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I am trying to figure out why i am losing money even with good analytic skills. seems it is not an analytical game

Welcome @ebiar! You are correct, its more than analytical game. This may help. Where do you fall in the chart below? Once you know where you need to improve you can start working toward your goal.

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I am trying to figure out why i am losing money even with good analytic skills. seems it is not an analytical game

Welcome ebiar,
You and we lose money because trading is hardest thing you will ever try to do.

Good luck and hope we can help.

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Hi everyone, I have been paper trading for about a month now, reading and watching youtube videos about stock day trading. Trying to implement what I have learned; watching breakouts, ascending triangles, bull v bear pins, EMAs and VWAP. I have learned alot and am usually pretty good at predicting trends. The one thing that is frustrating as hell is my sell orders never get filled, so instead of gaining a profit, I usually end up settling for a loss. If anyone has any advice on this please enlighten me.

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Hi everyone, I have been paper trading for about a month now, reading and watching youtube videos about stock day trading. Trying to implement what I have learned; watching breakouts, ascending triangles, bull v bear pins, EMAs and VWAP. I have learned alot and am usually pretty good at predicting trends. The one thing that is frustrating as hell is my sell orders never get filled, so instead of gaining a profit, I usually end up settling for a loss. If anyone has any advice on this please enlighten me.

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Hi everyone.

Hello and welcome.

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Hi i am andrewthesage It has took me 2 years learning how to trade. I am actively trading this year 2019. I have learned a lot over the course of those 2 years just learning how to read a chart. Fib levels..support and resistance levels. Divergance..along with round numbers and indicators. I have finally found the few indicators that I feel really helps me understand what the market is doing and wants to do. I will say that the pet d is the bomb along with BB, and 50MA along with the 200MA

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I am TS. Have only started trading options on shares in the last few months. I only write options. Mainly vertical spreads, covered and naked positions. I have much to learn and would like to move into selling options on futures.

I am humbled by what I have read on the threads and look forward to my journey through this forum.

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Hello friends and fellow traders.

I have traded on and off for some 20 years, with pauses in between time, partly self induced and partly obligatory. Self induced because I wanted time out and to re structure my life and holdings in Thailand, where I currenty live! I married a Thai lady and moved here 14 years ago.

I began trading in 1999 and had an incredible good run of 8 winning trades off the bat trading just one particular price bar type - spikes and tests in the futures market. Following my pride I traded the JPY futures and lost nearly all my profits in 2 days, which brought me back down to earth.

Since that time I had a broker run off with my money and it took 18 months to get back 80% of my money, then I had a close shave with Man Financial, where most of you will know of this problem broker, I took out my money just one week before they went bust and re structured the company. OUCH! PHEW!

I used to trade in those days purely end of day, with risk in the region of $500 plus plus plus, per contract and then I had to telephone in my order each time and again to move my stops!

Those were the good old days. I am sure if you have traded long enough, you will also remember these times!

Today I day trade with little more than $100 risk per contract, so much easier also with internet connections and almost instant fills! The last four years I studied Wycoff methods and trade only with volume and volatility and price action at levels, nothing else required for me. I hated the messy charts I used to create and it's a relief to have vision and clarity with what I see and trade.

I dont trade everday, but I look for specific setups and trade when I see what seems to me to be common sense and logical. I have the attitude that I am in no hurry to lose money! I remember Tom Williams (sadly deceased) once said " If you can learn to not lose money, your are bound to make some, sometime soon" That was excellent advice!

I learned many tricks of the trade from Tom, mostly about "Smart Money" as he called them. So I trade based on what I see the smart money doing, this means market manipulation!

I have created my own indications and trade them with a degree of satisfaction as they are my own observations and creation based on everything I have learned about volume and volatility!

So there is my introduction, not too lengthy I hope, yet informative enough for you to know who I am!

My name is Stewart. I am a dynamite trader!

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My name is Stewart. I am a dynamite trader!

Welcome, Stewart! From your introduction it sounds like you will have plenty to share with this community. Happy trading to you!

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Hi

I have been trading Stocks, Forex and Options for a few years.

recently I started looking into Futures.

I thank you for inviting me to this forum

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Hi

I have been trading Stocks, Forex and Options for a few years.

recently I started looking into Futures.

I thank you for inviting me to this forum

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I work construction looking to move onto something a little easier on the body.
I've been fascinated with the stock market my whole life.
I'm still just studying for now.
Plan on trading OTCs

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I work construction looking to move onto something a little easier on the body.
I've been fascinated with the stock market my whole life.
I'm still just studying for now.
Plan on trading OTCs

Welcome to the community and best of luck with your trading!

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I am trying to figure out why i am losing money even with good analytic skills. seems it is not an analytical game

This has been more of a struggle for me than I imagined. I am a professional engineer with good analytical skills but I find that my discipline lapses in the heat of trading. It's the Paul conundrum:

"For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. *Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. *So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. *For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. *For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing." (Ro 7:15–19 ESV)

I seem to be gaining ground by getting grounded in strong technical analysis skills as well as good risk management and focusing on good discipline in all areas of my life. A book I am finding helpful in developing the technical skills is "The Complete Trading Course" by Corey Rosenbloom". It sounds like the diversion could do you some good to step back, do some reading, then approach the markets again with some more/better skills and strategies to ply.

I pray you will catch your 2nd wind and come back stronger!

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I work construction looking to move onto something a little easier on the body.
I've been fascinated with the stock market my whole life.
I'm still just studying for now.
Plan on trading OTCs

Welcome, TheHex!

I think you will find some parallels between construction and trading. It takes a while to learn the trade well enough to make money. If there are shortcuts, they seem to save more money than time. And the shortcuts still cost something.

You can find a lot of helpful info on this forum and there are a lot of nice folks providing info and encouragement.

I wish you success in your transition.

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Hi Mike

I am a budding trader just stepping out into the world of trade. I am from Singapore, little red dot.

Regards
Bey

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Hi Mike



I am a budding trader just stepping out into the world of trade. I am from Singapore, little red dot.



Regards

Bey



Welcome, you’re in the right place. Good luck to you!

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Greetings, I'm here to try to find MACD BB indicator for regular MultiCharts. NOT the .NET version

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Greetings, I'm here to try to find MACD BB indicator for regular MultiCharts. NOT the .NET version

Well then, let me be the first to say welcome and use that handy little search button.

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is it really $100 to download?

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is it really $100 to download?

IF you mean to have access to the entire site of Futures.io and the elite downloads, Yes you need to be an Elite Member.
The membership gives you much more value than simply downloads. The community is a great resource and I highly recommend it.

If you are only looking for downloads, you may find what you want elsewhere but without much support or in many cases, someone that offers to sell what you need at a ridiculous price.

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is paying the only way to become a member?

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No. if you are posting, then you are already a member.

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sorry. it is a separate section.
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is paying the only way to become a member?

Plenty in the free sections. If you find your time here usefull, why not become a member and get more involved. Many have found it useful.

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Plenty in the free sections. If you find your time here usefull, why not become a member and get more involved. Many have found it useful.

thank you... how do I find the free sections here?

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thank you... how do I find the free sections here?

Pretty sure its the entire forum with the exception of the elite circle. Someone correct me if im wrong.

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thank you... how do I find the free sections here?

If you are not Elite then anything you have access to is a free section. @bobwest

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Greetings, I'm here to try to find MACD BB indicator for regular MultiCharts. NOT the .NET version


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thank you... how do I find the free sections here?


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If you are not Elite then anything you have access to is a free section. @bobwest

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@DavidHP is correct. You are in the free section.

As to downloads, there is only one non-Elite indicator download, PriceActionSwing, a zig-zag type indicator for NinjaTrader. Everything else is Elite. FYI, I did a search of the MulitCharts indicators, and MACD BB was not among them.

Although indicator downloads are available to Elite members of this forum, they are not the point of Elite membership, which is about sharing trading experiences within a large community. You are welcome to join, if after getting a look at what is going on in the public forums you like what you see, but you should know that this is basically not an indicator site. There is much more to it.

No problem if you're just looking for an indicator, but this is not really the site for that. If you want an exchange of views and experiences from other traders, that's what it's for. You will find stress-free, civil sharing and supportive members.

I hope you find what you're after, whatever you decide that is.

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@DavidHP is correct. You are in the free section.

As to downloads, there is only one non-Elite indicator download, PriceActionSwing, a zig-zag type indicator for NinjaTrader. Everything else is Elite. FYI, I did a search of the MulitCharts indicators, and MACD BB was not among them.

Although indicator downloads are available to Elite members of this forum, they are not the point of Elite membership, which is about sharing trading experiences within a large community. You are welcome to join, if after getting a look at what is going on in the public forums you like what you see, but you should know that this is basically not an indicator site. There is much more to it.

No problem if you're just looking for an indicator, but this is not really the site for that. If you want an exchange of views and experiences from other traders, that's what it's for. You will find stress-free, civil sharing and supportive members.

I hope you find what you're after, whatever you decide that is.

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OK, I stand corrected.

The point about downloads and Elite is still the same. You may, of course, do as you think best.

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1,140 DAYS ?! What's my excuse ? Well all I've got is , one K. Whitney came out with some fancy software that seemed to do every thing but feed you and read you a bed time story , and I was quite intimidated ! When I first came across this whole trading thing in the mid nineties , it was agriculture and metals and if you were smart , you avoided the financials . This is how it ( futures ) was explained to me . Who told me this ? Well , there was this fellow - Ken Roberts , out of Texas and he was offering this course you see ( I can hear laughter now ) - some thing called TWMPUM (?) It's a long story but you've heard the saying " a little knowledge is a dangerous thing " ? Back then it was pen , newspaper and the landline , and you had to learn and use the correct phrases when speaking to the broker ! Folks will chat about " blowing up " their account , but for me , it was basically watching a good sized aircraft struggle down the runway , get a few meters into the air , crash back down , and then just burn and burn at the end of the runway …! - fast forward to 2006 and here in the GTA ( north side of lake Ontario ) REDLIGHT GREENLIGHT was sweeping through - lots of HYPE I knew it as FOREX MADE EASY ( more laughter ? ) But wait !! ….. you'll choke on this : It worked for me !! $1,200 CDN per year and it did what it was supposed to do ! So , what happened ? Well lots happened : between mergers and repeated buy outs , the software being sold off ( as best as I can tell ) , and ( for me ) market conditions changing , I just quietly parted ways with the last broker I was with , and parked everything . My account had been passed around a few times ... Then it was quiet for a while, and then some where around 2014-2015 these new terms began to appear . DOM , PRICE LADDER , ORDER FLOW, and so on. Heck I was just getting a handle on candle sticks , and now this ? lol . I then sort of turned my back on trading but now, I'm curious as to how things are working out with this " new tech." Can I make it work ?

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 oxydaemon 
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Hi, I'm a newbie trader from Hong Kong, a few years under my belt, lots to learn, and finding more things to learn every day!

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I'm really enjoying all the conversation and posts on this forum :-)

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Hi, I'm a newbie trader from Hong Kong, a few years under my belt, lots to learn, and finding more things to learn every day!

Trading Stocks, Options and of course, Futures

I'm really enjoying all the conversation and posts on this forum :-)


Welcome to the forum! Be curious in the threads and discussions and take part in them. Hope to see you in the threads.

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Hey guys,

I traded the first time just for fun with 16 years on a demo account with FX. Somehow I didn't keep to it, though I sometimes during time observed the market like DOW DAX and some others just for getting a feeling.
1,5 years ago (about 6 years later) I started with trading Cryptos where I first blow up my total account during 8 months. Still I followed the market movements of Cryptos.
Some weeks ago I came back to Forex and now switched to Futures, which works best for me so far.
After trading a while on a demo account I now want to open a live account but my application got declined because my total net worth is really small.
I applied for the NinjaTrader Brokerage. So I wanted to ask you guys, if someone knows a FCM that accepts a small net worth and small minimum account balance. The broker should get a direct datafeed from CME like Dorman or I mean the broker should supply the same market as most brokers do.
Should I maybe start an extra thread for this question?

Greetings!

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 NW Trader 
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Hi, I'm a newbie trader from Hong Kong, a few years under my belt, lots to learn, and finding more things to learn every day!

Trading Stocks, Options and of course, Futures

I'm really enjoying all the conversation and posts on this forum :-)

Welcome to the community and good luck with your trading!

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 BradM 
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Newbie working in Houston TX. but reside in Manhattan, KS. No I'm not a Jayhawk fan. Oilfield engineer nearing retirement age. A new trading career would allow me to spend more time at home. Would love to be able to work a couple hours a day to keep my mind fresh and keep some revenue coming in the door. Would like to do the learning and feel the pain of learning while I'm still earning an income to cover for my mistakes.

I'm looking forward to the experience on this forum to help me find the right path.

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Newbie working in Houston TX. but reside in Manhattan, KS. No I'm not a Jayhawk fan. Oilfield engineer nearing retirement age. A new trading career would allow me to spend more time at home. Would love to be able to work a couple hours a day to keep my mind fresh and keep some revenue coming in the door. Would like to do the learning and feel the pain of learning while I'm still earning an income to cover for my mistakes.

I'm looking forward to the experience on this forum to help me find the right path.

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I think you've got the right idea to learn this business while still having an income from another source. I think many people think they can read a book or take a course and suddenly start bringing in $100k or more per year. Of course, much of that expectation is due to the unscrupulous advertising that some people selling books and courses put out there.
This is a great community with people like myself just learning and a lot of more experienced people who are willing to share their experience with anyone who has an open mind and is willing to listen.

Best of luck to you!

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Howzit guys. Been trading for a while. Concentrating mostly on price action, but still learning after 6 years in the game. The learning never stops.

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I've been studying for a year but ain't profitable yet.
An interview with John Grady brought me here.

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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and using NinjaTrader for about 2 years now. Hope to join some interesting discussions here.


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Hi. Been a member for a while, looking forward to learning a lot of great information. Thanks.

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Hi. I've only been a trader for a year this month. And, I've already learned that it's a challenging profession, but an awesome way of life. And, I'm finally doing something I can really relate to and enjoy.

Recently, I've been trying to leverage my past careers when possible, because why not? I've been: a CAD/Graphics designer, an independent PC Support Guy, a Trainer, a Programmer, and most recently a Project Manager.

When I was getting lost what to do next, I decided to organize my trading world using my PM skills. That really helped me start to feel organized. Obviously, it's not really a project (except maybe the start-up part), but I WAS able to see strategy adoption as an Agile Iterative Event, which has helped me put things into little tabs if nothing else.

First I keep my little ideas cataloged. Then I take an idea and can do an iteration involving research, development, testing and implementation.

I'm hopeful that this new approach, plus the discipline, plus taking the advice I'm hearing on FuturesIO will help me out of my slump.

My best lesson this year has been: Don't re-invent the wheel. Follow the advice you're getting, even when it looks like a lot of work, and you're more likely to be successful. Especially when you're hearing the same advice from many sources.

Lastly, a saying I made up for myself a while back reminds me to hang in there when it's worthwhile:
Everything good is born in pain.

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Hi all,
About 35 years trading. Trading US equities and Emini futures. I'm new to Market profile, TPO. Always learning!
Thanks, psp777

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I have been watching for a while am almost ready to be more involved.

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I have been watching for a while am almost ready to be more involved.

Good.

No one here bite you.

Most will welcome you. And don't worry about how you look if you start to post. You'll look just like the rest of us.... Working at it and trying to make it all work.

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HI ALL NEW BUT LEARNING 2YEAR EXPERIENCE TRADING AND GETTING FAMILIAR WITH THE PLATFORM AND READY TO GET INVOLVED

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HI ALL NEW BUT LEARNING 2YEAR EXPERIENCE TRADING AND GETTING FAMILIAR WITH THE PLATFORM AND READY TO GET INVOLVED



This is an excellent place to get involved, welcome!

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Hello All,

I started trading the high flying stocks of 1999, only to blow up my first account at the age of 17. This experience kept me away from stocks for a period of time and started to look into other ventures.

I started to get interested again, when 2007 showed up and I started to see certain actions that hit me straight in the gut and I moved everything to bonds, after seeing the a 13 % decline from the Peak. I got very lucky and I know it, but I was able to save my 401k.

You think I would be smart and buy toward the bottom, but I stayed in bonds pretty much until 2012. I knew I wasn't ready to trade, but I did read several books on portfolio management and have consistently performed well within market conditions, outperforming the SP500 most years. I always feel my luck will run out one day, but managing my accounts this way has worked well for me. I will continue to manage the majority of my money using these methods.

I'm actually in I.T. and specialize in Infrastructure, but I do have a Programming/Scripting Background. I now want open up a futures account and start trading Crude Oil and Gold. I have read "The Logical Trader" and this book resonates with me as Mark Fisher's methods make sense to me. I have tweaked them in a way, using some additional indicators that I have programmed in Trading view.


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Hello, I have been trading for almost 4 years. Just started in the Futures Markets. I cant say I am a consistence trader. Looking to actually learn and be full time. I would say I have been behind the screen learning to trade for more than 300 hours. That is just learning. I still have not figured it out to be profitable. I need to work on all aspects of my trading so I am still searching for what works for me. I figure if I follow the experts I will pick up on something soon. But glad to have a forum like. Never knew there was one that had alot of people willing to help. Glad I found it.

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Hello All,

I started trading the high flying stocks of 1999, only to blow up my first account at the age of 17. This experience kept me away from stocks for a period of time and started to look into other ventures.

I started to get interested again, when 2007 showed up and I started to see certain actions that hit me straight in the gut and I moved everything to bonds, after seeing the a 13 % decline from the Peak. I got very lucky and I know it, but I was able to save my 401k.

You think I would be smart and buy toward the bottom, but I stayed in bonds pretty much until 2012. I knew I wasn't ready to trade, but I did read several books on portfolio management and have consistently performed well within market conditions, outperforming the SP500 most years. I always feel my luck will run out one day, but managing my accounts this way has worked well for me. I will continue to manage the majority of my money using these methods.

I'm actually in I.T. and specialize in Infrastructure, but I do have a Programming/Scripting Background. I now want open up a futures account and start trading Crude Oil and Gold. I have read "The Logical Trader" and this book resonates with me as Mark Fisher's methods make sense to me. I have tweaked them in a way, using some additional indicators that I have programmed in Trading view.


Feel free to message me about anything Markets or I.T in particular. All Feedback, comments and helpful advice are welcome.

Welcome to the community. Oil and gold are two of the markets I follow and trade so I'll be interested to watch your progress. Best of luck to you!

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Hello, I have been trading for almost 4 years. Just started in the Futures Markets. I cant say I am a consistence trader. Looking to actually learn and be full time. I would say I have been behind the screen learning to trade for more than 300 hours. That is just learning. I still have not figured it out to be profitable. I need to work on all aspects of my trading so I am still searching for what works for me. I figure if I follow the experts I will pick up on something soon. But glad to have a forum like. Never knew there was one that had alot of people willing to help. Glad I found it.

Welcome! Wow, with that much time already spent learning I suspect you'll have things to share. Best of luck in your trading!

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Hi everyone! I am new to Futures.io, and looking forward to interacting with some like-minded traders. I have been trading since 2009, and I use a combination of Elliott Wave and trend following techniques. Wave C is my best friend! I day-trade crude oil futures via CL and QM, but I also occasionally trade GC, MGC, ES, and MES. I trade from about 4am to 8:30am PST. I use the hourly chart to identify big setups, and then use 3 tick-based charts simultaneously for my entries and targets (like 200/500/1500 for CL).

Looking forward to sharing ideas and learning from the group.

Cheers -

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Vancouver, WA
 
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Newbie working in Houston TX. but reside in Manhattan, KS. No I'm not a Jayhawk fan. Oilfield engineer nearing retirement age. A new trading career would allow me to spend more time at home. Would love to be able to work a couple hours a day to keep my mind fresh and keep some revenue coming in the door. Would like to do the learning and feel the pain of learning while I'm still earning an income to cover for my mistakes.

I'm looking forward to the experience on this forum to help me find the right path.

Thanks

BradM

Hey Brad, it looks like you and I are around the same point on the path. I am a mechanical consulting engineer nearing retirement age but just wanting to slow down on engineering and keep the lights on. I dabbled for many years but didn't get serious until about 5 months ago. It seems to me the people making the big money in this business are the ones selling "ed-u-ma-cation" to folks like you and me. This forum seems to be one of the best values and a great help all along the way. All the best to you, brother! --Jeff

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...I've been trying to leverage my past careers when possible...

Lastly, a saying I made up for myself a while back reminds me to hang in there when it's worthwhile:
Everything good is born in pain.

Quixo/Fischer


Hey, I like your saying -- a more profound way of saying no pain, no gain.

As to past careers and discipline, I think you are onto something and I am trying to find a balance in those aspects. It seems to me at some point, I need to stop buying more tools and start building this thing with the tools I have. And we can apply our experience and knowledge to getting on the right path.

Wishing you less pain and more gain! --Jeff

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Hi everyone! I am new to Futures.io, and looking forward to interacting with some like-minded traders. I have been trading since 2009, and I use a combination of Elliott Wave and trend following techniques. Wave C is my best friend! I day-trade crude oil futures via CL and QM, but I also occasionally trade GC, MGC, ES, and MES. I trade from about 4am to 8:30am PST. I use the hourly chart to identify big setups, and then use 3 tick-based charts simultaneously for my entries and targets (like 200/500/1500 for CL).

Looking forward to sharing ideas and learning from the group.

Cheers -

Hey treehousetrader, I am just down the road and across the river from you. The Northwest USA contingent is growing. It looks like you are above the water line on this boat -- good for you. Welcome! --Jeff

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Hi guys! I live in the Philippines and I would like to day trade. As far as I know, day trading in my country is very difficult due to a relatively low volume and underdeveloped trading systems (shorting cannot be done, a stop loss cannot be set, only limit orders can be placed).
Are there any Filipinos here who are actively trading the PSE or the foreign markets? If so, please reach out to me. I really would like some mentoring, even for a fee..
Thanks in advance.

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Howdy!

Did the pennystock thing a few years ago, made a decent amount of money, but hated the emotional swings of discretionary trading (huge stress in the morning). It felt like gambling and frankly, if I'm going to flip coins might as well go to the casino and get "free" drinks while I'm at it. Took my winnings and had a nice christmas, and kept my market interests on the back burner.

I'm a software dev, I read Flash Boys and of course, that got me thinking about retail algotrading. Picked up some books, decided I wanted to start looking at Futures. So I picked up a few Larry Williams books and have now supplemented with Davey and others for the algo/analysis side of things. I'm hoping to finally get serious again next year, but right now am in Information Hoovering mode.

Glad to meet you all and hope to be a productive member of the community.

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Lehi, UT, USA
 
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Hi,

I have been involved in with the markets and trading for about four years. I have read several books about trading, and I am most interested in futures and options. During this time I have mostly done paper trading of futures. I actively trade options live in some relatively small accounts (I am a fan of TastyTrade and their methods). I have enjoyed seeing success with these accounts.

I have done three combines with TopStepTrader (did not pass, but did improve) and I have come to realize I need a better plan and/or more practice. I like the pressure a combine puts on you, it's not quite paper trading (because what you paid for it is at risk), but not quite your own account capital at risk.

What has really got me fascinated with futures for the past year or so is using order flow methods to trade in and out of the market. I have learned a few methods on understanding the DOM and market/volume profile. I really want to know how successful proprietary traders do it.

I'm currently working on getting the Jigsaw daytradr platform & setting it up to use.

I am currently still in college, studying computer networking & security (....could end up being a network admin, but I would prefer full-time trading ).

Some of my top favorite books I have read, still reading or re-reading about trading:

Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas
Mind Over Markets by James Dalton, Eric Jones, Robert, Dalton
An End to the Bull by Gary Norden
Trend Following by Michael Covel
Option Volatility & Pricing by Sheldon Natenberg
The Option Trader's Hedge Fund by Dennis Chen, Mark Sebastian

I just joined elite membership, I really think this site has incredible, useful content. I want to help support it and use some of the included benefits.

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@root

All the best to you.

Some of those books on your list are industry standards, specifically Natenberg and Dalton.

Also Tom, Tony and all the people at tastyworks are beyond legit.

-Dan

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@root

All the best to you.

Some of those books on your list are industry standards, specifically Natenberg and Dalton.

Also Tom, Tony and all the people at tastyworks are beyond legit.

-Dan

Thanks for the reply @wldman !

I know the Tasty folks get considerable flak on Youtube and elsewhere (mainly because they are brokers with TastyWorks). But, their research and education just makes sense to me. It is nice to hear a comment about them like that.

Thanks again

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@root

I know Tom, Scott and Tony. Tony was still on the floor when I was there. ALL of their educational commentary is 100% consistent and legit. Folks might trade differently, but those guys are top notch. Our kids went to HS with Kristi's daughter...her and Tom are locals to me. They are great parents, excellent neighbors and cutting edge business people.

Anyone that finds a way to criticize them, personally or professionally should be discounted. Great people and excellent traders, period.

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I know Tom, Scott and Tony. Tony was still on the floor when I was there. ALL of their educational commentary is 100% consistent and legit. Folks might trade differently, but those guys are top notch. Our kids went to HS with Kristi's daughter...her and Tom are locals to me. They are great parents, excellent neighbors and cutting edge business people.

Anyone that finds a way to criticize them, personally or professionally should be discounted. Great people and excellent traders, period.

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Yes I watched those guys for daily almost a year and did very well with my account at Tasty. I don't even know why I stopped. Good people and great traders indeed.

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Hello Traders!

My name is Jacob and i'm from Poland. I'm part time Economy student and i'm about to get my master degree. Currently i'm working as a backoffice agent in big clothing brand but soon i'm leaving it for running my own IT business.

My trading career started 4 years ago with forex and cfds. I was doing it only as a hobby and additional income (i had some falls, but also a lot of great highlights and in general i'm in big green). This year i decided to start day trading and being entrepreneur on my own. I will try to get funded by one of proprietary trading companies and hopefully share happy story on this wonderful forum.

Thanks for email Big Mike!
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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum but have been passionate about trading ever since I was 14. Over the years, I’ve researched different methods on and off, but recently I really want to dig into the community and talk with different traders, learn from them. I started a cryptocurrency blog and my goal is to see what people think about the difference between traditional investing and crypto investing.

We’ve grown up thinking investing is just about the stock market but it’s evolving to adopt a new form of finance. Even though crypto is over a decade old, it’s still considered a relatively new type of investment and trade mechanism.

Anyways, I hope to learn a lot from this community!


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 Coolbreeze32 
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Hello All,
I'm fairly new here and still fairly new to trading. I tried Forex a few years back, and then joined a Forex MLM. Neither one really worked out, but it taught me that I didn't want to do trading. Around this same time, I started looking into trading penny stocks, but didn't move forward.

Fast forward to this year, I was introduced to Futures trading and some of the advantages of this over Forex. I've also started looking at Small Cap trading.

Yes, I'm all over the place. Part of my issue is that I very interested when I'm introduced to it, but find it hard to get really good info to get started. I've read a few books and looked at 100s of videos, but still having trouble finding useful info. This isn't to say it isn't good, but it hasn't helped.

At any rate, I'm hear to learn what I can and hopefully help others. I'll probably join the Elite Circle this month.

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 ckasapa 
New York +NY/USA
 
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Hi everybody,

I am new to trading, not so young and look forward to learn ahd share with the community.
I am grateful for the ideas shared and also I hope I will contribute and share from my side as I learn.
Nice to be here.

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 Tradenator 
Victoria, Canada
 
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Hello all!

I am excited to have joined this wonderful community. Over the last year I have had a few of my questions answered just by reading posts on this website. Today, after searching through the forums for some information again, I decided that I wanted to join in on the fun!

I started playing around with trading when I was 18, putting money in long term investments like Disney, Tesla, etc. I made really good money over the years, so I decided that I should try my hand at day trading. So about a year and a half ago I sat down and started learning, as well as trading... no patients, no profits haha. So now I am in simulation, trading mainly crude oil, and sometimes the ES. I am up this month, and I believe I am on the verge of being profitable. I finally had an paradigm shift, and realized there are amazing set ups literally every single day, I just have to wait for those moments!

Anyways, I am really happy to be able to be a part of this community. Thanks all, hope to talk soon.


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 NW Trader 
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Hi everybody,

I am new to trading, not so young and look forward to learn ahd share with the community.
I am grateful for the ideas shared and also I hope I will contribute and share from my side as I learn.
Nice to be here.

Welcome! Dive right in, you'll find lots of friendly folks here.

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Hi guys, I registered here a little while ago but only came back recently! I am very much an amateur trader in the process of developing my overall workflow, I have been studying the game for around 18 months total now. I was introduced to trading initially from my interest in Bitcoin. I have learned to trade exclusively on Crypto based products (mainly BitMEXs XBT/USD Perpetual Swap which does around $6 billion in volume daily, it's the most liquid contract in crypto).

I am a big fan of Auction Market Theory and the main tools I use are Market Profile, VWAP and Price action, with some support from my (limited) orderflow skills for which I use a Footprint chart and Cumulative Delta.

It looks like there is a tonne of great content on here so look forward to diving into that!

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Hello, I've been on/off studying market structure trading for a couple of years now.

I've recently finished some other big projects in my life and can now focus 100% on this. Looking forward to learning and contributing where I can.

Cheers.

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davidbios
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I am new in trading and love to learn


its great to find this amazing community and i'm glad i am here in my beginning.

thanks again for the warm welcome.

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Kiavash
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HI to Mike and all,

I started with trading 2 months ago and made some gains and losses on Gold CFDs. During trading I realized there was something wrong with the system so I started to invest more in study and now I am at the point of learning to trade futures and looking for a good Volume/Footprint analysis system, which brought me to futures.io and I am thankfull for all ur efforts for this site.

I hope to learn a lot from u guys and maybe also to find a good, not so pricy Footprint analysis system to trade.

I wish us all a good trading with a lot of fun and joy and gains

Kia

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 numberjuani 
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HI to Mike and all,

I started with trading 2 months ago and made some gains and losses on Gold CFDs. During trading I realized there was something wrong with the system so I started to invest more in study and now I am at the point of learning to trade futures and looking for a good Volume/Footprint analysis system, which brought me to futures.io and I am thankfull for all ur efforts for this site.

I hope to learn a lot from u guys and maybe also to find a good, not so pricy Footprint analysis system to trade.

I wish us all a good trading with a lot of fun and joy and gains

Kia



Kia,
Whatever system you choose to trade, please ask whoever is selling it to you for verifiable proof of profitability. Account statements, backtests, some kind of hard proof they’re not just selling you a complex system that keeps you chasing your tail.
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Snowtiger
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Hi to Mike and all!

Well I started trading about 15 years ago now.
I started in futures. Currently I'm in forex.
I've also handled different businesses alongside trading, also taking some time outs from trading a few times over that period.
Keen to network and share experiences/views with other traders.
I'm looking to expand my business side of trading too.
I'm in the Bristol area but visit London and other places in Europe.
Its nice to see such a mix of different traders ranging from newbies to longtimers such as me.
Kind regards
TT

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Tampa, FL
 
 
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I am a complete newbie and am looking forward to learning all I can.
Thank you Big Mike!

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 redneck4Christ 
Vancouver, WA
 
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HI to Mike and all,

... now I am at the point of learning to trade futures and looking for a good Volume/Footprint analysis system, which brought me to futures.io and I am thankfull for all ur efforts for this site.

I hope to learn a lot from u guys and maybe also to find a good, not so pricy Footprint analysis system to trade.

I wish us all a good trading with a lot of fun and joy and gains

Kia

Hi Kia & Welcome!

Have you looked at Sierra Chart?

FuturesTrade71 on futures.io has a prop-shop type group at ConvergentTrading.com and he uses footprint charts. He has videos on futures.io & YouTube.

TradePro Academy also uses Sierra Chart and has templates and info about setting it up.

God speed!

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 NW Trader 
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I am a complete newbie and am looking forward to learning all I can.
Thank you Big Mike!

You're at the right place. Plenty of friendly and experienced folks here. Just dive in and share your journey.

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Trading in US options on ETFs from Singapore. Due to time-zone difference, 12 hours ahead of NY, only have 2-3 hours of trading time. Recently started learning about futures and have opened an account with AMP Futures. Using Sierra Charts. Lost a lot in the first 10 -15 years but have slowly started becoming profitable. Learning how to use Multi-time frame charts helped.

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kasuf
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I a new user in this forum! how to download?

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I am getting back into trading after a long break. My first venture was with reading Trading for a living and using the Triple Screen System. I was using MetaStock and traded futures. Was up about 30% the first week and thought wow this is great I am going to be a millionaire. I got overconfident traded off the system and there went my account. So, I am back at it now and going to test the Triple Screen System first and try to add to it with NeuroShell, a neural network program/add-in, and add some intermarket relationships if I can find predictive value. Using TradeStation and Interactive Brokers now. I am a registered investment adviser and focus on the cleantech and SRI/ESG there. This trading is for personal funds at this point. Hoping to learn more from all of you here and contribute if I can.
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I a new user in this forum! how to download?

There is a download area and some users link downloads to their posts.
However, your areas of access are limited if you are not an elite member.

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This site is such a great resource for aspiring and professional traders. Thanks for all the time spent on this great site!

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Volkaracho
Bangkok Thailand
 
 
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Hello everybody and many thanks to Mike for this
Forum. I am a flight attendant from Germany for more than 20 years.
I trade for many years but never fulltime.
Sometimes more sometimes less my trading account was up and down many times.
I try to get into automatic trading since a short time, because I believe this is the future and it should be the best for my situation - traveling a lot and not every day able to go online - sometimes with a lot of time sometimes with very little time.
Unfortunately I am not very skilled with computers.
I traded everything firts Stocks than CFDs and now I get more and more into the future market basically for swing Trading. I am looking forward to try my first strategies, but I still struggle to understand and use the programs and to learn to code easylanguage

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 Jelelg 
Dothan Alabama United States
 
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I'm not completely new to trading, but I'd consider myself intermediate (breakeven stage). I was attracted to the stock market after the Bitcoin bubble. I happened to buy some bitcoin, Ethereum and litecoin about a month and a half before it skyrocketed, then plummeted back down in early 2018. I profited a few thousand in that but would have much more had I known what the heck I was doing. But that event got me interested in learning the markets and I began my education in January 2018.
The education I chose was geared to day trading low float stocks that were gapping premarket. It was very fast paced and even though I did ok on a simulator, it was just too fast for me. Plus, I didn't have $25,000 to day trade stocks like that. And I figured I'd lose it if I did! I discovered futures, particularly the Emini S&P. I practiced it on a simulator for several months and also swing traded stocks in a live account. The stock trading was about breakeven minus commissions but I didn't have a real strategy. My goal of getting to trade a live futures account became much more accessible when the Micro Eminis came out in May 2019. I sim traded 1 strategy that I put together myself and was doing well, but when I went to live account, I did something stupid and added an indicator I had never used in the simulator. Thankfully, I did know what risk management was and didn't blow my small account, but that first week, I did move a couple of stops which I swore I'd never do in a live account. Never say never! It took me 18 trades to lose $50 (that was mostly commissions). However, my oldest daughter was getting married in a couple of weeks so I figured I'd better lay off of trading until the wedding was over. BUT... I was emotional one day and I thought I was too scared to ever trade my live account again. I panicked, traded live and lost another $50 in about two hours (8 trades). Why in the world would I do that? Because I wanted to prove I wasn't afraid to do it again. Well, not only did I prove what a chicken I am, I lost more money in the process.
About a month and a half later, I've put a system together that I have committed to for a year. It works more than it fails. I've had to work on ME a whole lot more than any system. I haven't moved a stop in 2 months. That's huge for me! Today is my first day trading live again, and my set up never happened, though I usually have about 2 setups per day at least. Another big mile stone here, I didn't make up a trade when I didn't see one for my strategy. I was able to sit on my hands.
My plan is to trade 5-10 times a week, no more. I have set hours now and I don't look at charts to trade outside those hours. (I do study charts a lot outside that time.)
I've never blown up an account, but I've never grown one at this point either. I have a lot of work left to do on myself though I have come a long way. I know this is a long introduction, but I hope to learn a lot here as well as help those not as far along on their journey as I, even if it's to share the stupid stuff I've done with a buy/sell button.
Oh, and I am a perfectionist to the core. As a veterinarian, I was trained to get it right most of the time and that has been my biggest struggle. Learning to lose and be okay with it.
Thanks for reading and God bless everyone.

JJ

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I'm not completely new to trading, but I'd consider myself intermediate (breakeven stage).

My plan is to trade 5-10 times a week, no more. I have set hours now and I don't look at charts to trade outside those hours. (I do study charts a lot outside that time.)
JJ

Sounds like you've put a lot of time into this already. You'll find a lot of helpful, experienced people here, all you have to do is ask. I look forward to seeing the reports of your progress. Good luck with your trading!

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 xueaaron 
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Hi, Mike and traders:

I am a personal trader in Shanghai. I am glad to join this community today.

I start forex CFD trading 3 years ago get profit in the first year, but lose in the 2nd and 3rd year. then i start to trading futures such as ES, NQ, QM, GC with currency futures as well. I hope i can get $500 every day for a living this is hard so far, but it is my first target. If i failed that means i can not trading for living. Hope i can pass through this stage.

I hope i can learn and advance with your guys and if you live in Shanghai area we can discuss more.

Thanks
Aaron

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Hi, Mike and traders:

I am a personal trader in Shanghai. I am glad to join this community today.

I start forex CFD trading 3 years ago get profit in the first year, but lose in the 2nd and 3rd year. then i start to trading futures such as ES, NQ, QM, GC with currency futures as well. I hope i can get $500 every day for a living this is hard so far, but it is my first target. If i failed that means i can not trading for living. Hope i can pass through this stage.

I hope i can learn and advance with your guys and if you live in Shanghai area we can discuss more.

Thanks
Aaron


Hi,
I am an intermediate trader and just joined this forum on 9/20/2019 myself. Glad you are here.
I don't live in Shanghai, but I see something in your post that grabs me, because that is how I was thinking before too. I was thinking that I had to make so much money a day in order to be successful. And, of course, if we want to make a living at trading, we have to make a certain amount of money per day, week, month...

I had to stop looking at trading in that way. For me to move forward, I had to stop focusing on how much money I had to have per day. It's like standing on the sidewalk in front of a skyscraper. We have to look way up to see the top, if we can see it at all. But we know there is a way to get to the top of the sky scraper, but first, we have to look at the door in front of us, at eye level. It is easy to walk through the door and find the stair case. (trading is more like a stair case for most people, instead of the elevator!) Then, take one step at a time until, eventually, we are at the top of the building. It was hard, it took some time, but focusing on one step at a time is the only way to give yourself a CHANCE to succeed.

Your $500 per day is at the top of the sky scraper. Your strategy, that has been back tested and works, is the door leading inside the sky scraper. Once you have a strategy that you know works, focus on implementing it, and only that one strategy. Then, you get on the stair case by trading that one strategy and keeping a journal for every trade. You must be able to go back and analyze EVERY trade in order to improve. When I did this, most of my improvement was on myself. What I mean is, I had to train myself to keep the rules of my strategy, no matter what. No stop moving, no target moving for now, I just have to trade my strategy, no matter how much money I make or lose right now. In fact, I'm better off not having my P & L in front of me while I trade. I do better to check it at the end of the day or even the week.

I didn't mean for this post to be so long. The main point: Focus on your strategy and the process of improving yourself. (Keep your trading rules that you write down when you are not emotional, so you know what to do when you are emotional in a trade). For me, once I was able to follow my rules, I am able to focus a little more on my strategy and how I can improve it. I can make $5 a week consistently right now. Next week, who knows? But I'm climbing those steps and at some point, if I keep my focus on the system and myself, that $5 will become $50/week, then $500/week, and yes, $5000/week, but it won't happen next week. But I believe it will happen if I'm patient and CONSISTENT. As long as I had to focus on the money, I was going backwards. Focus on your strategy and on improving and the money will come later.

I sure hope this helps put things into perspective and I hope I didn't bore you.

JJ

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Hi I'm WELD,

and I don't trade futures (yet) but I hope to learn and give a bit despite.
There are very few places in the web that are helpful bc most just want you to subscribe or sell you something.
This here looked more down to earth so I joined even though the focus may be a bit more on futures.
Candlesticks after all, right?

Cheers!

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Glad to have found this forum. I've been trading Options the past 4 months or so, a fair amount of education about it, but not to much experience yet.

Mike

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Hi I'm WELD,

and I don't trade futures (yet) but I hope to learn and give a bit despite.
There are very few places in the web that are helpful bc most just want you to subscribe or sell you something.
This here looked more down to earth so I joined even though the focus may be a bit more on futures.
Candlesticks after all, right?

Cheers!

We have all type of traders around here. Futures and others, I trade all with the hope of making an income. Welcome and good luck.

K

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Good morning everyone!

I have been trading for some years now but I want to introduce myself to the world of futures trading using orderflow, volume profile etc. So very nice to be here!

Before looking for expensive courses etc. I would like to look for free info on the internet to investigate.

Could you recommend books, guides, webpages etc. for me as a beginner regarding orderflow, volume profile etc?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Greetings from Spain

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Good morning from downunder. In 1962, I started using my employer's mainframe computer for trading US stocks and have never stopped. In 1964, I purchased that computer (for $100,000) when my employer upgraded and placed it in my broker's office. Since then, of course, I have used more modern tools (TradeStation, MetaStock, MT4, VantagePoint AI, etc.).

I use TradeStation for my automated futures trading, doing about 5 trades per day. I use VantagePoint to help me select stocks and options to trade in my IB account.

The last two years have been spent working on systems that "adapt" to the market.

I trade stocks, bonds, futures, currencies and options every day.

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Hello everyone.....

I am a Spanish trader with fifty years in fight with the markets.

Thank you this forum, I can know many kinds of see the markets and has been a tree of new and profitable ideas.

If anybody travel to Spain.... Here will welcome as a true friend.

A greeting.

(And sorry for the language)

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I'm not completely new to trading, but I'd consider myself intermediate (breakeven stage). <...>

My plan is to trade 5-10 times a week, no more. I have set hours now and I don't look at charts to trade outside those hours. (I do study charts a lot outside that time.)
I've never blown up an account, but I've never grown one at this point either. I have a lot of work left to do on myself though I have come a long way. I know this is a long introduction, but I hope to learn a lot here as well as help those not as far along on their journey as I, even if it's to share the stupid stuff I've done with a buy/sell button.
Oh, and I am a perfectionist to the core. As a veterinarian, I was trained to get it right most of the time and that has been my biggest struggle. Learning to lose and be okay with it.
Thanks for reading and God bless everyone.

JJ

Jelelg, I recommend you read a book written by an exceptional trader from Alabama, Corey Rosenbloom: "The Complete Trading Course" Corey is now on staff at TheoTrade. As an engineer, I feel your pain and relate to your perfectionist proclivity. Corey is a perfectionist as well. BTW, Corey now lives in LA -- no, not Lower Alabama -- the LA on the Left Coast.

God bless you as well!

Jeff

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