared to what others can do, so here I am, trying to pursue the wisdom and experience from the community so that I can Improve and develop more strategies. I'm looking forward to learn and contribute. Bless you all and thanks for making this a great place for traders alike.

Yours truly,

Quantifai

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BruceTrader88
Hong Kong
 
 
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Hi

I trade onshore China treasury futures. Previously, I had experiences in commodity futures and currency futures. Hopefully, we can exchange ideas and become a better trader. Best wishes and happy trading

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usafos
Medellin/Colombia
 
 
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Like many have stated, lost more than a boatload trading. I'm on my last leg here. Have been looking, searching desperately for a place where I can trust the content that's being published. Thank you, Big Mike hopefully my stay here will be permanent.

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sjlarowe
Troy, Michigan, US
 
 
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The name is Steve, and I'm new to the futures market.

My trading style is scalping, I've been trading options on AAPL, BABA, FB, NFLX, SPY for a few years now. Figured it was time to step it up.

I use a custom study in ToS to chart, base my entries off a weighted 11MA and modified MACD, and exits off only the 11MA.

This is my second day so far, and I've found that 6A and ZF have been what I'm most comfortable with. First day I traded GE, and realized that watching paint dry is much more entertaining.

Hope to learn a lot of all the different traders here.

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luthanh2001
Elk Grove California
 
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2018
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Hi Mike,

I'm new to trading and would love to learn from everyone here. Thank you!

Thanh

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learnedlesson
Kailua Kona, Hawaii USA
 
 
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Hello and thanks for letting me join the forum. Not new to trading but new to using Ninja Trader. Hope to learn a few things on this powerful trading platform and share some thought and ideas with strategies on futures. Using the advance trading management strategies in Ninja Trader 8 are a must and especially good for keeping disciplined which removes emotions. That means there is more time to focus on other things rather than worry about every single tick. I've made about every mistake there is to make in regards to trading in my 16 years but consider all of them meaningful lessons. The market has a way of teaching valuable lessons if you are willing to learn.

Thanks again and regards,

Rick
Kailua Kona, Hawaii

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Caro
Dublin
 
 
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Hi,

I am Caro. I am a beginner in stock future and currency future market. I am looking for a trading platform, broker and data feed provider. My requirement is that I want to trade futures and options on one platform. If you can help me with a tip, I would be very grateful.

Yours sincerely

Caro

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murrman3688
redwood meadows alberta canada
 
 
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I have been studying the markets for many years. lost lots in equities and got frustrated when companies would go belly up overnight with accounting scandals or some other reason. wanted to remove the individual company risk and gravitated to index futures. practiced with demo accounts and did quite well but when i funded and traded for real money i seemed to blow up fairly quickly with relatively small amounts of capital ($10,000). back to the drawing board and more practice and testing of theories. i now am with AMP and recently stumbled on a lot of bad press about their business. its one thing to lose money because you made a bad trade but quite another to lose trust in the clearing firm. of course they have lots of positive comments to so right now I dont know if I can trust them. to be honest i'm thinking i might pull the plug on it altogether. can anyone on here make an honest comment on their experience with AMP? are they not governed by any regulatory body? ive heard of phantom trades, refusal to return money in the account, etc.
I would appreciate any replies relative to AMP futures.

Many Thanks in advance!

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 afoschini 
Roma Italy
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hi all

Andrea F from Italy. Started studying how to trade a couple of years ago, still struggling for survival. CME futures only, still discretional, but aiming to automate some strategy in a near futures (used to be a programmer years ago...).
Bye
Andrea

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TrustMeOrNot
Jackson MS
 
 
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Just finding this forum recently as I am about to begin my journey in trading. Saw this forum referenced in some Youtube videos and commentaries written by experienced traders and newbies like myself. I have been reading some trading books and attending venders webinars for different trading platforms and methodologies, so I am still evaluating everything, but feel that futures and options may be the way for me to tiptoe into the markets. Open to suggestions and teachable, but also not afraid to investigate things for myself. Nearing retirement and know I need to take charge of my own accounts to get to where I need to be for the long run ahead. Wish me well!

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JC2000
Dallas TX
 
 
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Hello Traders,

I have traded stocks and Forex. I think this site is amazing and I have been reading lots of stuff here without even registering. I would like to trade ES and have been on a demo with AMP for the last 1 month.

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BCsimple
ponca city oklahoma united states
 
 
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I'm new to all of this. Ive been "trying" to trade stocks for about 4 yrs. with not a lot of success . I just read some books and opened an account and ran smack into the phycology of it all and made one mistake after another all along trying to juggle trading with my day job. its not working I'm getting worse at both. My interest in futures is many but the fact they trade 24hrs a day and I can do it at home separate from my job is a big plus. My main goal right now is to learn RIGHT, and PRACTICE RIGHT and avoid all the bad habits Ive acquired at this point.. I would sure appreciate any helpful tips to help me structure this goal.. Thank you

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ahsin
toronto, Canada
 
 
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Hi All,

I have been trading commodities,fx and stocks (only started equities recently) for over 5 years. I have had mixed results, with periods of gains followed by losses (greater in magnitude). Hope to share my insights and gain some useful tips in my trading journey.

thanks,

A

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