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Nice to join the community.
I am a futures trader for 6 years, FT for 1 year. Average performance is 4% per month.
My preferred products: ES, ZN, ZB, ST, GE, GC, CL

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Hi All,

I gave trading a try a few years back, but gave up after frustrating myself with a small account size and tight stops. I'm giving it another go, hopefully with lessons well learned. I'm currently reviewing Al Brooks material, which I studied a few years ago as well.

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Hi All,

I gave trading a try a few years back, but gave up after frustrating myself with a small account size and tight stops. I'm giving it another go, hopefully with lessons well learned. I'm currently reviewing Al Brooks material, which I studied a few years ago as well.

I hope you have better luck reading Brooks than I did. There is great information in there but writing is definitely not his forte and I found it a grind to get through the book. I am currently reading The Art and Science of Technical Analysis by Adam Grimes. It, too, has a bunch of useful information and the bonus is that it is a much easier read. Nevertheless, Brooks as well as Livermore, Nison, Mark Douglas and a few others are pretty much required reading for the trader.

I am also on my second or third go-around but this is the first time I have applied the time and effort actually necessary to make progress. Best of luck to you!

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Nice to join the community.
I am a futures trader for 6 years, FT for 1 year. Average performance is 4% per month.
My preferred products: ES, ZN, ZB, ST, GE, GC, CL

With a decent sized trading account, 4% per month would make someone a nice living. Congratulations and welcome to the group.

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I hope you have better luck reading Brooks than I did. There is great information in there but writing is definitely not his forte and I found it a grind to get through the book. I am currently reading The Art and Science of Technical Analysis by Adam Grimes. It, too, has a bunch of useful information and the bonus is that it is a much easier read. Nevertheless, Brooks as well as Livermore, Nison, Mark Douglas and a few others are pretty much required reading for the trader.

I am also on my second or third go-around but this is the first time I have applied the time and effort actually necessary to make progress. Best of luck to you!

I've tried reading his book on Reversals, and yes, it's rough. I sometimes refer to it when I want more clarity on one of his topics. I purchased Brooks' video course when it first came out, and I'm not going through the updated version, which is much more well done. I'll check out some of the other authors you mentioned. Thanks!

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This is the first time I"ve sign up to forum. Hope to find out here many useful info.
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Hi guys , i am new of this forum , and new of NT and Future , i hope learn fast and good
i am very newbbieee bye

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Hi All,

Thanks for access to the community.

I have many years experience trading equity derivatives for banks, and now use Sierra Chart to access the markets for myself. Goal is to use the spreadsheet function to automate my strategy.


Hope the markets treat you all well!

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With a decent sized trading account, 4% per month would make someone a nice living. Congratulations and welcome to the group.

Especially when there are no draw down months. If 4% is on average (= 48% p.a.), with drawdowns discounted, the highest winning month must be far beyond 4%.

I do not know any earnest trader, who does not experience drawdowns.

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I Googled an obscure type of question about the Think or Swim platform and found a link to this site & found the answer , so I thought up another question, this time about TTM Squeeze and found I am not alone in wondering about this indicator. So this is all looking good to me so far, Thanks Mike!!

I have been trading since about 1996. I have always been intrigued by the idea of being able to make money by investing in what I think is the "next big thing". Well back then that was the internet. I made a lot of money along with everybody else doing that. I would buy 100 shares of whatever and then sell it once I was up $500, Man! was that easy!! ... I started w/100 shares of AAPL ... I didn't have a plan or any idea of what to do though when my stock moved against me. I started in the buy & hold generation, uhhh, so that is what I did, right? & it usually worked considering the uptrend we were in until 2000. Needless to say I lost all that money, except for I did breakdown and buy some really pretty furniture, otherwise I would just reinvest all my profits ... so. Thank God I had a job!

Reflecting back on my life I have discovered I am one heck of an optimist. After all that I also discovered StockCharts.com (I canít give that website enough thumbs ups, hearts, or smiles.) and convinced myself I had an understanding and an edge, not to mention experience (bad as it was), when it came to trading stocks. True to my nature, I jumped back on that pony again. Well rinse and repeat, except for I didn't keep my $500 rule. In fact I didn't have any rules and still don't, much to my demise.

I bought some books:
  • Cramer, James J., Mason, Cliff (2009). Getting Back to Even. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.
  • Farley, Alan S. (2001). The Master Swing Trader. New York, NY: Mcgraw-Hill.
  • Murphy, John J. (1999). Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets. New York, NY: New York Institute of Finance.
  • Prechter, Robert R., Jr. (1999). The Science of History and Social Prediction. Gainesville, GA: New Classics Library.
  • Elder, Alexander (2014). The New Trading for a Living. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Elder, Alexander (2002). Come Into My Trading Room. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Nison, Steve (2001). Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques. New York, NY: New York Institute of Finance.

I have joined/subscribed to a bunch of clubs and websites ...

Right now I am subscribed to Real Vision and am reading Elder's Come Into My Trading Room. I think Real Vision is the very best "club" I have ever joined! As for the books; of all the one's I have, this book will be the ONLY one I have read from front to back ... what a shame! So far I have used the other books only for reference. Anyway it is real good, readable and helpful, and has inspired me to read my other one's front to back. I am no longer working so I have no excuse for not reading my books, and following Elder's suggestions. The fact that I don't do these things is something about myself that "I just don't get". Another reason I joined here is because I read in more than one person's post that they were using this site for accountability. I hope I can find that here too. What does that (accountability) look like on this site, where do I find it?

I have been looking a long time for a book, membership, or somebody to tell me what in the Hell to do in order to trade for a living. Come Into My Trading Room seems to be fitting the bill ... we will see. What I wouldn't give to have just one semester w/a good teacher, classmates, and a lab covering the topics in this book. Being an independent/professional trader (doing it for a living) is very lonely! There is an Investors & Traders group through Meetup that meets once a month for beers and chatting that I usually go to. There's always at least 20 people attending: I'm telling you we are a lonely crowd! It would be nice if I could find a small group (5-6 peeps) within this group that would like to get together to try to advance our skills/methods. The idea of me arranging this is daunting since it is a large group, meets just once/month, and attendance is not consistent. Ohhh, the excuses!

After reading Elder's book (I'm almost finished) I have so many questions and realize I am deficient in many of the things you need to be able to trade for a living.

To start:[*]I don't know Excel[*]I don't know how to code in Think-or-Swim (for scans, back testing, and indicators); in fact the only coding I know is Pig Latin[*]I don't think I have the patience or maybe it's just that I don't know how to quickly/efficiently create, implement, and evaluate the outcome of a plan/strategy and then document all that. What if you just saw something in a chart and need to be able to put on a trade w/in, say, 10 minutes? I think knowing Excel would be a major/essential tool in helping streamline all this, right?
I have high hopes and look forward to visiting this forum often!
Well that was cathartic ...

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